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    Default 401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

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    401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

    From Henk's List --

    CANADA
    SMYTH, Kenneth Malcolm - WO - 821 - RCAF.
    Ottawa (Pinecrest) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    Cause of death, Enchapalitis.

    JAMAICA
    FOSTER, Charles William - AC1c - 631332 - RAF.
    Kingston (Up Park Camp) Military Cemetery, Jamaica.
    Cause of death, drowned.

    UK
    ALLINSON, Louis Henry - AC1c - 644929 - RAF.
    Middleton - in - Teesdale (St.Mary) Churchyard, Durham.
    Died of pneumonia following injuries received in a flying accident on the 18th December. Tiger Moth - serial number unknown - 13 Sqdn.
    Database has name spelled as ALLISON ?

    ALLEN, Vernon Ferguson Le Feuvre - Lac - 1259510 - RAFVR.
    Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    Oxford II - P1071 - RAF Cranwell FTS.

    GOULBURN, Eric - AC2c - 1066110 - RAFVR.
    Halliwell (St.Peter) Churchyard, Lancashire.
    Died in hospital of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis.

    GREEN, Albert George - AC1c - 770566 - RAF.
    Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery, Kent.
    Died in Croydon General hospital of Cerebral abscess.

    HARDIMAN, Thomas Edward - AC2c - 1200688 - RAFVR - 903 Balloon Sqdn. .
    Camberwell New Cemetery, London.
    Killed in an Air Raid on London.

    From CWGC -

    EGYPT
    BYGRAVE, Graham Edgar - Sgt - 532192 - RAF.
    CARD, Harry Duncan - F/Lt - 37934 - RAF.
    PEASE, Frederick - Sgt - 564298 - RAF.
    These three airmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    They were crew of Blenheim I - K7104 - 30 Sqdn.

    GERMANY
    BEATTIE, John Stainton - Sgt - 910397 - RAFVR.
    HEWER, Reginald Thomas - P/O - 86424 - RAFVR.
    SALMON, Peter Gordon Hedley - P/O - 41071 - RAF.
    SHILDRICK, Bertie - Sgt - 639947 - RAF.
    YARD, Clifford Ernest Rich - Sgt - 754799 - RAFVR.
    YARWOOD, Reginald William - Sgt - 755730 - RAFVR.
    These six airmen rest at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
    They were crew of Wellington Ic - T2465 - 115 Sqdn.

    UK
    WEGRZYN, Henryk - Sierzant - P/781192 - PAF.
    Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
    Wellington Ic - R1035 - 300 Sqdn.

    EDWARDS, Kenneth William - P/O - 85285 - RAFVR.
    REYNOLDS, Vernon Sinclair - P/O - 40742 - RNZAF.
    These two airmen rest at Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L4868 - 17 OTU.

    SMITH, Wynford Ormonde Leoni - F/Lt - 37366 - RAF.
    Whirlwind I - P6975 - 263 Sqdn.
    VINE, Donald Martin - P/O - 83718 - RAFVR.
    Whirlwind I- P6978 - 263 Sqdn.
    These two airmen rest at Exeter Higher Cemetery, Devon.

    HICKS, John McCall - Lac - 924144 - RAFVR.
    Sutton Cemetery, Surrey.
    Miles Master - T8329 - 8 SFTS.

    SEWELL, John Kenneth - Lac - 1183317 - RAFVR.
    Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery, Hampshire.
    Tiger Moth - T7019 - 3 EFTS.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

    Alex

    UK
    ALLINSON, Louis Henry - AC1c - 644929 - RAF - his headstone has ALLINSON.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...henry-allinson

    His CWGC entry used to have 'ALLISON' for him as noted here

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/article.php?...displayorder=4

    but this has obviously been updated since the NEWMP page was created:

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/fi...enry-allinson/

    I have N9234 as the Tiger Moth code, from the 13 Sqn ORB:

    18/12/40
    15.45
    Flying accident Tiger Moth N.9234 on Hooton Park Aerodrome. F/O J. R. Bellerby (41652) killed, 644929 AC1 Allinson L. H. Fitter 2 Seriously Injured.

    29/12/40
    644929 AC1 Allinson L.H. Fitter 2 Died of Pneumonia following injuries in flying accident on 18/12/40.


    See also: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/22315

    Regards

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

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    Default Re: 401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

    Simon,
    Slight problem - N9234 is not a valid Tiger Moth serial. It was in a blackout block, preceded by N9171/N9215, and followed by N9238/N9279.
    I have no reason to doubt T7109, which was SOC on 6 Jan 41 following the crash.
    I cannot explain why the ORB got it so wrong...
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    Default Re: 401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

    But wait, I see I was looking at the wrong incident! - doh!
    However, the correct serial of the Tiger Moth involved in this one was N9324.
    At least we can see how the 13 Sqn ORB erred!

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    Default Re: 401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

    Thanks Andy, I'm glad we got there between us!

    Regards

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    Default Re: 401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

    Hello Simon, my error, I meant that this forum's database had the name as ALLISON, not the CWGC.
    As you confirm the correct name is ALLINSON as in my first post.
    Thanks for the details of the Tiger Moth serial number.
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 30th October 2022 at 02:09.

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    Default Re: 401229 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 12 - 1940

    Corrected everything related to ALLINSON upto this point!

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