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    Default P/O. O F. Hyndman RCAF 22/2/1944

    Looking for the details relating to the loss of the following airman.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Regards
    Peter


    Name: HYNDMAN, ORIE FRANK
    Initials: O F
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 179 Sqdn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 22/02/1944
    Service No: J/85102
    Additional information: Son of Frank Shaw Hyndman and Laura May Hyndman, of Rapid City, Manitoba, Canada.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 16, Column 1.
    Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL

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    001 AKEROYD TC 553511 179 SQDN 21/02/1944 ROYAL AIR FORCE
    002 DOWNS JP 1315882 179 SQDN 21/02/1944 ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
    003 ELLIS AH 123836 179 SQDN 21/02/1944 ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
    004 HAMILTON TA 656191 179 SQDN 21/02/1944 ROYAL AIR FORCE

    Hamilton and Downs are buried in Tangiers Cemetery, Morrocco.

    The other two men are on Malta Memorial also.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello,

    And...

    CAN J/85174 P/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Peter McDonald MacINTYRE RCAF
    Buried Tangier (St. Andrew) Churchyard Coll.grave 106. 179 Sqn. 21/02/1944.

    NB. There is also an Unknown Airman buried in Coll.grave 106, in Tangier (St. Andrew) Churchyard.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 9th November 2009 at 12:56. Reason: minor correction

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    MacINTYRE and HYNDMAN shown in my transcripts as being killed on Wellington HF307.

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    Dennis, Col, Hugh,

    Many thanks for your replies.

    Hugh, do you have any details relating to the loss of Wellington HF307?

    Regards
    Peter

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    ... When the aircraft crashed, a further three airmen, Flying Officer Ellis DFC, Pilot Officer Hyndman, and Sergeant Akeroyd were also killed but only one unidentified body was recovered and so the headstone merely carries the inscription, ‘Known to God.’ ...
    http://www.gibnews.net/cgi-bin/gn_view.pl/?HQBF101125_1.xml

    Mojmir

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