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    Default 400319 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-03-1940

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    400319 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-03-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    BOYD, Ronald Douglas - F/Lt - 74904 - RAFVR - 920 Balloon Sqn.
    Bedford Cemetery, Bedfordshire.
    DOAS, in Hospital for a long period of time.

    HUMPHREYS, Robert Charles Thomas - AC2c(Wop) - 637242 - RAF - TT Sqn.
    Donnington ( St. Cuthbert ) Churchyard, Albright on.
    Thrown from a/c due to turbulence.
    [ Swordfish I - K8426 - TT Sqn ].

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    BOWRON, Robin Overton - Cadet - RAAF - 1 EFTS ( Australia).
    COX, Charles - F/O - RAAF.
    These two airmen are remembered on the Victoria Cremation Memorial, Victoria, Australia.
    They were crew of DH-60M (Metal) Moth A7-72. of 1 EFTS.

    DENMARK
    NEWTON, William George - Lac(Wop/Ag) - 551758 - RAF - 51 Sqn.
    Kirkeby ( St. Clemens ) Churchyard, Denmark.
    [ Whitley V - N1405 - 51 Sqn ].

    GERMANY
    BASKERVILLE, John Edward ( Canadian ) - F/Lt(Pilot) - 37537 - RAF - 51 Sqn.
    CLOSE, Leslie - Lac(Wop/At) - 548536 - RAF - 51 Sqn.
    FENNELL, Emery Orville - P/O(Pilot) - 40293 - RAF - 51 Sqn.
    These three airmen are all at rest at Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
    They were also crew of Whitley V - N1405 - 51 Sqn.

    UK
    FANSHAWE, Basil Verney - F/Sgt(Pilot) - 39311 - RAF - 115 Sqn.
    Winchester ( Magdalen Hill ) Cemetery, Hampshire.UK
    ROSE, George Thomas - AC2c - 630965 - RAF - 115 Sqn.
    Deal Cemetery, Kent.
    These two airmen were crew of Wellington Is - N2987 - 115 Sqn .

    SHEPPERSON, Bertram David - Sgt - 561926 - RAF - 51 Sqn.
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    [ Whitley V - N1405 - 51 Sqn ].

    THOMSON, Gordon Ian - P/O(Pilot) - 70878 - RAF(RAFO) - 603 Sqn
    Bognor Regis Cemetery, Sussex.
    [ Spitfire Is - L1026 - 603 Sqn ].

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    Default Re: 400319 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-03-1940

    AUSTRALIA.
    BOWRON, Robert Overtones - Cadet - RAAF - 1 EFTS (Australia).

    Correct name is, Air Cadet BOWRON, Robin Overton RAAF (Born, Timaru, New Zealand, 15 November 1920 - see; FYT3/98 & 525).

    A bit more on F/O Charles COX RAAF:

    Charles Cox had served in the 1st AIF during WWI, and was a Gallipoli veteran. He was a Sapper in the 1st Signal Troop*, and later transferred to the RFC**. He served on No.30 Sqn on Martinsydes in Mesopotamia. Transferred to RAF:

    31 October, 1917.
    No.30 Sqn RFC
    Martinsyde G.102 A3940

    Bombing operation KIFRI A'dr hit by AA Forced To Land (punctured radiator), East of Lines. OK. Lt C. Cox (Aust?) landed still 18 miles into enemy territory but walked out in six and three-quarter hours.

    See:
    The Sky Their Battlefield II (Expanded & Updated 2nd ed.)
    Henshaw,Trevor.
    High Barnet:Fetubi Books,2014.
    p.297 (with corrections)

    and ...

    Flat Out The Story of 30 Squadron Royal Air Force
    Hamlin,John F.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain(Historians),2002.
    pp.50-2

    * https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=65029

    See also: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=3435737

    ** https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8249856 -AIR 76/109/213 Images 1-5.

    Col.
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    Default Re: 400319 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-03-1940

    Hi

    Humphrey's unit was Torpedo Training Unit

    Malcolm

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