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    Default 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

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    401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    ANNS, Arthur Herbert - AC1c - 633160 - RAF - 59 Sqn.
    Wantage Cemetery, Berkshire.
    Blenheim IV - N3513 - 59 Sqn.

    GILLESPIE, James Lyon - P/O - 76902 - RAFVR - 23 Sqn.
    Chichester Cemetery, Sussex.
    Admitted to St.Richards Hospital, Chichester on the 24th September and died of an acute intestinal obstruction.

    GREENHALGH, John - AC2c - 1003727 - RAFVR.
    Manchester Southern Cemetery, Lancashire.
    Killed in an Air Raid on RAF Carew-Cheriton.

    HART, Harold Edgar - Lac - 370439 - RAF.
    Bristol (Canford) Cemetery, Gloucestershire.
    Reportedly died at RAF Filton of self inflicted hanging, but also as a possible victim of an Air Raid the previous week ?

    REARDON, Edward - Lac - 63684 - RAF.
    Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    Knocked down by a motor car in Blackpool during the blackout.

    From CWGC -

    GERMANY
    CAMERON, Alexander Douglas - Sgt - 146944 - RAFVR.
    THOMPSON, Neville William Gordon - Sgt - 745185 - RAFVR.
    WESSELS, Cyril - Sgt - 742634 - RAFVR.
    These three airmen were crew of Wellington Ic - R3292 - 115 Sqn.

    GOLDIE, Leonard George - Sgt - 745606 - RAFVR.
    WALTER, James Le Blond Robert - Sgt - 902245 - RAFVR.
    WESTWOOD, Douglas Eric - Sgt - 805525 - RAF(AAF).
    These three airmen were crew of Wellington Ic - T2549 - 115 Sqn.

    ISMAY, Geoffrey Lucien - Sgt - 745438 - RAFVR.
    SNELL, Victor - Sgt - 745231 - RAFVR .
    These two airmen were crew of Whitley V - T4130 - 10 Sqn.

    MACLEAN, Donald - P/O - 79167 - RAFVR.
    Wellington Ic - R3219 - 38 Sqn.

    The above nine airmen rest at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

    NETHERLANDS
    ANDREW, Neville Halsey (New Zealander) - P/O - 36252 - RAF.
    MATSON, George Enos - Sgt - 581164 - RAF.
    MORGAN, Harry Wright - P/O - 43708 - RAF.
    RICHMOND, Philip Hall - Sgt - 639639 - RAF.
    ROSCOE, Arthur - Sgt - 633114 - RAF.
    These five airmen rest at Hummelo-En-Keppel ( Hummelo) General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands.
    They were crew of Whitley V - P4964 - 78 Sqn.

    UK
    BENNETT, Clarence Charles (Australian) - P/O - 42097 - RAF.
    BRASH, George Brown - Sgt - 639109 - RAF.
    CLARKE, Gordon Stuart - Sgt - 747818 - RAFVR.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3626 - 248 Sqn.

    BOWEN, Charles Earle - F/Lt - 39488 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - P2900 - 607 Sqn.

    SHARP, Arthur - AC2c - 1014256 - RAFVR.
    Battle - L5671 - 5 BGS.

    SIBLEY, Frederick Albert - Sgt - 758073 - RAFVR.
    Hurricane I - P3599 - 238 Sqn.

    DOWSETT, Colin - Sgt - 650716 - RAF.
    Wellington Ic - T2549 - 115 Sqn.

    MACNAIR, James George Campbell - Sgt - 755502 - RAFVR.
    PENNINGTON, Alan Jervis - Sgt - 581410 - RAF.
    PRITCHARD, Harold William - Sgt - 751821 - RAFVR.
    These three airmen were crew of Wellington Ic - R3292 - 115 Sqn

    SILLETT, Ernest Robert - Sgt - 640098 - RAF.
    TOMLINSON, John - Sgt - 581125 - RAF.
    These two airmen were crew of Hampden I - X2965 - 44 Sqn.

