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    Default 112 Sqn, Walker, C. 553859.

    Hello,
    I am a little puzzled about this airman.
    Walker, C, 553859.
    Kia 3rd April 1945.
    ABMC has him listed as buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.
    BUT
    112 Squadron Nominal Roll in -
    RAF 112 squadron.org
    Has "BNF" - Body Never Found.
    So when was he actually found and where.
    Thanks
    Alex

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    Hello,

    ABMC? Walker's Grave Registration Form at the CWGC (dated 14-4-1955), clearly states that he was buried in Klagenfurt Cemetery, Austria. Possibly some confusion with 573551 Sgt Colin WALKER RAFVR of No.76 Sqn., who was lost on 22-1-1944 (BCL5/44), and is on the Runnymede Memorial.

    Robin Brown's history of 112 Squadron doesn't help. On page 187, he states that Walker's body was never found, then on page 245 he has the following entry:

    3rd April 1945 - Sgt C Walker - Killed in action near Graz (Klagenfurt War Cemetery)!

    Col.
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    Hello Col,
    My typo (I think, but tablet has a mind of its own) it should have been CWGC.
    Could it be , in regard to the CWGC date, that at the time of his crash/death he was not found but at a later post WW2 date he was found and buried ?
    Alex

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    Hi

    Walker was a new pilot on 112Sqn. This was an armed recce of the area Ljublana - Celje - Maribor t/off at 0730. At 0845 on approach to Graz Walker called up saying his engine was packing up, he was observed at 4000ft white smoke leaving aircraft told to bale out, aircraft at 2000ft went into a spin into deck, no parachute seen, aircraft did not burn. Sgt Walker missing believed killed.

    Looks like they did not find him immediately...

    Steve

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    Hello Steve,
    Thank you for the details, most welcome and would perhaps support his being found post WW2 perhaps?
    Alex

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    Hello,
    I think it may well have been FB288 - Abandoned near Graz - 3-4-45.
    Alex

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