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Thread: 410916 - Unaccounted airmen - 16-9-1941

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    LAC (Ag u/t) Norman LAMB - 948543 and
    LAC George W. LEE - 1305357 - their respective Graves Registration Report Forms confirm their unit as 8 A.G.S.

    AC2 Herbert W. NEWSON - 1460545 - the ANational Probate Calendar records that he died at R.A.F. Station Sick Quarters, Skegness.

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    Default Re: 410916 - Unaccounted airmen - 16-9-1941

    With reference to Jacob's. He was killed in an 'Airscrew accident'. Looks like he walked into the blades of X3171 when it was running up.

    I was involved in the dig of X3171 at it's crash site in Northumberland. It was involved in another incident when the tail gunner, Sgt Robert Duff Bijur (RCAF) mysteriously vanished during a training exercise. Looks like he took to his parachute and was never seen again.

    The AIR 81 for Jacobs is here:

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16924958

    The AIR 81 for Bijur is here, although the aircraft is recorded incorrectly as X3173:

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C17479197
    Jim Corbett

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    James Bond 776764 , was killed at RAF Luqa, when a bomb exploded aboard Wellington D9685 which was on fire at 04:47 Hours

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    James Bond 776764 , was killed at RAF Luqa, when a bomb exploded aboard Wellington D9685 which was on fire at 04:47 Hours
    Jon

    I suggest the aircraft was more likely to be X9685, which crashed at Luqa, as D9685 would have been an aircraft from WW1

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Jon

    I suggest the aircraft was more likely to be X9685, which crashed at Luqa, as D9685 would have been an aircraft from WW1

    Malcolm
    That's all it said Malcolm, I'd say that it's not the first time you've been better than a Clerk G/D regarding serial numbers !

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