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    391017 – Unaccounted Airmen – 17-10-1939

    From Henk’s List –

    UK
    HARTLEY, Wallace – AC2c – 636604 – RAF.
    Colne Cemetery, Lancashire.

    From CWGC –

    SINGAPORE
    THRIPP, Cyril – Sqdn/Ldr – 21096 – RAF.
    Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

    UK
    SAUER, Hugo – GAF.
    Cannock Chase german Military Cemetry, Staffordshire.

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    Hi,

    HARTLEY, Wallace – AC2c – 636604 – RAF

    Post No.61

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...iliation/page7

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    SAUER, Hugo – GAF - He 111H-1 F6+PK 2(F)/122

    See: http://aircrewremembered.com/KrackerDatabase/?q=Sauer [the entry for Lange, Eugen]

    "7 October, 1939 after aerial combat with three Spitfires of RAF No. 41 Sqn. piloted by F/O Peter Blatchford, Sgt Ted Shipman and Sgt Albert Harris (KIA 18 October, 1939 (D.Drury). Lange was forced to ditch in the North Sea 25 miles east of Whitby. Remaining crew: Lt Joachim Kretschmer, Observer (MIA), Uffz Bernhard Hochstuhl, wireless operator (POW) and Iffz Hugo Sauer, mechanic (KIA). Kretschmer and Sauer were killed early in the attack and Hochstuhl was wounded in the leg and barely escaped death when bullets scarred his flight helmet. Hochstuhl and Lange were picked up by ASR 43 hours after ditching, Lange suffering from exposure. Sauer's body washed ashore near Whitby on 30 October, 1939 and he lies in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Blk 3, Row 12, Gr364. Although Lange is said to be an Ofw, he appears to be wearing a Navy uniform in a picture of he and Hochstuhl in captivity. The photo may be applied to the wrong crew or the identifications on the photo (pg 22 Broken Eagles I) are reversed. Lange and Hochstuhl were the first German fliers captured on British soil during WWII."

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    SINGAPORE
    THRIPP, Cyril – Sqdn/Ldr – 21096 – RAF.
    Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

    WOMEN & CHILDREN IN LOST LINER
    The Straits Times, 25 October 1939, Page 9


    Says his name is on the list for the Bibby Liner
    “S.S. Yorkshire” lost in Atlantic

    It was torpedoed by a German U-boat.

    Sunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)

    http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/yorkshire.html

    List med a “ Squadron Leader P. THRIPP. R.A.F.”

    http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/yorkshire2.html

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    https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/72.html

    Notes on event
    At 16.31 hours on 17 Oct 1939 the Yorkshire (Master Victor Charles Patrick Smalley) in convoy HG-3 was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-37 and sank about 160 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre. The master, 24 crew members and 33 passengers were lost. 105 crew members and 118 passengers were picked up by the American steam merchant Independence Hall and landed at Bordeaux on 20 October.

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