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    Default 400723 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-07-1940

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    400723 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-07-1940

    From Henk's List -

    SOUTH AFRICA
    MEINTJES, Stephanus - Lt - 102830 - SAAF.Bloemfontein ( In Memoriam ) Cemetery, Free State, South Africa.
    Avro 621, Tutor - 739 - SAAF.

    UK
    PEARSON, Wilfred Herbert - AC2c - 1006311 - RAFVR.
    Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
    Cause of death was appendicitis.

    From CWGC -

    EGYPT
    SEWELL, George Aiden - Sgt - 530961 - RAF.
    El Alamein Cemetery, Egypt.
    STEEL, Reginald Alfred - Sgt - 751178 - RAFVR.
    SMITH, George Bartle - Sgt - 563381 - RAF.
    These two airmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    The above three airmen were crew of Blenheim I - L6661 - 211 Sqn.

    GERMANY
    CANDLISH, James Wilson - Sgt - 533257 - RAF.
    EASTON, John Kerr - Sgt - 640007 - RAF.
    HILL, Eric - Sgt - 633167 - RAF.
    JONES, Jack Bramwell - Sgt - 565170 - RAF.
    SMITH, John Digby - P/O - 42901 - RAF.
    These five airmen rest at Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    They were crew of Whitley V - N1472 - 58 Sqn.

    UK
    O'HENEY, William Patrick - Sgt - 643564 - RAF.
    WATSON, Peter George Anthony - P/O - 74345 - RAFVR.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9414 - 107 Sqn.

    POWELL, Trevor Jack - P/O - 42643 - RAF.
    Blenheim IV - R3820 - 21 Sqn.

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

    HOLLAND, Charles Julius ( Co. Down, Northern Ireland ) - Sgt - 745631 - RAFVR.
    Tangmere ( St. Andrew ) Churchyard, Sussex.
    Blenheim IV - L9414 - 107 Sqn.

    MOBBERLEY, David Vivian - Sgt - 641364 - RAF.
    Bangor ( Glanadda ) Cemetery, Caernarvonshire.
    Blenheim IV - R3820 - 21 Sqn.

    SMEWIN, Charles John - Sgt - 580591 - RAF.
    Blenheim IV - R3820 - 21 Sqn.

    STERLING, Robert Camac - P/O - 77981 - RAFVR.
    Wellington Ic - T2459 - 149 Sqn.

    The two airmen named above rest at Publow ( All Saints ) Churchyard, Somerset.

    APPLEBY, William - P/O - 42975 - RAF.
    Morpeth ( St. Mary the Virgin ) Churchyard, Northumberland.

    PRICE, Charles David - F/Lt - 37985 - RAF - MiD.
    Llanspyddid ( St. Cattwg) Churchyard, Brecknockshire.

    FLEMING, James Tayne Taine (New Zealand ) - P/O - 41277 - RAF.
    LAND, Lawrence - Sgt - 623762 - RAF.
    These two airmen rest at Wick Cemetery, Caithness-Shire.

    The four airmen named above were crew of Hudson I - P5152 - 269 Sqn.

    BELL, Eric Wilfred - P/O - 77775 - RAFVR.
    Wallington ( Bandon Hill ) Cemetery, Surrey.
    Blenheim I - l1105 - 5 OTU.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400723 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-07-1940

    Alex

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    PEARSON, Wilfred Herbert - AC2c - 1006311 - his death was reported in the Nottingham Journal of July 25th 1940. He was a well-known local footballer, and died a month after joining the R.A.F. when he developed appendicitis after being inoculated. He had been married for only 10 months.

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

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