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    Default 441115 - Unaccounted airman - 15-11-1944

    Looking for unit and aircraft on which SAAF Lt John A. THOMSON - 206916 - was killed 15-11-1944. His aircraft crashed into sea on a training flight off the UK coast and his name is commemorated on Panel 264 of the Runnymede Memorial.
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    Hi Henk,

    No.8 OTU
    Mosquito VI
    HP906

    Coded 96

    Took off RAF Dyce

    Lt J A Thomson SAAF
    F/O I R MacAulay

    Missing from high altitude PR exercise. Base - Stranraer - Base.

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    Thanks Ross. Also MacAULAY was on my list unaccounted for. Will inform Winston Brent (85 Years of SAAF) who was unaware of unit and aircraft.
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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Rade Mezic 791618 , attached to 351 Squadron , died in a fire at Vis

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

    Frederick William Wainwright 963961 , attached to RAF Ballah, was found unconscious in his tent at 13:30 Hours on 14 November and was admitted to Number 1 General hospital his condition appeared hopeless but a mastoidectomy was performed and a large extradural abscess with extensive bone destruction was revealed but he died shortly after the operation of pneumococcal meningitis, acute left mastoiditis and an extradural abscess

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

    Norman Bennison Silk 41136 , attached to 25 MU at RAF Hartlebury, was admitted dangerously ill to RAF hospital Cosford on 20 June. He was downgraded to seriously ill on 25 September but again became dangerously ill on 30 October dying of a subarchnoid heamorhage
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