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    Hi,

    Looking for aircraft, place and possible cause of crash of french crew Jacques WELLARD dead on 29 October 1945. Before his dead he posted at 10 (O) AFU

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    Bertran

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    Halifax VI RG561 of 347 Sqn (L8-C) took off Elvington, Yorkshire, on a ferry flight to l'Armée de l'air Bordeaux-Mérignac. Pilot - Sgt-chef Paul ROQUE, 37127 - lost control on take-off and crashed Sheep Walk's Farm, Esrick near Deighton, 8 miles SE of Elvington. WELLARD baled the aircraft from a too low altitude. Sgt (Bombaimer) Henri J.A. PRADES - 36925 - dien in the crash.
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    Thanks Henk for this precise reply. Service number of Jacques WELLARD is 37131.

    Bertrand

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    Bertrand,
    On same aircraft:
    Safe: Sgt Jean GALEA - 1404; Sgt Marcel BAUD - 36899.
    Injured and admitted York Mil. Hosp.: Sgt Jean BOISSAVIE - 1356; Sgt Henri BOURGOUND - 407; Adj BARUSSAUD; Adj DOUCE.
    Seriously injured and admitted Sheffield Mil. Hosp.: Sgt-chef BARDON.

    Not sure whether names and matricules are correct.

    Henk.

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    Default 451029 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 29-10-1945

    Hello,

    451029 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 29-10-1945

    From Henk's List -

    WAAF
    UK
    LEWIS, Rose Edith - LACW - 2001988 - WAAF - Morden Cemetery, Surrey.

    FRANCE
    PRADES, Henri Jacques Andre (FFAF) - Sgt (Bomb Aimer) - 36925 - 347 Sqdn - RAF - (eb UK1165 2/11/45) - [ Halifax VI - RG561 "L8-C"] - The Maidenhead Register, Berkshire - Repatriated to France - [ Henk had "L8-Q" and also "initially buried UK1168" ?].
    RG561 took off on a Ferry Flight Elvington/Mérignac, crashed at Escrick, near Deighton).


    UK
    DONOVAN, Michael - AC1 - 1269448 - 3 Sqdn - RAFVR - Ryde Borough Cemetery, Isle of Wight.
    DUNNINGTON, Lawrence - Sgt - 743422 - RAFVR - Driffield Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    ELLIS, Alexander - F/O - 105892 - RAFVR - Aberdeen (Springbank ) Cemetery, Aberdeenshire.
    SWANNELL, Bertram George - LAC - 962065 - RAFVR - Wooton (St. Mary ) Churchyard & Extension, Bedfordshire.
    VAINES, Harold - LAC - 981411 - RAFVR - Bolton (Astley Bridge ) Cemetery, Lancashire.
    WELLARD, Jacques Victor (FFAF) - S/Lt (Nav) - 37131 - 347 Sqdn - RAF - (eb UK 1165 - 2/11/45) - [ Halifax VI - RG561 "L8-C"] - [ Henk had "L8-Q"] - Plot 29, Row B, Grave 11, Brookwood Military Cemetery.
    RG561 took off on a Ferry Flight Elvington/Mérignac, crashed at Escrick, near Deighton).

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    AUSTRALIA
    PARSONS, Eric Norman - LAC - 123468 - RAAF - Townsville War Cemetery, Queensland, Australia - [ Died from an illness ].

    GERMANY
    CROSLAND, Jack - W/O(Pilot) - 1332341 - RAFVR - Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. [ Martinet I - HP264 - 17 APC ].
    POOLEY, Ronald - LAC - 1530862 - RAFVR - Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. [ Martinet I - HP264 - 17 APC ].

    INDIA
    WELLINGTON, Leslie Francis - F/L - 169264 - RAFVR - Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.

    INDONESIA
    RUSSELL, Alfred Arthur McKay - LAC - 1566068 - RAFVR - Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia.

    NETHERLANDS
    WYLIE, Kenneth Thomas - Sgt - 1170082 - RAFVR - Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    SINGAPORE
    CLINCH, Denys Stanley - Sqdn/Ldr - 46369 - RAF - Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.[ Not in "Unsung Heroe's"].

    Alex

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    Alex

    UK
    LEWIS, Rose Edith - the National Probate Calendar states that she died at R.A.F. Camp Bicester.

    DONOVAN, Michael - registered Isle of Wight

    DUNNINGTON, Lawrence - died at the Hull Royal Infirmary after an illness.

    ELLIS, Alexander - the Aberdeen Journal of October 30th 1945 reports that he died at the City hospital Aberdeen. He had a been a P.o.W of the Japanese from the fall of Singapore, and had returned to Aberdeen on October 12th 1945.

    SWANNELL, Bertram George - the Bedfordshire Times and Independent of November 2nd 1945 reports the he died suddenly at the home of his mother in Bedford.

    VAINES, Harold - registered Marylebone

    WELLARD, Jacques Victor - registered Howden, Yorkshire

    INDIA
    WELLINGTON, Leslie Francis - R.A.F. Kolar

    INDONESIA
    RUSSELL, Alfred Arthur McKay - 5756 M.S.U.

    NETHERLANDS
    WYLIE, Kenneth Thomas - 6223 B.D. Flight

    SINGAPORE
    CLINCH, Denys Stanley - H.Q. 231 Group

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    Simon

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    Hello,

    AUSTRALIA - PARSONS, Eric Norman - LAC - 123468 - RAAF - No.6 Transport & Movement Office, Townsville, Queensland.

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170627757

    Nothing in No.6 T & M O ORB. Need to see A705 (undigitised).

    Col.

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    LEWIS, Rose Edith - LACW - 29.10.1945 - WAAF - died at R.A.F. Camp Bicester.

    Would anybody have any indication as to cause of death - accident or natural causes?

    Tony

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