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    Hello,
    Are the causes of death of the following airmen known ?
    If so then what happened to them please ?
    All are at rest at Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

    17/12/1943
    Perslow Robert Tettrell - Sgt - 1271807 - RAFVR - 69 Sqn.
    [ Died whilst a POW ].

    04/10/1945
    Goodman, Ronald Thomas - Sgt - 1145638 - RAFVR - 6227 BD flt.

    04/08/1945
    Kershaw, Melvin - Sgt - 1147616 - RAFVR - HQ DAF.

    02/12/1945
    Munt, Thomas Martin - Cpl - 958354 - RAFVR - 40 ASP.
    [ Died as a result of an RTA ].

    03/06/1945
    Phillips, Stanley - LAC - 1717523 - RAFVR - 1 FTU.

    02/09/1945
    Young, Richard Charles Hubert - Cpl - 756032 - RAFVR - 332 MU - DOAS.

    Many thanks for anything known of their Fait's.
    Alex
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    Alex

    Purslow - confusingly Storr has him lost on Baltimore AG699:

    Baltimore AG699 took off from RAF Luqa Malta on 15th June 1942 detailed to carry out an operational sea patrol. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

    Crew:
    Sgt F W A Baum, Captain (Pilot) [530369]
    404016 Flt Sgt A Baum, (Observer) [sic - 404016 Alick Greaves, see link below]
    Sgt W E Finchan, (Wireless Air Gunner) RCAF [R.77413 Fincham]
    Sgt R Purslow, (Air Gunner)

    Flt Sgt Baum [sic - Greaves] is buried in the Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.

    This thread:

    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads...sqn-raf.45021/

    has a copy of a cypher message (presumably from Greaves' RAAF record) confirming the correct crew names, and notes that two of the crew became P.o.W. - Baum and Fincham. It doesn't explain how Purslow ended up at Klagenfurt. Note that his page on the CWGC site has a handwritten note next to his entry that appears to say '619 Squadron' on the Grave Registration Document:

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...ERT%20TETTRELL

    Munt, Thomas Martin - Cpl - 958354 - the Coventry Evening Telegraph has a notice of his death:

    On Active Service
    MUNT - Corpl. T. M. (R.A.F.), youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Munt, 12, Carlton Road, killed on active service in motor transport accident in Italy, December 2nd.


    Regards

    Simon
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    Hello Simon,
    Many thanks for the info and links.
    Looks as if someone in the past looked at the paperwork and assumed that as other 619 men were listed our man had a typo so added in pencil(?) 619 ?.
    Alex

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    Hello,
    Anything new known on these airmen's fate ?
    Thanks
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    '6227 BD Flt' was 6227 Bomb Disposal Flight, I think, which seems to have been part of 5135 Bomb Disposal Squadron. The ORBs are available at The National Archives - maybe there's something in them which would shed light on Sgt Goodman's death? AIR 29/59/4

    Cheers, Pat.

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    Hello Pat,

    Thank you for the update.
    It was some time ago (2008) that I first posted the question .
    Do you or anyone know if the BD Unit had its own aircraft for getting about or, was it completely a ground Unit with vehicular transport ?

    Thanks again,
    Alex

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    Hi Alex

    Purely ground based, no aircraft.

    Malcolm

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    Hello Malcolm,

    Thanks, that was my thought but needed confirmation.
    Perhaps he was involved in some sort of RTA, or even unsuccessful bomb excavation ?

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    '6227 BD Flt' was 6227 Bomb Disposal Flight, I think, which seems to have been part of 5135 Bomb Disposal Squadron. The ORBs are available at The National Archives - maybe there's something in them which would shed light on Sgt Goodman's death? AIR 29/59/4

    Cheers, Pat.
    Any luck with this? I have just requested a search of this document as Sgt. Goodman was my uncle.
    Dave

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    I realise this is an old thread but AIR 29/887 says Goodman died of natural causes. The Death Certificate might shed more light.

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