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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    Here are Surnames of Eric's in CWGC for RAF/RAFVR 1941

    ERIC -Killed 1941 - Sgt.

    In one or two cases Eric is a middle name.

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    ASHWOOD........
    SMITH
    STREET

    Names from CWGC lists, Sgt's only, not F/Sgt's or higher rank.

    Alex
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    SUDAN.

    15/3/1941
    RAF El Fasher Flight
    Hurricane I V7713

    Failed to pull out of dive, El Fasher on ferry flight.

    748650 Sgt (Pilot) Eric John LIVERMORE RAFVR + (CWGC 13/3/1941)

    Buried Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan, 11.C.8.

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...re,-eric-john/

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...x.php?qnum=441 (AIR81/5441)

    RAF A/C T1000-V9999/Halley/A-B,1997/p.130

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    Thank you, I will go through them all!

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    I will add one more link

    All Erics killed in 1941 in the European theatre
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...ame=&qt=&cur=0

    Your current query returns 128 records,
    123 records (96.09%) have circumstances of death.
    5 records (3.91%) do not have details

    Should cut down the research time!

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    Hello Javan,
    Wish I had thought to look , instead of searching Chorley/McNeill :(
    I have edited my earlier post and highlighted the 19 Sgt's who were Pilots. Five of who me are recorded as being married, so Fourteen to search for a connection.

    Some of your 128 listed are lower rank while others are F/Sgt, and higher rank. Some 38 in number.

    All the best
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    I have it set loose on Facebook! I've a few friends in Bristol so its doing the rounds. You ought to do something similar dpmiles.

    is there an area in Bristol your granny lived then.

    Is there anything at all that you might have overlooked in this, a letter or some recollection of an older family member?
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    Alex,

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    EASTON.

    You have the wrong details, should read:

    30/4/1941
    No.52 OTU
    Hurricane I P3864

    Crashed near Bishops Stortford, Herts. Failed to come out of high speed dive (per:Ross McNeill).

    1253064 Sgt (Pilot) Eric John EASTON RAFVR +

    Buried Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich, in joint grave with his elder sister; 2986 Sect. Off Joan Marjorie EASTON WAAF, who lost her life on 8/9/1943.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...se&styleleid=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
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    Wish I had thought to look , instead of searching Chorley/McNeill :( ...... Some of your 128 listed are lower rank while others are F/Sgt, and higher rank. Some 38 in number.
    Hi Alex, As we are just about done with the 1941 data, it worked out pretty well in this case. Even otherwise since our DB has links to the data from the IBCC website - pretty much most of the bomber command losses are covered.

    I hear you about the lower ranks. At some point will build a "Filter by rank" option as well. I need to wrap my head around how to code for it...

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    Hello Col,
    Many thanks great that you spotted my error.
    The one I had was dated 29th April '41 and I now see that that crew survived.
    Only one Eric found in CWGC so assumed( wrongly) that he was the Whitley Easton :(
    Thanks
    Keep watching over me please
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    Not now able to continue to edit my list in an earlier post but just to add that at least 17 were Married.
    They were -

    CASTLE
    DIAPER
    DURHAM
    DYER
    DROBIG
    FINDON
    FRISBY
    HODGES
    HOSKIN
    POLKINGHORNE
    RAPLEY
    RODGER
    ROUTLEDGE
    SHERWOOD
    SMITH
    STEVENS
    STREET

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    Hello,
    Here is a completed list for "Sergeants".

    ERIC -Killed 1941 - Sgt.

    In one or two cases Eric is a middle name.

