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    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    I'll check this out for you Mark to confirm
    Yes its correct, good detective work and what a tale, his official details just say killed by bombing at Pentonville Prison

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    1056620 Aircraftman 1st Class James CURNYN

    Based on accounts of the incident and death records, it is highly probable that AC1 Curnyn was the aircraftman who was killed in an air raid on Rochford Aerodrome on May 11, 1941.

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    1352331 Aircraftman 1st Class Eric Sydney ORBELL (4 February 1941)

    An article in the Buckinghamshire Examiner (14 February 1941) confirms that AC1 Orbell died from wounds as the result of enemy action. He was based at Waterbeach, and the IBBC Losses Database confirms that he was injured in the air raid on Waterbeach Aerodrome on February 3, 1941, dying in a nearby hospital on the next day.

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    One that is probably unrelated to enemy action:

    1173610 Aircraftman 2nd Class Robin MABBOTT (5 February 1941)

    An entry in the IBBC Losses Database reports that he died from status epilepticus (a prolonged and severe epileptic fit) in the station sick quarters at Mildenhall.

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    149389 Corporal John Dean WHEELER
    1021337 Aircraftman 2nd Class John William TAYLOR

    During the night of March 15, 1941, Balloon Barrage Site 2/5 in Kidbrooke Park, Greenwich, was bombed. One aircraftman--George Purvis--was killed. The ORB states that two other personnel were injured. AC2 Taylor died shortly afterwards from his injuries, and Corporal Wheeler died on March 18.

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    541779 Corporal Victor Albert Tompkins (3 April 1941)

    Corporal Tompkins was injured in an air raid at Warmwell Aerodrome on 1 April 1941, and died of his injuries two days later.

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project: RAF and WAAF casualties from enemy action on the home fr

    Updated to this point. 5,172 are still unaccounted.

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    1269454 Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert GOY

    We know from AC2 Goy's headstone that he died as a result of enemy action. Various bits of information, including the hospital discharge certificate, confirm that he died at Claybury Emergency Hospital in Ilford on April 20, 1941, from injuries received in the explosion of an aerial mine. The mine destroyed the Prince of Wales pub on Manor Road in Chigwell on April 19, killing forty-one people.

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    1269454 Aircraftman 2nd Class Geoffrey Albert GOODWIN

    Based on his death registration and a newspaper death notice, it is clear that AC2 Goodwin was killed by the land mine that destroyed the Prince of Wales pub on Manor Road in Chigwell on April 19, killing forty-one people.

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    Another home front death not related to enemy action:

    524501 Corporal William Thomas Avery

    According to the death certificate (attached to an Ancestry family tree), Corporal Avery died at the Haslar Royal Naval Hospital (Gosport, Hampshire) on 20 July 1941. The cause of death was given as haemorrhage from oesophageal varicose (a condition that is often linked to severe liver disease).

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