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    451002 - Unaccounted Airmen - 02-10-1945

    From Henk's List -

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    ANGELL, Sidney Clarence - LAC - 1630299 - RAFVR - Brighton (Extra-Mural) Borough Cemetery, Sussex.
    QUAINTON, Thomas William D(?) - F/S - 1413499 - RAFVR - Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery, Monmouthshire.
    WILSON, William Gregory - F/S - 612213 - RAFVR - Hitchin Cemetery, Hertfordshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    AUSTRALIA
    KIMMEL, Frederick George - LAC - 134295 - RAAF - Sydney War Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.

    SINGAPORE
    RICHARDSON, William Hailes - LAC - 1043272 - RAFVR - Singapore Memorial, Singapore [ Liberator VI - KH219 - 203 Sqn ].

    UK
    WADE, Leonard Perry (Canadfian) - Sub lieutenant(A) - HMS Condor - RNVR - Belfast City Cemetery, County Antrim.


    Alex
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    Hi

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    ANGELL, Sidney Clarence - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    QUAINTON, Thomas William D(?) - F/S - registered in Fylde.
    WILSON, William Gregory - F/S - registered in Cambridge.

    SINGAPORE
    RICHARDSON, William Hailes - Liberator VI - KH219 - 203 Sqn ].

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    Hello,

    Now, might be an opportune time to solve a problem l've had for some time with 203 Sqn Liberator VI KH219.

    2-10-1945
    No.203 Sqn.
    Liberator GR.VI KH219 "N" (ex-44-44080)

    Transit flight, Kallang (Singapore) - Kankesenterai (Ceylon) - Diamond Point (Sumatra) - Pygmalion Point (Great Nicobar Islands). No signals received after take-off, aircraft believed crashed in Bay of Bengal. A.S.R ops from Singapore and later from Ceylon, unsuccessful in locating any trace of aircraft, crew or passengers.

    Crew:

    184025 F/O (Capt./Pilot) Gordon Alfred STEWART RAFVR +
    1685213 F/Sgt (2nd Pilot) Wilfred STEWART RAFVR +
    164683 F/O (Nav.) Edmund Russell BALL RAFVR +
    1801628 F/Sgt (W./Op.) Gordon Leonard LENNOX RAFVR +
    1825309 F/Sgt (Flt. Eng.) William Bernard RAFVR +
    1231312 F/Sgt (WOM/[Air]) John Victor WILLIS RAFVR +
    1507318 LAC (F.M.E.) William Redvers TAYLOR RAFVR + (7203 Servicing Echelon)
    1043272 LAC (F.M.A.) William Hailes RICHARDSON RAFVR + (7203 Servicing Echelon)

    Passengers:

    Mr Bryan Reynolds (War Correspondent - Daily Sketch) +
    52505 Lt-Col Frederick Innes TREMLETT MiD (Att. Force 136) +
    145801 Lt-Col Daniel Alfred NORTON MBE, MC., RA +
    -------- Lt-Col ???????????? HORNY/HORNBY +
    186250 Major Frederick John Herbert THOMAS Manchester Regt. (A.E.S.T.I.C.) +

    All commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

    Could someone please fully identify "Lt-Col HORNY/HORNBY"?

    Col.
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    Col

    I'm sure you've been through this already, but the CWGC website only has two Lieutenant Colonels who are listed as having died that day, both of who are already in the list of passengers. No Hornby/Horny/Horney/anything even like that, of any rank, in the casualties for October 2nd.

    There are 12 names of servicemen commemorated on the Singapore Memorial for that date. The only one not in Col's list from KH219 above is Gurdev Singh, an Indian Army Sepoy.

    Maybe Hornby/Horny was a civilian or an ex-Army chap...?

    Regards

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    ANGELL, Sidney Clarence - the Statutory Deaths register on the Scotland's People website states that he drowned, his body being found at around 1.30 p.m. at Burnside, Thurso. He had last been seen alive at 9.30 a.m that morning.

    Regards

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    Hi Simon,

    Yes, it is a very well-worn track! Over time, I have used Geoff's Search Engine and the CWGC to try and resolve this issue. MT/920332 Sepoy Gurdev Singh RIASC, is the only name that comes up. I have sourced my basic information from two independent sources, one quoting Lt-Col Horny, the other, Lt-Col Hornby. I was hoping someone could cite the entries (if they are there!), in the Cummings/Halley volumes.

    Season's Greetings,

    Col.
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    Col

    Might he be an American Lieutenant Colonel...?

    Simon

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    Col,

    Colin's "The Price of Peace" lists the same 12 crew and passengers you have here.

    Hopefully, he sees this and chimes in about Reynolds' son, Trevor.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Hello Dave,

    It was Bryan Reynolds that stated me off on all this! I couldn't find an entry for him on the CWGC, so set about finding out what had happened to him. I have no idea why "Lt-Col HORNY/HORNBY", is mentioned in the 203 Squadron ORB, and another source that l possess, but l'm inclined to discount his presence aboard KH219.

    Col.
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    Was breifly looking at the Army list and there's lots of Hornbys and just two men with the name Horney

    On my smart phone so cant reveiw
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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