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Martyn A Critchlow
4th February 2015, 15:04
AIR 81/804 1940 Jan 01 1949 Dec 31
Aircraftman 1st Class R C Gray
and Aircraftman 1st Class W Glover: report of deaths; enemy air raid on a convoy evacuating France, 8 June 1940

Martyn






Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:08:20 08 November 2007
Post:
What caused the death of the following airmen, both buried St.Aquilin-de-Pacy Communal Cem., Dept. Eure (FR993):


AC1 Robert C. GRAY - 628224 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service (Flight Global), and


LAC Fernley R. WOOD - 530332 - killed on active service (Flight Global).


Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


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RE: 'Unaccounted' airman - 8-6-1940 (France)
Author: Finn Buch (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:13:51 08 November 2007
Post:
Hello Henk,


Greetings from a stormy and rainy evening coming in from the North Sea!


AC1 Robert C. GRAY - 628224 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service (Flight Global).


2 Servicing Flt. 72 Wing


LAC Fernley R. WOOD - 530332 - killed on active service (Flight Global).


2 Base Area



Best regards


Finn Buch


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RE: 'Unaccounted' airman - 8-6-1940 (France)
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:09:45 09 November 2007
Post:
Thanks Finn, will add this to my files. Same weather problems over here but I'm living quite inside the country (30 kms E of Arnhem 'from the bridge TOO far').


Regards,

Henk.

Martyn A Critchlow
4th February 2015, 15:18
AIR 81/875 1940 Jan 01 1948 Dec 31
Leading Aircraftman F R Wood:
report of death; air raid on vehicle convoy in the Pacy-sur-Eure area, France, 7 June 1940

Martyn

Alex Smart
9th July 2021, 16:37
Hello,

400608 - Unaccounted Airmen - 08-06-1940

From Henk's list -

FRANCE
CARTWRIGHT, Charles Horace - Lac - 535038 - RAF.
GLOVER, William - AC1c - 535000 - RAF.
GRAY, Robert Cranston - AC1c - 628224 - RAF.
SCOTT, Robert - AC2c - 630663 - RAF.
WOOD, Fernly Russell - Lac - RAF.
These five airmen rest at St. Aquilin-De-Pacy Communal Cemetery, Eure, France.
The convoy they were in was attacked by enemy a/c on the 7th June'40.

UK
PEARS, Robert - Cpl - 534171 - RAF.
Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.
Reportedly lost with HMS Glorious.

The following twenty-four airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK. All reportedly lost with HMS Glorious.

BOND, Harold Frederick Cpl - 523548 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.
BUNKER, Lancelot Gordon Bew - P/O - 70845 - RAF - 46 Sqn.
DIXON, Fred -AC1c - 624695 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.
DOWNER, William John - F/Sgt - 365725 - RAF.
FALKSON, Jack - P/O - 41688 - RAF - 263 Sqn.
FORSYTH, Maurice Bremner - AC1c - 526276 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.
GARRETT, Noel Arthur Charles - Cpl - 365426 - RAF.
GORDON, William John Gray - AC1c - 616725 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.
GREEN, Fred - Lac - 520183 - RAF - 823 Sqn FAA.
GREEN, Richard Alfred Ernest - Cpl - 520256 - RAF.
GRIFFITHS, Barry James - Cpl - 370453 - RAF.
HEATLEY, Howard Thomas - Sgt - 364108 - RAF - 823 Sqn FAA.
JAMES, Stanley - Lac - 551331 - RAF - 823 Sqn FAA.
LOWDON, George - F/Sgt - 351383 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.
MAW, James Edwin - Lac - 522946 - RAF.
PARSONS, James John - Cpl - 566730 - RAF.
PARSONS, Samuel - Lac - 520567 - RAF.
REED, Ernest Charles - AC1c - 548718 - RAF - 823 Sqn FAA.
SIMPSON, John James Valentine - AC1c - 546791 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.
SPENCE, John Arthur - Lac - 539004 - RAF.
STEVENSON, Robert - Lac - 544013 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.
STEWART, Angus - Lac - 550383 - RAF - 823 Sqn FAA.
VICKERY, Harold Edward - F/O - 39143 - RAF - 263 Sqn.
WATERS, Basil Charles - AC1c - 617554 - RAF - 802 Sqn FAA.

