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    440331 - Unaccounted Airmen - 31-3-1944

    From Henk's list -

    AZORES
    INCE, George Alexander - AC1c - 1640757 - RAFVR - Lajes, Azores.

    EGYPT
    HEWINS, Leslie David - LAC - 1654906 - RAFVR - Heliopolis, Egypt.

    REPUBLIC of IRELAND
    O'CONNELL, Michael - LAC - 965960 - RAFVR - Thurles (St. Patrick's),County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland.

    UK
    COX, Walter John - LAC - 904964 - RAFVR - Oxford (Headington), Oxfordshire.
    PAVITT, Alfred - AC2c - 1460444 - RAFVR - South London Crematorium, Mitcham, Surrey.
    RHODES, Neville William - AC1c - 1620791 - RAFVR - Leeds (Lawnswood), Yorkshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    BRUNT, George Arthur Devonshire - LAC - 1606097 - RAFVR - Fort Macleod (Union), Alberta, Canada.

    POLAND
    COCHRAN, Dennis Herbert - F/O (W/Op/A/G) - 122441 - RAFVR - Poznan Old Garrison, Poland.

    UK
    ALLEN, William George - P/O (Flt/Engr) - 170456 -D F M - RAFVR - Hampstead, London.

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    Ancestry.com has

    Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 forGeorge Arthur Devonshire Brunt

    Died of Pneumonia following Aircraft Accident.
    No 7 SFTS

    It gives no other data however.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello,

    Re: POLAND - 122441 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Dennis Herbert COCHRAN RAFVR.

    One of the 50 airmen murdered after the Great Escape. F/O Cochran was shot down on 8/9-10-1942 in No.10 OTU Whitley V AD671, whilst on an Anti-Sub Patrol. See: BCL7/167.

    Col.
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    Hi

    EGYPT
    HEWINS, Leslie David - LAC - serving with 282 Wing.

    REPUBLIC of IRELAND
    O'CONNELL, Michael - LAC - not Eng/Wales.

    CANADA
    BRUNT, George Arthur Devonshire - LAC - the aircraft was Anson II, 7469 on 24 Mar 1944

    UK
    COX, Walter John - LAC - registered in Chichester.
    PAVITT, Alfred - AC2 - registered in Battersea.
    RHODES, Neville William - AC1 - registered in Warwick.
    ALLEN, William George - P/O (Flt/Engr) - not Eng/Wales.

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    Hello,

    UK (2) ALLEN DFM.

    31-3-1944
    No.13 MU
    Mosquito NF.XIII MM578

    Aircraft broke up on test flight over Cockayne, Hatley, Bedfordshire.

    42126 F/L (Pilot) George Edward HILL RAF + (Unit: 245 Sqdn on CWGC)
    170456 P/O (Flt. Eng.) William George ALLEN* DFM RAFVR +

    Both deaths registered, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. June, 1944. 2Q.

    * The then, F/Sgt Allen, was shot down over France on 16/17 April, 1943, in No.35 Sqn Halifax II W7873. He successfully evaded and returned to the UK. See: BCL4/109.

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    24 yr old O'Connell is registered as died in his native district of Roscrae, Tipperary in Ireland, so take it that he died of an illness probably.
    Dennis Burke
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