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Alex Smart
31st January 2015, 21:30
Hello,

450324 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 24-03-1945

From Henk's List -

WAAF
UK
BOOTH, Dorothy - LACW - 433421 - WAAF - Penistone (Stottercliffe ) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
SOUTH AFRICA
JACOBSON, A. M. - Air Woman ( Henk has her as Air Cpl ) - F/267366 - WAAF(SAAF) - East London (East Bank) Cemetery, Eastern Cape, South Africa..

UK
GRIFFIN, Percy - LAC - 1484538 - RAFVR - Heywood Cemetery, Lancashire.

From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

GERMANY
AUSTIN, Maurice - F/P (Glider Pilot) - 164397 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
BOND, Dennis Langdown - F/S (Pilot) - 1803852 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
BOWLER, Kenneth - F/S (Pilot) - 1673425 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
CLARK, Maurice Robert - F/L (Pilot) - 119759 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
COOK, Edwin - F/O (Glider Pilot ) - 150904 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
CUSWORTH, Frank Harrower - F/O (Glider Pilot ) - 150896 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
D'ARCY CLARK, George John - Lt - 162884 - GPR (AAC) - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
DENBY, Herbert Hartley - Sgt (Pilot) - 338233 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
EDWARDS, Derek Wallace - F/O (Pilot) - 180131 - RAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
ELLERINGTON, Claude - Sgt (Pilot) - 1675640 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
ESSEN, Malcolm Frederick - F/S (Glider Pilot) - 1805320 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
FOWLER, Hubert Alexander - F/O (Glider Pilot) - 164237 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
GRAHAM, Gordon Noel - Sgt (Pilot) - 649908 - RAF - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
GRANT, Geoffrey John Cardross - F/S (Glider Pilot ) - 1807131 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
HAIG, John Sutherland - F/L (Pilot) - 180120 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
HAYMAN, William - Sgt (Pilot) - 1606066 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
JAMIESON, Robert William Charles - F/O (Glider Pilot) - 163936 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
JOHNSON, Kenneth Maurice - F/O (Glider Pilot) - 180244 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
KELSALL, Kenneth Albert - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - 1685493 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
KENNARD, Douglas Charles - Lt - 273182 - GPR (AAC) - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
LAIDLAW, Thomas - F/S (Pilot) - 1343286 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
LEAVY, Joseph Patrick - F/O (Pilot) - 163756 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
LEDBROOK, Arthur Sydney - F/O (Pilot) - 55637 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
LOGIE, Alexander Randolph - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - 1569292 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
McGREGOR, Andrew - F/O (Glider Pilot) - 163803 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
McINNES, William George - F/S (Pilot) - 1568115 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
McLEAN, Samuel - F/O (Glider Pilot) - 180097 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
MITCHELL, Frederick William - Sgt ( WoP-Air) - 1865449 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - [ Lancaster I - NG114 - 166 Sqn ].
MURPHY, Walter Francis - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - 1523999 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
NASH, John Kenneth Patrick - F/O (Pilot) - 162095 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY - [Horsa II - RN431 - GPR - AAC D Sqn ].
NORTON, Harold Martin Rex - Captain - 233268 - GPR (AAC) - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
O'SULLIVAN, John Mortimer - F/S (Pilot) - 1412726 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
PARKINSON, Thomas Anthony - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - 1625416 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
PODMORE, Roland - Sgt (Pilot) - 1699578 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
ROWLEY, Reginald Albert - Sgt (Pilot) - 1806837 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY - [ Horsa II - RN431 - GPR - AAC D Sqn ].
SCRASE, Robert Alfred - F/O (Pilot) - 166036 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
SKELDON, Angus Wallis - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - 1623522 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
SMITH, John Kenneth - Sgt (Pilot) - 1600926 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
STEVENS, Thomas John Alfred - Sgt (Pilot) - 1685282 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
STRATHERN, Kenneth Fairley - Captain - 99754 - GPR (AAC) - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
STUBBINGS, Jack William - Sgt (Pilot) - 1625159 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
TYSON, William John - Sgt (Glider Pilot ) - 1658660 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
WATES, William John - F/O (Glider Pilot) - 164368 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
WELPLY, James Victor Alton - F/O (Pilot) - 164138 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.
WHITELEY, Tom - Sgt (Pilot) - 1675514 - RAFVR - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - Operation VARSITY.


