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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    This entry http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=AE495 appears to be suspect.

    Cannot find any substantiating information for Hudson AE495

    Sergeant Hubert William CASEY (751915) Wireless Op Hudson III AE495 RAF 1942-02-04 62 Sqdn AIR27 Singapore Kranji War CemeteryRef : Coll. grave 34. C. 10-13.
    Warrant Officer Douglas Stanley HUNTER (39634) Hudson III AE495 RNZAF 1942-02-04 62 Sqdn AIR27 Singapore Kranji War CemeteryRef : Coll. grave 34. C. 10-13.
    Sergeant Ernest Francis JONES (1053798) Wireless Op Hudson III AE495 RAF 1942-02-04 53 Sqdn AIR27 Singapore Kranji War CemeteryRef : Coll. grave 34. C. 10-13.
    Warrant Officer Denis Allan SCRIMGEOUR (401783) Hudson III AE495 RNZAF 1942-02-04 62 Sqdn AIR27 Singapore Kranji War Cemetery Ref : Coll. grave 34. C. 10-13.

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    Jagan,

    Re: No.62 Sqn Hudson III AE495.

    Errol Martyn, in his For Your Tomorrow Vol.1/p.178, quotes the following:

    Wed 4 Feb 1942 - FAR EAST
    Raid on airfield at Kluang, Malaya.
    62 Squadron, RAF (P II [Parabumilih], Sumatra - 225 Group)
    Hudson III AE485 ...

    Some sources incorrectly quote AE495 for the Hudson serial - in fact AE495 was a Hudson operated by the RNZAF and never flew in the Far East. This is believed to be a typographical error for AE485, a Hudson which is known to have been delivered to the Far East and lost during the campaign.

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    Been working through Egypt and any poorly accounted there . Noticed Harrison 1567693 needs putting with Spitfire ER 823 92 Squadron ron

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Bingo

    Name: William McFall
    Rank: Sergeant
    Death Age: 53
    Birth Year: abt 1890
    Death Date: 1 Jun 1943
    Military Base: Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim, Ni
    Service Number: 20660
    Unit: 104 Operational Training Unit
    Command: Transport Cmnd
    Residence Place: Burnbank, Lanarkshire
    Burial Place: Hamilton West Cemetery, Lanarkshire
    Well it was an aircraft related death after all, except the poor chap wasn't in one, he fell off one at RAF Nutts Corner

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    Thanks Jon

    So we have

    Name: William McFall
    Rank: Sergeant
    Death Age: 53
    Birth Year: abt 1890
    Death Date: 1 Jun 1943
    Military Base: Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim, Ni
    Service Number: 20660
    Unit: 104 Operational Training Unit

    Died Stranmills hospital, Belfast, of an intracranial haemorrhage due to a fractured skull after he fell from at aeroplane at RAF Nutts Corner

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    Hello,

    Reference: AIR 81/17429

    Description: Sergeant C Evangelinakis(Greek):killed;
    Hurricane 290, 71 Operational Training Unit,
    Aircraft accident, Carthago, Egypt, 21 August 1942.

    These are the only Hurricanes with a serial number "290" that I could find. But I may have missed some.

    W9290 - 213/335 - Engine cut; crashlanded 3mSE of LG.20,31.3.42; DBR.
    V7290 - 303 - Lost at sea en route to Middle East, 8.41.
    AG290 - 59 OTU - To 4518M 2.2.44.
    AM290 - ......, - To Russia 4.9.42.
    BE290 - India - NFT 18.4.42.
    BH290 - ........ - To Russia Feb1942.
    BJ290 - CCF Built BH??? reallocated serial.
    BN290 - 213/80/451/127 - NFT 10.12.3.43.
    BP290 - 335/241 - SOC 31.3.45.
    HV290 - 213 - Crashed after the Pilot reported illness, 13.4.43.
    JS290 - 532/20MU/527 - SOC 24.7.45.
    KX290 - ........ - Direct to Russia.
    KZ290 - ........ - Direct to Russia.
    LD290 - 42 - Hit a hill while attacking target 30.5.44.
    LF290 - SLAIS(I)/GATU - Engine cut; Undershot forced landing and undercarriage collapsed, Random ranges, Peshawar 30.4.45.

    Alex

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    What Serials hit SAAF Hurricanes go up to I see 289 existed ?

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    There was indeed a SAAF 290. "85 Years" says it was a Mark I, ex V7281, "badly damaged, explosive trap 24.05.41".
    There is no indication of it serving with 71 OTU.

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types

    F1180 confirms SAAF Hurricane 290

    Sgt C Evangelinakis, RNT/625, RHAF killed.

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    Sgt Konstantinos Evangelinakis

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