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    450924 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 24-09-1945

    From Henk's List -

    WAAF
    GERMANY
    FREESTONE, Brenda - LACW - 48104 - MiD - WAAF - Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    BELGIUM
    VEAL, Sydney James - LAC - 1191892 - RAFVR - Blankenberge Town Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    DENMARK
    BURT, Edward George - LAC - 1324314 - RAFVR - Copenhagen (Bispebjerg ) Cemetery, Denmark.

    UK
    BARTON, Miles Hunter - AC1c - 1493107 - RAFVR - Mossley Cemetery, Lancashire.
    CARTER, Norman William John - AC1c - 1449164 - RAFVR - East Grinstead ( Mount Noddy ) Cemetery, Sussex.
    DUNCAN, Andrew Kyle - F/L - 142523 - D.F.C - RAFVR - Glasgow (Craigton ) Cemetery, Glasgow.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    WAAF
    HARRIS, Glenys Doreen - ACW1c - 2120646 - WAAF - Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire - [ Mosquito XVI - PF485 - 16 OTU

    UK
    BATTEN, Charles - F/L (Pilot) - 101055 - D.F.C - RAFVR - Alfriston ( St. Andrew ) Churchyard, Sussex - [ Mosquito XVI - PF485 - 16 OTU ].
    BOLLAND, Ronald Harold - W/O (Pilot) - 1332393 - RAFVR - Sutton Cemetery, Surrey - [ Mustang III - HB876 - 61 OTU ].

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    Freestone, no unit of course listed in CWGC scans, but is noted that she Died, rather than killed in action or Died of wounds.
    GRO gives unit as HQ AU

    Veal unit listed as 123 Wing
    Cannot find him on Flight archives.

    Burt's unit is listed as 72 Wing AMES 7923
    Likewise failed to find him in casualty lists

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    FREESTONE, Brenda - as Dennis mentions she's listed as being with HQ AU. Does anyone know what this unit is?

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    Hi

    UK
    BARTON, Miles Hunter - AC1 - registered in Ashton.
    CARTER, Norman William John - AC1 - registered in Surrey N E.
    DUNCAN, Andrew Kyle - F/L - not Eng/Wales?.
    HARRIS, Glenys Doreen - ACW1 - Mosquito XVI - PF485 - 16 OTU
    BATTEN, Charles - F/L (Pilot) - Mosquito XVI - PF485 - 16 OTU ].
    BOLLAND, Ronald Harold - W/O (Pilot) - Mustang III - HB876 - 61 OTU ].

    Malcolm

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    DUNCAN, Andrew Kyle DFC - the Statutory Deaths list on the Scotland's People website states that he died at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh at 06.15 of 'Multiple Myeloma, Cachexia [weakness and wasting of the body due to severe chronic illness], and Exhaustion.' He was 23.

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    Last edited by wwrsimon; 10th December 2015 at 19:32. Reason: typo

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    Grave registration report for Duncan has unit, handwritten, as 20 OTU.

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    There's a little more on Duncan at this site:

    http://www.pollokshieldsheritage.org...ceRollWW2.html

    "Andrew Kyle Duncan DFC: Son of Andrew Kyle Duncan and Annie Duncan, of Glasgow; husband of Agnes Morton Duncan, of Glasgow. Mrs. Annie Duncan, 186 Ashkirk Drive, Mosspark. Husband of Nan Cochrane, 7 Hazelwood Road, Dumbreck. He was a Flight Lieutenant in the R.A.F.V.R. (Service No: 142523). Died in Edinburgh Infirmary, 24th September 1945, aged 23 years. Awarded D.F.C. in 1943. Cited as a skilful pilot who had pressed home attacks on powerfully defended targets in Germany, including a daylight attack on Emden. “His efficiency as captain of aircraft is reflected in the morale and the fighting spirit of his crew", remarks the citation. “Pilot Officer Duncan served in the ranks before being commissioned this year (1943)."

    His D.F.C. was gazetted on September 14th 1943 (there's no citation in the London Gazette), where his rank is listed as Pilot Officer and his unit at the time is given as 466 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron.

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    Hello,

    Re: 142523 Andrew Kyle DUNCAN DFC RAFVR.

    Duncan's regular crew at No.466 (RAAF) Sqn:

    142523 (Pilot) Andrew Kyle DUNCAN DFC RAFVR - DFC LG:14-9-43 p.4078 (466[RAAF]Sqn.).
    116537 (Nav.) Leslie Wheler MARTIN DFC RAFVR - DFC LG:14-9-43 p.4078. (466[RAAF]Sqn.).
    1184120 (BA) Basil George ROE* DFM RAFVR - DFM LG:10-9-43 p.4014 (466[RAAF]Sqn.).
    1187795 (W.Op.) A G WILLIAMS RAFVR
    658124 (RG) Stephen Victor WYLES RAFVR + 12-3-1953 - CGS Avro Lincoln RF531, shot down by a Soviet MIG - 7 dead.

    *
    Distinguished Flying Medal.

    ROE, Basil George. 1184120 Flight Sergeant, No.466 (RAAF) Sqn.
    L.G. 10/9/1943. Sorties 29.5, Flying hours 161.09. Air Bomber. Air2/8979.

    As Air Bomber, this N.C.O. has completed an operational tour which has included a large number of difficult Ruhr targets and a daylight attack on Emden. he has at all times ably assisted his pilot to carry out efficient attacks and has been outstanding as member of an operational aircrew.

    18 July, 1943.

    Remarks by Squadron Commander.

    Flight Sergeant Roe is a very fine Air Bomber and a most valuable member of his crew. his Skill and courage are of a high order and throughout his operational tour he has done everything in his power to deliver his bombs to the heart of the enemy's most formidable targets. His splendid record fully merits an award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.

    Remarks by A.O.C.

    This Air Bomber has shown a high degree of courage and skill on operations. I strongly recommend the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.

    See:DFM Register Vol.II,K-Z./Tavender. p.569.

    Col.
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