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    440112 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-1-1944

    From Henk's list -

    UK
    COLE, Frederrick William - LAC - 1307460 - RAFVR - Morden, Surrey.
    KELLY, Edward Michael - AC2c - 1900770 - RAFVR - Leicester (Gilroes), Leicestershire.
    McCANN, James - LAC - 1374350 - RAFVR - Glasgow (St. Kentigern's) R c, Glasgow.
    WAITE, Eric Alan - F/S (Pilot) - 1147946 - RAFVR - Stockton-On-tees (Oxbridge Lane), Durham.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    NIGERIA
    COOPER, Archibald Douglas - P/O - 51512 - RAFVR - Yaba, Nigeria.

    UK
    MABEY, Albert John - F/O (Nav) - RAFVR - Bitterne (Holy Saviour), Hampshire.

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    Re: WAITE 1147946 - DOAS, death registered Wolverhampton.

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    Hi

    NIGERIA
    COOPER, Archibald Douglas - P/O - serving at Apapa.

    UK
    COLE, Frederrick William - LAC - registered in Birmingham.
    KELLY, Edward Michael - AC2 - registerd in Newton.
    McCANN, James - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    MABEY, Albert John - F/O (Nav) - possibly Beaufighter I, T5277 of No 9 (C) OTU

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    From the 105 OTU ORB:

    "19th of January - No. 1307460 L.A.C. F. W. Cole, who died on the 12th inst., was buried at MORDEN cemetery, Surrey. The unit was represented by Flight Lieutenant S. L. West. Mrs Cole wrote appreciatively of the help given by the unit."

    There is no trace in the ORB of the cause of death.

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    McCANN, James - LAC - 1374350 - the Scotland's People website Statutory Deaths register states that he died as the result of a fractured spine at Erskine Hospital at 10.28 a.m. It also states that he died whilst engaged in war service.

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    The following were all listed as Died on active service per Flight Casualty lists
    http://ww2irishaviation.com/DOASandWAAF1944.htm

    COLE, KELLY, WAITE, COOPER,

    I'm not finding LAC J McCann in Flight magazine lists,


    A J MABEY is listed as Killed on active service; his Grave Reg Form states 9 (C) OTU.
    and confirmed here: http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11657.php
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Eric Alan Waite 962832 , attached to Number 4 Radio School, died on leave at 2 Myrtle Grove, Wolverhampton of carbon monoxide after leaving the gas fire on in his bedroom all night with insufficient ventilation
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 6th September 2021 at 11:30.

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Hi Jon

    Eric Alan Waite 962832 , attached to No 4 Radio School, died on leave at 2 Myrtle Grove, Wolverhampton from carbon monoxide after leaving the fire on in his bedroom all night with insufficient ventilation

    This is the wrong s/n, see below

    WAITE, ERIC ALAN (1147946) age: 21 RAFVR

    962832 was Ernest Waite, who died in Bridgnorth from broncho-pneumonia

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Jon

    Eric Alan Waite 962832 , attached to No 4 Radio School, died on leave at 2 Myrtle Grove, Wolverhampton from carbon monoxide after leaving the fire on in his bedroom all night with insufficient ventilation

    This is the wrong s/n, see below

    WAITE, ERIC ALAN (1147946) age: 21 RAFVR

    962832 was Ernest Waite, who died in Bridgnorth from broncho-pneumonia

    Malcolm
    You’re spot on Malcolm . The info is accurate but I must have read down to the wrong service number when entering it . Cheers

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Leonard Albert Spinks 1298739 , attached to 2929 Squadron RAF Regiment , died at sea in transit between Masirah and Basrah of heart faliure and was buried at sea

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