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    WALI, Muhammad Swan - P/O - 2140 - RIAF.
    Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials, India.
    Okay among other work done today, i discovered that CWGC has an error in his date of death

    He died in the crash of Audax K5594 four years earlier on 1943-01-16.

    How do we get it corrected? I am sure this can be verified via the Form 1180. I have the ORB Page that depicts the crash and incident.

    PS: Reached out to them on their FB page.
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    Hi Jagan

    I have established a contact with the relevant department having recently been through the WW1 service records of airman dying from 1918 to 1920. I simply sent her an e-mail with jpg images of the records attached. This was accepted as adequate proof for an amendment to be made.

    If you can sent me scans of the docs I can pass them on for you.


    Malcolm

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    I am starting this thread to track the CWGC mistakes - so that our members can take it up with CWGC To correct the data.

    I will start with

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...ames-crighton/
    Flying Officer STEVENSON, JAMES CRIGHTON Service Number 64282
    Died 01/04/1943
    159 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    D F C

    Date of death is actually 07/04/1943 - Pilot of Liberator AL526
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    An old error - still uncorrected in CWGC - Shown as 42 Sqdn instead of 42 OTU - despite Dennis Burke's attempt to correct it.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=V5762

    Pilot Officer Douglas Blundell ALAN-WILLIAMS (45592) Pilot Blenheim IV V5762 Forum Post 1941-10-07 42 OTU United Kingdom Castleton (St. Mary Magdalene) Ref : North of church.
    Sergeant George Leslie Blair ARTHUR (1057444) Observer Blenheim IV V5762 Forum Post 1941-10-07 42 OTU United Kingdom South Shields (Harton) Cemeter Ref : Sec. O. Grave 11918.
    Sergeant Gordon Bertram ASHTON (978292) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV V5762 Forum Post 1941-10-07 42 OTU United Kingdom Manchester Southern Cemetery Ref : Sec. S. C. of E. Grave 783.
    Sergeant William HEBDITCH (1101203) Observer Blenheim IV V5762 Forum Post 1941-10-07 42 OTU United Kingdom Easington (All Saints) Churchy

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    Can anyone elaborate as to why I cannot find Fg Offr Franciszek Surma in the CWGC Database? (What am i doing wrong here?)

    8 Nov. Spitfire II AB930 (ZF-J) F/O Surma. KIA Circus 110, midday: shot down by Bf109 from JG26 and killed off Dunkirk.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=us and http://www.polishsquadronsremembered...08_losses.html


    Added later:

    Same issues with (names in bold in CWGC - cant trace others)

    16 Dec. Vickers Wellington no. R1064 For unknown reasons the a/c crashed at sea, what was witnessed by other crews. Mission to bomb Ostende. Lost were: S/Ldr Blazejewski, F/O Kamlacz, F/O Szczodrowski, Sgt Suwalski, Sgt Rutkowski and Sgt Golabek. Four bodies were recovered.


    20 Oct. Vickers Wellington no. N2852 (NZ-D) Hit by flak while returning from bombing Emden. The crew signaled its position at 20:49 p.m. and ditch SE Helgoland. The rescue mission failed. Lost were: F/O Gisman, P/O Borzecki, Sgt Klimiuk, Sgt Plis, Sgt Adamik and Sgt Zykow.
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    Jagan

    Is it possible that the Polish "missing" names are recorded on the Polish War Memorial, and not on the Runnymede Memorial? Therefore they are not part of the CWGC's remit? Odd that the Polish graves are recorded on the CWGC website, but not the Polish missing.

    There's pdf of the names recorded on the Polish War Memorial available to download here which seems to have some (all?) of your missing names:

    www.polishwargraves.nl/info/mem.northolt.2007.pdf

    Regards

    Simon

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    Simon,

    Thanks - the missing names vs graves dfferentiation makes sense - I could not find any polish names on Runnymede so thats that.

    Still i cant understand why the CWGC is not the caretaker for the Polish War Memorial.. and have that data in their DB..

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    Hi,

    Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) BORHAM, GEOFFREY HART

    Service Number 129127 ((actually 129217))

    Died 24/02/1945
    183 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-not...s-page-size=10

    Mojmir

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    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...ey,-harry-rex/

    Flying Officer HORLEY, HARRY REX

    Service Number 138105 ((actually 138015))

    Died 05/02/1944
    Aged 25
    56 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of Harry Horatio and Gladys Hilda Horley, of Leicester.

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-not...-page-size=100

    Mojmir

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    Hi,

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...ckway,-edward/
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...gid=null&pid=1
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...gid=null&pid=2

    Flying Officer (Pilot) THACKWAY, EDWARD

    Service Number 138109 (LG/RAF Force lists havenít got (138109), but have got twice (139109))

    Died 17/12/1943
    Aged 23
    97 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of George Henry and Elsie Thackway, of Harrogate.

    Look at:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...d=1#post140980

    Mojmir

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