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    450215 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-02-1945

    From Henk's List -

    BANGLADESH
    SWIFT, Robert Edwin- LAC - 539528 -RAF - Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
    TAGGART, William - Cpl - 1103155 - RAFVR - Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.

    UK
    ALLEN, Pelham Bolton - F/S (Pilot) - 1512540 - RAFVR - Manchester Crematorium, Lancashire.
    COOK, Henry Arthur - Cpl - 761262 - RAFVR - Cathcart Cemetery, Renfrewshire.
    SALTER, Robert - Cpl - 615741 - RAF - Tettenhall Regis (St. Michael ) Churchyard, Staffordshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    ATA
    FAIRMAN, Albert Edward Roy - Third Officer - ATA (Formrtly F/O RAFVR) - Greenwich Cemetery,London. [ Mustang IV - KH838 - 14 FPP ].

    GERMANY
    RICHARDS, Owain Glyndwr - F/L (Nav) - 133610 - RAFVR - Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

    SIERRA LEONE
    WALDEN, Walter Reeson - LAC - 1479598 - RAFVR - Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone.

    UK
    HUDSON, Leslie Albert - F/L (Pilot) - 136835 - RAFVR - Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire.

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    F/L Leslie Albert Hudson's death was registered in the Whitchurch district, he is recorded in the No.11 (P)AFU ORB for the 16th with the following:

    February 16th 1945, SSQ, “Crash at Loggerheads. Oxford aircraft from Wheaton Aston – Occupants F/Lt L.A. Hudson – killed instantaneously.”
    Alan Clark

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

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    Hello,

    15 February, 1945 (Thursday).
    21 (P)AFU (RAF Peplow, Shropshire - Satellite to RAF Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire).
    Oxford I NM305
    Servicing Training.

    Crashed at Tern Hill's Stoke Heath site at 12.15 hrs. After the weather deteriorated badly, during the course of the flight the pilot diverted to Tern Hill airfield. However, as he approached through thick fog, he was suddenly confronted by a hangar looming ahead and, with the engines throttled back for landing, the aircraft stalled as he tried to avoid the building, and crashed.

    136835 F/Lt (pilot u/t) Leslie Albert Hudson RAFVR +

    See:
    Pancakes and Prangs - Twentieth-Century Military Aircraft Accidents in Shropshire.
    Thorne,Thomas.
    Wrexham:Bridge Books,2013.
    p.263

    Col.

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    Hi

    BANGLADESH
    SWIFT, Robert Edwin- LAC - 7152 SE.
    TAGGART, William - Cpl - 7152 SE.

    GERMANY
    RICHARDS, Owain Glyndwr - F/L (Nav) - CWGC has his death as 14 Feb - see E L Williams.

    UK
    ALLEN, Pelham Bolton - F/S (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, PV212 of No 124 Sqn, which crashed into a building in the grounds of Mundesley Sanitorium, Norfolk, during a dive-bombing practice, a soldier was also killed in the accident.
    COOK, Henry Arthur - Cpl - registered in Chichester.
    SALTER, Robert - Cpl - 615741 - RAF West Kirby registered in Wenlock (RAF Hospital, Cosford?).

    Malcolm

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    Pvt Eric Melley

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...MELLEY,%20ERIC

    is on the same page of the death index as F/Sgt Allen. Suspect that is the soldier killed.
    Dennis Burke
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    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 11th December 2014 at 11:51.

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    I new there was a airman - soldier thread recently but I figured whats that chances of it being the same one!
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    John William George 543189V, was killed in an aircraft accident at PetahTiqva

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

    Walter Reeson Walden 147958 , attached to 176 MU , died in SSQ at RAF Jui of MT malaria
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 27th November 2021 at 00:24.

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