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    Default 440913 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 13-9-1944

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    440913 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 13-9-1944

    From Henk's List -

    WAAF
    INAYAT-KHAN, Noor (Nora) - G C - MiD -Section Officer - 9901 - WAAF (Seconded to Women's Transport Service (F.A.N.Y), atts Special Operations Executive) - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    From CWGC -
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    The London Gazette of 5th April, 1949, gives the following details: Assistant Section Officer Nora Inayat-Khan was the first woman operator to be sent into enemy-occupied France, on 16th June, 1943. During the weeks immediately following her arrival, the Gestapo made mass arrests among the Paris Resistance Groups, to which she was detailed. She refused to abandon what had become the most important and dangerous post in France, and did excellent work which earned her a posthumous Mention in Despatches. After three and a half months she was betrayed to the Gestapo. They asked her to co-operate in the use of her codes which they discovered, but she refused and gave them no information of any kind. She twice attempted to escape, and when she refused to promise not to make any further attempts, she was sent to Germany "for safe custody"-first to Karlsruhe, then to Pfersheim, where again she refused to give any information as to her work or her colleagues. On 12th September, 1944 she was taken with three others to Dachau concentration camp, where on arrival she was taken into the crematorium and shot. Assistant Section Officer Inayat-Khan displayed the most conspicuous courage, both moral and physical, over a period of more than twelve months.

    UNTERNAHRER, Yolande Elsa Maria - MiD - Section Officer - 9902 - WAAF - Special Operations Executive - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    Served as Y.E.M. BEEKMAN. Croix de Guerre. Native of France.

    Not WAAF's but I feel should be noted :
    DAMERMENT, Madeleine - Ensign - F/37 - WTS (F.A.N.Y) Attd Special Operations Executive - Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.
    Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre (France): Medaille de la Resistance Francaise.
    PLEWMAN, Eliane Sophie - Ensign - F/23 - WTS (F.A.N.Y) Attd Special Operations Executive - Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.
    Croix de Guerre (France).
    Confirmation please that they were with Noore and Yolande.

    UK
    LOW, James Young - LAC - 1017646 - RAFVR - Dundee Eastern Necropolis, Angus.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    NAYLOR, William Burt - LAC - 1685780 - RAFVR - Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada.

    UK
    ARMSTRONG, Thomas Alan - P/O (Nav) - 177963 - RAFVR - Carlisle (Dalston Road ) Cemetery, Cumberland. [ Mosquito XX - KB219 - 1655 MTU ].
    BERRY, James Charles - Sgt - 1318968 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    CROZIER, Peter - Sgt - 1596731 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    DOBBIE, Fred - Sgt - 1874696 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    PITTY, Edwin Hesketh - Sgt - 1520039 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    SMITH, Arthur Douglas - Sgt(A/G) - 1596824 - RAFVR - Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    WINCH, charles Alfred - W/O - 1377472 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].

    ZAMBIA
    BEDDOWS, Leslie - LAC - 1526766 - RAFVR - Ndola (kansenshi) Cemetery, Zambia.

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    CANADA
    NAYLOR, William Burt - LAC - killed whilst flying in Anson, FP988 of No 33 SFTS, which crashed at Crawford Park in Manitoba.

    UK
    LOW, James Young - LAC - not Eng/Wales?
    ARMSTRONG, Thomas Alan - P/O (Nav) - Mosquito XX - KB219 - 1655 MTU ].
    BERRY, James Charles - Sgt - Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    CROZIER, Peter - Sgt - Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    DOBBIE, Fred - Sgt - Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    PITTY, Edwin Hesketh - Sgt - Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    SMITH, Arthur Douglas - Sgt(A/G) - Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].
    WINCH, charles Alfred - W/O - Wellington X - MF730 - 20 OTU ].

    ZAMBIA
    BEDDOWS, Leslie - LAC - RAF Moffat.

    Malcolm

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    Hello

    LOW, James Young - LAC - 1017646 - the Dundee Courier of September 15th 1944 reports that he was accidentally killed in England. His death was registered at Stroud, Glos., aged 30.
    The G.R.R. Form on his CWGC entry records his unit as 3 T.E.U.

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    Simon

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

    James Low Young 1017646 , was killed in a vehicle accident of the perimeter track at RAF Aston Down

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

    Samuel Drower 1534854 and sergeant Bolt were both wounded by enemy fire at The tentacle at Rover David near Coriano, when a shell landed near the Armored car under which they were sheltering .Drower died shortly afterwards and Bolt lost his right arm

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