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    Default 1942 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    There are 21390 airmen/women recorded in CWGC for 1942

    18399 (86.02%) are accounted for with some details on circumstance of death
    2991 records (13.98%) are unaccounted with no cause of death.


    The month wise distribution of Unaccounted:

    Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

    Some Unaccounted Queries by Region:

    Europe: 943
    SEAC: 419
    Pacific: 311
    N Africa: 364

    Rest of Africa: 223
    Mediterranean: 109
    (Mostly Malta)
    USA / Canada / N America : 541



    Runnymede returns 56 records Unaccounted
    Singapore Memorial has 150


    (Please post Surname and Service Number in your replies - that way the Casualty search page will pick it up from your post)

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    Hi Jagan,

    Sgt Kenneth William REILLY (R/74884)
    -his RCAF service record says: Other accident; Training; Warwickshire, Eng.; hit by car

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    P/O William Arthur DAKERS (J/8173)

    His RCAF record stated:
    15 (P) AFU Leconfield
    Oxford V3957

    At Leconfield on 9. 3. 42 at 16.40 hrs in Oxford V3957 a collision occured with Oxford V3912 piloted by Sgt Lawrence. P/O Dakers was admitted to hospital and died later.

    There are also photos of the wreckage.

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    P/O Thomas Robinette GODFREY (J/6171)
    Other crew (also unaccounted):
    916123 Sgt D. Thomas
    1112439 Sgt J. F. Green
    1062951 Sgt C. Taggart

    Hudson AM825 crashed at Allonby Bombing range.
    Error of judgment on part of pilot who apparently attempted to carry out a steep climbing turn while his bomb doors were open and stalled the aircraft.
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    Cpl Paul Joseph TURGEON (R/51000)

    With 401 Sq, Biggin Hill at the time of death.
    Two different causes in his RCAF Service record:

    1)run over by Army lorry, injured, died.

    2)Arrived to hospital 25.2.42, died 25.2.42
    Aeroplane crash causing multiple injuries.
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    AC1 Rene Joseph Auguste Gerard St. HILAIRE

    409 Sq at the time of death

    Died road accident 5.3.42
    Struck by truck on Lincoln-Sleaford Road, England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ_RAF View Post
    Cpl Paul Joseph TURGEON (R/51000)

    With 401 Sq, Biggin Hill at the time of death.

    1)run over by Army lorry, injured, died. .
    ORB confirms accident near South camp barrier, being crushed under a heavy vehicle of the 41st Bty
    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink Page4

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    Hello

    For the Canadian and RCAF casualties, this pdf: https://www.bombercommandmuseumarchi...airwar1942.pdf seems to have details for them.

    Here are the first few:

    Flying Officer Ralph Ervin McLEOD (J/3522) - Blackburn Shark III 518, collided with Shark 549 when practicing air firing, crashed at Shattock Hill, B.C. Also killed was J. E. E. Cormier. Shark 549 landed safely.

    Squadron Leader William H. E. DRURY (C/1265) - Hampden TB.1 P1199 of 5 (C)O.T.U., collided with Beaufort L9932. See also: http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05218.php

    Flying Officer Henry Oswald NICHOLL (C/2478) - died of natural causes in hospital in Edmonton

    Leading Aircraftman Robert Frederick James CROWHURST (1383688) - Harvard 2724 of 32 S.F.T.S.

    Aircraftman 2nd Class Emile DE LORME (R/94423) - died of natural causes in hospital.

    Flight Lieutenant James Lee MITCHELL (C/2572) - Hudson III V9125, lost of ferry flight. Also lost F/Sgt F. F. Garrity DFM and F/O K. P. O'Donnell (Aus.) [with a note quoting TSNGO which has Garrity lost on a 206 Sqn Sunderland].

    Aircraftman 1st Class Joseph Fitzgerald AGAR (921569) - Anson I W1722, collided with Anson N5358.

    I can post more, or is the link to the pdf sufficient? Also, comments and observations as to the pdf's accuracy welcome.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Well I am not sure if I should continue in searching the RCAF records in such case of the PDF shown by Simon?

    F/Sgt Robert Stewart FLEMING (R/78125)
    58 SSQ St. Eval- arrived 18.7. as dead.
    Was washed into the sea why standing on a rock on 12. 4.42 around 19.20 and drowned.

    We have this deatails already here:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=88532
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    Pavel

    I posted the link to the pdf just to see of anyone had seen it before, and had any comments about it as I'd not seen it mentioned on here previously.

    Regards

    Simon

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