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    460321- Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1946

    From Henk's List -

    CANADA
    CAMERON, James Otty - LAC - R/264777 - RCAF - Bedford Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    UK
    ABBOTT, James Stuart - F/O(Pilot) - 198309 - RAFVR - Millay (St. Hilary's ) Churchyard, Glamorganshire - [ Spitfire IX - PT766 - 595 Sqdn ].
    GUNTER, Frederick Spencer - LAC - 1424432 - RAFVR - Bristol ( Avon View ) Cemetery, Gloucestershire.
    PARAMANATHAN, Albert Thambyrajah (Ceylon ) - Sgt(Pilot ) - 1813355 - RAFVR - Bath ( Haycombe ) Cemetery, Somerset - [ Spitfire XVI - TE183 - 61 OTU ] - "Final Landings" has this airman and a/c with date of 22nd March '46 as does "Spitfire the History" and "Broken Wings" ?
    PARKHURST, William Edward - W/O - 3745 - RAF - Wolborough ( St. Mary ) Churchyard, Devon.
    RIDLEY, Gordon Philip - AC2c - 1804814 - RAFVR - Thorpe-Next-Norwich ( St. Andrew ) Church Cemetery, Norfolk.
    THOMAS, Leslie David - LAC - 2216802 - RAFVR - Penarth Cemetery, Glamorganshire.
    THORNTON, Albert Charles - AC2c - 1228182 - RAFVR - Chiswick New Cemetery, Middlesex.
    TURNBULL, John - LAC - 1147818 - RAFVR - Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery, Northumberland.

    From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

    BELGIUM
    DELORME, Paul Jules Joseph - F/Lt - 157939 - RAFVR - 350 Sqdn - Esneux Churchyard, Liege, Belgium.

    INDIA
    RANGANATHAN, M. S. - AC1c - 413012 - RIAF - Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials, India.

    MALAYSIA
    PENNY, Robert Evan - Cpl - 1686666 - RAFVR - Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road ) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia.

    MYANMAR
    ACHUTAN, Nair P - Enrolled Follower - 51014 - RIAF - 20 Sqdn - Taukkyan Cremation Memorial, Myanmar.

    SINGAPORE
    MORTON, John Russell - LAC - 1366825 - RAFVR - Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

    UK
    DART, Kenneth Charles Daymond - Sqdn/Ldr(Pilot) - 42397 - RAFVR - D.F.C - 703 Sqdn - Charing ( Kent County ) Crematorium, Kent - [ Mosquito TR. 33 - TW235 - 703 Sqdn FAA ].

    Alex

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    Hi

    UK
    GUNTER, Frederick Spencer - LAC - registered in Bristol.
    PARKHURST, William Edward - W/O - registered in Sleaford.
    RIDLEY, Gordon Philip - AC2 - registered in Acle.
    THOMAS, Leslie David - LAC - registered in East Glamorgan.
    THORNTON, Albert Charles - AC2 - registered in Brentford.
    TURNBULL, John - LAC - registered in Durham NW.

    MALAYSIA
    PENNY, Robert Evan - Cpl - RAF Kowloon.

    SINGAPORE
    MORTON, John Russell - LAC - RAF Seletar.

    Malcolm

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    Hello

    A few snippets of information for the following:

    UK
    ABBOTT, James Stuart - F/O(Pilot) - 198309 - the Nottingham Journal of March 26th 1946 reported the following:

    Bridgford Pilot's Fate: Hit Electric Wires
    A verdict that death was due to multiple injuries caused by the crashing of a Spitfire was recorded at a Swansea inquest, yesterday, on Flying Officer James Stuart Alan Abbott, R.A.F., of Kingston Road, West Bridgford.
    The plane crashed on 21 March when it came into contact with overhead electric wires just after leaving Harewood aerodrome. It was stated that the machine had been checked and found satisfactory. Abbott had been in the R.A.F. for four years, and was an experienced pilot.


    PARKHURST, William Edward - W/O - 3745 - ancestry.co.uk has a family tree for him which records that he died at the R.A.F. Hospital, Sleaford, due to injuries received in a road accident.

    THOMAS, Leslie David - LAC - 2216802 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 8 Mountjoy Crescent, Penarth.

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    Simon

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    See here for an account of the dig on PT766 in 1975

    .http://www.aviationarchaeology.co.uk...X_Cardiff.html

    DaveW

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    It was reported that LAC Spencer Gunter was found found hanging behind his bedroom door.

    Published: Tuesday 26 March 1946
    Newspaper: Western Daily Press

    Martyn

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    Hi all,

    CAMERON, James Otty - LAC - R/264777 - RCAF - Bedford Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Burned to death during vehicle accident in Halifaxwhile he was on an annual leave.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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