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    Hello,

    440214 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 14-2-1944

    From Henk's list -

    WAAF
    UK
    DEELEY, Iris Miriam - LACW - 2130707 - WAAF - City of London, Manor Park, Essex.

    EGYPT
    SHANN, Arthur Frederick - Sgt - 639287 - RAF - Heliopolis, Egypt.

    UK
    BALLARD, Cyril James - F/O (Flg/Instr) - 149960 - RAFVR - Kirkheaton, Yorkshire.
    BOSTOCK, Walther Bert - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1032947 - RAFVR - Northwich, Cheshire.
    COLLINSON, James - P/O (Nav/Instr) - 168979 - RAFVR - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. Andrews & Jesmond), Northumberland.
    DEE, John Samuel - W/O - 358989 - RAF - Edinburgh (Warriston), Edinburgh. [DOAS].
    DEXTER, John - Sgt (Nav) - 1451684 - RAFVR - Chester (Blacon), Cheshire.
    IZZARD, Phillip David - Sgt (WoP/A/G) -578635 - RAF - Mill Hill, Middlesex.
    LYE, William Harold - P/O - 157682 - RAFVR - Fulford, Yorkshire.
    WILKINSON, Frederick Gilbert - F/O (WoP/A/G) - 119524 - RAFVR - Withernsea, Yorkshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's site's -

    INDIA
    BURTON, Leonard William - AC2c - 1662713 - RAFVR - Delhi, India.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    BARKER, Benjamin - Sgt (Pilot U/T) - 1015042 - RAFVR - Kimberley (West End), Northern Cape, South Africa.[ Oxford - 3588 - 21 AS ].

    SRI LANKA
    BROOKS, Walter Leslie - LAC - 1275075 - RAFVR - Colombo (Liveramentu), Sri Lanka.

    UK
    KING, Ernest Leslie - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - 798753 - RAFVR - Chester (Blacon), Cheshire.

    Possible aircraft:
    14/2/44 Kittyhawk IV 5 sqn (SAAF) Italy FX613
    14/2/44 Oxford 21 Air School (SAAF) S.Africa SA3588
    14/2/44 Wellington III 22 OTU UK HZ110
    14/2/44 Spitfire VIII 32 sqn Yugoslavia JF344
    14/2/44 Mosquito FB.VI 60 OTU UK/Sea HX863
    14/2/44 Typhoon Ib 174 sqn France JP548
    14/2/44 Typhoon Ib 174 sqn France MM962
    14/2/44 Typhoon Ib 247 sqn France JP649
    14/2/44 Spitfire Vc 274 sqn Italy ES318
    14/2/44 Spitfire IX 317 sqn France MH870
    14/2/44 Wellington XIV 407 sqn N.Ireland HF142
    14/2/44 Spitfire IX 412 sqn UK MH734
    14/2/44 Ventura V 459 sqn Middle East/Sea FP545
    14/2/44 Spitfire IV 682 sqn LWT BR430
    14/2/44 Halifax II 1652 HCU UK W1005
    14/2/44 Halifax II 1674 HCU UK/Sea BB278


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    HF142 was discussed previously in this Forum. 5 crew killed, included Lt. D.B. Bleser, USAAF and one RCAF and three RAF. Crashed on takeoff from Limavady.

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    Hi Alex
    From Findmypast,
    Iris Deeley,21, registered at Woolwich
    Dexter and King are both taken from GRO War deaths and registration place unknown, Unit 1674 HCU. this suggests Halifax BB278 which you have as "UK/SEA" which might explain the "unknown" registration on Findmypast, however both are buried in Chester so may have been recovered.
    Regards
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    Hi Alex,

    I think we can exclude following aircraft from the "possible list":

    http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a59.htm

    FP545 ? 137-33464 459 Sqn.
    Lost on convoy escort flight 16/02/1944
    FlgOff LA Caldow 409078 KIA
    FSgt EMS Norris 408265 KIA
    Woff JNL Roy R108470 RCAF KIA
    Woff DV Walker R104210 RCAF KIA


    http://forcedlanding.pagesperso-orange.fr/aitchison.htm
    Typhoon Ib 247 sqn France JP649


