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    Default Alexander 'Sandy' Ewen Airgunner 1822114 Albemarle crash, Northwich

    I've been researching an aircrash in my local town which occurred on 15 April 1944. I have most of the story, which is an interesting one. The last piece of the puzzle is what became of the sole survivor of the crash, Sandy Ewen as in the title. P/O Les Bellinger in his great memoirs online mentions his rear gunner Sandy Ewen, but careful reading leads me to conclude its a different guy. I have a credible statement that the Albemarle Sandy Ewen died later in the war, but I cant find any evidence to support that. Can anyone help me with a suggestion as to how I can find Sandy's fate??

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    Hello Alex,
    If I have it right the service number you give relates to those that were between July 1942 and November 1943.

    There are only seven listed in the CWGC site.
    One has a very similar number.
    Sgt. George Ewen - ( Air Bomber) - 522113 - RAF - 10OTU. [ service number is a pre war entry ].
    Scottish, But his death date is given as 25th June 1942. Too early.
    There was an Australian F/O. James Alwyn Ewen - Date of death 16-07-44 and a Canadian, F/Sgt. George Ewen whose death date was
    An AC2c James Ewen date of death 17-01-41 - Too early.
    Another Canadian P/O. John Bruce Ewen (Air Gunner) of 429 Squadron date of death given as 15-03-44.
    Sgt. Thomas William Ewen (Air Gunner) 95 Squadron death date of 05-01-44.
    F/Sgt. Thomas Robertson Ewen - 15 Squadron death date of 07-10-43.

    Other than the above it would look like your man survived the war ?

    An Albemarle' that crashed on the 15th April, 1944.
    V1609, 42 OTUand four killed and one survivor.

    All the best Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 23rd March 2019 at 19:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    Hello Alex,
    If I have it right the service number you give relates to those that were between July 1942 and November 1943.

    There are only seven listed in the CWGC site.
    One has a very similar number.
    Sgt. George Ewen - ( Air Bomber) - 522113 - RAF - 10OTU. [ service number is a pre war entry ].
    Scottish, But his death date is given as 25th June 1942. Too early.
    There was an Australian F/O. James Alwyn Ewen - Date of death 16-07-44 and a Canadian, F/Sgt. George Ewen whose death date was
    An AC2c James Ewen date of death 17-01-41 - Too early.
    Another Canadian P/O. John Bruce Ewen (Air Gunner) of 429 Squadron date of death given as 15-03-44.
    Sgt. Thomas William Ewen (Air Gunner) 95 Squadron death date of 05-01-44.
    F/Sgt. Thomas Robertson Ewen - 15 Squadron death date of 07-10-43.

    Other than the above it would look like your man survived the war ?

    An Albemarle' that crashed on the 15th April, 1944.
    V1609, 42 OTUand four killed and one survivor.

    All the best Alex
    Thank you Alex and Dennis. As you say Alex, its confusing because there appears to be 2x Alexander Ewens (1822114 and 1821882) flying at the same time.
    One question - how complete are the CWGC records? Are they a reliable record of all deaths?

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