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    Default Unaccounted airman - 27-7-1940

    What caused the death of AC2 Roy E. WIGGINS - 922179 - death tregistered at Deben, Suffolk, buried Ardington (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Berkshire (UK4591).

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Roy Edmunds Wiggins 922179 attached to RAF Felixtowe died in Felixstowe cottage hospital from self inflicted injuries sustained the previous day

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Arthur St.George Fisher 957, a storeman with Number 1 Radio School, he died of heart degeneration

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    Default 400727 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-07-1940

    Hello,

    400727 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-07-1940

    From Henk's List -

    CANADA
    FISHER, Arthur St. George - Sgt - 957 - RCAF.
    Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    Cause of death reportedly Heart degeneration.

    UK
    WIGGINS, Roy Edmund - AC2c - 922179 - RAFVR.
    Ardington (Holy Trinity ) Churchyard, Berkshire.
    Cause of death reportedly self inflicted injuries sustained the previous day.

    From CWGC -

    CANADA
    HALPENNY, Robert - F/O - C/1296 z RCAF.
    Edmonton Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.
    RICHARDSON, Robert L. - Lac - P/4056 z RCAF.
    Ottawa Cremation Memorial, Ontario, Canada.
    SIMPSON, Allan - F/Lt - C/1127 - RCAF.
    Burnaby ( Ocean View ) Burial Park, British Columbia, Canada.
    These three airmen were crew of Shark - 517 - 6 BR Sqn RCAF.

    UK
    BLOM, Walter Michael - F/Lt - 40041 - RAF - DFC.
    FRANKLIN, William Henry James - Sgt - 522061 - RAF
    The above two airmen were crewmembers.

    The four airmen named below were groundcrew.

    STEWART, Frederick - AC1c - 638353 - RAF.
    These three airmen named above rest at East Bridgford ( St. Peter ) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire.

    CANN, Walter Ypres - Lac - 638518 - RAF
    Woolwich Cemetery, London.
    HALL, George Arthur - Lac - 619068 - RAF .
    St. Pancras Cemetery, Middlesex.
    SHARP, Dennis Harold - Cpl - 619842 - RAF.
    Birmingham ( Yardley ) Cemetery, Warwickshire.

    These six airmen were killed when a bomb exploded prematurely at RAF Newtown, Nottinghamshire. During loading of bombs onto Fairey Battle L5528, one device dislodged from its mount. The bomb began to burn and both aircrew and ground crew attempted to extinguish the flames. The resulting explosion killed the aircrew and several members of the ground crew of 150 Sqn. A total of 6 members of the RAF died at the scene, leaving 5 others injured. One crewmember died the following day.

    COOPER, Norman Frederick - Sgt - 745487 - RAFVR.
    Luton General Cemetery, Bedfordshire.
    Master I - N7753 - 5 FTS.

    MARCH, David Michael - P/O - 42860 - RAF.
    Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, London.
    Hampden I - P1180 - 16 OTU.

    WHEELER, Harold Raymond - F/O - 70727 - RAF.
    Bristol ( Arnos Vale ) Crematorium, Gloucestershire.
    Battle I - L5293 - 7 BGS.

    The following four airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    BARKER, Robert Edward - AC2c - 939176 - RAFVR
    BARRINGER, Michael Allman - Cpl - 911627 - RAFVR.
    These two airmen were crew of Battle I - L5293 - 7 BGS.
    BUCHANAN, James Richebourg - P/O - 77033 - RAF.
    Spitfire Ia - N3023 - 609 Sqn.
    COX, Philip Anthony Neville - F/O -33184 - RAF.
    Hurricane I - P3808 -501 Sqn.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400727 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-07-1940

    Hello,,

    Re: The incident at RAF Newton (not Newtown), Notts., on 27 July, 1940. 40041 F/Lt Walter Michael BLOM DFC RAF, was an Australian, born in Hobart, Tasmania.

    Col.

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    Default Re: 400727 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-07-1940

    Hi

    WIGGINS, Roy Edmund - - He was serving at RAF Felixstowe and died in Felixstowe Cottage Hospital from self inflicted injuries sustained the previous day.

    Malcolm

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