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    431230 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-12-1943

    From Henk's list -

    ALGERIA
    ROGERS, Edward Glyndwr - LAC - 578283 - RAF - ElAlia, Algeria.

    SINGAPORE
    REDPATH, John P - S/L (Accountant) - C2245 - Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

    UK
    BOWERMAN, Bevill Cyril - Cpl - 1198140 - RAFVR - Bedford, Bedfordshire.
    FARR, Edward James - Sgt - 560761 - RAF - Portsmouth (Milton), Hampshire.
    GOLD, Thomas - LAC - 980325 - RAFVR - Bothwell Park, Lanarkshire.
    HAMILTON, Henry Alexander Crawford - LAC - 59073 - RAF - Mitcham (London Road), Surrey.
    McKNIGHT, Harry - LAC - 1548347 - RAFVR - Salford (Agecroft), Lancashire.
    SPEIGHT, Richard Hayton - F/O - 77871 - RAF - Bispham (All hallows), Lancashire.
    YOUNG, Eric John Ray - F/L - 47953 - RAF - Bristol (Arnos vale), Gloucestershire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    RISEBOROUGH, Herbert James - LAC - 1301156 - RAFVR - Madras, Chennai, India.

    ISRAEL
    SALMON, Herbert William - Sgt (Pilot) - 1806229 - RAFVR - Khayat beach, Israel & palestine.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    WRIGHT, Selwyn Maurice - LAC (Pilot U/T) - 1622749 - RAFVR - Springs, Gauteng, South Africa.

    UK
    FARTHING, Edmund Anthony - Sgt (Pilot) - 1396805 - RAFVR - Patcham (All saints), Sussex. [ Whitley V - EB287 - 42 OTU ].
    HENLY, Lewis James John - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - 1585996 - RAFVR - South Ealing, Middlesex.
    HOLMES, James Maxwell - Sgt (Pilot) - 1559295 - RAFVR - Cathcart, Renfrewshire.[ Martinet I - JN429 - 18 OTU ].
    LANE, John Edward - Sgt (A/G) - 1875446 - RAFVR - Hemel hempstead (Heath Lane), Hertfordshire. [ Wellington III - BK491 - 26 OTU ].
    SADLER, Alfred Arthur - Sgt (Nav) - 545242 - RAF - Oxford (Botley), Oxfordshire.[ Wellington III - BK491 - 26 OTU ].
    STREET, Peter Robert - F/O (Pilot) - 141090 - RAFVR - Great Berkhamsted (St. Peter), Hertfordshire. [ Martinet I - JN429 - 18 OTU ].

    Alex
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    Hello,

    UK (2) - HENLY.

    30-12-1943
    No.4(O)AFU
    Anson I N5026

    Took off 1953, West Freugh, on a non-operational night navigation exercise. Hit a cliff at 2100, and crashed 1.5 miles from Port Soderick, Isle of man. All on board were killed.

    AUS416210 F/Sgt (Capt./Pilot) Cecil Gordon ECKERSLEY RAAF +
    AUS428533 Sgt (Nav.) Harold PETERS RAAF +
    AUS429362 F/Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Geoffrey Robert TIPPETT RAAF +
    AUS425073 P/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Henry St.George THOMPSON RAAF +
    1585996 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Lewis James John HENLY RAFVR +

    Henly buried South Ealing Cemetery, Middlesex. The four RAAF airmen are buried in Andreas (St.Andrew) Churchyard, Isle of Man.

    See: http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/rese...9125z023_1.pdf

    p.419 of 508.

    Col.
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    Hi

    ALGERIA
    ROGERS, Edward Glyndwr - LAC - serving with 156 MU.

    SINGAPORE
    REDPATH, John P - S/L (Accountant) - DOAS whilst serving in the Far East.

    INDIA
    RISEBOROUGH, Herbert James - LAC - serving at the DMI School, India.

    ISRAEL
    SALMON, Herbert William - Sgt (Pilot) - serving with 2 ADU.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    WRIGHT, Selwyn Maurice - LAC (Pilot U/T) - killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3566 of No 24 AS, which collided with Oxford 3645 during a formation practice flight.

    UK
    FARTHING, Edmund Anthony - Sgt (Pilot) - confirmed in Whitley V - EB287 - 42 OTU.
    HOLMES, James Maxwell - Sgt (Pilot) - confirmed in Martinet I - JN429 - 18 OTU.
    LANE, John Edward - Sgt (A/G) - confirmed in Wellington III - BK491 - 26 OTU.
    SADLER, Alfred Arthur - Sgt (Nav) - confirmed in Wellington III - BK491 - 26 OTU.
    STREET, Peter Robert - F/O (Pilot) - confirmed in Martinet I - JN429 - 18 OTU.
    BOWERMAN, Bevill Cyril - Cpl - registered in North Kesteven.
    FARR, Edward James - Sgt - registered in Portsmouth.
    GOLD, Thomas - LAC - registered in Hendon.
    HAMILTON, Henry Alexander Crawford - LAC - registered in Surrey Mid East.
    McKNIGHT, Harry - LAC - registered in Swansea.
    SPEIGHT, Richard Hayton - F/O - died in a military hospital in the Wirral.
    YOUNG, Eric John Ray - F/L - registered in Bristol.

    Malcolm

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    E G Rogers, H J Riseborough, B C Bowerman, T Gold, H McKnight, R H Speight, are all listed as DOAS, Died on active service
    http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/flight...nscription.htm


    I cannot see any of the following in the printed casualty lists: E J Farr, H A C Hamilton (note he was aged 60!) or E R J Young

    John P Redpath C/2245 RCAF was mentioned in a 1959 Montreal Gazette article when his 18 year old son went missing on a canoing outing. It records that S/L Redpath was reported missing and believed drowned at sea while on route to Canada from active duty in India.

    Wills calendar says E R J Young died at the Grand Hotel, Bristol and was from 215 Croyden Road Beckenham, Kent
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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    YOUNG, Eric John Ray - F/L - 47953
    Was found shot dead in his hotel room, a revolver in his hand.

    Western Daily Press - 4 Jan 1944 - page 4
    via British Newspaper Archive

    Martyn

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    Hello

    UK
    BOWERMAN, Bevill Cyril - Cpl - 1198140 - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that he died due to heart attack.

    FARR, Edward James - Sgt - 560761 - a family announcement in the Portsmouth Evening News on January 3rd 1944 records that he died at St. James Hospital, Milton.

    GOLD, Thomas - LAC - 980325 - a family announcement in the Bellshill Speaker newspaper records that he died in hospital in England, the result of an accident.

    Regards

    Simon

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