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    Default 470420 - Unaccounted Airman - 20 - 04 - 1947

    Hello,

    470420 - Unaccounted Airman - 20 - 04 - 1947

    From Henk's List -

    SRI LANKA
    McMONAGLE, Frederick Gordon - Lt(A) - RNVR - 733 Sqn FAA.
    HMS Bambara - Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka.

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    JIBSON, Arthur - Sgt - 1309587 - RAFVR.
    Hale Cemetery, Cheshire.
    [ Henk has name as "GIBSON" ?].

    From CWGC -

    NIL.

    Alex

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    Hello

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    JIBSON, Arthur - Sgt - 1309587 - the CWGC website has Gibson, aged 34. There's a 34 year old Arthur Gibson, registered Southampton June 1947?

    Regards

    Simon

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    Default Re: 470420 - Unaccounted Airman - 20 - 04 - 1947

    Hello,

    SRI LANKA.

    McMONAGLE, Frederick Gordon - Lt(A) - RNVR - 733 Sqn FAA.

    Supermarine Seafire F.XV SW878.

    Trincomalee SS from 1.46.
    733 Sqn Trincomalee 1.47.
    Crashed in jungle 3m NW Minneriya during local flying practice, Cat ZZ 26.4.47 (Lt FG McMONAGH killed).

    See: FAA Fixed-Wing Aircraft since 1946/Sturtivant, Burrow & Howard/A-B(Historians).2004,p.538.

    Note variation in surname.

    Col.

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    Default Re: 470420 - Unaccounted Airman - 20 - 04 - 1947

    JIBSON, Arthur - Sgt - 1309587

    AIR 78/61/1 image 307 also has 1309587 as 'Arthur GIBSON'

    Probate records for 1948 have an Arthur Gibson of Ashton-in-Makerfield (about 20 miles away from Hale cemetery) "....died 20 April 1947 at Southampton..." which would seem to confirm Simon's post above.

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    Default Re: 470420 - Unaccounted Airman - 20 - 04 - 1947

    Hi

    Gibson was serving with No 2 RAF Movements Unit, which probably fits the Southampton location.

    Malcolm

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