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    Default 400503 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-05-1940

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    400503 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-05-1940

    From Henk's List -

    PAKISTAN
    POPE, Robert Edward - F/Sgt - 349414 - RAF.
    Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
    DOAS - Cause ?

    UK
    DILGERT, Henry William - AC2c - 770519 - RAFVR.
    Greenwich Cemetery, London.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    GERMANY
    BUTTERWORTH, John Leslie Gilbert - P/O(Pilot) - 40798 - RAF - 53 Sqn.
    PEARCE, Maurice George Arthur - Sgt(Obs) - 565936/- RAF - 53 Sqn.
    WOOD, Robert Arthur - AC2c - 624992 - RAF - 53 Sqn
    These three airmen all rest at Dernbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L9329 - 53 Sqn.

    UK
    TOWNEND, Ernest - Lac(A/g) - 535545 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    Great Bircham ( St. Mary ) Churchyard, Norfolk.
    [ Hudson I - N7319 - 206 Sqn ].

    EVANS, Leslie - Sgt - 741838 - RAFVR - 5 ETS.
    Long Eaton Cemetery, Derbyshire.
    POLGLASE, Geoffrey - P/O(Pilot) - 75995 - RAFVR - 5 ETS.
    Blindley Heath ( St. John ) Churchyard, Surrey.
    These two airmen were crew of Magister I - P2150 - 5 ETS.

    CARTER, Reginald John - P/O(Pilot) - 78271 - RAF.
    South London Crematorium, Mitcham, Surrey.
    LAMBERT, William Kirby - AC1c(Wop) - 358419 - RAF.
    Bosham ( Holy Trinity ) Church Cemetery, Sussex.
    LONGLEY, John Miller - Sgt(Obs) - 581463 - RAF.
    Kenton Mewssey ( Holy Trinity ) Churchyard, Hampshire.
    WADMAN, Christopher Arthur - AC2c(A/g) - 630909 - RAF.
    Barking ( Ripple side ) Cemetery, Essex.
    These four airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9297 - 2 SoAC.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400503 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-05-1940

    Hi

    Dilgert - He was serving at RAF Biggin Hill when he died in the Royal Herbert Hospital after being ill for 17 weeks.

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 400503 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-05-1940

    The unit in the Magister entry should read 5 EFTS I think.

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    Default Re: 400503 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-05-1940

    Thank you Andy, you are right, but am now unable to edit ��

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

    Robert Edward Pope 349414 , attached to the India Aircraft Depot, was admitted seriously ill to British military hospital, Karachi on 16 April suffering from Pneumonia . He was removed from the seriously ill category, but became dangerously ill on 2 May , dying of pleurisy with effusion

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

    Henry William Dilgert 770519 , attached to RAF Biggin Hill , was taken seriously ill on 25 April and admitted to the Royal Herbert hospital, Woolwich with kidney stones, where he died of pyelonephritis

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