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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 31-8-1940

    Most of following airmen may have been killed in air raids; Luftwaffe attacked aerodromes Hornchurch, Croydon, Debden, Biggin Hill, Hucknell, Fowlmere and Eastchurch.
    Looking for the places of death registration.

    A - Not listed Flight archives:
    LAC Cyril T.W. LEMAN - 951330

    B - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    AC2 Frederick C. BODIMEADE - 1255003 - 65 Sqn (Turnhouse, Midlothian)

    C - Killed on active service:
    LAC William J. BALDIE - 803619 - 603 Sqn (Hornchurch, Essex)
    LAC John E. DICKSON - 803583 - 603 Sqn
    AC2 John KAVANAGH - 1007783
    AC1 William WRIGHT - 810068 - 610 Sqn (Biggin Hill, Kent). He may have been killed this day or died of wounds sustained in air raid on Biggin Hill the day before.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Leman,22 is registered at Southampton(?Eastleigh),Bodimeade,20,Baldie,19,Dic kson,30 are all registered at Romford(Hornchurch),Kavanagh,24 is registered at Saffron Walden,(I think this means Debden).There are 2 possible William Wrights, one age 24 at Surrey N E and the other age23 is at Bromley(Biggin).
    For Boddimeade 65 Sqn were sent to Turnhouse only on 27/8/40 from Hornchurch( Jefford RAF Sqns) so he could still have been in the S of England and possibly posted to another Sqn
    Regards
    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 11th March 2008 at 07:59. Reason: Corrected a 65 Sqn name

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    Thanks Dick. I had WRIGHT's date of death 31th Aug., now checked CWGC-website and ascertained that this was Aug. 30th (age 22). So Bromley and Biggin Hill's air raid.
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    Hi Henk
    If you check back to earlier queries I remember Surrey S E as being associated with another B-o-B airfield and the other Wright, at 24, is a possible for someone in the RAF at the time.so you might have an extra airman that even you haven't accounted for!!
    All the Best
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    C T W Leman listed as DOAS in Casualty Communique 46. Flight September 26, 1940

    LEMAN - On August 31st, at Isolation Hospital. Southampton, Cyril. Air Force, aged 23, beloved son late Montagu Leman and Ethel M. Leman. Wellfield-Place Cardiff, and 1 Gloucester-terrace. Haverfordwest.
    Wednesday 04 September 1940, Western Mail, South Glamorgan, Wales

    Martyn

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