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    Hello,

    That knows the place of the burial of the F/O. Yi. Burma nationality. 257 Sqdn. KIA or MIA Ocean ? 31 December 1943. Loss Typhoon ?

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    Dan

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    Name: MAUNG HLA YI
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 257 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 31/12/1943
    Service No: 123632
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 126.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    As he is on the Runnymede Memorial it seems to imply that his body was not found.

    Franks states in FCL Vol 2:

    Typhoon JP742 'R'
    Ramrod, pm. Combat with fighters off St Brieuc

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    I was trying to remember where I'd heard the name before. There's a picture of him in this article (with three other Burmese pilots in the RAF):

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/F220517C_C37F_4A1E_C1A831E90982A73E.pdf

    (page 44 of 66)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amrit View Post
    Name: MAUNG HLA YI
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 257 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 31/12/1943
    Service No: 123632
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 126.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    As he is on the Runnymede Memorial it seems to imply that his body was not found.

    Franks states in FCL Vol 2:

    Typhoon JP742 'R'
    Ramrod, pm. Combat with fighters off St Brieuc
    Thank you very much.
    Dan

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