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    Default 401116 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-11-1940

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    401116 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-11-1940

    From Henk's List -

    CANADA
    HOLLEY, Franklin Jarrett - Lac - R/63578 - RCAF.
    Tavistock (McTavish) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    Killed when the car he was travelling in collided with a truck.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    PICHE, Edmond William (American born) - Air Mechanic - 59329 - SAAF.
    Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.
    Died in Germiston Hospital. Cause of death ?

    UK
    ALLAN, William Robert Williamson - AC1c - 639792 - RAF.
    Newbattle Cemetery, Midlothian.
    Cause of death ?

    BEABEY, Harold William - Lac - 622996 - RAF - 2 AACU.
    Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery, Hampshire.
    Died at the Royal Portsmouth Hospital of Pneumonia.

    HUMPHREYS, Henry William - AC2c - 1309401 - RAFVR.
    City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park, Essex.
    Killed while at home. Cause of death ?

    KIRKBRIDE, Alfred Vickery - Sgt - 98380 - RAF.
    Stoke-Upon-Tern (St.Peter) Church Cemetery, Shropshire.
    Cause of death ?

    PITTOCK, Ronald Samuel - AC2c - 1280438 - RAFVR.
    Blackpool (Carlton) Crematorium, Lancashire.
    Cause of death ?

    POWLEY, John Francis - Cpl - 61545 - RAF.
    Chingford Mount Cemetery, Essex.
    Cause of death ?

    SMALLEY, Joseph Hugo (American) - AC2c - 1250416 - RAFVR - 10 BGS.
    Dumfries (St.Andrew) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dumfriesshire.
    Hit and killed by a Contractors lorry.

    SMITH, Harry - AC2c - 1359580 - RAFVR - 7 AACU.
    Bury Cemetery, Red ales, Lancashire.
    Died in RAF Cosford Hospital of a blood infection.

    WESTBROOK, Walter Joseph James - Sgt - 515582 - RAF.
    Binbrook (St.Mary) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    Motorcycle accident at RAF Binbrook.

    From CWGC -

    CANADA
    PIPER, Kenneth O'Dell - Sgt - R/60233 - RCAF.
    Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.
    SINCLAIR, John Thomas - Kac - R/60292 - RCAF.
    Edmonton Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.
    These two airmen were crew of Tiger Moth - 4058 - 5 EFTS.

    GERMANY
    ENGLISH, Denis Duncan - Sgt - 742163 - RAFVR.
    FRYER, Gordon Russell - Sgt - 759334 - RAFVR.
    GUEST, Richard Bernard - Sgt - 905255 - RAFVR.
    LINDSAY, Alfred Burrows - Sgt - 751189 - RAFVR.
    LUPTON, Cyril Peter - P/O - 86372 - RAFVR.
    POTTER, Jack Harold - Sgt - 747830 - RAFVR.
    These six airmen rest at Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany.
    They were crew of Wellington Ic - R3213 - 115 Sqn.

    NETHERLANDS
    CORE, Frederick Albert - Sgt - 741719 - RAFVR.
    GOSTICK, Thomas Walter - Sgt - 903566 - RAFVR.
    LARKMAN, Donald Ewart - Sgt - 742991 - RAFVR.
    MOTT, Malcolm Brian - Sgt - 937153 - RAFVR.
    RODGER, Robert - Sgt - 632049 - RAF.
    WALTON, John Carse - Sgt - 748446 - RAFVR.
    These six airmen rest at Winkel Protestant Churchyard, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
    They were crew of Wellington Ic - P9286 - 115 Sqn.

    KENYA
    HORNE, Arthur - Air Sgt - 94286 - SAAF.
    JUBBER, Clifton - Lt - 103030 - SAAF.
    These two airmen rest at Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya.
    They were crew of Hartbees - 862 - 40 sqn SAAF.

    SERBIA
    BARNES, John Robert - Sgt - 751591 - RAFVR.
    BUTLER, James Geoffrey Gleadall - Sgt - 938208 RAFVR.
    GREEN, Bernard William - Sgt - 748754 - RAFVR.
    LATTIMER, Alan Blacklock - Sgt - 755367 - RAFVR.
    ROSS, Gordon Atkinson - Sgt - 754735 - RAFVR.
    WILSON, John George Davison - Sgt - 755595 - RAFVR.
    These six airmen rest at Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia.
    They were crew of Wellington Ic - R3179 - 37 Sqn.

    UK
    ASHURST, Thomas Eldon - Sgt - 751950 - RAFVR.
    GILMOUR, William John - Sgt - 743017 - RAFVR.
    WHITFIELD, Charles - Sgt - 525569 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - T2329 - 105 Sqn.

    BROOKES, Birt - Sgt - 745413 - RAFVR.
    Brighton (The Downs) Cemetery, Sussex.
    PARKER, Charles William Ian - Sgt - 904426 - RAFVR.
    Rottingdean (St.Margaret) Churchyard, Sussex.
    RICHARDSON, Colin - Sgt - 529564 - RAF.
    Adwick-Le-Street Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    These three airmen were crew of Hampden I - X2908 - 50 Sqn.

