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    450103 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-01-1945

    From Henk's List -

    BELGIUM
    CLIFFORD, Timothy John - LAC - 1702163 - RAFVR - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    SHERMAN, Thomas William - LAC - 1870391 - RAFVR - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

    NETHERLANDS
    MUMMERY, Percy John - Cpl - 1312744 - RAFVR - Eindhoven (Woensel ) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    UK
    BLYTH, James Paterson - F/S - 771323 - RAFVR - Edinburgh (Warriston ) Crematorium, Edinburgh.
    PARKER, Walter - Sgt - 192423 - RAF - Leeds (Harehills ) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    WILLIAMS, Hugh John - F/S (Pilot) - 956899 - RAFVR - Brynmmawr Cemetery, Brecknockshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -
    ATA
    MORRIS, Robert Graham - First Officer - ATA - [ Auster V - TJ222 - 9 FPP ].

    EGYPT
    BATEMAN, Francis - Sgt (Pilot) - 1805148 - RAFVR - Alexandria (Chatby ) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

    UK
    ESHELBY, John Theodore - P/O (Flt/Engr ) - 185304 - RAFVR - Tenby (St. Mary ) Church Cemetery, Pembrokeshire. [ Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].
    JOHNS, William Horace - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1197225 - RAFVR - Nottingham General Cemetery, Nottinghamshire. [ Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].
    JOHNSTON, Francis Noel - F/L (Instr ) - 75709 - D. F. C - RAFVR - Longfleet (ST. Mary ) Churchyard, Dorset. [ Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].
    PEARCE, Harold Sydney - W/O - 1254047 - RAFVR - Tottenham Cemetery, Middlesex.
    ZITA, Joseph - F/O (Flng/instr ) - 179681 - RAFVR - Liverpool (Allerton ) Cemetery, Lancashire. [ Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].

    One Possible a/c:
    Mustang III - HB828 - 122 Sqn.

    Alex

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    Hi

    BELGIUM
    CLIFFORD, Timothy John - LAC - 105 Sqn and possibly died from wounds sustained during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte' on 1 Jan 1945.
    SHERMAN, Thomas William - LAC - 6069 SE, possibly died from wounds sustained during Luftwaffe attacks on Allied airfields in Operation 'Bodenplatte' on 1 Jan 1945.


    NETHERLANDS
    MUMMERY, Percy John - Cpl - 124 Wing.

    EGYPT
    BATEMAN, Francis - Sgt (Pilot) - not in GRO lists

    UK
    BLYTH, James Paterson - F/S - not Eng/Wales?.
    PARKER, Walter - Sgt - not Eng/Wales?..
    WILLIAMS, Hugh John - F/S (Pilot) - possibly Oxford I, MP473, which dived into the ground near Wickhambrook in Suffolk after control was lost in cloud
    ESHELBY, John Theodore - P/O (Flt/Engr ) - Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].
    JOHNS, William Horace - F/S (Flt/Engr) - Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].
    JOHNSTON, Francis Noel - F/L (Instr ) - Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].
    PEARCE, Harold Sydney - W/O - not Eng/Wales?..
    ZITA, Joseph - F/O (Flng/instr ) - Sunderland III - ML738 - 4 OTU ].

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    Hi,

    I think 1702163 LAC T.J CLIFFORD Unit is 105 SP (Staging Post)
    RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-1947

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    Casualties shown in flight:

    CLIFFORD, Timothy John - LAC - Died Of Wounds Or Injuries Received On Active Service
    SHERMAN, Thomas William - LAC - Died Of Wounds Or Injuries Received On Active Service

    NETHERLANDS
    MUMMERY, Percy John - Cpl Died Of Wounds Or Injuries Received On Active Service


    EGYPT
    BATEMAN, Francis - Sgt (Pilot) KOAS

    UK
    BLYTH, James Paterson - F/S - DOAS.
    PARKER, Walter - Sgt (not located)
    PEARCE, Harold Sydney (not located)


    Martyn

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    Hello,

    EGYPT.

    1805148 Sgt Francis BATEMAN RAFVR.

    1805148 Sgt (Pilot) Francis BATEMAN RAFVR - 75 Operational Training Unit, Gianaclis, Egypt. Killed 3 January 1945 flying Baltimore V FW755, stalled and spun into the ground at Gianaclis when overshooting on a training flight.

    See:
    Failed To Return - Airmen Died In The Second World War 1939-45 -The Roll of Honour of the British, Commonwealth and Allied Air Services. Part 2: A-B.
    Hobson,Chris (Comp.).
    Uckfield:Naval & Miltary Press,2018.
    p.457

    Col.

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