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    440118 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 18-1-1944

    From Henk's list -

    WAAF
    UK
    GOWANS, Jean Robertson - ACW2c - 2038457 - WAAF - Cambuslang (Westburn), Lanarkshire.

    EGYPT
    WILLISCROFT, James Cyril - Cpl - 508565 - RAF - Heliopolis, Egypt.

    FRANCE
    WILDE, Fred - AC1c - 1141865 - RAFVR - Biguglia, Haute-Corse, France.

    ITALY
    SNAPE, Leonard V - Sgt - 618375 - RAF - Bari, Italy.

    UK
    MURPHY, George - AC1c - 1046560 - RAFVR - Salford (Agecroft), Lancashire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    EGYPT
    HARMAN, Joseph Henry - Sgt - 1385377 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    RUMNEY, William - Sgt - 1145844 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    TURNER, Stanley - Sgt - 1003279 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

    UK
    COUMBIS, Alexander - F/O (Pilot) - 160071 - RAFVR - Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.
    MILLIGAN, David Neville - W/Cdr (Pilot) - 40553 - D.F.C - RAF - Chester (Blacon), Cheshire.
    OVERALL, Alan George Alfred - F/O (Nav/Bomber) - 141404 - RAFVR - Southend-On-Sea(Sutton Road), Essex.
    POTTINGER, Eric Thomas Alston - LAC - 1437341 - RAFVR - Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.
    SIMPSON, John Kenneth Alistair - F/L - 113434 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WATERMAN, Raymond Frere - Sgt(WoP/A/G) - 1578029 - RAFVR - Leicester (Welford Road), Leicestershire.

    USA
    EYRES, Raymond David Watson (Jumbo) - AC2c - 1806046 - RAFVR - Ponca City (Independent Order of Oddfellows), Oklahoma, USA.

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    WILLISCROFT, James Cyril - Cpl - serving at Helwan.

    FRANCE
    WILDE, Fred - AC1 - serving at 75 Embarkation Unit.

    ITALY
    SNAPE, Leonard V - Sgt - serving with 3202 CSU

    EGYPT
    HARMAN, Joseph Henry - Sgt - probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIA, FA157 of No 75 OTU, which failed to return from an exercise.
    RUMNEY, William - Sgt - Baltimore IIA, FA157
    TURNER, Stanley - Sgt - Baltimore IIA, FA157

    UK
    GOWANS, Jean Robertson - ACW2 - registered in Basingstoke.
    MURPHY, George - AC1 - registered in Salford.
    COUMBIS, Alexander - F/O (Pilot) - Hampden I, P1216.
    MILLIGAN, David Neville - W/Cdr (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4772 of No 9 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground on Bewcastle Fells after disobeying instructions given by Flying Control.
    OVERALL, Alan George Alfred - F/O (Nav/Bomber) - killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1216 of the Bombing Trials Unit, which flew into the ground in a turn during a bombing trial.
    POTTINGER, Eric Thomas Alston - LAC - Hampden I, P1216
    SIMPSON, John Kenneth Alistair - F/L - probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DZ253 of No 8 (C) OTU, which crashed near Pennan in Aberdeenshire after the wing broke off during recovery from a dive.
    WATERMAN, Raymond Frere - Sgt(WoP/A/G) - not Eng/Wales?.

    USA
    EYRES, Raymond David Watson (Jumbo) - AC2 - serving at 6 BFTS

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm, thank you for the info on Harman, Rumney and Turner.

    Regards

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    I can confirm Coumbis, Overall & Pottinger as being on P1216 from their death registrations.

    I'm not sure about Waterman, I've got a Martinet that day off Burrow Head but no crew details, his death is registered in Scotland but without credits on SP I can't check to see where he died.
    Alan Clark

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    You can select each county and do the search till the name comes up again, till do the same with the districts. You dont need credits for that.
    Dennis Burke
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    I didn't know that, I'll give it a go.
    Alan Clark

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    Hi

    I've got Winton and Boulton in Martinet, JN542 of 290 Sqn off Burrow Head

    Malcolm

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    Hello All,

    Can also confirm JN542 as attached note.

    JN542 P& Powis 1690 / C 23 (c) Mercury XXX 31.05.43 289 Sqn, Turnhouse; 02.12.43 650 Sqn, Cark; 18.01.44 Flying Accident Cat E damage, 650 Sqn, Cark aircrafts engine cut over sea aircraft continued down wind and attempted to ditch but struck obstacle and sank off Burrow Head, Wigtown. Initial engine failure possibly due to fuel starvation. Pilot Sergeant BOULTON, Douglas Paul (942935) Killed, T.T.O. Aircraftman 1st Class WINTON, Andrew Murray (1550451) Killed. Accident time 15.10, Duty: A.A. Co-operation

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    WILLISCROFT, James Cyril - Cpl - 508565 - died of a cerebral haemorrhage. It was reported he had been in Egypt and had travelled from Khartoum to Helwan where he had been waiting six weeks for a boat home on leave.
    (Biggleswade Chronicle, 4 February 1944)

    Martyn

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