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    Hi All

    Thought some of you might be interested in the following: -

    21 Nov 1942 - 4089 Flt - were killed in an air attack on the airfield at Bone.

    HERSNIP, HARRY Sgt 1356681
    MORRIS, EDWARD MOSS AC1 1507041
    BARKER, HENRY Cpl 1305276
    PATERSON, THOMAS LAC 1305026
    LAW, JAMES LOVE Flt Lt 88780

    09-Dec 1942 HARVEY, FREDERICK CHARLES Cpl 923363 - 4090 Flt - was probably killed in an air attack on the airfield at Canrobert.

    10-Dec 1942 MAYNARD, CECIL EDWARD Cpl 1308065 2819 Sqn - was killed when the Smith gun he was operating exploded during a live firing practice.

    05-Apr 1943 FLEMING, WILLIAM JOSEPH DUDLEY Flt Lt 100686 2771 - was killed when his jeep was hit during an attack on the forward landing grounds at Ouleme and Thelepte.

    18-Sep 1943 KILGALLON, GERARD JOSEPH LAC 1107765 2909 -was probably killed whilst defending the airstrip at Antimachia on Cos.

    19-Sep 1943 MARTELL, GORDON RONALD LAC 1458928 2909 - was probably killed whilst defending the airstrip at Antimachia on Cos.

    7 Jun 1944 - possibly killed when LCT43 as it crossed the Channel from Gosport to Juno Beach.

    SALMON, NEVILLE WILLIAM Sgt 1309425 2726

    7 Jun 1944 - probably killed when LCT46 was hit by a German coastal battery as it crossed the Channel from Gosport to Juno Beach.

    BATCHELOR, LIONEL ALGIE Cpl 1533722 2817
    DRING, NORMAN DOUGLAS LAC 1483454 2817
    PARKER, JAMES RONALD Sgt 1541161 2817

    10 Aug 1944 - was killed or died from injuries susutained at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight.

    ASPEY, JOHN LAC 1100992
    COLES, SYDNEY CHARLES Cpl 1420932
    DURHAM, ANTHONY STUART LAC 1408978
    HICKEY, RICHARD LAC 1435263
    JONES, GLYNDWR AC1 1470834
    PERROTT, ALBERT LAC 1544564
    RICHARDS, HOWELL LAC 1249740
    THOMPSON, JAMES EDWARD LAC 1429820
    BEASLEY, DENNIS HAROLD LAC 1430360
    PARKINSON, ROBERT Cpl 1509159

    McGAUGHEY, THOMAS LAC 1347563 was possibly killed or died from injuries susutained at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight, but he has no unit listed on CWGC or GRO.

    11 Aug 1944 - probably died from injuries susutained at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight the previous day.

    CROMBIE, JAMES LAC 1556765
    HIGGINS, MARTIN LAC 1348953
    LOCK, ALFRED REGINALD CHARLES Cpl 1250719
    MORAN, WILLIAM TERENCE Cpl 1528632

    28-Oct 1944 DENNIS, JOHN HUGH Fg Off 108554 2908 - was killed when his amoured car was hit by a 37mm anti-tank shell near Kozani in Yugoslavia.

    19-Nov 1944 STRATTON, REGINALD BARTON LAC 1213814 2721 - died from sharpnel wounds sustained whilst storming the sugar factory in Classe Fuori.

    16 Dec 1944 - probably killed when a V2 rocket hit the Rex Cinema in Antwerp

    ALLEN, ARTHUR FOSTER LAC 1435005 2717
    FRANCIS, JOHN LAC 1452021 2717
    AKASS, CHARLES RICHARD Cpl 930476 2757
    CLOTWORTHY, HAROLD LAC 1049735 2757
    REAH, WILLIAM THOMAS HEDLEY LAC 1047387 2757
    WILKINS, LEONARD LAC 1047377 2757
    CHRISTOPHERS, DERRICK HAROLD Fg Off 127570 2880
    WEBDALE, JOHN LAC 1425150 2880

    23 Jan 1945 - was probably killed when a V2 landed on the airfield at Stapleford Tawney destroying a lecture room.


    GIBBONS, THOMAS HENRY LAC 1717400 2727
    TURNER, ARTHUR JAMES LAC 1191253 2839
    BAYNES-COPE, BERYL LACW 2132541 2839
    CLIFFORD, HENRY KEATCH Flt Lt 102320 2839
    JONES, THOMAS LAC 1530699 2839
    METHERELL, REGINALD WILLIAM AC1 3204104 2839
    PEARSON, JOHN DOUGLAS HENRY Flt Lt 124675 2839
    SADLER, KENNETH WILLIAM ROBSON LAC 928445 2839
    BARNES, JAMES FREDERICK Sgt 1300434 2839
    BRACEGIRDLE, THOMAS LAC 1439780 2839
    BRODRIBB, ANTHONY JOHN LAC 1575865 2839
    McAULAY, ALBERT JAMES LAC 1554581 2839

    08-Mar 1945 DAVIS, ROBERT WILLIAM LAC 921417 2945 Sqn - probably killed in a firefight near the forward airfield at Ondauk.

