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    441107 - Unaccounted Airmen - 7-11-1944

    From Henk's List -

    ITALY
    BENSON, Leslie - LAC - 1035648 - RAFVR - Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    DAVIDSON, Andrew - AC2c - 1022810 - RAFVR - Dalnottar Cemetery, Dunbartonshire.
    GIBSON, William Edward - Cpl - 1355869 - RAFVR - Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery, Northumberland.
    KANE, Joseph - Cpl - 1552178 - RAFVR - Base Signals & Radar( or is it Repair ?) Unit (BSRU) - Glasgow (St. Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glasgow.
    MILLAR, Thomas Peacock - Cpl - 1343543 - RAFVR - Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery, Renfrewshire.
    OWEN, Robin James - AC2c - 1626172 - RAFVR - Maidenhead Cemetery, Berkshire.
    SALMON, Anthony - F/O(Pilot) - 175266 - RAFVR - Heston (St. Leonard) Churchyard, Middlesex.
    TEAGUE, John Roy Frederick - P/O(Pilot) - 180136 - RAFVR - Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery, Surrey.
    WHAWELL, William Joseph - P/O(Pilot) - 180125 - RAFVR - Wigston Cemetery, Leicestershire.
    WHEELER, Ronald - Cpl - 1169475 - RAFVR - Base Signals & Radar( or is it Repair ?) Unit (BSRU) - Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery, Somerset.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    BELGIUM
    FORD, Leonard Charles - LAC - 1188857 - RAFVR - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    WENDON, William Eber - Wng/Cdr - 35098 - RAF - Oostende New Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    UK
    ALDERSON, Aubrey Sydney - AC1c - 1693774 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    BUTLER, William Charles - AC1c - 1634210 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    CAWLEY, Francis - Cpl - 1483995 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    *COWARD, Archibald Cyril - LAC - 1354119 - RAFVR - Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk.
    FALLOWS, William Alfred - Cpl - 1083789 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    FOLKARD, George Henry - Cpl - 927456 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    JAMES, The Reverand. Dewi Henri - Chaplain - Sqdn/Ldr - 106645 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [LST 420].
    JONES, Alfred George Ernest - LAC - 1430980 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    KENDALL, Arthur John - LAC - 1658440 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    McKEEMAN, The Reverand. Eric Walter - Chaplain - Sqdn/Ldr - 136536 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ LST 420].
    MUDD, John Thomas - Cpl - 610703 - RAF - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ LST 420].
    *ORROM, Leslie Patrick - LAC - 1281687 - RAFVR - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
    OWEN, Arthur - Cpl - 539040 - B.E.M - RAF - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    *POSTLETHWAITE, David - Cpl - 1022686 - RAFVR - Burscough Bridge (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard, Ormskirk, Lancashire.
    ROGER, John Adamson - AC2c - 1822552 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SALTER, Frank - LAC - 1326702 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SCANLON, Laurence - LAC - 1670043 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SELWAY, Frank - LAC - 1700183 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SHEAD, Percival James - LAC - 1230250 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SKILLINGS, Bernard - LAC - 1214543 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SKINNER, Walter Henry - LAC - 1683849 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SLACK, Ivor - LAC - 1716840 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SLATER, Walter James - LAC - 1633586 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SPENCE, Edward Pemberton - LAC - 1465122 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SPILLMAN, Charles John - Cpl - 1266151 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    STIRZAKER, James Rowland - Cpl - 1104529 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    STOCKWELL, Cyril Henry - Sgt - 1486881 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    TAYLOR, Leonard Reginald Osborne - Sgt - 1441269 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    THOMAS, William Herbert - AC1c - 2204577 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    THOMPSON, Francis William Snowden - AC1c - 1643886 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [LST 420].
    TICKLE, Donald Wingfield - AC1c - 1583614 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    TURNER, Arthur - Cpl - 534020 - RAF - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WALKER, William Henry - LAC - 1492905 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WARDROBE, Peter - LAC - 1114449 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WEINBERG, Alec - LAC - 1620051 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WILKINGS, Sydney Frank - LAC - 1650096 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WILLIAMS, William Spencer - AC2c - 1413535 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WITHEYMAN, Glyn - LAC - 1702597 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WOOD, Alan Wilmot Walton - Cpl - 1207598 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    WOOD, Alec - AC1c - 1591183 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    YOUNG, William Graham - AC1c - 1342198 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    YOUNG, Edwin Wilfred James - Sgt - 943672 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    YOUNG, John Jeffrey - LAC - 1509918 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    Many if not all were lost in LST 420 which hit a mine, exploded and broke in two.
    Are any of the above named Airmen known not to have been aboard LST 420 ?
    I marked three (*) that I think were not involved with LST 420's loss.
    From the WWW I read that half of the ship was recovered sometime in the 1990's, were remains also recovered at that time if so what became of the remains ?

    Alex

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    Hi


    ITALY
    BENSON, Leslie - LAC - 334 Wing

    BELGIUM
    FORD, Leonard Charles - LAC - 105 OTU.
    WENDON, William Eber - Wng/Cdr - LST420.

    DAVIDSON, Andrew - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?.
    GIBSON, William Edward - Cpl - registered in Sleaford.
    KANE, Joseph - Cpl - 1552178 - RAFVR - Base Signals & Radar Unit (BSRU) - LST420
    MILLAR, Thomas Peacock - Cpl - not Eng/Wales?.
    OWEN, Robin James - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?.
    SALMON, Anthony - F/O(Pilot) - 175266 - registered in Melton Mowbrey.
    TEAGUE, John Roy Frederick - P/O(Pilot) - registered in Melton Mowbrey.
    WHAWELL, William Joseph - P/O(Pilot) - registered in Melton Mowbrey.
    WHEELER, Ronald - Cpl - Base Signals & Radar Unit (BSRU) - LST420
    COWARD, Archibald Cyril - LAC - registered in Deben.
    ORROM, Leslie Patrick - LAC - registered in Deben.
    POSTLETHWAITE, David - Cpl - registered in Deben.

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    DAVIDSON 1022810 - registered in the District of Old Kilpatrick, Dunbarton. He is described as a 'Drapery Salesman (Army Pensioner)'. His wife is listed as Agnes Jane Groundwater, as per the CWGC entry, so it's definitely him. He died at 3.30 am at East Lodge Cochno Duntocher, of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (3 years, 6 months) and Exhaustion.

    MILLAR 1343543 - registered Northern District of Aberdeen. Died at 10.55 pm at the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, of Frontal Sinus Suppuration, Osteomyelitis of the Skull and Cerebral Abscess.

    OWEN 1626172 - not on Scotland's People.

    Regards

    Simon

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