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    Default 400430 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-04-1940

    Hello,

    400430 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-04-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    BENNETT, Gordon Herbert - P/O - 18242 - RAFVR - 17 Sqn.
    Gulval ( St. Gulval ) Churchyard and Cemetery, Cornwall.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    NORWAY
    ELLWOOD, John - Lac - 533022 - RAF - 102 Sqn.
    Sylling Churchyard, Norway.
    [Whitley V - N1421 - 102 Sqn].

    UK
    COVENEY, Walter Richard - Sgt(Obs) - 580764 - RAF - 51 Sqn.
    Greenwich Cemetery, London.
    [ Whitley - K9039 - 51 Sqn ].

    HARTLEY, Watson Rupert - Sqn/Ldr - 90059 - RAF(AAF) .
    Powderham ( St. Clement ) Churchyard, Devon.
    [ Hurricane I - L1947 - Sqn ].

    BREWSTER, William Edward - Lac - 546678 - RAF - 37 Sqn.
    EDDLESTON, Walter - Sgt - 524172 - RAF - 37 Sqn.
    GORDON, Gerald Victor - F/O - 39080 - RAF - 37 Sqn.
    KERR, Talbot - P/O - 70863 - RAF - 37 Sqn.
    SEYMOUR, William Aubrey - AC1c - 629671 - RAF - 37 Sqn.
    The above five airmen were crew of Wellington Is - P9215 - 37 Sqn.

    BATTRICK, Reginald Henry John - Sgt - 516469 - RAF - 110 Sqn.
    SEARLE, Frederick Maurice Norman - P/O - 42962 - RAF110 Sqn.
    [ Blenheim IV - L9242 - 110 Sqn ].

    ABBOTT, Ronald - F/Sgt - 590429 - RAF - 110 Sqn.
    BEAVIS, Frank James Robert - Sgt - 563045 - RAF - 110 Sqn.
    ROSEMOND, Joseph - Lac - 533258 - RAF - 110 Sqn.
    [ Blenheim IV - N6202 - 110 Sqn ].

    The ten airmen listed above are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400430 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-04-1940

    Hello,

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    18242 P/O Gordon Herbert BENNETT RAFVR.

    Chris Hobson, in Failed To Return Part 2, A-B (p.575), states that P/O Gordon Herbert BENNETT RAFVR died of Natural Causes - Died of a Heart Attack while on leave. He resided at Arkley, Herts.

    Col.

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    Default Re: 400430 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-04-1940

    HARTLEY, Watson Rupert - Sqn/Ldr - 90059 - RAF(AAF)
    - should read: WATSON, Rupert Hartley.

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    Default Re: 400430 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-04-1940

    Unit for WATSON was 504 Sqn.

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    Default Re: 400430 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-04-1940

    Hi

    Hartley - CWGC actually has him as Hartley Watson, Rupert

    He was the OC of No 504 Sqn and was killed in Hurricane I, L1947 which dived into the ground near Bungay in Suffolk.

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 400430 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-04-1940

    By reference to other family members, the name is double-barrelled , 'Hartley Watson'.

    DaveW

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