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    Default 440304 - Unaccounted Airmen - 4-3-1944

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    440304 - Unaccounted Airmen - 4-3-1944

    From Henk's list -

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    BROWN, Leslie George - LAC - 1600199 - RAFVR - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
    HAMBLETON, George - AC2c - 1644778 - RAFVR - Gargrave (St. Andrew ), Yorkshire.
    LOEWI, George Frederick - F/L - 119437 - RAFVR - Willesden Liberal Jewish, Middlesex.
    PASSEY, Frank Leonard - MM - LAC - 1628309 - RAFVR - Willesden New, Middlesex.
    SIMMONS, Frederick William - Sgt - 610291 - RAF - Doncaster (Hyde Park), Yorkshire.
    WARD, Arthur George - AC2c - 1667772 - RAFVR - Eastleigh, Hampshire.
    WRIGHT, James - Cpl - 542702 - RAF - Belfast (Millltown) R C, County Antrim.
    YOUNG, John Stuart - Cpl - 647986 - RAF - Penarth, Glamorganshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -
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    BODSWORTH, George Henry - Sgt(Nav) - 1575448 - RAFVR - Leicester (Gilroes), Leicestershire. [ Wellington III - HZ134 - 20 OTU ].
    BOGAN, Amos Frederick - Sgt - 625459 - RAF - Oxford (Botley), Oxfordshire. [ Wellington X - HE229 - 11 OTU ].
    CHENEY, Frederick - Sgt(WoP/A/G) - 1486586 - RAFVR - Gomersal (St. Mary), Yorkshire. Died of wounds - [ Wellington III - HZ134 - 20 OTU ].
    MILLS, Arnold William - Sgt (A/G) - 2220740 - RAFVR - Manchester , Lancashire. [ Wellington III - HZ134 - 20 OTU ].

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    BROWN, Leslie George - LAC - registered in Aldershot.
    HAMBLETON, George - AC2 - registered in Howden.
    LOEWI, George Frederick - F/L - registered in Amersham.
    PASSEY, Frank Leonard - MM - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    SIMMONS, Frederick William - Sgt - possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, V8137 of No 54 OTU, which dived into the ground near Kelso.
    WARD, Arthur George - AC2 - registered in Aldershot.
    WRIGHT, James - Cpl - registered in Merioneth.
    YOUNG, John Stuart - Cpl - registered in Hereford.
    BODSWORTH, George Henry - Sgt(Nav) - Wellington III - HZ134 - 20 OTU.
    BOGAN, Amos Frederick - Sgt - Wellington X - HE229 - 11 OTU.
    CHENEY, Frederick - Sgt(WoP/A/G) - Wellington III - HZ134 - 20 OTU.
    MILLS, Arnold William - Sgt (A/G) - Wellington III - HZ134 - 20 OTU.

    Malcolm

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    From the 60 M.U. orb. George Hambleton "sustained fatal injuries whilst on duty at Breighton. The injuries were caused by the collapse of Halifax aircraft LV817 during salvage operations."

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Frank Leonard Passy 1628309, attached to 5010 ACS, died in SSQ at RAF Stornoway from a fractured skull sustained in a fall complicated by broncho pneumonia

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    George Frederick Loewi 119437, attached to ACAS(I) DD13, died in the Chalfont Nursing home, Chalfont St. Peters, of a combination sub acute bacterial endocarditis, streptococus viridans and aortic and mitral regurgitaion
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 7th March 2021 at 14:12. Reason: Loewi nor Lowei

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Marie Jean Paul Picard R 136534 , died in the Montreal neurological institute of motor neuronitis

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    James Wright 542702 , a maintenance assistant attached to Number 13 Armament Practice Camp , was killed at 13:12 hours at Dyffryn on Sea when he was hit by bullets from an aircraft engaged on an air to ground firing excercise
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 9th July 2021 at 17:17.

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Hi

    SIMMONS, FREDERICK WILLIAM (610291) age: 25 RAF
    WARD, ARTHUR GEORGE (1667772) age: 39 RAFVR
    BROWN, LESLIE GEORGE (1600199) age: 21 RAFVR

    All serving with No 137 Airfield and killed in a accident in the bomb dump at Hartford Bridge

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi

    SIMMONS, FREDERICK WILLIAM (610291) age: 25 RAF
    WARD, ARTHUR GEORGE (1667772) age: 39 RAFVR
    BROWN, LESLIE GEORGE (1600199) age: 21 RAFVR

    All serving with No 137 Airfield and killed in a accident in the bomb dump at Hartford Bridge

    Malcolm
    Oh well done there Malcolm, another " aircraft death assumption " corrected

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    Default Re: 440304 - Unaccounted Airmen - 4-3-1944

    Just noticed an earlier (old) message which will need a database correction;

    "SIMMONS, Frederick William - Sgt - possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, V8137 of No 54 OTU, which dived into the ground near Kelso."

    The relevant Air-Britain serials book does indeed say V8137 crashed on 4 March 1944.
    The database entry says 4 January 1944:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=V8137
    but links to the death of two crew on 24 March 1944.

    So three different dates are quoted.
    Easy enought to fix our database, but before I do, can someone please definitively confirm the correct date for the loss of V8137?

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