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    441108 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 8-11-1944

    From Henk's List -

    ISRAEL
    McROBERT, James Douglas - LAC - 1371955 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.
    OKE, James Greville - LAC - 1199871 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.
    PORTER, Thomas - LAC - 1494476 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.
    RICHARDS, Percy - LAC - 1192751 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.
    SMITH, Gerald O'Connell - LAC - 1256482 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.
    SMITH, Roy - LAC - 1494523 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.

    UK
    CAMERON, John - LAC - 1345120 - RAFVR - Morar Burial Ground, Inverness-shire.
    HANRAHAN, Thomas Frederick - Cpl - 1163911 - RAFVR - Mitcham (London Road) Cemetery, Surrey.
    HIGGINS, Sandy Leonard - Cpl - 846785 - RAF(Auxiliary Air Force) - Barkingside Cemetery, Ilford, Essex.
    INNES, George - Cpl - 575017 - RAF - Macduff (Myrus) Cemetery, Banffshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

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    UK
    EVANS, Winifred May - ACW1c - 2143847 - WAAF - Willesden New Cemetery, Middlesex. [ Henk has 09/11/1944 ].

    EGYPT
    PRITCHARD, Percy John - LAC - 1548672 - RAFVR - Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

    UK
    ALFORD, Reginald William - F/O (Nav) - 168697 - MiD - RAFVR - Bovey Tracey Cemetery, Devon. [ Mosquito B.IV - DZ632 - 1655 MTU ].
    CLANCEY, Richard William - F/L (Pilot) - 104541 - RAFVR - Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery, Middlesex. [ Mosquito B.IV - DZ632 - 1655 MTU ].
    MITCHELL, John - AC2c - 2248611 - RAFVR - Gainsborough General Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
    PICTON, Walter Charles - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 3000833 - RAFVR - Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery, Middlesex. [ Halifax V - LK901 - 1667 HCU ].
    WILLIAMS, Bernard Ivor - Sgt (WoP-A/G) - 1853012 - RAFVR - Liskeard (St. Martin) Churchyard, Cornwall. [ Wellington X - JA343 - 27 OTU ].

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    Hi

    ISRAEL
    McROBERT, James Douglas - LAC - 22 PTC.
    OKE, James Greville - LAC - 22 PTC.
    PORTER, Thomas - LAC - ex 22 FC, possibly 22 PTC.
    RICHARDS, Percy - LAC - 22 PTC.
    SMITH, Gerald O'Connell - LAC - 22 PTC.
    SMITH, Roy - LAC - 22 PTC.

    EGYPT
    PRITCHARD, Percy John - LAC - AHQ Eastern Mediterranean.

    UK
    EVANS, Winifred May - ACW1 - registered in Walsall
    CAMERON, John - LAC - registered in Warwick.
    HANRAHAN, Thomas Frederick - Cpl - registered in Stepney.
    HIGGINS, Sandy Leonard - Cpl - registered in Wandsworth.
    INNES, George - Cpl - not Eng/Wales?.
    ALFORD, Reginald William - F/O (Nav) - Mosquito B.IV - DZ632 - 1655 MTU ].
    CLANCEY, Richard William - F/L (Pilot) - Mosquito B.IV - DZ632 - 1655 MTU ].
    MITCHELL, John - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?.
    PICTON, Walter Charles - F/S (Flt/Engr) - Halifax V - LK901 - 1667 HCU ].
    WILLIAMS, Bernard Ivor - Sgt (WoP-A/G) - Wellington X - JA343 - 27 OTU ].

    Malcolm

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    INNES 575017 - registered Turriff, Aberdeen - no cause of death on the Statutory Deaths notification though.

    MITCHELL 2248611 - registered at R.A.F. Wigtown, 5.00 pm. Cause of death is noted as Status Lymphaticus [as an aside, this is thought to be one of the causes of cot death in infants], due to tumour of Thymus Gland.

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    EVANS, Winifred May - ACW1c - 2143847 - murdered

    MURDERED W.A.A.F.:
    AIRMAN TO DIE
    After a three-days hearing, I*A.C. Arthur Heys, of Colne, Lancashire, was sentenced to death at Suffolk Assizes, Bury St. Edmunds, on Wednesday, for the murder of Winifred Mary Evans, 27-years-old W.AA.F. of Harlesden, London. Mr. Justice MacNaghten described it as " a murder more savage and horrible than any in my experience."" The Jury were out 40 minutes.

    Gloucester Citizen - Thursday 25 January 1945

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    INNES, George - Cpl - 575017 - his death was reported in the Aberdeen Weekly News of November 16th 1944. He was killed when the car in which he was a rear seat passenger collided with another car. Three other men, two of who were Royal Navy Seamen in the same car as Innes, were seriously injured in the accident.

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    Default Re: 441108 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 8-11-1944

    bumping up this thread.

    Are we close to figuring out what event caused the death of six airmen in Israel/Palestine?
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...ate=1944-11-08

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    Default Re: 441108 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 8-11-1944

    I suspect it maybe the aftermath of 6 November 1944 assignation of Lord Moyne

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    Default Re: 441108 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 8-11-1944

    For Leading Aircraftman James Greville OKE (1199871) RAF , An Obituary was published

    Event Type: Obituary
    Event Date: 14 Nov 1944
    Event Place: Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
    Event Place (Original): Plymouth, Devon, England
    Event Place Note: 123-9147
    Name: James Greville Oke
    Gender: Male
    Death Date: 1944
    Father's Name: Oke
    Mother's Name: Oke
    Newspaper: Western Morning News
    Page Number: 1

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    Default Re: 441108 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 8-11-1944

    Published: Wednesday 22 November 1944
    Newspaper: Western Morning News
    County: Devon, England
    Type: Advertisement | Words: 1100 | Page: 1 | Tags: none

    Mr and Mrs. Oke and daughter, of Elburton.
    wish to express sincere thanks to neighbours and friends and members
    Plymstock Bowling Club for their kindness and letters of sympathy during their recent sad bereavement


    Sorry no details

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    Default Re: 441108 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 8-11-1944

    I suspect

    RAIL SMASH IN PALESTINE
    ... RAIL SMASH IN PALESTINE Haifa, Wednesday. Four persons were killed and 40 injured when the Cairo to Haifa train ran off the rails to-day. It was one of the worst accidents of its kind in Palestine’s history. Most of the casualties were in the military of the train.—Reuter. ...

    Published: Wednesday 08 November 1944
    Newspaper: Birmingham Mail
    County: Warwickshire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 49 | Page: 1 | Tags: none

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine_Railways

    Traffic growth
    Completion of the Ferdan bridge and HBT hugely enhanced PR's strategic role. PR's annual freight traffic grew from 858,995 tons in 1940-41 to 2,194,848 tons in 1943-44.[63] The huge growth in the number of trains increased the potential for accidents. There were three head-on collisions and in 1942 six H class 4-6-0s were written off in accidents. The war effort both increased wear on equipment and reduced resources for maintenance. In November 1944 a downpour derailed an El Kantara – Haifa train, killing seven people and injuring 40.[56]






    Palestine and Transjordan Administration Reports, 1918-1948:

    In November 1944 the through Egypt - Palestine passenger train became derailed owing to the track having been
    wasted away by a cloudburst : seven passengers were killed and 40 injured
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