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    440113 - Unaccounted Airmen - 13-1-1944

    From Henk's list -

    EGYPT
    DITCHFIELD, Richard Leonard - Sgt - 1395424 - RAFVR - Alamein, Memorial, Egypt.
    FRANK, Robert Stewart - F/O(Nav) - 139837 - RAFVR - Alexandria (Hadra), Egypt.

    UK
    AVERY, William Albert - LAC - 1353817 - RAFVR - Hove New, Sussex.
    BROWNE, George Wilfred - AC1c - 1434699 - RAFVR - Colchester, Essex.
    COOPER, Harold - LAC - 1225878 - RAFVR - Colchester, Essex.
    WASS, Cyril - AC1c - 1544853 - RAFVR - Ordsall (All Hallows), Nottinghamshire.
    WOOLLEY, Percy Eric - LAC - 1611782 - RAFVR - Dorchester, Dorset.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    HAYS, Roland - Sgt (Pilot) - 1604240 - RAFVR - Victoria (Royal Oak), British Columbia, Canada.

    EGYPT
    GANNAWAY, Dennis Charles - F/O - 161626 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    GROVER, Maurice William - Sgt - 1323394 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

    INDIA
    JOSEPH, Edwin - Sgt - 1257840 - Kirkee, India.

    Alex

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    Hi

    CANADA
    HAYES, Roland - Sgt (Pilot) - He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD767 of No 32 OTU, which dived into the ground at Dinner Point, Mayne Island British Colombia during a navigation exercise.

    EGYPT
    DITCHFIELD, Richard Leonard - Sgt - probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA293 or Baltimore III, AG991 of No 75 OTU, which collided with each other over the Mediterranean.
    FRANK, Robert Stewart - F/O(Nav) - probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA293 or Baltimore III, AG991 of No 75 OTU, which collided with each other over the Mediterranean.
    GANNAWAY, Dennis Charles - F/O - probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA293 or Baltimore III, AG991 of No 75 OTU, which collided with each other over the Mediterranean.
    GROVER, Maurice William - Sgt - probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA293 or Baltimore III, AG991 of No 75 OTU, which collided with each other over the Mediterranean.

    INDIA
    JOSEPH, Edwin - Sgt - serving with 227 Group.

    UK
    AVERY, William Albert - LAC - possibly register in Bromley aged 53.
    BROWNE, George Wilfred - AC1 - not Eng/Wales.
    COOPER, Harold - LAC - registered in Colchester.
    WASS, Cyril - AC1 - registered in Sheffield.
    WOOLLEY, Percy Eric - LAC - registered in Uxbridge (RAF Hospital?).

    Malcolm

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

    Avery, Browne, Cooper, Wass, Woolley, Joseph

    Theres a
    Browne George W aged 23 Kensington district 1a 208
    None in Scotland, either Browne or Brown.

    R S Stewart has 45 AS (Air School) listed on his grave registration form, I assume the last posting before 75 OTU
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 22nd October 2019 at 23:03.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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