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    Default 400722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-07-1940

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    400722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-07-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    CONSTABLE, John Smith - Cpl - 564134 - RAF.
    Tadcaster Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    Cause of death ?

    GODWIN, Alfred John - AC2c - 1157569 - RAFVR.
    Lyneham ( St. Michael ) Churchyard, Wiltshire.
    Cause of death ?

    MAGASINER, Arnold - AC2c - 1151662 - RAF.
    East Ham (Marlow Road ) Jewish Cemetery, Essex.
    Cause of death ?
    Reportedly fell of a cliff at Torquay.

    SMITH, Wesley Earl - AC2c - 650388 - RAF.
    Coleshill Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    GERMANY
    BURTON, Noel Huckman - Sgt - 580867 - RAF.
    HILL, Christopher Grimwade - Sgt - 550068 - RAF.
    McCRORIE, William - Sgt - 615278 - RAF.
    MONKHOUSE, Victor Clarence - Sgt - 580343 - RAF.
    SULTER, James Anthony - Sgt - 617486 - RAF.
    These five airmen rest at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
    They were crew of Whitley V - N1487 - 78 Sqn.

    PAKISTAN
    ROSS, James Mathew - Lac - 524866 - RAF - 28 Sqn.
    Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
    Cause of death ?

    NEW ZEALAND
    DUFFELL, Albert Bartholomew - AC1c - 39849 - RNZAF.
    HULL, Archibald John - Lac - 39849 - RNZAF.
    These two airmen rest at Christchurch (Sydenham ) Cemetery, Christchurch City, New Zealand.
    KROGH, William Oscar George - P/O - 2521 - RNZAF.
    Havelock North Cemetery, Hastings District, New Zealand.
    VON TUNZELMAN, Herbert John - Lac - 40247 - RNZAF.
    Invercargill ( Eastern ) Cemetery, Invercargill City, New Zealand.
    These four airmen were crew of Oxford - NZ262 - 1 SFTS.

    UK
    TYLER, Wilfred Gollnd - F/Sgt - 516399 - RAF.
    Smethwick ( Uplands ) Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Blenheim IV - R3887 - 254 Sqn.

    BICKERDIKE, John Laurence ( New Zealander ) - P/O - 36266 - RAF.
    Wimbish (All Saints) Churchyard, Essex.
    Hurricane I - P3805 - 85 Sqn.

    BENNETT, Denis - Sgt - 742843 - RAFVR.
    Guildford Cemetery, Surrey.
    WANKLYN, Peter Roderick Bawtree - P/O - 41760 - RAF.
    Harbledown ( St. Michael ) Churchyard, Kent.
    These two airmen were crew of Wellington Ia - P9205 - 9 Sqn.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-07-1940

    Alex

    GODWIN, Alfred John - AC2c - 1157569 - the inquest into his death was reported, very briefly, in the Peterborough Standard of July 26th 1940:

    Airman Killed by Car - a verdict of Accidental Death was returned at an inquest on Aircraftman A. J. Godwin, who wa knocked down near Hartford, Huntingdon, by a car driven by Mr. A. D. Cameroan, licensee of the George Hotel, Chatteris.

    MAGASINER, Arnold - AC2c - 1151662 - his death was reported in the Western Morning News of July 24th 1940, which reported that he fell some 60 feet over the cliffs at Petitor, Torquay.

    Regards

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

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    Default Re: 400722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-07-1940

    Not that it helps with the cause of death, but the HAA Roll of Honour shows Cpl JS Constable as belonging to 3 S of TT, Blackpool.

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    Default Re: 400722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-07-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    BICKERDIKE, John Laurence ( New Zealander ) - P/O - 36266 - RAF.
    Wimbish (All Saints) Churchyard, Essex.
    Hurricane I - P3805 - 85 Sqn.
    Alex,
    AIR81/2428 shows an incorrect serial.
    P3805 survived to be SOC from 56 OTU in 1944.
    The aircraft involved in this crash was P3895.
    Regards,
    Andy

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    Default Re: 400722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-07-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny View Post
    Not that it helps with the cause of death, but the HAA Roll of Honour shows Cpl JS Constable as belonging to 3 S of TT, Blackpool.
    Constable died of natural causes as I recall . I have it , but havenít worked through July 40 yet

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