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    441221 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-12-1944

    From Henk's List -

    SOUTH AFRICA
    SEARS, Arthur Joseph - AC1c - 1476156 -RAFVR - Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.

    UK
    REYNOLDS, Thomas Frederick - Cpl - 220027 - RAF - Faversham Borough Cemetery, Kent.
    TAYLOR, Roland James - W/O - 527656 - RAF - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

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    Hi

    SOUTH AFRICA
    SEARS, Arthur Joseph - AC1 - 84 Sqn.

    UK
    REYNOLDS, Thomas Frederick - Cpl - registered in Sittingbourne.
    TAYLOR, Roland James - W/O - probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, V8170 of No 54 OTU, which crashed into the sea off St Abb's Head after stalling on pulling out of a practice attack.

    Malcolm

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    SEARS - is shown in Flight Casualty Communique No 498 as DOAS.

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    Hello

    REYNOLDS, Thomas Frederick - Cpl - 220027 - an announcement in the Dover Express of January 5th 1945 records that he died suddenly at 4 Napleton Road, Faversham, aged 51.

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    Default Re: 441221 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-12-1944

    Here's a curly one. The database shows Air Corporal Willem Johannes DE KOCK (210043) of the South African Air Force as 'unaccounted'

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=11474
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/fi...282/de-kock,-/

    There is a Willem (or William) Johannes De Kock died on this date, buried in Eshowe, however his age is listed as 71. Rather old for a Corporal, but perhaps moonlighting as a teacher or instructor in his retirement?

    Willem (William) Johannes De Kock
    'Teacher in education Department (Retired)
    Vice Principal
    Civil servants Pension'
    Died 21 December 1944 at Kangella Street, Eshowe, aged 71, of cerebral haemorrhage and high blood pressure
    Married to Engelbertha Johanna Maria De Kock (CWGC says 'Son of...')

    From Form of Information of a Death and Death Notice on FamilySearch
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61...N-7?cc=2573604
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61...756&cc=2721608

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