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    Default 430207 - Unaccounted airmen - 7-2-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Sgt John PIGGOTT - 550465.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Cpl Albert W. TALBOT - 933448 - age 29.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC Edwin J. BADKIN - 1152741 - age 26;
    Cpl Walter J. NOBBS - 40776 - age 58, and
    Cpl Walter E. WINNETT - 1303214 - age 35.

    D - Also looking for GRO-listing of:
    LAC Joseph J.T. BERUBE - RCAF R/125771, buried Gander, Newfoundland (name not found in Flight archives).

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter I - T4734 - 236 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Westhampnett.
    Defiant I - V1134 - 285 Sqn - flew into ground Plumley, Cheshire.
    Henley I - L3390 - 1604 Flt - dived into ground Mawdan (sic), near St. Eval (already as a casualty on this a/c: P/O [Pilot] S. ROGERS - RCAF J/16434).
    Master III - W8826 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile W of Congleton, Cheshire.

    Nota bene:
    It's known that many airmen this day died in an accident with a passengers buss, most of them of # 51 Sqn:
    Cpl H. HANSON - 992659 * AC1 A.J. JAMES - 1555849 * AC2 H. LARMAN - 1759180 * Sgt L.G. MOSELEY - 944593 (dow 8-2-1943) * Sgt (Ag) G.B. NOBLE - 648188 * AC1 D. SMOLLAN - 1520153 * Sgt (Ag) J.T. TREMAIN - 1261299 * AC2 N. WARD - 1508955.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    I think Cpl. W J Nobbs is listed as Cpl. W J Hobbs in Flight, listed as DOAS., CWGC don;t seem to have a W J Hobs in their database for 1941-1943.

    No luck with the others though.

    Berube is listed as DOAS in RCAF Casualty list 599 in the Lethbridge Herald printed 14 June 1943.
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    W J Nobbs registered Northumberland Central district, Northumberland

    W E Winnett, Smethwick district, Staffordshire

    E J Badkin, Edmonton district, Middlesex
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    Albert W Talbot - St Austell Cornwall age 28

    John Piggott - Aylesbury Buckinghamshire age 23.
    Dennis Burke
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    Default Re: 430207 - Unaccounted airmen - 7-2-1943

    D - Also looking for GRO-listing of:
    LAC Joseph J.T. BERUBE - RCAF R/125771, buried Gander, Newfoundland (name not found in Flight archives).

    Self inflicted gunshot wound to the skull.

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to James Currie R 204503, he died at the Riverdale isolation hospital, Toronto of cerebrospinal meningitis

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Joseph Jean Thomas Berube R 125771 , died of a self inflicted wound from his service rifle to the head 400 yards from RCAF Gander near Gander Lake. He had been suffering from a chronic, non tubercular lung complaint

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