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Thread: AC1 Ridgway or Ridgeway, 220 Sqdn, 15/04/1940

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    Bart FM Droog Guest

    Default AC1 Ridgway or Ridgeway, 220 Sqdn, 15/04/1940

    What is the right surname of this airman:?

    Aircraftman 1st Class George E. Ridgway [Ridgeway?], RAF 611142, 220 Sqdn., age 19, 15/04/1940, missing

    CWGC has him as: Ridgway
    Ross McNeill has him as Ridgeway in CCL

    He was aboard this plane:

    Type: Lockheed Hudson I
    Serial number: N7289, NR-J
    Operation: Patrol
    Lost: 15/04/1940

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Bart,

    Times casualty list 26 Apr 1940 has RIDGWAY.

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    Bart,

    Flight Magazine :-

    2-5-1940 Missing
    G.E RIDGWAY

    9-1-1941 Confirming Death
    G.E RIDGWAY

    Mark

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    Thanks, Mark and Ken, so I suppose 'Ridgway' is the correct version. I've one question though:

    "9-1-1941 Confirming Death
    G.E RIDGWAY" - Flight Magazine

    Is this an indication that his remains were found, or is this another way of saying 'missing, presumed killed'?

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Bart,

    No remains were found, or if they were they could not be positively identified. All four members of that crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial therefore they have no known grave.

    I believe RAF policy was to make presumption of death nine months after one went missing.

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    Thanks, Ken. Nine months... strange symbolical term.

    Regards,

    Bart

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