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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    Thank you Col, sadly too late for me to correct my first post.
    However this forum's database has - Demon K5685 -
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qname=K5685
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    Last edited by Alex Smart; 10th April 2022 at 03:10.

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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    Alex,
    That is because the database was set up to automatically link to serials in TNA records.
    As AIR81/3537 was wrong, so was the database.
    I have now corrected the TNA and CWGC links to show the correct aircraft.
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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    LAWS, Adrian Francis - P/O - 45092 - RAF - DFM.
    Wells-Next-The-Sea Cemetery, Norfolk.
    Spitfire Ia - K9805 - 64 Sqn.
    K9805 was the other aircraft involved in the mid-air collision: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16687638
    It survived to be SOC in April 1945.
    Laws was flying P9564

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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

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    NEW ZEALAND
    SMITH, Raymond Bernard - Cpl - 38217 - RNZAF [But 3rd Oct 1940 ?].
    SMITH, Sheldon Benton - F/Sgt - 34167 - RNZAF.
    These two airmen rest at Auckland (Waikumete) Cemetery, Waitakere City, New Zealand.
    They were crew of Oxford - NZ1251 - 3 SFTS(NZ).
    There were three crew on this aircraft, as covered by Paul McMillan here:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...883#post138883

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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    ERITREA
    BUSH, George Justin - Sqn/Ldr - 37061 - RAF.
    CORNEY, James - Sgt - 541684 - RAF.
    USHER, John Charles - Sgt - 580912 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at Asmara War Cemetery, Eritrea.
    They were crew of Blenheim I - L8461 - 45 Sqn.
    The serial of the Blenheim involved has still not been resolved. Refer to my post at: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...581#post158581
    Can anyone add any more please?

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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    The Germans not already covered (source Kracker Archive or BoB Then and Now):

    HOPPERT, Max - GAF.
    PENKA, Rudolf - GAF.
    These two German airmen rest at West Thorney (St.Nicholas)Churchyard, Sussex.
    Cause of death ?
    >> Shot down off Beachy Head in Ju88A-1 2063 9K+DH of I./KG51

    BERTRAM, Hans - GAF. >> shot down over Sussex in Bf109E-4 3763 of JG27
    HORNATSCHEK, Heinrich - GAF. >> shot down over Beachy Head in Bf109E-1 4820 of 9./JG26
    KLASING, Georg - GAF. >> Shot down in Ju88A-1 2142 3Z+DK of 2./KG77, force-landed Gatwick

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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    Hello Andy, Yes I should have checked FCL vol 1 which does give LAWS with P9564 :(

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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    Hello Andy,This is quite odd as CWGC and the papers show that Major's date of death was the 3rd September. 1940.
    See my 400909 - Unaccounted Airmen - 03-09-1940 post, there was no response re Major .
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 10th April 2022 at 19:35.

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    Default Re: 400930 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-09-1940

    Hello Andy,
    Again I should have got a book off the shelf.RAF BC Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean vol 1 shows on page 27 that Bush,Usher and Corney were in L6665 :)

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