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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
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    J. ADAMCZYK who is he (obviously Polish) but can't find him or how he on list

    Probably not http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.u...rashes1942.htm incident

    11/07/1942 Wellington Z1072 of 304 Squadron
    " F/Sgt J Adamczyk (Polish), Cpl F Jaruszewski (Polish) and Cpl J Szpek (Polish) were all injured "

    Maybe Jan ??

    http://listakrzystka.pl/en/?s=RAF&paged=2


    Adamczyk Jan

    780218, W/O, Pilot, 25.01.1913

    Adamczyk Jan

    792617, LAC, Mechanic, 01.08.1917
    This is the man who was treated for serious burns and was a member of the Guinea Pig Club:
    ADAMCZYK F/Sgt Jan P-780218

    He was a pilot, born on 25th January 1913 at Siewierz, Bedzin, Poland. He survived the accidental crash of Z1072 on 11th July 1942 which crashed on take off from RAF Bramcote en route to RAF Dale, for reasons unknown. Two Polish army passengers were on board, one was killed, and one survived. He was treated by Sir Archibald McIndoe and was a member of the Guinea Pig Club but the extent of his injuries is unknown.

    He was awarded the Order of Virtuti Militari on 21st November 1941 by Air Vice Marshal Ujejski. He had previously received the Cross of Valour on 28th June 1941 for bravery in action. On 11th April 1942 he was posted to RAF Manby. He was also awarded the British Distinguished Flying Medal.

    He was killed in an accident in Perth, Scotland on 6th January 1987, just before his 74th birthday and is buried in the cemetery at his home town of Siewierz.

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    M. BOBITKO, Polish
    Bobitko Michał 22.08.1917 + 28.07.1944 ppor. / F/Lt Pilot
    29.12.1943, Tiger Moth - training flight, injured, 25 (Polish) EFTS – Died hospital Halton 28.07.1944 - burried Newark (O-324) UK.

    T7345 Collided with T5980 on approach stalled and dived into ground Hucknall 29.12.43 DBF
    http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH%...odn%20list.txt

    E. ORCHEL, Polish
    Eugeniusz Adam ORCHEL P-2019 30.11.1942, 18 OTU
    By November 1942 Eugeniusz was serving as a navigator with the Polish Air Force under British command at Bramcote near Northampton, Warwickshire. On the evening of 30th November his Wellington bomber crashed into high tension wires in dense fog at the end of a difficult training flight.
    http://www.blondmcindoe.org/dr_eugen...inea-_pig.html
    http://listakrzystka.pl/?p=207460

    R. TATAJCZAK, Polish
    Ratajczak Alojzy P-1655 (this thread, the reply #18 by Franek)
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    Mojmir

    Thanks for that.. OK going through list by name, next mystery is

    J.G. ADAMS


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    Hello,

    One that might be a little difficult to find due to the variation in surnames - D. D. MARTIN.

    In actual fact; 42047 Derek Dudley Martin BUTCHER RAF.

    F/O Derek BUTCHER, was the Captain of No.210 Sqn Sunderland I P9624 which crashed on landing at Oban on 15 March, 1941. I'll let John Evans (author of, Sopwiths to Sunderlands), take up the tale:

    "Derek Martin, seriously injured, spent three weeks in the West Highlands Hospital, Oban, before being transferred to the plastic surgery hospital at East Grinstead where he was a patient under the legendary Archibald McIndoe. He became one of the famous 'Guinea Pigs' whose appearances after accidents or severe burns were transformed by the skills of McIndoe and his team. Derek Martin was the lone Coastal Command 'Guinea Pig' among all those from Fighter Command and Bomber Command and other services."

    See:
    Sopwiths to Sunderlands 210 Squadron 1917 to 1941.
    Evans,John.
    Pembroke Dock:Paterchurch Publications,1999.
    pp.66-7

    See also: CCL1/105.

    Derek Butcher had previously served on No.10 (RAAF) Sqn. He was aboard Sunderland I P9602:RB-G, on 2 September, 1940, when it hit Lismore Island and ran aground, being written off. (see: CCL1/60).

