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    Default 400621 - Unaccounted airmen - 21-6-1940

    What caused the death of the following airmen killed on active service (Flight Global):

    Sgt (Wop/Ag) Patrick F. CLARKE - 546660 - Flight Global: killed in action (while flying in operations against the enemy) - 254 Sqn (Blenheim - Sumburgh/Shetlands), buried Lerwick New Cem., Zetlandshire (UK8375), and

    Sgt (Nav) Irving H. GUDDON - 741041, buried Medstead Cem., Hampshire (UK4873), and

    Sgt (Pilot) Charles B. HAZEL - 517158, buried Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cem., Essex (UK3614), and

    Sgt (Wop) James P ROSS - 625019, buried Urmston Cem., Lancashire (UK864), and finally

    Sgt (Pilot) William R. SPEIR - 580985, buried Ayr Cem. (UK7699).

    Aircraft losses for this day:

    Anson I - K6272 - SAN - crashed on approach Adamton House, Monkton, Ayrshire
    Audax I - K3093 - 7 FTS - crashed in forced landing Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire
    Gladiator II - N5716 - FF Shetlands - crashed in forced landing Haroldswick, Unst, Shetlands
    Hart Trainer - K6469 - 12 FTS - crashed on landing Grantham
    Monospar ST-4 - X9367 - 6 AACU - crashed in forced landing Congleton, Cheshire
    Oxford II - N4767 - 14 FTS - crashed take-off at night Cranfield
    Shark II - K8901 - TTU - crashed in forced landing 2 miles NNE of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    you can discount Gladiator N5716 as the pilot, Noel Francis, survived when the aircraft overturned on the beach. He was killed in 1941.

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    Henk

    I am unable to find Clarke in the death registers.

    The other four you name were in the Anson K6272.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Interestingly Clarke isn't listed in the squadron site's Roll of Honour:

    http://www2.bc.edu/~emerypa/254/roh.html

    I wonder if they've got the squadron wrongon CWGC. I noted four mistakes earlier today for two mosquito losses in 1945, so wouldn't be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davew View Post
    Henk

    I am unable to find Clarke in the death registers.

    The other four you name were in the Anson K6272.

    regards

    DaveW
    Patrick F Clarke is listed on the GRO WAR DEATHS R.A.F.ALL RANKS (1939 to 1948).
    The unit is listed there as 254Sqn.

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    Thanks all for your help. CLARKE (546660) will remain on my "unaccounted" list, but for sure more RAF Commands Forum visitors will start searching for him now.
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    AIR 81/970 1940 Jan 01 1947 Dec 31
    Sergeant P F Clarke:
    report of death; Blenheim R3827 in air operations, 21 June 1940

    As R3827 crashed on take off 4 March 1941 presume CLARKE was brought back dead or dying from a mission.

    Martyn

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    Hi

    I can't remember where I got it from but I have Clarke as being killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9028 'A' of No 204, Sqn, on escort duty when a long burst of fire from a Do-18 ripped apart his turret.

    I took 254 as being a typo for 204 at the time.

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    Hello

    Sgt (Nav) Irving H. GUDDON - 741041 - this is in fact Irving Alfred Haig GLIDDON.

    Regards

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    Default 400621 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21- 06 -1940

    Hello,

    400621 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21- 06 -1940

    From Henk's list -

    PAKISTAN
    JONES, Hugh Thomas - Lac - 524515 - RAF - 28 Sqn.
    Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
    Cause of death ?

    UK
    BROWN, Charles William - AC2c - 996318 - RAFVR.
    North Ormesby Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK.
    Cause of death?

    REED, Davis Hewson - Lac - 226215 - RAF.
    Cavers Field ( St. Laurence ) Churchyard, Oxfordshire, UK.
    Cause of death?

    CLARKE, Patrick Francis - Sgt - 546660 - RAF.
    Lerwick New Cemetery, Shetland, UK.
    Blenheim IV - R3827 - 254 Sqn.

    From CWGC -

    DENMARK
    BUTLER, Murray Anderson (Canadian) - P/O - 42103 - RAF.
    Hjardemal Klit Churchyard, Denmark.
    Beaufort I - L9810 - 42 Sqn.

    LIBYA
    BAKER, Benjamin Thomas Morgan - F/Sgt - 563729 - RAF.
    CROHILL, Alfred Francis - Lac - 518932 - RAF.
    ROYLE, William Charles - Cpl - 518637 - RAF.
    SMITH, John Basil Wentworth - F/Lt - 37214 - RAF.
    These four airmen rest at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Across, Libya.
    They were crew of Bombay - L5850 - 216 Sqn.

