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    Hello,

    450205 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 05-02-1945

    From Henk's List -
    WAAF
    ROLFE, Lilian Verna - Section Officer - 9907 - M.B.E - Croix de Guerre & Palme... MiD - WAAF - Seconded to WTS(FANNY) attd S.O.E - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Executed at Ravensbrúck this date ].
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilian_Rolfe
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    http://www.specialforcesroh.com/show...e-Lilian-Verna

    ITALY
    PARKER, Victor Crawford - F/O (Pilot) - 179593 -RAFVR - Cagliari (St. Michele) Communal Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    BURDON, James MacGillivray - Sgt(Nav) - 1807314 - RAFVR - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
    BYATT, Harold - AC2c - 1188532 - RAFVR - Newcastle-Under-Lyme (Silverdale) Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    BYRNE, Francis Dermot - F/S - 1123766 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    LIGHTFOOT, James - LAC - 999520 - RAFVR - Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery, Durham.
    MITCHELL, Robert McGregor - LAC - 1123808 -St. Andrews Western Cemetery, Fifeshire.


    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    ICELAND
    BEDFORD, Harry - F/S - 1055540 - RAFVR - Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery, Iceland.

    INDIA
    MAGILL, James - F/S (Pilot) 1671971 - RAFVR - Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.
    POSSE, Frederick George - W/O (Nav-WoP) - 1330153 - RAFVR - Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.

    UK
    BULGER, Alan Patrick - Sgt - 1796164 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    BURNS, William - Sgt - 3022679 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    CLAPTON, Gerald Frederick Arthur - Sgt - 1605772 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    CLARK, William Andrew Alcwyn - Sgt - 619362 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    DOWDING, Leslie Thomas Magson - F/S - 1262928 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    DRAWBRIDGE, Henry William Nevil - Sgt - 1804021 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    FIELD, John Benjamin - Sgt (Nav) - 1803339 - RAFVR - Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire. [ Wellington X - LP351 - 105 OTU ].
    HARRIS, Peter William - Sgt (Nav) - 1582570 - RAFVR - Kirk Sandall (St. Oswald) Churchyard, Yorkshire. [ Wellington X - ME978 - 14 OTU ].
    HOLMES, Roy - Sgt - 1676657 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    KEELING, Eric Durham - Sgt - 1899507 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    LEEMING, Ronald Moxon - F/O - 169059 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    MOORE, Maurice - Sgt - 1685692 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    MORGAN, Francis Edward - F/S - 1516395 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SHABOE, Frederick George Arthur - Sgt - 1586237 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    TANNEN, Leslie Marcus - Sgt - 1891873 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    VOLLER, Peter Hadrian - Sgt - 3025347 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].

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    Morgan, Dowding & Field were onboard Wellington LP351 of No.105 OTU, recorded as lost off the Mull of Kintyre, Sgt J.B. Field was recovered from the sea.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Hello,

    Further details on the loss of No.1654 HCU Lancaster I ME440, and No.1669 HCU Lancaster III PB570, on 5-2-1945, can be found here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-William-Burns

    What is not mentioned, is the fact that the rear gunner aboard Lancaster PB570, 39-year-old, 1899507 Sgt Eric Durham KEELING RAFVR, was an Australian, originally from New South Wales.

    Col.
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    Hello
    It is possible Mosquito HX981 for unaccounted airmen?
    BURDON, James MacGillivray - Sgt (1807314) RAFVR - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

    http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH9...odn%20list.txt
    Mosquito FBVI HX981 - Broke up in cloud on navex. 5.2.1945.
    Regards
    Pavel
    Last edited by 68 Sqn; 7th December 2014 at 20:49.

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    LIGHTFOOT James - the Hartlepool Mail of February 12th 1945 reports the details of his funeral, and states that he died suddenly in hospital in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

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    Hi

    WAAF
    ROLFE, Lilian Verna - Section Officer - Executed at Ravensbrúck this date ].

    ITALY
    PARKER, Victor Crawford - F/O (Pilot) - 12 FU.

    ICELAND
    BEDFORD, Harry - F/S - 5021 Airfield Construction Sqn.

    INDIA
    MAGILL, James - F/S (Pilot) - 1672 HCU.
    POSSE, Frederick George - W/O (Nav-WoP) - 1672 HCU.

    UK
    BURDON, James MacGillivray - Sgt(Nav) - registered in King's Lynn.
    BYATT, Harold - AC2 - registered in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.
    BYRNE, Francis Dermot - F/S - ME440
    MITCHELL, Robert McGregor - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    BULGER, Alan Patrick - Sgt - Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    BURNS, William - Sgt - Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    CLAPTON, Gerald Frederick Arthur - Sgt - Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    CLARK, William Andrew Alcwyn - Sgt - Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    DRAWBRIDGE, Henry William Nevil - Sgt - Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    HARRIS, Peter William - Sgt (Nav) - Wellington X - ME978 - 14 OTU ].
    HOLMES, Roy - Sgt - Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    KEELING, Eric Durham - Sgt - Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    LEEMING, Ronald Moxon - F/O - LP351, 105 OTU.
    MOORE, Maurice - Sgt - Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    MORGAN, Francis Edward - F/S - 1516395 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    SHABOE, Frederick George Arthur - Sgt - Lancaster I - ME440 - 1654 HCU ].
    TANNEN, Leslie Marcus - Sgt - Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].
    VOLLER, Peter Hadrian - Sgt - Lancaster III - PB570 - 1669 HCU ].

    Malcolm

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    Sgt Eric Keeling, my father, was in fact the mid-upper gunner on Lancaster PB570. I have a letter he wrote dated 22-1-45 describing a flight over Scotland and the Irish Sea from 20,000ft. The panorama was outstanding but the cold terrible (-46deg), with a spasmodically working heated suit. He says "the poor lad in the rear turret had his eyes frozen up".
    He had come to England to join his brother in law developing housing in Totteridge but became an officer in the AFS throughout the blitz, joining RAF Bomber Command in Dec. 1943.

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