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    Other Runnymede lost graves I’ve had accepted and which are processed or in the process of acceptance are :

    G R Priestley 1350730

    A Van Der Putte 5950

    G Phillips 976646

    R C C Lambert 167677

    B H S Dickers 1404406

    G M Burchell 564123

    G W Goldie 1372093

    I also have discovered the burial places of quite a few more “ lost” Runnymede graves but these are still in the paperwork stage

    Hopkins 1215375

    Purdy 1716082

    Davidson 1165398

    Steele 923659
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57428067

    Wellington T2990 311 (Czech) Sqdn

    The Wellington's pilot, Flight Sgt Vilem Bufka, parachuted out of the burning plane, broke a leg on landing and was captured by the Germans. He was imprisoned in Colditz Castle, returned to Czechoslovakia in August 1945. He wrote a memoir - Bomber T2990 Gone Silent - and died in 1967.

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    https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/f...rs-identified/

    The crewmembers of 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, Royal Air Force have been named as F/Sgt Jan Hejna, P/O Vilem Konštatský, F/Sgt Alois Rozum, P/O Leonard Smrček en F/Sgt Karel Valach. All five are currently named on the CWGC’s Runnymede Memorial which commemorates over 20,000 men and women of the Commonwealth air forces who were lost during the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and Western Europe and who have no known grave.
    Vickers Wellington T2990 was one of 41 RAF aircraft which bombed Bremen during the night of 22/23 June 1941. On its return flight it was intercepted by a German night fighter and shot down. It crashed in flames and only one crewmember was able to bale out and was made prisoner of war.
    The recovery of the wreckage of the aircraft from a meadow in the community of Hollands Kroon in the Netherlands took place in June 2021 as part of an official national program for the recovery of aircraft wrecks. The excavations are managed by an expert team from the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. During the excavation, they recovered human remains, and it has now been established that these belong to the five missing casualties.
    As members of the Royal Air Force, they will be buried with military honours in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemetery in the Netherlands later this year, with both Czech and British representation Their graves will be marked with CWGC headstones for Czech members of the RAF.


    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=T2990

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    618 Squadron - 11 Oct 1944 - crash in Yorkshire

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-60238413

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    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...int_source=nba

    Hopefully some more information will follow.

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    Interesting stuff Pete, many thanks for posting the link.

    Sgt. Padden is commemorated in Chester-le-Street on the following memorials:

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/article.php?...splayorder=119

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