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    Default 430208 - Unaccounted airmen - 8-2-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Cpl (Nav u/t) Charles W. REVELL - 845076, and
    LAC (Nav u/t) Harold J. SAPSED - 1321088.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    Cpl James SIMPSON - 1557452 - age 32.

    Can't come up with a proposed a/c loss for both pupil navigators.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Cpl. J Simpson DOAS in April 29th magazine, his name is split across two lines with a hyphen.

    The two navs u/t are registered in Millom Cumberland.

    James Simpson is registered in Aberdeen North district. He died of natual causes, there does not seem to be much in the way of mention that he was an active service member, again the text is very feint in the name and occupation box. On second thoughts the very very feint line does say Corporal Royal ....#
    His father had been a painter and James's civilian occupation seems to be teacher of painting.
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    Hi Henk

    The following two where also registered in Millom, so probably connected: -

    PAGE, ARTHUR Sgt - 1312911
    THOMPSON, THOMAS JAMES Sgt - 515446

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    Thank Dennis and Malcolm.
    Sgts PAGE and THOMPSON and also F/Sgt Harry SMITH - 641453 were killed when their Anson AX293 of 2 (O)AFU crashed into sea off Millom. Bingo for the two unaccounted nav's.
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    Hello

    Cpl James SIMPSON - 1557452 - the Kirkintilloch Herlad of february 17th 1943 reported the following:

    OBITUARY NOTICE - In Kenmure Church last Sunday, Rev. Allan Williamson made the following pulpit reference. "It is with great sorrow that I have to announce this morning the death of James Simpson, the first of our men to die on active service. He took ill recently in Aberdeen, and died from an internal complaint last Monday.

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Wallace Harold Macdonald R 79627, he was medically discharged on 27th January 1943, totally unfit for further military service suffering from chronic cervical adentis and Hodgkins disease

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to James Simpson 1557452, attached to Number 71 signals wing , he died in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from a stomach carcinoma

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

    Hugh Macivor Given , died in Kanchrapara of a gunshot wound

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

    Ernest John Paget 791125 , attached to RAF Mogadishu, was admitted seriously ill to Number 2 General hospital Nairobi on 3 February where he died at 20:58 hours of Blackwater fever

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