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    Default P/O Eric Lunoe (89385, RAFVR) +10/02/41

    I have come across another - at least - Danish descendant in the CWGC list. Would anyone be able to give more informations surrounding the death of this man?

    From the CWGC:
    Name: LUNOE, ERIC
    Initials: E
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 10/02/1941
    Service No: 89385
    Additional information: Son of Christian Frederik Lunoe, and of Vilhelmine Mathilde Lunoe (nee Madsen), of King's Langley, Hertfordshire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 27.
    Cemetery: SOUTH LONDON CREMATORIUM, MITCHAM

    From THE LONDON GAZETTE, 21 JANUARY, 1941 (p. 415)
    LAC's oppointed to P/O on probation
    28th Dec. 1940. (Seniority ist Dec. 1940.)
    913423 Eric LUNOE (89385).

    The father lives in London from 1914, the parents are married in 1918 and Eric Lunøe (as the surname is spelled in Danish) is born on 9 August 1919. Eric's two brothers dies in the 1940's as well. The brother Ivar Lunøe on 24 July 1942 only 19 years old (I have no indication of war service) and Torben Lunøe dies 29 July 1948 in military service. They are all repatriated to Denmark in 1945.

    Thanks in advance.

    Mikkel Plannthin
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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    Hi Mikkel
    I don't know if this will help but Eric's death,age 21, is registered at Mere in Wiltshire,1st Qtr 1941, Ivar,19, is registered at Watford,3rd Qtr 1942 and Torben,also at age 19, is registered at York,3rd Qtr 1948.
    Mere is very close to Zeals where there was an airfield in WW2 which I believe was involved in Training.
    Regards
    Dick
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    Could Eric Lunoe have been be on

    10.2.41 Lysander Il L4778 1 SAC Tisbury, Wilts. Flown Into Ground

    He defiantely died as a result of 'Air operations'
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    Torben Lunøe died as a result heatstoke on a route march around York (he died in the Miliary Hospital there) while with Royal Engineers, Mikkel said me a pm with an email address and I will send you a news report on it
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    Mikkel,

    From my 'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915 (Vol One: Fates 1915-1942)':

    Mon 10 Feb 1941
    Army Co-operation Command
    Tactical reconnaissance training
    1 School of Army Co-operation, RAF (Old Sarum, Wiltshire - 70 Group)
    Lysander II L4778 - piloted by Plt Off E Lunde, RAF, flew low along a railway line and hit telegraph wires before diving towards a train. A wing tip struck the tender before L4778 crashed some 400 yards further on, near Tisbury, 12 miles west of Salisbury. The pilot was killed and the air gunner died of injuries later in the day at the Tower House Emergency Hospital at Salisbury. He is buried in that city.
    Air Gunner: NZ401719 Sgt Trevor Norman BASSETT, RNZAF - Age 21. 23hrs.

    And update from Amendments section of Vol Three:

    p109; BASSETT, T N – his funeral was on the 14th. The pilot was Lunoe, not Lunde. Crashed in a field between Dinton and Tisbury Railway stations.

    Errol

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    Paul and Errol,
    Thank you very much for the replies.

    Kind regards

    Mikkel PLannthin
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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