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    Default 400821 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-08-1940

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    400821 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-08-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK

    COLE, Charles Albert - AC2c - 1177775 - RAFVR.
    Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    Died in hospital of accute appendicitis.

    PHILIP, Dudley David-AC2c - 1167635 - RAFVR.
    Woodgrange Park Cemetery, Eastham , Essex.
    Cause of death ?

    BRENNAN, Jack Stephen - Sgt - 391875 - RNZAF - 23(RAAF) Sqn.
    Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard, Northamptonshire.
    This airman was struck by a Blenheim landing at night.

    ANDERSON John - Cpl - 979309 - RAFVR.
    Dalnottar Cemetery, Dunbartonshire.
    Killed in an Air Raid on RAF Lympne.

    KENNEDY, James - AC2c - 983513 - RAFVR.
    Leuchars Cemetery, Fifeshire.
    Died in hospital from wounds received during an Air Raid on RAF Honington.

    SUTTON, Percy - AC2c - 942366 - RAFVR.
    Leeds (Cottingley Hall) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    TAYLOR, Leslie William Frederick - Lac - 538918 - RAF.
    Deal Cemetery, Kent.
    These two airmen were Killed during an Air Raid on RAF Porthcawl.

    From CWGC -

    NEW ZEALAND
    MASON, Raymond Edward George - Lac - 40655 - RNZAF.
    Fielding Cemetery, Manawatu District, New Zealand.
    Vincent - 325 - 2 SFTS.

    UK
    KASCHNER, Helmut - GAF.
    SKIBITZKI, Bruno - GAF.
    These two German Airmen rest at Great Bircham (St.Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk.

    ERMECKE, Heinz - GAF.
    KRUEGER, Hellmut - GAF.
    KOTULLA, Erich - GAF.
    LEHMANN, Helmut - GAF.
    LOOS,Wilhelm - GAF.
    These five German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.

    Cause of death of these seven German Airmen ?

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400821 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-08-1940

    Hello,

    UK.

    BRENNAN, Jack Stephen - Sgt - NZ391875 (previously A391875), not 391875, RNZAF.

    No connection with 23 (RAAF) Sqn, at all. The Blenheim was from 23 Sqn RAF (Wittering). Sgt Brennan (Air Gunner), was on flarepath duty at Wittering.

    See: FYT1/Martyn/p.92. See also, FYT3/Martyn/p.102(bio) & p.547 - accident occurred at 2205.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 26th December 2021 at 00:52.

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    Default Re: 400821 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-08-1940

    Hello,

    NEW ZEALAND.

    MASON, Raymond Edward George - LAC - NZ40655*(previously A40655), not 40655, RNZAF. Vincent serial should read, NZ325, not 325. LAC Mason buried at Feilding Cemetery, not Fielding.

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    Mason's death was the first of an RNZAF airman to be recorded in contemporary documents featuring an 'NZ' service number prefix. Up to this time numbers for pre-war regular airmen normally carried no prefix, while those of airmen enlisted for 'Duration of War' , including Mason, had been prefixed 'A'.

    See: FYT1/Martyn/p.92 & FYT3/321 (bio) & p.547 - crashed on the Pattie family farm of Scotson.

    Col.

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    Default Re: 400821 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-08-1940

    UffZ Bruno SKIBITZKI
    Do17Z-3 '5K+-M' Shot down by fighters and crashed into the sea off Skegness, Lincolnshire. His body was washed ashore on the 9th September

    Uffz Helmut KASCHNER, Gunner
    Lt Hellmut KRÜGER, Observer
    Ofw Erich KOTULLA, Observer
    Do 17Z-3 Shot down by Spitfires of 611 Squadron crashed into the sea off Scolt Head, Norfolk. Bodies washed ashore near Brancaster.

    Lt Heinz ERMECKE Pilot
    Do 17Z-3 ‘U5+FK’ Shot down by Hurricanes of 242 Squadron crashing near Conifer Hill, Starston, Norfolk.

    Ofw Wilhelm LOOS
    Uffz Helmut LEHMANN
    Crew of Do17Z-3 '5K+AP' Came under attack from fighters causing it to collide with another a/c in the formation crashing into the ground at Bilsby, near Alford, Lincolnshire.

    Chris
    Last edited by cozzy711; 26th December 2021 at 07:08.

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    Default Re: 400821 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-08-1940

    Hello Col,
    This is where I got the 325 number. I now see the preceeding "NZ" note also there is no "NZ" before the service number :(
    Leading Aircraftman Raymond Edward George MASON (40655) Vincent NZ 325 Forum PostRNZAF 1940-08-21 2 SFTS New Zealand Feilding Cemeter
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 27th December 2021 at 00:54.

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