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    Seeking more information on the death of 1578246 Robert Elsdon-Howard 142 Sqdn KIA 05/08/43 - remembered on Malta Memorial. Base - A/C - Operation.

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    Two Australians were lost with 142 Squadron on this date:

    Roger Leigh Eaton 410471
    Alfred Charles Wiltshire 412789

    Neither's file has been digitised but Eatons file description states Wellington HK 629. Elsdon-Howard could have been a crew member.

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    I've Wellington X serial HE629 lost on a raid to Cap Peloro. Besides F/Sgt EATON, F/Sgt WILTSHIRE and Sgt ELSDON-HOWARD also killed:
    Sgt Osmund W.St.C. ALLEYNE - 1393814 (from Dominica), and
    Sgt Manuel T. PERKINS - 1418624.
    Elsdon-Howard's brother John (Warrant Offr) was killed 25-4-1944 by an US army vehicle on the road Derby - Uttoxeter.

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    Robert Elsdon-Howard's brother, Joseph, is buried in Wellingborough, Northants. cemetery ,near his home village of Finedon.

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    Last edited by aestorm; 18th February 2009 at 20:20.

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    Many thanks to you all for your contributions

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