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    Default 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

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    410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    WHEELER, Paul Ivan - F/O - 41509 - RAF.
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
    Spitfire Ia - R6881 - 6 Sqdn.
    See AIR 81/5043.

    UK
    CADMAN, John - AC1c - 947994 - RAFVR - 3 RSS.
    Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery, Durham.
    Died in Hospital 2 days after a motorcycle collision with a Lorry.

    HESTER, Rupert Bennett - Cpl - 62262 - RAF. - 253 Sqdn.
    Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery, Oxfordshire.
    Died in Hospital of heart failure following an operation.

    MABBOTT, Robin- AC2c - 1173610 - RAFVR.
    Beck Row (St.John) Churchyard, Suffolk.
    Died following a severe prolonged epileptic fit.

    PARNELL, George Wyndham - Lac(P/UT) - 1163982 - RAFVR.
    Kingswood (Whitfield Tabernacle) Burial Ground, Gloucestershire.
    Master I - N7822 - 8FTS.

    PHILLIPS, Lionel Henry - Sgt - 905311 - RAFVR - 15 OTU.
    Cheltenham Cemetery, Prestbury, Gloucestershire.
    Died in an RAF Hospital of pneumonia following a dislocation of a thigh.

    PITTMAN, Gerald Herbert - P/O - 82764 - RAFVR - 965 Balloon Sqdn.
    Surbiton Cemetery, Surrey.
    Died in Hospital of injuries received following a motor vehicle collision with a Bollard.

    ROSS, Peter - AC2c - 1351249 - RAFVR - 20 OTU.
    Lossiemouth Burial Ground, Moray.
    Died from injuries received from a gunshot wound.

    From CWGC -

    SUDAN
    WALTON, Harry - Lac - 643435 - RAF - 14 Sqdn.
    Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan.
    Admitted seriously ill to Port Sudan Civil Hospital on the 2nd February, died of Dystentry.

    UK
    BURDEN, Sydney Gordon - S/Lt(A) - HMS Kestrel - RNVR.
    Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery, Hampshire.
    Fulmar II - N4076 - Ferry Flight.

    KADEN, Hans Richard - GAF.
    SCHIMMELPFENNIG, Ernst - GAF.
    These two German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Cause of death ?

    Alex

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    Default Re: 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    KADEN, Hans Richard - GAF.
    SCHIMMELPFENNIG, Ernst - GAF.
    These two German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Cause of death ?

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...chimmelpfennig

    A Leutnant and Flugzeugführer [pilot] with 2 Staffel Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, he died on a mission against a convey in the Thames estuary when his aircraft (Ju 87B-1; wn: 5225; J9+BK) was shot down by Spitfires of 92 Squadron RAF (pilots including Pilot Officer Cecil Saunders, Sergeant Charles Alfred Ream and Sergeant Ronald Henry Fokes) and crashed at Cheesemans Farm, Birchington Road, Minster, Kent. The Bordfunker [wireless operator] Obergefreiter Hans Keden was also killed.

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    Default Re: 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post

    EGYPT
    WHEELER, Paul Ivan - F/O - 41509 - RAF.
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
    Spitfire Ia - R6881 - 6 Sqdn.
    See AIR 81/5043.
    Alex,
    This was a Lysander. I can't think of an obvious "dyslexic" serial, anyone got any ideas please?
    Also, according to the Casualty file, he was killed on 6 Feb 41. The F540 states 9 Feb 41. Thoughts please?

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    Default Re: 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    PS - thread title needs amending to 1941.

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    Default Re: 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    Lysander L6881

    F1180 created 5th then scored out to 6th

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    Default Re: 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    Andy

    The Air Britain L1000 to L9999 volume has:

    Lysander L6881
    6 Sqn
    Flew into high ground in sandstorm 4m E of Daba [possibly el Dabaa?] 6.2.41


    Just to add to the date confusion, Wheeler's entry on the National Probate Calendar records that he died on February 8th 1941 on war service.

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

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    Default Re: 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    Thanks all. Doh - I forgot to check as far back as L serials...
    Database amended.

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    Default Re: 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    Thanks Andy, sorry to say but am too late to edit it :(

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