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    Looking for details on the death on 25-02-1945 of LAC Ronald LATHAM 1476598.

    96 squadron was at that time part of Transport Command, and based at RAF Leconfield flying Halifaxes.

    I can locate two other 96 squadron casualties that day:
    PO (AG) James Walker MARSHALL - 186411
    Flt Sgt (Flt Engr) George STRONG 1611982 (who is buried in Beverley despite coming from Middlesex)

    All their deaths are recorded as Killed On Active Service, and are registered in Holderness.

    Many Thanks
    Martyn

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    Hello Martyn,

    25-2-1945
    No.96 Squadron
    Halifax B.III MZ464:6H-Q

    Crashed into high ground at Brantingham, near Brough, Yorks, during descent in poor visibilty.

    Casualties (Alpha order.)

    AUS412418 F/O Edward Maxwell ENGLAND DFC RAAF +
    AUS415329 F/O Max Leslie HUBBARD MID RAAF +
    1476598 LAC Ronald LATHAM RAFVR +
    186411 P/O (Air Gnr.) James Walker MARSHALL RAFVR +
    1611982 F/Sgt (Flt. Engr.) George STRONG RAFVR +

    See:
    The Halifax File.
    Roberts,R,N.(comp.)
    Tonbridge:Air Britain(Historians),1982.
    p.94

    and...

    1429353 LAC Peter McGINN +26-2-1945, possibly involved in this loss. McGinn, listed Flight July 19, 1945 p.81 - Died of Wounds or Injuries received on Active Service. England,Hubbard,Latham,Marshall and Strong, mentioned in same casualty list.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 26th October 2009 at 15:57. Reason: minor correction

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    Col,

    Thank you very much for your excellent reply with the additional research.

    Martyn
    Last edited by Martyn A Critchlow; 26th October 2009 at 16:19. Reason: Minor correction

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