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    Albin NASSWETTER

    https://translate.googleusercontent....74YdUvqAyf1azQ

    "Shot down in air combat over the Channel. He died in a hospital in Dover for severe burns. Buried in St. Cemetery Luke in Whyteleafe, Surrey, H-31. His name is written on the memorial of fallen airmen - members of the Haná Aeroclub in Olomouc cemetery and on the memorial to the victims of World War II in Dolany near Olomouc"

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    Thanks for the information about Nasswetter Paul.

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    Hello

    An addition to my previous post.

    Jerzy CZEMPAS (P/783695) - he was listed on the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website, but the file wasn't linked to the correct image. I requested a rlink, and they've done it.
    It records that he died at 10.15 p.m., one mile south of Currie Inn Farm, Borthwick, casue of death "Due to War Operations. Service Aircraft caught fire and crashed."
    This site has him in a Hurricane of 10 FPP: https://listakrzystka.pl/en/czempas-jerzy/
    and the Polish Heritage Society UK has the Hurricane serial as Z4720, suffered engine failure on delivery flight back to unit from the MU - can anyone confirm?

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    Last edited by wwrsimon; 25th April 2019 at 14:28. Reason: typo

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    Simon

    http://aircrewremembered.com/polish-...ary-datac.html confirms serial number. ABS says that the a/c caught fire and exploded, but no location given. Currie Inn Farm is at OS ref NT375586.

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Edward William COSSEY (1185146) 1941-01-12 903 Balloon Sqdn United Kingdom Stoke-On-Trent (Hartshill) Cem
    An unexploded bomb blew up at 00:15 hours killing Cossey outright who was on guard at that time. https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/C2504862 Page 113



    Aircraftman 1st Class James HEYWORTH (1122451) 1941-12-08 237 Sqdn Egypt Alamein Memorial
    Leading Aircraftman Andrew Ralph MELDRUM (776371) 1941-12-08 237 Sqdn Egypt Alamein Memorial
    Corporal John SMITH (776409) 1941-12-08 237 Sqdn Egypt Alamein Memorial
    Leading Aircraftman Andrew Gordon EDNIE (776401) 1941-12-08 237 Sqdn Egypt Alamein Memorial
    Died Later:
    Aircraftman 1st Class ERNEST GERRET LENTHALL 778196 237 Sqdn 1941-12-11 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Egypt EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY


    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8396097 - Squadron Landing ground in Western Desert LG128 was strafed and bombed by German Bf-109s and 110s. three of the airmen were killed and another (Smith) died of injuries later.


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    Unaccounted totals by unit - > 5

    113 Sqdn 19
    1 Sqdn SAAF 18
    24 Sqdn SAAF 16
    38 Sqdn 9
    14 Sqdn 8
    16 SFTS 7
    58 OTU 6
    33 Sqdn 6
    30 Sqdn 6
    84 Sqdn 6
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    RAF/SAAF/ Greek Air Force Zimbabwe until Sept 1941

    SIMITJIS 24-07-41 Harvard I P5949

    FORD 04-08-41 Harvard I N7187 along with Sgt Alan Thmoas Masson RAAF - Aleady Accounted


    GERMANOS 20-08-41 Harvard I P5896

    DE MARRILLAC 25-08-41 Harvard I P5876


    re: JAMES ALEXANDER POLLOCK U/T Pilot 1941/07/13 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Kumalo Aerodrome, Bulawayo
    Died Memorial Hospital Bulawayo
    Of multiple Burns, Toxaemia and Cardiac Syncope after 2 months 5 days - I wonder if he had an aircraft accident of some sort in early May 1941

    Unknown Cannot Find Accident May 8th 1941

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    Hi Jagan

    A couple of unaccounted airman from 11/01/1941:

    Leading Aircraftman Leslie Newman Samuel WRIGHT (406158) RAAF – drowned after going out sailing/fishing off RAAF Point Cook. Dinghy was washed up at Altona (nearby).

    Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey Reginald DEAN (408057) RAAF – drowned after going out sailing/fishing off RAAF Point Cook. Dinghy was washed up at Altona (nearby).

    Leading Aircraftman Harold Leslie PARRY (406059) RAAF – not mentioned in the ‘unaccounted airmen’ list but is mentioned as one of the three missing in the newspaper article and is also in CGWC records.

