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    431011 Unaccounted Airmen & Airwoman - 11-10-1943
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    UK
    BEST, Ronald Frederick - F/Sgt(Pilot) - RAFVR - 1330319 - Charing (Kent County) Kent.
    SMITH, Victor Albert - Cpl - RAFVR - 1254426 - Walker (Christ Church) Northumberland.
    WHITLOCK, Reginald Leonard - Sgt(WoP/Ag) - RAFVR - 1316742 - Haverfordwest(City Road), Pembrokeshire.

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    SMITH, Ethel May - Cpl - WAAF - 454506 - Great Amwell(St John the Baptist), Hertfordshire.

    TUNISIA
    DUDGEON, John - AC1 - RAFVR - 1342569 - Medjez-El-Bab, Tunisia.

    And from CWGC and Geoff's sites-

    UK
    DEMADES, Demosthenes - Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - 1512536 - Brookwood Military, Surrey.
    MARTIN, Deryck John Michael - F/Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - 1292918 - Reading Crem, Oxfordshire.
    PRICE, Frank Leslie George - Sgt (WoP/AG) - RAFVR - 1432802 - Birmingham (Yardley) Warwickshire.
    SHEPHARD, Herbert - F/Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - 1072962 - Urmston, Lancashire.
    TAYLOR, Angus McCrimmon Fram - Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - 1481554 - Seaton Valley (Earsdon) Northumberland.
    WILDMAN, Denis Ivor - F/Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - 1331147 - East Finchley & St Marylebone, Middlesex.

    CANADA
    JARRATT, William David - F/Lt(acting) - RAFVR - 128023 - Caron Municipal, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    NETHERCOTT, Wilfred Dennis - LAC - RAFVR -1587887 - Caron Municipal, Saskatchewan, Canada.

    INDIA
    GREEN, Ronald Charles - LAC - RAFVR - 1674787 - Calcutta (Bhowanipore) India.

    ZIMBABWE
    BURLEY, James Percival Dennis - Sgt(Pilot U/T) - RAFVR - 1635395 - Bulawayo (Athlone) Zimbabwe.
    HALBERT, John - Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - 1345923 - Bulawayo (Athlone) Zimbabwe.
    MACLUSKIE, John Kenneth - Sgt (Pilot) - RAF - 570906 - Bulawayo (Athlone) Zimbabwe.

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    Hello,

    Re: UK (2). Price 1432802 and Wildman 1331147:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?10087-Oxford-LX328-6-OTU-crashed-11.10.43

    And for the Zimbabwe/Rhodesia losses, we have the enigmatic :

    Oxford II BM785 - To RATG 20.5.42; arr.31.7.42; 33 FIS (Norton); Flying Accident CatE 11.10.43 (details unknown)!

    See: A-B's Oxford, Consul & Envoy File/Hamlin. p.134

    Although, you need to read the following, which indicates 23 SFTS involvement:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/Data/8980.txt

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 22nd August 2013 at 06:20.

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    Hi Alex

    BEST, Ronald Frederick - F/Sgt(Pilot) - possibly killed in Wellington XIV, MP811 which crashed after hitting a cottage near Manorbier during a ferry flight
    SMITH, Victor Albert - Cpl - RAFVR - 1254426 - registered in Bakewell
    WHITLOCK, Reginald Leonard - Sgt(WoP/Ag) - possibly killed in Wellington XIV, MP811 which crashed after hitting a cottage near Manorbier during a ferry flight
    SMITH, Ethel May - Cpl - WAAF - registered in Truro
    DUDGEON, John - AC1 - RAFVR - 155 MU
    DEMADES, Demosthenes - Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R7063 of No 57 OTU, which crashed near Eshott whilst carrying out a dogfight practice.
    MARTIN, Deryck John Michael - F/Sgt (Pilot) - not registered in Eng/Wales.
    SHEPHARD, Herbert - F/Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - killed whilst flying in Tomahawk I, AH781 of No 1684 Flt, which rolled over and spun into a field near Wing shortly after taking off for a fighter affiliation sortie..
    TAYLOR, Angus McCrimmon Fram - Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, ND184 'C' of No 54 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing at Cornhill following an engine failure.
    JARRATT, William David - F/Lt(acting) - RAFVR - was killed in Cornell, FH890
    NETHERCOTT, Wilfred Dennis - LAC - RAFVR -was killed in Cornell,
    GREEN, Ronald Charles - LAC - RAFVR - 2729 Sqn RAF Regiment.

    Malcolm

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    MARTIN, Deryck John Michael 1292918 - the ATA casualties website has him in Hurricane I L2026 of 16 FPP, engine cut and stalled in forced landing and crashed 5m NE of Cupar Fife at Grange Farm Fife.

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    J Dudgeon, R C Green and E M Smith are all DOAS
    V A Smith does not turn up in my searches of the Flight archives or Aeroplane on google books.
    Surprising number of KOAS that day.

    Best and Whitlock are registered in 1944 Q1 in Pembroke district.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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    My error: -

    R C Green was with 293 Wing, the Green with 2729 Sqn RAF Regiment was Albert Green

    Malcolm

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    Cornell FH890 (Jarrett & Nethercott) was a US built Cornell, with No. 33 EFTS at Caron when it crashed.

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    SMITH, Ethel May - Cpl - WAAF - 454506

    Over balanced on her cycle and fell under the wheels of a heavy lorry and trailer at a RAF camp.

    Western Morning News - 13 Oct 1943 - page 4
    via British Newspaper Archive

    Martyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn A Critchlow View Post
    SMITH, Ethel May - Cpl - WAAF - 454506

    Over balanced on her cycle and fell under the wheels of a heavy lorry and trailer at a RAF camp.

    Western Morning News - 13 Oct 1943 - page 4
    via British Newspaper Archive

    Martyn
    Any indication of the location of the RAF Station?

    Tony

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    Not accessed full article, but usual wartime reporting refers only to 'an RAF Camp in the South West'. She was taken to Royal Cornwall Infirmary and died on the operating table.

    Martyn

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