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    450219 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-02-1945

    From Henk's List -

    FRANCE
    BINNS, Frank - F/L - 104917 - RAF - Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
    MORLEY, Dennis - AC1c - 1676279 - RAFVR - Choloy War Cemetery, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

    UK
    ANDERSON, Kenneth Stanley - Cpl - 1270729 - RAFVR - Gorefield (St. Paul ) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    COLBY, Walter James - AC2c - 1883307 - RAFVR - Northampton ( Dallington ) Cemetery, Northamptonshire. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    EVANS, Thomas Arthur - F/L (Pilot) - 148171 - RAFVR - Llanaelhaearn (St. Aelhaiarn ) Churchyard, Caernarvonshire. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    GILDER, Maxwell Vernon - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1456151 - RAFVR - Chadwell St. Mary Cemetery, Essex. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    GRANT, Donald - F/S (Nav) - 1623481 - RAFVR - Bath ( Haycombe ) Cemetery, Somerset. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    JELFS, Ronald Edward - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1412097 - RAFVR - Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery, Somerset. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    LAWRENCE, Edgar Stewart - Cpl - 942262 - RAFVR - Fulford Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    PLANT, Frank Joseph - F/O (Nav) - 54532 - RAF - Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    ROBERTS, Alan James - F/L (Pilot) - 125612 - RAF - Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery, Somerset. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    ROSS, James - F/S(Flt/Engr) - 1777222 - RAFVR - Gateshead East Cemetery, Durham. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    SLIPPER, Leslie Daniel - F/S (Pilot) - 1603126 - RAFVR - Acton Cemetery, Middlesex. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    SUGGARS, Reginald Ernest - AC2c - 1447140 - RAFVR - Camberwell New Cemetery, London. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    TURNBULL, Douglas Elliott - F/L (WoP-A/G) - 136387 - RAFVR - Bath ( Haycombe) Cemetery, Somerset. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    WILLIAMS, Sidney Graham - F/O (Nav) - 165187 - RAFVR - Blaenavon (St. Peter ) Churchyard, Monmouthshire. [ Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    ITALY
    D'ASSONVILLE, Guy Joseph ( Mauritius) - F/S (WoP-A/G) - 1685982 - RAFVR - Florence War Cemetery, Italy. [ Hudson VI - FK608 - MATAF Comms Flt ].
    HARPIN, Ronald - F/L (Nav) - 138474 - D.F.C - RAFVR - Florence War Cemetery, Italy. [ Hudson VI - FK608 - MATAF Comms Flt ].
    MANNING, Raymond Julius Guy - F/O - 152227 - RAFVR - Florence War Cemetery, Italy. [ Hudson VI - FK608 - MATAF Comms Flt ].

    UK
    BIDDER, Donald Vincent - F/L (Nav) - 49334 - RAF - MiD - West Thorney (St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Sussex. [ Mosquito IV - DK313 - PFNTU ].
    HALEY, Victor George - F/L (Pilot) - 137293 - M. M - RAFVR - Bexhill Cemetery, Sussex. [ Mosquito IV - DK313 - PFNTU ].
    HODGES, Stanley Gordon - Sgt (Pilot) - 1588674 - RAFVR - Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire - DoI - [ Lancaster III - NE179 - 1669 HCU ].
    KERSHAW, Eric - Sgt (Pilot) - 1588318 - RAFVR - Harwood (Longsight ) Methodist cemetery, Lancashire. [ Oxford I - HN311 - 1533 BAT Flt ].
    NEEDHAM, Frank - W/O (Pilot) - 659072 - RAF - Coalville (Whitwick) Cemetery, Leicestershire. [ Oxford I - HN311 - 1533 BAT Flt ].
    WATERS, Jack - Sgt (A/G) - 222048 - RAFVR - Oldham (Hollinwood ) Cemetery, Lancashire. [ Lancaster III - NE179 - 1669 HCU ].