    UK
    ASHWOOD. 21 Sqn - 04/06/41 - Blenheim IV - V6323.
    ASHWORTH. 220 Sqn - 04/08/41 - Hudson V - AM625.
    BARRATT. Ag 7 Sqn - 21-22/04/41 - Stirling I - N6009.
    BLAKE, ROp - 13/06/41 - 25 OTU - Wellington Ic - R1708.
    BLOMELEY. 101 Sqn - 03/04/41 - Blenheim IV - N3552
    BOWMAN. ( Pilot ) 26 CFlt. - 24/12/41 - Stirling I - N6066 .
    BROWN. WopAg U/T - 26/01/41 - 2 OTU - Blenheim I - Z5746.
    BRUCE. (Pilot ) 213 Sqn - Hurricane I - P3522.
    BRUNDISH. 44 Sqn - 17-18/04/41 - Hampden I - X2999.
    CASH. Obs. 82 Sqn - 20/08/41 - Blenheim IV - V6445 - "UX-E".
    CASTLE. 22 Sqn - Married - 22/01/41 - Beaufort I - N1151.
    CHAMBERLAIN. WopAg - 12/09/41 - 14 OTU - Hampden I - P1301.
    DEVEREUX. WopAg - 28/03/41 - 3 OTU - Anson I - L9150.
    DIAPER. 504 Sqn - Married - 17/05/41 Shot dead.
    DYER. 44 Sqn - Married - 02-03/09/41 - Hampden I - AE152.
    EASTON. ( Pilot ) 52 OTU - 30/04/41 - Hurricane I - P3864 .
    EGGLETON. 608 Sqn - 09/09/41 - 1 COTU - Hudson - N7337.
    ELKINGTON. WopAg 05/11/41 - 608 Sqn - Hudson V - AM642.
    ELMES. 110 Sqn - 14/08/41 - Blenheim IV - V6515.
    FLEMING. ( Pilot ) 258 Sqn - Hurricane II - Z2589
    FREESE. ( Pilot ) 74 Sqn - Spitfire IIa - P7561
    FRISBY. WopAg - Married - 09/09/41 - Blenheim I - L8693.
    GRECO. 57 Sqn - 07/11/41 - Wellington Ic - Z8903.
    HARDMAN. WopAg - 16/10/41 - 25 OTU - Anson I - W2626.
    HARVEY. 235 Sqn - 23/03/41 - Blenheim IV - L9404.
    HEALY - Wellington II - W5596 - OADU.
    HODGES. 58 Sqn - Married - 27-28/12/41 - Whitley V - Z6841.
    HORTON. WopAg 144 Sqn - 07-08/09/41 - Hampden I - AE304.
    HOSKIN. ( Pilot ) 10 Sqn - Married - Whitley V - Z9188 - "ZA-V" - 12/12/41.
    HUGHES. 51 Sqn - 11-12/02/41 - Whitley V - P5013.
    IRELAND. 218 Sqn - 10-11/10/41 - Wellington Ic - X9677 - "HA-V".
    JACKSON. 201 Sqn - 03/12/41 - Sunderland II - W3988 - "ZM-P".
    JOHNS. 206 Sqn - 13/06/41 - Hudson IV - AE612 - "VO-X".
    KEETLEY. 115 Sqn - 12/02/41 - Wellington Ic - R3238 - "KO-H".
    LEE. WopAg 18 Sqn - 22/03/41 - Blenheim IV - T2038 - "WV-M".
    LLOYD. WopAg 18 Sqn - 25/05/41 - Blenheim IV - R3666.
    MADDISON. 114 Sqn - 24/05/41 - Blenheim IV - L9267.
    MAIN - Wellington Ic - Z1049 - 15 OTU - 03/11/41
    MASON. ( Pilot ) 232 Sqn - Hurricane I - P3608
    MINSHALL - Wellington II W5596 - OADU.
    PAINTER. 75(RNZAF) Sqn - 30/11 - 01/12/41 - Wellington Ic - Z1099.
    PARKER. (Pilot) 144 Sqn - 20/09/41 - Hampden I - X3030 .
    PAUL. WopAg 103 Sqn - 20-21/09/41 - Wellington Ic - R1539.
    PHILLIPS. Obs - 03/03/41 - 13 OTU - Blenheim IV - R3751.
    POLKINGHORNE. 10 Sqn - Married - 16-17/01/41 - Whitley V - T4220.
    ROBINSON. ( Pilot ) - 16 OTU - Hampden I - P5318.
    ROBERTSON 40 Sqn - 16-17/01/41 - Wellington Ic - T2912.
    RODGER. WopAg - 7 Sqn - Married - 29-30/09/41 - Stirling I - W7441 - "MG-Y".
    ROUTLEDGE. 9 Sqn - Married - 01-02/03/41 - Wellington Ic - R1288.
    ROWLAND. 458 Sqn - 15-16/11/41 - Wellington IV - R1775.
    ROWLEY. 107 Sqn - 18/04/41 - Blenheim - R3740.
    SEYMOUR Obs 7 Sqn - 24/03/41 - Stirling I - N3643.
    SHERWOOD. 40 Sqn - Married.- 24/10/41 - Wellington Ic - X9912.
    SHIPLEY. WopAg - 25/07/41 - 11 OTU - Wellington Ic - R1148.
    SPENCER. WopAg - 26/02/41 - Blenheim IV - N3571.
    STEVENS. 99 Sqn - Married - 30/04/41 - Wellington Ic - T2721.
    STERLING. ( Pilot ) 408(RCAF) Sqn - Hampden I - P5392 - "EQ-W" - 15/12/41.
    TAFT. At. 144 Sqn - 08/09/41 - Hampden I - AE304.
    TIPTAFT. 201 Sqn - 09/03/41 - Shot dead.
    TURNER. (Pilot ). 144 Sqn - Hampden I - AD922 - "PL" - 21/09/41.
    TYLER. 44 Sqn - 08/07/41 Hampden I - AE153
    WELCH. WopAg - 17/12/41 - 1453 Flt - Boston I - BD120.

