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Thread: Unknown RCAF airman, 429 Sqdn, 22/06/1943, NL

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    Default Unknown RCAF airman, 429 Sqdn, 22/06/1943, NL

    On <a href='http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=54231&mode=1'>Flush ing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery</a> this unknown airman is buried:

    Unknown Canadian airman
    RCAF No 429 Sqn
    Died 22/06/1943
    Body was found near Wemeldinge in a floating rubber raft, with numbers 998 and 1000.

    He was buried 25/06/1940, in grave 3B No.160, 1 deep.

    In the same raft the body of Flight Sergeant (Bomb Aimer) <a href='http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2634819'>James P.G. O'Reilly</a> was found.

    Who can this unknown airman be?

    Source: <a href='http://www.hoebeke.com/nl/paginas/index.htm'>Slagveld Sloedam</a> - <a href='http://www.hoebeke.com/nl/detail-mil2.php3?recordID=999'>this page</a>

    Regards,

    Bart

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    According to:http://www.rcaf.com/6group/June43/june21~2243.html

    June 21/22, 1943

    F/Sgt E. Star RCAF and crew, flying Wellington X HZ-519 coded AL-L, failed to return from this operation.

    F/Sgt J. Kopchuk RCAF
    F/Sgt J. O’Reilly RCAF
    F/Sgt C. Orlinski RCAF
    F/Sgt W. Parkinson RCAF

    All were killed after being shot down by a Nightfighter into the sea.

    So I suppose the unknown is one of his crewmates...


    Pavel

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    F/Sgt J. O’Reilly
    F/Sgt J. Kopchuk
    F/Sgt C. Orlinski
    are all buried on Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery

    the possible names are:
    F/Sgt E. Star
    F/Sgt W. Parkinson

    so the probability is 50:50.

    Pavel

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    I know this is an old post, but Earnest Alexander Star trained with my father. I have 3 photos of "Shorty", as my father called him. They are from 1941 and identified as Regina, Sask. but one might be Edmonton. I don't have Star's service record. He is also remembered at the Lethbridge, Alberta cenotaph here: http://digitallibrary.uleth.ca/cdm/s...h/id/371/rec/1 States 3 bodies were recovered but not Star's.

    I believe he has a relative Stan Tanner living in Lethbridge, Alberta. If someone wanted to id the remains, that would be a good place to start.

    I can give you Stan's address and email if needed.

    Best regards,

    Daphne

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