    ROMANIS, Andrew Lunn - Sgt - 751715 - RAFVR.
    Saffron Walden Cemetery, Essex.
    THEASBY, Alec John - Sgt - 1161473 - RAFVR.
    Norton Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    WINTER, Leonard Thomas - Sgt - 748949 - RAFVR.
    Stoke(St.Michael) Churchyard, Warwickshire.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim I - L6679 - 25 Sqn.

    STANSBURY, George Edward - P/O - 43129 - RAF.
    Salisbury (Devizes Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire.
    Blenheim IV - L4893 - AAEE.

    RODEN, Henry Adrian Charles - Sgt - 740410 - RAFVR.
    Linlithgow Cemetery, West Lothian.
    Spitfire IIa - P7420 - 19 Sqn.

    BIDGOOD, Eric George - F/O - 42098 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - V7373 - 261 Sqn.

    BORET, Robert John - P/O - 42554 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - V7494 - 261 Sqn.

    CLARKE, Raymond Walter - F/O - 70849 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - V7487 - 261 Sqn.

    CUNNINGTON, William George - Sgt - 740754 - RAFVR.
    Hurricane I - V7374 - 261 Sqn.

    HORROX, James Michael - P/O - 85268 - RAFVR.
    Hurricane I - V7549 - 261 Sqn.

    HORTON, Patrick Wilmot - F/O - 42128 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - V7475 - 261 Sqn.

    WALKER, James Richard - F/O - 41500 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - V7488 - 261 Sqn.

    SHARPLEY, Hugh - Sgt - 742808 - RAFVR.
    Spitfire Ia - X4027 - 234 Sqn.

    The eleven airmen named above are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    RIGOLONE, Giuliano - Italian AF.
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    Cause of death ?

    MIKESKA, Emil Paul - GAF.
    MUEGGE, Ludwig - GAF.
    WENDTLAND, Jeinz - GAF.
    These three German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Cause of death ?

    Alex

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    Default Re: 401116 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-11-1940

    CANADA
    HOLLEY, Franklin Jarrett - Lac - R/63578 - RCAF.
    Tavistock (McTavish) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    Killed when the car he was travelling in collided with a truck.

    Died in Stratford General Hospital, Stratford, Ontario.

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    Default Re: 401116 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-11-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    CLARKE, Raymond Walter - F/O - 70849 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - V7487 - 261 Sqn.
    Looking at the remarks in our database:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=V7487
    "Took off 1120 from Great Massingham to patrol Beat 9. Shot down by Flak crashing into the sea off Ijmuiden at 1235."

    Surely this was lost in the same circumstances as all the other 261 Sqn Hurricanes? - ie fuel shortage whilst flying from HMS Argus to Malta as reinforcements.
    I'll amend the database once someone confirms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    BROOKES, Birt - Sgt - 745413 - RAFVR.
    Brighton (The Downs) Cemetery, Sussex.
    PARKER, Charles William Ian - Sgt - 904426 - RAFVR.
    Rottingdean (St.Margaret) Churchyard, Sussex.
    RICHARDSON, Colin - Sgt - 529564 - RAF.
    Adwick-Le-Street Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    These three airmen were crew of Hampden I - X2908 - 50 Sqn.
    This aircraft is listed as having been lost on 15 November in BCL Volume 1, and indeed in our database.
    Reference to the ORB clearly shows that this loss was on the 16 November.
    I have amended our database accordingly:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=X2908

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    MIKESKA, Emil Paul - GAF.
    MUEGGE, Ludwig - GAF.
    WENDTLAND, Jeinz - GAF.
    These three German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Crew of He111H-3 6897/V4+JH of 1./KG1, shot down by AA fire at Woodensborough, Kent.

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    Default Re: 401116 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-11-1940

    Alex

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    ALLAN, William Robert Williamson - AC1c - 639792 - see:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...888#post174888

    Regards

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

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    Default Re: 401116 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-11-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Marden View Post
    Looking at the remarks in our database:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=V7487
    "Took off 1120 from Great Massingham to patrol Beat 9. Shot down by Flak crashing into the sea off Ijmuiden at 1235."

    Surely this was lost in the same circumstances as all the other 261 Sqn Hurricanes? - ie fuel shortage whilst flying from HMS Argus to Malta as reinforcements.
    I'll amend the database once someone confirms.
    Looks like you are right.
    Brian Cull's "Hurricanes over Malta" age 39 has detailed this event of "Operation 'White' the second flight off Argus were all lost. Pilots were Clarke,E,G; Bidgood,P.W; Horton(New Zealander);Walker(Canadian);Bored,F.J; Horrex,J.M.

    Thanks for noticing this Andy., and Horrex is the spelling in the book :( for once not my spelling error .

    Cunnington in V7374 was in the first flight of six that took off from Argus at dawn.

    Wonder where this detailed explanation came from ?
    Took off 1120 from Great Massingham to patrol Beat 9. Shot down by Flak crashing into the sea off Ijmuiden at 1235."

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 23rd July 2022 at 14:40.

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