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    Has anybody got information on the following three airmen? They were killed on 10/05/1940 when their Battle L5578 was shot down near Petange, 18 km SW of Luxembourg.

    P/O Frederick Stanley Laws - 22 years of age - son of Derwin and Hilda Laws, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

    Sgt Robert Finlayson Miller - 31 years of age - son of William Nisbet Miller and Helen Finlayson Miller, of Stirling.

    AC1 Leon Meredith Langton - son of Alfred and Elizabeth Langton, of Codnor, Derbyshire.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...IMode=cemetery
    The graves at the Petange Communal Cemetery (via Find a Grave - photo by soilsister)

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    Langton - birth registered Belper, Derbyshire Q2 1921. Youngest of 7 (or 9) children (depending on which family tree is correct) Parents married 1904. Mother's maiden name was Lavender. Probate shows his address was Crosshill, Codnor.

    Nothing located on the other two.

    Martyn

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    Pieter, Hi

    The undermentioned are granted short service commissions as Acting Pilot Officers on probation.
    14th Dec. 1938: —
    Frederick Stanley LAWS.

    The undermentioned Acting Pilot Officers on probation are graded as Pilot Officers on probation with effect from 3rd Sept. 1939, and confirmed in their appointments with effect from 6th Oct. 1939: —
    Frederick Stanley LAWS (41431).

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    Peter Davies
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    Thanks for the replies Peter and Martyn. Six or eight brothers/sisters, that would mean there is a considerable chance that there are nephews/nieces.

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