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    Default 401010 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-10-1940

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    401010 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-10-1940

    From Henk's List -

    CANADA
    BELL, Donald Raymond - AC1c - R/54935 - RCAF.
    Sherbrooke (Elmwood) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada.
    Died of wounds received when a machine gun discharged accidentally in the Armament Repair Shop.

    UK
    ELLIOT, Gilbert George - P/O - 81730 - RAFVR.
    Sholden (St.Nicholas) Churchyard, Kent.
    Auto Gyro - 5 RMU.

    GREENING, Frederick Henry - AC2c - 1260370 - RAFVR - 924 Balloon Sqn.
    North Stoneham (St.Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire.
    Fatally injured in an Air Raid on the 8th!October.

    HUTTON, George William - AC1c - 937160 - RAFVR - 3FTS.
    South Cerney (All Hallows) Churchyard, Gloucestershire.
    Motorcycle accident.

    STONE, Alec Bertie - Cpl - 844066 - RAF (AAF) - 906 Balloon Sqn.
    Great Stanmore (St John) Churchyard, Middlesex.
    Died of injuries sustained in an Air Raid on the Balloon site on the 6th October.

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    CLARKE, Reginald Allen - AC1c - 10832 - RAAF.
    Box Hill General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.
    Shot while at home and died of wounds while repairing agents.

    UK
    ADLAM, Richard Perry - Sgt - 581196 - RAF.
    Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire.
    BROOKER, Kenneth Angus - Sgt - 937552 - RAFVR.
    Cromford (St.Mark) Churchyard, Derbyshire.
    BYWATER, Maurice - P/O - 83243 - RAF (AAF).
    Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    KEY, Harry - Lac - 633978 - RAF.
    Ipswich Old Cemetery, Suffolk.
    The four airmen named above were crew of Blenheim IV - T1881 - 107 Sqn.

    ALLGOOD, Harold Henry - Sgt - 565462 - RAF.
    Cambridge (St.Mark) Burial Ground, Cambridgeshire.
    Hurricane I - L1928 - 253 Sqn.

    BAYLEY, Edward Alan - Sgt - 741004 - RAFVR.
    Bromley (St.Luke's) Cemetery, Kent.
    Hurricane I - V7537 - 249 Sqn.

    BUCHAN, Victor Noel - Sgt - 741153 - RAFVR.
    Middlezoy (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Somerset.
    KELL, Leslie Charles - AC1c - 901676 - RAFVR.
    Ipswich New Cemetery, Suffolk.
    Thesectwo airmen were crew of Vega Gull P.10 - X9435 - 8AACU.

    DRUMMOND, John Fraser - F/O - 40810 - RAF - DFC.
    Thornton Garden of Rest, Lancashire.
    Spitfire Ia - R6616 - 92Sqn.

    HASLAM, Harold - Sgt - 969957 - RAFVR.
    Bolton (Tonge) Cemetery, Lancashire.
    Blenheim IV - R2789 - 1(C)OTU.

    HANZLICEK, Ottawa- Sgt - 787697 - RAFVR.
    Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery, Lancashire.
    Hurricane I - L1547 - 312 (Czech) Sqn.

    HLAVAC, Jaroslav (Czech) - Sgt - 747542 - RAFVR.
    Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Dorset.
    Hurricane I - P3421 - 56 Sqn.

    WILLIAMS, Desmond Gordon - P/O - 41890 - RAF.
    Salisbury(London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire .
    Spitfire Ia - X4038 - 92 Sqn.

    CATTO, Patrick Tawse - Sgt - 758161 - RAFVR.
    DAVIDSON, Kenneth McNab - Sgt - 966854 - RAFVR.
    FURNESS, Roy Giffard (India) - F/O - 74673 - RAFVR.
    MCDONALD, Francis George Rae - Sgt - 936241 - RAFVR.
    REYNOLDS, Marcus Pete - Sgt - 747880 - RAFVR.
    SHIMELLS, Kenneth - Sgt - 749466 - RAFVR.
    These six airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    They were crew of Wellington Ic - P9273 - 149 Sqn.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 30th April 2022 at 11:06.

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    Default Re: 401010 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-10-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    ELLIOT, Gilbert Gilbert George - P/O - 81730 - RAFVR.
    Sholden (St.Nicholas) Churchyard, Kent.
    Auto Gyro - 5 RMU.
    Alex,
    This is an interesting one (BTW is there one Gilbert too many in his name?).
    Looking online, I found that he died in the Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester.
    He is described as being killed in action by one source and being fatally injured in the crash of KG 55 Heinkel He 111P-2 G1+MS on 8 October 1940.
    "An RAF intelligence report states that the Heinkel was shot down by machinegun fire from a searchlight post at Lee-on-Solent and crashed in flames, killing the crew".
    "Plt Off Elliott was on the staff of RAF No 60 Group Radar Support and was visiting the area. Attempting to help the Heinkel crew, he was killed by exploding ammunition."
    There is apparently an account of the incident in "A Place in the Forest" by the Earl of Bessborough.
    Andy

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    Default Re: 401010 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-10-1940

    Thank you Andy, My typo again��
    Also the Auto Gyro must have been something to do with the detail of 5RMU which I forget where I saw that at this moment.
    Many thanks
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 30th April 2022 at 11:07.

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