    NETHERLANDS
    BUTLER. WopAg 106 Sqn - 10/04/41 - Hampden - X3148.
    FIELDSEND WopAg 77 Sqn - 27-12-41 - Whitley V - Z9306 - "KN-S".
    KENNEDY. WopAg. 114 Sqn - Blenheim -IV - V5888 - 27-10/41.
    THOMAS. Flt/Eng 35 Sqn - 08/11/41 - Halifax I - L9603 - "TL-P".
    TROTT. WopAg. 9 Sqn - 08/09/41 - Wellington - Z8845.
    TYLER. Ag. 40 Sqn - 12/06/41 - Wellington - R1464.

    GERMANY
    ACTON. WopAg 21 Sqn - 26/04/41 - Blenheim - V5822.
    BRIGGS. WopAg. 58 Sqn - 27/12/41 - Whitley V - Z9210 - "GE-J".
    CARTLEDGE. WopAg. 58 Sqn - 07/09/41 - Whitley - Z6836.
    DURHAM. (Pilot) 49 Sqn - Married - Hampden I - AE236 - "EA" - 07/09/41.
    HASTE. WopAg. 106 Sqn - 26/10/41 - Hampden I - AE136.
    LAGER. (Pilot) 10 Sqn - Whitley V - Z6794 - "ZA" - 17/08/41.
    LEWIN. ( Pilot) 9 Sqn - Wellington Ic - R1341 - "WS-Z" - 13/08/41.
    NETHERCOTT. Obs. 105 Sqn - 04/07/41 - Blenheim - Z7426.
    NORMAN. WopAg 83 Sqn 27/04/41 - 27/04/41 - Hampden - AD796.
    RAPLEY. ( Pilot). 7 Sqn - Married - Stirling I - N6010 - "MG" - 11/05/41.

    FRANCE
    CHESTERMAN. WopAg 217 Sqn - 21/06/41 - Beaufort I - W6528.

    BELGIUM
    FINDON ( Pilot) 78 Sqn - Married - Whitley V - Z6466 - "EY-A" - 25/08/41.
    THOMSON (Pilot) 149 Sqn - Wellington Ic - R1524 - "OJ-P" - 05/08/41.

    MALTA
    KELSEY 261 Sqn - 19/01/41 - Hurricane - N2629.

    EGYPT
    COLLINGBORN 55 Sqn - 18/03/41 - Blenheim - T1995.
    MARTIN Obs 55 Sqn - 27/05/41 - Blenheim - T2051.
    SMITH WopAg - Married - 25/11/41 - Wellington Ic - T2551.
    STREET Obs - 45 Sqn - Married - 18/04/41 - Blenheim - Z5438.

    SUDAN
    LIVERMORE - See Col's post for extra info. Hurricane I - V7713.

    GREECE
    PAYTON Obs 252 Sqn - 17/05/41 - Beaufighter T3228.

    SYRIA
    CRUTTENDEN Obs 203 Sqn - 10/05/41 - Blenheim L1974 ( 204 Sqn ?).

    NORWAY
    DROBIG (Pilot ) 21 Sqn - Married - 15/09/41 - Blenheim IV - V6252.

    Names from CWGC lists, Sgt's only, not F/Sgt's or higher rank.

    Alex
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