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    471104 - Unaccounted Airmen - 04-11-1947

    From Henk's List -

    SOUTH AFRICA
    CARROLL, E. E. - Captain - 102826 - SAAF.
    Johannesburg ( West Park ) Cremation Memorial, Gauteng, South Africa.

    UK
    JANES, John Frederick - Pilot II - 1606028 - RAFVR.
    Heston ( St. Leonard ) Churchyard, Middlesex.
    ROBINSON, Frank - AC1c - 2296336 - RAFVR.
    Rowley Regis Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    [ the above two airmen were involved in the accident of Tempest F.2 PR657 of 226 OCU.].

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    SIMPSON, Robert Gingell - S/Lt(A) - HMS Fulmar - RNVR - 767 Sqn FAA.
    Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
    [ Firefly - Z2104 - 767 Sqn ].

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    Eric Edward Carroll

    South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954

    Died Genenral Hospital, Pretoria aged 37 4 Nov 1947

    Chronic Ulcerative colitis

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    UK
    JANES, John Frederick - Pilot II - 1606028
    and ROBINSON, Frank - AC1c - 2296336

    The accident was widely reported in the newspapers at the time. This is from the Western Mail, November 5th 1947:

    Two Die as Fighter Crashes
    An aircraftman standing on the ground was hit and killed yesterday when a Tempest fighter aeroplane crashed at Bentwaters Aerodrome, near Ipswich. He was Aircraftman F. Robinson, of Birmingham. Pilot-Officer F. J. Janes, of Hounslow, in charge of the aircraft, was also killed.


    The Gloucester Echo of November 4th 1947 reported that witnesses saw the aircraft 'break away in mid-air.'

    Regards

    Simon

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