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    Hi All

    Confirmation needed for the following

    Spitfire VC, BR393 of No 92 Sqn
    Fg Off ROSE, GEOFFREY WYNDHAM (402954) RAAF; age: 22

    Spitfire VB, ER679 of No 111 Sqn
    Sgt LONGBOTTOM, GEORGE (1129770) RAFVR; age: 20

    Spitfire VB, ER162 or ER612 of No 601 Sqn
    Fg Off SAMUEL, FRANK BLELOCK (104454) RAFVR; age: 20

    Beaufighter VI, JL441 of No 2 (C) OTU
    Plt Off DIX, PETER NEWMAN (127985) RAFVR; age: 23

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    P/O Dix was killed along with P/O R.L. Hepburn in JL441
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thank fo that update Al, I don't know how I missed Hepburn

    Malcolm

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    AUS402954 F/O Geoffrey Wyndham ROSE RAAF, confirmed on No.92 Sqn Spitfire VcT BR393.

    www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z004_1.pdf

    See: p.420 of 534

    If pic needed, one here:

    http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P06900.001

    Subject also discussed here (LONGBOTTOM mentioned as well):

    www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7702-430108-Unaccounted-airmen-8-1-1943

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 18th November 2011 at 09:24.

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    Thanks Col

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    Could add following statement from CWGC re HEPBURN - JL441:

    Our records confirm the F/O Reginald Lionel Riddy Hepburn has been buried in Stanstead (Crystal Lake) Cemetery, Canada, since November 1943. He was killed on a training exercise near Bewholme, Yorkshire, on the 8th January 1943 and buried in Brandesburton (St.Mary) Churchyard, Yorkshire (UK.996) on 13th January.
    However, in September 1943 his uncle Lt.Col. (Canon) C.G. Hepburn, a Canadian Forces Chaplain wrote to us requesting that his nephew be exhumed, cremated and this ashes returned to his widowed mother. However, by the time we replied explaining that this would be contrary to the General Order prohibiting the return of Commonwealth military personnel, Canon Hepburn had succeeded in getting a Home Office exhumation license, had the body exhumed and cremated and was on his way back to Canada with the ashes.

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    Malcolm,

    Have SAMUEL on ER162.

    Henk.

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    Col, Malcolm,
    Air Britain has for BR393: 92 Sqn - missing "13"-1-1943.
    I've ROSE on ER593: Air Britain: 92 Sqn - missing, pres. shot down by Bf 109s - "8"-1-1943.
    Please advise.
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    Hi Henk

    I agree with you now, I suspect like me Col got BR393 from Storr, it isn't the first error I've come across in Storr's listings.

    Malcolm

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