    NEW ZEALAND
    KITSON, John Hugh - Sqn/Ldr - 34160 - RAF.
    Christchurch (Upper Riccarton) Anglican Church Cemetery, Christchurch City, New Zealand.
    Oxford - 275 - 1 SFTS(NZ).

    NORWAY
    BATES, William John - Sgt - 567448 - RAF.
    Beaufort I - L9810 - 42 Sqn.
    WALLIS, Charles Andrew - F/O - 39180 - RAF.
    Hudson I - N7246 - 233 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Haugesund (Rossbo) Var Frelses Cemetery Norway.

    WILLUGHBY, Francis John - Sgt - 565351 - RAF.
    Bergen (Mollen Dal) Church Cemetery, Norway.
    Beaufort - L4486 - 42 Sqn.

    UK
    GLIDDON, Irving Alfred Haig - Sgt - 741041 - RAFVR.
    Medstead Cemetery, Hampshire, UK.
    HAZEL, Charles Bernard - Sgt - 517158 - RAF.
    Southend-on-Sea(Suttn Road) Cemetery, Essex, UK.
    ROSS, James Percy - Sgt - 625019 - RAF.
    Urmston Cemetery, Lancashire, UK.
    SPEIR, William Rowan - Sgt - 580985 - RAF.
    Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, UK.
    These four airmen were crew of Anson I - K6272 - SoAN.

    The following seventeen airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

    BARRIE-SMITH, William - FO - 39178 - RAF.
    DALE, Frederick - Sgt - 508348 - RAF.
    These two airmen were crew of Beaufort I - L9810 - 42 Sqn.

    GOW, Denholm - Lac - 532923 - RAF.
    PHILLIPS, Marcel Adrian - P/O - 44259 - RAF.
    RIGG, Alan George - P/O - 41067 - RAF.
    TANNER, George Edward - AC1c - 625471 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Beaufort I - L4501 - 42 Sqn.

    MALCOLM, Colin Alistair - Sgt - 523441 - RAF.
    SEAGRIM, Herbert John - F/O - 39176 - RAF.
    WHITE, John - Lac - 627575 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Beaufort I - L4486 - 42 Sqn.

    HIBBETT, Leslie Arthur - Sgt - 581116 - RAF.
    Blenheim IV - L9334 - 4 FPP.

    FEENY, Dunstan Yves - Sqn/Ldr - 32076 - RAF.
    WALTON, George William Eric - Sgt - 568459 - RAF.
    WILSON, Charles Grant McNAB - Sgt - 519827 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7246 - 233 Sqn.

    CARGILL, Arthur Sydenham Tremenheere - P/O - 43197 - RAF.
    FENNELL, Christopher Francis - Sgt - 531039 - RAF.
    WEIGHTMAN, Percival William - Sgt - 533027 - RAF.
    WILLIAMSON, Albert Edward - F/Lt - 37370 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7287 - 224 Sqn.

    The following six Naval airmen are Commemorated on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire, UK.

    BERRY, Frederick - NA1c - FX.82150 - HMS Vulture/Sparrowhawk - RN, ( CWGC has date as 22nd ?).[ See Henk's "Y0088"] .
    DAY, Anthony Victor MacAskie S/Lt(A) - HMS Furious/Sparrowhawk - RN.
    These two Naval Airmen were crew of Roc - "H" - 801 Sqn FAA, RN.

    CATER, Leonard Beale - S/Lt(A) - HMS Sparrowhawk - RN.
    DAVIS, Frederick Walter - PO(A) - FX.76376 - HMS Sparrowhawk - RN.
    These two Naval Airmen were crew of a Swordfish of 823 Sqn FAA RN, (see Henk's "Y0106".

    HULL, Charles Herbert Arthur - Naval Airman - FX.77524 HMS Sparrowhawk - RN.
    WHITE, Maurice Philip - S/Lt(A) - HMS Glorious/Sparrowhawk - RN.
    These two Naval Airmen were crew of a Swordfish of 823 Sqn FAA RN.

    The following four Naval Airman all rest at Texel ( Den Burg ) Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

    BELL, James Louis MacKenzie - Lt(A) - HMS Peregrine - RN.
    HOOKINS, Frank Bryan S/Lt(A) - HMS Peregrine - RN.
    POOLE, Robert George - Naval Airman - FX.79428 - HMS Peregrine - RN.
    These three Naval Airmen were crew of Albacore - L7081 - 826 Sqn FAA, RN.

    DYKE, Victor John ( Cornwall) - S/Lt(A) - HMS Peregrine - RN.
    This Naval Airman was crewmember of Albacore - L7089 - 826 Sqn FAA RN.

    Alex

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