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    450117 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 17-01-1945

    From Henk's List -

    WAAF
    UK
    RUTHERFORD, Margaret Frost - LACW - 2091613 - WAAF - Blyth Cemetery, Northumberland.
    WESTCOTT, Ellen Louisa - LACW - 2066583 - WAAF - 1382 TCH - Langtree Churchyard Devon. (CWGC & Geoffs sites have 17/01/1946 ).

    BELGIUM
    BUTTERWORTH, Ernest - LAC - 1079195 - RAFVR - Brugge General Cemetery, West-Vlaanderren, Belgium.

    SRI LANKA
    BEEBY, Derek James - Cpl - 1215084 - RAFVR - 20 APC - Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri lanka.

    UK
    DAWNS, Wilfred Octavius (Jamacan) - AC2c - 723562 - RAFVR - Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    HODSON, Edward Robert - F/S ( Air Bomber) - 1802040 - RAFVR - Greenwich Cemetery, London.
    KITCHEN, Kenneth - LAC - 926040 - RAF - Hollington (St. Leonard) Churchyard, Sussex.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    MORROW, Frederick - AC2c - 1901506 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.
    RIPLEY, Leslie - LAC - 1512028 - RAFVR - Kirkee War Cemetery, India.

    UK
    HOLDITCH, Robert William - P/O (Pilot) - 189857 - RAFVR - Thorney (St. Helen) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire.

    Alex

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    UK - HODSON, Edward Robert.

    17-1-1945
    No.29 OTU
    Wellington X NC706
    Training.

    Wellington NC706 took off from RAF Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, at 0310, on a night cross-country exercise, and the flight was uneventful up to a request at 0625 for weather conditions at base. No indication of any specific trouble had been received from the aircraft up to this time. Instructions to land were given. Shortly after the aircraft crashed at 0730 hours in a field at Walton near the airfield at Bruntingthorpe, and all the crew were killed.
    From an examination of the wreckage, it appeared that the starboard engine had failed. The Captain was a very reliable pilot and experienced in single engine flying, and it was thought that the crash was due to the aircraft's inability to maintain height on one engine.

    AUS434330 F/Sgt (Capt./Pilot) Roy Thomas O'REILLY RAAF +
    AUS432404 F/Sgt (Nav.) Bruce Thomas DEVALL RAAF +
    1802040 F/Sgt (Air Bomber) Edward Robert HODSON RAFVR +
    AUS414827 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Roderick Philip QUINN RAAF +
    AUS439556 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Bruce Albert ATKINSON RAAF +
    AUS431465 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Robert John WHITE RAAF +

    Storr/CWGC/Me.

    Col.
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    Hi

    BELGIUM
    BUTTERWORTH, Ernest - LAC - 425 RSU

    SRI LANKA
    BEEBY, Derek James - Cpl - 20 AP.

    INDIA
    MORROW, Frederick - AC2 - 101 ASP.
    RIPLEY, Leslie - LAC - 2 SRU.

    UK
    RUTHERFORD, Margaret Frost - LACW - registered in Northumberland Central
    WESTCOTT, Ellen Louisa - LACW - registered in Barnstaple in 1946.
    DAWNS, Wilfred Octavius (Jamacan) - AC2 - registered in Holderness.
    KITCHEN, Kenneth - LAC - registered in Hastings
    HOLDITCH, Robert William - P/O (Pilot) -died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Stirling III, EF204 of No 1654 HCU on 14 Jan 1945.

    Malcolm

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