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    451129 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29-11-1945

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    Bradford, Reginald Alfred J - Sgt - 3030348 - RAFVR - Fleet Cemetery, Hampshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    Australia
    Norton, Leslie John - Sub/Lt (A) - RANVR - 801 Sqn FAA - HMS Implacable - Sydney War Cemetery, New South Wales - [ Seafire Serial number unknown. RNAS Schofield's - On an authorised flight the a/c disintegrated in a dive and crashed. Witness recalled it being a Seafire F.III but 801 had XV's. Others squadrons there had F.III's so it is possible that it was an F.III or XV ].

    New Zealand
    Rosie, Edward Allan - LAC - 402420 - RNZAF - Dunedin ( Anderson's Bay ) Cemetery, Dunedin City, New Zealand.

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    Hello,

    AUSTRALIA - Sub-Lieut (A) Leslie John NORTON RANVR (Att. to Royal Navy).

    I have an undated/unsourced note in my file on Leslie John NORTON RANVR, reminding me to check Seafire XV's SR536/SR584. I have no idea where that information came from, but the note is not in my handwriting! I don't have access to my copy of FAA Aircraft 1939-1945/Sturtivant & Burrow at the moment - could someone please check their copy?

    Norton had transferred from the RAAF (432248), to the RANVR, on 17 June, 1945. Whilst with the RAAF, he was involved in two accidents - the first on 9 November, 1943, in No.5 Sqn RAAF Boomerang A46-35, and secondly, on 21 May, 1944, in No.4 Sqn RAAF Wirraway A20-343. On both occasions he was uninjured.

    Col.
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    Hello Col,
    From the book.
    SR536
    Deld 39 MU 25.4.45; Tested TAMY1 Archerfield 27.10.45 - 19.11.45; 801 Sqdn from 16.11.45.
    SR584
    Deld 33 MU 8.5.45; TAMY Archerfield to 801 Sqdn 12.11.45.

    Both are possibilities.
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    Hi

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    Bradford, Reginald Alfred J - Sgt - registered in Wirral

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    Alex,

    Thanks. I have no further information on those Seafires, only the note!

    Col.

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