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    450202 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 02-02-1945

    From Henk's List -

    WAAF
    O'CONNOR, Nora - ACW1 - 2069297 - WAAF -Plymouth (Weston Hill) Cemetery, Devon. [ Died of natural causes ].

    UK
    ROCKS, William James Laird - Ac1c - 1560575 - RAFVR - Glasgow (St. Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glasgow.

    SIERRA LEONE
    RUTHERFORD, John Mason - Sqn/Ldr (Admin) - C2870 -RCAF - Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone. [ Died from multiple injuries received from a shark attack whilst bathing with an organized bathing party ].

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    PRITCHARD, Bethuel John - LAC - 1314677 - RAFVR - Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India.

    NETHERLANDS
    GORDON, John Black - F/L (Pilot) - 48447 - RAF - Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. [ Spitfire LF.XI - MJ735 - 1401 Met Flt / 34 Recce Wng ].

    SRI LANKA
    NAYLOR, William - Cpl - 1379920 - RAFVR - Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka.
    O'NEIL, James - LAC - 1871609 - RAFVR - Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka.

    UK
    HUCKLE, Norman Thomas - W/O (Pilot) - 1338107 - RAFVR - Willesden New Cemetery, Middlesex. [ apparent mid air collision with Hurricane PG472 ].
    HUMBLESTONE, Stanley - F/O - 152852 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Mosquito FB.VI - RS520 - NFDW ].
    SWAN, Robert - Sgt(Flt/Engr) - 1596538 - RAFVR - Rotherham (Moorgate) Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ Lancaster I - HK610 - 90 Sqn ].
    TAYLOR, Thomas Stanley - F/S (Pilot) - 1622146 - RAFVR - Scarborough (Woodlands) Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ apparent mid air collision with Hurricane PZ848 ].
    WAKEHAM, Frederick Cecil Anniss - Sgt - 247018 - RAF - Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery, Devon. [ Died of a heart attack ].

    Alex

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    Hi

    SIERRA LEONE
    RUTHERFORD, John Mason - Sqn/Ldr (Admin) - Died from multiple injuries received from a shark attack whilst bathing with an organized bathing party ].

    INDIA
    PRITCHARD, Bethuel John - LAC - 221 Grp Comm Sqn.

    SRI LANKA
    NAYLOR, William - Cpl - 13 MSU.
    O'NEIL, James - LAC - RAF Ratmalana.

    UK

    O'CONNOR, Nora - ACW1 - registered in Totnes.
    ROCKS, William James Laird - Ac1 - not Eng/Wales?.
    HUCKLE, Norman Thomas - W/O (Pilot) - apparent mid air collision with Hurricane PG472 - registered in Bolton].
    HUMBLESTONE, Stanley - F/O - Mosquito FB.VI - RS520 - NFDW ].
    SWAN, Robert - Sgt(Flt/Engr) - Lancaster I - HK610 - 90 Sqn ].
    TAYLOR, Thomas Stanley - F/S (Pilot) - registered in Horwich
    WAKEHAM, Frederick Cecil Anniss - Sgt - registered in Plymouth.

    Malcolm

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    Huckle's aircraft was PZ848.

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    The two aircraft must have come down in separate registration districts which are close together

    Malcolm

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    The two aircraft, PG472 & PZ848 came down about 1 mile apart, and yes they are on opposite side of district boundaries. PG472 came down on Whimberry Hill in Turton, which was transferred to Horwich in 1935 and PZ848 is in Smithills. See http://laituk.org/Hurricane%20PG472.htm and http://laituk.org/Hurricane%20PZ848.htm
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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