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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,

    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

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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

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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

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    Sergeant Lionel Poston BRITLAND (2341A) Anson I N9818 1941-09-23 111 Sqdn | 3 OTU (Can) Canada Ottawa Memorial Ref : Panel 1. Column 2.

    shown as killed 23/9/41 when the crash happened two days earlier 21/9/41. Other two crew members show up with 21/9 as DoD

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    Anson I N9818 was with 32 OTU, not 3 OTU.

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    Various documents on ancestry.com databases state Britland's date of death as the 21st Sep 1941 so I'll forward them to CWGC for review.

    His remains were actually cremated on site on mountain top due to the inaccessibility of the site! Presumably the other crew members too.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    this is the current correction procedure

    https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-d...ending-records
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    One more wrong date

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...aines,-roy-s./

    Lieutenant Roy S. HAINES (103343) Pilot Maryland NA/PRO 1941-11-17 21 Sqdn SAAF Egypt Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery

    The date should be 1941-11-20

    The ORB of 21 Sqn SAAF confirms the loss of four Marylands to Bf-109s on 1941-11-20 and mentions Haines by name. Several others were lost on this date - http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...ame=&qt=&qord=

    The GRO form states the date as the 17th which is probably where the error came up from.

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    L Britland's online record has been updated yesterday.
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...lionel-poston/
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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