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    440220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-2-1944

    From Henk's list -

    UK
    CLARK, William Harry - W/O - 505980 - RAF - Waterlooville, Hampshire.
    FOSTER, Collen Jackson - AC2c (Pilot U/T) - 1677789 - RAFVR - Thornton Garden of Rest, Lancashire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's site's -

    INDIA
    HUTTON, Donald Leith - Cpl - 1368354 - RAFVR - Gauhati, India.

    MALTA
    WARDELL, Aubrey alfred - Sgt - 923374 - RAFVR - Malta Memorial, malta.

    NETHERLANDS
    GWYNNE, John Vernon - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1764165 - RAFVR - Eindhoven (Woensel), Noord-brabant, Netherlands.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    FAULDS, George - AC2c - 1568871 - RAFVR - Kroonstad new, Free State, south Africa. [ Tiger Moth - 2455 - 7 AS ].

    UK
    ASHMORE, Vincent Joseph - Sgt (WoP) - 1580565 - RAFVR - Ilkeston (Park), Derbyshire. [ Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU ].
    BEWICK, Christopher - Sgt(Pilot) - 817070 - RAF(Auxiliary Air Force) - Aberdeen (Allenvale), Aberdeenshire.
    CONSTABLE, William John - Sgt (nav) - 1394740 - RAFVR - Ashbourne,Derbyshire. [ Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU ].
    GRANT, Joseph William Francis - Sgt (Pilot) - 1561577 - RAFVR - Colinton Parish, Edinburgh.
    HILL, Frederrick - Sgt (A/G) - 1357289 - RAFVR - Birningham (Witton), Warwickshire. [ Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU ].
    McNULTY, Edwin - F/O (Pilot) - RAFVR - Hodsock (Langold), Nottinghamshire.
    ROBERTS, William Ivor - Sgt (Pilot) - 1585505 - RAFVR - Bristol (Canford), Gloucestershire. [ Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU ].
    THORPE, Charles James (Paddy) - F/O (Nav) - 151940 - RAFVR - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. Nicholas), Northumberland.

    ZIMBABWE
    BEAUMONT, Francis Thomas - Sgt (Pilot) - 1456095 - RAFVR - Gweru, Zimbabwe.

    Alex

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    WARDELL 923374 - killed in action whilst defending the Anzio beachhead. A bit more info about him here:

    http://www.margatecivicsociety.org.u...0II%20rev1.pdf

    McNULTY 149624 and THORPE 151940 - Beaufighter VIc JL616 of 6 (C) O.T.U. See here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...n-of-Newcastle

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    Hello,

    UK (2) - 1561577 Sgt Joseph William Francis GRANT

    20-2-1944
    Staff Pilot Training Unit, Cark.
    Anson I LT433

    Aircraft detailed for a non-operational night flying navigational training flight. Crashed into mountain at night, Pen Llithwrig-y-Wrach, 5m SE of Bangor, Caernarvon.

    1561577 Sgt (Pilot) Joseph William Francis GRANT RAFVR +
    1533699 Sgt (Nav.) R BIRCH RAFVR - seriously injured
    1107907 W/O (Staff W./Op.) T RENTON RAFVR - seriously injured
    AUS423649 P/O (Pupil W./Op.) Mervyn John BYRNE RAAF - seriously injured.

    Col.
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    GWYNNE, John Vernon - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1764165 - was on board Lancaster DS776 OW "A" from 426 Squadron.

    see http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/willem12.htm

    Martyn

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    Hi

    INDIA
    HUTTON, Donald Leith - Cpl - serving with 7 C & M Party

    MALTA
    WARDELL, Aubrey alfred - Sgt - He is listed as LST 305 but there are also four other on the Malta Memorial for the same day listed as 15076 AMES, possibly connected?. LST305 was sunk by U-230 of the beaches at Anzio

    NETHERLANDS
    GWYNNE, John Vernon - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - killed whilst flying in Lancaster II, DS776 OW-A of No 426 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter at Valkenswaard in Holland en-route to a raid on Leipzig.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    FAULDS, George - AC2 - Tiger Moth - 2455 - 7 AS.

    UK

    CLARK, William Harry - W/O - registered in Hammersmith.
    FOSTER, Collen Jackson - AC2 (Pilot U/T) - registered in Biggleswade.
    ASHMORE, Vincent Joseph - Sgt (WoP) - Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU.
    BEWICK, Christopher - Sgt(Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7064 of No 11 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground.
    CONSTABLE, William John - Sgt (nav) - Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU.
    GRANT, Joseph William Francis - Sgt (Pilot) - registered in Conway.
    HILL, Frederrick - Sgt (A/G) - Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU.
    McNULTY, Edwin - F/O (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC, JL616 of No 9 (C) OTU, which crashed near Valley.
    ROBERTS, William Ivor - Sgt (Pilot) - Whitley V - LA927 - 42 OTU.
    THORPE, Charles James (Paddy) - F/O (Nav) - Beaufighter VIC, JL616 of No 9 (C) OTU.

    ZIMBABWE
    BEAUMONT, Francis Thomas - Sgt (Pilot) - possibly died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Harvard II, EX524 of No 22 SFTS, which crashed near Gwelo in Southern Rhodesia.

    Malcolm

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    W/O William Harry Clark was killed at his home, 62 Percy Road, Hammersmith, in a bombing raid. His wife Florence and daughter Judith were also killed.

    Mark

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