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    Default 440815 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-8-1944

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    440815 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-8-1944

    From Henk's List -

    ITALY
    TROBRIDGE, David Arthur George - W/O(Pilot) - 1496360 - RAFVR - Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy.

    UK
    BROCK, Cyril John - Cpl - 918748 - RAFVR - Oxford Crematorium, Oxfordshire.
    CASHIN, John William - AC1c - 1044080 - RAFVR - Middlesbrough (Thorntree) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    FLEET, John Arthur - Cpl - 1549233 - RAFVR - Peel Green Cemetery, Lancashire.
    MASKELL, Frederick Charles - LAC - 962144 - RAFVR - Pettaugh (St. Catherine) Churchyard, Suffolk.
    MOLESWORTH, Anthony Oliver - Grp/Capt - RAF - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
    SHAW, George Hodgson - LAC - 1481921 - RAFVR - Birkenshaw (St.Paul) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
    SMITH, James Lister - Sqdn/Ldr - 89712 - RAFVR - Aberuthven Cemetery, Perthshire.
    SNUGGS, Clifford Henry - AC2c - 1879680 - RAFVR - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    WILKINS, George Albert - Sqdn/Ldr (Pilot) - 45120 - D F C - RAF - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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    REEVES, Arthur H - AC2c(Pilot U/T) - 1808706 - RAFVR - Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    UK
    BLYTH, David Nairn - F/O (Nav) - 152432 - RAFVR - Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery, Edinburgh.
    HALE, Arthur - Sgt (Nav/WoP) - 1672855 - RAFVR - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne(Byker & Heaton) Cemetery, Northumberland. [ Tiger Moth II - N6538 - 9 EFTS - Pilot was Sgt. Garrett who was injured ].
    PIPER, John Simpson - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1880334 - RAFVR - Coulsdon (St. John) Churchyard, Surrey. [ Halifax V - DG277 - 1663 HCU ].
    TRASK, Donald Roy - Sgt (A/G) - 798775 - RAFVR (Newfoundland) - Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Extensions (Or Burial ground), Ross & Cromarty. [ Sunderland III - DP197 - 4 OTU ].

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    TROBRIDGE 1496360 - Flight Magazine has him KOAS, and there's a newspaper clipping on ancestry.co.uk which states he was killed in an aircraft accident in Africa.

    Edit: he was serving with 3 Aircraft Delivery Unit

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    Simon
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    Hi

    ZIMBABWE
    REEVES, Arthur H - AC2 (Pilot U/T) - possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard II, EX357 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed on this date.

    UK
    BROCK, Cyril John - Cpl - registered in Henley.
    CASHIN, John William - AC1 - registered in Middlesborough.
    FLEET, John Arthur - Cpl - registered in Stafford.
    MASKELL, Frederick Charles - LAC - registered in Ipswich.
    MOLESWORTH, Anthony Oliver - Grp/Capt - probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L4635 of the Metropolitan Communication Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Newmarket after catching fire in the air.
    SHAW, George Hodgson - LAC - registered in Northumberland Central.
    SMITH, James Lister - Sqdn/Ldr - see Molesworth.
    SNUGGS, Clifford Henry - AC2 - registered in Hendon.
    WILKINS, George Albert - Sqdn/Ldr (Pilot) - see Molesworth.
    BLYTH, David Nairn - F/O (Nav) - registered in York.
    HALE, Arthur - Sgt (Nav/WoP) - Tiger Moth II - N6538 - 9 EFTS].
    PIPER, John Simpson - F/S (Flt/Engr) - Halifax V - DG277 - 1663 HCU ].
    TRASK, Donald Roy - Sgt (A/G) - Sunderland III - DP197 - 4 OTU ].

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    I can find the following listed as DOAS in the late 1944 magazines
    J A Fleet, G H Shaw, C H Snuggs

    I cannot seem to find Brock, Cashin, Maskell, Blyth in Flight magazines.

    The National Wills/Probate Calender gives C J Brocks place of death as 'Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Joint Sanitorium', Peppard, Oxfordshire. He was from Oxford.

    Blyth is mentioned at this link as having died of wounds from the crash of Stirling EF210. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...ire/ef210.html
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    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    FLEET, John Arthur - Cpl - 1549233 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The General Infirmary, Stafford.

    MASKELL, Frederick Charles - LAC - 962144 - the Diss Express of August 25th 1944 reported that he died in the Ipswich Hospital due to an internal complaint. He had been discharged from the R.A.F. the previous June after serving in the R.A.F. for four years.

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    Simon

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    Default Re: 440815 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-8-1944

    ITALY
    TROBRIDGE, David Arthur George - W/O(Pilot) - 1496360 - RAFVR - Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy.

    W/O David Trobridge was flying Spitfire JF494. Aircraft caught fire shortly after take-off, crashed. Pilot killed.
    Information taken from Group 216 monthly accident report

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    Default Re: 440815 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-8-1944

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    TROBRIDGE, David Arthur George - W/O(Pilot) - 1496360

    Just a query on this one - is JF494 actually a Spitfire serial...?

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: 440815 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-8-1944

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    HALE, Arthur - Sgt (Nav/WoP) - 1672855 - RAFVR - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne(Byker & Heaton) Cemetery, Northumberland. [ Tiger Moth II - N6538 - 9 EFTS - Pilot was Sgt. Garrett who was injured ].
    Dragging up rather an old post!
    Everything I can find (notably from Tiger Moth guru Malcolm Fillmore) says that Tiger Moth N6538 was lost on 18 August 1944 whilst serving with 14 EFTS Elmdon. It crashed during aerobatics at Shustoke, Warwickshire after the ailerons jammed.

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