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    450201 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-02-1945

    From Henk's List -
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    ALDERTON, Archibald Ernest - Sqdn/Ldr - 73063 - RAFVR - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    ANTHONY, Thomas Edward - F/S - 1398257 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    ARNOLD, George - Sgt - 1815753 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    CLAYTON, Dennis Henry - Sgt - 1033604 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    CORNBLOOM, Lionel - Sgt - 1804916 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    DE MOWBRAY, John Bohun - F/S(Pilot) - 710168 - RAFVR - Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    ELLIS, Herbert - F/O - 158646 -RAFVR - Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery, Lancashire.
    HOWE, William Herbert - Cpl - 1682475 - RAFVR - City of London Cemetery & Crematorium, Manor Park, Essex.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

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    JACKSON-TAYLOR, Philip Stuart - Grp/Capt - RAF - Imtarfa Military Cemetery, Malta. [ York I - MW116 - 511 Sqn ].

    SOUTH AFRICA
    RONALDSON, John Murray - F/S - 541143 - RAF - eMalahleni (Joubertsrus) Cemetery, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

    UK
    BISHOP, Frank - F/O (Pilot) - 162502 - RAFVR - Cardiff Western Cemetery, Glamorganshire. [ Dakota - KK194 - 45 Grp ].
    COLES, Montague Ernest - F/L - 146671 - RAFVR - Plymouth City Crematorium ,Devon.
    DAVIDSON, Arthur Scarlett (Canadian) - F/O (Flt/Engr) - 54964 - RAF - Fair Oak Cemetery, Hampshire. [ Anson I - NK945 - 45 MU ].
    FERGUSON, Ronald Cameron - F/L (Pilot) - 40378 - RAF(RAFO) - Dirleton Cemetery, East Lothian. [ Anson I - NK945 - 45 MU ].
    HOLBERRY, Wallace Joseph - Sgt (Air Bomber) - 1531927 - RAFVR - Wakefield Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ Anson I - EF937 - 3 AFU ].
    JICHA, Vaclav (Czechoslovakian) - F/L - 66486 - D F C - A F C - RAFVR - Haddington Roman catholic Graveyard, East Lothian. [ Anson I - NK945 - 45 MU ].
    MOCK, Haroll Richard - F/O (Flt/Engr) - 169648 - RAFVR - Exeter Higher Cemetery, Devon. [ Halifax III - MZ516 - 76 Sqn ].
    WALL, Leslie - F/S (Pilot) - 1580806 - RAFVR - Wednesbury Cemetery, Staffordshire. [ Anson I - EF937 - 3 AFU ].

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    Hello,

    From Henk's List - UK - ANTHONY, ARNOLD, CLAYTON & CORNBLOOM.

    1-2-1945
    No.1(O)AFU
    Anson I DG902

    Took off Wigtown, pm, on a night navigation exercise in the Irish Sea area. At about 11.30pm the aircraft reported that it was about to land at base, and was given a bearing from base wireless station. No distress signals were heard, but the aircraft never returned.

    Wreckage was subsequently found in the sea 5m SE of Mull of Galloway, Scotland, with no sign of the crew.

    1398257 F/Sgt (Pilot) Thomas Edward ANTHONY RAFVR +
    AUS419249 F/O (Staff W/Op.) John Douglas Campbell BELL RAAF +
    1033604 Sgt (Trainee W/Op.) Dennis Henry CLAYTON RAFVR +
    1804916 Sgt (Trainee Air Bomber) Lionel CORNBLOOM RAFVR +
    1815753 Sgt (Pupil Nav.) George ARNOLD RAFVR +

    All commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    Storr (ed.)

    Col.
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    Hi

    MALTA
    JACKSON-TAYLOR, Philip Stuart - Grp/Capt - York I - MW116 - 511 Sqn ].

    SOUTH AFRICA
    RONALDSON, John Murray - F/S - 5 AS.

    UK
    ALDERTON, Archibald Ernest - Sqdn/Ldr - not Eng/Wales?.
    DE MOWBRAY, John Bohun - F/S(Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD548 of No 57 OTU, which crashed near Longframlington in Northumberland in poor weather at dusk.
    ELLIS, Herbert - F/O - not Eng/Wales?.
    HOWE, William Herbert - Cpl - killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NF912 QR- of No 61 Sqn
    BISHOP, Frank - F/O (Pilot) - Dakota - KK194 - 45 Grp ].
    COLES, Montague Ernest - F/L - registered in Plymouth.
    DAVIDSON, Arthur Scarlett (Canadian) - F/O (Flt/Engr) - Anson I - NK945 - 45 MU ].
    FERGUSON, Ronald Cameron - F/L (Pilot) - Anson I - NK945 - 45 MU ].
    HOLBERRY, Wallace Joseph - Sgt (Air Bomber) - Anson I - EF937 - 3 AFU ].
    JICHA, Vaclav (Czechoslovakian) - F/L - Anson I - NK945 - 45 MU ].
    MOCK, Haroll Richard - F/O (Flt/Engr) - Halifax III - MZ516 - 76 Sqn ].
    WALL, Leslie - F/S (Pilot) - Anson I - EF937 - 3 AFU also possibly Reardon, Thomas James.

    Malcolm

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    Hello,

    UK - ALDERTON & ELLIS, were also aboard Dakota IV KK194.

    http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warm...ost-53454.html

    1-2-1945
    45 Group
    Dakota IV KK194

    Flew into high ground on Isle of Mull on approach to Prestwick.

    Crew:

    F/O (Pilot) Frank BISHOP RAF +
    P/O (Nav.) Thomas Brown Milne ALEXANDER RAF - WOIOAS
    WO1 (R/O) Gilbert NICHOLS RCAF

    See: Ocean Bridge/Christie p.326

    Need three (3) other passengers.

    Col
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    Crew/Passengers of KK194:

    Frank Bishop, Flying Officer, Pilot, Killed
    Thomas Brown Milne Alexander, Pilot Officer, Navigator, Survived
    Gilbert Nichols, Warrant Officer 1st Class, Radio Operator, Survived
    Archibald Ernest Alderton, Squadron Leader, Passenger, Killed
    Derek Biden Auchinvole, Squadron Leader, Passenger, Survived
    Herbert Ellis, Flying Officer, Passenger, Killed
    John Douglas Lumsden Gammie, Flight Lieutenant, Passenger, Survived
    Basil Miller, Flight Lieutenant, Passenger, Survived


    This entry was in the No.45 MU ORB for NK945:
    February 1st 1945, “45 Maintenance Unit Taxi Anson N.K.945 crashed on Sutra Hill, Turflaw, Berwickshire and was not located until 6.2.45. F/Lt Ferguson, Senior Test Pilot, F/Lt Jicha Test Pilot and P/O Davidson Flight Engineer were killed in this crash.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Correct serial for de Mowbray is AD348.

    John Engelsted

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    Hello
    Anson I - NK945 - 45 MU
    T/o 14:00 hrs Cross Country Flight from RAF Kinloss
    FERGUSON, Ronald Cameron - F/L (Pilot) - (40378) RAFO
    JÍCHA, Václav (Czechoslovakian) - F/L (pilot - pass.) - (66486) RAFVR - froze to death
    DAVIDSON, Arthur Scarlett (Canadian) - F/O (Flt/Engr) - (54964) RAF
    Flew into (in a snowstorm) Turf Law, Lammermuir Hills, near Soutra, East Lothian, Scotland. Crash in 15:45 hrs.
    Regards
    Pavel

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