    24-Mar 1945 LANDER, CUTHBERT MONS Wg Cdr 108159 OC, 1307 Wing - he was killed by a sniper whilst leading a morning sweep in defence of the airfield at Meiktila together with DAKERS, WILLIAM LAC 1348027 2708 Sqn.


    09-Apr 1945 DOHERTY, ANTHONY LAC 1556904 and ROBERTS, ERIC LLOYD Fg Off 127666 both of 2805 Sqn - killed in the fighting to secure a crossing of the Ems-Weser Canal.

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Great list Malcolm, cheers for sharing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    McGAUGHEY, THOMAS LAC 1347563 was possibly killed or died from injuries susutained at Tortorella when a P38 crashed into 2933's tented area as it took off on a test flight, but he has no unit listed on CWGC or GRO.
    Flight has him as McCAUGHEY with a 'C' and he is listed as DOAS

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    Malcolm,

    Re: 2933 Sqn Casualties 10/11-8-1944, Tortorella, Italy.

    August 1944 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports.

    Date: 10-8-1944
    A/c.Type: P-38L
    Serial No: 43-28654
    Sqn: 95FS
    Group: 82FG
    Home Base: -
    Air Force: !5AF
    Action: KCREF (Killed in crash, due to engine failure).
    Damage: 5 (totally destroyed)
    Pilot: O-762355 2nd Lt Lawrence H. Kinard, Jr. - DNB - Hometown, Fulton County, Georgia.
    Country: Italy
    US State: -
    Location: Tortorella

    http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Aug1944O.htm

    and...

    http://raf-112-squadron.org/82ndfghonor_roll.html

    Col.
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    Hi Col

    Thanks for details on the P38 involved, co-incidentally I carried out my first solo at Fulton County (Charlie Brown) Airport in 1992.

    Malcolm

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    Hi Amrit

    There is a McCaughey shown in the GRO lists as being with 2933 Sqn so possibly still linked to thois event?

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm sharing this difficult to obtain info with us.

    TSGNO (Allison) has Sgt M.W. CARD - R/78597, Cpl H.W. BOYD - R/136157, Cpl M.F. KIMMERLEY - R/96447 and LAC N. SOMOLENKO - R/143027 (all assigned to HQs 127 Wing) AND NINE AIRMEN NOT CANADIANS killed on LCT715. Is it possible that PARKER, BATCHELOR and DRING were also on this LCT ? And who probably were the other six ?

    For 16-12-1944 also have Cpl F.V. COTON - 1189275 of 6340 Sqn.

    For 23-1-1945 also have LACW J.E. TURNER - 2004630 and two injured who died the day after: Sgt D.M. ROBERTS - 1303240 and LAC A.H. ROGERS - 1157609.

    28-10-1944 F/O DENNIS killed near Kozani, Yugoslavia and buried Phaleron WC, Greece ?

    Regards,
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    Hi Henk

    The following were members of 6225 Bomb Disposal Flt and could have been aboard LCT 715

    HANNAH, EDWARD ARTHUR Flt Sgt 545959
    GOODWIN, WILLIAM VICTOR Cpl 1529279
    HENLEY, ROY HENRY Cpl 1529285
    SHARP, THOMAS CHARLES LAC 1874201
    STOTT, HAROLD LAC 1534309
    BAINES, ARTHUR JAMES LAC 1449013
    HARMAN, HERBERT KENNETH LAC 1464926

    and these two are listed as being on LST 715 in the GRO lists

    CROFTS, JACK HENSON LAC 1678283
    MARKWICK, STANLEY RONALD FREDERICK LAC 1117534

    This gives nine personnel, leaving the three 2817 Sqn personnel aboard LCT 43, which carrying this unit to Juno beach.

