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    450101 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-01-1945

    From Henk's List -

    BELGIUM
    COTTRELL, David Edward - F/L - 61616 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
    CUNLIFFE, Charles - LAC - 1099430 - RAFVR - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    GREGORY, David Clifford - Cpl - 618649 - RAF - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    JOHNSON, John Eric - AC1c - 3050886 - RAFVR - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    JONES, Bernard - LAC - 153818 - RAFVR - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    SAGAR, Jack - LAC - 980983 - RAFVR - Gent City Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    WILSON, Tom - LAC - 1672471 - RAFVR - Gent City Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    ISRAEL
    TURNER, Ivan Frederick - Sgt (Pilot) - 1675140 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.

    ITALY
    ANDERSON, Alfred - LAC - 953984 - RAFVR - Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy.
    HOLMES, William James - LAC - 1294320 - RAFVR - Naples War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    CAMPBELL, Clifton James - Cpl - 1276311 - RAFVR - Mabe (St. Laudus) Churchyard, Cornwall.


    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    FRANCE
    JONES, Robert - AC1c - 2203913 - RAFVR - Cambrai (Route De Solesmes) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

    NETHERLANDS
    BAZLEY, Reginald - F/S - 363541 - RAF - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
    GOSNEY, John Raymond - Sgt - 573061 - RAF - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
    GRIST, William Lionel Victor - LAC - 1663681 - RAFVR - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
    NICHOLSON, Geoffrey William - LAC - 1722813 - RAFVR - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
    OSBORNE, Henry Ernest - LAC - 1403977 - RAFVR - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
    RABBITT, Cyril Alfred - Cpl - 927533 - RAFVR - Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    Possible a/c:
    Anson I - NK544 - 85 Grp CS.
    Anson I - NK608 - 85 Grp CS.
    Anson XI - NK875 - 85 Grp CS.
    Anson XI - NK990 - 83 Grp CS.
    Anson XI - NK998 - 83 Grp CS.
    Anson XI - NL129 - 83 Grp CS.
    Auster V - RT481 - 85 Grp CS .
    Wellington X - NC540 - 69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII- HZ723 - 69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII - HZ769 - 69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII - HZ794 - 69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII - HZ862 - 69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII - HZ885 - 69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII - ME950 - 69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII - MF128 - 69 Sqn.

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    Hi

    BELGIUM
    COTTRELL, David Edward - F/L - 14 PTC.
    CUNLIFFE, Charles - LAC - 65 MU.
    SAGAR, Jack - LAC - 85 Grp Comm Sqn.
    GREGORY, David Clifford - Cpl - 6069 SE.
    JOHNSON, John Eric - AC1 - 6069 SE.
    JONES, Bernard - LAC - 6069 SE.
    WILSON, Tom - LAC - 5406 'G' MSU.

    NETHERLANDS
    BAZLEY, Reginald - F/S - 6137 SE.
    GOSNEY, John Raymond - Sgt -143 Sqn.
    GRIST, William Lionel Victor - LAC - 124 Wing.
    NICHOLSON, Geoffrey William - LAC - 6168 SE.
    OSBORNE, Henry Ernest - LAC - 403 RSU.
    RABBITT, Cyril Alfred - Cpl -6181 SE.

    FRANCE
    JONES, Robert - AC1 - 417 RSU.

    All the above were probably killed during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte'. The aircraft listed were also probably destroyed during the attacks

    ISRAEL
    TURNER, Ivan Frederick - Sgt (Pilot) - possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LN815 of No 77 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Qastina following an engine fire in the air.

    ITALY
    ANDERSON, Alfred - LAC - 282 Wing.
    HOLMES, William James - LAC - 61 Embarkation Unit

    UK
    CAMPBELL, Clifton James - Cpl - registered in Truro.

    Malcolm






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    From https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink
    137 Sqn Summary of Events

    Pilot Officer L. Arthur Vyvyan BURROWS (188890) - killed in air raid - as he was taxying towards dispersal
    Aircraftman 1st Class Ronald Arthur NORRIS (1871068) - one of the injured in the attack died in the evening of 2nd.
    Flight Sergeant Reginald BAZLEY (363541) - Our fitter chiefie was killed in the attack. wounded in the first attack and was later hit by a cannon shell in the head and stomach.


    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8390749#imageViewerLink

    168 Sqn Summary of Events

    Flight Lieutenant Howard Plaistowe GIBBONS (131023) - shot down in combat with Me-109s

    "One squadron aircraft was damaged on the ground, three squadron airmen were also killed in the attack."
    Leading Aircraftman Evan DAVIES (1510193) 1945-01-01 6168 SE Netherlands Eindhoven (Woensel) General Ce Ref : Plot KK. Grave 256.
    Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey William NICHOLSON (1722813) 1945-01-01 6168 SE Netherlands Eindhoven (Woensel) General

    2.1.45 Flt Lt J D Stubbs AUS413275 crashed on take off as he was taking over for an airtest.
    22.1.45 Flt Lt W G Huddale AUS410128 missing

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink
    182 Sqdn Form 540
    Cpl RAbbit was cauth in the open and fatally wounded.
    Corporal Cyril Alfred RABBITT (927533) 1945-01-01 6181 SE Netherlands


    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink
    183 Sqdn Form 540
    Fg Offr Webber was attacked and shot down by a Mustang whilst in circut at Y29 with his wheels down... stupid accident
    Flight Lieutenant Donald WEBBER (138091)
    Last edited by Jagan; 30th May 2019 at 01:58.

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