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    Default 400327 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-03-1940

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    400327 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-03-1940

    From Henk's List -

    FRANCE
    CATMORE, Edward - Cpl - 564599 - RAF - 57 Sqn.
    Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.
    DOAS, Cause ?
    Died from burns received on the 22nd.

    From CWGC -

    GERMANY
    ROBERTS, Jack Brian - Lac(Wop) - 541978 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    STILES, George Herbert - Sgt(Obs) - 580407 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein,Germany.
    Both were crew of Blenheim IV - L8747 - 107 Sqn.

    UK
    BRIERLEY, Peter Darrel Walter - P/O(Pilot) - 42046 - RAF - 25 Sqn.
    Cheltenham Cemetery, Prestbury, Gloustershire.
    [ Blenheim I - L1212 - 25 Sqn.

    BALSTON, James Peter Henry - F/O - 90567 - RAF(AAF) - 500 Sqn.
    FENNELL, John Eric George - P/O - 42492 - RAF - SGR.
    HALLIDAY, John Visger - AC1c - 620442 - RAF.- SGR.
    LILBURN, Ewen Campbell ( New Zealander) - F/O - 37885 - RAF - SGR.
    The four airmen named above were crew of Anson I - K6249 - SGR.

    NICHOLS, David William Gubb - F/Sgt - 561600 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    Another crew member of Blenheim IV - L8747 - 107 Sqn.
    The five airmen named above are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.


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    Default Re: 400327 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-03-1940

    Hello

    CATMORE, Edward - Cpl - 564599 - the 57 Sqn ORB Form 540 records that he was seriously burned by a night flare at Rennes on the 22nd, and that he died of his injuries in a French Military Hospital at Rennes on the 27th. His funeral was held on the 30th at 15.15.

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    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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