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    450315 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-03-1945

    From Henk's List -

    BELGIUM
    CHANNON, Peter - LAC - 1632935 - RAFVR - Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

    UK
    LITTLE, Alex Gerard - LAC - 1260352 - RAFVR - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    OHRENSTEIN, Edward - LAC - 3003850 - RAFVR - Bradford (Scholemoor) Jewish Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    ROSS, Walter William McKay - LAC - 1554668 - RAFVR - Inverness (Tomnahurich ) Cemetery, Inverness-shire.
    SMITH, Albert - AC2c - 2214792 - RAFVR - Manchester General Cemetery, Lancashire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CYPRUS
    O'HAGAN, Hugh - F/S(Nav/WoP) - 1561516 - RAFVR - Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus.
    WILLISON, Norman Squires - Sgt (Pilot) - 1523578 - RAFVR - Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus.

    INDIA
    MATTHEWS, John Douglas - F/S (Pilot) - 1585458 - RAFVR - Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
    RODIE, Robert William - Sgt (Nav) - 1802145 - RAFVR - Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

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    Hi

    BELGIUM
    CHANNON, Peter - LAC - 73 MTLRU.

    UK
    LITTLE, Alex Gerard - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    OHRENSTEIN, Edward - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    ROSS, Walter William McKay - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    SMITH, Albert - AC2 - registered in Manchester.

    CYPRUS
    O'HAGAN, Hugh - F/S(Nav/WoP) - possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NV501 of No 79 OTU, which spun into the ground on an overshoot at Nicosia.
    WILLISON, Norman Squires - Sgt (Pilot) - see O'Hagan.

    INDIA
    MATTHEWS, John Douglas - F/S (Pilot) - serving at Ranchi
    RODIE, Robert William - Sgt (Nav) - serving at Ranchi

    Malcolm

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    MATTHEWS, John Douglas - F/S (Pilot) - 1585458 and RODIE, Robert William - Sgt (Nav) - 1802145 - both shown as KOAS in same casualty list.

    CHANNON, Peter - LAC - 1632935 and LITTLE, Alex Gerard - LAC - 1260352 - both listed as DOAS.

    Martyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn A Critchlow View Post
    MATTHEWS, John Douglas - F/S (Pilot) - 1585458 and RODIE, Robert William - Sgt (Nav) - 1802145 - both shown as KOAS in same casualty list
    Martyn
    Beaufighter X [LZ230] of GATU flew into hillside near Gāru, Rājasthān (Garoo on Google Maps) during navex on this date (as per AB Serials). Gāru is about 400mls from Ranchi cemetery. A likely contender?

    Cut/paste [27.244328, 77.068491] co-ordinates into Google Maps for location

    dg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litcham_Lad View Post
    Beaufighter X [LZ230] of GATU flew into hillside near Gāru, Rājasthān (Garoo on Google Maps) during navex on this date (as per AB Serials). Gāru is about 400mls from Ranchi cemetery. A likely contender?

    Cut/paste [27.244328, 77.068491] co-ordinates into Google Maps for location

    dg
    This was my great great Uncle. Nice to see him remembered. But why did his name turn up on here? Ian Rodie

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    Hi Ian

    This was a project started by our old Dutch friend Henk to match up Commonwealth air force deaths with a cause of death.

    Front line squadron members typically were recorded with their unit, for example, 45 Squadron, by CWGC.

    Your GGU was one of the many hundreds who were serving with second line training or support units and their unit ID was not until recently recorded for public display. A strange quirk of fate that made it hard at times to easily determine what caused their death.

    Project is being managed to completion by Alex here now.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 22nd November 2018 at 23:20.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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