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    All I have been kindly passed a list of RAF Casualties for August 1939 - where the Month and name is all i have - can anyone fill in the missing details - including service number where possible thanks Paul

    PS maybe name mistakes

    ABBOTT Leonard Francis #805345 LAC 27th August 1939 609 Sqn RTA
    ALLEN Frederick John
    ATKINS Henry John
    BARNES Peter Dennis Rowland/Roland / AC2? Drowned August 27 1939 - Selsey Sussex, #553407
    BELL Andrew George Henry
    BULLIVANT Verdun
    CLEMENTS Edward Sidney
    DOYLE Leslie Raymond
    GEORGE David Islwyn
    GILBERT Robert Samuel
    GOWER Cyril Douglas
    HARRIS Arthur Reginald
    HART John
    HENDRY James
    HIBBS Joseph Edward/Edwin AC1 26th August 1939 568761
    HIGH Thomas Jameson
    JAMES Clive
    JONES Caswallon
    LEECH Henry
    LEECH William Edward Sgt 13th Aug 1939 Hospital Palestine #525890
    LEWIS John Sydney
    LICKLEY Arthur Sgt #565587 9 Aug 1939 Wellington I, L4258 149 Sqn - Note Correct name not Linkley
    LITTLE Robert William
    LUMB Gladney Sgt 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn
    MANN William George
    MINORS Ronald George
    PALMER John Norman
    PAYNE William Charles
    PITT Olaf Thomas Victor Sgt 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn
    SAUNDERS Stuart Norman
    SCHOFIELD Frank
    SMITH Leslie Protheroe
    WHITE Albert Leonard
    YERBURY John Lee P/O 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn
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    Paul,
    BULLIVANT Verdun 611507
    DOYLE Leslie Raymond 553007
    GEORGE David Islwyn 542631
    GILBERT Robert Samuel 562701
    GOWER Cyril Douglas 740528
    JONES Caswallon 528012
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    Hi Paul,

    Bell, Saunders and Schoefield were all lost with 224 Squadron when their Hudson N7248 crashed in the North Sea on 31 August 1939.
    Saunders had the S/N of 590825.
    There was a crew of three only because most or all Hudsons at that point in time did not have the turret fitted, and did not carry the Air Gunner.
    Details from the F.1180, the 224 Sqn. ORB (AIR 27/1383, prewar) and the AIR 78 name card for Saunders.

    A lovely little project !

    Regards,

    Martin.

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    Thanks There is more to this -hope it comes off

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    Paul
    LUMB Gladney Sgt 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn 580794
    MINORS Ronald George 560662
    PITT Olaf Thomas Victor Sgt 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn b. Q4 1913 539701
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    Paul,

    two more not on the above list.

    P/O Harold Stewart Olding 32 Squadron Crashed in Hurricane L1567 during a night patrol on 10/11 August 1939.
    F/O Arthur Robin Buchanan-Wollaston 32 Sqn. Same date, crashed in Hurricane L1662 after being sent aloft at night to search for Olding.
    From the 32 Sqn. ORB and the respective F.1180's.

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    Verdun Bullivant

    Sunday 20 August 1939 drowned Waleswood Reservoir aged 22

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    Accidental death was recorded at Blakney, . near Gloucester, at the inquest held on Friday on Leading-Aircraftman Caswallon Jones, who was . killed when his motor-cycle collided with a motor-lorry. He was on his way home to visit his parents at Nantymoel ...
    Published: Friday 18 August 1939
    Newspaper: Glamorgan Advertiser
    County: Mid Glamorgan, Wales
    Type: Article | Words: 219 | Page: 5 | Tags: none



    The funeral of Leading-Aircraft' ■ Caswallon Jones, who was killed road accident on his way home for took place at Nantymoel on Monda> Squadron-Leader Bartley, assisted ...
    Published: Tuesday 15 August 1939
    Newspaper: Western Mail
    County: Glamorgan, Wales
    Type: | Words: 836 | Page: 12 | Tags: none


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    COVENTRY PILOT KILLED

    ... COVENTRY PILOT KILLED CRASHED IN ESSEX Sergeant Pilot Cyril Douglas Gower, aged 23, of 10, Co-operative Street, Alderman s Green, was killed on Tuesday while flying Supormariue Spitfire machine, which crasned into the playing field of the Intermediate ...
    Published: Saturday 02 September 1939
    Newspaper: Coventry Standard
    County: Warwickshire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 171 | Page: 8 | Tags: none

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    Date: 30-AUG-1939
    Time: 12:30
    Type: Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
    Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
    Owner/operator: 74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
    Registration: K9861
    MSN: 79
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
    Other fatalities: 0
    Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
    Location: John Henry Burrows Intermediate School, Grays, near Thurrock, Essex - United Kingdom
    Phase: En route
    Nature: Training
    Departure airport: RAF Hornchurch, Essex
    Destination airport: RAF Hornchurch, Essex
    Narrative:
    First flown 7-2-39. Delivered to RAF Hornchurch for 74 Squadron 13-2-39. Stalled and dived into ground at the John Henry Burrows Intermediate School, Grays, near Thurrock, Essex. Pilot: Sgt (740528) Cyril Douglas GOWER RAFVR killed.

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