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    Default 430509 - Unaccounted airmen - 9-5-1943

    What was the place of death death registration for Sgt (WOp/Ag) Herbert E. BOYD - 1365603, who died on active service.

    Also looking for the GRO-listing of LAC Evan G. WILLIAMS (Casualty Communiqué 253, Flight 15-7-1943 spelled as WILLIAM) - 1339044 - age 24 - DOAS - buried La Réunion War Cem., Bejaia, Algeria.

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    Hi Henk

    Boyd - Wenlock (RAF Hospital, Cosford?)
    Williams - 226 AMES

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm.
    Regards and good Sunday,
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    Default 430509 - Unaccounted airman - 9-5-1943

    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Kenneth H. BATEMAN - 1128675 of 75 PTU (Parachute Test Unit ??) was killed on active service 9-5-1943 and lies buried in the Alexandria (Hadra) War Mem. Cem., Egypt. Can't find a posting for this unit and type of aircraft assigned to this unit.
    Looking for info what caused this airman's death.
    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Henk,

    Don't like 75 PTU at all!

    Possibly 75 OTU. Maybe; Anson I DJ284 failed to return from exercise 8/9-5-1943.

    What do you think?

    Col.

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    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Kenneth H. BATEMAN - 1128675 hailed from the Irish Republic and perhaps Dennis could be of any help.

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    Col,
    You could be right with 75 OTU and the Anson missing from a Navex. On the Alamein Memorial are with date 9-5-1943 and both of 75 OTU:
    Sgt John BILTON - 1382087 - Column 270, and
    Sgt Clifford H. RAWLINS - 1319323 - Column 271.
    BATEMAN could have been recovered from the sea.
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    Sgt BARRY, BERNARD KEVIN 1335274 of 75 OTU was also lost on this date

    Malcolm

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    Gents,

    Already had those names marked up., plus one other:

    90453 W/C Archibald Henry Everett DEW RAF(AuxAF).

    Although DEW is not mentioned in the same casualty lists as Barry,Bateman,Bilton and Rawlins, (The Times July 6, 1943 p.2), there is this:

    DEATHS - ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

    DEW.- In May 1943 reported died at sea. Wing Commander Archibald Henry Everett Dew R.A.F.V.R., beloved husband of Doris Dew, of "Wimpole" Jennings Road, St. Albans. Memorial Service, St. Michael's, Cornhill, July 13 at 12.30 p.m.

    The Times Thursday, July 1, 1943. p.1




    Col.
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    Dew is listed in the GRO lists as with 'AMU', just those letters.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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