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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me what happened to

    Sergeant 1143768 John Henry HICKEN died on Wednesday 21 April 1943.

    He is buried in St. Peters Church, Little Aston and appears to have been a Navigator. His death was registered in Holderness, East Yorkshire.

    Many thanks,

    Graeme

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    Same page of register has:
    F/O RAPPOPORT, JOHN GERALD

    perhaps Beaufighter crash?
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Gents

    Beaufighter T4757 of 2 OTU crashed at Catfoss on this day.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Maybe Beaufighter T4757 of 2 OTU with Crashed On Approch 1/4 west of Catfoss on this date however it appears to faraway

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    I also have him as possible in the Catfoss crash with Rappoport as the station is in the Holderness district

    Malcolm

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    Hi,

    Many thanks for your (prompt) replies, much appreciated.

    According to Google maps Catfoss and Holderness are only 17 miles apart so it appears correct.

    Many thanks for your time and trouble.

    Graeme

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    Hi Graeme

    Holderness is not a place it is an area - The Vale of Holderness, running from the Yorkshire Wolds to the sea and the Humber Estuary. Catfoss is in Holderness as is where I live in Hornsea. The adminstrative centre of Holderness used to be Skirlaugh.

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm

    Oops (red face)

    Graeme

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