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    440512 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-5-1944

    From Henk's list -

    CANADA
    MacKAY, Hugh Leith Munro - Cpl(Armourer) - R166598 - RCAF - Port Alberni (Greenwood) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada.
    MILLS, William Frederick - F/S(Pilot) - R95119 - RCAF - Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada.

    ITALY
    DE LUCIA, John - AC2c (Radio Mech) - R161336 - RCAF - Padua War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    BASSETT, Frederick James - Sgt (WoP) - 1225691 - RAFVR - Leominster Moravian, Herefordshire.
    BROOM, Wilfred Henry - Sqdn/Ldr (Nav) - 64898 - RAFVR - Hatfiield Park, Hertfordshire.
    CLYNE, David Johnnston Robertson - W/O(Pilot) - 1550542 - RAFVR - Glasgow (Riddrie Park), Glasgow.
    HINE, Patrick William Noel - Sgt (Flt/Mech(Air)/AG) - 1806958 - RAFVR - West Norwood, London.
    TYRER, William - LAC - 1033207 - RAFVR - Liverpool (West Derby), Lancashire.


    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    UK
    MADDISON, Joseph - W/O - 510773 - RAF - Longbenton (Benton), Northumberland.
    ZANZOTTERA, Joseph Henry - F/O (Pilot) - 150058 - RAFVR - Manchester Southern, Lancashire.

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    GUDGER, Arthur Peter - Sgt - 1583364 - RAFVR - Harare (Pioneer), Zimbabwe.

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    CANADA
    MacKAY, Hugh Leith Munro - Cpl(Armourer) - died from injuries sustained when a bomb exploded at Ucluelet, BC.
    MILLS, William Frederick - F/S(Pilot) - Allison just says he died, no cause given.

    ITALY
    DE LUCIA, John - AC2 (Radio Mech) - he died or was killed whilst on loan to the British SIS.
    BASSETT, Frederick James - Sgt (WoP) - possibly killed whilst flying in Catalina IVA, JX273 of No 302 FTU, which flew into high ground near Vatersay in Argyllshire at night.
    BROOM, Wilfred Henry - Sqdn/Ldr (Nav) - registered in Hatfield.
    CLYNE, David Johnnston Robertson - W/O(Pilot) - see Bassett.
    HINE, Patrick William Noel - Sgt (Flt/Mech(Air)/AG) - see Bassett.
    TYRER, William - LAC - registered in Chichester.
    MADDISON, Joseph - W/O - registered in Stafford.
    ZANZOTTERA, Joseph Henry - F/O (Pilot) - see Oxford I, LW821 on 11 May

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    GUDGER, Arthur Peter - Sgt - serving with 28 EFTS.

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    Hello,

    UK.

    64898 Sqdn Ldr (Nav.) Wilfred Henry BROOM, RAFVR.

    BROOM, Squadron Leader Wilfred Henry BROOM, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (64898), Navigator, 1 Group HQ, Bawtry Hall, Yorks, Bomber Command, 12 May 1944, Died in a Road Traffic Accident, Killed in a motor car which collided with an army vehicle on the Barnett By-pass at North Mymms, Herts, 2 Civilians from 1 Group also died, Aged 24, Streatham, London, Hatfield Park War Cemetery, Herts.

    See: Failed To Return, Part Two, A-B/Hobson/N&MP/2019/p.972.

    Col.

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    Default Re: 440512 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-5-1944

    AC2 John DeLucia RCAF R161336 was born 14 Sep 1913 in Italy, resided at 1507 Robinson St, Niagara Falls, Canada working as an Accountant. Educated in Canada 1924 after his parents emigrated. Syracuse University, NY 1936-39 majored in romance languages. He enlisted and trained as U/t Radio Mechanic, he spoke English, Italian, Spanish and French. His service records show - RCAF Special Section "died while on indefinite leave without pay" that status of indefinite leave seems to start 31.12.1942. Cuttings from Canadian newspapers report that he served in North Africa, Italy and Northern Italy but was captured in Verona/Italy in May 1944 and shot.
    Last edited by PeteS; 1st May 2020 at 14:33.

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