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    440103 - Unaccounted Airmen - 3-1-1944

    From Henk's list -

    ALGERIA
    BETTERIDGE, Arthur Frank - AC2c - 1851094 - RAFVR - El Alia, Algeria.

    ITALY
    WOOD, George Thomas - LAC - 926235 -RAFVR - Bari, Italy.

    UK
    CASTLE, Leonard - LAC - 1444298 - RAFVR - Ramsgate, Kent.

    from CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    PAKISTAN
    CHESTER, Robert Edward Frederick - F/S (Pilot) - 1043302 - RAFVR - Karachi, Pakistan.

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    BETTERIDGE, Arthur Frank - AC2 - serving with the French REGH LU (sic).

    ITALY
    WOOD, George Thomas - LAC - serving with 244 Wing

    UK
    CASTLE, Leonard - LAC - registered in Aldershot.

    PAKISTAN
    CHESTER, Robert Edward Frederick - F/S (Pilot) - serving with 320 MU.

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
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    PAKISTAN
    CHESTER, Robert Edward Frederick - F/S (Pilot) - serving with 320 MU.
    Died in Spitfire JF758 Crash - http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=JF758

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    Betteridge was classed as Died on Active Service, as was G T Wood in the same Cas Comm No.353 and L Castle in No.356

    Published: Tuesday 11 January 1944
    Newspaper: Thanet Advertiser
    FOOTBALLER KILLED TRAGIC DEATH OF ACM. LEN CASTLE The many Ramsgate friends of Acm. Leonard Castle will learn with regret that he has met his death in an accident while serving in the Royal Air Force. He was the 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Castle, of 86 Southwood-road.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 21st October 2019 at 21:58.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Castle - He was serving as an Electrician at RAF Farnborough or Odiham and was accidentally killed whilst working in a garage (MT shed) on the aerodrome.

    Malcolm

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