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    15/4/41, Hurricane L1926 55 OTU

    Ran off Runway and tipped Over Ousten 984084 Sgt A Gilbert Uninjured

    Source 55OTU ORB

    Phill Jones

    Note the 1180 Has 984584 as Gilberts service No
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    Hello,

    Re: Gilbert/55 OTU:

    984584 (117784) Alan GILBERT RAFVR

    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35515/pages/1562

    Col.

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    using the new Northern Ireland GRO database (slightly annoying interface)

    Wilfred Brookes (that spelling) has a death cert in Belfast District for this date.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello All,

    The following airmen were all killed when the sickbay at RAF Carew Cheriton received a direct hit in an early morning bombing raid on April 15th 1941.

    AC2. D.C.P. Barton.
    AC1. H. Baxter.
    AC1. J. Doggett.
    AC1. F. Faulding.
    SGT. J.W. Hartop.
    LAC. A.D. Heron.
    AC1. C. Jones.
    AC2. D.C. Mathias.
    AC1. R. Millar.
    LAC. T.W.C. Moss.
    CPL. F. Taylor.
    LAC. E. Williams.

    Regards

    Deric Brock.

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    Confirmed in 231 Sqn ORB that:

    16 Apr 1941 "it was learned that Flt/Lt M Brookes had been killed in the previous nights air raid in BELFAST."

    It also states that 13 'soldiers' were killed at Newtonwards airfield in the raid. And 13 more injured.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello

    AC1 William S. GREEN - 983359 - the Liverpool Evening Express of April 25th 1941 carried the following short snippet:

    Aircraftman (1st Class) William Stephen Green, aged 21, a ground gunner in the R.A.F., of Upton Drive, Chester, whose death is announced while on active service. He is an old boy of Love Street Central School.

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    Simon

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