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    Default Unaccounted airmen/airwoman - 11-6-1940

    What caused the death of the following airmen/airwoman whose names I can't find in the Flight Global and The Times archives:

    AC2 Oliver J. BLANCH - 866300, buried Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St.John's Westgate and Elswick) Cem., Northumbderland (UK67).

    AC2 Eric S. BARLOW - 1659134, buried West Bromwich Cem., Staffordshire (UK6639).

    ACW2 Marie O. HEWITT - 2136462 - 939 [Balloon] Sqn - or 40 Sqn, buried Sheffield (Crooks) Cem., Yorkshire (UK1465).

    Cpl Richard V. JUPP - 568026, buried St.Peter-in-Thanet Vhurchyard, Broadstairs and St.Peter's, Kent (UK4072), and

    LAC Edwin J. MARTIN - 1297653 - 2750 RAF Regt, buried Trevethin (St.Cadoc) Churchyard, Pontypool, Monmouthshire.

    Also like to thank everybody who supported me this year in checking the unaccounted airmen/women; wish you all a happy and prosperous 2008.

    Regards,
    Henk.

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    A/C.2 O. J . Blanch is reported killed on active service but doesn't until the 23rd September 1943 edition of Flight Magazine

    decided to double check the CWGC:

    Name: BLANCH, OLIVER JOHN
    Initials: O J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
    Date of Death: 11/06/1943
    Service No: 866300
    Additional information: Husband of Edith Blanch, of Elswick, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. O. New ground. Grave 13A.
    Cemetery: NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (ST. JOHN'S WESTGATE AND ELSWICK) CEMETERY

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    Henk, I think maybe a wee rest at the end of a long year may be in order :-)

    They all died in 1943:

    Name: BARLOW, ERIC STANLEY
    Initials: E S
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 11/06/1943
    Service No: 1659134
    Additional information: Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Barlow; husband of Hilda M. Barlow, of Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 10015.
    Cemetery: WEST BROMWICH CEMETERY

    Name: HEWITT, MARIE OLIVE HAZEL
    Initials: M O H
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Aircraftwoman 2nd Class
    Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    Unit Text: 939/940 Balloon Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 11/06/1943
    Service No: 2136462
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. L.L. Grave 7315 (Common).
    Cemetery: SHEFFIELD (CROOKES) CEMETER

    Name: JUPP, RICHARD VICTOR
    Initials: R V
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Corporal
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 11/06/1943
    Service No: 568026
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 46. Grave 39.
    Cemetery: ST. PETER-IN-THANET CHURCHYARD
    (killed on active service)

    Name: MARTIN, EDWIN JOHN
    Initials: E J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Leading Aircraftman
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 2750 Sqdn. R.A.F. Regt.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 11/06/1943
    Service No: 1297653
    Additional information: Son of Walter and Beatrice Martin; husband of Adelaide Alice Martin, of Penygarn, Pontypool.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 7. Row 5. Grave 11.
    Cemetery: TREVETHIN (ST. CADOC) CHURCHYARD
    Last edited by Amrit; 22nd December 2007 at 14:51. Reason: added KAS for Jupp

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    Default Ac2 O.j. Blanch - 866300

    Thanks Amrit for correcting me on his date of death. This really was a slip of my pen. Amended my files and come up later to find out what caused his death as he was (Flight Magazine) killed on active service.
    Regards,
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    Default Unaccounted airmen/woman - 11-6-1940 (must be 1943 !)

    Sorry Amrit, don't know where to hide for shame having these casualties listed incorrectly. Will amend my files and come up again with their names when I've reached that 1943-date. Don't have much time for a wee rest as I'm at home temporarily from hospital for the festive-days and turn of the year. Operation planned for 18th Jan.
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk

    Hopefully we'll come up with something for you before then.

    Hope you have a good Christmas and New Year. Very best of lucky, and good wishes for your hospital treatment in the New Year. Hope you are up and "teasing" us with your lists very very soon.

    best wishes

    A

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