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    Default 451109 - Unaccounted Airmen - 09 - 11 - 1945

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    451109 - Unaccounted Airmen - 09 - 11 - 1945

    From Henk's List

    Canada
    Bird, Richard Henry, F/Sgt - R/56955 - RCAF - Winnipeg (Brookside ) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada.

    Egypt
    Reid, William - Sgt - 538830 - RAF - Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt.

    UK
    Martin, Edward Kelly - AC1c - 2215131 - RAFVR - Grangemouth ( Grandsable ) Cemetery, Stirlingshire.

    Sergeant, Hubert William - Cpl - 904288 - RAFVR - Carlisle ( Dalston Road ) Cemetery, Cumberland.

    Williams, Alfred George Edward - LAC - 1197336 - RAFVR - Gerrard's Cross ( St. James ) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire.

    From the CWGC & Geoff's sites

    Germany
    Price, Alister Keith - F/O(Pilot ) - J/36577 - RCAF - 416 Sqn - Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany.

    India
    Robertson, Arthur Lockhart - S/Lt(A) - RNVR - 757Sqn FAA - HMS Rajaliya/Puttalam -HMS Valluru/Tambaram - Lee-on-Solent Memorial,Hampshire.
    Normal cross wind approach to HMS Pursuer, a/c sank and oleo leg and wheel hit sea the a/c overturned and sank immediately. Was it recovered ?
    A/c was a Corsair 111 or IV, serial number unknown.

    Ireland, Republic of
    Hutchinson, Paul William Lamy - W/O ( Nav/Bomber- WirelessOp) - 1161673 - RAFVR - Skull ( Or Schull ) Graveyard, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

    Singapore
    Brackenbury, Norman James - AC1c - 622722 - RAF - Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

    UK
    Carlson, Dale Gladstone - S/Lt(A) - RNVR - HMS Dipper - 761 Sqn - Sherborne Cemetery, Dorset - Seafire III - PP997.
    Carlson was from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

    Ford, Francis George - W/O - 1259118 - RAFVR - MiD - 16 FU - Runnymede Memorial,Surrey - Warwick V - PN776.

    Gale, Eric Gordon - P/O - 200767 - RAFVR - 16 FU - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey - Warwick V- PN776.

    Hughes, Gordon Booth - P/O(A) - HMS Heron - RNVR - 759 Sqn FAA - Yeovilton Churchyard RNAS Extension, Somerset - Corsair II - JS852.
    Hughes was from Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.

    Marks, Robert Alan - F/Lt - 87018 - RAFVR - AFM - Leicester City ( Gilroes ) Crematorium, Leicestershire - Heinkel He162 - AM61 RAE.

    Mitchell, Raymond Gilliam - AM(A)1c - L/FX682915 - HMS Wagtail - Haworth Cemetery, Yorkshire - DOWS.

    Refs as usual the Air Britain books.
    Alex
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    Bird, R H, F/Sgt - R/56955 - Sadly took his own life, having been discharged from service in July 1945. A baker and Carpenter by trade pre war there is a note in his discharge papers that he expressed a hope that he might become a fisherman after the war but that he had a tendency to worry about his job prospects. He had been a Wireless Operator Ground based in Canada during the war. Service record and photo on ancestry.com

    Price A K, Service file and photo on ancestry.com
    "KILLED" 9 NOV 45 AS A RESULT OF A FLYING ACCIDENT ONE AND ONE HALF MILES SOUTH OF AERODROME AT UTERSEN 16 MILES NW OF HAMURG GERMANY (ENGINE FAILURE JUST AFTER TAKEOFF)

    I can see no mention of the aircraft in the file, but I might have missed it.

    The Spitfire production list on line would seem to confirm:
    Spitfire SM823 XIV KEA G65 33MU 9-3-45 41S 12-4-45 416S 20-9-45 Engine cut on take-off dived into ground Uteraen CE 9-11-45
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Egypt
    Reid, William - Sgt - RAF Fayid

    UK
    Martin, Edward Kelly - AC1 - not Eng/Wales?.
    Sergeant, Hubert William - Cpl - not Eng/Wales?.
    Ford, Francis George - W/O - Warwick V - PN776.
    Gale, Eric Gordon - P/O - Warwick V- PN776.
    Marks, Robert Alan - F/Lt - Heinkel He162 - AM61 RAE.
    Williams, Alfred George Edward - LAC - registered in Windsor.

    Ireland, Republic of
    Hutchinson, Paul William Lamy - 16 FU, possibly another crew member of PN776?.

    Singapore
    Brackenbury, Norman James - AC1 - He had been serving with No 151 MU when he was captured. Having been released from Japanese captivity in Sumatra, he died, probably in Singapore.

    Malcolm

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    Alex and Malcolm

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    Martin, Edward Kelly - AC1c - 2215131 - the Scotland's People website Statutory Deaths register states that he died at 9.55 p.m. at 63 Lime Street, Grangemouth, of Bronchopneumonia and a pulmonary embolism.

    Mitchell, Raymond Gilliam - AM(A)1c - L/FX682915 - HMS Wagtail - the Yorkshire Post of November 12th reports:
    Former Haworth Boy Scout Killed
    News has been received by Mr. H. G. Mitchell, custodian of Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, that his son, Air Mechanic (1st Class) Raymond Mitchell, Fleet Air Arm, has been killed in an accident at Ayr. A. M. Mitchell, who was 19, joined the Fleet Air Arm about two years ago. He had been connected with the Boy Scout movement for many years, and was a member of the haworth Tropp, of which his father is scoutmaster.


    The Scotland's People website Statutory Deaths register gives his name as Raymond Gilling Mitchell, but gives no reason for the cause of his death. He died in the sick bay at R.N.A.S. Ayr.

    Sergeant, Hubert William - Cpl - 904288 - can't find him. The National Probate Calendar lists him as Herbert William Sargeant.

    Williams, Alfred George Edward - LAC - 1197336 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at King Edward Hospital, Clewer, Windsor.

    Ireland, Republic of
    Hutchinson, Paul William Lamy - W/O ( Nav/Bomber- WirelessOp) - 1161673 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died 'on or since 9 November 1945 on war service.'

    So yes, possibly another crewman on Warwick PN776 - from the RAFCommands archive:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05694.php

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    904288 Cpl WH Sargeant, Fitter II E

    Was involved in a motorcycle accident sustaining a complicated fractured femur and head injuries, admitted to Fusehill EMS Hospital Carlisle and died later that day.
    1383 (T) CU. Crosby on Eden ORB

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