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    HINES, Edward Alfred (Ted) - AC2c (Pilot U/T) - 1609068 - RAFVR - Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.
    WORBY, Reginald James - F/O (Instr) - 178278 - RAFVR - Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.

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    Frank Needham and Eric Kershaw, HN311

    i am currently researching the accident that these two pilots were involved in as they are local to me, the accident sight being a half mile down my lane. From the weather records of the day they were caught out by a deterioration in the weather. Fog settled across RAF Church Lawford near Rugby with visibility down to 1800 feet. The aircraft was part of the Beam Approach Flight and it appears that they pushed the limits and stuck Elm trees on the center line some 2 miles or so before the threshold of the runway. Another two lives of over 8,000 lost to training during WWII.

    I still need to visit Kew for the Squardron records however if anyone has some background details on beam approach training, RAF Church Lawford or the two pilots I would be most grateful if they would let me know.

    Greg Winton

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    Hi

    FRANCE
    BINNS, Frank - F/L - 76 MT LRU.
    MORLEY, Dennis - AC1 - 119 AMES.

    ITALY
    D'ASSONVILLE, Guy Joseph ( Mauritius) - F/S (WoP-A/G) - Hudson VI - FK608 - MATAF Comms Flt ].
    HARPIN, Ronald - F/L (Nav) - Hudson VI - FK608 - MATAF Comms Flt ].
    MANNING, Raymond Julius Guy - F/O - Hudson VI - FK608 - MATAF Comms Flt ].

    UK
    ANDERSON, Kenneth Stanley - Cpl - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    COLBY, Walter James - AC2 - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    EVANS, Thomas Arthur - F/L (Pilot) -Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    GILDER, Maxwell Vernon - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    GRANT, Donald - F/S (Nav) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    JELFS, Ronald Edward - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    LAWRENCE, Edgar Stewart - Cpl - registered in Fylde.
    PLANT, Frank Joseph - F/O (Nav) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    ROBERTS, Alan James - F/L (Pilot) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    ROSS, James - F/S(Flt/Engr) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    SLIPPER, Leslie Daniel - F/S (Pilot) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    SUGGARS, Reginald Ernest - AC2 - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    TURNBULL, Douglas Elliott - F/L (WoP-A/G) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    WILLIAMS, Sidney Graham - F/O (Nav) - Dakota III - TS436 - 107 OTU ].
    BIDDER, Donald Vincent - F/L (Nav) - Mosquito IV - DK313 - PFNTU ].
    HALEY, Victor George - F/L (Pilot) - Mosquito IV - DK313 - PFNTU ].
    HODGES, Stanley Gordon - Sgt (Pilot) -Lancaster III - NE179 - 1669 HCU ].
    KERSHAW, Eric - Sgt (Pilot) - Oxford I - HN311 - 1533 BAT Flt ].
    NEEDHAM, Frank - W/O (Pilot) - Oxford I - HN311 - 1533 BAT Flt ].
    WATERS, Jack - Sgt (A/G) - Lancaster III - NE179 - 1669 HCU ].

    ZIMBABWE
    HINES, Edward Alfred (Ted) - AC2 (Pilot U/T) - probably killed whilst flying in either Cornell II, FW969 or FV541 of No 27 EFTS, which collided with each other.
    WORBY, Reginald James - F/O (Instr) - see Hines.

    Malcolm

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    Hello everyone

    With reference to Donald Harpin, D.F.C., I came across this report in the Newcastle Journal of December 30th 1944:

    Flying Officer Ronald Harpin, of Gateshead, has taken part in many missions supplying resistance workers in enemy-occupied territory in the Balkans, and yesterday it was announced he has been awarded the D.F.C. On 12 flights he has had to land on improvised landing strips in mountainous country, often in bad weather.

    The LG entry of December 29th doesn't supply a unit for Harpin's D.F.C., so can anyone help?

    Regards

    Simon

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