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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 8-3-1941

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    P/O (Pilot) Paul R. ANDERSON - 85219 - RAF (from USA) - 71 Sqn - Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire - killed on active service;
    AC1 George F. LAVER - 913861 - not found Flight archives;
    AC2 Reuben F. MERCER - 1085349 - not found Flight archives;
    AC2 Max RADSTONE - 1375114 - killed on active service;
    AC2 Joseph RAPER (Flight: RAFER) - 1214117 - killed on active service, and
    P/O Robert B. REDFERN - 83453 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses:

    Battle I - L5380 - 38 MU - crashed in forced landing near Llandow.
    Defiant I - N3478 - 264 Sqn - collided with Defiant N 3332 on night patrol and crashed (no further details).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Anderson,27, Radstone,31, and Redfern,26, are all registered at Westminster, Central London, the area for Government departments, Parliament etc. Mercer,33, is registered at Cranbrook in Kent.
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    Anderson was killed whilst on leave, and was visiting the Cafe de Paris in London when a bomb hit it. The others maybe casualties of the same incident

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    Henk,

    AC1 G.F. LAVER DoAS, Times 9 April 1941; MERCER not found.

    Regards, Ken

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    Thanks friends for this very much appreciated info.
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    Henk.

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    Mercer, registered Cranbrook, DOAS in Flight mag 24th April.

    Laver, In 2nd Qtr 1941, there is a 22 yr old George F Laver in Oxford district. DOAS

    Raper, is RAFER on CWGC, age 30, also registered in Westminister. KOAS

    So Anderson, Radstone, Redfern and Rafer likely all in same incident.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello Dennis,
    Hartelijk dank is what we say for thanks. Will amend my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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

    Reuben Frank Mercer 1085349 , attached to Number 3 Recruits Centre , died in Cranbrook Isolation hospital , Kent , of pneumonia secondary to diptheria

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