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    Jagan,

    There seems to be a discrepancy in your databases for the following member of the RAAF; AUS429155 W/O Garnet PRATT RAAF.

    I have the following information:

    2-6-1945
    No.215 Squadron RAF
    Dakota IV KN283

    Crashed on a non-operational flight, on 2nd June, 1945, at 0700 hours, nine miles south of East Karim/Karin, India, and all on board were killed. The aircraft encountered violent turbulence when flying in cumulus cloud, it was stressed beyond design limits and it disintegrated while airborne.

    Crew:

    1586343 F/Sgt (Pilot) Ronald Percival ELSTON RAFVR +
    1587320 F/Sgt (Co-Pilot) Kenneth Paul SARTIN RAFVR (of 673 Sqn RAF) +
    1255688 F/Sgt (Nav./B.) Terry Dennis MOREN RAFVR +
    AUS429155 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Garnet PRATT RAAF +
    2235205 Sgt (Air Gnr.) William Spencer Kitson NORTON RAFVR +

    I can only speak for Garnet Pratt RAAF on this. He was initially buried at Silchar Cemetery (Military Section), Grave No.413, on 4-6-1945, and later re-interred at Gauhati War Cemetery, Assam, India, Plot IV, Row F. Grave 16. His next-of-kin were informed of the reburial on 26-5-1952.

    Be interested in your views.

    Col.
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    Thanks Colin - I have made the update/Correction .

    I havent yet made it that far with the Transport Losses - The 215 ORB does not have that detail https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink but the NAA Catalogue does confirm the association. (Havent checked Colin Cumming's book yet - but I am sure he would have covered it!)
    Last edited by Jagan; 12th March 2020 at 03:01.

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