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    Default 400612 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-06-1940

    Hello,

    400612 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-06-1940

    From Henk's list -

    FRANCE
    SWINNEY, Eric Hopper - AC1c - 935924 - RAFVR.
    St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
    Cause of death ? Reportedly motor accident during evacuation.

    UK
    HAINES, Frank Richard - AC2c - 545488 - RAF.
    Salisbury ( London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    FRANCE
    GUNNING, Frank Vivian - Sgt - 580613 - RAF.
    PEULEVE, David Hilary - Sgt - 614230 - RAF.
    TAKIDELI, Alexander - P/O - 42368 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at Malleville-Les-Gres Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3747 - 15 Sqn.

    BARTLETT, Charles Alfred - Sgt - 624718 - RAF.
    LAWRENCE, Ronald William - Sgt - 581399 - RAF.
    REID, Douglas George Houston - P/O - 42438 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3810 - 107 Sqn.

    JEFFREY, William - Sgt - 564866 - RAF.
    SANDALL, Jack Francis - Sgt - 516159 - RAF.
    SIMPSON, James - Sgt - 526079 - RAF.
    SUMPSTER, Cyril Leslie - F/Sgt - 564422 - RAF.
    These four airmen rest at Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    They were crew of Hampden I - P1325 - 44 Sqn.

    BALLANTYNE, John - Sgt - 580936 - RAF.
    PITFIELD, Alan Leonard (Tasmania ) - F/Lt - 39007 - RAF - DFC.
    Beaurepaire Communal Cemetery, Oise, France.
    They were crew of Battle I - L5334 - 88 Sqn.

    NORWAY
    MACHELL, Eric Thomas Dods - Sgt - 524148 - RAF - MiD .
    Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, Norway.
    Hudson I - N7361 - 269 Sqn.

    UK
    BOULTON, Sidney - AC2c - 636888 - RAF.
    Hatfield ( Woodhouse ) Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK.
    WHEELER, William Hubert - Sgt - 747805 - RAFVR.
    Bushey ( St. James ) Churchyard, Hertfordshire, UK.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9172 - 17 OTU.

    FLETCHER, Frederick Alan Smith - P/O - 42494 - RAF.
    Leeds ( Lawnswood ) Crematorium, Yorkshire, UK.
    MATTHEWS, Lloyd Albert Winston - Sgt - 581518 - RAF.
    Spalding Cemetery, Lincolnshire, UK.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9258 - 101 Sqn.

    LOCKE, Cecil Thomas - P/O - 72999 - RAFVR.
    Elloughton ( St. Mary ) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire, UK.
    Botha I - L6390 - Blackburn Co.

    MACKENZIE, Donald Kenneth Andrew - P/O - 90861 - RAF.
    Colinton Parish Churchyard Southern Extension, Edinburgh, UK.
    Spitfire Ia - L1080 - 603 Sqn.

    The four airmen named below all are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

    DORRIS, David Lawson - Sgt - 749549 - RAFVR.
    Blenheim IV - R3893 - 40 Sqn.

    BROWN, Richard Henry - Sgt - 561051 - RAF.
    DIXON, Wilfred - Sgt - 751897 - RAFVR.
    GRANNAWAY, Herbert George James - Sgt - 627060 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - N3627 - 254 Sqn.

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    Default Re: 400612 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-06-1940

    Hi Alex

    HAINES, Frank Richard - AC2c - 545488 - RAF.
    Salisbury ( London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire, UK.
    Cause of death ?
    AVSN has him aboard Blackburn Botha L6390 with 72999 P/O Cecil Locke, however while Locke's death is registered in Renfrew, Haines' death is registered in Andover, aged 21.

    If the age is correct, then Haines was born Sep quarter 1918 in Aston, MMS Broadhead.

    Hope this might help someone

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 400612 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-06-1940

    Alex,

    BROWN, Richard Henry - Sgt - 561051 - RAF.
    DIXON, Wilfred - Sgt - 751897 - RAFVR.
    GRANNAWAY, Herbert George James - Sgt - 627060 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - N3627 - 254 Sqn.
    >> Serial was R3627. The error comes from AIR81/868: http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C14502514
    A later file correctly attributes the loss of N3627 with 139 Sqn on 8 Aug 41: http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C16757445

    MACKENZIE, Donald Kenneth Andrew - P/O - 90861 - RAF.
    Colinton Parish Churchyard Southern Extension, Edinburgh, UK.
    Spitfire Ia - L1080 - 603 Sqn.
    >> There is no record of L1080 ever serving with 603 Sqn. It was finally damaged beyond repair on 8 Aug 42 while serving with 53 OTU.
    The error originates from: http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C16471648
    The aircraft involved in this incident was L1050.

    Regards,
    Andy

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    Default Re: 400612 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-06-1940

    Hello Jeff,
    Many thanks for this update in regard to Haines.
    It looks like he was aboard the Botha L6390 along with Locke.
    Air Safety website does give two occupants , both fatal.
    Locke and Haines names are given.
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 17th July 2021 at 22:46.

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    Default Re: 400612 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-06-1940

    Hello Andy,
    Thank you for the update on Brown, Dixon and Gannaway, I looked at CC losses vol 1 as well as the NA. Both gave N3627.
    Thanks for the correction.

    Also

    In regards to MacKenzie, L1080, yes I got it from the NA file.
    I have just now looked in the AB, L1000 - N9999, and see quit correctly that L1050 is the correct serial number, date and details given.
    Again my thanks for updating these two losses.

    Too late to edit my first post.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 17th July 2021 at 23:11.

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