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    401019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    CRIDDLE, Aubrey Albert - AC2c - 632711 - RAF - 907 Balloon Sqn.
    Tiverton Cemetery, Devon.
    Killed in an Air Raid.

    HAMMOND, William Woodward - AC2c - 1110571 - RAFVR - 907 Balloon Sqn.
    Reeth and Grinton Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    Killed in an Air Raid.

    From CWGC -

    CANADA
    MILNE, Dick Bruce - AC2c - R/781244 - RCAF.
    North Bay (Terrace Lawn) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    Fleet Fawn II - 230 - RCAF, Unit ?

    EGYPT
    PERRIE, John Campbell - Lac - 530039 - RAF.
    Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    Bombay - L5816 - 216 Sqn.
    Died of wounds received following crash of Bombay L5816 on the 18th ?

    UK
    ALLTON, Leslie Charles - Sgt - 745436 - RAFVR.
    Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    Spitfire Ia - R6922 - 92 Sqn.

    McAVITY, George Fellows - F/O - C/1323 - RCAF.
    Olrig New Cemetery Caithness-Shire.
    Hurricane I - P3260 - 3 Sqn.

    SHIRTLIFF, Malcolm Edwin - Lac - 969125 - RAFVR.
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    Master I - N7576 - 8 SFTS.

    Alex

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    CANADA
    MILNE, Dick Bruce - AC2c - R/781244 - RCAF.
    North Bay (Terrace Lawn) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    Fleet Fawn II - 230 - RCAF, Unit ?

    TOS ATC att'd to Patterson and Hill Aircraft wef 10 October 1940. Press reports of the time mention "training school of No. 1 Training Command"

    Crash took place near Barker Airport Toronto. "Dogfighting" with another aircraft when a wingtip struck a tree.
    Two men in second aircraft not identified.

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    Default Re: 401019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1940

    Hello,

    Some additional information on MILNE, here:

    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remem...l/2687232?Dick Bruce Milne

    Col.

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    Default Re: 401019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1940

    Thank you Col,
    The extra details and Newspaper cuttings which tell of his untimely death.
    Alex

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    Default Re: 401019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    SHIRTLIFF, Malcolm Edwin - Lac - 969125 - RAFVR.
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    Master I - N7576 - 8 SFTS.
    Alex,
    Shirtliff was actually lost on 18th October 1940, as per:
    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16687940
    and this post on the earlier thread:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...=8273#post8273
    The CWGC has an incorrect date, presumably because the aircraft was missing.
    Andy

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    Default Re: 401019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    EGYPT
    PERRIE, John Campbell - Lac - 530039 - RAF.
    Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    Bombay - L5816 - 216 Sqn.
    Died of wounds received following crash of Bombay L5816 on the 18th ?
    Alex,
    No, all five crew members were MIA following a mission which, according to the ORB, took off at 1900 on the 18th.
    Whether they were actually lost on 18th or 19th is open to debate.
    I have no idea why one crew member should be listed by the CWGC one day later than the others, especially as all are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
    Andy

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