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    Default 450530 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-05-1945

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    450530 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-05-1945

    From Henk's List -

    ITALY
    KITCHING, George - Sgt (Pilot) - 1451227 - RAFVR - Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.
    McCULLOUGH, Henry (N.Ireland) - LAC - 502053 - RAF - Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.

    JAMAICA
    WRIGHT, Alexander Vincent - AC2c - 715206 - RAFVR - Kingston (Up Park Camp) Military Cemetery, Jamaica.

    UK
    ROBERTS, Goronwy Wyn - P/O (Pilot) - 196699 - RAFVR - Llanllyfni (Machpelah, Penygroes ) Cemetery, Caernarvonshire. [ Anson I - DG799 - 3 OAFU ].
    STACEY, Thomas Robert - LAC - 1468187 - RAFVR - Codford St. Mary (St. Mary ) Churchyard, Wiltshire.
    SUSSMANN, Harold Edward - F/L - 78885 - RAFVR - Golders Green Crematorium, Middlesex.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    EGYPT
    ANGUS, William - F/O - 164981 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt. [ Beaufighter X - NT996 - 79 OTU ].

    INDIA
    D'ARCY, William - Cpl - 1533197 - RAFVR - Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
    DIMOND, Dennis Alfred - LAC - 1436372 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.

    PAKISTAN
    SWYNFORD, Arthur Roy - LAC - 933345 - RAFVR - Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.

    SINGAPORE
    WARD, Charles - AC2c - 1569747 - RAFVR - Singapore Memorial, Singapore. [ Not found in "Unsung Heroes"].
    WEIR, Valentine Edward Douglas - LAC - 1436429 - RAFVR - Singapore Memorial, Singapore. [ Not found in "Unsung Heroes" ].

    UK
    BRADSTOCK, Joseph Alfred - F/S - 516489 - RAF - Chester (Blacon ) Cemetery, Cheshire. [ Spitfire IX - NH437 - 58 OTU ].
    EAGLE, William Geoffrey - F/L (Pilot) - 143448 - D.F.C - RAFVR - Beaulieu Cemetery, Hampshire. [ Typhoon I - SW519 - de H Props ].
    GOOCH, John William - F/O (Pilot) - 175959 - RAFVR - Putney Vale Cemetery & Crematorium, London. [ Oxford I - NM482 - 3 OAFU ].
    HAWKINS, Sidney Reginald - F/S (Pilot) - 1605213 - RAFVR - Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery, Hampshire. [ Oxford I - NM482 - 3 OAFU ].
    JACKSON, Frederick John - F/S(Pilot) 1564513 - RAFVR - Billingham (St. Cuthbert ) Churchyard, Durham. [ Mosquito VI - NS852 - 13 OTU ].
    JAMISON, James - F/O (Pilot) - 166749 - RAFVR - Rasharkin (St. Andrew ) Church Graveyard, County Antrim. [ Mustang III - FX942 - 61 OTU ].
    TAYLOR, John Stirling - Sgt (Nav) - 1820876 - RAFVR - Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery, Glasgow. [ Mosquito VI - NS852 - 13 OTU ].
    TEAGUE, Oswald Thomas George - Sgt (Pilot) - 1583963 - RAFVR - Bromsgrove Cemetery, Worcestershire. [ Anson I - DG799 - 3 OAFU ].

    USA
    BEVERLEY, Frederick Dennis - AC2c - 1890382 - RAFVR - Miami (Grand Army of the Republic) Cemetery, Oklahoma, USA. [ Harvard T-6a - 41-684 - 3 BFTS ].

    Alex

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    Hi

    ITALY
    KITCHING, George - Sgt (Pilot) - 5 RFU.
    McCULLOUGH, Henry (N.Ireland) - LAC - 121 MU.

    JAMAICA
    WRIGHT, Alexander Vincent - AC2 - 89 SP.

    EGYPT
    ANGUS, William - F/O - Beaufighter X - NT996 - 79 OTU ].