    Pavel
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 11th November 2013 at 21:00.
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    Some more aircraft from the possible list which does not fit with Unaccounted casualties listed:

    http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussi...;article=15117
    81643 S/L William Winder McConnell 174 Sq. Typhoon MM962 14/2/44

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Typhoon
    On 14 February 1944, another Typhoon was captured and later flown in Zirkus Rosarius. JP548 of 174 Squadron, force landed after engine failure near Marigny, France; the pilot, F/O Proddow evaded capture. This Typhoon crashed at Reinsehlen on 29 July 1944, killing Feldwebel Gold.[26]


    http://www.google.cz/url?sa=t&rct=j&...,d.Yms&cad=rja
    14.2.1944 Spitfire Mk VIII JF344 No 32 Sqn Flt/Lt Brodie Baska Voda, Yugoslavia Hit by flak during second approach to the target; dived into the sea


    http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf...ldsrobert.html
    Wellington III 22 OTU UK HZ110
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    DEELEY, Iris Miriam - LACW - 2130707 - WAAF - City of London, Manor Park, Essex.

    very sad story:(

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/radio53/6038690928/
    http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/ernest_kemp.htm
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    Hi, The 60 OTU ORB has Mosquito HX 867 crashing into the sea off RHYL During air firing Practise crew being F/lt Culcheth Pilot - F/O Morton Nav both killed no other
    accidents Listed in the 60 OTU ORB for this DAY .

    Phill jones

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    Hello,

    Eliminate: 14/2/1944 Spitfire IV 682 sqn LWT BR430.

    14-2-1944
    No.682 sqn
    Spitfire IVT BR430

    Took off Tocra for a photo recce of two targets, Candia and Piraeus. In view of the fact that strong winds were forecast, BR430 was instructed to turn back to Tocra at 1545, irrespective of the cover up to then. The aircraft was correctly on track to Candia at 1412, and 164m from base. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft after that and it did not return to base. At 1720, with the aircraft overdue, air sea rescue action was initiated but no trace of the missing aircraft or pilot was found. No distress calls were received from the aircraft.

    Aus420029 F/Sgt (Pilot) Vincent Alwyn McCARTHY RAAF + (Attached to 682 Sqn, from 680 Sqn)

    See: Alan Storr (edited).

    Col.

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    M J Hurst's "Air Crashes in the Lake District" has Ballard, Bostock, Collinson, Izzard, Paul Alfred Olson RCAF and 'three others' on Halifax BB278 of 1674 HCU.

    See also:

    http://www.rafb24.com/index.php?opti...-heavy-convers

    "Halifax BB278...captained by F/O C.J. Mallard [sic] RCAF"

    Regards

    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 12th November 2013 at 09:49. Reason: Added Olson's first names

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    SHANN, Arthur Frederick - Sgt - serving at 130 Embarkation Unit.

    INDIA
    BURTON, Leonard William - AC2 - serving with 226 Group Pool.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    BARKER, Benjamin - Sgt (Pilot U/T) - Oxford - 3588 - 21 AS.

    SRI LANKA
    BROOKS, Walter Leslie - LAC - serving at Vavuniya

    UK
    BALLARD, Cyril James - F/O (Flg/Instr) - Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278.
    BOSTOCK, Walther Bert - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278.
    COLLINSON, James - P/O (Nav/Instr) - Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278
    DEE, John Samuel - W/O - not Eng/Wales?. [DOAS].
    DEXTER, John - Sgt (Nav) - Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278.
    IZZARD, Phillip David - Sgt (WoP/A/G) -Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278.
    LYE, William Harold - P/O - Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278.
    WILKINSON, Frederick Gilbert - F/O (WoP/A/G) - Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278 .
    KING, Ernest Leslie - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - Halifax II 1674 HCU BB278

    Malcolm

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