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    I see what you mean now Dennis, but it was the way your lists were presented that confused me. "Sgt Runn Unit: 1403 Met Flight" - no punctuation and with '1403 Met Flight' following "Unit" implied that the unit was identified.

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    Dennis

    I have 18 RAFVR names as being lost on 15 July 1941 - your 15 plus three with no units. Two of the latter are Sgts listed as missing in action in the same communique as Culley - L H Anderson (907274) and F Elliot (951775). It is possible/probable one or both of these men was with Culley.

    The third man is a AC2 H M Richards (907188), unlikely to be aircrew so discounted.

    Via a third party I'm in contact with a pilot who was posted to 1403 Met Flight on 30 June to replace a Blenheim pilot who had gone missing on a RHOMBUS (North Sea met reconnaissance) sortie earlier in the month. The name "Culley" rings a bell but 'my' pilot cannot be sure if he was a pilot or one of the crew.

    Apologies if you've covered all this yourself.

    Brian

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    Gents,
    CULLEY is listed by Ross McNeill in his CC Losses Vol.1 page 136 on Blenheim V5852.
    Further info that Culley's body was found washed ashore 19-9-1941 near Siltofte. ANDERSON and ELLIOTT still on the Runnymede. Blenheim coded 'A' and may have been shot down by Marineflak (Naval AA) into the North Sea N off Ameland Island.
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    Refer to msg # 8 (Dennis) and to the airmen's svcnrs:

    1394911 and 1133022 were on Wellington T2802.

    136840 and 992991 were on Henley L3292.

    1408823 and 1397162 are buried in Tilburg (NL) and may have been involved in an accident at B.77 Gilze-Rijen.

    549546 and 1169055 are buried in La Haye-du-Routot Churchyard, Dept. Eure, France.

    1529279, 545959, 1529285, 1874201 and 1534309 were on Landing Ship Tank 715.

    Henk.

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    Henk,

    I'm not able to check the 1403 Met Flight ORB at present so cannot confirm that Anderson and Elliot were on the same aircraft as Culley, although it's quite possible given they are the only two RAF fatalities on 15 July 1941 listed without a unit (I've discounted Richards as he couldn't have been aircrew).

    The aircraft's track should have taken it from Bircham Newton to about 56N 05E, so if it was the aircraft shot down off Ameland Island it was way off track.

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    Hello

    AC2 Thomas YOUNG - 1864952 - the Lincolnshire Echo of December 24th 1942 reported the following:

    DIED WHILE TRAINING

    At a Skegness inquest on A.C.2 Thomas Young (44), of South Shields, formerly a ship’s pilot, it was stated that he died when on physical training at Skegness after being in the service 14 days.

    A.C.2 George Bell said they had been doing exercises, and in the rest period deceased fell, and died before arrival in hospital. He had never heard him say anything about exercises being too strenuous.
    Cpl. John Clifford Hartley (physical instructor), said the exercises required very little effort. Before starting the class he asked if anyone had been excused P.T., and there was no reply.

    Dr. W. Brownlie said a post-mortem examination showed a condition of acute pneumonia, the liver was enlarged, and weighed four lbs., and there was a cyst in the left kidney. Death was due to acute influenzal-pneumonia.

    “Natural causes” was the verdict.

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