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    Hello,

    4406011 - Unaccounted Airmen - 11-6-1944

    From Henk's list -

    CANADA
    MOTT, James Gordon Victor - LAC - R138732 - RCAF - Saint John ( Fernhill), New Brunswick, Canada.

    FRANCE
    LAYTHAM, John - LAC - 1521861 - RAFVR - Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

    UK
    BURTON, Philip Alfred - AC2c - 3008891 -RAFVR - Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
    PORTEOUS, Hugh Stoddart - Cpl - 1104516 - RAFVR - Galashiels (Eastlands), Selkirkshire.
    WARDLE, George - LAC - 275424 - RAF - Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    UK
    GREEN, Douglas Scott - F/O - 143375 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    RONAYNE, Charles Stanford - F/O (Nav) - 152497 - RAFVR - Little Massingham (St. Andrew), Norfolk. [ Mosquito II - HJ916 - 141 Sqn ].

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    G'day

    "CANADA
    MOTT, James Gordon Victor - LAC - R138732 - RCAF - Saint John ( Fernhill), New Brunswick, Canada."

    Non-aviation related death.

    Cheers...Chris

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    LAYTHAM - is shown on the website detailing No. 101 R.A.F. Beach Flight in Normandy, which states:

    In the evening of 10th June, L.A.C. John Laytham (1521861) accidentally shot himself “whilst on anti-sniper patrol and point duty at No. 4 R.A.F. Assembly Area”. John, a 21 year old from Blackpool, Lancashire, died of his wounds. His grave can be found in Hermanville War Cemetery.

    http://www.rafbeachunits.info/html/1...ch_flight.html

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    GREEN 143375 is listed as being a member of 83 Group Support Unit in RAF Deaths Overseas.

    Regards

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    Hi

    UK
    BURTON, Philip Alfred - AC2 - registered in Swindon (RAF Hospital, Wroughton?)
    PORTEOUS, Hugh Stoddart - Cpl - not Eng/Wales?.
    WARDLE, George - LAC - registered in Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire.
    GREEN, Douglas Scott - F/O - probably killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, MN976 of No 83 GSU, which failed to return from an air test and is presumed to have come down in the sea off Dungerness.
    RONAYNE, Charles Stanford - F/O (Nav) - Mosquito II - HJ916 - 141 Sqn ].

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    Cpl Hugh Porteous died from a perforated ulcer leading to other complications in Leanchoil Hospital Forres.
    Chris

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    Malcolm

    Isn't that Typhoon MN876 for Green, rather than MN976?

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    141 Squadron RAF de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.II HJ916 (http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=72257)
    Broke up in flight, throwing the pilot clear, before crashing on the Suffolk - Cambridgeshire border some 2 miles south of Chippenham and roughly the same distance north of Newmarket.
    F/Lt. Riddoch was badly hurt and was detained in White Lodge hospital at Newmarket.
    Crew:
    F/Lt (121.206) Peter Anthony RIDDOCH (pilot) RAFVR - injured
    F/O (152.497) Charles Stanford RONAYNE (nav.) RAFVR - Killed

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    The impact point must have been on - or very near - RAF Snailwell? That Station ORB might contain some details? Shouldn't bother going with a metal-detector! The site is currently part of the Godolphin Racing Stables Gallops - plenty of very large Dissuading Gentlemen??
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Hi Simon

    You are correct it should be MN876.

    Malcolm

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