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    400512 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-05-1940

    From Henk's list -

    UK
    BOWIE, Robert Frederick John - AC2c - 909589 - RAFVR- Northolt Station Flight.
    Northwood Cemetery, Middlesbrough, UK.
    He was crew of Magister I - R1812 - Northolt Station Flight.

    COLES, Ronald William - AC2c - 639044 - RAF - 54 MU.
    Cardiff ( Cathays) Cemetery, Glamorganshire, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    FOSTER, Frank Joseph - AC2c - 913626 - RAFVR.
    Epsom Cemetery, Surrey, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    GOURLAY, David Henderson - AC2c - 977978 - RAFVR.
    Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery, Glasgow, UK.
    In Hospital. Cause of death ?

    RODHAM, Lawrence - AC2c - 945850 - RAFVR - 54 MU.
    Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery, Yorkshire. UK.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -
    BELGIUM
    AVENT, Douglas John - Sgt - 566960 - RAF - 15 Sqn
    OAKLEY Albert Edward - F/O - 36132 - RAF - 15 Sqn
    WOODS, Denis Victor - Lac - 551566 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Munsterbilzen Communal Cemetery, Limburg, (Belgium) Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - P6911 - 15 Sqn

    COOPER, Ernest William Laurie - Lac - 539921 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    FRANKISH, Claude Randolph (New Zealand) - P/O - 40616 - RAFVR - 15 Sqn.
    ROBERTS, Edwin George - Sgt - 563483 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Limburg (Belgium), Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - P6912 - 15 Sqn.

    HALL, Hubert Ronald - Sgt - 564340 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    McDONNELL, Patrick Joseph - Lac - 538044 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    PERRIN, Edward Reuben - Sgt - 581058 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Hotton War Cemetery, Luxembourg, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - P6914 - 15 Sqn.

    BARKER, Thomas Roy - Sgt - 580937 - RAF - 150 Sqn.
    CAMPBELL-Irons, Ian - P/O - 40603 - RAF - 150 Sqn.
    HINDER, Reginald Henry - Lac - 551612 - RAF - 150 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Neufchateau Communal Cemetery Luxembourg, Belgium.
    They were crew of Battle - P2336 - 150 Sqn.

    BELLIS, Charlie - F/O - 39847 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
    PARRY, Kenneth - Lac - 550953 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
    WELCH, Horace David - Sgt - 565950 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at the Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8861 - 18 Sqn.


    MORTON, Edgar Elliot ( New Zealand ) - P/O(Pilot) - 40635 - RAF - 103 Sqn.
    ROSS, Alexander Strachen - AC1c - 61376 - RAF - 103 Sqn.
    These two airmen were crew of Battle - P2193 - 103 Sqn.
    They both rest at Sensenruth ( Curfoz ) Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg, Belgium.

    ANNING, William John - Sgt - 525720 - RAF - 105 Sqn.
    HURST, Tom - P/O - 33388 - RAF - 105 Sqn.
    WELLS, Clifford Ronald - Lac(Wop ) - 551357 - RAF - 105 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Bouillon Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg, Belgium.
    They were crew of Battle - K9485 - 105 Sqn.

    MAYOR, John Richard - AC2c - 643912 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    MELLERSHIP, Kenneth - Sgt - 580586 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    THORNTON, Stanley George(Australian) - P/O(Pilot) - 41497 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8733 - 107 Sqn.

    PALMER, William Edward - Lac - 551629 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    He rests at Bettincourt Communal Cemetery, Liege, Belgium.
    He was crew on Blenheim IV - P4905 - 107 Sqn.

    BERRIDGE, Leslie Askham - AC2c(A/g) - 627034 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    KEEDWELL, Osborne Harvey( New Zealand) - P/O(Pilot) - 41427 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    MERRITT, Leonard John - Sgt(Obs) - 563345 - RAF - 107 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Voroux-Goreux Communal Cemetery, Liege Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - P4914 - 107 Sqn.

    FOOTNER, Kenneth Douglas - Sgt(Obs) - 580423 - RAF - 12 Sqn.
    MARLAND, Fred - Sgt(Pilot) - 514450 - RAF - IGSM - 12 Sqn.
    PERRIN, John Lawrence - Lac(Radio Op) - 537397 - RAF - 12 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    They were crew of Battle I - L5227 - 12 Sqn.

    GARLAND, Donald Edward - F/O - 40105 - RAF - 12 Sqn.
    GRAY, Thomas - Sgt(Obs) - 563627 - RAF - 12 Sqn.
    REYNOLDS, Lawrence Royston - Lac (Wop) - 550860 - RAF - 12 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    They were crew of Battle I - P2204 - 12 Sqn.

    GREGORY, Francis Wynnell - Sgt - 580512 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    McPHERSON, Andrew - F/O(Pilot) - 39200 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    OVER, Hubert Frank ( Northern Ireland) - Lac(Rad/Op) - 551639 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - N6215 - 139 Sqn.

