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    Default Ground Crew killed 218 Squadron.

    Hi,

    Trying to establish the cause of death for the following three ground crews who served on 218 Squadron.

    17/06/1941 ACII Alfred Smith 1164124
    29/06/1941 LAC James Sylvester Marke, 902643
    30/08/1941 ACII Lionel Peter Hill 1256667

    The squadron and station ORB does not record any details.

    Any help appreciated.

    TIA
    Last edited by Steve Smith; 3rd March 2020 at 12:48.
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    Hi Steve,

    17/06/1941 ACII Alfred Smith 1164124

    https://115squadron-raf.be/crews/Wel...0-%20KO-Z.html

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    Steve,
    Malcolm’s RAFWEB gives:-

    17/06/1941 ACII Alfred Smith 1164124 He was serving with No 218 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1517 KO-Z of No 115 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from Marham on an air test. He is buried in Birmingham (Key Hill) Cemetery.

    29/06/1941 LAC James Sylvester Marke, 902643 He was killed or died whilst serving with No 218 Sqn, his death being registered in Downham. He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery.

    30/08/1941 ACII Lionel Peter Hill 1256667 He was killed or died whilst serving with No 218 Sqn, his death being registered in Downham Market. He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery.

    Smith answers your question. In the cases of Marke and Hill, you may have to get the DC (on-line?) to get the details, or – if their demises were off-Station then the local Coroner’s files might give the answer. I used a local Coroner a couple of years ago for a just post-WW2 RAF accident, and not only did they retain their files with easy access, but the current Coroner (and staff) were most helpful. The Coroner’s file, in my case, had copies of the reports of a couple of the “Local Bobbies”. They knew what went on, or what was going on!!
    HTH
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    Lionel Peter Hill, DOAS and registration district covered on previous thread:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...0-8-1941/page2


    Marke also covered in previous thread, DOAS and same district
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...6723#post16723

    And A Smith shows up via searching the database on rafcommands site itself
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 3rd March 2020 at 13:59.
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