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    Default RAF Casualties correct Squadrons ?

    Hi,

    Looking for information on the deaths of the following RAF personnel

    1276360 LAC Clifford Edward HARLEY Died 23.6.1943 101 Sqn ? Buried Heliopolis Egypt
    1032493 LAC Laurence IRVING Died 13.11.1944 44 Sqn ? DOAS Buried India (maybe 44 SAAF Sqn ?)
    1548058 AC2 Alexander GARDENER Died 4.9.1942 21 Sqn ? Buried Reykjavik
    123324 F/L David Roland LEE Died 20.8.1944 15 Sqn ? Buried Knightsbridge Cem, Libya (maybe 15 SAAF Sqn)

    The MOD tell me the squadron numbers are correct, so any help much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mark

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    Mark,
    C.E. Harley seems definate 101sqdn, as he's included in their Roll of Honour, i have some 15 SAAF files up in the attic, not sure what time period, will look later today.
    Last edited by AlanW; 7th December 2010 at 12:11.

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    Thanks Alan,

    You mentioned the 101 Sqn ROH, could you possibly look up SGT J.J KELLY USAAF who was KIA with 101 Sqn 3-12-1943, I'm having trouble finding information on him, like his first names.

    I presume Harley must of been on some attachment ?

    Thanks again

    Mark

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    T/Sgt John J.Kelley (note spelling), born 1911. Entered the USAAF officially from NY but really at Chorley, Lancashire.

    Another 101 USAAF a/g was T/Sgt. Ercil Jones.

    Although both were originally RCAF they enlisted before the US entered the war. Both joined the USAAF in June 43, halfway through their tours on 101.

    Both were killed.

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    Thank you, saved again

    Found him on http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php

    John J. Kelley
    Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
    Service # 10601047
    Army Air Corps
    Entered the Service from: New York
    Died: 2-Dec-43
    Buried at: Plot A Row 23 Grave 21
    Ardennes American Cemetery
    Neupre, Belgium
    Awards: Purple Heart, British Distinguished Flying Medal

    His Distinguished Flying Medal is listed in Distinguished Flying Medal- A Record of Courage 1918-1992
    I T Tavender -

    KELLY J.J (Missing) Tech Sgt USAAF

    Much appreciated

    Mark

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    I believe F/L Lee 15 Sqn 20/8/1944 was not aircrew, the London Gazette shows him as Administration & Special Duties Branch

    Mark

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