    Butcher had a list of post-nominals which I'm not even going to attempt to repeat, but can be seen here: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/8291 - and add a MiD to that lot!

    And his Obituary:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...-obituary.html

    Col.
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    J. MARCEAU -> F/O. Joseph Alfred Henri Bernard “Ben” Marceau J/19723 RCAF
    http://www.aircrewremembered.com/fern-raymond-john.html

    J. MARCOTTE -> Probably Joseph Henri Arthur MARCOTTE, R/77063, " injured on 8th March 1942. In the dark his Wellington bomber D.V. 483 was just taking off from the runway at Luqa RAF Station when it collided with Wellington bomber Z.9038" -> website.lineone.net/~remosliema/airman1915702.htm

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    Hi,
    a bit to Derek Martin

    ... I, DEREK DUDLEY MARTIN, ... renounced and abandoned the names of Dudley Martin Butcher and Derek Dudley Martin Butcher. ...

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...38806/page/133

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    Several Australian Guinea Pigs. (Maybe...)

    H.W.BUCKMAN
    BUCKMAN HAROLD WENTWORTH: Service Number – 413105 RAAF No digital file. Born: 7 Mar 1914 Died: 15 Jun 1997. Residence: 1997 - North Turramurra.

    R. CLARKSON
    CLARKSON Ronald Victor 417805 Air Gunner DFC Admitted to East Grinstead Hospital 6.11.1944, (founder member)

    A.T. COLE
    COLE, Adrian Trevor (COLE, Adrian Lindley)

    R.A.A.F. S 'GUINEA PIG" PRAISES PLASTIC SURGEON.
    Air Vice-Marshal A. T. Cole, C.B.E. D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C, highest ranking member of the Guinea Pig Club, a club open only to fliers whose features or limbs have been restored by plastic surgery, has paid a tribute to the surgeon, who restored his shattered jaw after he was wounded in the Dieppe raid. His story is told In the current issue of the officiai R.A.A.F.
    magazine, Wings."
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/ar...437550/3058697

    J. EVANS
    EVANS John Ernest RAAF 409527 Jack Evans (Melbourne) Jack Evans was a 22-year-old navigator from Melbourne, trapped in the belly of a bomber that had crash landed and was on fire. Halifax III HX 296, 466 Sqn RAAF. The surviving australian navigator who was badly burnt. Went through Rauceby and East Grinstead becoming a Guinea Pig member.

    F. FALKINER
    FALKINER Fraser RAAF - (Warrant Officer); Service Number - 400220; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Spitfire I B W3704; Place - St Omer, France; Date - 27 October 1941

    R. GAUVIN
    GAUVIN Robert Frederick RAAF Sgt W or I on AS (FG 5.8.1943)
    https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collec...25_023--1-.pdf :
    On the 19 th May 1943, Tiger Moth N9198 on a non-opera tional day flying instruction, crashed at 1010 hours near County Steeple, Langford, Wiltshire, UK. The Pilot was injured and the Observer was killed. The aircraft flew into high tension cables, while carrying out unauthorised low flying.
    Crew: RAAF 414555 Sgt R F Gauvin, (Pilot), RAAF 417203 Sgt R N Kemsley, (Observer)
    Sgt Kemsley is buried in the Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, UK.

    C. GILKES
    GILKES, Charles Kenneth - (Flight Sergeant); Service Number - 420656; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Place unknown; Date - 7 June 1943, Stirling W7455 1657 Conversion Unit About a dozen were Australian.; Aus.420656 F/Sgt. C. K. Gilkes W or I in Action (Aeroplane 10.12.1943)

    J.N GUNNIS
    GUNNIS John Neville F/Sgt. 428524 RAAF (File not digitalised) 16/3/44, 28 OTU Wellington 1c R1183, took off from Castle Donnington for a night exercise but crashed just after becoming airborne owing to the flaps dropping fully down, at 200ft the pilot, F/Sgt Moseley was unable to to retrieve the situation, the aircraft stalled and hit the ground.
    F/Sgt A.J. Moseley, RAAF, injured.
    Sgt W.J. Foxley, injured.
    F/Sgt J.N. Gunnis, RAAF, injured.
    Sgt A.W.H. Rowley, killed.
    Sgt E. Small, died later of injuries.

