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    470203 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03 - 02-1947

    From Henk's List -

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    CROTTY, Michael - LAC - 1225285 - RAFVR.
    Basing ( St. Mary ) New Churchyard, Hampshire.
    NEAME, Edward Leonard - LAC - 2238061 - RAFVR.
    5002 Airfield Construction Sqn.
    Canterbury Cemetery, Kent?
    RUTH, Albert Henry William - AC2c - 3090793 - RAFVR.
    Old Warden ( St. Leonard ) Churchyard, Bedfordshire.
    YEATES, Gerald Norman Edgar - F/Lt( Pilot) - 128485 - RAF - D.F.C & Bar - 248 Sqn.
    Bath ( Haycombe ) Cemetery, Somerset.

    From CWGC -

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    DRIVER, Kenneth Weeks - Major(Pilot) - P/102646V - SAAF - D.F.C.
    Bath ( Haycombe ) Cemetery, Somerset.
    KNIGHT, John Robert - S/Lt(A) - HMS Gannet - RN - 804 Sqn FAA.
    Whyteleafe ( St. Luke ) Churchyard, Surrey.

    Both DRIVER and YEATES were crew in Harvard T2b - FT137 of the EFS.

    Alex

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    CROTTY, Michael - LAC - 1225285 - registered Basingstoke.

    NEAME, Edward Leonard - LAC - 2238061 - the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald of February 15th 1947 reported that he was accidentally killed while out duck shooting on Westbere Marshes with a friend. Findagrave confirms his grave is in Canterbury City Cemetery:

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24410335

    RUTH, Albert Henry William - AC2c - 3090793 - registered Ploughley, Oxfordshire. The Biggleswade Chronicle of Fenruary 7th 1947 reported that he died suddenly in the military hospital, Wheatley. It also reported on February 14th 1947 that he died following a delicate operation.

    KNIGHT, John Robert - S/Lt(A) - HMS Gannet - RN - 804 Sqn FAA - the Croydon and the Second World War Memorial Book records that he died when his Seafire went missing on a flight from Donisbristle to Eglinton. The wreckage was found on April 11th 1947 on a hill near Largs. He was buried on April 17th 1947.

    Seafire XV PR432:

    http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co...l-of-stake.htm

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    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 10th November 2018 at 15:00. Reason: typo

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    KNIGHT, John Robert - S/Lt(A) - HMS Gannet - RN - 804 Sqn FAA- flew into Hill of Stake, East of Largs, during a snowstorm. Substantial wreckage removed 1980's by helicopter.

    Alan.

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