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    440308 - Unaccounted Airmen - 8-3-1944

    From Henk's list -

    EGYPT
    HILL, Charles (Charles Frederick - CWGC)- Cpl - 1138447 - RAFVR - Fayid, Egypt.

    Republic of IRELAND
    GOUGH, Gerrard - F/L - 108865 - RAFVR - Inchicore (Golden Bridge), Republic of Ireland.

    ITALY
    SUGDEN, Harold - LAC - 543086 - RAF - Sangro River, Italy. [CWGC - 80 Sqdn).

    LIBYA
    WILLIS, John Charles - Sgt (Pilot) - 1621067 - RAFVR - Tripoli, Libya.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    BANGLADESH
    JONES, Albert Thomas Leslie - AC1c - 1444524 - RAFVR - Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    INDIA
    STRAWBRIDGE, Robert James - LAC - 1318503 - RAFVR - Calcutta (Bhowanipore), Kolkata, India.

    UK
    BELL, Joseph William - Sgt (Pilot) - 1495200 - RAFVR - Darlington North, Durham.

    USA
    DURSTON, John Reginald - LAC - 1605740 - RAFVR - Mesa City, Arizona, USA.

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    EGYPT
    HILL, Charles (Charles Frederick - CWGC)- Cpl - serving with 2 TARU.

    Republic of IRELAND
    GOUGH, Gerrard - F/L - not Eng/Wales?.

    LIBYA
    WILLIS, John Charles - Sgt (Pilot) - probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LB647 of No 2 ADU, which flew into the ground near Tarhuna in Italy in bad weather.

    BANGLADESH
    JONES, Albert Thomas Leslie - AC1 - serving with 175 Wing.

    INDIA
    STRAWBRIDGE, Robert James - LAC - serving with 'B' Flt, 22 AACU.

    UK
    BELL, Joseph William - Sgt (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9209 of No 63 OTU, which crashed near Kenilworth.

    USA
    DURSTON, John Reginald - LAC - serving at 4 BFTS.

    Malcolm

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    HILL, Charles (Charles Frederick - CWGC)- Cpl - serving with 2 TARU.

    Republic of IRELAND
    GOUGH, Gerrard - F/L - not Eng/Wales?.

    LIBYA
    WILLIS, John Charles - Sgt (Pilot) - probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IV, LB647 of No 2 ADU, which flew into the ground near Tarhuna in Italy in bad weather.

    BANGLADESH
    JONES, Albert Thomas Leslie - AC1 - serving with 175 Wing.

    INDIA
    STRAWBRIDGE, Robert James - LAC - serving with 'B' Flt, 22 AACU.

    UK
    BELL, Joseph William - Sgt (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9209 of No 63 OTU, which crashed near Kenilworth.

    USA
    DURSTON, John Reginald - LAC - serving at 4 BFTS

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    INDIA
    STRAWBRIDGE, Robert James - LAC - serving with 'B' Flt, 22 AACU.
    Very likely this
    B Flight of 22 AACU, Target Towing Vengeance AP132 crashed at Tollygunge, Calcutta, killing a number of civilians. Cause - petrol leak in front cockpit. The pilot baled out, but the passenger remained with the aircraft and was killed. The aircraft was completely burnt out.
    Last edited by Jagan; 7th April 2016 at 00:44.

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    F/Lt Gough died of natural causes in Belfast Emergency Hospital
    He was ADMINISTRATIVE AND.SPECIAL DUTIES BRANCH. ON his 1924 Irish wedding cert he is listed as being a 'Soldier'.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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