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    Default 400625 - Unaccounted Airmen - 25-06-194

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    400625 - Unaccounted Airmen - 25-06-1940

    From Henk's list -

    BELGIUM
    MORAN Allan John - AC1c - 623447 - RAF - 51 Wing.
    Lombardsijde Churchyard, West- Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    Cause of death ?

    FRANCE
    HALL, Edward Albert - Lac - 510251 - RAF -20 ASP.
    Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
    Cause of death ?

    LAURIE, Leonard - Lac - 799685 - RAFVR - 63 FWS.
    Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
    Cause of death ?

    MCCONNELL, Samuel Joseph - AC2c - 632206 - RAF - 4Sqn/2 BA.
    Chatelaillon-Plage Communal Cemetery, Charente-Maritime, France.
    Cause of death ?

    McMASTER, James Francis - Lac - 538667 - RAF - BAFF.
    Angoulins Communal Cemetery, Charente-Maritime, France.
    Cause of death ?

    UK
    ALSTON, William - AC1c - 637973 - RAF - Base Area.
    ABRAMS, Reginald Frank - AC1c - 621850 - RAF - 4 Sqn/ SS. Lancastria.
    ARNOTT, Eustace Thomas - AC1c - 532387 - RAF - 51 Wing.
    BEST, John Robert - AC2c - 749226 - RAFVR - 2 BA.
    BIRD, Sidney Alfred - AC2c - 922154 - RAFVR - 5 RSU.
    BECKINGTON, Bernard Oliver - AC1c - 901322 - RAFVR - BAFF.
    BIDDLE, Ernest Reginald - AC1c - 942880 - RAFVR - BAfF.
    BURDETT, Geoffrey George - Cpl - 520421 - RAF - BAFF.
    CLEARY, Richard - AC1c - 631845 - RAF - 2 BA.
    CHILD, Arthur George - Lac - 616033 - RAF - 81 Wing.
    CURRIE, Joseph - AC1c - 634350 - RAF - BAFF.
    DONAGHY, Alexander James - Lac - 544946 - RAF - 21 AD.
    FLEMING, Alexander Crabbe - AC1c - 743827 - RAFVR - 2 BA.
    GAVINS, James Percy - Cpl - 512854 - - 3 ASP.
    HANSON, Harold William Eric - Lac - 517631 - RAF - 4Sqn/SS.Lancastria.
    KEMP, Dudley George - Lac - 535214 - RAF - 2 BA.
    MUNN, Cunningham - AC1c - 627591 - RAF - BAFF.
    MASON, Thomas - AC2c - 549132 - RAF - 7ASP.
    MARTIN, Edgar - Lac - 633385 - RAFVR - 25 Sqn.
    MUSGRAVE, Arthur - AC1c - 653443 - RAF - 2BA.
    MILLS, Victor John - Lac - 570908 - RAF - 13 Sqn/ SS. Lancastria.
    McCALL, Robert -Lac - 286815 - RAF.
    ROBERTS, John Malcolm - AC1c - 634663 - RAF - BAFF.
    RICHARDSON, Douglas Henry - AC1c - 550743 - RAF - 98 Sqn.
    RIDLEY, George Thomas - AC1c - 629767 - RAF - 2 ARSV.
    SWIFT, George - Lac - 551391 - RAF - 21 AD.
    TAYLOR, George Henry - Lac - 352704 - RAF - 2BA.
    THORPE, Albert Edward - Cpl - 326629 - RAF - 2BA.
    TROTH, George - Lac - 62712 - RAF - 3 ARSU.
    TELFORD, Charles John - AC1c - 627498 - RAF - BAFF.
    THORP, Leslie Charles - AC1c - 633277 - RAF - BAFF.
    WHEELER, Ernest Edward - Lac - 628716 - RAF - 53 Sqn/SS.Lancastria.
    WEBB, Douglas Cyril - AC1c - 966677 - RAFVR - 21 AD.
    WILLMINGTON, Sydney Victor - Lac - 610598 - RAF - 2 BA.
    WHITE, Victor John - Lac - 352129 - RAF - 1 ASP.
    WALKER, Robert Irvine - AC2c - 976642 - RAFVR - HQ BAFF.? ( Body washed ashore on the 25th, CWGC document shows date of death as 25th.But see 17th,73 Sqn ).

    The Thirty Six Airmen listed above are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    FRANCE
    GILBERT, Alfred Walter - AC2c - 636979 - RAF - HQ Combined Forces.
    Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
    Cause of death?

    NORWAY
    CAMPBELL, David Ferguson Sharpe - Sgt - 743031 - RAFVR.
    CORY, Percival Gordon - F/Sgt - 564105 - RAF.
    KINGHAM, Francis George - Sgt - 535306 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at Haugesund ( Rosebo ) Var Frelsers Cemetery, Norway.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - N3604 - 254 Sqn.

    UK
    COTTON, Charles Frederick - Sgt - 745062 - RAFVR.
    Hockley ( St. Peter ) Churchyard, Essex, UK.
    Hurricane I - L1897 - 6 OTU.

    KEEBLE, Eric James - P/O - 41711 - RAF.
    Worthing ( Durrington ) Cemetery, Sussex, UK.
    Blenheim IV - N3621 - 82 Sqn.

    KENDALL, George William Henry - Sgt - 563559 - RAF.
    TROWBRIDGE, Richard Charles - Sgt - 550858 - RAF.
    These two airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial,, Surrey UK.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3622 - 254 Sqn.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...70&p=4374#4374

    And

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...56&p=2811#2811

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400625 - Unaccounted Airmen - 25-06-194

    Alex,

    I think you would be safe in considering the group of UK men you have listed for 25 June were all on the Lancastria and died from drowning on 17 June. The body of Cpl Norman John Clifford, 753581, who was on the Lancastria was not found until 10 August on L'ile de Noirmoutier, but the CWGC records him dying on 17 June. It's difficult to see why this separate group should be any different.

    Brian

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    Default Re: 400625 - Unaccounted Airmen - 25-06-194

    Alex,

    Further to my #2 I think you will find all the names in your list are recorded on the Lancastria Roll of Honour at http://www.lancastria.org.uk/victim-list/ .

    Brian

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