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    441205 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 5-12-1944

    From Henk's List -

    WAAF
    UK
    HOLDEN, Dorothy - ACW2c - 2102440 - WAAF - Stockport Borough Cemetery, Cheshire.

    EGYPT
    DAVIES, Herbert Victor - AC1c - 1128932 - RAFVR - Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt.

    UK
    EGGLESTONE, Winskill - Cpl - 1007645 - RAFVR - Duncombe Cemetery, Ferryhill, Durham.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    COTTON, Edward Russell - F/S (Nav/WoP) - 1515445 - RAFVR - Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
    VON BOCK, Eric Francis - F/O (Pilot) - 152340 - RAFVR - Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    PILNICK, Walter - AC2c - 1735549 - RAFVR - Cape Town (Maitland ) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa.

    UK
    BEER, Reginald Henry - Sgt - 1170688 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    BRUCE, John - Sgt - 1605997 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    GREEN, Thomas Frederick - Sgt - 3030259 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    HITCHCOCK, Norman Peter - Sgt - 1581832 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    KNIGHTON, Leslie - Sgt - 1674986 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    ROBERTSON, Alexander - Sgt - 1683527 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    SPENCER, Paul Ivan - Sgt - 1620185 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    WATSON, Alan Norton - F/O -150428 - RAF - Hull Western Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    WILLIAMS, Peter Eric - P/O - 181490 - RAFVR - Streatham Cemetery, London.

    Alex

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    DAVIES, Herbert Victor - AC1 - RAF Ismailia.

    INDIA
    COTTON, Edward Russell - F/S (Nav/WoP) - 79 OTU.
    VON BOCK, Eric Francis - F/O (Pilot) - 79 OTU.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    PILNICK, Walter - AC2 - 66 AS.

    UK
    HOLDEN, Dorothy - ACW2 - registered in York.
    EGGLESTONE, Winskill - Cpl - registered in Gloucester, 1st Quarter of 1945.
    BEER, Reginald Henry - Sgt - Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    BRUCE, John - Sgt - Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    GREEN, Thomas Frederick - Sgt - Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    HITCHCOCK, Norman Peter - Sgt - Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    KNIGHTON, Leslie - Sgt - Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    ROBERTSON, Alexander - Sgt - Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    SPENCER, Paul Ivan - Sgt - Wellington X - LN231 - 84 OTU ].
    WATSON, Alan Norton - F/O -possibly killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7038 of No 11 EFTS, which broke up in the air near Kinclaven in Perthshire whilst carrying out aerobatics.
    WILLIAMS, Peter Eric - P/O - see Watson.

    Malcolm

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    EGGLESTONE, Winskill - Cpl - 1007645 - Involved in a collision with an American vehicle while driving an R.A.F. vehicle on the South Wales road at Minsterworth.

    Gloucester Citizen, 7 Dec 1944 page 5
    via British Newspaper Archive

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi

    COTTON, Edward Russell - F/S (Nav/WoP) - 79 OTU.
    VON BOCK, Eric Francis - F/O (Pilot) - 79 OTU.

    Both COTTON and VON BOCK were killed in a Beaufighter Crash. Aircraft belonged to SLAIS Ranchi. As per the ORB, there was a passenger onboard - but there is no additional grave or death registered for this date.

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    Hi Jagan

    They had clearly left 79 OTU then by the time they were killed.

    Malcolm

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