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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 18-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Samuel JONES - 1500060;
    W/O Leonard KENNEY - 509585 (from S.Africa), and
    AC2 Charles J.O. NERUSH - 651209.

    B - Not found Flight archives:
    S/Ldr Rupert R.W. ALLEN - 73064.

    C - Proposed aircraft loss for this day:
    Master III - W8698 - 53 OTU - crashed in forced landing The Droves Road, Grangetown, Cardiff.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk
    Jones,49,(the age on CWGC) registered at Hinckley, Leicestershire
    Kenney,35, registered at Newark,Nottinghamshire
    Nerush,20, registered at Cambridge
    Allen,59. registered at Hendon, Middleses,N London. The age is high and CWGC do not record an age but they do have him as a "former Major" which suggests,transfer from the Army,or ex-RFC recalled to, or volunteering for service and given back an old seniority
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    As ever thanks Dick for your help.
    Regards,
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    Strangley everything I find elsewhere for Allen has him named as

    8th Sept. 1939.
    Ruben Watt ALLEN (73064) (Hon. Squadron Leader).

    His medal roll index card etc.

    The death register has him listed as Rupert W Allen, first name difference there.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    KENNEY, LEONARD
    Rank: Warrant Officer
    Service No: 509585
    Date of Death: 18/01/1942
    Age: 35
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Grave Reference: Sec. G. Grave 305.
    Cemetery: NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Lily Kenney, of Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa. Died after a car accident on the 13th at Kneesall. 18th of January was W/O Leonards 35th birthday.

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    Hello

    S/Ldr Rupert R.W. ALLEN - 73064 - CWGC has Rupert Ruben Watt Allen. The National Probate Calendar has Ruben Watt Allen, and records that he died at Highfield Nursing Home, London Road, Stanmore, Middx. Just to confuse his name further, the burials register has Rupert Watt Allen.

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    Default Re: 420118 - Unaccounted airmen - 18-1-1942

    AT-6 41-553, 1 BFTS.
    Lac William Lewis IBBS 1331173 RAFVR.
    Ibbs is at rest at Terrell ( Oakland ) Memorial Park, Texas, USA.

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