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    471007 - Unaccounted Airmen - 07-10-1947

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    TINSLEY, Edward Anthony - LAC - 986220 - RAFVR - 970 Balloon Sqdn
    St. Helens Cemetery, Lancashire.
    WILSON, Robert - Sgt - 1000701 - RAFVR.
    Wallsend ( Holy Cross ) Cemetery, Northumberland.

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    MURR, Reginald Raymond - F/O - 405261 - RAAF.
    Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.

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    405261 F/O Reginald Raymond MURR RAAF

    405261 F/O (Nav.) Reginald Raymond "Murga" MURR RAAF, was officially discharged from the RAAF on 17 September, 1945 (on medical grounds). He passed away, in his home town Toowoomba, Queensland, from an unspecified illness on 7 October, 1947. His death was deemed attributable to his war service.

    Reg Murr was unusual in that he went to Canada in 1941 (and completed his training as an observer), but was shipped home to Australia later on. After service with 71 and 66 Sqn RAAF, he was sent to the UK for service in Bomber Command. In September 1944, after further training, he ended up on No.625 Sqn RAF. Reg was a member of the crew of AUS408458 Cecil David MATTINGLEY DFC RAAF. Anyone who has read Christobel Mattingley's book, Battle Order 204 A Bomber Pilot's Story, would know both of them well. Reg completed 15 ops before returning to Australia.

    Reg's father had emigrated to Australia from the Gemeinde Murr, a region near Stuttgart, Germany. Being a quiet man he had not disclosed this fact to his crew. He must have had some interesting thoughts going through his mind whilst on ops over Germany, particularly to Stuttgart.

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    TINSLEY, Edward Anthony - LAC - 986220 - registered St. Helens, Lancs.

    WILSON, Robert - Sgt - 1000701 - the Lincolnshire Echo of October 8th 1947 reported the following:

    CYCLIST DIES
    An R.A.F. sergeant, Robert Wilson (41), of Hemswell R.A.F. station, died to-day in the John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough, from head injuries received last night when he fell from his machine while cycling down Hemswell Hill.

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