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    Default 400810 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-08-1940

    Hello,

    400810 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-08-1940

    From Henk's List -

    YEMEN
    BECHER, John Henry - Sqn/Ldr - 36008 - RAF.
    Maala Cemetery, Yemen.
    Cause of death reportedly killed during an enemy Air Raid.

    UK
    JONES, Eric - AC2c - 963923 - RAFVR.
    Trefonen Cemetery, Shropshire.
    Cause of death ?

    SING, William John - AC2c - 908671 - RAFVR.
    Sandford (St. Swithin) Churchyard, Devon.
    Died following a short illness.

    From CWGC -

    EGYPT
    BISSON, Albert James George - P/O - 41774 - RAF.
    WILSON, Donald John Ross - Sgt - 527234 - RAF.
    WILSON, Norman Frank - Sgt - 747962 - RAFVR.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim I- L8506 - 8 Sqn.

    CURTIS, Aubrey Glen - F/O - 36160 - RAF.
    McELEAVY, Harold Joseph - Lac - 541082 - RAF.
    WITT, Vernon Harry Frederick - Sgt - 564305 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim I- L8503 - 8 Sqn.

    The six airmen named above are all commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

    FRANCE
    COOKE, Louis Charles - Sgt - 523013 - RAF.
    STORROW, Arthur Raymond - P/O - 44486 - RAF.
    UNDERWOOD, Arthur James - Sgt - 626850 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3775 - 110 Sqn.
    They rest at Pihen-Les-Guines Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.

    NETHERLANDS
    TUDHOPE, William Frank - P/O - 41224 - RAF - DFC.
    Kampen General Cemetery, Overijssel, Netherlands.
    Hampden I - P4368 - 144 Sqn.

    UK
    CRAWFORD, George Gordon (New Zealand) - P/O - 41673 - RAF.
    Brimscombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire.
    OXTOBY, John Martin - Sgt - 754620 - RAFVR.
    Holme-Upon-Spalding Moor(All Saints) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim I - L6799 - 5 OTU.

    HARPER, James Ferguson - F/O - 77886 - RAFVR.
    Renfrew (Arkleston) Cemetery, Renfrewshire.
    MERRET Norman Stuart - F/O - 90381 - RAF.
    Michaelston-Le-Pit (St. Michael ) Churchyard, Glamorganshire.
    These two airmen were crew of Lysander II - P9186 - 614 Sqn.

    WALKER, Ian Henry Douglas - Sqn/Ldr - 33073 - RAF.
    Halton (St. Michael) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire
    Magister - N5431 - Station Flight Halton.

    KENNARD-DAVIS, Peter Frank - P/O - 42348 - RAF.
    Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.
    Spitfire Ia - L1039 - 64 Sqn.

    WILSON, Edward Cyril James - Sgt - 745647 - RAFVR.
    Harrow Weald Cemetery, Middlesex.
    Spitfire Ia - L1063 - 5 OTU.

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

    BEATTIE, John Milton - Sgt - 619827 - RAF.
    NOLAN, George Grant Kingsmill - P/O - 41727 - RAF.
    QUINN, Edward Stanislaws - Sgt - 611465 - RAF.
    SHOOK, Frederick Charles - Sgt - 581534 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hampden I - P4382 - 50 Sqn.

    BELTON, Spencer Lewis Smith - Sgt - 581261 - RAF- DFM.
    GRIFFITHS, Arthur James - Sgt - 581384 - RAF.
    MACKAY, Duncan - Sgt - 551045 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Hampden I - P4368 - 144 Sqn.

    HAMILTON, Claude - Sgt - 581214 - RAF.
    HARWOOD-SMITH, Norman Henry - P/O - 42470 - RAF.
    BLAZIER, John Kenneth - Sgt - 746887 - RAFVR.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3910 - 82 Sqn.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 4th December 2021 at 19:58.

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    Default Re: 400810 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-08-1940

    Hi

    BECHER, John Henry - Sqn/Ldr - He was serving with AHQ Aden when he was wounded during an Italian bombing raid on Aden and died later that day.

    JONES, Eric - AC2 - He was serving at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey and died in Oswestry Hospital from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in the town.

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 400810 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-08-1940

    Alex,

    CRAWFORD, George Gordon (New Zealand) - P/O - 41673 - RAF.
    Brimscombe Cemetery, Gloucestershire.
    OXTOBY, John Martin - Sgt - 754620 - RAFVR.
    Holme-Upon-Spalding Moor(All Saints) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
    These two airmen were crew of Hampden I - L6799 - 5 OTU.
    >> This was a Blenheim I: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=L6799

    KENNARD-DAVIS, Peter Frank - P/O - 42348 - RAF.
    Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.
    Spitfire Ia - L1093 - 64 Sqn.
    >> L1093 was shot down with 54 Sqn on 9 Jul 40: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C14502676
    It was SOC on 15 Jul 40, so cannot be the 64 Sqn machine (TNA is incorrect): https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C14502721
    This aircraft was L1039

    WILSON, Edward Cyril James - Sgt - 745647 - RAFVR.
    Harrow Weald Cemetery, Middlesex.
    Spitfire Ia - L1063 - 64 Sqn.
    >> Unit was 5 OTU: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16471732

    BEATTIE, John Milton - Sgt - 619827 - RAF.
    NOLAN, George Grant Kingsmill - P/O - 41727 - RAF.
    QUINN, Edward Stanislaws - Sgt - 611465 - RAF.
    SHOOK, Frederick Charles - Sgt - 581534 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hampden I - P4882 - 50 Sqn.
    >> Serial was P4382: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=P4382

    Andy

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