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    Default Reginald William James, 182243

    Hi All

    The above was a member of No 2 Group Comms Flt and was killed on 7 Oct 1944, does anyone know the circumstances of his death?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    Took off Benson (Oxfordshire ?) 10.20 hrs on a comms flt to B.58 Melsbroek, Belgium. Claimed by German Flakbattery 6./815 (they claimed a Dakota !!) and crashed near Flakbattery 7./202 at Zoutelande - 12.05 hrs. Burial was 12-10-1944 at Flushing.
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    Hi Henk

    Many thanks, do you know which aircraft he was flying?

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    To put you out of your misery!

    http://www.unithistories.com/officers/RAFVR_officers_J01.html

    Col.

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    Thanks Col

    I didn't think of looking on that site.

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Henk

    Many thanks, do you know which aircraft he was flying?

    Malcolm
    Oxford II - X7288
    Sorry that I forgot to mention this in my reaction.

    Henk.

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    Default Reginald William James, 182243

    The above was my uncle and I should be be very interested to learn of your interest in him. Did you know him? I am particulary interested to learn about his WW2 record and experiences at the moment, as the remains of his plane have been found in Holland and a memorial is to be unveiled there in his memory in November.

    Many thanks
    Jill


    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi All

    The above was a member of No 2 Group Comms Flt and was killed on 7 Oct 1944, does anyone know the circumstances of his death?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Hi Jill

    I was trying to help someone in Holland who found his aircraft and was looking for relatives in Norwich, I can PM the contact details of the enquirer if you wish.

    Malcolm

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