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    Can anyone help to provide the full names of 4 FFAF aircrew killed in Wellington MkX MF553,
    No.20 OTU,26.5.1944 near Consett,County Durham.From a crew of 7,the following 4 Free French Air Force aircrew were killed.
    Captain R.Richard-Killed
    Lt R.Blot-Killed
    S/Lt A.Pontin-Killed
    Sgt J.Fischbach-Killed

    Are these 4 aircrew still buried at Harrogate or returned home after the war?

    Thanks,Toml

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    The death registers names them as:

    Durham North Western District.
    Rene Richard age 36
    Roule C V Blot age 26
    Alexander Ponton age 27
    Jean L Fischbach age 22
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Those excellent folks at www.twgpp.org

    Ponton or Fischbach do not appear on their database, so maybe they were returned home.

    http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1743744
    Blot, Raoul Constant Valentin
    Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery
    Country: England
    Area: Surrey
    Rank: Airman
    Official Number: 1061
    Unit:
    Force: Air Force
    Nationality: French
    Details:
    26/05/1944 Plot 29 Row C Grave 25.


    Richard, Rene
    Brookwood Military Cemetery - Richard, Rene
    Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery
    Country: England
    Area: Surrey
    Rank: Captain
    Official Number: 1408
    Unit:
    Force: Air Force
    Nationality: French
    Details:
    26/05/1944 Plot 29 Row B Grave 37.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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    Default Well MF553

    Thanks for the names Dennis!!

    Toml

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