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    460611- Unaccounted Airmen - 11-06-1946

    From Henk's List -

    CANADA
    OLSON, Hammond Gidion - LAC - R/267364 - RCAF - Medicine Hat ( Hillside ) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.

    UK
    KIRKPATRICK, Leslie - Sgt - 631022 - RAF - Manchester Southern Cemetery, Lancashire.
    RICHMOND, Gordon - AC2c - 2292125 - RAFVR - Easington ( Colliery ) Cemetery, Durham.

    From CWGC, Krzystka's & Geoff's Sites -

    AUSTRALIA
    McLEAN, Duncan McKenzie - Cpl - 146907 - RAAF - Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

    GERMANY
    REDER, Bronislaw - Podporucznik ( F/O ) - P-3019/706043 - Education Officer - 72 MTLRU - PAF - Cloppenburg Cemetery, Germany.

    INDONESIA
    HOLBROOK, Wilfred - LAC - 1579140 - RAFVR - 2739 Sqdn RAF Regiment - Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia.
    PARKER, Norman - LAC - 1777072 - RAFVR - 2739 Sqdn RAF Regiment - Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia.

    UK
    GABB, John Desmond - Lt(E) - MiD - HMS Godwit - 766 Sqdn FAA - Guildford Cemetery, Surrey - [ Firefly FR.1 - MB619 - 766 Sqdn ] - a/c spun in and exploded.
    NEEDS, Ernest Edward - Cpl - 1740075 - RAFVR - Pembroke Dock ( Llanion ) Cemetery, Pembrokeshire.

    Alex

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    AUSTRALIA.

    146907 Cpl Duncan McKenzie McLEAN RAAF

    Cpl McLean RAAF (of RAAF Headquarters, Melbourne), was seen at 5.30 am on 11 June, 1946, diving into the Yarra River, near Princes Bridge, Melbourne. River Patrol police recovered Mclean's body at midday on 13 June. McLean was a service policeman, stationed at the RAAF Service Police depot, Russell St.,Melbourne.

    Col.

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    Alex

    UK
    KIRKPATRICK, Leslie - Sgt - 631022 - registered Ploughley, Oxon.

    RICHMOND, Gordon - AC2c - 2292125 - the Grantham Journal of June 14th 1946 reported that he was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the R.A.F. Regiment Depot, Belton Park.

    INDONESIA
    HOLBROOK, Wilfred - LAC - 1579140
    PARKER, Norman - LAC - 1777072

    The National Probate Calendar erecords that Parker died at Medan, Sumatra. The story of the their deaths been posted on the WW2talk forum, but I can't get the link to work:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/people-...adron-raf.html

    However, the post included the following:

    A section of 2739 Field Squadron guarding a radio installation was attacked just after midnight on 10 June 1946 by a force of forty Indonesians. With no warning, a grenade was thrown and the tented camp came under attack from two sides by parties armed with swords and knives. The section commander, LAC Holbrook, with complete disregard for his own safety, lead his men in a counter-attack. Four of the assailants were killed but he and another LAC were hacked to death, two more seriously wounded and the remaining three treated for shock. The OC of 2739 Squadron, Squadron Leader Williams, launched an attack at the head of the reserve flight and was able to drive the enemy back.

    NEEDS, Ernest Edward - Cpl - 1740075 - there's an Edward Ernest Needs, aged 54, registered Pembroke.

    Regards

    Simon

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