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    Default Sqn Ldr BENJAMIN THOMAS SCOTT

    Hi All

    MASSEY, FRANK Plt Off 47582 and SCOTT, BENJAMIN THOMAS Sqn Ldr 39130, both of No 235 Wing were killed on 6 Apr 1942 and are buried in Halfaya, does anyone have any further details?

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    Hi Malcolm,

    I have note which mentions he and five other men were killed at Sidi Barrani during an air raid at 0315 !

    I will look and see if I can anymore details.

    Mark

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    Many thanks Mark

    The others could have been
    GREENARD, JOHN DANIEL - AC1 613984
    MALLAM, GODFREY - LAC 1270510
    both with No 80 Sqn

    GODDEN, JAMES GEORGE - LAC 1176451 with No 221 Sqn and
    WAKEHAM, ERIC REGINALD - AC1 909803, also of No 235 Wing
    as well as Massey

    Malcolm
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    Hello,

    Also - HAILSTONE, ROY WILLIAM - AC2 1236500

    Col.

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    Thanks Col

    That would make seven in total?

    Malcolm

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    Hello

    The deaths of Mallam and Greenard are recorded in the 80 Sqn ORB Form 540:

    April 6th 1942

    Weather fine. There was a heavy bombing attack on Gambut in the early hours of the morning by the light of the waning moon. Unfortunately an 80 A/C was set on fire and this led to a concentration of the bombing effort on the Squadron’s dispersal area. The Squadron lost two airmen LACs. Mallam and Greenard killed; one A/C burnt out and two damaged.

    Regards

    Simon

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