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    Default 430920 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-9-1943

    What was the place of death registration of P/O (Nav/WOp) Arthur W. FOSTER - 145762, whose name I couldn't find in Flight Magazine.

    Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter I - X7710 - 51 OTU - abandoned Apcliffe Quay, Ipswich.
    Beaufighter VI - ND150 - 301 FTU - crashed in forced landing Rhuddlan Golf Course, Flintshire.
    Master I - T8485 - 55 OTU - crashed on approach Burscough.

    Additional question to our Canadian friends:
    What was the unit and cause of death of AC1 Hyman BONDER - R/129606, who lies buried in London, Ontario.

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    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Foster was registered in Ipswich in the 4th Quarter, I have him as a possibility in X7710

    I have PERKIN, WILLIAM GOODWIN (1430124) RAFVR; age: 22 as a possiblility in ND170, he is registered in St Asaph

    Malcolm
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    Master T8485 55 OTU e/f In Flt landed wheels up in feild Burscough nr ORMSKIRK , Pilot F/O GW TURNER 80425

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    Hi Henk,

    From F1180

    Beaufighter I - X7710 - 51 OTU - abandoned Apcliffe Quay, Ipswich.
    Card shows no fatality or injury in tick boxes. However pilot Sgt R T Virgo, 131(8?)671 shown as Injured in line for crew. Back of card describes ordered R/O to bale out twice and received no reply. So possible Foster as well.

    Beaufighter VI - ND150 - 301 FTU - crashed in forced landing Rhuddlan Golf Course, Flintshire.
    Perkins confirmed as pilot and only fatality.

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    Bonder is not listed in the City of london on-line roll of honour, which suggests he was not a native of the London area. He does show up in a list of war time casualities buried in London cemetaries. It is quite rare for a serving military member to die in Canada and not be buried in their home town.

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    Hello,
    CWGC has him as one of two who are at rest in the LONDON (B'NAI ISRAEL) JEWISH CEMETERY.
    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    Hello,
    CWGC has him as one of two who are at rest in the LONDON (B'NAI ISRAEL) JEWISH CEMETERY.
    Alex
    The Jewish Cemetery will be the reason that he wasn't buried in his home town that probably didn't have such a facility.
    Thanks friends for all your responses to my thread for the "unaccounted" of 20-9-1943.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    P/O (Nav/WOp) Arthur W. FOSTER - 145762 - the Graves Registration Report Form confirms his unit as 51 O.T.U.

    AC1 Hyman BONDER - R/129606 - his R.C.A.F. records record that he had been discharged as "physically unfit for any form of Air Force service" on June 8th 1943. He had returned to Canada from the UK on April 4th 1943, arriving April 14th.
    His R.C.A.F. Form R44(8) just states '"Died 20-9-43." He was originally from Kosnitza, Russia.

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    Simon

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    Hello,

    BONDER, Aircraftman 1st Class Hyman, Royal Canadian Air Force (R129606) Canada, 20 September 1943, Died of Natural Causes, Died of cancer, Age 23, London, Ontario, Canada, London (B'Nai Israel) Jewish Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

    See: Failed To Return Part 2, A-B/Hobson/N&MP/2019/p.764.

    Col.
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