    McFADDEN, William Adam - Lac(A/g) - 545595 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    SCOTT, William Ian - Sqdn/Ldr - 34225 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Rekem Communal Cemetery, Lisburn, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - N6216 - 139 Sqn.

    GARBETT, Harold Tebbutt - Lac(Wop) - 533153 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    HARRISON, Tom Charles Raymond - Sgt(Pilot) - 580203 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    JONES, Norman Spencer Denver - Sgt - 580417 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - N6229 - 139 Sqn.

    ROONEY, John - Lac - 544996 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    This airman rests at Herstal ( Rhees) Communal Cemetery, Liege, Belgium.
    He was crew of Blenheim IV - P4923 - 139 Sqn.

    LUXMOORE, Arthur Noble - Wng/Cdr - 28112 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    Finnevaux Communal Cemetery, Namur, Belgium.
    He was crew of Hampden I - P1326 - 144 Sqn.

    DOUGLASS, Peter Norman - F/O - 39933 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    SHORTLAND, Wilfred Owen - Sgt - 562875 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8849 - 15 Sqn.

    DAVIES, Leslie Douglas - Lac - 537015 - RAF - 218 Sqn.
    FLISHER, Leonard Charles - Sgt - 564186 - RAF - 218 Sqn.
    HORNER, John Bland - F/ Sgt - 580159 - RAF - 218 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Sensenruth (Curfoz ) Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg, Belgium.
    They were crew of Battle I - K9353 - 218 Sqn.

    COUZENS, George Frederick - Sgt - 565544 - RAF - 57 Sqn.
    He is at rest at Vlijtingen Churchyard, Liege, Belgium.
    He was crew of Blenheim IV - P6930 - 57 Sqn.

    FREDMAN, Levington- F/O - 90405 - RAF(AAF) - 615 Sqn.
    He is at rest at Wihogne Churchyard, Liege Belgium.
    He was crew of Hurricane I - P2564 - 615 Sqn.

    EGYPT
    CLAXTON, Ronald Henry - Sgt - 564591 - RAF - 55 Sqn.
    JOBLING, Robert Casson - Lac - 524001 - RAF - 55 Sqn.
    SMITH, Nicholas Frank - Sgt - 562869 - RAF - 55 Sqn.
    These three airmen all rest at Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
    They were crew of Blenheim I - L8386 - 55 Sqn.

    FRANCE
    BAZALGETTE, Frederick Sidney - P/O - 70790 - RAF - 218 Sqn ( Botus Fleming, Cornwall).
    Nouvion-Sur-Meuse Communal Cemetery, Ardennes France.
    He was crew of Battle - P2183 - 218 Sqn.

    BROWN, John Roland(Australia) - F/O(Pilot) - 39370 - RAF - 1 FPP.
    Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Communal Cemetery, Val de Marne, France.
    He was was crew of Hurricane I - P2807 - 1 FPP.

    DINGLE, Russell Hieland ( Canadian) - F/O - 39307 - RAF - 4FPP.
    Mazargues War Cemetery Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France.
    He was crew of Battle I - L5289 - 4 FPP.

    MORGAN-DEAN, George Barry ( Canadian) - F/O(Pilot) - 40131 - RAF - 103 Sqn.
    Haraucourt Churchyard, Ardennes, France.
    He was crew of Hind - K5512 - 103 Sqn.

    RAYNER, Peter Herbert - F/O - 90022 - RAF(AAF) - 501 Sqn.
    Seuilchurchyard, Ardennes, France.
    He was crew of Hurricane I - L2054 - 501 Sqn.

    SEWELL, Horace Basil - AC1c(Wop) - 531362 - RAF - 103 Sqn.
    Haraucourt Churchyard, Ardennes, France.
    He was crew of Hind - K5512 - 103 Sqn.

    SMITH, Michael Fauconberge Clifford - F/O - 90026 - RAF(AAF) - 501 Sqn.
    Choloy War Cemetery, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.
    He was crew of Hurricane I - L2053

    GERMANY
    ATCHISON, Thomas Todd - Sgt - 580497 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    JONES, Tudno - AC2c - 624943 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    PARROTT, Thomas Hayward - F/O - 39112 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    POAD, Terence - Lac - 551624 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    These four airmen rest at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
    They were crew of Whitley V - N1366 - 77 Sqn.

    MOORE, Montague - Sgt - 565347 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    He was crew of Hudson I - N7353 - 206 Sqn.

    NETHERLANDS

    SUNDERLAND, Henry Raven - Sgt - 755141 - RAFVR - 235 Sqn.
    TYLER, Roy Harry - Lac - 552475 - RAF - 235 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Oostvoorne Protestant Cemetery, Zund-Holland, Netherlands.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L9189 - 235 Sqn.

