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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 12-6-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Cpl Leonard J. BARNES - 919913 - age 26.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC1 Alfred E. COOK - 1427965 - 2774 Sqn RAF Regt.

    C - Killed on active service (and presumably all killed in "The Eagle" pub in Kings Lynn which was hit by a bomb and demolished):
    Sgt William R. COOPER - 925750 - 218 Sqn (Marham, Norfolk(;
    Sgt Norman B. DAY - 1375479 - 114 Sqn (West Raynham, Norfolk);
    Sgt Tom I. FIELDING - RAAF 408142 - 21 Sqn (Bodney, Norfolk);
    AC2 William T. HOLMES - 1474872 - age 38;
    Sgt (Ag) George JONES - 776041 - 218 Sqn (Marham, Norfolk);
    Sgt (WOp) David E. KILLELEA - 1170643 - 115 Sqn (Marham, Norfolk);
    Sgt James H. LAURIE - 1062864;
    Sgt Edward W. MALLETT - 931919;
    Sgt Joseph MILLIGAN - 1117073;
    Sgt (Obs) George T.A. ROBINS - 1284692 - 114 Sqn (West Raynham, Norfolk);
    Sgt Brian W. SWAFFIELD - 1194408;
    Sgt (Obs) George H. WHALEN - 751942 - 21 Sqn (Bodney, Norfolk), and
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Albert J. YOUNG - 1269029 - 114 Sqn (West Raynham, Norfolk).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Typo............
    For COOK to be read COCK.

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    Hello Henk,

    A name, possibly missing from your 'Eagle' pub casualties:-

    1060537 Sgt John Bertram CAMPBELL RAFVR (114 Sqn)
    Buried King's Lynn (Gayton Road) Cemetery. Sec. M. Coll. grave 2.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 12th August 2009 at 15:22. Reason: minor correction

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    Henk/Col
    Found a peice on the Eagle bombing, 42 dead, 18 of which were civilians. The service personnel were celebrating the 21st birthday of a colleague. At the moment the only one i can find in Henks list with age of 21 is Killelea, of course, this does'nt mean that it was his party.
    www.bar-red.co.uk/history.html
    Last edited by AlanW; 12th August 2009 at 15:29.

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    Hi Henk
    From the "Eagle" list there are exceptions
    George Whalen,23, registered at Crosby. Lancashire.
    Killelea,Mallett, Milligan, and Swaffield didn't appear on the register but all are buried in King's Lynn.All the other names are registered in King's Lynn. Apart from Whalen it would seem likely that all are associated with the bombing of the Eagle but why 4 do not appear on the register I just don't know
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    Henk,

    Chorley BCL ROH :-

    Laurie 218 Sqn
    Mallett 114 Sqn
    Milligan 21 OTU
    Swaffield 114 Sqn

    Mark

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    Mark,

    Chorley BCL ROH/120

    1117073 Sgt MILLIGAN Joseph 12-6-42 114 Sqn

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 13th August 2009 at 08:26. Reason: minor correction

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    Kings Lynn civilians for that date, 'Not at hotel' simply means that the CWGC entry does not mention they were in the hotel.

    ADAMS, ERNEST VICTOR, E V Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 54 Not at Hotel
    ADAMS, EVA MAY, E M Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 44 W.V.S
    ADAMS, LEONARD WILLIAM, L W Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 46
    ADAMS, WILLIAM THOMAS, W T Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 19 FAAP Member, Not at hotel
    BAKER, GLADYS LOUVAIN, G L Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 27 Not at hotel
    CURTIS, EMMA, E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 50 Not at hotel
    CURTIS, FREDERICK BARNABY, F B Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 49 Not at hotel
    DAVIS, WILLIAM, W Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 66
    DREW, CHARLOTTE, C Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 63 Not at hotel
    FRANKLIN, FLORENCE DAISY, F D Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 49 Not at hotel
    GIBBS, ANN SUSAN, A S Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 63 Not at hotel
    JECKELLS, WILFRED GEORGE, W G Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 30 Leading Fireman, N.F.S. Not at Hotel
    JOHNSON, SARAH, S Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 46 Not at hotel
    JONES, HERBERT WILLIAM, H W Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 32 Not at hotel
    KING, KATHLEEN ELIZABETH, K E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 49 Not at hotel
    KING, RALPH EVERSHED, R E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 49 Fire Guard, Not at hotel
    McKENZIE, JAMES, J Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 51 Fire Guard, not at hotel
    PADDY, IVY EVELINE, I E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 26 Not at Hotel
    RICHES, WILLIAM EDMONDS, W E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 50 Fire Guard, not at hotel
    SCULPHER, STANLEY AUGUSTUS, S A Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 36 F.A.P. Member
    SEAMAN, ALBERT, A Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 44
    SEAMAN, EDITH MARY, E M Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 44
    TAYLOR, PRISCILLA, P Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 47
    WALLER, FREDERICK, F Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 44
    WALLER, VIOLET ETHEL, V E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 51 W.V.S.
    WATLING, EDWARD, E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 36
    WATLING, FREDA ELLEN, F E Civilian Civilian War Dead 12/06/1942 27

    I'll post this then check surname cross references. other than Jones, there are no surname match ups between civilians and service men.

    I note also there are no Kings Lynn casualties dying in the day or two after, injured may have died at hospital in another district.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 13th August 2009 at 09:37.
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    Thanks friends for all your reactions.
    Col: CAMPBELL not missing in my files; simply forgotten.
    Dick: Not registered probably because it took time for the identification. For KILLELEA, MALLETT, MILLIGAN and SWAFFIELD mentioned in Flight: "MISSING believed KOAS".
    "42 Dead, 18 of which were civilians" means that 24 were non-civilians and I only have 14 names.
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    I'd be wary of the figures, the list I created above contains 27 civilian names, some of whom were Fire service people, at least two women were W.V.S. and only 11 of them are said to be in the Eagle Hotel.

    11 'civilians' in the hotel, 14 service men = 25

    27 total civilians in the area + 14 airmen = 41 people!! Close!

    Four of the service men might be off duty and counted by the author as civilians.
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