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    Default 401119 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-11-1940

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    401119 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-11-1940

    From Henk's List -
    CANADA
    BOYD, Joseph Arthur William - Lac - R/54977 - RCAF.
    Montreal (Notre Dame dea Neiges) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada.
    Killed when he was hit by a propeller of a Fairey Battle at Jarvis.

    UK
    KILBY, Frederick Samuel - AC1c - 701026 - RAFVR - 913 Balloon Sqn.
    YATES, Ernest Stewart - AC2c - 1160752 - RAFVR - 913 Balloon Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Northampton (Billing Road) Cemetery, Northamptonshire.
    HEMS, Kenneth - Lac - 633521 - RAF - 913 Balloon Sqn.
    King's Norton ( St.Nicholas) Churchyard, Warwickshire.
    These three airmen were killed during the bombing of Birmingham.

    GILES, Francis George - Cpl - 617858 - RAF - 911 Balloon.
    Westoning ( St.Mary Magdalene) Church Cemetery, Bedfordshire.
    Killed as a result of bombing of Handsworth.

    From CWGC -

    CANADA
    WATT, Robert Samuel - Lac - R/52694 - RCAF.
    St.Catharines ( Victoria Lawn ) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    WHALEN, John Harold - Lac - R/53924 - RCAF.
    Ottawa (Pinecrest) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    These two airmen were crew of Northrop Nomad - "NX-N48" - 3521 - RCAF.

    Following the invasion of France, the USA released 93 Northrop A-17AS's "Nomad's". They were ferried ( codes NX-N?? ) to Halifax, Nova Scotia for embarkation on the French Carrier "Bearn" but she had already departed. Eventually 61 were sent to the UK while 32 were taken into the RCAF as 3490 to 3521. "NX - N48" became 3521 RCAF. ( ref: Walkers RCAF serial numbers).

    EGYPT
    BLACKBURN, William Reay - Lac - 539168 - RAF.
    BANFIELD, Francis Harold - Sgt - 581430 - RAF.
    GIVAN, Ronald Owen Stock - P/O - 84995 - RAFVR.
    These three airmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L9458 - 203 Sqn.

    HEATH, Peter Ronald - Sqn/Ldr - 87 - RAAF.
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.
    Gladiator II - N5750 - 3 Sqn.

    UK
    BRACE, Patrick Lewis - Sgt - 745496 - RAFVR.
    Islington Cemetery and Crematorium, Middlesex.
    BRADLEY, Sidney - Sgt - 749429 - RAFVR.
    Mickleover (All Saints) Churchyard, Derbyshire.
    MOSS, John Herbert - Sgt - 905501 - RAFVR.
    Great Bircham (St.Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk.
    SKEATS, Herbert Arthur - F/O - 72003 - RAFVR.
    Cambridge Crematorium, Cambridgeshire.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7300 - 206 Sqn.

    BARR, Richard Burls - Sgt - 741009 - RAFVR - MiD.
    Hove New Cemetery, Sussex.
    CROCKER, Gordon Edward - Lac - 812067 - RAF (AAF).
    Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.
    SANDERSON, Leslie Ernest - F/O - 90014 - RAF (AAF).
    Cambridge Crematorium, Cambridgeshire.
    These three airmen were crew of Anson I - R3435 - 500 Sqn.

    GUNDLACK, Fritz - GAF.
    GOEHLER, Heinz - GAF.
    LEUCHTENBERG, Albert - Dr - GAF.
    PHILIPPS, Hannover- GAF.
    Von SCHWERIN, Albert - G.
    These five German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Cause of death ?

    Alex

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    Default Re: 401119 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-11-1940

    Hi
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    19-Nov GILES, FRANCIS GEORGE Cpl He was serving with No 911 Sqn as a Balloon Operator and was killed at King Edward Sports Ground, Trinity Road, Handsworth during an air raid.
    19-Nov HEMS, KENNETH LAC He was serving with 'D' Flt, No 913 Sqn as an MT Mechanic and died at Ward End, Birmingham as the result of an air raid.
    19-Nov KILBY, FREDERICK SAMUEL AC1 He was serving with 'D' Flt, No 913 Sqn as a as Driver/MT and was killed at Ward End, Birmingham during an air raid.
    19-Nov YATES, ERNEST STEWART AC2 He was serving with 'D' Flt, No 913 Sqn and was killed at Ward End, Birmingham during an air raid.

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    Default Re: 401119 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-11-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    CANADA
    WATT, Robert Samuel - Lac - R/52694 - RCAF.
    St.Catharines ( Victoria Lawn ) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    WHALEN, John Harold - Lac - R/53924 - RCAF.
    Ottawa (Pinecrest) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    These two airmen were crew of Northrop Nomad - "NX-N48" - 3521 - RCAF.

    Following the invasion of France, the USA released 93 Northrop A-17AS's "Nomad's". They were ferried ( codes NX-N?? ) to Halifax, Nova Scotia for embarkation on the French Carrier "Bearn" but she had already departed. Eventually 61 were sent to the UK while 32 were taken into the RCAF as 3490 to 3521. "NX - N48" became 3521 RCAF. ( ref: Walkers RCAF serial numbers).
    Alex,
    Something is not right here. The remains of 3521 are now at the RCAF Museum at Trenton. It was lost in Dec40 according to:
    https://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-ne...ed-canada.html
    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/165248
    I think 3491 was the machine lost on 19 Nov 40.
    Andy

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    Default Re: 401119 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-11-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    GUNDLACK, Fritz - GAF.
    GOEHLER, Heinz - GAF.
    LEUCHTENBERG, Albert - Dr - GAF.
    PHILIPPS, Hannover- GAF.
    Von SCHWERIN, Albert - G.
    These five German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Crew of He111H-5 3539/1H+AH of 1./KG26, which struck balloon cables during an attack on London.

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