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    Hello there.
    PO John Stanley Smith was on 130 sqn in 1941. He was MIA on 29-10-42 and commemorated on the Alamein Memorial on Column 249.
    Can any one please tell me his DOB and location, and what unit he was with when MIA.
    Many thanks.
    Roy

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    Hi Roy, he was casualty of SS Abosso sinking:

    https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship2319.html

    so it would be quite difficult to find his unit without his service record.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Roy (Pavel),
    1 Aug 1942 1332857 Sgt John Stanley SMITH Cmd Plt Off RAFVR GD (125828).
    Enlisted mid-Nov 1940(?) Block 1330001-1340000 issued at Uxbridge and Weston-super-Mare 01-Nov-40 to 03-Dec-40 (so thatís not a lot of help!)
    If he was 18 when he Enlisted then his birth year must be 1923 Ė or earlier? There are a large number of John S Smith!!!
    I canít find (on FREEBMD) any J S Smith birth reg with MMS = Stanley (it was often the fashion to give male children the motherís maiden surname as a second forename).
    However there are:-
    Q1 1910 SMITH John Stanley Reg Hollingbourne 2a 862
    Q2 1910 SMITH John Stanley Reg Cardigan 11b 5.
    (Both would be 30 on Enlistment Ė poss a bit old to be a fighter pilot?)
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    Peter Davies
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    Peter,
    Many thanks for your usual help, yes the common name foxed me. This will help me..
    Pavel,
    What a fantastic find, His name on the Alamein Memorial which mixed up things. Many thanks.
    Roy

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    Roy you are welcome.
    It is not my own find - you would find in the forum DB: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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