Also FOY, William Henry - AC2c - 983562 - RAFVR.
See report on the 5th June '40 in regard to the date of death.

From CWGC -

AUSTRALIA
REED, George Linsay - AC1c - 8099 - RAAF - Laver Flying School.
Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
Cause of death ?

FRANCE
CHERRINGTON, Geoffrey Ingleby - P/O - 42589 - RAF.
St. Marie Cemetery Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.
Hurricane I - N2582 - 32 Sqn.

KIRKCALDIE, Kenneth ( New Zealand) - P/O - 72526 - RAFVR.
Houville-En-Vexin Churchyard, Eure, France.
Hurricane I - N2406 - 32 Sqn.

HULSE, Richard Guy - P/O - 40539 - RAF(RAFO).
Sentelie Churchyard, Somme, France.
Hurricane I - P3542 - 501 Sqn.

BURT, Brian William - Sgt - 751689 - RAFVR.
Lamotte-Buleux Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.
Blenheim IV - R3709 - 82 Sqn.

COOPER, Joseph Herbert - Sgt - 580606 - RAF.
Eplessier Churchyard, Somme, France.
Blenheim IV - R3618 - 82 Sqn.

BURKE, Wilfred Ivanhoe Harris - Sqn/Ldr - 26100 - RAF.
MOFFAT, Robert - P/O - 77921 - RAFVR.
THOMPSON, George - Sgt - 755768 - RAF.
These three airmen rest at Guerville Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3746 - 15 Sqn.

DUNFORD-WOOD, Hugh Diarmid Sherbrooke - F/O - 40215 - RAF.
JONES, Edwin - Sgt - 566209 - RAF.
MALAGASY, Donald Robert Charles - Sgt - 551673 - RAF.
These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9023 - 21 Sqn.

BODDINGTON, John Percy - Sgt - 523009 - RAF.
BURT, Charles Sydney - Lac - 542020 - RAF.
These two airmen were crew of Battle I - L5546 - 12 Sqn.

The five airmen named above all rest at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

GRANT, Leonard Ogilvie - Lac - 536339 - RAF.
PITTAR, William David Parke - Sgt - 580624 - RAF.
WEEKS, Reginald Alleyne - F/Lt - 37534 - RAF.
These three airmen rest at Fallencourt Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
They were crew of Battle I - L5112 - 150 Sqn.

UK
BYATT, John - Sgt - 627950 - RAF.
Uttoxeter Cemetery, Staffordshire, UK.
Blenheim IV - R3754 - 82 Sqn.

KAY, Peter Frederick - Sgt - 742168 - RAFVR.
Hengoed ( St. Barnabus) Churchyard, Shropshire, UK.
Wellington - N2993 - 214 Sqn.

MOREHEN, Joseph Stanley - Sgt - 742034 - RAFVR.
Tingewick Cemetery, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Harvard I - P5841 - 6 FTS.

Alex

Andy Marden
9th July 2021, 20:25
Alex,

GRANT, Leonard Ogilvie - Lac - 536339 - RAF.
PITTAR, William David Parke - Sgt - 580624 - RAF.
WEEKS, Reginald Alleyne - F/Lt - 37534 - RAF.
These three airmen rest at Fallencourt Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
They were crew of Battle I - L5512 - 150 Sqn. ( this a/c lost on the 9th ? ).
>> L5512 was lost on 12 May 40 I believe (103 Sqn). This loss was L5112: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=L5112

Regards,
Andy

Alex Smart
10th July 2021, 02:10
Thanks Andy, dont know how I got that one mixed up .
Have edited post .