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    440809 - Unaccounted Airmen - 9-8-1944

    From Henk's List -

    FRANCE
    STEPHENSON, Albert Arthur - Cpl - 1491881 - RAFVR - La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.

    UK
    ADAMS, Reginald George - Cpl - 1353569 - RAFVR - City of London Cemetery & Crematorium, Manor Park, Essex.
    LASSMAN, Leonard AC1c - 1263603 - RAF - East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery, Essex.
    MITCHELL, William Irvine George - LAC - 1337491 - RAFVR - Brixham (St. Mary) Churchyard, Devon.
    PORTEOUS, James Cowan - AC1c - 1077288 - RAFVR - Gladsmuir Parish Churchyard, East Lothian.
    WHITE, Arthur Joseph Heathcote - Sgt - 1094493 - MiD - RAFVR - York Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    WILSON, Frank Joseph - F/L (Pilot) - 66034 - RAFVR - Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery, Lancashire.
    WOOLGAR, Leonard Frederick - W/O (Pilot) - 1331623 - RAFVR - Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery, Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    UK
    CAMPS, Hubert John - F/L (Nav) - 102295 - RAFVR - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
    THOMAS, Thomas Glanville - F/O (A/G) - 157983 - RAFVR - Southampton Crematorium, Hampshire.

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    UK - MITCHELL.

    9-8-1944
    No.51 OTU, Twinwoods Farm.
    Martinet X NR502

    Aircraft crashed 1130, while drogue towing, at Cottage Farm, Little Blakenham, nr Ipswich, Suffolk. Pilot was attempting a forced-landing due to engine failure and struck some high-tension cables on his approach to field. The aircraft crashed and burnt out.

    AUS40110 F/Sgt (Pilot) Maxwell Alan MAINE RAAF - Seriously injured
    1337491 LAC (Drogue/Op.) William Irvine George MITCHELL RAFVR +

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    FRANCE
    STEPHENSON, Albert Arthur - Cpl - not listed in GRO Lists

    UK
    ADAMS, Reginald George - Cpl - registered in Southport.
    LASSMAN, Leonard AC1 - registered in Hendon
    PORTEOUS, James Cowan - AC1 - not Eng/Wales?.
    WHITE, Arthur Joseph Heathcote - Sgt - registered in Louth.
    WILSON, Frank Joseph - F/L (Pilot) - registered in Oxford.
    WOOLGAR, Leonard Frederick - W/O (Pilot) - possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN787 of RAF North Weald, which crashed after swinging on take off.
    CAMPS, Hubert John - F/L (Nav) - killed whilst flying in Mosquito XX, KB209 of the A & AEE High Altitude Flight, which dived inverted into the ground during a test flight.
    THOMAS, Thomas Glanville - F/O (A/G) - see Camps

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    PORTEOUS, James Cowan - AC1c - 1077288 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 9.05 a.m. at Hay Avenue, Craigmillar due to pulmonary TB, from which he had been suffering for three years.

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    I am highly interested in the loss of Sgt I.T Clarke and his pilot Plt Off R A. Clark in Boston W8353. As far as I can trace this is what happened
    A routine event happened when a crew from 4 Aircraft Dispatch Unit took off in a 114 Sqn Boston to ferry it to No.51 R&SU to be repaired but it crashed. The initial casualty report on the pilot -who was Australian and thus the report is in the Australian National Archives - stated the reasons for the crash were unknown and that it was an accident. This classification was later changed to the cause of the crash being categorized as “Flying Battle”, which generally means the aircraft was on an operational sortie, which it was not, or it was caused by enemy action. David Gundby and Pelham Temple’s book “Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean Vol 2” states the cause was an encounter with enemy aircraft. If so the only likely candidates were NAGr 11 on a Tactical Recce mission. The German Command SW Daily report only mention a freelance fighter sweep and two a/c shot down by Flak.

    Has anything surfaced in the last six years on what happened???? Hopefully we can then have the most current info in Mediterranean Air War Vol 5, which is nearing completion, but interesting questions like this keep popping up.

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    Russell

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