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    470917 - Unaccounted Airmen- 17-09-1947

    From Henk's List -

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    BYRNE, Desmond Cody - F/Lt(Pilot) - 50808 - RAF.
    Chevington Cemetery, Northumberland.
    GREEN, John Henry - F/Lt - 42748 - RAF - DFC.
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    [ Spitfire FR.18 - FCCRS - TP454 ].
    JOHNSON, Charles - F/O - 203685 - RAFVR.
    Harton ( St. Peter ) Churchyard, Durham.

    BYRNE and JOHNSON were both crew in Mosquito T.3 2APS - VT587.

    From CWGC -

    UK
    FISCHER, Burghard - GAF.
    GRAF, Hans-Ulrich - GAF.
    GRONEN, Albert - GAF.
    HALSIG, Paul - GAF.
    PETRY, Gerhard - GAF.
    PRAEGER, Walter - GAF.
    PRZYWARRA, Bruno - GAF.
    SCHMITT, Erich - GAF.
    SCHOENE, Hermann - GAF.

    All nine German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.

    Alex
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    There's got to be a good story (in a bad way) behind those nine dead Germans.
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    LORRY-TRAIN CRASH DEATH-ROLL 12 TWO British n.c.o.'s and ten German prisoners of war died yesterday in a lorry-express crash at Burton Agnes station, near Bridlington (Yorks). For some reason the driver was unable to stop and the lorry crashed through ...
    Published: Thursday 18 September 1947

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    17 Sep 1947 Gronen, Albert, Reg Buckrose 2a 4
    Lot of airfields, bomb-dumps, etc, in that Reg District. Some of the CWGC quoted Ages at Death seem a bit low?
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    whleh a prisoner-of-war lorry was ripped pieces m.ph. express, rose to 12 last night when two the injured Germans died in hospital. Fifteen Germans ar., injured, one them critically Two of the dead were British sergeants- James Wadrv. of Wvvis-street. Poplar ...

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    BRITISH SERGEANTS AND 10 GERMAN P.O.W.s KILLED LORRY RIPPED TO PIECES BY EXPRESS A British sergeant's wish to do a good turn for a number of German prisoners under his charge is believed to lie behind the crash ...
    Published: Thursday 18 September 1947
    Newspaper: Londonderry Sentinel


    LORRY CRASH TOLL NOW 12 f~|EATH roll in the Bridlington level crossing crash yesterday, in whleh a prisoner-of-war lorry was ripped pieces m.ph. express, rose to 12 last night when two the injured Germans died in hospital. Fifteen Germans ar., injured, one them critically Two of the dead were British sergeants- James Wadey of Wvvis-street. Poplar ...E. the driver, and R Crammer, of Monk Park. Wembley, both whom had planned to get married at. Christmas. The Germans, who had been harvesting, were being taken to the station for transport to another camp. Fifty of their comrades, already on the platform, rushed to give aid as dead and injured were strewn along a 200-yard line of wreckage


    Published: Thursday 18 September 1947
    Newspaper: Daily Herald

    Staff Sgt James J Wadey 943191 Royal Artillery

    Sgt ROLAND MONTAGUE Cramer 14865998 Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

    10th German prob Heinz Krause of German Army who died 17th


    Additionally Josef Liegl (died 18th) or Kurt Kaiper (died 19th) or Rudolf Kraft died 19th all of German Army may also have been involved

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    BYRNE, Desmond Cody - F/Lt(Pilot) - 50808 and
    JOHNSON, Charles - F/O - 203685
    The Hartlepool Mail of September 19th 1947 reported the inquest into their deaths:

    CORONER & ‘TOO LOW’ AEROBATICS
    The question of whether aerobatics were justified when carried out at a height that left no margin for safety was raised by the Coroner for North Northumberland, Mr. Hugh J. Percy, at the inquest at Acklington R.A.F. station today on the two victims of a plane crash there on Wednesday.
    They were Flt-Lt. Desmond Cody Byrne (26), of Kenton, Middlesex, and Flying Officer Charles Johnson (24), the station medical officer, of Sunderland Road, South Shields.
    A verdict of “accidental death from multiple bodily injuries” was recorded.
    Flying Officer G. Sharrett said the aircraft, a Mosquito, had just carried out a roll when the port engine feathered and the plane skidded violently.
    The manoeuvre was being carried out at about 1,000 ft in preparation for a Battle of Britain display tomorrow, but he considered 4,000 ft the minimum safety margin.

    GREEN, John Henry - F/Lt - 42748 - his death was reported in the Kensington Post of September 20th 1947:

    CROWDS SAW HIM DIE
    Kensington Pilot's Death Dive
    Flt.-Lieut. John Henry Green, 20 year old pilot, of Redcliff Gardens, Kensington, was killed when a Spitfire plane in which he was taking part in a Battle of Britain demonstration at Bournemouth, dived into the sea. Thousands of people saw the tragedy.


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    Simon

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