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    Default Re: Some help with an unidentified loss, 1940?

    Hello Paul,
    You omitted the following from the Air 78 lists, am curious as to why ?

    CUMMING, Frank - 1571676
    CUMMING, Francis Thomas - 528166
    CUMMING, F - 285866
    CUMMINGS, Francis - 2572819
    CUMMINGS, Francis Alfred - 1666974
    CUMMINGS, Frank - 2207053
    CUMMINGS, Frank - 2435674
    CUMMINGS, Frank Joseph - unreadable
    CUMMINGS, Frederick George - 2300110
    CUMMINGS, Frederick William - 2398820
    CUMMINGS, Frederick William - 2443020

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    Default Re: Some help with an unidentified loss, 1940?

    Well the name was Cummings in newspaper so I dimissed Cumming and the other Cummings service number issued
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    Default Re: Some help with an unidentified loss, 1940?

    Thank you Paul, I had not thought of the date of number being issued.
    Many thanks
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    Default Re: Some help with an unidentified loss, 1940?

    Hello,
    Just another string to follow is the date's of raids on Hamburg. I think that the earliest was a leaflet raid on the 3/4 September 39.
    10 Whitleys, 3 from 51 Sqn and 7 from 58 Sqn.No losses but 3 a/c were forced to land in France. Aircraft were -
    51 Sqn
    K8938,K8941,K8982.
    58 Sqn
    K8969,K8973, K8964, K8990, K9006, K9009, K9013.
    ( Cannot remember but these were discussed some time ago but was it this forum or TOCH ?).

    The next was on the 4/5th January '40 leaflets by Wellingtons.
    Ref: BCWD Middlebrook & Everitt.

    If the report is right then they came down in France and at some unknown date were returned to the UK. So hospitalised then ?
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 25th June 2022 at 09:42.

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    Default Re: Some help with an unidentified loss, 1940?

    One of the (many) things that don't add up is that the article says they crash-landed at Nancy. It's not exactly on the way back to the UK from Hamburg, is it...?

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    Another angle , would a local newspaper print a rather detailed report of a local man who was about to be wed . Could this have been a "false news" report to bring home to the population what they were to expect if the war got worse ?
    Did the Government approve reports of such kind ?
    Reason being that he seems so far to be untraceable, Awards etc ?

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    Default Re: Some help with an unidentified loss, 1940?

    How about Homburg ?

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