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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 20-6-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC William J. BLEEKS - 1035372 (from N.Ireland), and
    AC1 Stanley W. SPURLING - 1245395 - age 37.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC Robert G. GLOYNE - 1388404.

    C - Proposed aircraft loss:
    Master I - N8051 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing Stoney Stretton, Shropshire.

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    Hi Henk

    Bleeks and Spurling - could not find in Eng/Wales so possibly Scotland/N Ireland

    Gloyne - Manchester

    Malcolm

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    A 24 yr old William James Bleeks is registered in Kirkwall district of Orkney during 1942.

    There is a 35 yr old Stanley William Spurling registered in St Clement district of Dundee City. CWGC has him aged 37.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Thanks Dennis & Malcolm. Files amended.
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    Found LAC R G Gloyne DOAS Nov 5th Magazine
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello

    LAC William J. BLEEKS - 1035372 - the Statutory Death Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 10.30 p.m. at the Military Hosital, Kirkwall, the result of an extra dural haemorrhage and cerebral compression, which he suffered as the result of a motor accident.

    AC1 Stanley W. SPURLING - 1245395 - the Dundee Courier of June 22nd 1942 reported the following:

    AIRMAN DIES AFTER CYCLING ACCIDENT
    Aircraftman Stanley Spurling, who was about 35 and belonged to King's Lynn, died in Dundee Royal Infirmary on saturday night. While riding a bicycle in Old Glamas Road he fell and sustained head injuries.


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    Default Re: 420620 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-6-1942

    Not listed above but in the database as 'unaccounted' for this date:-

    353214 W/O Alfred Henry SCRUTTON RAF
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qnum=109144
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/fi...-alfred-henry/

    Alfred Henry Scrutton
    'Soldier'
    Died at Oribi Military Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, aged 41, of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    From the Form of Information of a Death on FamilySearch:-
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61...KDT?cc=2721608

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Frank Dowler Bollert R 134442 , he died in the Deer Lodge hospital, Winnipeg of uraemia brought on by glomurule nephritis, shortly after being discharged from hospital after suffering with pneumonia
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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    William Robert Challis West 1430344 , an equipment assistant attached to 105 MU at RAF Thika, he was killed in a collision between an RAF lorry and an army lorry at 19:10 hours in Nairobi

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