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    Great job Jagan, well done.

    Some more info in the others in their resepective R.C.A.F. Service Files. Here are the first few:

    Aircraftman 1st Class George Ludwig AUSTIN (R/61410) - his R.C.A.F. Service File record that he was discharged as medically unfit on August 31st 1941. His address on discharge is given as Ottawa Civic Hospital and Parkbeg, Saskatoon. Recorded in the pdf file as 'died in Canada.'

    Aircraftman 2nd ClassDonald Muirhead TAYLOR (R/151572) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records death due to suicide while training at Williams Lake. He was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Cotton's Meadow near Williams Lake at 9.35 p.m. The Coroner's report records "that at the time of his death the aforesaid Donald Muirhead Talyot was temporarily of an unsound state of mind."

    Roy Barrington KEEDWELL (J/152217) - the pdf file records that he died of his injuries in hospital in Java, but queries the date. His R.C.A.F. Service File recroda that he was shot through the leg while engaging Japanese fighters near Palembang on February 6th 1942. He landed safley, but as he taxied his ircraft, another machine on the ground exploded, enveloping Keedwell's aircraft which immediately caught fire. He was extracted from the burning aicraft, having being badly burned, and died in hospital in Palembang on February 11th.

    William Miller HATFIELD (R/92766) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records him as being killed in Hudson 776 MX-T of 115 (BR) Sqn, stalled on overshoot at Shoal Harbour, B.C. while attempting a go around with full flaps. Their bodies were later recovered from the water.
    Also killed P/O B. Hutchinson - https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...hinson,-bruce/

    George Gordon McNEILL (R/92500) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he died at Suaghnessy Military Hospital, Jericho Beach, B.C. while on embarkation leave, due to a brain abscess.

    I can post more as necessary.

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    Leading Aircraftman Leon John CAVERLEY (R/69180)
    served with HQ Squadron RCAF Station Patricia Bay BC
    Died at Saint Josephs Hospital, Sudbury, Ontario 30.9.42 as the result of an automobile accident.
    Struck by car near Sudbury
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    Leading Aircraftman John Francis BURNS (R/102612)
    served with 12 OTU
    19.9.42 dangerously injured
    23.9.42 Died of injuries
    Road accident on public place - Waddington, not on duty
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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Thomas Edward SMITH (R/170360)
    Died at Saskatoon, joined RCAF only on 7.7.42
    At 11.15 AM 18.9.42 information was received from Mrs. Martin McAndrews 1214 - 10th Avenue North, City, that one Thomas Edward Smith was lying dead in her dining room at the abova address. A .22 calibre rifle was beside the body. ... the coroner expressed the opinion that Smith had committed suicide in a fit of depression a that it was evident he was not well mentally.
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    Flight Lieutenant Herbert Evan Paul BARNES (C/1823)
    24.6.41 retired on medical grounds
    30.7.42 He died in Stratroy Hospital - Uremia, hypertension, chronic nephritis without edema and bronchial pneumonia - resulting in death - not attributable to service
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    As Simon has started to help with the RCAF casualties, I am switching to Polish ones.

    Porucznik Mieczyslaw Antoni WIDZISZEWSKI (P/1695)
    602 Sq
    Spitfire BM310

    602 Sq ORB - nothing

    Training flight, got lost in bad weather conditions, later was find dead in wreckage of his aircraft. Cause not established, believed to be a pilot error.

    http://www.polishairforce.pl/_cmsouthport.html

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    Kapral Stanislaw DYMEK (P/780434)
    correct number 780454
    300 SQ ORB - nothing
    Died in RAF Helmswell hospital
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    Plutonowy Franciszek LEGARSKI (P/780588)

    W rejonie Dalcross Castle podczas lotu ćwiczebnego na strzelanie zderzył się z innym Defiantem, prawdopodobnie wskutek oślepienia pilota przez słońce przy wychodzeniu z zakrętu. Zginął plut. Legarski oraz uczniowie z obu samolotów LAC Crough i Cpl Smith z RAF. Skokiem ze spadochronem uratował się pilot drugiego Defianta Sgt Link.
    http://www.osadnicy.org/072-096metler_pilot816k2.pdf

    Pilot of Defiant T4032 (pilot Sgt Legarksi with AG u/t LAC Sydney H CROUCH (271329)) collided in vicinity of Dalcross Castle with another Defiant N1625 (pilot Sgt Włodzimierz Link baled out and AG u/t Cpl Donald Smith perished) - related casualty http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qnum=111214
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    Thanks Pavel - I paused as I didn't want us both to be working our way through the R.C.A.F. ones. I was going to drop you a PM to see who'd carry on with them.

    I'll get started again tomorrow.

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    Luckily Simon I was expecting that I may be not only member who want to deal with the RCAF ones so I have started from the end:-)
    So I will now contionue with the Polish ones only - also from the end.

    Pavel
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