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    440208 - Unaccounted Airmen - 8-2-1944

    From Henk's list -

    ISRAEL
    VIZARD, Thomas - LAC - 1257752 - RAFVR - Ramleh, Israel & Palestine.

    ITALY
    HOLMES, Ronald Percy - W/O - 1375674 - RAFVR - Coriano Ridge, Italy.

    UK
    CROSS, Frederick William Samuel - Sgt - 9220444 - RAFVR - Balcombe (St. Mary), Sussex.
    MARSHALL, Henry Gordon - AC1c - 1343432 - RAFVR - Mearns, Renfrewshire.
    WAITE, Ernest - LAC - 962832 - RAFVR - Wellingborough (Doddington Road), Northamptonshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's site's -

    FRANCE
    WOODIWISS, Raymond Frank - P/O (A/G) - 173065 - RAFVR - St. Pol, Pas de Calais. [ Boston IIIa - BZ329 - 342 Sqdn ].

    SOUTH AFRICA
    RICHARDSON, Alan Lynton - AC2c - 1816477 - RAFVR - Vereeniging Old Town, Gauteng, South Africa. [ Harvard IIa - 7094 (ex - EX239/41-33212) - 22 AST ].

    UK
    BASHFORTH, Alan Peyman - Sgt (Pilot) - 1578122 - RAFVR - Holyhead (Maeshyfryd), Anglesey. [ Martinet TT1 - HP183 - 1606 AAC ].
    GRAVES, Reginald Gordon - Sgt (Air Bomber) - 1336898 - RAFVR - Hove New, Sussex. [ Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU ].
    HARRISON, John Lomax - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - 1620624 - RAFVR - Liverpool (Allerton), Lancashire. [ Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU ].
    HILDAGE, Dennis Charles - AC2c - RAFVR - Marden, Kent.
    IRVINE, Charles Alexander - Sgt (Pilot) - 1493121 - RAFVR - Barrow-in-Furness (Thorncliffe), Lancashire. [ Whitley V - Z6880 - 19 OTU ].
    JOHNSON, Stanley Gordon - Sgt (A/G) - 1314210 - RAFVR - Lane End (Holy Trinity), Buckinghamshire. [ Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU ].
    JONES, Alfred Cecil - Sgt (Nav) - 1450382 - RAFVR - West Thorney (St. Nicholas), Sussex. [ Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU ].
    NOBLE, Keith Wells (Peter) - F/L (Pilot) - 118390 - RAFVR - Dunure, Ayrshire.
    RAMSEY, Ronald Henry - Sgt (Pilot) - 1801882 - RAFVR - Ipswich New, Suffolk. [ Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU ].
    VARLEY, William - Sgt (A/G) - 2210716 - RAFVR - St. Helens, Lancashire. [ Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU ].
    WHITEHURST, Geoffrey Clay - F/O (Pilot) - 141701 - RAFVR - Hale, Cheshire.

    Possible aircraft:
    Typhoon Ib 3 sqn North Sea JP684
    Spitfire Vc 4 sqn (SAAF) Italy JK922
    Bolingbroke IV.T 5 BGS (RCAF) Canada CA10195
    Marauder Ia 14 sqn Mediterranean FK362
    Wellington III 16 OTU UK BK164
    Wellington X 18 OTU UK LN185
    Whitley V 19 OTU (A Flt) UK Z6880
    Mosquito FB.VI 21 sqn France LR404
    Harvard lla (ex. 41-33212/EX 239) 22 Air School (SAAF) S.Africa SA7094
    Wellington X 37 sqn Italy LN705
    Mosquito NF.XIII 85 sqn UK HK374
    Hurricane II 133 sqn (RCAF) Canada/Sea CA5423
    Typhoon Ib 183 sqn France MN183
    Hurricane IV 184 sqn France KZ607
    Boston IIIa 342 sqn France BZ329
    Halifax III 425 sqn UK LW424
    Martinet TT.I 1606 AAC Flt UK HP183
    Halifax V 1663 HCU UK DG401
    Halifax V 1664 HCU UK DG247
    Wellington XIII 415 sqn North Sea HZ642


    Alex

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    Waite died in RAF Hospital, Bridgnorth, as a result of 'broncho pneumonia'. He was an air gunner u/t at the EAGS, Bridgnorth.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Noble and Whitehurst on Beaufighter JL175

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    Ross,

    JL175 was a Spitfire VcT. Maybe JL715 ?

