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    Default 451128 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-11-1945

    Hello,
    From Henk's List -

    Italy
    Attew, Gerald Albert - LAC - 1175121 - RAFVR - Naples War Cemetery, Italy

    UK
    Carnall, Albert Kenneth - AC2c - 3000531 - RAFVR - Barony Cemetery, Leicestershire.
    Greenslade, Michael - Sgt - 631211 - RAF - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    Marden, Kenneth Gathorne - AC2c - 1264849 - RAFVR - Enfield Crematorium, Middlesex.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    Australia
    Clough, Roger Byron - Sgt - 444226 - RAAF - Mallala War Cemetery, South Australia - [ Oxford LW879 ].
    Sutton, Kevin Wilfred - LAC - 170273 - RAAF - Brisbane ( Lutwyche ) Cemetery, Queensland.

    Indonesia
    Morris, William Patrick - F/O - 441949 - RAAF - Ambon War Cemetery.

    Malaysia
    Birrell, Richard Buckley - F/O - 419578 - RAAF - 80 Sqn(?) - Labuan Memorial.

    UK
    Heard, William Arthur - AC2c (Pilot U/T ) - 1870875 - RAFVR - Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire - [ Tiger Moth II - N68⅞9 - 24 EFTS ].
    Watson, Allan Pierce Beau - F/Lt - 125848 - RAFVR - Sevenoaks ( Greatness Park ) Cemetery, Kent - [ Meteor III - EE313 - 1335 CU ].

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    MALAYASIA - 419578 F/O Richard Buckley BIRRELL RAAF.

    On the 28 November, 1945, six Mustang aircraft of No.76 Sqn RAAF, flew to Palawan on a navigational exercise. One aircraft went unservicable (A68-775) at Palawan, and F/O R. B. BIRRELL RAAF, in Mustang A68-771 was left there so that two aircraft could return together. F/O BIRRELL departed Palawan for Labuan , alone, in A68-771 at 1010hrs, and did not return. No message was received and a thorough search of the entire area returned no trace.

    The pilot was given a good weather report on departure, but subsequent reports state that there were low clouds and heavy rain in the area at that time. P/O BIRRELL was reported missing.

    Based on: http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a68c.htm

    Col.
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    INDONESIA - 441949 F/O (Air Bomber) William Patrick MORRIS RAAF.

    F/O MORRIS RAAF (of No.47 Operational Base Unit, RAAF [att. to No.9 Transport & Movement Office]), was killed when the Jeep he was driving overturned on T Route 5, Morotai.

    Col.
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    Italy
    Attew, Gerald Albert - LAC - 1175121 - Pomigliano

    UK
    Carnall, Albert Kenneth - AC2c - 3000531 - the National Probate Calendar states that he 'died on war serevice', FreeBMD has a Kenneth Carnall, aged 19, registered Hereford.

    Greenslade, Michael - Sgt - 631211 - registered Newmarket

    Marden, Kenneth Gathorne - AC2c - 1264849 - the National Probate Calendar states that he died at the R.A.F. Hospital, Ely.

    UK
    Heard, William Arthur - AC2c (Pilot U/T ) - 1870875

    The Liverpool Daily Post of November 29th 1945 reported the following:

    TWO PLANES COLLIDE
    Sealand Bungalows Damaged
    PILOT KILLED
    When two Tiger Moth trainer aircraft collided in mid-air yesterday afternoon, the pilot of one olnae and the occupants of two Sealand bungalows had remarkable escapes, while the other pilot was killed.
    The dead man was Aicraftman William Arthgur Heard, aged 24, of Claygate, Whittlesey, Peterborough.
    His plane crashed between two bungalows on Manor Road, Sealand, Flintshire.
    The pilot of the other plane managed to get his machine under control, and made a good landing at Sealand Aerodrome.


    Watson, Allan Pierce Beau - F/Lt - 125848 - the National Probate Calendar states that Allan Pierce Beauchamp died at Kimbolton.

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    Hi

    Italy
    Attew, Gerald Albert - LAC - Pomigliano

    UK
    Carnall, Albert Kenneth - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?.
    Greenslade, Michael - Sgt -registered in Newmarket.
    Marden, Kenneth Gathorne - AC2 - registered in Ely.
    Heard, William Arthur - AC2 (Pilot U/T ) - Tiger Moth II - N68⅞9 - 24 EFTS ].
    Watson, Allan Pierce Beau - F/Lt - Meteor III - EE313 - 1335 CU ].

    Malcolm

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    AUSTRALIA.

    170273 LAC Kevin Wilfred SUTTON RAAF.

    170273 LAC Kevin Wilfred SUTTON RAAF (ex-No.42 Operational Base Unit, Madang, PNG), passed away in Greenslopes Military Hospital, Brisbane, on 28 November, 1945, following an illness contracted in the Islands. Kevin Sutton's father, who served in the Volunteer Defence Corps during WWII, was named - Yetman June Sutton - Yetman, NSW, being his place of birth - don't know about the "June" bit!

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    Default Re: 451128 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-11-1945

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    444226 Sgt Roger Byron CLOUGH RAAF

    On 28 November, 1945, No.6 Service Flying Training School Oxford LW879 crashed at 0943 hours, 300 yards north west of Port Parham, Lat 34.25S Long 138.15E, and the pilot, 444226 Roger Byron CLOUGH RAAF, was killed. The pilot was on a solo general flying practice, during which, in breach of orders, he proceeded to shoot up the rest camp at Port Parham. The aircraft pulled out of a dive, took a steep turn to the right and slipped into the ground.

    Ref: Storr.

    Col.

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