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    440606 - Unaccounted Airmen - 6-6-1944

    From Henk's list -

    FRANCE
    DAY, Francis Edward James - (Canadian) - Cpl - 632267 - RAF - [CWGC = 5158T M.S.U.] - Bayeux, Calvados, France.
    GRANT, Robert Gordon Sharp - Sqdn/Ldr - 81307 - RAFVR - Bayeux , Calvados, France.
    HIGHFIELD, Douglas Charles - F/L - 117492 - RAFVR - Bayeux, Calvados, France.
    MIDDLETON, Eldred Francis - Cpl - 1285110 - RAFVR - Bayeux, Calvados, France.
    PARR, Richard Croxton - LAC - 1527578 - RAFVR - Bayeux, Calvados, France. [ CWGC = 15082 GCI].

    UK
    EARP, Terence Claude Francis - Sqdn/Ldr - 88688 - D F C - RAFVR - Boldon, Durham.
    FANCOURT, Albert Henry - LAC - 862656 - RAF - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ CWGC = No.1 R.A.F Beach Unit ].
    INGRAM, William Douglas - F/L - 31332 - RAF - Hawkinge, Kent.
    McNAUGHT, Joseph - LAC - 1562096 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ CWGC = No.1 R.A.F Beach Unit ].
    STONEHOUSE, John Robert - AC2c - 988734 - RAFVR - Birtley (Elizabethville) R C, Durham.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    EGYPT
    BRIDGER, Bernard Edward - Sgt - 1602521 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    COLTART, Donald Pemberton - P/O _ 162267 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    DOCKER, Alan Robert - Sgt - 1818699 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    PEARSON, Arnold - Sgt - 1058536 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    RADDAN, Edward Ernest William - Sgt - 1580830 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    WRIGHT, George Basil - Sgt - 123853 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

    UK
    CADMAN, Peter Marshall - F/L (Pilot) - 114221 - D F C - RAFVR - Canterbury , Kent. [ Oxford I - L4616 - 3 FIS ].
    ROOTS, Harold Henry Victor - F/O(Pilot) - 50340 - RAF - Bearsted (Holy Cross), Kent. [ Oxford I - L4616 - 3 FIS ].

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    FRANCE
    DAY, Francis Edward James - (Canadian) - Cpl - probably killed during Overlord.
    GRANT, Robert Gordon Sharp - Sqdn/Ldr - serving with 125 Wing and was killed when the vessel he was travelling in was sunk by a mine in the Channel
    HIGHFIELD, Douglas Charles - F/L - serving with 15082 GCI, probably killed during Overlord.
    MIDDLETON, Eldred Francis - Cpl - serving with 6205 BD Flt
    PARR, Richard Croxton - LAC - serving with 15082 GCI, probably killed during Overlord.

    EGYPT
    BRIDGER, Bernard Edward - Sgt - serving at Qastina.
    COLTART, Donald Pemberton - P/O _ serving at Qastina.
    DOCKER, Alan Robert - Sgt - serving at Qastina.
    PEARSON, Arnold - Sgt - serving at Qastina.
    RADDAN, Edward Ernest William - Sgt - serving at Qastina.
    WRIGHT, George Basil - Sgt - serving at Qastina.

    UK
    EARP, Terence Claude Francis - Sqdn/Ldr - registered in Border.
    FANCOURT, Albert Henry - LAC - probably killed during Overlord.
    INGRAM, William Douglas - F/L - not Eng/Wales?.
    McNAUGHT, Joseph - LAC - probably killed during Overlord.
    STONEHOUSE, John Robert - AC2 - registered in Durham N.
    CADMAN, Peter Marshall - F/L (Pilot) - Mosquito, ? of 418 Sqn during an intruder operation.

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    The men of 15082 GCI were lost on OMAHA beach - see

    http://www.therafatomahabeach.com/?page_id=1133

    and (in detail)

    http://www.rquirk.com/cdnradar/cor/chapter11.pdf - this includes a photo of the burnt out vehicles in which they were travelling.

    Googling 15082 GCI brings up several hits.

    Brian

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    Hello,

    Just a little on 88688 S/L Terence Claude Francis EARP DFC RAFVR.

    OBITUARY - FALLEN OFFICERS - ROYAL AIR FORCE.

    SQUADRON LEADER TERENCE CLAUD FRANCIS EARP D.F.C., who died suddenly on active service on June 6, was the son of Professor and Mrs. Frank Earp, of Steyning, Essex. He enlisted in the R.A.F.V.R. in 1939 and was commissioned in 1940. In August 1942, he was awarded the D.F.C. for gallantry with No.58 Squadron. During the previous 15 months he had completed numerous sorties, including attacks on Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Stettin, Kiel, and other important targets, and always pressed home his attacks in the face of the heaviest opposition. On one occasion he flew his badly damaged aircraft back from Hamburg with one engine unserviceable and made an excellent landing without injury to any of the crew. He leaves a widow and one son.

    See: The Times. Friday, June 16, 1944, p.7.

    30 Nov-1 Dec 1941
    No.58 Sqn
    Whitley V Z9211:GE-Q
    Op: Hamburg

    T/o 1641 Linton-on-Ouse. Ditched off Grimsby, Lincolnshire, while returning to base. The crew were rescued by a passing trawler.

    88688 P/O (Pilot) Terence Claude Francis EARP (later DFC)
    P/O McKenzie*
    Sgt Carmichael*
    Sgt Stewart
    909970 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Frank Thomas Victor CAIRNS RAFVR (later 137329 F/O DFC - 466 Sqn RAAF).

    BCL2/187.

    * Re: McKenzie & Carmichael, see BCL2/156. 10-11 October 1941 - 58 Sqn Whitley V Z9204 (first drenching).

    And finally: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-June-6th-1944

    Col.
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    Cadman was lost in 3 FIS crash Oxford L4616 it appears.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...9-near-Bristol

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    FANCOURT, Albert Henry - LAC - 862656
    McNAUGHT, Joseph - LAC - 1562096 and
    INGRAM, William Douglas - F/L - 31332 - the G.R.R. Form on Ingram's CWGC entry also lists his unit as "102 Beach Flt. 1 Beach Sqdn."

    From this site: http://www.rafbeachunits.info/List_o...ch_flight.html

    6th June 1215
    S.S.SAMBUT Serial 3211, London Convoy, hit off DOVER by shell fire from Cross Channel guns. F/Lt W.D. Ingram (31332) seriously wounded.

    6th June 1230
    Ship hit by further salvo and orders given to abandon ship.
    On roll-call F/Lt W.D. Ingram (31332), 862656 LAC Fancourt A.H., and 1562096 McNaught J, (the latter two were last seen in the water alongside the vessel) were missing. Survivors of this serial were eventually landed in the U.K.


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    Simon

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