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    Default GRO-listing (burials Tripoli War Cem)

    Looking for GRO-listing of following airmen buried in the Tripoli War Cem., Libya:

    06-01-43 - LAC Frederick D. DUDLEY - 1156856 - DOWOIROAS.
    06-01-43 - LAC James H. WRIGHT - 1325272 - age 22 - KOAS.
    10-01-43 - LAC John M. THOMAS - 909811 - age 24 - KOAS.
    16-01-43 - AC2 Ralph SMITH - 1503944 - age 20 - KOAS.
    21-01-43 - LAC William ENTWISTLE - 1351866 - DOWOIROAS.
    04-02-43
    06-03-43 - LAC James KERR - 982099 - age 23 - DOAS.
    07-03-43 - LAC (Flight: AC1) Cyril D. COOK - 941823 - age 24 - KOAS.
    07-03-43 - AC1 John EDMOND - 1554968 - KOAS.
    07-03-43 - LAC Bert HOLDEN - 1091466 - age 21 - KOAS.
    07-03-43 - LAC James C. SAUNDERS - 1474343 (from Isle of Wight) - age 20 - not found in Flight Global.
    09-03-43 - AC1 David N. COTTON - 1551054 - age 20 - DOWOIROAS.
    10-03-43 - Sgt John JOHNSTON - 543106 (from N.Ireland) - DOAS.
    05-04-43 - LAC Richard K. ('Ken') WRIGHT - 1309941 - age 26 - not found in Flight Global.
    09-04-43 - AC1 Thomas BALE - 1144479 - age 35 - DOAS.
    22-04-43 - LAC William J. JONES - 1458925 - age 19 - not found in Flight Global.

    DOWOIROAS = Died of wounds or injuries received on active service.

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    Default GRO-listing (burials in Tripoli War Cem) continued...

    Something went wrong drafting this thread; looking for GRO-listing of following airmen buried in the Tripoli War Cem., Libya:

    25-12-42 - AC1 John H. PEDRICK - 1317921 - age 19 - KOAS.
    06-01-43 - LAC Frank MORRIS - 339665 - age 24 - KOAS.
    04-02-43 - F/Sgt (Obs) Sydney C. KOSTER - 1165634 - KOAS.
    21-02-43 - Sgt (WOp/Ag) George W. PATEY- 1168453 - CC.230 Flight 13-05-43 p.512 'Missing'.
    07-03-43 - Cpl John C. LADD - 1190954 - age 32 - KOAS.
    07-03-43 - AC2 William LOGAN - 1114118 - age 27 - DOWOIROAS.
    23-03-43 - LAC Albert F. PHILLIPS - 1300278 - age 21 - DOAS.

    Regards and thanks for your help.

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    Hi Henk

    25-12-42 - AC1 John H. PEDRICK - 2 Armoured Car Company
    06-01-43 - LAC Frank MORRIS - 15 Wireless Unit
    06-01-43 - LAC Frederick D. DUDLEY - 15 Wireless Unit
    06-01-43 - LAC James H. WRIGHT - 15 Wireless Unit
    10-01-43 - LAC John M. THOMAS - 40 ASP.
    16-01-43 - AC2 Ralph SMITH - ADU WD.
    21-01-43 - LAC William ENTWISTLE - 40 ASP.
    04-02-43 - F/Sgt (Obs) Sydney C. KOSTER - 1437 Flt
    21-02-43 - Sgt (WOp/Ag) George W. PATEY- 1446 Flt
    06-03-43 - LAC James KERR - 113 MU
    07-03-43 - Cpl John C. LADD - 880 AMES
    07-03-43 - AC2 William LOGAN - 1114118 - age 27 - 880 AMES.
    07-03-43 - LAC (Flight: AC1) Cyril D. COOK - 880 AMES
    07-03-43 - AC1 John EDMOND - 880 AMES
    07-03-43 - LAC Bert HOLDEN - 880 AMES.
    07-03-43 - LAC James C. SAUNDERS - 880 AMES
    09-03-43 - AC1 David N. COTTON - 1551054 - age 20 - 880 AMES.
    10-03-43 - Sgt John JOHNSTON - 11 Supply and Transport Column.
    23-03-43 - LAC Albert F. PHILLIPS - WD Comm Unit
    05-04-43 - LAC Richard K. ('Ken') WRIGHT - 294 AMES
    09-04-43 - AC1 Thomas BALE - RSU.
    22-04-43 - LAC William J. JONES - AHQ DAF.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm; will amend my files and may helpful for further research.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    Thanks Malcolm; will amend my files and may helpful for further research.
    Regards,
    Henk.
    Malcolm,

    F/Sgt S.C. KOSTER undoubtedly was on Baltimore II AG822 of 1437 Flt; engine caught fire after take-off, crashlanded 13 miles E of Castel Verde, Tripoli, Libya.

    Sgt G.W. PATEY on Wellington III HF687 of 1446 Flt; crashed on landing Castel Benito, Libya.

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    Hi Henk

    Many thanks for those two.

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post

    "Douglas Smith was one of two Beaufighter pilots of 252 Squadron (Smith ex-143 Squadron UK) detached to Malta in early December 1941 (nav/observer Sgt DJ Ashcroft). In the space of five days the crew claimed an SM81 and an SM84 over North Africa, but Smith's aircraft (sans Ashcroft) was shot down by ground fire circa 14 December. He was shot and killed by Italian troops while endeavouring to escape."

    This indicates that they were on same Sqn...

    Interesting he says circa 14th December and believes with out Ashcroft (sans). However, if we assume it was the same aircraft may indicate this happened on 9th and Smith died on 14. "He was shot and killed by Italian troops while endeavouring to escape." maybe after capture on 9th...????
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    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...mageViewerLink

    7.12.41 (42899) F/O D A Smith RCAF and 920530 Sgt G J Ashcroft reported missing by BPO RAF Meditteranean in cypher message dated 7.12.41

    In the CWGC DB, they have different datesSergeant DOUGLAS JOHN ASHCROFT Observer 920530 143 Sqdn 1941-12-09
    Flying Officer DOUGLAS ARCHIBALD SMITH Pilot 42899 143 Sqdn 1941-12-14
    So they got downed on the 7th and later died as POWs?

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