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    Default F/O Arthur J N Berry 4th Nov 1943

    Ladies & Gents,

    Is anyone able to provide information regarding the loss of Flying Officer Arthur John Newton Berry (136184) who died on 4th November 1943 and is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

    Thanks in advance
    Linzee

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    General Registers Office, index to RAF overseas war dead lists him being with 25 EFTS.

    No other airman buried there for that date but might be French or other non commonwealth.

    RAF Casualty List 332 in Flight magazine dated January 13th, 1944.

    Lists him as Killed on Active Service so I'd take it was an aircraft accident rather than a death by natural causes or car acident etc.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Dennis, many thanks, that's a great help and a good start. So far I've not managed to trawl up anything further. Maybe someone else can help now we know what area we're looking at?

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    Linzee

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    On this date, there was a collision betwixt two Tiger Moths of 25EFTS at Pendennis, SR; these were DE270 & T7480

    As the remains of DE270 were salvaged and sold in 1947, the inference is that F/O BERRY would have been on T7480, although this is conjecture

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    Linzee.

    Arthur John Newton Berry initially had a Service Number of 956810 which indicates a possible September 1939 entry at Cardington. He was promoted to Pilot Officer from LAC on the 16/1/43 and given the new Service Number of 136184. He was further promoted to Flying Officer on the 16/7/43.

    25 EFTS (SR) was formed at Belvedere 25/5/40 and disbanded 3/11/44. Aircraft used were the Tiger Moth II, Cornell I and Harvard IIa.

    Information from the London Gazette and Lake's Flying Units of the RAF.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Kevin Mears.

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    Thanks dg and Kevin. I must admit the service number had me a bit confused and I had tried to get on the London Gazette earlier to check things out but it didn't want to play with me for some reason!

    dg do you have a source for your info?

    Many thanks again
    Linzee

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    Linzee

    Both TM losses recorded in the relevant volumes of AB Serials

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    Thanks dg, most helpful.

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    Linzee

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