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    441216 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-12-1944

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    CAIN, Francis Joseph - LAC - 1777554 - RAFVR - Gateshead East Cemetery, Durham.
    FINCH, Arthur Stephenson - AC1c - 1479447 - RAFVR - Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery, Durham.
    MANSELL, James Cornelius - AC2c - 1644118 - RAFVR - Streatham Park Cemetery, Surrey.
    OSGERBY, Ruchard - AC2c - 1695466 - RAFVR - Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    WEBDALE, John - LAC - 1425150 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

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    ASHBY, Gordon Albert - LAC - 1638805 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    COCKAYNE, John Basil - AC1c - 1823594 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    DAY, Harold Thomas - Cpl - 864056 - RAF(Auxiliary Air Force) - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    GHEY, Ivan Elwyn Charles - LAC - 1189302 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    GOLDMAN, Roy Grayson - F/O - 142999 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    MULLAUGH, David - Cpl - 1687890 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    NOBLE, William James - LAC - 1346355 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    PARKER, Albert Reginald - AC2c - 1651199 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    POILE, Sidney Thomas - LAC - 1431737 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    PRICE, Glyn Stephen - LAC - 1836130 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    SAMWAYS, Frederick Albert - Sgt - 1315447 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    TAYLOR, Terence Ernest - Cpl - 1584989 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    TOWNSEND, Dick - Cpl - 614324 - RAF - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    IRAQ
    FARRER, Albert james William - F/S (Pilot) - 1331817 - RAFVR - Habbaniya War Cemetery, Iraq.
    HIGGINS, Philip Frederick - W/O (WoP-A/G) - 1182127 - D.F.M - RAFVR - Habbaniya War Cemetery, Iraq.
    OEHRLI, Marcel Alphonse - F/S (Nav) - 1804210 - RAFVR - Habbaniya War Cemetery, Iraq.

    UK
    COLE, Raymond Frederick - AC1c - 1193392 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    RELPH, Laurence Frederick - LAC - 1095762 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

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    WEBDALE 1425150 was possibly killed by a V2 in Antwerp - more here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ent-Casualties

    Perhaps this includes some or all of those listed under Belgium too?

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    BELGIUM
    ASHBY, Gordon Albert - LAC - 146 Wing, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    COCKAYNE, John Basil - AC1 - 6257 SE, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    DAY, Harold Thomas - Cpl - 6197 SE, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    GHEY, Ivan Elwyn Charles - LAC - RAF Broadwell, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    GOLDMAN, Roy Grayson - F/O - 2 TAF, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    MULLAUGH, David - Cpl - 84 Gp Police Unit, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    NOBLE, William James - LAC - 6257 SE, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    PARKER, Albert Reginald - AC2 - 19 SP, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    POILE, Sidney Thomas - LAC - 6257 SE, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    PRICE, Glyn Stephen - LAC - 6197 SE, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    SAMWAYS, Frederick Albert - Sgt - 5408 MSU, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    TAYLOR, Terence Ernest - Cpl - 84 Gp Police Unit, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    TOWNSEND, Dick - Cpl - 146 Wing, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.

    IRAQ
    FARRER, Albert james William - F/S (Pilot) - Reinforcements India
    HIGGINS, Philip Frederick - W/O (WoP-A/G) - listed on GRO as 5 (P) AFU, but unlikely
    OEHRLI, Marcel Alphonse - F/S (Nav) - not listed on GRO
    These three were more likely to have been with No 5 Ferry Unit

    UK
    CAIN, Francis Joseph - LAC - registered in Biggleswade.
    FINCH, Arthur Stephenson - AC1 - registered in West Hartlepool
    MANSELL, James Cornelius - AC2 - registered in Wandsworth.
    OSGERBY, Ruchard - AC2 - registered in Wharfedale
    WEBDALE, John - LAC - 2880 Sqn RAF Reg, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    COLE, Raymond Frederick - AC1 - 146 Wing, V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.
    RELPH, Laurence Frederick - LAC - 6263 SE,V2 attack on Rex Cinema?.

    Malcolm

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    CAIN, Francis Joseph - LAC - 1777554 - died in a fire

    AIRMAN'S DEATH AT HENLOW
    Misadventure Verdict A verdict of death by burns due to misadventure was returned by Mr. R. G. Rose (North Bedfordshire Coroner) at the resumed inquest on Leading Aircraftman Francis Joseph Cane, A F.. at Henlow, Wednesday. L/A/C. Cane, who was engaged in cleaning out a Hurricane hut with another airman on 16th December, becanie trapped the hut when petrol which they were using for cleaning, accidentally caugnt fire. Aircraftman Garlick. of engineer repair squadron, who was working with Cane at the time of the accident, said that he was detailed to clean out the box and was shown live-gallon drum. He understood it contained water. After he had brushed the floor with some of the contents for about 10 minutes, he said, there was a sheet of flame as the contents ignited on the near-by stove, and Ginger (Cane) was trapped between the fire and the far end of the box.

    Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 12 January 1945

    Martyn

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    BELGIUM
    WILKINS, Leonard - LAC - 1047377 - RAFVR - 2757 Sqdn. R.A.F. Regt - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium: V2 attack on Rex Cinema

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