    The twelve airmen named above are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    DAY, Harold - Sgt - 742008 - RAFVR.
    Humberstone (St.Mary) Churchyard, Leicestershire.
    DEVLIN, George James - Sgt - 755390 - RAFVR.
    Billingham (St.Cuthbert ) Churchyard, Durham.
    These two airmen were crew of Hampden I - X2965 - 44 Sqn.

    KOUKOL, Frantisek ( Czech) - Sgt - 787615 - RAFVR.
    SKUTIL, Jaroslav (Czech) - P/O - 82529 - RAFVR.
    SLOVAK, Josef (Czech) - P/O - 82638 - RAFVR.
    VALOSEK, Oskar (Czech) - Sgt - 787224 - RAFVR.
    These four Czech Airmen rest at Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery, Northamptonshire.
    POWIS, George Owen - Sgt - 627228 - RAF.
    Derby(Nottingham Road) Cemetery, Derbyshire.

    The above five airmen were crew of Anson I - R9649 - 311(Czech) Sqn,RAF.

    BRUMBY, Norman - Sgt - 742228 - RAFVR.
    Hull Northern Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    Hurricane I - V6686 - 607 Sqn.

    DE JENKO - SOKOLOWSKI, Jeizy Marian Ryszard - Podporuczinik (P/O) - P/1360 - PAF.
    Benson ( St.Helen) Churchyard Extension, Oxfordshire.
    Battle I - K9416 - 12 OTU.

    HAYTER, Dennis Victor - Sgt - 745222 - RAFVR.
    High Wycombe Cemetery, Buckinghamshire.
    Hurricane I - L1946 - 5 OTU.

    OSMALA, Stanislaw - Kapral (Sgt) - P/782764 - PAF.
    Jurby ( St.Patrick) Churchyard, Isle of Man.
    Battle - L5671 - 5 BGS.

    WHITE, Alfred - Sgt - 540565 - RAF.
    Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery, County Down, UK.
    Anson I - R3304 - 10 OTU.

    Alex
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    Default Re: 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    Alex

    The 248S Blenheim serial was R3626 WR-J. CCL, ABS, Warner

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    Default Re: 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    Thanks Dave, now edited.
    But this forum's database has R3636 :(

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=62777

    Alex
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    Default Re: 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    Once again, that is directly down to the serial being listed wrongly in AIR81/3583.
    I have adjusted the database accordingly.

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    Default Re: 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    ANNS, Arthur Herbert - AC1c - 633160 - RAF - 59 Sqn.
    Wantage Cemetery, Berkshire.
    Blenheim IV - N3513 - 59 Sqn.
    This was N3531, as per: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16687671
    N3513 was a Fairey Battle serial.

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    Default Re: 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    Thanks again Andy, but again see here -

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...p?qname=633160

    And

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qname=N3513

    So maybe a Blenheim, Battle or Defiant or even another type :)

    Alex
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    Default Re: 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    Alex,
    Sorry, you've lost me.
    He was hit by Blenheim N3531 of 235 Sqn, like it says in TNA: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16687671
    The 235 Sqn ORB confirms that one of their aircraft "F" hit a tractor while taking off from Thorney Island, killing the driver: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8395840
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    Default Re: 401001 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-10-1940

    Thank you Andy, Yes it was a Blenheim.
    The problem I had without looking at the ORB for 59 Sqn was that in AB's L1000 - N9999 was that for N3531 it had -
    235/143/489/143/86 - SOC 12/5/44. No mention of 59 Sqn.

    Now also looked at Defiant I - N3513, it has -
    54OTU/60OTU/1481 Flt, SOC 16/1/45. Again no mention of 59 Sqn.

    So the event was a ground accident involving a 235 Sqdn Blenheim, while the victim was noted as belonging to 59 Sqdn.

    Thanks for your help as always reliable.
    Alex

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