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    Default 450812 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-08-1945

    Hello,

    Apology for break in service due to family bereavement.

    So to continue,

    450812 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-08-1945

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    SMITH, Cyril G - LAC - 1578898 -

    ITALY
    DAVIES, Thomas Hubert - LAC - 12118754 -RAFVR - 214 Sqn - Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    FARRER, Joseph Clifford - Sqn/Ldr - 75492 - RAF - Boughton Malherbe ( St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Kent.
    PARK, Andrew - Cpl - 1145092 - RAFVR - Hellensburgh Cemetery, Dunbartonshire.
    WRIGHT, Peter Charles - W/O ( WoP/AG ) - 754616 - A. F. M - RAFVR - Salisbury ( London Road ) Cemetery, Wiltshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    EGYPT
    SMITH, Cyril Gordon - LAC- 1578898 - RAFVR - Heliopolis Cemetery, Egypt.

    ITALY
    DRUMMOND, William - LAC - 1345105 - RAFVR - Rome War Cemetery, Italy.

    LIBYA
    O'DONNELL, Charles Martin - Sgt - 1606401 - RAFVR - Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya.

    Alex

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    Hi

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    FARRER, Joseph Clifford - Sqn/Ldr - registered in Maidstone.
    PARK, Andrew - Cpl - registered in Amounderness.
    WRIGHT, Peter Charles - W/O ( WoP/AG ) - registered in Selby.

    EGYPT
    SMITH, Cyril Gordon - LAC- 168 MU.

    ITALY
    DRUMMOND, William - LAC - 65 SP.
    DAVIES, Thomas Hubert - LAC - 214 Group

    LIBYA
    O'DONNELL, Charles Martin - Sgt - 12 FU

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    P.C. WRIGHT 754616. I am not sure that it will help but his recommendation for the AFM was raised by No. 267 Sqn (Air 2/9036) and gazetted 1 Jan 1945, not long before his death. It reads "This airman joined the Squadron in January 1942. From October 1941 to January 1942 he had been on operations with no 84 Sqn Flying Blenheims. He was in he Western Desert from Alamain to Tunis and subsequently in Northern Italy, Greece and Yugoslavia. He has shown outstanding flying ability whilst employed as a Wireless Operator (Air)".

    I would guess that 267 Sqn raised the recommendation on him leaving the squadron but I know not where he went thereafter.

    Jim

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    Hi Jim

    Thanks for that.

    As he was registered in Selby I wonder if he was posted to Burn, which is the only airfield covered by the Selby registration area.

    Malcolm

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    Hello,

    Re: Peter Charles WRIGHT.

    The following entry in BLME1/103, looks interesting:

    27 Nov 1941
    84 Sqn.
    Blenheim IV Z9538
    Op: Army Co-operation.

    Took off 1330, LG 75, to bomb Axis motor transport near El Cascia and damaged by flak over Ridge 4041. Belly-landed at base with its hydraulics unserviceable. Not repaired; SOC 18.9.42.

    Sgt J D McKillop
    P/O S G Turner*
    Sgt Wright

    See:
    Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean Vol.1: 1939-1942.
    Gunby,David & Pelham Temple.
    Hinckley:Midland Publishing,2006.
    p.103.

    * Possibly, 920234/(68718) Sidney George TURNER RAFVR, later F/L. DFC, No.88 Sqn. + 13/8/1944.

    No corresponding entry in Warner's Bristol Blenheim (2nd.ed.) p.486.

    Col.
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    Joseph Clifford Farrer was my grandmother's 1st husband - all I know about him is that the reason he is buried at Houghton Malherbe which is the parish church covering Gravity Green in Kent, is that his son is buried there. Peter Farrer was killed in 1942 in a shooting accident aged 13 near Dudley where he was at boarding school. Doris Charlotte Farrer nee Holt my step grandmother was according to family legend the owner of the Who'd a Thought It pub in Grafty Green.

    I would be very interested in finding how how any why Joseph Farrer is buried there. Does any of this help?

    Gary



    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    Hello,

    Apology for break in service due to family bereavement.

    So to continue,

    450812 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-08-1945

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    SMITH, Cyril G - LAC - 1578898 -

    ITALY
    DAVIES, Thomas Hubert - LAC - 12118754 -RAFVR - 214 Sqn - Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    FARRER, Joseph Clifford - Sqn/Ldr - 75492 - RAF - Boughton Malherbe ( St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Kent.
    PARK, Andrew - Cpl - 1145092 - RAFVR - Hellensburgh Cemetery, Dunbartonshire.
    WRIGHT, Peter Charles - W/O ( WoP/AG ) - 754616 - A. F. M - RAFVR - Salisbury ( London Road ) Cemetery, Wiltshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    EGYPT
    SMITH, Cyril Gordon - LAC- 1578898 - RAFVR - Heliopolis Cemetery, Egypt.

    ITALY
    DRUMMOND, William - LAC - 1345105 - RAFVR - Rome War Cemetery, Italy.

    LIBYA
    O'DONNELL, Charles Martin - Sgt - 1606401 - RAFVR - Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya.

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Jim

    Thanks for that.

    As he was registered in Selby I wonder if he was posted to Burn, which is the only airfield covered by the Selby registration area.

    Malcolm
    Malcolm,

    What about RAF Riccall?

    Col.

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    Col

    It could also be Riccall, I missed that one.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm

    WRIGHT, Peter Charles - W/O ( WoP/AG ) - 754616 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Market Square, Selby.

    Furthermore, the Yorkshire Evening Post of August 13th reported the following:

    DEAD BENEATH WINDOW
    An inquest will be held tomorrow on Peter Charles Wright (27), a warrant officer in the Royal Air Force, stationed at Riccall, who was found dead in Selby Market Place, in front of the Londesborough Hotel, having apparently fallen from a top floor window. He was a native of Salisbury.

    Regards

    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 25th June 2017 at 13:18. Reason: typo

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    Hi Simon

    Thanks for the update.

    Malcolm

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