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    Default 440828 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-8-1944

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    440828 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-8-1944

    From Henk's List -

    BANGLADESH
    ARDLEY, Carlos Gbsoni - F/O - 160977 - RAFVR - Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.

    ITALY
    ATKINSON, Thomas Geoffrey - F/O - 158050 - RAFVR - Bari War cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    BATHGATE, John Cecil - Sgt - 759011 - RAFVR - Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxfordshire.
    PARRY, Joseph - Cpl - 965648 - RAFVR - Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    DUMBRILL, Wilfred Henry - LAC - 903632 - RAFVR - Kirkee War Cemetery, India.

    MOROCCO
    GRAHAM, Ian Andrew - F/O (A/G) - 155331 - D F M _ RAFVR - Ben M'Sik European Cemetery, Morocco.
    L'AMY, Henry Vernon - Sqdn/Ldr - 27201 - RAF(RAFO) - Ben M'Sik European Cemetery, Morocco.
    TAYLOR, Gordon Frederick - F/S (Nav) - 1397323 - RAFVR - Ben M'Sik European Cemetery, Morocco.
    THOMPSON, Lawrence - F/O (Pilot) - 175157 - RAFVR - Ben M'Sik European Cemetery, Morocco.

    UK
    CRAWFORD, John - Sgt - 1566714 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].
    FINCH, John Aidan Butler - Sgt - 1582444 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].
    JONAS, Adrian Conway - F/L (Pilot) - 125528 - RAFVR - Rickmansworth (Chorleywood Road) Hertfordshire.
    TIBBLES, Richard Edward - Sgt - 2235184 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].
    TRUFFET, Francis Herbert - Sgt - 1455172 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].
    WELHAM, Alfred John - P/O (Nav) - 165193 - RAFVR - Hintlesham (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, Suffolk.

    ZIMBABWE
    BROOKFIELD, Ronald Kenneth - LAC (Pilot U/T) - 1232825 - RAFVR - Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.
    COOKE, Alan John - AC1c (Pilot U/T) - 1185186 - RAFVR - Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.
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    Hello,

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    165193 P/O (Nav.) John Alfred WELHAM RAFVR.

    No.3 (O)AFU Anson I DJ663, crashed at Lindridge Farm (at map reference 793870), just south of Tuckhill, to the south east of Bridgnorth, at 1945 on 26 August, 1944. The crew were making a 'back beam approach' through cloud when the aircraft struck trees on the high ground to the south-west of the airfield and crashed. Three crewmen were killed instantly and the remaining two were seriously injured, of whom one, P/O Welham succumbed to his injuries on 28 August in the station hospital at RAF Bridgnorth.

    See:
    Pancakes & Prangs:Twentieth-Century Military Aircraft Accidents in Shropshire.
    Thorne,Thomas.
    Wrexham:Bridge Books,2013
    pp.237-8.

    Col.

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    I have Graham, L'Amy, Taylor, Thompson all on Dakota FL568 BOAC.

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    Hi

    BANGLADESH
    ARDLEY, Carlos Gbsoni - F/O - 230 MU.

    ITALY
    ATKINSON, Thomas Geoffrey - F/O - HQ Middle East.

    INDIA
    DUMBRILL, Wilfred Henry - LAC - SHQ Poona.

    BATHGATE, John Cecil - Sgt - possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, N6322 of No 15 (P) AFU, which crashed on the approach to Babdown Farm.
    PARRY, Joseph - Cpl - registered in Chester.
    CRAWFORD, John - Sgt - Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].
    FINCH, John Aidan Butler - Sgt - Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].
    JONAS, Adrian Conway - F/L (Pilot) - possibly killed whilst flying in Typhoon I, R8897 of No 83 GSU, which broke up in the air over Milford in Surrey.
    TIBBLES, Richard Edward - Sgt - Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].
    TRUFFET, Francis Herbert - Sgt - Whitley V - Z6739 - 19 OTU ].

    ZIMBABWE
    BROOKFIELD, Ronald Kenneth - LAC (Pilot U/T) - possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7304 of No 23 SFTS, which crashed at Myfoot in Southern Rhodesia.
    COOKE, Alan John - AC1 (Pilot U/T) - as Brookfield

    Malcolm

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

    Thomas Geoffrey Atkinson 158050 , died of acute anterior poliomyelitis
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 13th August 2021 at 19:06.

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    Default Re: 440828 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-8-1944

    Death Cert on familysearch says 3 miles west of
    Myfoot bombing range

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    Default Re: 440828 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-8-1944

    Possibly a typo


    Bombing ranges used by RATG during the 1950s were located at Inkomo, Kabanga, Miasi and Mielbo. Relief landing grounds used by RATG for training during

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    Default Re: 440828 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-8-1944

    Thanks Paul, have now got a copy of death certificate.
    Alan

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    Default Re: 440828 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-8-1944

    Alan

    Please do not delete posts when answered - may help other in future - and confuses other who may read thread


    For reference

    "Hi Malcolm
    I'm researching Alan John Cooke referenced above having been killed when crashed at Myfoot, Southern Rhodesia. Can you offer any further information, where exactly is Myfoot?
    Kind regards
    Alan"

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