    (Sgt W. J. Foxley also the Guinea Pig)


    W.W. HARRIS
    HARRIS Walter William Wally (Canberra) (Sergeant); Wireless Air Gunner Service Number - 403188; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Whitley V N1437; 19 OTU, Place - Elgin, Scotland; Date - 24 March 1942; Sgt Harris survived the crash and the war and was discharged a WO on 29/10/1945 when with his Unit being Air Force Headquarter Records
    R. HILLARY
    HILLARY Richard Hope 74677 FO Pilot British 603 Sqn

    W. KNOWLES
    KNOWLES Gordon William (George Medal)
    http://www.noble.com.au/auctions/lot?id=331669
    N. LAMBELL
    LAMBELL Neil Allason DFC 413717 from Gulargambone.
    Neil Lambell was a farmer and grazier at Gulargambone and had his nose reconstructed after being hit by shrapnel on a bombing raid over Germany.
    Neal Lambell was killed in a car accident near his home at Gulargambone in 1968.
    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P04908.001

    W.R. METHVEN
    Reg (Sydney) 1283828 William Reginald METHVEN (67072) 75 Sqn: P/O W. R. Methven posted to this Unit from 23 O.T.U. Pershore w.e.f. 2/8/41. Auth’y: 6 Group Postagram 6G/1706/26/23/P.2 dated 26/7/41. ; P/O W. R. Methven attached from this Unit to No.5 B.A.T.F. Honington w.e.f. 7/9/41. Authy. 3 Gp.Sig.P.877 dated 4/9/41.

    J. REECE
    REECE John George Alexander Aus.415275 F/Sgt. J.G. Reece (Aeroplane 20.8.1943) (Sergeant); Service Number - 415275; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Tiger Moth T7107; Place - Cananbie, Scotland; Date - 8 June 1943; Parachute jammed control column hit HT cables 2m S of Canonbie Dumfries

    C. RHODES
    RHODES Cecil Sgt C. Rhodes RAAF W or I on AS Aus. 421465 (421265 is OK) (Aeroplane 2.7.1943) Born 2.12.1922 Died 21.5.1946 in 3 RAAF Hospital File 157 ps., aircraft accident Wellington Ic Z1142, 16.4.1943 Air Gunner 21 OTU Burst a tyre whilst taking off from RAF Enstone causing the aircraft to swerve off the runway and crash in flames. 3 of the crew were killed and another died later of serious burns.

    R. ROBERTS .
    ROBERTS Rhys Aus.407513 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
    23/24 October 1942, No.223 Sqn, Baltimore III AG854 'Q'

    A. ROYDS
    ROYDS David Molyneux (Braidwood, NSW) D.M.Royds 413668 RAAF David Molyneux Royds (25.1.1923 in Ashfield Sydney NSW-2006) (Molyneaux – File 52, 82/176) File 163/176: 10.3.1943 – Sgt Royds at present in Hexham War Emergency Hospital Northumberland. Injuries consists of fractured ankle, badly broken tibia and fibula and abrasions to hands. Was badly concussed. He is making good progress but is still on seriously ill list. 17.3.1943 to RAF Station Hospital, Weston, Lancashire.16.9.1944 to 83 GSU, 6.10.1944 to 1 Sqn http://www.fitzwalter.com/afh/Royds/roydshist2.html

    W.M. STANLEY
    Stanley William Mitchell 422737 RAAF with W/O C. Rhodes at Marchwood Convalescent Home STANLEY, William Mitchell - (Flying Officer); Service Number - 422737; Pilot, File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Beaufighter TF.Mk.X NT892; 455 Sqn RAAF, Place - Langham, England; Date - 9 September 1944. Crash landed and caught fire after reconnaissance flight. (DEMPSEY Kenneth Alexander 427589 RAAF Navigator, photo: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P00741.003

