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    440613 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 13-6-1944

    From Henk's list -

    WAAF
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    ATWOOD, Helen Pamela - Section Officer - 675 - WAAF - Kinclaven Parish, Perthshire.
    EVANS, Sarah Winnifred Jane - ACW2c - 2120115 - WAAF - Nantddu Burial Ground, Brecknockshire.
    SUCH, Joan - Cpl - 2021968 - WAAF - Watford North, Hertfordshire.

    BAHAMAS
    JONES, William James - F/L - 113952 - RAFVR - Nassau, Bahamas.

    UK
    BROWN, Norman Warrener - LAC - 339372 - RAFVR - Hornchurch, Essex.
    JEFFS, Frank - LAC (Pilot U/T) - 1603032 - RAFVR - Kelsall (St. Philip), Cheshire.
    MEARS, Wilfred Bonham - AC1c - 1491733 - RAFVR - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire.
    PATERSON, William George - Sgt (A/G) - 1024471 - RAFVR - Torryburn, Fifeshire.
    REED, Frederick James - Sgt - 1585303 - RAFVR - Cambridge City, Cambridgeshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    WIGGER, Peter Edward - LAC - 1871845 - RAFVR - Delhi, India.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    BYROM, Harry Martin - AC2c - 1588357 - RAFVR - Johannesburg (West Park), Gauteng, South Africa.

    UK
    ABERNETHY, Joseph Sanderson - AC2c - 873289 - RAFVR - Glasgow Western Necropolis, Glasgow.
    BROWN, Edward - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - 1591916 - RAFVR - Leeds (Harehills), Yorkshire. [ Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU ].
    CURRUMS, William Norman - Sgt - 1685011 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Halifax III - MZ952 - 578 Sqn ].
    DAWSON, Ray Alexander - F/O (Pilot) - 146916 - RAFVR - LLanbeblig Public, Caernarfon, Caernarvonshire. [ Anson I - EG472 - 9 AFU ].
    DULAIT, Andre Joseph Julien Christain (Belgian) - F/O - 145279 - RAFVR - The Maidenhead Register, Berkshire. 408 (RCAF) Sqdn. [ Lancaster II - DS772 - 408 Sqn ].
    GUNNING, John Edgar - P/O (Nav) - 164054 - RAFVR - St.Osyth, Essex. [ Anson I - EG472 - 9 AFU ].
    KEVERN, Peter Walter Diment - Sgt (Pilot) - 1586629 - RAFVR - Heavitree (St. Michael), Devon. [ Tiger Moth II - DE260 - 11 EFTS ].
    MACKENZIE, Archibald - F/S (Pilot) - 1576269 - RAFVR - Glasgow Crematorium, Glasgow. [ Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU ].
    MORTON, John William - P/O (WoP/A/G) - 177198 - RAFVR - Seaton Hirst (St. John ), Northumberland. [ Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU ].
    POTTS, John Frederick - Sgt (WoP/A/G) -1867154 - RAFVR - Shirley (St.John ), Surrey. [ Wellington X - LP397 - 28 OTU ]. ALSO ? [ Anson I - EG472 - 9 AFU ].
    SILCOX, Cyril - Sgt (Nav) - 1623736 - RAFVR - Harrogate (Stonefall), Yorkshire. [ Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU ].
    SPENCER, William Grove - Sgt (Air Bomber) - 1587146 - RAFVR - Didbrook (St. George), Gloucestershire. [ Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU ].
    STAR, Joseph - F/O (Pilot) - 53473 - RAF - Nottingham (Wilford Hill), Nottinghamshire. [ Wellington X - LP397 - 28 OTU ].

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    Section Officer Helen Atwood died by drowning at Silver Sands Aberdour Fife. The conclusion was that she committed suicide as her husband had been reported missing since 6th June D Day.
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    ATWOOD - I was wondering whether her missing husband had in fact died, but discovered that Helen wasn't married (see additional information from CWGC). Maybe it was her fiancÚ that was missing. Additional checking on probate records shows her described as a spinster.

    Daughter of Comdr. George Evelyn Laverton Atwood, R.N. and Madeline Elizabeth Atwood, of East Tisbury, Wiltshire. Her brother, George Robert Colvin Atwood, also died on service.

    Do you know whether her 'fiance' died on not?

