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    Hi All

    Trying to answer another query for a relative. These three were killed in Rhodesia on 9 Sep 1943: -

    MANNING, NORMAN ANDREW LAC 1314990
    RINALDI, RAYMOND JOSEPH CHARLES LAC 1398014
    THOMPSON, DONALD HENRY DELANO Sgt 1605028

    Does anyone know the circumstances?

    Whilst on the subject of Rhodesia, does anyone know of a listing of casualties in the country?

    Also many of those killed in Rhodesia don't appear in the GRO lists so it is often difficult to identify the unit they were with, anybody know why?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    All three were assigned to 23 SFTS and killed on active service. Still on my list unaccounted for (just working on month May 1943 !).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    This chaps website:

    http://www.purecollector.com/history/cwgc/

    has the links isolated for the cemeteries per country so

    http://www.purecollector.com/history/cwgc/Africa.html

    Thre are 23 cemeteries listed for Zimbabwe so broawsing through them ought to give you the majority of your Rhodesia casualties.

    Air Casualties are in
    AVONDALE (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCH CEMETERY
    MASVINGO CEMETERY
    MUTARE CEMETERY
    ***BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    BULAWAYO (LADY STANLEY AVENUE) CEMETERY - Air Askari Corps Casualties
    BULAWAYO AFRICAN MEMORIAL - as above
    ESIGODINI CEMETERY - 1x RAFVR
    ***GWERU CEMETERY
    GWERU CREMATION MEMORIAL - 1x RAFVR
    ***HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    HARARE CREMATION MEMORIAL 1x RAFVR

    *** indicates large central cemetries where most burials took place and where most Allied air force will be found.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    here is a PDF with at least 351 RAF, RAFVR, RAF(AAF) RAAF SAAF and SRAF casualties in Zimbabwe cemeteries etc.

    http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/rafzimbabwe/

    the Excel 97-2003 is there also.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Dennis

    Many thanks for the links

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Dennis

    Many thanks for the links

    Malcolm
    My thanks as well for this.

    Henk.

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    This crew was flying Oxford AS501 and they crashed on the Kabanga Bombing Range.

    O-R

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    Manythanks O-R

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