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    440616 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-6-1944

    From Henk's list -

    CANADA
    BRADY, Ralph Poston - Cpl (Armourer) - R/88792 - RCAF - Toronto (Westminster), Ontario, Canada.

    UK
    HUGHES, Cyril Herbert - AC2c - 1161113 - RAFVR - Northampton (Kingsthorpe), Northamptonshire.
    NICHOLS, Reginald Harry - AC2c - 1643554 - RAFVR - East Wickham (St. Michael), Kent.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CYPRUS
    TAYLOR, Frederick - Sgt - 1800802 - RAFVR - Nicosia, Cyprus. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].

    EGYPT
    GREENWOOD, John Brian - F/S - 1458102 - RAFVR - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].
    HALEY, Frederick - Sgt - 611486 - RAF - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].
    McLACHLAN, Ian - F/S - 1238118 - RAFVR - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].
    SMALE<,John Gideon Richard - Sgt - 1651615 - RAFVR - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].

    FRANCE
    BAKER, Ernest Reginald - Wng/Cdr (Pilot) - 40660 - D S O, D F C & Bar - RAFVR - Beny-Sur-Mer,Reviers, Calvados, France.

    INDIA
    SLACK, Aubrey Newman - LAC - 1613196 - RAFVR - Dellhi, India.

    LEBANESE REPUBLIC
    WHITLOCK, Robert - P/O - 163028 - RAFVR - Sidon, Lebanese Republic.

    PAKISTAN
    CAHILL, George Timithy John - F/S (Pilot) - 1335638 - RAFVR - Karachi, Pakistan.

    UK
    JEFFERIES, William Peter - Sqdn/Ldr (Flying Instructor) - 100542 - RAFVR - Bath (Haycombe), Somerset. [ Oxford I - ED236 - CFS ].

    ZIMBABWE
    STONE, Gordon Barry - AC2c (Pilot U/T) - 1473059 - RAFVR - Gweru, Zimbabwe.

    Alex

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    G'day

    Brady died of natural causes.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Alex, re: W/C Baker, I found this: -

    http://www.eregbaker.info/ww2_1944_16_june.htm

    Best as always,

    Greg
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    Hi

    CYPRUS & EGYPT
    TAYLOR, Frederick - Sgt - 1800802 - RAFVR - Nicosia, Cyprus. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].
    GREENWOOD, John Brian - F/S - 1458102 - RAFVR - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].
    HALEY, Frederick - Sgt - 611486 - RAF - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].
    McLACHLAN, Ian - F/S - 1238118 - RAFVR - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].
    SMALE<,John Gideon Richard - Sgt - 1651615 - RAFVR - Alamein, Egypt. [ Wellington X - LN867 - 77 OTU ].

    All listed as being at Qastiina

    INDIA
    SLACK, Aubrey Newman - LAC - serving with 326 MU.

    LEBANESE REPUBLIC
    WHITLOCK, Robert - P/O - probably killed whilst flying in Wellington X, HE766 of No 76 OTU, which was abandoned near Breha in Palestine during a night navigation exercise following an engine failure.

    PAKISTAN
    CAHILL, George Timithy John - F/S (Pilot) - possibly killed when Liberator III, BZ959 'E' of No 34 SAAF Sqn collided with a lorry and another aircraft during a fast taxying run to test the brakes, also Gore and Humphries are two other possibles.

    UK
    HUGHES, Cyril Herbert - AC2 - serving with 115 Sqn, registered in Northampton.
    NICHOLS, Reginald Harry - AC2 - registered in Bromley.
    JEFFERIES, William Peter - Sqdn/Ldr (Flying Instructor) - Oxford I - ED236 - CFS ].

    ZIMBABWE
    STONE, Gordon Barry - AC2 (Pilot U/T) - He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard II, EX242 of No 22 SFTS, which crashed in Southern Rhodesia, no further details (A-B states 17 Jun 1944).

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    Malcolm,

    Re: PAKISTAN - CAHILL. No.34 Sqn SAAF never served in the Far East. The unit was No 357 Sqn RAF. The date, 16-6-1944, is correct. Matt Poole discusses this incident in detail here:

    http://rquirk.com/RAFLiberators/Ough...0NOTESVer1.pdf p.36 of 90 (Pg 137: BZ959).

    Col.
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    Hi Col

    My mistake on the sqn, but I got the date 16 Jun from the Air Britain book on the Liberator

    Cahill was serving with 34 Sqn, which I inadvertently entered as 34 SAAF. The other two were serving with 144 RSU.

    Were the six killed and one injured RAF because there's no corresponding losses on 10 June

    Malcolm
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    Malcolm,

    Slipped up myself on date. Have amended previous posting.

    Col.

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Ralph Poston Brady R 88792 , attached to Number 6 RD, died of asphyxia following an operation for ghonorrea related prostate striction

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    George Timothy John Cahill 1335638 , attached to 34 Squadron, was killed in a flying accident when Fairchild Argus FS 571 crashed 4 miles North East of Lafamber on Kohat Bannu road

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Cyril Herbert Hughes 1161113 , a medically discharged airman, died at home in Northampton of pulmonary tuberculosis

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