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    Default Details for two RAF Sgts, buried in Nassau War Cemetery...?

    Hello everyone

    Buried in the Nassau War Cemetery are the following two RAF Sergeants:

    Sgt Henry GOWANS, 548699, died 16th October 1944, aged 24
    F/Sgt Robert Stanley LEWIS, 1523173, died 28th October 1944, aged 21

    Has anyone got any details about their respective losses?

    Many thanks.

    Regards,

    Simon

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    Hi,

    Both serving with 111 O.T.U (RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-47)

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark. I've seen 'RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-47' mentioned before - what exactly is it, if that's not a daft question?

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    Simon

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    Hello,

    Re: 1523173 Sgt Robert Stanley LEWIS - 28-10-1944 - Possibly:

    28-10-1944
    No.111 OTU
    Mitchell II FW148

    Lost height after bombing run and flew into trees at Yanacraw Hill, New Providence Island, Bahamas.

    55632 F/O (Pilot) Arthur Henry FOREMAN RAF +
    157831 F/O (Pilot) Ernest Roy BARTLETT RAFVR +
    165240 P/O (Nav.) Leslie Somerville WOODESON RAFVR +
    1522659 Sgt (W.Op[Air]) John CARBERRY RAFVR +
    1603964 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Raymond Cyril Walter BENTICK RAFVR +
    1523173 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Robert Stanley LEWIS RAFVR +

    All buried Nassau War Cemetery.

    Needs confirmation, repeat confirmation.

    Col.
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    Thanks Col. Can anyone confirm...??

    Regards

    Simon

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    Can't confirm but all names on same casualty list as Killed on Active Service (Casualty Communique No. 477) March 1945

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    Hi Simon,

    I have the CD - Second World War Overseas Deaths- Army, Navy, RAF and Indian Staff Deaths. Shows Name, Rank Service Number or Rating, Unit or Branch, Year of Death.

    Also available on many genealogy websites.

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark - I think I might get a copy of that, it looks really useful.

    Regards

    Simon

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    G'day Chaps

    This aircraft was a Lend-Lease aircraft

    Requisition Number - 4617

    Contract Number - AC-19341

    It was built as a B-25D and given the U.S.A.A.F. serial number 42-87474

    When it came to the Royal Air Force it was designated as a Mitchell Mk. II and re-serialed to FW148

    Col's gen on the crash is correct.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Thanks for the confirmation Chris, much appreciated.

    So has anyone anything further on my other chap, Gowans...?

    Regards

    Simon

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