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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 12-6-1940 (FRANCE)

    What caused the death of AC1 Eric H. SWINNEY - 935924, missing believed killed on active service (Flight Global), buried St.Désir War Cem., Dept. Calvados, France (FR1075).

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    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    I am having him as AC2 Eric H. Swinney, 935924 "2" Servicing.

    Usual Source.

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    Finn Buch

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    Thanks Finn. Suppose he was killed during air raid or fighting actions on the ground. Perhaps Joss has more on him.
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    AIR 81/1386 1940 Jan 01 – 1949 Dec 31
    Aircraftman 2nd Class E H Swinney:
    injured in a motor vehicle accident during the evacuation of France, 9-10 June 1940

    Presume succumbed to injuries.

    Martyn

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    Hello

    The Newcastle Evening Chronicle of Tuesday June 18th 1940 reported the following:

    Monkseaton Athlete Dead
    A well-known young Monkseaton athlete, Eric Hopper Swinney (19), of 18, Melrose Avenue, has died of wounds at Chartres, France, according to news receive by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Swinney. He had served with the R.A.F. since the outbreak of war. An all-round athlete, Swinney was a regular playing member of the Whitley Y.M.C.A. football team, and at the beginning of the year was given a trial with Newcastle United.

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    Simon

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    Hi

    Swinney was serving with Z' Servicing Unit? and died from injuries sustained on 9/10 June in a road accident during the evacuation from France.

    Malcolm

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