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    Jagan produced me a file of all the missing names on the CWGC

    I have got a lot of them (excluding around 1000 SAAF and Greek Air Force ones!) expect the following
    Can anyone help fill in the blanks a lot of the time names or initials are wrong... Which does not help...

    Many thanks

    ANDERSON R W 21 658356 1943/05/05 Sergeant Royal Air Force United Kingdom
    VUKOVIC A 0 178164 1944/08/31 Pilot Officer Royal Air Force 352 (Yugoslavia) Sqdn Malta


    ELIAV E 0 774212 1944/02/16 Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 227 Sqdn Egypt

    WILSON T 0 1340081 1942/03/09 Aircraftman 1st Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    COOPER W 21 1553142 1944/10/05 Aircraftman 1st Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    QUINN J T 23 1063291 1945/02/24 Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 259 Sqdn

    ROTHWELL W 0 974231 1946/02/16 Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    McCABE T 22 1798640 1947/03/26 Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    JAMES M 0 979396 1947/07/14 Aircraftman 2nd Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


    HERNE K K 0 BVAF/1029 1941/12/23 Pilot Officer Burma Volunteer Air Force Myanmar

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    Hello,

    152-12 178164 (Pilot) Zastavnik,later Potporucnik Aleksandar VUKOVIC (Born Mostar 1910).

    "B" Flight No.352 (Yugoslav) Squadron.

    Spitfire VC EP439 "K"

    31-8-1944 - Shot down attacking train Primorski Dolac.

    August 31, 1944.

    Out of twelve fighters in the Squadron, 8 are in working order, and the first combat loss of the unit.

    First sortie - 2 Spitfires with Ankon and Ivanisevic as the pilots take off at 06:05 a.m. for the mission providing fighter protection to a naval convoy on the Mljet-Vis stretch. They land at 08:20 a.m. with no report of any special events.

    Second sortie - 6 Spitfires with the following pilot crew: Vukovic, Kraus, Okanovic, Pajic, Tomsic and Radulovic take off at 09:50 a.m. for the mission of bombing Gracac and, then in the Drnis area. It is reported all bombs hit aimed targets. During the sweep mission, a train near Drnis on the Labin-Perkovic railway is discovered with presumed military load, staying at the Suhi-Primorski Dolac railway station. During the attack on the train, the enemy AAA hits the engine and gunns[sic] down potporucnik (P/O) Aleksandar Vukovic's aircraft (reg. EP439/K). His wingmen do not notice it, so after landing at 12:00 a.m., he is reported missing on duty. Vukovic's remains are later on buried on the Partisan graveyard in his hometown of Mostar.

    See:
    No. 352 (Y) R.A.F. Squadron
    Jelavic,Tino
    Nova Gradiska:Danko Canak,2003.
    pp.50-1, 129, 133 & 149 (colour profile of EP439/K).

    and ...

    Spitfire VB EP439.

    1 METS/73 OTU/352 - Dived into ground attacking train near Drnis, Yugoslavia, 31.8.44.

    See: RAF A/C EA100-EZ999/Air-Britain(2010)/Halley/87.

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    Hello,

    Anderson R.W.
    CWGC gives detail of Unit, which was 7(C) OTU.
    This would most likely mean that he was crew in Wellington III - LB241 lost on 05/05/1943.
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    Hello,
    Re:
    ELIAV, E - 227 Sqn. 16/02/1944.

    It most likely that he was batman to Wng/Cdr. John Kenneth Buchanan, DSO,DFC who was lost in a Beaufighter of 227 Sqn on the 16/02/1944 at Berka III,Libya.

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    Hello,

    ELIAV, E. 774212 - 1944/02/16 - 227 Sqn, Egypt.

    On 16 February (1944), Wing Commander Buchanan was shot down into the sea when leading four Beaufighters of 227 Squadron against a dredger in the Gulf of Argolis, about sixty miles south-west of Athens. A Bulgarian member of the the ground staff who had been allowed to fly on the sortie, Leading Aircraftman (ACH/GD) Eliahou Eliav, went down with the machine. Buchanan and his navigator, Warrant Officer Reg Howes* got into a dinghy dropped by another Beaufighter, Although Buchanan seemed to be unharmed, he went quiet after some time and then died. It was a sad end for one of the most determined and skilful commanders of the maritime squadron. Howes, whose commission came through a few days later, was reported as 'safe in friendly hands'.

    * 1250604 W/O (Nav.) Reginald Charles HOWES RAFVR (later 171312 DFC, 28/4/1944 -227 Sqn).

    See:
    The Armed Rovers Beauforts & Beaufighters over the Mediterranean.
    Nesbit,Roy C.
    Shrewsbury:Airlife Publishing,1995.
    pp.195-6.

    Beaufighter VI EL467 "J" 227 Sqn. Hit by flak and ditched, Nauplia, 16.2.44

    See: RAF A/C EA100 to EZ999/Halley/Air-Britain(2010)/67.

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    Thank you Col,
    Great find,
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    For Rothwell see this thread -

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...men-16-02-1946

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    Col

    I can’t believe you solved the 2 most difficult ones !


    I actually thought we would fail to solve them!

    Alex

    Good call on Wellington LB241


    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.l...n-1-157651/amp

    “Evelyn Thomas, sister of Sgt Ronald Walker Anderson, 21, part of the six man crew who perished in the accident, was unable to attend the unveiling due to health reasons, but she hopes to visit the site later this year.“

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    1063291 John Thomas QUINN AIR 78/132-2, p. 599/871

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    1798640 McCabe Thomas AIR 78/ 105-2 p. 934/949

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