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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 6-3-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:
    AC1 Alexander H. FARRELL - 979215 - 286 Sqn (Colerne, Wiltshire), and
    LAC Sydney J. J. SMITH - 1091853.
    Both names not found in Flight archives.
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    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Farrell,26 registered at Bridgend, Glamorgan, S Wales.His unit was scattered in detachments all over the counties like Cornwall, Devon, Wiltshire etc but it is possible that he was ,at least temporarily, at St Athan to instruct or to recieve instruction.The Sqn had only recently recieved Hurricanes according to Jeffords RAF Squadrons
    Smith,28,registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Possibly connects him to RAF Halton or the Hospital there
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    There is an LAC S J Smith in Flight magazine April 23rd 1942. under DOAS Scanned as L.A/C. 8. J. Smith


    Can't help with Fletcher though.
    Dennis Burke
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    Henk,

    AC1 Alexander H. FARRELL - 979215 - DOAS, The Times Jan 28, 1943. p.8

    Col.

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    Thanks all for your help.
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    Default 420603 - Unaccounted airman - 3-6-1942

    Looking for GRO-listing of:
    LAC George V. BLAKE - 1260954 - age 21 - DOAS - buried Fayid War Cem., Egypt.
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    The unit is listed as 21 Sect. Op. Room.
    Dennis Burke
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    LAC Sydney J. J. SMITH - 1091853 - accidental death, was knocked down by a cyclist in the road at Marsworth. He was taken to a hospital at Halton, where he was found to be dead.
    (Bucks Herald, 3 April 1942)

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    Hello

    AC1 Alexander H. FARRELL - 979215 - his entry on findagrve.com states "According to Death Cert. - Lost at Sea."

    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...03630&ref=acom

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Sydney Laing 1072473, he was reported killed to the RAF inn the java train ambush by a returning Pow In November 1945

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