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

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    Cyril Herbert Hughes 1161113 , a medically discharged airman, died at home in Northampton of pulmonary tuberculosis
    Having read above thread and very minor mention of 'GORE', who I am currently researching, 1132621 Corporal Edwin, d. 16 June, 1944, buried Karachi War Cemetery.
    Could anyone enlighten me of the circumstances of his death. Conflicting information that he was 34 or 355 Sqdn or 155 RSU (what is an RSU?).
    No mention of incident in 34 Sqdn ORB's of the date.
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    Default Re: 440616 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-6-1944

    Stewart,

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=17249

    RSU: Seen it as both Repair and Servicing Unit & Repair and Salvage Unit

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    Default Re: 440616 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-6-1944

    Hi

    155 RSU was 155 Repair and Salvage Unit but was based at Lydda in Palestine so unlikely he was with that unit if he was buried in Karachi

    However, he was killed whilst flying in Argus II, FS571 of No 144 RSU, which crashed after flying into trees at Latimber.

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    Default Re: 440616 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-6-1944

    Thank you gentlemen for your responses and pointers.
    However, I remain somewhat confused (.com).
    Have CWGC certificate + grave details + 1939 Register showing family in local residence.
    Nothing yet traced in local newspapers recording death or subsequent family members, but there were of course larger happenings in Normandy that week which would have taken pre-dominance.

    CWGC says GORE with 34 Sqdn. 34’s ORB’s (541) only records one-liner for 16 June, 1944, in that “Hurricane II LD 738, F/S Popplewell E.W., on local duty 1500-1530, carrying out A & E (Aircraft and Engine ?) Test at RAF Dergaon, Assam, India. Nothing further.
    ORB 540 says “weather was again bad all day. One a/c was on an A & E Test. Nothing further.

    Malcolm records in Thread 440616 of 2014 that George Timothy John CAHILL in Liberator BZ 959 of 34 Sqdn collided with a lorry and another a/c during taxi test and that GORE and Humphries are two other possibles.
    But, jonheyworth in the same Thread of 2021 reports that CAHILL was killed in a flying accident in Argus FS 571 near Lafamber (where’s that? Can’t find it on Google), and Malcolm reports in same Thread of 2021 that GORE was killed in the Argus FS 571.

    However Matt Poole also states that GORE killed in BZ 959.

    The ORB’s for 144 RSU are not yet digitised. Am I to go through the N.A.’s to find out what happened to GORE or does someone have a definitive.

    Stewart, (sorry to have gone on a bit)

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

    Charles William Crane 1242908 ,was taken dangerously ill on 15 june at Lagens and admitted to the Portuguese military hospital at Angra where he died of poliomyelitis

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

    Aubrey Newman Slack 1613196 , attached to 326 MU, was admitted to SSQ at RAF Binapur, where he died the following day of heat exhaustion

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