    LOWRY, Thomas Joseph - Lac - 553205 - RAF - 235 Sqn.
    ROBERTSON, John Conacher - Sgt - 749443 - RAFVR - 235 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at The Hook of Holland General Cemetery, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
    SMITH, Norman Alistair Lloyd - P/O - 40950 - RAF - 235 Sqn.
    This airman rests at The Hague(Westduin)General Cemetery, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
    All three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9324 - 235 Sqn.

    BASSETT, Thomas George ( New Zealand ) - F/O - 40781 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    CAVANAGH, William Timothy - Lac - 542287 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    MIDDLEMASS, Neill Craig - Sgt - 580461 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    Maastricht General Cemetery, Limburg,( Netherlands), Netherlands.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8847 - 15 Sqn.

    CAMPBELL, John Alexander (Canadian) - F/O - 39492 - RAF - DFC - 87 Sqn.
    He rests at Maastricht General Cemetery, Limburg,( Netherlands), Netherlands.
    He was crew of Hurricane I - L1970 - 87 Sqn.

    UK

    CHILD, Harry Ian - Sgt - 745894 - RAFVR - 2 SFTS.
    Black Bourton ( St. Mary ) Churchyard, Oxfordshire, UK.
    He was crew of Oxford I - P1964 - 2 SFTS.

    ROGERS, Lawrence Oliver - P/O - 41741 - RAF - Northolt Station Flight.
    Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex, UK.
    He was crew of Magister I - R1812 - Northolt Station Flight.

    CHILD, Charles Colby - Lac - 541344 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    KEEGAN, Joseph Belk - Sgt - 580581 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    LEE, Andrew Wynyard - F/Lt - 37323 - RAF - 139 Sqn
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - P4826 - 139 Sqn.

    DAVIES, Thomas William - Sgt - 580509 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    GRAY, Phillip Cole - Sgt - 580511 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - N6216 -139 Sqn.

    TAYLOR, Cyril - Sgt - 530913 - RAF - 139 Sqn.
    He was crew of Blenheim IV - N6219 - 139 Sqn.

    GILL, Benjamin - AC1c - 621946 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    GRAY, Ian Lowrie - ( New Zealand ) - P/O - 36188 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    SLOAN, Reginald James - Lac - 517038 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    These three airman were all crew of Hudson I - N7353 - 206 Sqn.

    BURGESS, Arthur Christopher - Lac - 544110 -- RAF - 21 Sqn.
    WATSON, Arthur David - F/Lt - 39249 - RAF - 21 Sqn.
    WEBB, Alan Lawrence Fortescue - Sgt - 564469 - RAF - 21 Sqn.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L8739 - 21 Sqn.

    The twelve airmen named above are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 7th May 2021 at 18:54.

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    Default Re: 400512 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-05-1940

    Hi

    COLES, Ronald William - AC2 - He was serving with No 54 MU and was killed when Unit Vehicle RAF 4544 overturned and burst into flames at Flitcham near Kings Lynn.

    GOURLAY, David Henderson - AC2 - He was serving at RAF Waddington but was probably on leave when he died in Gartloch Hospital, Glasgow from acute confusional psychosis and hypostatic pneumonia.

    RODHAM, Lawrence - AC2 - He was serving with No 54 MU and was fatally injured when Unit Vehicle RAF 4544 overturned and burst into flames at Flitcham near Kings Lynn and died without regaining consciousness.

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    Default Re: 400512 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-05-1940

    One small correction, Morgan-Dean and Sewell were actually lost in Battle L5512.
    TNA get the type correct, but typos the serial:
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C14142147

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    Default Re: 400512 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-05-1940

    Thanks Andy, please keep an eye out for my errors, I would appreciate it Have edited the "K"for the correct "L".
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    Oops it now seems that I have run out of time to complete an edit .

    So -

    FRANCE
    MORGAN-DEAN, George Barry ( Canadian) - F/O(Pilot) - 40131 - RAF - 103 Sqn.
    Haraucourt Churchyard, Ardennes, France.
    He was crew of Hind - L5512 - 103 Sqn.

    SEWELL, Horace Basil - AC1c(Wop) - 531362 - RAF - 103 Sqn.
    Haraucourt Churchyard, Ardennes, France.
    He was crew of Hind - L5512 - 103 Sqn.

    Alex
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    Default Re: 400512 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-05-1940

    One other comment:

    BELLIS, Charlie - F/O - 39847 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
    PARRY, Kenneth - Lac - 550953 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
    WELCH, Horace David - Sgt - 565950 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at the Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8861 - 18 Sqn.

    >> According to "The Battle of France Then and Now" this aircraft was actually lost on the evening of 11 May 40. It comments that aircraft going missing on evening sorties were often not reported until the next day.

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