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    391021 – Unaccounted Airmen – 20-10-1939

    From Henk’s List –

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    CARBERY, John – Cpl – 23367 – RAF.
    Manchester Southern cemetery, Lancashire.

    From CWGC –

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    MEYER, Fritz – GAF.
    WESSELS, Bernhard – GAF.
    Both the above Airmen rest at Cannock Chase Military cemetery, Staffordshire.

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    Hello,

    Title should read: 391021 - 21-10-1939.

    UK.

    MEYER, Fritz -
    WESSELS, Bernhard - GAF.

    21 October 1939
    1./KuFlGr 406
    He 115B (W Nr 2093) S4+GH (Other sources disagree).

    At Sea - The Wash, Norfolk. 13.00hrs.

    Three bodies; one officer and two NCOs were washed ashore on the Norfolk coast, two at Happisburgh and one at Mundesley, on 31st October 1939. No.3 Group RAF arranged the funeral on 2nd November 1939 at Happisburgh. The body of an unidentified Unteroffizier was buried alongside these three men on 27th October 1939 - all have now been moved to Cannock Chase, the fourth man being the Unbekannter Deutscher Soldat in CC 5/78.

    Ff: Obltn zur See Heinz SCHLICHT + - CC 5/75
    Bo: Ltn Fritz MEYER + - CC 5/76
    Bm: Bernhard WESSELS + - CC 5/77.

    See:
    Luftwaffe Crash Archive Vol.1 - September 1939 to 14th August 1940.
    Parker,Nigel.
    Walton-on-Thames:Red Kite,2013.
    p.19.

    Col.
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    CARBERY, John – Cpl – 23367 - his R.F.C. records on FMP record 'Died 21.10.1939', and the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Padgate. He had served in France between August 17th 1916 and February 14th 1919, and re-enlisted in July 1939.

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