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    Default 460101 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-01-1946

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    460101- Unaccounted Airmen - 01-01-1946

    From Henk's List -

    GERMANY
    MURRAY, John Williams - LAC - 66911 - RAAF - Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    UK
    ASPIN, Stanley Victor - LAC - 1525852 - RAFVR - Kirkham (St. Michael ) Churchyard and Extension, Lancashire.
    BLAKE, Frederick Charles - LAC - 1205767 - RAFVR - Blewbury ( St. Michael ) Churchyard Extension, Berkshire.
    JONES, Thomas Kenneth - AC2c - 649760 - RAF - Hoylake ( Grange ) Cemetery, Cheshire.
    MITCHELL, Robert Duncan - AC1c - 1374314 - RAFVR - Birmingham ( Yardley ) Cemetery, Warwickshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -
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    ASPIN, Stanley Victor - LAC - 1525852 - died at Trent Valley Railway station, when the Fleetwood to London fish special crashed into a local passenger service, killing 17.

    BLAKE, Frederick Charles - LAC - 1205767 - registered Wallingford

    JONES, Thomas Kenneth - AC2c - 649760 - registered The Wirral

    MITCHELL, Robert Duncan - AC1c - 1374314 - registered Birmingham

    Regards

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    Just to add, the rail accident was at Lichfield Trent Valley, according the the accident report there were 20 fatalities, 13 at the scene and 7 shortly afterwards.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Default Robert Duncan Mitchell

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    Robert Duncan Mitchell was my uncle. He died on 1st January 1946 of TB. He married Barbara Minica Woodward shortley before he died. He is buried in Yardley Cemetery in Birmingham with a CWGC headstone. His wife who was a nurse in the hospital where he was a patient died a short time later also of TB. They had one child, Penelope Mitchell who is still alive. I have additional details of his personal and RAF service along with a number of photographs. I was born in 1949 and joined the RAF as an Aeronautical Engineering Apprentice at RAF Halton in 1965.

    If I can be of any further help please ask.

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    Duncan Mitchell





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    Alex

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    ASPIN, Stanley Victor - LAC - 1525852 - died at Trent Valley Railway station, when the Fleetwood to London fish special crashed into a local passenger service, killing 17.

    BLAKE, Frederick Charles - LAC - 1205767 - registered Wallingford

    JONES, Thomas Kenneth - AC2c - 649760 - registered The Wirral

    MITCHELL, Robert Duncan - AC1c - 1374314 - registered Birmingham

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hello,

    GERMANY.

    66911 LAC John William* MURRAY RAAF

    On 1-1-1946, 66911 LAC (Fitter Arm.) John William MURRAY RAAF (of No.6453 Servicing Echelon/No.453 Sqn RAAF), was in a motor lorry which overshot a corner on the Main Neustadt Road, Germany, and in helping the driver by opening the door and looking out into the darkness, fell out when the truck was put into reverse gear. LAC Murray sustained a fractured skull and a subdural haemorrhage. He was transferred to a nearby sick quarters, but was found to be dead on arrival.

    Murray, and his companion, LAC Wyman (who had been drinking), did not have permission to use the truck involved in the incident.

    * LAC Murray's mother, Mrs Mabel Murray, referred to her son as John William Murray.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 4th May 2018 at 12:36.

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