    Col.

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    Hi

    ISRAEL
    VIZARD, Thomas - LAC - listed as 10 S of TC but I suspect he was with 10 Supply and Transport Column.

    ITALY
    HOLMES, Ronald Percy - W/O - GRO has him listed as 15 OTU.

    FRANCE
    WOODIWISS, Raymond Frank - P/O (A/G) - Boston IIIa - BZ329 - 342 Sqn

    SOUTH AFRICA
    RICHARDSON, Alan Lynton - AC2 - Harvard IIa - 7094 (ex - EX239/41-33212) - 22 AS.

    UK
    CROSS, Frederick William Samuel - Sgt - registered in Thanet.
    MARSHALL, Henry Gordon - AC1 - not Eng/Wales.
    BASHFORTH, Alan Peyman - Sgt (Pilot) - registered in Anglesey West - Martinet TT1 - HP183 - 1606 AAC?.
    GRAVES, Reginald Gordon - Sgt (Air Bomber) - Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU.
    HARRISON, John Lomax - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU.
    HILDAGE, Dennis Charles - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?.
    IRVINE, Charles Alexander - Sgt (Pilot) - Whitley V - Z6880 - 19 OTU.
    JOHNSON, Stanley Gordon - Sgt (A/G) -Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU.
    JONES, Alfred Cecil - Sgt (Nav) - Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU.
    RAMSEY, Ronald Henry - Sgt (Pilot) - Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU.
    VARLEY, William - Sgt (A/G) - Wellington X - LN185 - 18 OTU.

    Malcolm

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    Yes JL715 Col,

    Trying to get used to this Blackberry phone keyboard and failing!

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    Malcolm,

    Re: UK - BASHFORTH - 1606 AAC?

    J FLIGHT, No.1 ANTI-AIRCRAFT CO-OPERATION UNIT.

    Formed 1.12.39 as a towed target flight at FARNBOROUGH; 16.2.40 Penrhos, to work with No.4 HAAPC Ty Croes; 14.9.40 BODORGAN (named Aberffraw to 15.5.41), Redesignated No.1606 Flight 1.11.42.

    Aircraft - Henley (L3356 J1-E); Magister (L8266).

    Code used - From 1941 J1, J2, J3+ to late 1941, then J1-A, J1-B, J1-C+.

    RAFFT&SU(1st ed.)/p.69.

    Col.
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    HILDAGE, Dennis Charles - registered Swindon, Wiltshire

    Although shown as Hildage on regn of death and CWGC, is shown as Hildige on regn of birth and local war memorial.

    Martyn

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    Here's what the RAF Valley ORB had to say about Bashforth:

    February 8th 1944, “11.55 T/Sgt Bashforth, 1606 (AAC) Flight, killed in flying accident at Gorsgoch, whilst flying Martinet H.P.183. Passenger AC Ward injured and conveyed to Royal Naval Sick Quarters, Holyhead. Machine was engaged on co-operation with artillery.
    12.20 S/Ldr P.R. ap Ellis, F/Lt Brooks (O.C. 1606 Flight) and F/Lt Petch, Engineer Officer, proceeded to scene of crash and returned at 15.50 hrs.”

    Noble & Whitehurst were at No.1 T.T.U. at Turnberry.
    February 8th 1944, “F/Lt K.W. Noble (118390) Staff Pilot and F/O G.G. Whitehurst (141701) Pilot No.6 Crew, No.39 Beaufighter Course killed in flying accident.”
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Hi Col

    Thanks for that, however, the question mark was about whether he was in that aircraft rather than the identity of the unit, my apologies for any confusion.

    Malcolm

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