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    Default 421202 - Unaccounted airman - 2-12-1942

    F/O Harold L.C. WOOLLEY - 89816 - 152 Sqn - died/was killed 2-12-1942 and lies buried in the Massicault War Cem., Tunisia. Cant find a matching Spitfire serial number. Those that come close are:
    Mk. V.B - ER671 - shot down near Souk el Arba, Tunisia - 29-11-1942
    Mk. IX - ER333 - shot down by fighters near Souk el Arba - 3-12-1942.
    Regards and thanks in advance for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Here is what Christopher Shores et al, has to say:

    Thursday, 3 December 1942.

    12 Spitfires of 152 Squadron also flew a sweep, but these were jumped by 30 bf 109s and Fw 190s, and retired in disorder, P/O Glenwright (J/10264 P/O George Edward GLENWRIGHT RCAF + 28-12-1942) being shot down, but returning later, and F/O 'Rollo' Woolley was last seen diving after an Fw190, but did not return.

    Fighters over Tunisia/86-90.

    Like the CWGC, the No.152 Sqn site*, also quotes Woolley's date of death as 2-12-1942. As most of the RAF material in FOT is sourced from the respective ORB's, I think FOT is more reliable.

    * http://www.152hyderabad.co.uk/html/roll_of_honour__1939-1945.html

    Col.
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    How did Corporal Hewitt end up being interred in Yokohama?

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...rthur-gilbert/


    Rank Name & Number Death Unit Country Cemetary / Memorial
    Corporal Arthur Gilbert HEWITT (633090) 1942-12-02 84 Sqdn Japan Yokohama War Cemetery

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    Thanks dave. I should brush up my google skills - I swear that site was third in my results list but I did not explore it fully!

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