NETHERLANDS
ANKERS, Alfred Michael - F/O - 163929 - RAFVR - Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands [- Operation VARSITY - [ Hamilcar - CH273( Chalk number ?) - AAC ].
BRUCE, Edward Osborne - Sgt - 2120543 - GPR (AAC) - Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.
DUNS, George - Staff Sgt - 4453864 - GPR (AAC) - Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.
HEDLEY, Frank - Sgt - 862290 - GPR (AAC) - Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.
KNOWLES, Edwin James - F/O (Pilot) - 163764 - RAFVR - Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.
NEILSON, James - Staff Sgt - 2754514 - GPR (AAC) - Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.
READ, Philip James - Sgt - 14436962 - GPR (AAC) - Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.
RICHARDSON, Gordon Knight - Sgt - 14389378 - GPR (AAC) - Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.
ROSS, William Lynch - Staff Sgt - 2885280 - GPR (AAC) - Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands - Operation VARSITY.

MYANMAR
ALLEN, Laurence Frederick - LAC - 1279868 - RAFVR - Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.
BROWN, Ronald Douglas - LAC - 925827 - RAFVR -Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.
LANDER, Cuthbert Mons - Wng/Cdr - 108159 - RAFVR - Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.

UK
PILKINGTON, Norman Henry - W/O (Pilot) - 1379350 - RAFVR - Deane (St. Mary ) Churchyard, Lancashire.
PRICE, Anthony Dilworth - W/O (Nav/Bomber) - 1232884 - RAFVR - Wednesbury Cemetery, Staffordshire.
ROUSE, Norman Frederick - W/O (WoP-Air) - 954186 - RAFVR - Lowestoft (St. Margaret ) Churchyard, Suffolk.

Alex

alieneyes
1st February 2015, 02:28
LANDER, Cuthbert Mons - Wng/Cdr - 108159 - RAFVR - Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar

From Malcolm's entry http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7571-RAF-Regiment-Casualties


24-Mar 1945 LANDER, CUTHBERT MONS Wg Cdr 108159 OC, 1307 Wing - he was killed by a sniper whilst leading a morning sweep in defence of the airfield at Meiktila together with DAKERS, WILLIAM LAC 1348027 2708 Sqn.

malcolm_raf
1st February 2015, 10:25
Hi

GERMANY
AUSTIN, Maurice - F/P (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
BOND, Dennis Langdown - F/S (Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
BOWLER, Kenneth - F/S (Pilot) - RAF Rivenhall
CLARK, Maurice Robert - F/L (Pilot) - RAF Rivenhall
COOK, Edwin - F/O (Glider Pilot ) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
CUSWORTH, Frank Harrower - F/O (Glider Pilot ) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
DENBY, Herbert Hartley - Sgt (Pilot) - RAF Rivenhall
EDWARDS, Derek Wallace - F/O (Pilot) - RAF Gosfield
ELLERINGTON, Claude - Sgt (Pilot) - Glider Pilot Regiment
ESSEN, Malcolm Frederick - F/S (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
FOWLER, Hubert Alexander - F/O (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
GRAHAM, Gordon Noel - Sgt (Pilot) - RAF Rivenhall
GRANT, Geoffrey John Cardross - F/S (Glider Pilot ) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
HAIG, John Sutherland - F/L (Pilot) - 'G' Sqn GPR
HAYMAN, William - Sgt (Pilot) - Glider Pilot Regiment
JAMIESON, Robert William Charles - F/O (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
JOHNSON, Kenneth Maurice - F/O (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
KELSALL, Kenneth Albert - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
LAIDLAW, Thomas - F/S (Pilot) - 'B' Sqn, GPR
LEAVY, Joseph Patrick - F/O (Pilot) - 'B' Sqn, GPR.
LEDBROOK, Arthur Sydney - F/O (Pilot) - 'G' Sqn GPR
LOGIE, Alexander Randolph - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
McGREGOR, Andrew - F/O (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
McINNES, William George - F/S (Pilot) - RAF Rivenhall
McLEAN, Samuel - F/O (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
MITCHELL, Frederick William - Sgt ( WoP-Air) - Lancaster I - NG114 - 166 Sqn ].
MURPHY, Walter Francis - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
O'SULLIVAN, John Mortimer - F/S (Pilot) - 'D' Sqn, GPR
PARKINSON, Thomas Anthony - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
PODMORE, Roland - Sgt (Pilot) - 'G' Sqn GPR
SCRASE, Robert Alfred - F/O (Pilot) - 'G' Sqn GPR
SKELDON, Angus Wallis - Sgt (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
SMITH, John Kenneth - Sgt (Pilot) - 'G' Sqn GPR
STEVENS, Thomas John Alfred - Sgt (Pilot) - Glider Pilot Regiment
STUBBINGS, Jack William - Sgt (Pilot) - 'G' Sqn GPR
TYSON, William John - Sgt (Glider Pilot ) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
WATES, William John - F/O (Glider Pilot) - probably 1 Wing, GPR - Operation VARSITY.
WELPLY, James Victor Alton - F/O (Pilot) - 85 Group.
WHITELEY, Tom - Sgt (Pilot) - Glider Pilot Regiment


NETHERLANDS
ANKERS, Alfred Michael - F/O - RAF Fairford.
KNOWLES, Edwin James - F/O (Pilot) - 1 Wing, GPR.

