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    Default Unaccounted airmen 23-11-1943

    Researching from local Newmarket War Memorial
    1331699 Sgt Desmond George WOODS, RAFVR died 23-11-1943, commemorated RUNNYMEDE.
    Any ideas as to a/c, squardon,operation, even just age of airman ?

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    Hi,

    Wellington VIII, LB191, No.3 OTU missing on a night navex from Haverfordwest.

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    Thanks Ross, great help

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    Default 431123 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-11-1943

    Hello,

    431123 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-11-1943

    From Henk's list -

    ALGERIA
    GORDON, John - Sgt (Pilot) - 657793 - RAF - Le Petit Lac, Algeria.

    BANGLADESH
    THEOBALD, Frederick Walter - LAC - 1430179 - RAFVR - Maynamati, Bangladesh.

    EGYPT
    BROWN, Leonard Charles George - AC2c - 1421493 - RAFVR - Moascar, Egypt.

    UK
    GALE, John James - D.F.M - F/L - 45149 - RAF - Beverley (St. Mary ), Yorkshire.
    McDONNELL, Thomas (Served as CUMMINGS) - AC2 - 1826918 - RAFVR - Cawdor, Nairnshire.
    SCOTT, George Francis - AC2 (WoP/A/G) - 1850930 - RAFVR - Bristol (Canford), Gloucestershire.
    SYKES, Wilson - Sgt (Pilot) - 1457975 - RAFVR - Holmfirth (Holy Trinity), Yorkshire.
    TITTERINGTON, James (N.Ireland) - Sgt (Flt/Eng) - 1796161 - RAFVR - [1658 H C U ] - Belfast (Dundonald), County Down. - [Halifax II - JB926].

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    KIDD, Andrew Thomas - LAC - 1063095 - RAFVR - Medicine Hat (Hillside), Alberta, Canada.
    KNIGHTS, Albert John Reginald - F/O - 135128 - RAFVR - North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.

    INDIA
    GREGORY, James - LAC - 632597 - RAF - Calcutta (Bhowanipore), Kolkata, India.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    HILES, Francis William - LAC - (Pilot U/T) - 1602403 - RAFVR - Kimberley (West End), Northern Cape, South Africa.[ Oxford - 3825(EB418) - 21 AS ].

    UK
    ADAMS, Herbert Charles - Sgt - 1320218 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    APPS, George Edward - Sgt - 1337642 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    ATKINS, Roland - Sgt - 1324918 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    CURTIS, Noel Stuart - F/S - 655295 - RAF - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    HAMER, John Cranston - F/S - 1079161 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    HIGSON, Jack Douglas - Sgt - 1436423 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    HILL, Clifford - Sgt - 1164200 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    IMESON, Kenneth Frank Charles - Sgt (Pilot) - 1392791 - RAFVR - Ladywell, London.
    JESSUP, Harold - Sgt (Nav) - 1081074 - RAFVR - Chester (Blacon), Cheshire.
    SMITH, Peter Ivan - Sgt - 1433714 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WHARTON, Walter - Sgt - 1335449 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WOODS, Desmond George - Sgt - 1331699 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WORLEY, Gilbert George - Sgt - 1318877 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    ZIMBABWE
    BROWN, Harry - Sgt - 546253 - RAF - Bulawayo (Athlone), Zimbabwe.

    Alex

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    Hi

    GORDON, John - Sgt (Pilot) - probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER737 of No 3 ADU, which spun into the ground at Fez in Morocco during a roll.

    BANGLADESH
    THEOBALD, Frederick Walter - LAC - serving 1n 4421 Flt.

    EGYPT
    BROWN, Leonard Charles George - AC2 - serving at RAF Ballah.

    UK
    GALE, John James - D.F.M - F/L - possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB428 or LX288 of No 14 (P) AFU, which collided with each other near Lonmay in Aberdeenshire.
    McDONNELL, Thomas (Served as CUMMINGS) - AC2 - not Eng/Wales.
    SCOTT, George Francis - AC2 (WoP/A/G) - probably killed whilst flying in Proctor III, HM285 of No 2 RS, which collided with HM353 near Wroughton..
    SYKES, Wilson - Sgt (Pilot) - possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB428 or LX288 of No 14 (P) AFU, which collided with each other near Lonmay in Aberdeenshire.
    TITTERINGTON, James (N.Ireland) - Sgt (Flt/Eng) - confirmed in Halifax II - JB926.

    CANADA
    KIDD, Andrew Thomas - LAC - He was killed whilst flying in Anson, 8262 of No 34 SFTS, on 23 Mar 1943.
    KNIGHTS, Albert John Reginald - F/O - probably died from injuries sustained on 21 Nov 1943 whilst flying in Oxford II, AS207 of No 35 SFTS, which collided with V3312 during a practice dogfight.

    INDIA
    GREGORY, James - LAC - serving with 165 Wing.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    HILES, Francis William - LAC - (Pilot U/T) - confirmed in Oxford - 3825(EB418) - 21 AS.

    UK
    ADAMS, Herbert Charles - Sgt - killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB221 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    APPS, George Edward - Sgt - killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB221 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    ATKINS, Roland - Sgt - killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB221 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    CURTIS, Noel Stuart - F/S - probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB191 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    HILL, Clifford - Sgt - probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB191 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    SMITH, Peter Ivan - Sgt - probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB191 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    WHARTON, Walter - Sgt - probably killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB191 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    HAMER, John Cranston - F/S - killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB221 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    HIGSON, Jack Douglas - Sgt - killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB221 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    IMESON, Kenneth Frank Charles - Sgt (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2840 of No 105 (Transport) OTU, which flew into Brown Clee Hill near Craven Arms in Shropshire.
    JESSUP, Harold - Sgt (Nav) - He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2840 of No 105 (Transport) OTU, which flew into Brown Clee Hill near Craven Arms in Shropshire.
    WOODS, Desmond George - Sgt - killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB191 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.
    WORLEY, Gilbert George - Sgt - probably He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, LB191 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise.

    ZIMBABWE
    BROWN, Harry - Sgt - he was serving at Hillside Camp Rhodes

    Malcolm
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 27th September 2013 at 10:20. Reason: extra info

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    F W Theobald, L C G Brown, J J Gale DFM, AC2 T Cummings (note this name version), LAC J Gregory; Sgt H Brown
    http://skynet.ie/~dan/war/flightsa/1...nscription.htm

    John J Gale aged 27 name is registered in Aylesbury district, his name appears in the DOAS lists, so makes him unlikely for the Oxford crash above, can you check the Scotlandspeople site Malcolm?
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    Hi Dennis

    I don't know how I missed Gale originally he now looks more likely to have died in the hospital at Halton.

    I don't have access to Scotlandspeople

    Malcolm

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    Scotlandspoeple can be interrogated without credits, you just need to pick and choose the registration county one at a time then once the correct one is found, the district can be identified. Very simple.
    At all times you can search for free to see if the name appears for a given year.
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    Wilson Sykes' death confirmed as registered in Lomnay.

    Douglas

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    Hi Dennis

    Thanks for the 'heads up' I'll have a look at Scotlandspeople.

    Cheers

    Malcolm

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