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    Default 400803 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-08-1940

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    400803 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-08-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    GRIEVE, Ernest Walter Ralph - Sgt - 509087 - RAF.
    Over Wallop (St. Peter) Churchyard, Hampshire.
    Cause of death ?

    POTTER, Leslie Charles - NA2c - L/FX.78374 - HMS Kestrel - RN.
    Manor Park Cemetery, Essex.
    Cause of death reportedly from injuries received.

    SWAINGER, Gerald Campbell - Lac - 624115 - RAF.
    Norbury (St. Thomas) Churchyard, Cheshire.
    Cause of death reportedly a motor cycle collision with a Lorry. Died in Exmouth Hospital.

    From CWGC -

    FRANCE
    EVANS, Owen Prys - Sgt - 967877 - RAFVR.
    SPENCER, Douglas Frederick - Sgt - 580627 - RAF.
    TEDDER, Arthur Richard Bryan - F/O - 70666 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L9239 - 139 Sqn.

    NETHERLANDS
    DEMPSEY, James - Sgt - 640266 - RAF.
    WILDE, Sidney John Scott - P/O - 76931 - RAF.
    These two airmen rest at Delfzijl Gerald Cemetery, Groningen, Netherlands.
    GERRY, Reginald Torrance (Canadian) - P/O - 41013 - RAF.
    Oldebroek General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands.
    PRYOR, Ronald William - P/O - 42723 - RAF.
    Uithuizen General Cemetery, Groningen Netherlands.
    These four airmen were crew of Wellington Ic - R3202 - 115 Sqn.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    POWELL, James Hillary Botha (Jimmy) - WO/c2 - 47524 - SAAF.
    Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.
    DH82a Tiger Moth - 523 - SAAF .

    UK
    BRAMS, Gerald Charlesbeth - Sgt - 70497 - RAFVR.
    Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium, Middlesex.
    Battle - L5433 - 103 Sqn.

    MITCHLEY, Arthur - Sgt - 754174 - RAFVR.
    Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    Oxford I - P1955 - 3 SFTS.

    The following six airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    CROFT, Jack Millen - Sgt - 635759 - RAF.
    RUFFELL-HAZELL, Richard James - F/Sgt - 359517 - RAF - DFC.
    These two airmen were crew of Wellington Ic - R3202 - 115 Sqn.

    GANNON, Benjamin Peter - Sgt - 741151 - RAFVR.
    GILBERT, John Allan - P/O - 41399 - RAF.
    JOHNSTON, William Logan - Sgt - 759044 - RAFVR.
    SWINSON, Patrick William - Sgt - 620418 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - T9282 - 206 Sqn.

    Alex

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    Express and Echo - Wednesday 07 August 1940

    "A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned by the East Devon Coroner (Mr. C. N. Tweed) at an inquest at Exmouth last evening on the body of Gerald Campbell Swainger (24), R.A.F. armourer, whose home is at Leeds. He was driving a motor cycle, with Alfred George Manser, R.A.F., leading aircraftman as pillion passenger, on Saturday afternoon, when he came into collision with a motor lorry at Nine Oaks Cross, East Devon, sustaining injuries which proved fatal a few hours later in Exmouth Hospital. Manser, whose home is at Brighton, also sustained a fracture of a leg and head injuries, but is making good progress towards recovery....."
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    Surrey Advertiser - Saturday 10 August 1940

    "ROAD FATALITY

    A young naval airman, Leslie C. Potter, of Bethnal Green, London, was fatally injured, at Bagshot on Saturday when he fell from a lorry in which he was being given a lift towards London. He suffered a fractured skull and other injuries from which he died after admission to Windsor Hospital."

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