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    Default S/Lt. (A) A. A. Aladin HMS Jackdaw

    Hi everyone. I realise it might be out of the forum's subject, but can anyone tell me the circumstances of S/Lt. (A) Alexis Alexisovich Aladin's death on active service on 2-1-45 whilst flying from RNAS Crail. Aircraft serial, code etc would be much appreciated. (I suspect it may have been a Barracuda)
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    From FAA A/c 1939-45 (Sturtivant)

    Barracuda II MD801 of 785S, Crail. Hit target ship 'Velox', into sea 240 degrees and 6 miles May Island 3/1/1945. S/L AA Aladin, S/L JH Young-Jamieson and LA JE Brooks, all killed.

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    Dave,
    Thanks very much for your reply. My interest stems from the fact that S/Lt. Aladins' name appears on the Dolgellau war memorial.
    Cheers,
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    Hi guys

    With a name like that I have to enquire about his background! Was he British?

    Cheers
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    Brian,
    Unfortunately i don't have any other info on him other than his age (21), and that his name also appears on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial. I assume that he or his family must have lived in the Dolgellau area for his name to be remembered on the local war memorial. I don't suppose anyone has the code for MD801 whilst with 785 Sqn ?
    Ian

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    Could be of eastern European descent; from CWGC:

    ALADIN, ALEXIS ALEXISOVITCH son of Alexis Theodorovich Aladin and Florence Irenee Aladin (no address)

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    Default S/lt (a)a.a.aladin Hms Jackdaw

    Ian , his name appears in the London Gazette , 8/12/44 page 5641,
    " TEMPY ACTG SUB LT (A),TO BE TEMPY SUB LT(A).WITH SEN AS STATED 11/10/44
    not much but it may help . i will e-mail you the page in question
    phill jones

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    Ian et al,

    from Ancestry's Newspaper index cards:
    "Aladin - missing, presumed killed in a flying accident, in January 1945, Sub Lt (A) Alexis A Aladin, RNVR, aged 21, of Tynewydd, Dolgelley, North Wales, son of the late Alexis T Aladin, members of the first Duma."

    Several hits on google of interest, here's one example:

    http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/specialcollections/collections/guide/atoz/aladin/

    Hope this is of interest.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thank you all. Thanks for e-mail Phill - i've got more stuff to send you soon.
    Ian

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