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    Default 450223 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-02-1945

    Hello,

    450223 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-02-1945

    From Henk's List -

    BELGIUM
    HEATH, Thomas Walter - F/L - 67738 - RAFVR - Schoonselhof Cemetery, Anrwerpen, Belgium.

    BAHAMAS
    RICHARDS, Geoffrey Edward Charles - Sgt (A/G) - 2225323 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas.

    UK
    ALLEN, John Henry William - F/O (Nav) - 172873 - RAFVR - Hornchurch Cemetery, Essex.
    MARRINER, John Erik Dalrymple - LAC (Pilot U/T) - 1060077 - RAFVR - Teversham (All Saints) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire.
    WATERS, Stephen John Victor Frank - AC2c - 1474439 - RAFVR - Swaffham Bulbeck Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    BAHAMAS
    BIRCH, John Raymond - Sgt (WoP-Air) - 1892417 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas. [ Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    BIRKETT, Laurence Arthur - F/O (Nav) - 174687 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas. [ Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    CRIBBES, George Deryk - F/O (Pilot) - 166098 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas. [ Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    HOLLAND, Alan - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1627769 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas. [ Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    HUTCHINGS, Bertie Warren - F/O (Pilot) - 151528 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas. [ Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    JACKSON, Christopher - Sgt - 1903874 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas. [ Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    TOMLINSON, Arthur Ian - F/O (Nav) - 165616 - RAFVR - Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas. [ Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].

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    Hi

    BELGIUM
    HEATH, Thomas Walter - F/L - 159 Wing.

    UK
    ALLEN, John Henry William - F/O (Nav) - probably died from injuries whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC692 of No 105 OTU, which overshot on a night landing at Acklington due to an engine failure and hit a bank.
    MARRINER, John Erik Dalrymple - LAC (Pilot U/T) -His date of death on CWGC is 4 Jan 1941.
    WATERS, Stephen John Victor Frank - AC2 - registered in Cambridge in 2nd Quarter.

    BAHAMAS
    RICHARDS, Geoffrey Edward Charles - Sgt (A/G) - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU
    BIRCH, John Raymond - Sgt (WoP-Air) - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    BIRKETT, Laurence Arthur - F/O (Nav) - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    CRIBBES, George Deryk - F/O (Pilot) - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    HOLLAND, Alan - F/S (Flt/Engr) - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    HUTCHINGS, Bertie Warren - F/O (Pilot) - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    JACKSON, Christopher - Sgt - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].
    TOMLINSON, Arthur Ian - F/O (Nav) - probably Liberator GR.V - BZ746 - 111 OTU ].

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    John Henry William Allen 172873 , was seriously injured when Wellington NC 692 crashed off the end of runway 2-3 at RAF Wellington at 23:40 Hours , dying of his injuries in SSQ

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    Default Re: 450223 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-02-1945

    Hi, I would like to provide an update to this thread with some information about the Liberator B24 crew lost in Bahamas on February 23rd, 1945 (listed above). My name is Vivian Cribbes Guerra, currently living in San Diego, George Deryk Cribbes (mentioned above) was my fatherís only brother. Unfortunately, I never met but have always been interested in knowing more about him. We have a webpage dedicated to his memory; it contains some details about his life: personal and in the RAF - Here is Deryk's Webpage:
    https://sites.google.com/view/georgederykcribbes/home

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    Default Re: 450223 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-02-1945

    Thank you Vivian, that's a fine tribute you have produced.

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