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    Default 451009 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 09-10-1945

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    451009 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 09-10-1945

    From Henk's List -

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    CANADA
    PERKIN, Lesley Louise - Cpl - W/304099 - RCAF( Woman's Division ) - Hardisty Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.

    CANADA
    FAIRLEY, Ian Sinclair - Sgt - R/63903 - RCAF -Toronto (Mount Hope) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

    ITALY
    COPE, Geoffrey Thomas Peter - LAC - 1611470 - 248 Sqdn - RAFVR - Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    HUGHES, Roderick Charles - Sgt - 565790 - RAF - Tobermory Cemetery, Kilninian & Kilmore, Isle of Mull, Argyllshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    AUSTRALIA
    SMITH, Eric James - LAC - 136290 - 12 Sqdn - RAAF - Adelaide River War Cemetery, Northern Territory, Australia - [ Accidental Ground Accident, Northern Territory ].

    UK
    ALEXANDER, Ronald Alec - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1851215 - RAFVR - Colbury (Christ Church) Churchyard, Hampshire. [ Stirling IV - LJ622 - 1665 CU ].
    BONASS, Albert Edward - Sgt(WoP) - 1898979 - RAFVR - Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ Stirling IV - LJ622 - 1665 CU ].
    BUNTING, Sydney Harold - F/O (Pilot) - 172231 - RAFVR - Faversham Borough Cemetery, Kent. [ Stirling IV - LJ622 - 1665 CU ].
    CANTLE-JONES, John - F/O (A/G) - 184201 - RAFVR - Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ Stirling IV - LJ622 - 1665 CU ].
    GRIFFITHS, Herbert Kenneth - F/O (Air Bomber) - 164899 - RAFVR - Southgate Cemetery, Middlesex. [ Stirling IV - LJ622 - 1665 CU ].
    VIALL, Raymond Victor - Sgt(Nav) - 1629417 - RAFVR - Bexley (St. Mary) Church Cemetery, Kent. [ Stirling IV - LJ622 - 1665 CU ].

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    HUGHES, Roderick Charles - seems he's yet another victim of the rail crash at Bourne End on September 30th. The Daily Record of October 2nd reports: "Lying also in hospital is Sergeant Roderick Hughes, of the Isle of Mull, who is quite seriously ill."

    Stirling LJ622 crashed at Tockwith, Yorkshire. Those who died are:

    ALEXANDER, Ronald Alec
    BONASS, Albert Edward
    BUNTING, Sydney Harold
    CANTLE-JONES, John
    GRIFFITHS, Herbert Kenneth
    VIALL, Raymond Victor
    also civilian Mr. Arthur William Carlill, village postmaster, aged 68.

    See:
    http://www.aircrewremembered.com/bunting-sydney.html

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    Default Re: 451009 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 09-10-1945

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    AUSTRALIA.

    136290 LAC Eric James SMITH RAAF.

    On 29 September, 1945, LAC (Flight Mechanic) E J SMITH RAAF(of No.12 Sqn RAAF), attached to RAAF Station Darwin, was at the refuelling section adjacent to the Control Tower at Darwin, and was checking a semi-trailer refuelling tanker for a pump fault. At approx 1615 hours, an explosion occurred, and LAC Smith was extensively burnt, The tanker was extensively damaged by fire. LAC Smith was admitted to No.1 Medical Receiving Station, where he died of his injuries on 9 October, 1945.

    Ref: Storr.

    Col.

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