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    Default 440731 - Unaccounted airman - 31-7-1944

    Looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
    AUS420985 F/O John K. NEWTH - RAAF - missing 31-7-1944 and his name commemorated Column 281 of the Alamein Memorial.
    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    AWM Nominall Roll says 244 Squadron.

    Honour Roll says Died South Coast of Arabia.

    his caualty file seems to be missing but his name appears in the casualty file for
    SWIRE, Conrad Clifford - (Flying Officer); Service Number - 413913; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Dakota KG690; Place - West of Cape Risut, South Arabian Coast; Date - 31 July 1944

    And the following names have been transcribed from Swires Casualty report.SCHUTTE C J K – (Lieutenant); Service Number – 102459V

    GLENNY J H S – (Lieutenant); Service Number – 328720V
    PENNINGTON G C – (Lieutenant); Service Number – 542660V
    BORAINE R B – (Sergeant); Service Number – 579952V
    HOSMER R – (Sergeant); Service Number – 572229V
    CHAPMAN L W – (Pilot Officer); Service Number – 179798 Passenger
    COLLETT V J – (Aircraftman); Service Number – 1505768 Passenger
    RATHBONE J – (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number – 970540 Passenger
    LOVE R J – (Warrant Officer); Service Number – R152695 Passenger
    HOLDER W E – (Aircraftman 2); Service Number – 1671752 Passenger
    CLARK A W – (Aircraftman 2); Service Number – 1348316 Passenger
    HEATH F L – (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number – 1507576 Passenger
    COLTON W G – (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number – 1648454 Passenger
    WHELPN J – (Corporal); Service Number – 527883 Passenger
    PERRING A – (Corporal); Service Number – 1225305 Passenger
    NEWTH J K – (Flying Officer); Service Number – A420985 Passenger
    RANDALL D V – (Pilot Officer); Service Number – 178896 Passenger
    McINTOSH J A P – (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number – 1374300 Passenger
    LINEGAR A – (Sergeant); Service Number – R515427 Passenger
    TURNER A – (Aircraftman I); Service Number – 1833224 Passenger
    JOHNSON A – (Corporal); Service Number – 905035 Passenger
    GILES R E – (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number – 1215493 Passenger
    GOWLAND T – (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number – 1484816 Passenger
    BUTLER N O – (Flying Officer); Service Number – 122913 Passenger
    EDMONDSTON G – (Aircraftman I); Service Number – 1302762 Passenger
    MAWER L – (Aircraftman I); Service Number – 1091453 Passenger
    ADAN Ali 9Mohammed); Passenger
    DERIA Jama (Mohammed); Passenger
    DERIA Hersi (Mohammed); Passenger
    JAMA Issa – (Mohammed); Passenger
    HERSI Ali (Said); Passenger


    Aircraft may have been with SAAF 44 Squadron.

    Mentioned here:
    http://www.dc-3.co.za/saaf-daks.html
    http://www.warmemorial.firstworldwarrelics.co.uk/html/raf_wwii.html

    I'm sure there is a world of corrections to be made to the above but tis a start.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Probably 244 Sq. Wellington KG690 crashed on Comms Flt. 30 miles from Salalah. Butler, Chapman, Collett, Colton, Edmonston, Giles, Linegar, Love, McIntosh, Perring, Randall, Rathbone aboard (TSGNO).
    Boraine,Glenny, Hosmer,Pennington, Schutte on 44 (SAAF) Sq. Dakota KG960 flew into cliffs also near Salalah.
    Unaccounted for Newth & Swire both ascribed to 244 Sq.

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    The KG310 to KG809 batch were all Dakota's per the lists Ross gave us years ago, probably an assumption by Allison based on 244 Sqn equipment.

    Mentioned here in 244 Sqn newsletter also: http://www.rquirk.com/med/244sqn/244news/244newsn30.pdf

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2373-Serial-Numbers-Types
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 10th May 2011 at 08:01. Reason: Added serial thread.
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    Asked for one and got a bunch; thanks friends for this info. I've Allison's TSGNO and Brent's '85 Years of SAAF' and with a wonderful access to the NAA will finally have all info looking for.
    Regards to all,
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    Asked for one and got a bunch; thanks friends for this info. I've Allison's TSGNO and Brent's '85 Years of SAAF' and with a wonderful access to the NAA will finally have all info looking for.
    Regards to all,
    Henk.
    Hello, Derek Randall (RANDALL D V – (Pilot Officer); Service Number – 178896 Passenger) was my mother's fiancιe - I found the information in her papers recently. His mother was told that it was a Dakota aircraft that crashed, one body recovered, eleven fell into the sea and 20 more were found 200 feet below the cliff, 600 feet above sea level. She was told that the petrol tanks exploded on impact and all would have been killed instantly. So very sad! He was just 24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynneH13 View Post
    Hello, Derek Randall (RANDALL D V – (Pilot Officer); Service Number – 178896 Passenger) was my mother's fiancιe - I found the information in her papers recently. His mother was told that it was a Dakota aircraft that crashed, one body recovered, eleven fell into the sea and 20 more were found 200 feet below the cliff, 600 feet above sea level. She was told that the petrol tanks exploded on impact and all would have been killed instantly. So very sad! He was just 24.
    Hello,

    I realise this thread is a few years old and it is pushing my luck but it would be great to contact LynneH13. I am a relative of Derek Randall and it would be interesting to exchange information.
    Last edited by JamesLlew; 29th May 2019 at 17:40.

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    James,

    I took the liberty of sending Lynne an email on your behalf.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default Derek Randall

    Thank you, I have had an interesting and detailed mail exchange with Lynne

    James,

    I took the liberty of sending Lynne an email on your behalf.

    Regards,

    Dave[/QUOTE]

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