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    Default Air Cdre HRH George E.A.E. The Duke of Kent

    I've on file that Air Cdre His Royal Highness George E.A.E. The Duke of Kent was killed 25-8-1942 on board of Sunderland W4026 of 228 Sqn. Is this correct and if so what is his burial location ?
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    All in here I think.
    http://www.ww2inthehighlands.co.uk/folders/crashes/thecrashofsunderlandw4026.htm

    Best Wishes.
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    Hi Henk,

    He is in fact on CWGC site as:

    Name: WINDSOR, GEORGE EDWARD ALEXANDER EDMUND
    Initials: G E A E
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Air Commodore
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
    Age: 39
    Date of Death: 25/08/1942
    Awards: K G, K T, G C M G, G C V O
    Additional information: Duke of Kent. Fourth son of His Majesty King George V and Her Majesty Queen Mary; husband of H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Cemetery: FROGMORE ROYAL BURIAL GROUND


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    Henk
    There is a chapter on the Duke of Kent's crash in "Missing- Believed Killed " by Roy Conyers Nesbit .Published 2002 Sutton Publishing
    ISBN 0-7509-3003-9 Chapter 4 pages 92-122.

    There are chapters on others M B K, including Glenn Miller.

    Anne

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    The Duke was initially buried at St Georges Chapel in Windsor, but twenty-six years later his remains were moved to a plot near the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore.

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    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12391

    http://www.ww2inthehighlands.co.uk/folders/crashes/thecrashofsunderlandw4026.htm

    http://www.rafoban.co.uk/page9.htm

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    Thanks friends for all this excellent info; will amend my files.
    Regards and pleasant weekend,
    Henk.

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