    INDIA
    D'ARCY, William - Cpl - Baigachi.
    DIMOND, Dennis Alfred - LAC - 356 MU.

    PAKISTAN
    SWYNFORD, Arthur Roy - LAC - 320 MU.

    SINGAPORE
    WARD, Charles - AC2 - 129 SP
    WEIR, Valentine Edward Douglas - LAC - 129 SP.

    UK
    ROBERTS, Goronwy Wyn - P/O (Pilot) - Anson I - DG799 - 3 OAFU ].
    STACEY, Thomas Robert - LAC - not Eng/Wales.
    SUSSMANN, Harold Edward - F/L - died in an accident, not Eng/Wales?.
    BRADSTOCK, Joseph Alfred - F/S - Spitfire IX - NH437 - 58 OTU ].
    EAGLE, William Geoffrey - F/L (Pilot) - Typhoon I - SW519 - de H Props ].
    GOOCH, John William - F/O (Pilot) - Oxford I - NM482 - 3 OAFU ].
    HAWKINS, Sidney Reginald - F/S (Pilot) - Oxford I - NM482 - 3 OAFU ].
    JACKSON, Frederick John - F/S(Pilot) - Mosquito VI - NS852 - 13 OTU ].
    JAMISON, James - F/O (Pilot) - Mustang III - FX942 - 61 OTU ].
    TAYLOR, John Stirling - Sgt (Nav) - Mosquito VI - NS852 - 13 OTU ].
    TEAGUE, Oswald Thomas George - Sgt (Pilot) - Anson I - DG799 - 3 OAFU ].

    USA
    BEVERLEY, Frederick Dennis - AC2 -Harvard T-6a - 41-684 - 3 BFTS ].

    Malcolm

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    Bradstock was not the pilot of NH437, he was one of the fatalities caused when this aircraft struck the lorry in which he was travelling. The other casualty is not named.
    The pilot was Sgt W.Polowancywk, and he suffered critical injuries in the subsequent crash.

    Wings Across the Border, Vol III, pps 117.

    DaveW

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    Hi Dave

    Thanks for the correction.

    Malcolm

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    STACEY, Thomas Robert - died at RAF Charterhall, the result of a vehicle accident which caused multiple crushing injuries.

    SUSSMANN, Harold Edward - the National Probate Calendar states that he died at Higher Hall, Whitchurch, Shropshire (now in Cheshire). Administration was to his widow, and Edward Walter Joseph, squadron leader R.A.F [service number 79595?]. A newspaper announcement on ancestry.co.uk states that he died as a result of an accident, as mentioned by Malcolm.

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    Sussmann was the other casualty from NH437, I came across an entry from early June in the 58 OTU ORB, which has his surname incorrect but close enough.

    June 6th 1945, “A Court of Enquiry assembled to investigate an accident to Spitfire NH437 on 30th May 1945 involving the deaths of Flight Lieutenant H.E. Susson and Flight Sergeant Bradstock. President: Flight Lieutenant Harrison, Headquarters, No.12 Group.”

    And this came from the Whitchurch station ORB:

    May 30th 1945, “Ambulance called out to an aircraft Spitfire crash at Edge on the main Whitchurch Chester Road at approximately 12.20 hrs. The pilot Sgt Wlodzimierz Goldianczuk was conveyed to the Royal Infirmary, Chester suffering from (1) concussion, (2) head injuries, (3) superficial leg wounds. The two members of an RAF lorry, F/Lt Sussman and F/Sgt Bradstock which was struck by the aircraft were killed instantly. The aircraft’s base was RAF Poulton.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Francis Aylward 1558787, was killed in an accident, there are no further details

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Jack Thompson 3050918 , died in RAF Hospital Ely of a cereberal heamorhage

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

    Orville Henry Joseph Gaudry R 107918 attached to Number 6 RD, died of stem cell leukaemia

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

    Henry McCullogh 502053 , attached to 121 MU, died in Number 66 General hospital, Rimini, of injuries sustained in an MT accident

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