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    440911 - Unaccounted Airmen - 11-9-1944

    From Henk's List -

    FRANCE
    PARKER, Frederick John - AC1c - 1657253 - RAFVR - St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

    UK
    ARTHUR, Peter Frederick.Fendick - W/O(Pilot) - 1271614 - RAFVR - St. Albans (Hatfield Road) Cemetery, Hertfordshire.
    CHARLTON, William Frederick.Samuel - AC1c - 1411693 - RAFVR - Neath ( Ynysymaerdy) Cemetery, Glamorganshire.
    HEWITT, Kenneth Francis - Sgt(Nav) - 1324954 - RAFVR - Staines (London Road) Cemetery, Middlesex.
    OWEN, Griffith Evan - AC1c - 1667676 - RAFVR - Nefyn New Cemetery, Caernarvonshire.
    PARKIN, James Campbell - F/L(Pilot) - 124569 - RAFVR - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    WAKELEN, Richard Bailey Baxter - LAC - MiD - 1344160 - RAFVR - Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium, Edinburgh.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    SUDAN
    TURNER, William Eric - LAC - 1669722 - RAFVR - Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan.

    UK
    GRAHAM, John Jardine - P/O - 182163 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    HARWOOD, Ernest - Sgt - 1853911 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    JUBB, John Brown - Sgt (WoP-A/G) - 1596573 - RAFVR - Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery, Durham.
    MACLEAN, Thomas Hector - Sgt - 1565670 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    RAMSAY, Howard William - F/S (Pilot) - 571776 - RAF - Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium, Gloucestershire. [ Hurricane IIc - LF382 - 1690 Flt ].
    RUMSBY, John Noel - F/S - 1586158 - B.E.M - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

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    PARKIN 124569 - Mustang AP174, struck by Mustang AM102 - see here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/D.../Data/8828.txt

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    JUBB 1596573 - Proctor DX191 of 2 R.S. struck trees during forced landing at Shipston-on-Stour on 10th September 1944. Pilot F/Sgt R A Corbett 427851 RAAF was killed, and Jubb (W/T Pupil) died of his injuries on September 11th.

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    Hi

    FRANCE
    PARKER, Frederick John - AC1 - 5053 CMSU.

    SUDAN
    TURNER, William Eric - LAC - SHQ Khartoum.

    UK
    ARTHUR, Peter Frederick.Fendick - W/O(Pilot) - not Eng/Wales?
    CHARLTON, William Frederick.Samuel - AC1 - registered in Ruthin.
    HEWITT, Kenneth Francis - Sgt(Nav) - registered in Ampthill.
    OWEN, Griffith Evan - AC1 - registered in Ruthin.
    WAKELEN, Richard Bailey Baxter - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    GRAHAM, John Jardine - P/O - probably killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, MF337 of No 34 Wing SU, which disappeared on a ferry flight.
    HARWOOD, Ernest - Sgt - see Graham.
    MACLEAN, Thomas Hector - Sgt - see Graham.
    RAMSAY, Howard William - F/S (Pilot) - Hurricane IIc - LF382 - 1690 Flt ].
    RUMSBY, John Noel - F/S - see Graham.

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    Richard Wakelen died of Tuberculosis in the City Hospital Edinburgh.

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    Hello

    ARTHUR, Peter Frederick.Fendick - W/O(Pilot) - 1271614 - his G.R.R. Form on the CWGC entry lists his unit as 51 O.T.U.

    I'm wondering if this could possibly be the Frederick P. Arthur, aged 23, registered Ampthill? That would tie in with:

    HEWITT, Kenneth Francis - Sgt(Nav) - 1324954 - also 51 O.T.U., also registered Ampthill.

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    hi
    was wondering if anyone had located some more info on

    HEWITT, Kenneth Francis - Sgt(Nav) - 1324954 - RAFVR - Staines (London Road) Cemetery, Middlesex.

    he was my grandfather,
    i got a call a few years ago from his brother in law not long before he passed away, and told me what he remembered.

    i have just received the telegram of his passing and states aircraft accident, which tallies with what his brother in law said, that his aircraft crashed on approach to RAF Cranfield (a beaufighter from his recollection)
    and was suspected that when they switch to landing tanks, that one was empty (due to being shot/damaged) and the aircraft flipped over and dove into the ground, but i have no knowledge of whether this was possible or probable, or just a story of his.
    i'm hoping that someone with more knowledge could answer this for me?
    also if this was the case, then i would have thought there would be more info? here it states cause of death unknown.

    any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

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