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    Default 431019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1943

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    431019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1943

    From Henk's list

    EGYPT
    CARTLIDGE, Harold - F/O - 105395 - RAFVR - Fayid, Egypt.
    HAIR, William - LAC - 639239 - RAF - Heliopolis, Egypt.

    TUNISIA
    WHITE, Peter Leonard - Sgt (Pilot) - 547167 - RAF - Medjez-El-Bab, Tunisia.

    UK
    DOWNS, Joseph Hart - F/O (Flying Instr) - 150031 - RAFVR - Crossens (St John) Lancashire.
    LUMSDEN, Maurice David - Sgt (Pilot) - 1365967 - RAFVR - Kirkcaldy (Hayfield) Fifeshire.
    PALMER, Thomas Henry Ernest - AC1c - 1202742 - RAFVR - Willesden New, Middlesex.
    SUTHERLAND, Andrew - Sgt - 988785 - RAFVR - 2754 Sqdn RAF Reg - Clyne New, Sutherland.
    TURNER, Richard John - LAC - 1625760 - RAFVR - Fordham (SS. Peter & Mary Magdalene) Cambridgeshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites

    CHAD
    GAMMAGE, Albert Edward - AC1c - 1641784 - RAFVR - N'djamena (Farcha) Chad.

    EGYPT
    COCKREN, Leonard Charles - F/S - 657586 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

    Alex

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    Hi Alex

    CARTLIDGE, Harold - F/O - 105395 - serving with 5 ARU.
    HAIR, William - LAC - 639239 - serving at Heliopolis.
    WHITE, Peter Leonard - Sgt (Pilot) - 547167 - died from injuries sustained on 24 Aug 1943 whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER532 of No 1437 Flt, which crashed near Lentini East.
    DOWNS, Joseph Hart - F/O (Flying Instr) & LUMSDEN, Maurice David - Sgt (Pilot) - possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX287 of No 14 (P) AFU, which crashed on take off from Dallachy.
    PALMER, Thomas Henry Ernest - AC1c - 1202742 - RAFVR - registered in Marylebone.
    SUTHERLAND, Andrew - Sgt - 988785 - RAFVR - 2754 Sqdn RAF Reg - registered in Cambridge.
    TURNER, Richard John - LAC - 1625760 - RAFVR - registered in Newmarket.
    GAMMAGE, Albert Edward - AC1c - 1641784 - serving at Maiduguri
    COCKREN, Leonard Charles - F/S - serving at 5 METS

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    of the above, Cartlidge, Hair, Palmer, Sutherland and Turner are all Died on Active Service Casualties. DOAS
    http://skynet.ie/~dan/war/flightsa/1944-1%20DOAStranscription.htm


    What was an METS in the context of 1943 in the Medd? Oh wait, Mid East Transport Squadron, no thats rubbish
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    Hello,

    No.5 Middle East Training School, Shallufa, Egypt.

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    Cheers,
    I just got this from a relative who has Cockren on her family tree:



    Len arrived at Shallufa, Egypt on 27 Sep 1943, for a short course. On the evening of 18th October he was the navigator on an exercise when one engine failed and the plane was ditched in the water. The weather was bad and a search failed to find them, but the other 6 members of the crew made it to shore and were found the next day by search & rescue. Len got separated from the others and was listed as missing, later presumed dead (drowned). This information is given in a letter from a Lt Col at Shallufa, but it doesn't say what make of plane it was. I also have a letter sent by the plane's pilot, F/Sgt Douglas Souster.

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    CARTLIDGE, Harold - F/O - 105395 - died in hospital.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post, 25 October 1943)

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    Hello

    DOWNS, Joseph Hart - F/O (Flying Instr) - 150031 and
    LUMSDEN, Maurice David - Sgt (Pilot) - 1365967 - their respective Graves Registration Report Forms confirm they were with 14 (P) A.F.U. Downs' entry on the Statutory Deaths Register confirms death due to aircraft accident.

    TURNER, Richard John - LAC - 1625760 - the Bury Free Press of October 23rd 1943 reported the following:

    FATHER'S SHOT KILLS SON
    Terrible tragedy at Fordham
    A terrible tragedy in which a shot from a father's gun accidentally killed his son occurred at Fordham on Tuesday afternoon. While searching the ground of a previous day's shoot, the father heard a pheasant. In turning round, he slipped and a shot was fired and fatally wounded his son.
    The dead son was Richard John Turner (19), younger son of Mr. William Frank Turner, farmer, of Bassingbourn Farm, Fordham. He was home on leave, having just passed out as a pilot in the R.A.F., and would shortly have gone abroad for training.


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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Albert Edward Gammage 1641784, attached to RAF Maiduguri, was found dead in the river at Fort Lamy, his body being recovered on 20th October

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Heinz Max Casparius 774127, A medical orderly at RAF hospital Heliopolis, died of alkaptonuria

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

    John Chatt Cain 1521205 , was killed instantly at RAF Dunkeswell by an accidental rifle shot

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