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Thread: 420424 - Unaccounted airmen - 24-4-1942

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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 24-4-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 Jack FOOTER - 1172992, and
    AC1 John GREEN - 1538763.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC2 Denis L. WILDE - 1383568.

    C - Proposed aircraft loss:
    Proctor I - R7522 - 2 SS - spun into ground Highway Farm, near Calne, Wiltshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] V. MICHALEK - 787596 [Cz]).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk,

    according to Czech sources A. J. Chivers (civilian) was killed in Proctor R7522, CWGC website details:

    CHIVERS
    Initials: A J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Civilian
    Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
    Date of Death: 24/04/1942
    Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
    Reporting Authority: CALNE AND CHIPPENHAM, RURAL DISTRICT


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    Hi Henk
    Footer,22, registered in Gloucester City
    Wilde, 24, registered at Paddington, W Central London
    John Green didn't come up but I see on CWGC that he is buried on the Isle of Man and would be out of my reach if he died there. CWGC has his parents as being in Preston Lancashire and I did find a John R Green ,36 registered at Clitheroe, Lancashire and also a John W Green,36, registered at Rotherham, W Yorkshire. CWGC has his age as 37.
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    Thanks Dick and Pavel for your help.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Albert J Chivers and MICHALEK are both registered in Chippenham district on the same page of the register.

    No luck confirming Wilde of Green situations.
    Dennis Burke
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    Default 420424 - Unaccounted airman (RAAF) - 24-4-1942

    Looking for unit (may have been 260 Sqn) and serial number of the Kittyhawk on which:
    AUS402893 Sgt Frank W. TREGEAR - RAAF, was killed 24-4-1942. His name is commemorated on Column 266 of the Alamein Memorial.
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    Alan Storr's document shows:

    402893 Sergeant TREGEAR, Frank Webster
    Source:
    NAA : A705, 163/168/130
    Aircraft Type: Kittyhawk
    Serial number: AK 966
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 260 Sqn RAF
    Summary:
    Kittyhawk AK 966 of 260 Sqn RAF, Middle East was strafing an enemy motor transport
    column on 24 April 1942 near Cyrenaica, Libya. While passing over the target after the
    attack a lorry blew up and the aircraft was seen to crash in flames.
    Crew:
    RAAF 402893 Sgt Tregear, F W (Pilot)
    Following post war searches and investigations when no trace of the aircraft or the
    missing pilot was found, it was recorded in 1949 that Sgt Tregear had no known grave.


    Martyn

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    Thanks Martyn. I bookmarked the website but obviously failed to find the info on TREGEAR.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Been checking some Isle of Man registers and can confirm

    AC1 John GREEN - 1538763 as registered at Andreas, Isle of Man

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    Thanks Ross. Casualty Communique Nr. 102 has an AC2 J. GREEN as 'died on active service'.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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