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    Default 400322 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-03-1940

    Hello,

    400322 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-03-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    SPARROW, Thomas John - Sgt - 3142 - RAF.
    Hatfield Broad Oak ( St. Mary ) Churchyard, Essex.
    DOAS, Cause ?
    RODDA, Cecil Frank - Air Fitter - FX. 77253 - HMS Devonshire - RN.
    Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
    Killed in an accident ?
    From Illogan Highway, Cornwall.
    BLACK, William - Air Fitter(O) - FX.77318 HMS Newcastle - RN.
    Kirkwall ( St. Olaf's) Cemetery, Orkney.
    Killed in an accident ?

    From CWGC -

    GERMANY
    WHEATLEY, Claude Mervyn - F/O(Pilot) - 39147 - RAF - PDU.
    Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
    [ Spitfire Ia - N3069 - PDU ].

    SOUTH AFRICA
    AMM, Bryce Bothwell - 2Lt - 639627 - SAAF.
    Johannesburg ( Brixton ) Cemetery, Gauteng, SouthAfrca.
    SOLOMON, John Howard Steytler - Pupil Pilot - 103193 - SAAF.
    Thaba Tshwane ( Old No.1 ) Military Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.
    Both airmen were crew of Cessna Air Master C-34 - ZS-AIX c/n 340 - CAT Depot.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400322 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-03-1940

    Hello

    RODDA, Cecil Frank - Air Fitter - FX. 77253 - ADM 104 records that he was killed in an accidental bomb explosion.

    BLACK, William - Air Fitter(O) - FX.77318 HMS Newcastle - ADM 104 records that he was also killed in an accidental bomb explosion. One entry records his ship as HMS Avenger, and place of birth as Newcastle, and the other has his ship as HMS Newcastle. His death was reported in the Dundee Courier of March 25th 1940, which recorded that he was from Forfar.

    The Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that they were both killed at 6.15 p.m. at RNAS Hatston.

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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

    Thomas John Sparrow 3142 , attached to Number 3 SOTT , was admitted seriously ill to to the Royal Victoria hospital, Blackpool on 5 February. He was transferred to the Barrowmore sanatorium , Great Barrow , Chester on 15 March, where he died of Pulmonary tuberculosis

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