    Martyn

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    Martin,
    I have looked at Scotland's People death certificate. She is named as 'Atwood or Brown' and there is mention of her husband's death after D-Day, The circumstances of her death are as described. If a copy of the cert. would be helpful send me a pm with your Email address.
    HTH

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 11th March 2014 at 16:36. Reason: typo

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    Hi

    INDIA
    WIGGER, Peter Edward - LAC - serving with 305 MU.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    BYROM, Harry Martin - AC2 - serving at 2 AS

    UK
    EVANS, Sarah Winnifred Jane - ACW2 - registered in Merthyr Tydfil.
    SUCH, Joan - Cpl - registered in Southend on Sea.
    BROWN, Norman Warrener - LAC - registered in Lewisham.
    JEFFS, Frank - LAC (Pilot U/T) - registered in Sleaford.
    MEARS, Wilfred Bonham - AC1 - registered in Gloucester Rural.
    PATERSON, William George - Sgt (A/G) - killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP397 of No 28 OTU, which crashed in a steep dive near Mayfield in Staffordshire as it emerged from cloud during a cross country training flight.
    REED, Frederick James - Sgt - registered in Bury St Edmunds.
    ABERNETHY, Joseph Sanderson - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?.
    BROWN, Edward - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - possibly Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU
    CURRUMS, William Norman - Sgt - Halifax III - MZ952 - 578 Sqn ].
    DAWSON, Ray Alexander - F/O (Pilot) - possibly Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU
    DULAIT, Andre Joseph Julien Christain (Belgian) - F/O - Lancaster II - DS772 - 408 Sqn ].
    GUNNING, John Edgar - P/O (Nav) - Anson I - EG472 - 9 AFU ].
    MACKENZIE, Archibald - F/S (Pilot) - possibly Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU
    MORTON, John William - P/O (WoP/A/G) - possibly Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU
    POTTS, John Frederick - Sgt (WoP/A/G) -Anson I - EG472 - 9 AFU ].
    SILCOX, Cyril - Sgt (Nav) - possibly Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU ].
    SPENCER, William Grove - Sgt (Air Bomber) - possibly Anson I - EG233 - 1 AFU
    STARR, Joseph - F/O (Pilot) - Wellington X - LP397 - 28 OTU ].

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Dave, I was just wondering whether the missing report turned out to be correct and or if her 'husband' had ironically survived. Unfortunately with such a common name as Brown it will be difficult to locate him unless someone knows more.

    Martyn

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    Anson EG233:
    Silcox, recovered alive from the crash site by MO & staff from No.11 AGS but died on the 14th at Douglas Hospital (reg as Onchan)
    All below found dead at crash site, primary cause of deaths being head injuries.
    Spencer (reg as Maughold)
    Morton (reg as Maughold)
    MacKenzie (reg as Maughold)
    Brown (reg as Maughold)

    Anson EG472:
    Flying Officer Ray Alexander Dawson, RAFVR, P - Killed (reg as Pwllheli)
    Pilot Officer John Edgar Gunning, RAFVR, N - Killed (reg as Pwllheli)
    Sergeant Harry Howard, RAFVR, WO (Inst) - Survived
    Pilot Officer Donald Archibald McFadyen, RCAF, BA - Killed (reg as Pwllheli)
    Sergeant John Frederick Potts, RAFVR, WO/AG (u/t) - Killed (reg as Pwllheli)

    Wellington LP397 BCL 7 (and corrections) plus http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co...landslp397.htm
    Last edited by alclark; 11th March 2014 at 23:54. Reason: Registration districts added
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    BYROM, Harry Martin - AC2c - 1588357 - died in hospital
    (Lancashire Evening Post, 14 June 1944)

    Martyn

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    Hello

    REED, Frederick James - Sgt - 1585303 - the Daily Mirror of November 1st 1944 reported the trial of Sgt. James Finbar Buckley, a 21 year old rear gunner in the same air crew, who had fired a shot from a Sten gun that killed Reed. The jury
    found Buckley not guilty of murder and not guilty of manslaughter and discharged him.

    The Dundee Courier of July 6th 1944 had reported that Reed was fond of a joke and a leg-pull, and had told Buckley "You can't frighten me." Buckley picked up a Sten gun, put a magazine in and aimed it at Reed. Two shots had gone off, and Reed was hit in the head. Buckley made a statement that "I pointed the Sten gun above him, took my eyes off the sights and elevated the gun. I pressed the trigger. I did not think the gun would fire without a round being placed in the breech lock, and I cannot undertand how it did fire."

    ABERNETHY, Joseph Sanderson - AC2c - 873289 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website record him as Joseph Saunderson Abernethy, greyhound racecourse kennelsman, and that he died at 3.20 p.m. at 6, Towerhill Road, Glasgow, due to pulmonary TB.

    Regards

    Simon

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