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    Default 400424 - Unaccounted Airmen - 24-04-1940

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    400424 - Unaccounted Airmen - 24-04-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    LEGG, James Banham - AC2c - 653737 - RAF.
    Yatebury ( All Saints ) Churchyard, Wiltshire.
    Cause of death ?
    WEATHERILL, Arthur William - AC2c - 940080 - RAFVR.
    Waltham Holy Cross New Cemetery, Essex.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    NORWAY
    HARMSTON, Robert George Meadows - P/O - 41845 RAF - 224 Sqn.
    Bergen ( Mollendal ) Church Cemetery, Norway.
    [ Hudson I - N7283 - 224 Sqn ].

    UK
    MARRYAT, Victor Carmichael - Lt - Royal Marines - HMS Raven - 759 Sqn FAA.
    Haslar Royal Navy Cemetery, Gosport, Hampshire.
    [ Gladiator - N2301 - 759 Sqn ].

    ADAMS, Charles Edwin - NA1 - FX.77476 - HMS Edinburgh - RN.
    FURBER, Paul Lorraine - Midshipman (A) - HMS Southampton - RN.
    SMEATHERS, Cyril Leonard - PO(A) - P/JX.135213 - HMS Sparrowhawk - RN.
    The three named above are commemorated on the Lee-on-solent Memorial, Hampshire.
    They were aboard Walrus L2316 - 700 Sqn .

    DURIE, George Christopher - Sgt - 580510 - RAF
    MURPHY, John Dawson - P/O - 36177 - RAF.
    WEEKS, Edward Lewis - Lac - 550893 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L8750 - 107 Sqn.

    DOBSON, Thomas - Lac - 535582 - RAF.
    PEACHEY, Edward William Aidan - Sgt - 566141 - RAF.
    SANDERS, Richard Heron - P/O - 41478 - RAF.
    SIMPSON, Ronald Jack - AC1c - 628649 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7285 - 220 Sqd.

    LAWRY, Ronald Owen (New Zealand ) - P/O - 41301 - RAF.
    MADDOCKS, Kenneth Cyrus - AC1c - 624355 - RAF.
    PETRIE, Murray Charles ( New Zealand ) - P/O - 40425 - RAF.
    WILSON, Percy - Lac - 514613 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7286 - 220 Sqn.

    BULLOCH, Anthony Alexander Talbot - F/O - 33224 - RAF.
    HALLAM, Alfred William - Lac - 534748 - RAF.
    LANE, Stanley - Lac - 528628 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7283 - 224 Sqn.

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

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400424 - Unaccounted Airmen - 24-04-1940

    Henk's database lists N7283 as being with 220 Sqn - presumably that is an error as it was QX-S, indeed a 224 Sqn code.

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    Default Re: 400424 - Unaccounted Airmen - 24-04-1940

    Thanks Andy, yes Ross's CCL vol 1 has on page 30 -
    224 Sqn Hudson 1 N7283 "QX-S" followed by the four airmen's names.

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

    James Banham Legge 653737 , attached to Number 2 E&WS, was seriously injured in a road accident on 13 April near Yatesbury and was admitted to Newbury and district hospital where he died of a fracture to the base of the skull

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

    Arthur William Weatherill 940080 , attached to RAF St. Athan, was reported missing believed drowned , his body being later recovered from the sea

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