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    Default RAF airman found on Mano island

    On 31/8 1941 an unknown airman was found washed ashore on the Danish island of Mano.
    The following is recorded : Unknown English Airman. R.A.F./ C.E. 952170: Lee-Blood-Group/B

    PLease let me know what that tells you.
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    Name: LEE, GEOFFREY GODDARD
    Initials: G G
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sergeant (Obs.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 82 Sqdn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 30/07/1941
    Service No: 952170
    Additional information: Son of William Goddard Lee and Lily Lee, of Southport, Lancashire. LL.B., Hons. (Sheffield).
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 14. 16.
    Cemetery: ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY

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    Blenheim IV R3803. Found washed ashore on a beach near "Henne"; could be this was on Mano Island ?

    Henk.

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    Henk (et al),
    "Mano" does not come up on Google Earth. Mando does. Henne is 34 km north of Esbjerg, while Mano/Mando is 22 km south of Esbjerg - so nearly 60 km apart - but both/either are possible candidates for Esbjerg Cemetery. But it does look as if it is likely that the two locations are not the same?
    Our Danish brethren may have to adjudicate on this one?
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    ManÝ and MandÝ is the same island

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    Another set of happy customers?LOL

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    The War Grave Photographic Project seem to have a picture of the grave.

    http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1224769

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    The reason for my quistion is as follows:
    On 2/9-1941 5 coffins were taken from Mando church via Ribe to Esbjerg. Those in the coffins had been washed ashore on Mando. Some Germen and some British airmen.
    I believe that there were three British airmen and two Germans.
    On 5/9 four British and 4 German soldiers were laid to rest in Esbjerg Fourfeld cemetery. But due to a mix up in the cemetery protocol and the fact that the British in 1944 were moved to other graves makes it nearly impossibel to be sure who the British airmen moved from Mando actually were.
    I do believe that Lee was one of the airmen found on Mando but I am still working on it.
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