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Leading Aircraftman George Arthur SMITH (1247881) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Death of Death 1944-08-04 .
Burial/Commemoration Details : 8. L. 8. at Ranchi War Cemetery, India
More Details: SON OF GEORGE ALFRED SMITH, AND OF MARY REBECCA SMITH, OF BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON.
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|AIR81/8026||Sergeant W Walker, Sergeant T C Quinlan: killed; Sergeant W R Davey, Sergeant W Watson, Sergeant L Hill, Sergeant G A Smith: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight over Hamburg, Germany, Wellington R1800, 101 Squadron, 3 August 1941. With photograph.||C16757323|
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