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    Default 450306 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-03-1945

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    450306 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-03-1945

    From Henk's List -

    FRANCE
    HOLLINGS, Harry Reginald - F/S(Pilot) - 1433950 - RAFVR - Limoges (Louyat ) Communal Cemetery, Haute-Vienne, France.

    ISRAEL
    RYLAND, Kenneth Cowper - Sgt - 1202744 - RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine.

    ITALY
    BROMFIELD, John Henry - Cpl - 1072927 - RAFVR - Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

    TUNISIA
    CUTTING, Cecil James - Sgt(WoP) - 1865717 - RAFVR - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    DICK, Peter - Sgt(WoP-A/G) - 1592189 - RAFVR - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    HOLMES, Douglas Cecil - Sgt (WoP) - 1874819 - RAFVR - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    HUNTER, Ian Ronald Gray - F/O(Pilot) - 178294 - RAFVR - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    LLOYD, Cyril George - Sgt (A/G) - 1668314 - RAFVR - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    NORRINGTON, Walter Frederick - F/S(Pilot) - 1399352 - RAFVR - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    ROBINSON, Samuel - Sgt(Nav/Bomber) - 647544 - RAF - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    SCOTT, Alexander Campbell - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1824469 - RAFVR - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.

    UK
    BARNES, George James - F/L - 91129 - RAF(Auxiliary Air Force) - Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium, Warwickshire.
    SINCLAIR-HILL, Gerard Arthur Lewin - Wg/Cdr - O B E - 72722 - RAFVR - Oxford (Botley ) Cemetery, Oxfordshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    REYNOLDS, William Reginald Callow - AC1c - 1736080 - RAFVR - Kirkee War Cemetery, India.

    UK
    BUTTON, Richard Arthur - Sgt (WoP-Air) - 3041475 - RAFVR - Bolsterstone (St. Mary) Churchyard, Yorkshire. [ Anson I - LV153 - 3 SFTS ].
    PENNACK, Jack - W/O (WoP-A/G) - 1292351 - RAFVR - Southend-On-Sea (Sutton Road ) Cemetery, Essex. [ Anson I - LV153 - 3 SFTS ].

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    HOLLINGS, Harry Reginald - F/S(Pilot) - 1433950 - RAFVR - Limoges (Louyat ) Communal Cemetery, Haute-Vienne, France.

    http://rotherhamwarmemorials.weebly....tre-right.html

    Harry Reginald Hollings - 1433950
    Harry Reginald Hollings was born in Rotherham in the third quarter of 1923. He had a twin sister, and they were born to Harry Hollings and Ann Elizabeth (nee Booth) who
    had married in 1910. His father was employed as a colliery deputy and the couple initially lived at 23 High St, West Melton, and later moved to Glencairn, Racecourse Road, Swinton, Mexborough.
    Harry Reginald Hollings enlisted in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, service number 1433950. He attained the rank of Flight Sergeant and was a pilot. He was based at Melton Mowbray with No 12 Ferry Unit. On 6 March 1945 Harry was ferrying a Supermarine Spitfire, serial number JK620 to the Middle East. During the flight over the Limousin region of west-central France Flt Sgt Hollings’ aircraft had engine trouble and he decided to make an emergency landing near the village of Etivaux. Unfortunately the weather was extreme with very thick fog, and the wing tip caught the ground causing the Spitfire to crash and catch fire. Harry Reginald Hollings was 21 years old and was buried in Limoges (Louyat) Communal Cemetery.
    BARNES, George James - F/L - 91129 - RAF(Auxiliary Air Force) - Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium, Warwickshire.
    SINCLAIR-HILL, Gerard Arthur Lewin - Wg/Cdr - O B E - 72722 - RAFVR - Oxford (Botley ) Cemetery, Oxfordshire.

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co...tricthm324.htm

    Percival Proctor Mk.III HM324 of the Metropolitan Communication Squadron, Transport Command, R.A.F. Crashed near Hargatewall, Buxton on the 5th March 1945.
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    Hi

    FRANCE
    HOLLINGS, Harry Reginald - F/S(Pilot) - possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, JK620 of RAF Melton Mowbray, which crashed in France on a ferry flight to the Middle East.

    ISRAEL
    RYLAND, Kenneth Cowper - Sgt - 14 Flt (sic).

    ITALY
    BROMFIELD, John Henry - Cpl - 54 PTC.

    TUNISIA
    CUTTING, Cecil James - Sgt(WoP) -
    DICK, Peter - Sgt(WoP-A/G) -
    HOLMES, Douglas Cecil - Sgt (WoP) -
    HUNTER, Ian Ronald Gray - F/O(Pilot) -
    LLOYD, Cyril George - Sgt (A/G) -
    NORRINGTON, Walter Frederick - F/S(Pilot) -
    ROBINSON, Samuel - Sgt(Nav/Bomber) -
    SCOTT, Alexander Campbell - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - all these are shown as serving at RAF Oban so were probably in a flying boat on a ferry flight?

    INDIA
    REYNOLDS, William Reginald Callow - AC1 - BD Worli.

    UK
    BARNES, George James - F/L - possibly died from injuries sustained on 4 Mar 1945 whilst flying in Oxford I, NM683 of the PFNTU, which flew into high ground near Edale in Derbyshire whilst descending in cloud.
    SINCLAIR-HILL, Gerard Arthur Lewin - Wg/Cdr - O B E - see Barnes.
    BUTTON, Richard Arthur - Sgt (WoP-Air) - Anson I - LV153 - 1 (O) AFU].
    PENNACK, Jack - W/O (WoP-A/G) - Anson I - LV153 - 1 (O) AFU.

    Malcolm

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    Could the flying boat be Catalina JX608 of 302 FTU lost at Sedjenane, Tunisia? (A-B)

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    Quite possibly

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

    George Albert Smith R 275767 , was medically discharged on 9 September 1943 , too ill to sign his discharge certificate

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

    John Henry Bromfield 1072927 , attached to Number 54 OTC equipment section detachment at Lecce, died at approximately 06:00 Hours in a self inflicted hanging

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