    H. STANNUS
    STANNUS Harold Richardson 421411 F/O RAAF - Air Bomber – injured RAAF
    F/O H.R. Stannus RAAF W or I in Action ( FG 9.11.1944) Air Bomber aboard No.149 Squadron Strirling III LJ477
    (this thread #43 and #45)
    http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Searc...078805&T=P&S=4

    F. STRICKLAND
    STRICKLAND Freeman Rolland George - (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number - 409249; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Spitfire V C; Place - North Africa; Date - 10 September 1943 (two files) (Melbourne); 409249 Sgt. F. R. G Strickland W or I on AS (Aeroplane 10.12.1943)

    JL174 VcT CBAF M46 8MU 28-3-43 82MU 6-4-43 SS686 24-4-43 Casablanca 17-5-43 NWAfrica 31-5-43 43 Middle East 1-7-43 Swung on take-off and hit EF864 (Anson?; or EE864 Spitfire?) Falcone C3 10-9-43
    EE864 Vc West M45 33MU 6-2-43 ros 12-3-43 SS685 2-5-43 Casablanca 17-5-43

    LG: 29 December 1978 O.B.E. Freeman Roland George STRICKLAND, of South Yarra, Victoria. For service to commerce.

    H. TAUBMAN
    TAUBMAN Harold Middleton Aeroplane 25.12.1942; - (Sergeant); Bomb Aimer, Service Number - 411405; RAAF File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft – Wellington IV, Z1323; UV-S, 460 Sqn RAAF, Place - Duisberg; Date - 7 September 1942

    G.F. TAYLOR
    TAYLOR George Henry „Tubby“ George Taylor was a former proprietor of the Ford Motor Dealership in Dubbo. He did his training as a wireless operator/air gunner with the RAAF in Australia and then went to England to serve with the RAF. George seriously injured both his hands in the forced landing of his Wellington bomber. George died in Dubbo on January 4, 1996. George Henry Taylor from Dubbo - (Sergeant); Service Number - 412220; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Wellington X3727, 27 OTU; Place - Church Broughton Aerodrome, Sudbury. England; Date - 3 September 1943 (File – 109 ps.)

    J.K. TRASK
    TRASK, Kenneth John, Injured 6.8.1943 - no details available, 231 Sqn

    (Flying Officer); Service Number - 409347; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Mustang AG547; Place - Le havre, France; Date - 11 November 1943 – KIA


    J.J. WISHART
    WISHART John James Sgt 407211 RAAF aircraft accident 21 OTU 25.9.1941 WISHART John James - (Sergeant); Service Number - 407211; Air Gunner File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - unknown; Place - Moreton-in Marsh, Gloucester, England; Date - 25 September 1941(1918 – 1980) 25/09/1941 Wellington R1237 of 21 OTU hit trees on approach to Moreton-in-Marsh. Sgt J G Fitzgerald was killed. Sgt R J Clarke RNZAF, Sgt Wishart and P/O Sweeney were injured. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.u...rashes1941.htm

    (Sgt R J Clarke RNZAF – also the Guinea Pig?)

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    Mojmir,

    What makes you think Sgt R J Clarke, RNZAF might have been a member of the club?

    Errol

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    Hi Errol,
    J.R. Clarke is on the Guinea Pig list. There is also J.K. Trask - actually K.J. Trask. Is the Guinea Pig J.R. Clarke, R.J. Clarke RNZAF or someone else? I don’t know. You know every man in RNZAF. Can you help?

    Mojmir

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrajm View Post
    Hi Errol,
    J.R. Clarke is on the Guinea Pig list. There is also J.K. Trask - actually K.J. Trask. Is the Guinea Pig J.R. Clarke, R.J. Clarke RNZAF or someone else? I don’t know. You know every man in RNZAF. Can you help?

    Mojmir
    Mojmir,

    I don't believe that the J R Clarke on the Guinea Pig list (or R J Clarke) is RNZAF. Clarke is a fairly common name and so may prove hard for you to identify further.

    Errol

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