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    Default Sgt Maurice William Neville - 61 Sqn - 11 Oct 1940

    Does anyone have any information on the fate of this airman?

    He is commemorated at Runnymede, as is his brother.

    Bomber Command Losses doesn't list him in the 1940 edition or on the on-line amendments, but he is listed in vol 9, the roll of honour.

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    Jim

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    Loss connected with Hampden P2082 (50/61 Sq. RoH)

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    This is from a thread on the Aviation Forum regarding crashes near Kiel, so perhaps it's a different a/c from 61 Sqn?

    5/6 November

    61 Sqn Hampden 1 P2082 QR-

    S/L J H R Oldfield
    Sgt R S E Hamilton
    Sgt J I Moyes
    Sgt A Robertson

    T/o Hemswell for operations over Keil Bay. Crashed into the Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal. The Crew are buried in the Kiel War Cemetary.

    There doesn't appear to be any other 61 Sqn casualties from 11 Oct, so either it was non-operational or perhaps he was wounded and died later.
    Last edited by dfuller52; 25th January 2011 at 18:41. Reason: addt'l info
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    Thanks for that Gents,

    Odd this one, I'm struggling with the Runnymede link.

    If he was an extra person on the Hampden, then why is he not recorded on the crew list?

    If it was non-op or a died of wounds case, then there would be remains to be buried?

    Bit of a mystery, maybe the ORB for the station is the way to go.

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    Jim,

    Neville is listed in the RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-48. Which generally speaking means he died overseas or off the coast, or no body to identify (missing) !

    Mark

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    Cheers for that, think I'll have to wait until I can see the ORB. I'm now wondering if he was in another aircraft of 61 Sqn, which for some reason he abandoned, and the aircraft landed safely hence no Bomber Command Losses entry.

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