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    431012 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-10-1943

    From Henk's list

    ALGERIA
    COPPARD, Ronald - LAC - RAFVR - 1283734 - El Alia, Algeria.
    SIMPSON, Patrick Crawford - F/O (Pilot) - RAFVR - 116622 - Bone, Annaba, Algeria.

    ITALY
    BAILEY, Cecil - LAC - RAFVR - 1158325 - Bari, Italy.

    TUNISIA
    OPENSHAW, John - LAC - RAFVR - 1759114 - Medjez-El-Bab, Tunisia.
    UK
    KNIGHT, Arthur William Lawrence - Sgt - RAF - 131797 - MiD - Portsmouth (Milton) Hampshire.

    And from the CWGC and Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    LOCKETT, Charles Alfred - Sgt (Pilot) - RAFVR - 988641 - Calgary (Burnsland) Alberta, Canada.
    RYNN, John Gordon - LAC - RAFVR - 1459936 - Calgary (Burnsland) Alberta, Canada.

    Rep of IRELAND
    COUGHLAN, John - F/O (Pilot) - RAFVR - 144293 - Kanturk Catholic, County Cork.

    UK
    BOOTH, George Francis Herbert - F/O (Pilot) - RAFVR - 128358 - Rosskeen Parish, Ross & Cromarty.
    MARSHALL, John - AC2c - RAF - 633399 - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    RITCHIE, William - AC1c - RAFVR - 1118932 - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    YEMEN
    LAMBETH, Ronald - AC1c - RAFVR - 1409612 - Maala, Yemen.

    Alex

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    Hello,

    Re: UK (2). Demades 1512536:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8098-Spitfire-R7063

    Col.

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    Hi Alex
    COPPARD, Ronald - LAC - RAFVR - 1 BASE
    SIMPSON, Patrick Crawford - F/O (Pilot) - RAFVR - 326 Wing.
    BAILEY, Cecil - LAC - RAFVR - 239 Wing
    OPENSHAW, John - LAC - RAFVR - 8005 AMES
    KNIGHT, Arthur William Lawrence - Sgt - RAF - 131797 - registered in Portsmouth
    LOCKETT, Charles Alfred - Sgt (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Harvard, 2631 of No 37 SFTS.
    RYNN, John Gordon - LAC - led whilst flying in Harvard, 2631 of No 37 SFTS
    COUGHLAN, John - F/O (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE201 of No 82 OTU, which crashed into trees during a forced landing as it took off from Gamston following an engine failure.
    BOOTH, George Francis Herbert - F/O (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3997 'R' of No 4 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Lossiemouth but the cause was never determined.
    MARSHALL, John - AC2c - Sunderland II, W3997.
    RITCHIE, William - AC1c - Sunderland II, W3997.
    LAMBETH, Ronald - AC1c - Khormaksar

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    Lambeth, C Bailey, Openshaw and A W L Knight are DOAS

    Simpson doesn;t appear to be a DOAS, the presences of the (pilot) on his CWGC record woudl suggest perhaps he was flying.

    Cannot see Coppard coming up in the Flight magazines or Aeroplane mags.
    Dennis Burke
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    The RCAF Record Card for Harvard 2631 (Llockett & Rynn) reports the crash location as RCAF Sea Island - today Vancouver International Airport. 37 SFTS was based at the old RCAF Calgary, which explains the burial location. Hard to understand why an SFTS aircraft would be some 600 miles away from base.

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