MYANMAR
ALLEN, Laurence Frederick - LAC - was possibly killed whilst defending the airfield at Meiktila.
BROWN, Ronald Douglas - LAC - see Allen.

UK
BOOTH, Dorothy - LACW - registered in Buckrose.
GRIFFIN, Percy - LAC - registered in Rochdale.
PILKINGTON, Norman Henry - W/O (Pilot) - registered in Millom.
PRICE, Anthony Dilworth - W/O (Nav/Bomber) - not Eng/Wales?.
ROUSE, Norman Frederick - W/O (WoP-Air) - registered in Midhurst.

Malcolm

Martyn A Critchlow
1st February 2015, 12:54
BOOTH, Dorothy - LACW - 433421 - DOAS
JACOBSON, A. M. - Air Woman ( Henk has her as Air Cpl ) - F/267366 not found
GRIFFIN, Percy - LAC - 1484538 not found
PILKINGTON, Norman Henry - W/O (Pilot) - 1379350 - KOAS
PRICE, Anthony Dilworth - W/O (Nav/Bomber) - 1232884 not found
ROUSE, Norman Frederick - W/O (WoP-Air) - 954186 - RAFVR not found

Martyn

COL BRUGGY
2nd February 2015, 20:39
Hello,

UK - PILKINGTON, PRICE & ROUSE, all KOAS - The Times. Wed. October 3, 1945. p.7. Possibly connected with loss of Wellington X NC691 (unit ?), off Haverigg, on 24-3-1945.

Col.

malcolm_raf
3rd February 2015, 19:04
Hi Col

All three appear to registered in different places, one being in Sussex, one in Cumberland and the third outside England and Wales

Malcolm

COL BRUGGY
3rd February 2015, 19:27
Malcolm,

Pilkington and Price are both registered in Millom, Cumberland. As for Rouse, l can't locate him, so won't speculate on his fate.

Col.

malcolm_raf
3rd February 2015, 19:54
Hi Col

I still can't find Price in the 1st or 2nd Quarter 1945 death registers, where did you get the info from?

Malcolm

COL BRUGGY
3rd February 2015, 20:01
Malcolm,

Apologies, l meant Pilkington and Rouse both registered in Millom. It was Price that l could not locate.

Col.

malcolm_raf
3rd February 2015, 20:14
Col

My apologies also, the transcription for Rouse stated Midhurst but on checking the actual entry on the register it definitely states Millom as you say.

If Price was in Scotland, perhaps he was connected by his body washed ashore across the border, which could still link the three.

NC691 is listed as being with No 105 OTU

Malcolm

COL BRUGGY
13th November 2019, 13:00
Hello,

Additional name for Operation VARSITY.

BENNETT, Sergeant John Phillip, Army Air Corps (3185886), Glider Pilot, F Squadron, 1 Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, Gosfield, Essex, Army Air Corps, 24 March 1945, Died, Lost on Operation Varsity, Age 30, Brockley, London, Reichwald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

See: Failed To Return, Part 2, A-B/Hobson/N&MP/2019/p.578.

Col.

COL BRUGGY
18th November 2019, 06:28
Hello,

MYANMAR.

1279868 ALLEN, Laurence Frederick & 925827 BROWN. Ronald Douglas.

ALLEN, Leading Aircraftman Laurence Frederick, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, (1279868), Gunner, 2963 Squadron, RAF Regiment, Meiktila, , Burma, India/Burma, 24 March 1945, Killed in Action (Ground), Killed by enemy mortar fire during the defence of Meiktila airfield, Age 23, Winterbourne, Berks, Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (p.98).

BROWN, Leading Aircraftman Ronald Douglas, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, (925827), Gunner, 2963 Squadron, RAF Regiment, Burma, India/Burma, 24 March 1945, Killed in Action (Ground), Killed by enemy mortar fire during the defence of Meiktila airfield, Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (p.1021)

See: Failed To Return, Part 2, A-B/Hobson/N&MP/2019.

Col.

jonheyworth
1st April 2021, 16:56
Dorothy Booth, 433421 , a cook attached to Number 9 Embarkation Unit as part of HQ Number 17 Group Coastal command at Edinburgh, died of a lung abscess

jonheyworth
5th July 2021, 19:55
Harold Douglas Minton J 20488 , died of testicular cancer