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    440722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-7-1944

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    ANDERSON, Eric - Sgt(Pilot) - 1624096 - RAFVR - Fayid, Egypt.
    RANKIN, Ian Matthew - F/L (Pilot) - 119258 - RAFVR - Fayid, Egypt.

    ITALY
    JAMES, Raymond - AC1c - 1671156 - RAFVR - Cagliari (St. Michele) Communal, Italy.

    UK
    DAY, Albert E - LAC - 1287249 -
    LANDRETH, Cyril Broadbent - Cpl - 1007656 - RAFVR - Wallsend (Holy Cross), Northumberland.
    McKENDRY, James - LAC - 972646 - RAFVR - Wimbledon (Gap Road), Surrey.
    REED, Albert - AC1c - 1529275 - RAFVR - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. John's Westgate & Elswick), Northumberland.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    WITCHERLEY, William Harold - LAC - 2201284 - RAFVR - London (Woodland), Ontario, Canada.

    UK
    BIRT, Alexander Arthur - F/S (Pilot) - 1319830 - RAFVR - Portsmouth (Kingston), Hampshire.
    KIRK, John - Sgt (A/G) - 1827419 - RAFVR - Newbattle Cemetery, Midlothian. [ Wellington X - HZ262 - 20 OTU ].
    McCONNELL-JONES, Adam Carter Hay - F/O (Nav) - 149143 - RAFVR - Cambridge City , Cambridgeshire. [ Mosquito IV - DK300 - 1655 MTU ].
    PRING, Albert George - Sgt(A/G) - 913891 - RAFVR - Newton Poppleford, Devon. [ Wellington X - HZ262 - 20 OTU ].
    SUNTER, Arnold - F/O (Air Bomber) - 154310 - RAFVR - New Shildon (All Saints), Durham. [ Wellington X - HZ262 - 20 OTU ].
    WILMER, John - F/L - 120497 - RAFVR - Golders Green Crematorium, Middlesex. [ Mosquito IV - DK300 - 1655 MTU ].

    Alex

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    Birt was killed near Cupar, while with No.9 (P)AFU.

    July 22nd 1944, “Mid D.D. Jones, a naval pupil and his instructor, F/S A.A. Birt were killed when their aircraft crashed at Springfield, Cupar, Fifeshire.”
    July 22nd 1944, “Midshipman (A) D.D. Jones, Naval Student, and No.1319830, Flight Sergeant Birt, A.A., were killed in a flying accident.”

    Sunter, Pring and Kirk are as per you listing.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    ANDERSON, Eric - Sgt(Pilot) - serving at RAF Fayid
    RANKIN, Ian Matthew - F/L (Pilot) - serving at RAF Fayid

    ITALY
    JAMES, Raymond - AC1 - 328 Wing.

    CANADA
    WITCHERLEY, William Harold - LAC - He was serving with No 4 AOS when he accidentally drowned.
    .

    UK
    DAY, Albert E - LAC - probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, EB724 of No 116 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Weston-super-Mare during recovery from a dive.
    LANDRETH, Cyril Broadbent - Cpl - registered in Truro.
    McKENDRY, James - LAC - registered in Surrey M E.
    REED, Albert - AC1 - registered in Midhurst.
    KIRK, John - Sgt (A/G) - Wellington X - HZ262 - 20 OTU ].
    McCONNELL-JONES, Adam Carter Hay - F/O (Nav) - Mosquito IV - DK300 - 1655 MTU ].
    PRING, Albert George - Sgt(A/G) - Wellington X - HZ262 - 20 OTU ].
    SUNTER, Arnold - F/O (Air Bomber) - Wellington X - HZ262 - 20 OTU ].
    WILMER, John - F/L - Mosquito IV - DK300 - 1655 MTU ].

    Malcolm

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    May be of interest - article in local press on mosquito DK300-McCONNELL-JONES, Adam Carter Hay - F/O (Nav) - 149143 - RAFVR - Cambridge City , Cambridgeshire. [ Mosquito IV - DK300 - 1655 MTU ].


    http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News...0811070000.htm

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    Hello

    LANDRETH, Cyril Broadbent - Cpl - 1007656 - the Western Morning News of July 26th 1944:

    “Accidental death” was the verdict recorded by the Coroner (Mr. L. J. Carlyon) at an inquest at Truro yesterday on Corpl. Cecil Broadbent Landreth, 29, who died in the Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro, on Saturday from injuries received through colliding with an Army lorry when he was riding a pedal cycle.

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    Simon

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