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    Good day to all. I am compiling an EXCEL worksheet with the fates (AIrcraft type/serial number/reason of loss) of all the Argentine - British KIA/POW in WWII. Through my Web searches and reference library, I have completed most of the entries but there are a few that have eluded me. Any help is welcome.

    Beaumont,Arturo (Arthur) 10/18/1943 Sgt. 55 Sq Baltimore Enemy Action
    Bennett,Eric 2/4/1944 Sgt. 620 Sq Stirling
    Cowley, Nathaniel A. T. R. 11/26/1944 F/L 524 Sq
    Drabble, Charles Noel 9/8/1945 F/L
    Johnston, James Geddes 1/23/1944 F/L Africa
    Knowles, Edgard Allan Sgt
    McDougall, Jeffrey 12/11/1942 W/C
    Payne, William Roca W/O
    Perkins, William Sergeant 1/4/1943 Sgt
    Plowright, Robert Stewart C. 9/14/1942 P/O
    Poole, Thomas Frederick Peter2/19/1942 Sgt 107 Sq
    Trery, Charles Ronald 8/2/1943 F/O 272 Sq Beaufighter
    Turnbull, William 9/19/1943 Sgt 114 Sq Boston
    Wallis, Stanley George 8/26/1943 F/O 217 Sq

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    Hallo Carlos,

    Amos, Cyril Rowland F/O 138881 died 31 December 1943.
    From Buenos Aires. Buried in Wales, but I have also seen that he was KIA in North Africa flying Wellingtons ! My interest in him is because he was a passenger on board Liberator AL577 of 108 Squadron which crashed near Jenkinstown , County Louth in the Republic of Ireland on 16 March 1942. He survived that crash, though injured.
    His brother Harry flew Corsairs in the FAA and survived until 2002 at least. I wrote to him back then but never received a reply unfortunately.

    However it is possible this work has been done already. Some 5-10 years ago one Claudio Meunier was a frequent visitor on this board and/or TOCH. He was working on a book covering this very subject. I believe it was eventually published in Argentina, presumably in Spanish. Perhaps others can confirm this ?

    I may have more information stashed away somewhere. I will see if I can find it.

    Regards,

    Martin.

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    I had this old thread on Cyril Amos and his cause of death.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3615&highlight=AMOS

    Crashed in Wales.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Wings of Thunder in Spanish & English Authors Meunier,Garcia, Rimondi ISBN 987 43 8350X

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    Try Claudio's website at http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9201-9300/gal9252-artwork-Meunier/00.shtm

    There's a link to the books he's written.

    Brian

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    Hi,

    Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces - Dennis Williams

    620 Sqn

    4 February 1944 Stirling LK395

    S/L Edward Creighton FYSON
    F/O George SALTER
    Sgt ERIC BENNETT
    Sgt Alfred Victor Ronald EDWARDS
    F/S Leslie DARLINGTON
    Sgt Frederick William Christian DEAN
    Sgt George Harold KENT

    Mark

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    John,

    Yeah, I'd like to buy these books but they are very expensive here in the US. I found a Spanish bookstore in Florida that had a copy of one and they wanted $93 for it!

    I actually communicated with Claudio Meunier and he basically told me it was too expensive to send it to the US. I visited Buenos Aires,Argentina in 2007 and bought a lot of books, but I did not see this one.

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    Carlos,

    Try the aces website of Jan J. Safarik. Go to 'Argentina, World War 2' and scroll down.

    http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories/argentina-ww2.html

    Hope this helps,

    Martin.

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    Stirling LK395 fell near Bourges , 120km South of Orleans.
    All the crew are buried in St Doulchard cemetery.
    I have been in contact with with the relative of Dean and Edwards.
    The brother of Edwards came to the crash-site and to the grave, when I organised a little ceremony in souvenir of this crew ten years ago .

    Alain

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    Hello Carlos,

    Do not know if this fits into your search but
    11th July 1941
    F/O. Ian Campbell Miles Sanderson, RAFVR 221 Squadron.
    of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    is at rest in Old Church Cemetery on the Isles of Scilly.

    He was the pilot of Wellington VIII serial number W5631 on ops from St, Eval.
    Aircraft exploded off the islands and he was the only one found.

    See Ross's Coastal Command loses v1 for reference.

    Alex

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