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    There is a page here for an obit of a Schwaighart, Roger dated 1950

    http://www.ssghs.org/blue_island_obits_S-Z.htm

    Offering an obit for $5.00 from Blue Island Sun Standard Obituaries


    I wonder (just wonder) if the obit is from the date of his repatiation to US (just a guess) IF (AND BIG IF) it is the same guy
    BTW he had an accident while with the USAAF in 1941, so must have joined RAF afterwards...


    http://www.accident-report.com/world/namerica/slist/rankin.html



    410709 SCHWAIGHART, ROGER R PT-17 41-1017 RANKIN FIELD, CA


    According to Ancestry a Roger R Schwaighart enlisted in US and was from Cook County Illinois

    http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WWIIenlist&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=0&msT =1&gss=ms_db&gsln=SCHWAIGHART&dbOnly=_F0003860&#37 ;7C_F0003860_x&dbOnly=_F0003863%7C_F0003863_x&dbOn ly=_F000386C%7C_F000386C_x

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    See it free here:

    http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&sc=24994,24 995,24996,24998,24997,24993,24981,24983&bc=,sl,fd& txt_24995=SCHWAIGHART&op_24995=0&nfo_24995=V,24,19 00&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1181599


    UPDATE:

    Blue Island Sun was a paper located in Illinois

    So the obit is probably his or his fathers

    A Paul Schwaighart Sr died in Blue Island Illinois in 1966 maybe a father?
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    This sounds plausible the Maidenhead Register is a register of non-UK personal whose bodies were dis-interred and returned to their country of origin so it looks likely he was originally buried in India and then returned to the USA.

    Malcolm

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    Schwaighart's service number gives his date and place of enrolment in RAF as Dec 1941, Euston. Could he have been washed out of US Air Force I wonder.

    DaveW

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    Blue Island obit for 1950 was due to repatration of his body back to USA in 1950 unfortuately it did not say where from. Btw I just asked and did not fork out 5 dollars for copy so I can't add any more info

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    Henk,

    Friday, 30 October 1942.

    Three accidents were reported on this date. North-east of Dum Dum a Liberator was abandoned by its crew, who baled out safely. Hurricanes were lost by 79 and 17 Squadrons, Sgt Coxon of the former unit and Sgt Scheighart [sic], a US citizen with the latter unit, both being killed.

    See:
    Air War Over Burma.
    Shores,Christopher.
    London:Grub Street,2005
    p.32

    Col.

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    Thanks Col. Sgt COXON's (79 Sqn) aircraft was Hurricane IIC - BN482; ran out of fuel while lost and bellylanded, Chital.
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    LAC John DAVIES - 1095230 - A verdict of found drowned was recorded. He met a fellow RAF man in Bath on 30 October 1942, and was said not to be in the best of health, and was reported missing the next day. There had been a disturbance at Broad Quay involving RAF men and other service personnel, although it was not known whether Davies was involved. His body was recovered from the River Avon on 1 December 1942.
    (Western Daily Press, 5 December 1942)

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    Great uodates Nartyn. Keep up the good work.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    46068 F/O William Patrick Palmer (Age 34) Killed in an RTC (no further details available) Burial location; All Saints Churchyard, Wittering, Cambridgeshire
    Er . . . He was the MTO at RAF Wittering!?!

    Tony H

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    Hello

    Sgt William J. VICK - 610957 - the Wells Journal of November 6th 1942 reported his funeral, including the following:

    He was taken ill about eight weeks ago and was sent home on sick leave. He did not recover and on his 24th birthday he was removed to Bath Military Hospital where he passed away on Friday night.

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