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    Default 400718 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-07-1940

    Hello,

    400718 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-07-1940

    From Henk's list -

    UK
    DARBY, Norman William - AC2c - 1350820 - RAFVR.
    Reading (Henley Road ) Cemetery, Oxfordshire.
    Cause of death ?

    GARNER, Ronald - Lac - 751876 - RAFVR.
    Arnold Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
    Cause of death ?

    FLOYD, Stanley Edward - Cpl - 362380 - RAF.
    Montrose ( Sleepyhillock ) Cemetery, Angus.
    NELSON, Roy - F/Sqt - 560353 - RAF.
    Darlington West Cemetery, Durham.
    These two airmen were crew of Master I - N7562 - 8 FTS.

    From CWGC -

    BELGIUM
    EXTON, George Edward - Sgt - 640689 - RAF.
    Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    Blenheim IV - R3661 - 53 Sqn.

    EGYPT
    GRAY-WORCESTER, Anthony (Cyprus) - F/O - 33338 - RAF - MiD.
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
    Gladiator I - K6130 - 112 Sqn.

    FRANCE

    SINGAPORE
    DAVIES, Walter - Sgt - 541173 - RAF.
    WOODWORTH, Desmond Henry ( Republic of Ireland) - Sgt - 741304 - RAFVR.
    These two airmen rest at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
    They were crew of Vildebeest - K6381 - 100 Sqn.

    UK
    BEALE, Jack Allen - Sgt - 804328 - RAF(AAF).
    Finchley (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Middlesex.
    Harvard I - N7159 - 10 FTS.

    CRUSH, Philip Anthony - P/O - 43097 - RAF. (Formerly 2nd Lt, of 2 Bn, Warwickshire Regiment).
    Oswestry General Cemetery, Shropshire.
    SWEET, Eustace Errol - F/O - 44268 - RAF.
    Cheswardine ( St. Swithin ) Churchyard, Shropshire.
    These two airmen were crew of Harvard I - N7158 - 10 FTS.

    KIRKLAND, Bernard Clive - Sgt - 754436 - RAFVR.
    Hawarden (St. Deiniol ) Churchyard, Flintshire.
    Oxford I - L4654 - 5 FTS.

    PATERSON, Robert Lawson - P/O - 77529 - RAFVR.
    REECE, Lawrence Hugh Murrell - Sgt - 747825 - RAFVR
    TUCKER, Ronald Yeaman - Sgt - 552711 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - N3541 - 235 Sqn.

    KEETLEY, Denys Arthur - Sgt - 747771 - RAFVR.
    MAHONY, John Edward - F/O - 39237 - RAF.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3661 - 53 Sqn.

    ELSDON, Harry Donald Buchanan - Sgt - 743044 - RAFVR.
    Blenheim I - L6779 - 236 Sqn.

    LITCHFIELD, Peter - P/O - 76461 - RAF.
    Spitfire I - P9452 - 610 Sqn.

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

    DEAN, Peter Nelson- Lt(A) - HMS Illustrious / HMS Raven - RN.
    JONES, Kenneth Llewellyn - NA - D/JX.152768 - HMS Illustrious - RN.
    These two Naval Airmen are Commemorated on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
    They were crew of Skua - L2914 - 806 Sqn FAA,RN.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 8th October 2021 at 20:08.

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    Default Re: 400718 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-07-1940

    Alex

    GARNER, Ronald - Lac - 751876 - his death was announced in the Nottingham Evening Post of July 20th 1940:

    GARNER - Ron, R.A.F., July 18th, after short illness. Ron had a smile for everyone. Funeral Redhill, Monday, 11.30.

    Regards

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwrsimon View Post
    Alex

    GARNER, Ronald - Lac - 751876 - his death was announced in the Nottingham Evening Post of July 20th 1940:

    GARNER - Ron, R.A.F., July 18th, after short illness. Ron had a smile for everyone. Funeral Redhill, Monday, 11.30.

    Regards

    Simon
    I'm sure I've got Garner. I'll check and add

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    Default Re: 400718 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-07-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post

    EGYPT
    GRAY-WORCESTER, Anthony (Cyprus) - F/O - 33338 - RAF - MiD.
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
    Hector - K8130 - 112 Sqn.
    Alex,
    TNA at: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16471759
    has the serial wrong. It was indeed a Gladiator, but it was K6130.
    Andy

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    Default Re: 400718 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-07-1940

    Thank you Andy,
    I just looked up thr "KFile".
    Hector K8130
    Went to the Irish Air Force as "88" in 1942

    Gladiator K6130
    Flew into hill in cloud, Qaret el Naga, 18.7.40; pilot killed.
    So K6130 it is

    Have edited my first post above.
    Thanks
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    Thanks Simon

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    Default Re: 400718 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-07-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by wwrsimon View Post
    Alex

    GARNER, Ronald - Lac - 751876 - his death was announced in the Nottingham Evening Post of July 20th 1940:

    GARNER - Ron, R.A.F., July 18th, after short illness. Ron had a smile for everyone. Funeral Redhill, Monday, 11.30.

    Regards

    Simon
    Ronald Garner 751876, died in the Wooley sanatorium, Slaley, Hexham, of tuberculosis meningitis and acute milary tuberculosis

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