I am searching for any close family of Sgt Lewis Adams RAFVR x 31 SAAF from Darwen, Lancashire UK.Parents were Philip and Eliza, nee Watson. Lewis was one of eight crew lost when their 31 SAAF [South African Airforce ] Liberator crashed into the sea in July 1944 , after a mission to attack Ploesti oil wells. Four bodies of crewmen were washed up on shore and eventually buried at Bari CWGC.Italy .Three crewmen were known but the fourth grave is still unnamed.There is a strong possibility this may be Adams but a close relative in needed -before the CWGC will consider opening and naming the grave .I have tried writing to certain named people in the Darwen /Blackburn/Preston area ,[with stamped addressed envelopes enc.] without any replies.Also to some resident houses in Holker St.where the family lived in the 1940s.
The 31 SAAF historian is hoping to solve the unnamed grave mystery.