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    460820 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-08-1946

    From Henk's List -

    FRANCE
    SEPHTON, John D'Alton - F/Lt - 128932 - D.F.C - RAFVR.
    Bernay (St. Croix) Communal Cemetery, Eure, France.
    WIMBURY, George Faulkner - F/Lt(Nav) - 125854 - RAFVR.
    Bernay (St. Croix) Communal Cemetery, Eure, France.

    ISRAEL & PALESTINE
    PICKERING, Samuel - AC1c - 2257534 - RAFVR - 644 Sqdn.
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine ( including Gaza).

    UK
    BLADES, Ronald Edward Frank - W/O - 553997 - RAF.
    Peterborough ( Eastfield ) Cemetery, Northamptonshire.
    CROOK, George William Arthur - LAC - 3005584 - RAFVR.
    Chatham (Palmerston Road ) Cemetery, Kent.
    DUTTON, Charles William - Cpl - 611567 - RAF.
    Chatham ( Palmerston Road ) Cemetery, Kent.
    HARRIS, Leonard Arthur - LAC - 1202290 - RAFVR.
    Leicester ( Saffron Hill ) Cemetery, Leicestershire.
    HIGGINS, Stanley James - AC2c - 2285713 - RAFVR.
    Dursley Cemetery, Gloucestershire.
    INNES, William James Bannerman - F/O(Flt/Engr) - 187823 - RAFVR.
    Dornoch East Cemetery, Sutherland.
    SHADDICK,cPaul Frederick - W/O(Pilot) - 1583689 - RAF - 130 Sqdn.
    Stourbridge Cemetery, Worcestershire.
    [ Spitfire IX - MX666 - 130 Sqdn ].
    TURNER, Charles Kenneth - Sqdn/Ldr - 24047 - RAF.
    Goldersgreen

    From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

    GERMANY
    READ, John Thomas - LAC - 1535250 - RAFVR.
    Munster Heath War Cemetery, Nordrheim-Westfalen, Germany.

    INDIA
    THOMAS, John Methikalam - LAC - 20783 6 Sqdn - RIAF.
    Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

    UK
    HOPKINS, Arthur Albert - AC1c - 1215375 - RAFVR.
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    Alex

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    FRANCE
    SEPHTON, John D'Alton - F/Lt - 128932 - D.F.C
    WIMBURY, George Faulkner - F/Lt(Nav) - 125854 and also
    BLADES, Ronald Edward Frank - W/O - 553997 - RAF.

    All were killed on Lancastrian G-AGMF, which crashed in an orchard at Broglie, Eure.

    Also killed were:
    Capt. J. R. G. Copeland,
    Nav Off. L. R. Hastings, D.F.C.,
    Radio Off. John Mossop, D.F.C., D.F.M.,
    Steward F. W. Roberts and
    Steward K. A. L. Broxholm.

    Wimbury died in hospital at Bernay, and Operations Officer W. J. Smith survived, slightly injured.

    UK
    CROOK, George William Arthur - LAC - 3005584 - registered Uppingham.

    DUTTON, Charles William - Cpl - 611567 - registered Maidstone.

    HARRIS, Leonard Arthur - LAC - 1202290 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Royal Infirmary, Leicester.

    HIGGINS, Stanley James - AC2c - 2285713 - the Gloucester Citizen of August 26th 1946 reported the following:

    DURSLEY R.A.F. MAN'S FATAL FALL FROM LORRY
    A verdict of accidental death was returned at the inquest on Aircraftman Stanley James Higgins, aged 18, of 8, Kings Hill Park, Dursley, who died at Rookswood Hospital, Worcester, after falling from a lorry at Defford Aerodrome, Worcestershire.

    INNES, William James Bannerman - F/O(Flt/Engr) - 187823 - there's a William J. Innes, aged 23, registered Swindon, Sept 1946. Nothing on Scotland's People.

    SHADDICK, Paul Frederick - W/O(Pilot) - 1583689 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Husseys Lane, Froyle, Hampshire.

    TURNER, Charles Kenneth - Sqdn/Ldr - 24047 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Brompton Hospital, London.

    HOPKINS, Arthur Albert - AC1c - 1215375 - FreeBMD has an Arthur A. Hopkins, aged 37, registered Dartford, Sept 1946. The Deceased Online website has him buried in Greenwich, but I don't have an account wtih that site.

    GERMANY
    READ, John Thomas - LAC - 1535250 - 73 M.T.L.R.U. (Mechanical Transport Light Repair Unit).

    Regards

    Simon

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    UK

    SHADDICK, Paul Frederick - W/O(Pilot) - 1583689 - RAF - 130 Sqn.

    Spitfire LF.IX serial should read MK666, not MX666 - Struck ground while in cloud, Hussey Farm, Lower Froyle, Hampshire.

    Col.
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    Default Re: 460820 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-08-1946

    Samuel Pickering 2257534 is listed as dying of wounds sustained

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Samuel Pickering 2257534 , attached to 644 Squadron, died at RAF Quastina of gunshot wounds to the head

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    George William Arthur Crook 3005584 , attached to RAF North Luffenham , was killed instantly at 23:30 hours on Edith Weston road, 1/4 mile from RAF North Luffenham when two fire tenders collided

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