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    Default 400413 - Unaccounted Airmen - 13-04-1940

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    400413 - Unaccounted Airmen - 13-04-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    SINDEN, Valentine Benjamin - Sgt - 213336 - RAF - 5 FTS.
    Broughton Aluph ( All Saints ) Churchyard, Kent.
    DOAS, Cause ?
    PRIOR, Albert George Henry - Sgt(Obs) - 562834 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    Bridgewater ( Quantock Road ) Cemetery, Somerset.
    DOAS, Cause ?

    From CWGC -

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    CALLINAN, Reginald Stephen ( New Zealand) - Sgt(Pilot) - 580171 - RAF - 233 Sqn.
    LIDDLE, Thomas - Lac(A/g) - 568502 - RAF - 233 Sqn.
    MURRAY, Peter - Lac - 524858 - RAF - 233 Sqn.
    SCARFFE, John Samuel - Sgt - 529786 - RAF - 233 Sqn.
    The above four airmen all rest at Sola Churchyard, Norway.
    They were crew of Hudson I - N7232 - 233 Sqn.

    UK
    FRANKLIN, Lionel Cooper - S/Lt(A) - HMS Sparrowhawk - RN - 771 Sqn FAA.
    Lee-on-solent Memorial, Hampshire.
    Air Crash, MPK.
    Details of aircraft ?

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400413 - Unaccounted Airmen - 13-04-1940

    Hello

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    FRANKLIN, Lionel Cooper - S/Lt (A) - HMS Sparrowhawk - RN - 771 Sqn FAA. - ADM 104 has 'Lent RAF' annotated next to his entry, no further details.

    Wellington L4339 of 38 Sqn. See: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qnum=122265

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

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Valentine Benjamin Sinden 213336 , attached to Number 5 SFTS, became seriously ill on 8 April and was admitted to RAF Hospital Padgate suffering from lobar pneumonia where he died of heart faliure brought on by the pneumonia

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Albert George Henry Prior 562834 , died in the Queen Alexandra military hospital, Millbank , of oedema of the larynx, septic mucus and a cyst of the epiglotis

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    PRIOR, Albert George Henry - Sgt(Obs) - 562834 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    Bridgewater ( Quantock Road ) Cemetery, Somerset.
    DOAS, Cause ?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ll-Unaccounted
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 22nd December 2021 at 11:18.

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    Default Re: 400413 - Unaccounted Airmen - 13-04-1940

    The correct serial of the 233 Sqn Hudson is N7323, as confirmed by the 233 Sqn ORB.
    AIR81/139 is incorrect: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C14141889
    AIR81/81 has the correct fate of N7232: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C14141903

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