    Newspaper article source: The Kalgoorlie Miner, Wed 15 Jan 1941, page 4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...|||l-year=1941

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    Hello

    Continuing on with some more of the UK casualties:

    Edward Glyndwr WILLIAMS (540293) - the 88 Sqn ORB of the Sydenahm, Belfast detachment records that he was 'posted missing believed drowned.'

    Elizabeth BROWN (884159) - the Gloucester Echo of June 28th 1941 reported the following:

    GIRL DIES AFTER DIVE INJURY

    Tragic Accident in Cheltenham
    The death occurred at Cheltenham General Hospital early today of Elizabeth Brown, who was injured last week when she dived into the shallow end of the Sandford Park Swimming Pool.
    Miss Brown, 22-years-old member of the W.A.A.F., had her home at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is understood that she suffered a fracture of one of the vertebrae of the neck.

    Robert Henry EWERS (1165247) - the Evesham Standard and West Midlands Observer of June 28th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he drowned in the River Avon near the weir just above Pershore Flour Mill. A verdict of "death by misadventure' was returned by the Coroner.

    George Thomas HUNT (944629) - [the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Walton Hospital, Liverpool]. Sorry, my mistake - Wellington R1609: see Malcolm's post below.

    Alan Wilson CHAPMAN (1288202) - the National Probate Calendar recorda that he died at the Memorial Hopital, Peterborough.

    Albert Norman HICK (127) and
    Ronald Bruce SCUTTS (836) - the 10 (R.A.A.F.) Sqn ORB Form 540 records that they died at the Station Sick Quarters, Pembroke Dock, due to injuries sustained in the crash of Sunderland P9603, which occurred the morning of the previous day. The ORB Form 541 records that it crashed on rocks off Popton Point, Milford Haven, after it undershot the flare path.

    William John GARDINER (63626) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 19 Carpenter Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. An announcment on the Birmingham Mail of June 28th 1941 records that he died in a nursing home.

    Eric David MILLS - see: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-24-28-06-1941

    Samuel Crawford ROY (1326661) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website recrods that he died at 11.55 p.m. at the Astley Ainslie Institution, Edinburgh, due to cirrhotic kidneys with uraemia.

    Roger William PETT (1168771) - the Evesham Standard and West Midland Observer of July 12th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he drowned in the River Avon near Fladbury Ferry, recognised as a treacerous stretch of the river by locals. A verdict of "Death by misadventure" was returned by the Coroner, and it reports that instructions were being issued to ban bathing by members of the Forces except at recognised bathing places in the river.

    Leslie Norman SMITH (630023) - the Northmapton Mercury of July 11th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he drowned whilst swimming in a pit at Houghton, Huntingdonshire. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned by the Coroner.

    John Harrison ELLWOOD (1133460) - the Hampshire Telegraph of July 18th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he was found hanging from a tree at Tichfield. A verdict of "suicide by hanging himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed" was returned by the Coroner.

    Harold Brooks TOLSON (514709) - the Coventry Evening Telegraph of July 12th 1941 reported the following:

    Fatal Collison With Traffic Island
    Corporal Tolson, R.A.F., received fatal injuries, last night, when the motor cycle he was riding collided with a traffic island at the junction of Leamington Road and Coventry by-pass. Tolson was thrown from the machine and received multiple injuries.


    Alfred Harry BOLTON D.F.M. (357613) - the Middlesex Chronicle of July 26th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he "was found dead in bed at his billet in Hartington Road, Chiswick, on July 16th, with razor wounds to his throat and arm." The report relates how he was due to face disciplinary action for borrowing money. He served in the last war, and in 1928 was involved in a flying accident, and again in Singapore in 1934. He had been wounded by shrapnel at Dunkirk in 1940. The Coroner returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst the balance of the mind was disturbed."
    See also: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...A-H-BOLTON-DFM

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    Simon
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    Hi

    George Thomas HUNT (944629) - seems strange that he is shown as dying in Liverpool as he was lost without a trace in Wellington, R1609 of No 214 Sqn.

    Malcolm

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    Good point Malcolm, my mistake. I'll amend my post.

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