    16 Dec 1944

    These are also possibles in addition to Coton and are all buried in Schoonselhof: -

    TAYLOR, TERENCE ERNEST Cpl 1584989 84 Gp Police Unit
    MULLAUGH, DAVID Cpl 1687890 85 Gp Police Unit
    SAMWAYS, FREDERICK ALBERT Sgt 1315447 5408 Mobile SU
    DAY, HAROLD THOMAS Cpl 864056 6197 SE
    PRICE, GLYN STEPHEN LAC 1836130 6197 SE
    COCKAYN, JOHN BASIL AC1 1823594 6257 SE
    POIL, SIDNEY THOMAS LAC 1431737 6257 SE
    NOBLE, WILLIAM JAMES LAC 1346355 6257 SE
    TOWNSEND, DICK Cpl 614324 146 Wing
    PARKER, ALBERT REGINALD AC2 1651199 19 SP
    GOLDMAN, ROY GRAYSON Fg Off 142999 2 TAF
    ASHBY, GORDON ALBERT LAC 1638805 146 Wing
    GHEY, IVAN ELWYN CHARLES LAC 1189302 Broadwell
    STACHELSKI, Edward AC1 P.706349 72 (P) MT LRU (buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery)

    The following are commemorated on the Runnymede so perhaps no remains could be found: -

    COLE, RAYMOND FREDERICK AC1 1193392 146 Wing
    RELPH, LAURENCE FREDERICK LAC 1095762 6263 SE

    I had a Turner but as a member of Stapleford Tawney staff rather than RAF Regiment. Thanks for indication on Roberts and Rogers

    I'm not quite sure what your ? next to Dennis is asking

    Malcolm

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    Hello Malcolm,

    The "?" near DENNIS means that he was killed in former Yugoslavia but his burial is in the Phaleron War Cem., Athens, Greece.

    Also a "?" for KILGALLON (18-9-1943) who probably was killed on the Greek island Cos and should have been buried in the Rhodos War Cem. (like LAC MARTELL - 19-9-1943), however KILGALLON is buried in the Khayat Beach Cem. in Israel. (Can't check at the moment because the CWGC search engine is not available).

    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk

    Dennis was killed just inside Yugoslavia, but his driver managed to extracate the vehicle back to safety, which I assume means back across the border to Greece, hence why Dennis' body is buried there. His driver Cpl Wingate was awarded the MM for his actions.

    2909 lost two gunners on Cos and another three seriously wounded between 18 - 21 Sep and these two (Kilgallon and Martell) are the only ones that appear to fit the time scale. CWGC does show Kilgallon buried at Khayat Beach.

    Also just noticed two killed on 3 Oct 1943, possibly during the German counter-attack on Cos: -

    HETHERINGTON, WALTER LAC 1550486 2901
    RENWICK, JOHN JAMES LAC 1553276 2909

    I have pieced these together from Kingsley Oliver's book RAF Regiment at War 1942-1946.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    Thanks for your additional info.

    LCT 715:
    I also have as possible casualties:
    F/Lt Herbert DRURY - 115811 - Runnymede Panel 202;
    F/Lt Kenneth GATE - 115817 - Runnymede Panel 202, and
    AC1 Alan B. ROUTELEDGE - 1798971 - buried Bayeux War Cem.

    Rex Cinema Antwerp:
    As far as I know were 587 visitors killed or died of wounds short thereafter.
    I also have as possible casualties:
    Cpl James STOWE - 1221505 - buried Schoonselhof;
    LAC John WEBDALE - 1425150 - Runnymede Panel 242, and
    LAC Alexander S. WIERZEJSKI - PAF 704243 - buried Lommel (Polish Field of Honour).

    Also following airmen (in alphabetical order) may have died of wounds sustained in same V2 attack and listed by CWGC with date of death 17-12-1944 (all buried Schoonsellhof):
    F/O John H.W. ADDINGTON - 157248;
    F/O Eric T. ANDERTON - 158159;
    F/O Sidney B.J.L. AUSTIN - 170087;
    F/Lt George BENT - 114681;
    S/Ldr Francis A.J. BURROWS - 74762 (from N.Ireland);
    F/Lt Stanley G. COCKBURN - 89448;
    F/O Richard N. COLEBY - 114229;
    F/O Desmond R. GATWARD - 139761;
    F/O Arthur F. GREEN - 148269;
    LAC Percival M. GREEN - 1633271;
    F/O Gerallt T. GRIFFITH - 80889;
    Cpl Graham J. JEFFERIES - 642882;
    AC1 Marshall H. LESLIE - 3005817;
    P/O Alan M. MACGREGOR - 177484;
    Cpl Roger REGAN - 541497, and
    LAC Leonard WILKINS - 1047377 - 2757 Sqn.

    Regards,
    Henk.

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