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    Default 401023 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -10 -1940

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    401023 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -10 -1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    DONKIN, Harold - Lac - 632880 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    Kirkstall (St.Stephen) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
    Injured during an Air Raid on the 15th August and died of wounds this day.

    ELSON, Arthur John - AC1c - 974223 - RAFVR.
    Acton (St.Mary) Churchyard, Cheshire.
    Died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

    GOOCH, Ronald - Lac - 621801 - RAF.
    Rochford (St.Andrew) Churchyard, Essex.
    Died following a fall from a moving Lorry.

    LOCK, Owen Reginald- AC1c - 941709 - RAFVR - 77 Sqn.
    Brotton Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    Killed in a motor-cycle accident in Darlington.

    NEWTON, Thomas Meade Bertram - F/Lt - 78557 - RAFVR - 14 FTS.
    Cranfield (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard, Bedfordshire.
    Died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

    WIFFEN, Edward - Lac - 571765 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    Horden ( Thorpe Road) Cemetery, Durham.
    Killed in a motor-cycle accident in Darlington.

    From CWGC -

    KENYA
    McDONALD, Alastair - 2Lt - 202943 - SAAF.
    Nanyuki War Cemetery, Kenya.
    Gladiator II - N5826 - 1 SAAF.

    UK
    BERRY, Alfred - W/O - 286793 - RAF.
    WYNNE - HARLEY, Walter John ( New Zealander) - Lac - 515208 - RAF.
    RUDLING, Leslie Donald - Lac - 524247 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at Mill Hill Cemetery, Middlesex.

    BLOUNT, Charles Hubert Boulby - AVM - RAF - BEM, MC.
    Essendon (St.Mary) Churchyard, Herefordshire.

    GRANT, George (Canadian) - P/O - 82108 - RAFVR.
    Heathfield (All Saints) Churchyard, Sussex.

    JEFFRIES, Edward Charles Norman - F/Lt - 15076 - RAF (AAF).
    Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, London.

    LEDLIE, William - F/O - 72691 - RAFVR.
    Loughbrickland Presbyterian Churchyard, County Down, UK.

    MATHIAS, Thomas Gwyn James - Lt(E) - HMS President - RN.
    Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery, Pembrokeshire.

    ROBERTSON, Alexander Hamilton Knighton - Cpl - 550872 - RAF.
    Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery, Hampshire.

    STRONG, Frederick Eustace - P/O - 79997 - RAFVR.
    Donaghadee Church of Ireland, County Down, UK.

    TOOLE, Michael Joseph - Lt/Cdr - HMS Osprey - RN.
    Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent.

    The eleven airmen named above were all aboard DH 95 Hertfordshire - R2510 - 24 Sqn.

    DAVIES, Ian Forbes - F/O - 76384 - RAFVR.
    SHAW, Reginald Trevor - F/O - 43345 - RAF.
    These two airmen rest at Little Rissington (St.Peter) Churchyard, Gloucestershire.
    They were crew of Proctor I - P6274 - 8 MU.

    DISMORE, William Alfred - Sgt - 652610 - RAF.
    Ilford (Buckingham Road) Cemetery, Essex.
    Blenheim IV - L8871 - 13 OTU.

    GREEN, Cyril Sidney Garrick - Sgt - 7477715 - RAFVR.
    Evesham (Bengeworth ) Cemetery, Worcestershire.
    Whitley V - T4171 - 58 Sqn.

    HURST, Peter Richard Scott - P/O - 41421 - RAF.
    Catterick Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    Blenheim I - L1272 - 600 Sqn.

    McMASTER, James - Sgt - 552682 - RAF.
    Belfast City Cemetery, County Antrim, UK.
    Battle I - P6601 - 226 Sqn.

    O'FLAHERTY, Derrick Edward - Sgt - 745075 - RAFVR.
    Cockernhoe (St.Hugh) Churchyard, Offley, Hertfordshire.
    Blenheim I - L1106 - 2 OTU.

    BRAGG, Gerald Arthur - S/Lt(A) - HMS Daedalus - RN.
    MEYER, John Haycroft - S/Lt(A) - HMS Condor - RN.
    These two Naval Airmen both rest at Arbroath Western Cemetery, Angus.
    They were crew of Swordfish - K8437 - 767 Sqn FAA, RN.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 401023 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -10 -1940

    Alex

    WIFFEN, Edward - Lac - 571765 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    Horden ( Thorpe Road) Cemetery, Durham.
    Killed in a motor-cycle accident in Darlington.

    The Index to Allied Airmen Roll of Honour, 1939-1945 on ancestry.co.uk has "Killed in a motor cycle accident at Blackmore Corner, Darlington."

    However he's recorded as "on the casualty list for Driffield Airfield bombed by Luftwaffe 15/08/1940" on the IBCC website?

    https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/230318/

    His death, however, is registered at Northallerton, which clearly isn't Driffield, nor indeed Darlington? Perhaps he was taken to Northallerton Hospital?

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: 401023 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -10 -1940

    Hello,

    KENYA.
    McDONALD, Alastair -2Lt - 202943 - SAAF.
    Nanyuki War Cemetery, Kenya.
    Gladiator II - N5826 - 1 SAAF.

    McDonald was a member of No.2 SAAF Sqdn - Flying Cheetahs

    SAAF fighter strength had been weakened when 2/Lt A. McDonald of 2 SAAF Squadron crashed to his death at Nanyuki during a training flight in a Gladiator on 23 October (1940).

    See:
    Dust Clouds In The Middle East.
    Shores,Christopher.
    London:Grub Street,1996
    p.71.

    and ...

    McDONALD, 2/Lt Alistair P202943V. Permanent Force - SA Military College: Course 425G. Wings 25.4.40. 2 Sqdn 10.40 - 23.10.40 KIFA. Nanyuki, Row F, Grave 4.

    See:
    Springbok Fighter Victory - Volume 1 - East Africa - 1940 - 1941.
    Schoeman,Michael.
    Nelspruit:Freeworld Publications,2002.
    p.167.

    See also: http://key.aero/article/flying-cheetahs.

    col.

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    Default Re: 401023 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -10 -1940

    Hello Col,
    I thought that I was sending you a quick thank you but may have reported you by mistake ��
    I Don't know what happens next but please accept my apologies.
    Alex

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