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Alex Smart
17th March 2017, 23:22

460211 - Unaccounted Airmen - 11-02-1946

From Henk's List -

BEDDING, Arthur Frederick - AC1c - 1830814 - RAFVR - Celle War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

CROSER, Charles - Cpl - 1096281 - RAFVR - Wooler (St. Mary ) Church Burial Ground, Northumberland.
LACAYO, Mark Anthony - F/Lt(Pilot) - 81381 - A.F.C - RAFVR - Lichfield (St. Michael ) Churchyard, Staffordshire - [ Mosquito PR.34 - RG313 - 51 MU. With DICKENS ].
STONE, Edward - LAC - 868670 - RAF(AAF) - Sheffield ( Tinsley Park ) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
WILTSHIRE, Roger Eric - F/O(Pilot ) - 180172 - RAFVR - Oxford (Botley ) Cemetery, Oxfordshire

ZARY, Henry Paul Michael ( American ) - Sqdn/Ldr - D.F.C - RCAF - New York City Bronx ( St. Raymond's ) Cemetery, New York, USA - [ Son of M and D, ZARYTKIEWICZ of New York ].

MARTIN, Edward Trafford - F/O - 80189 - SRAF ( attached RAF ) - Harare ( Pioneer ) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.

From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

LYLE, Horace John - LAC - 1205847 - RAFVR - Kranji War Cemetery Singapore.

CLARANCE, Robert Brian - S/Lt(A) - HMS. Daedalus - RN - [ Seafire F.XV - SW822 - 806 Sqdn FAA - Collision with Domini I - X7453 - 782 Sqdn FAA ].
DICKENS, Richard George - LAC - 1515122 - RAFVR - Heath Town ( Holy Trinity ) Churchyard, Staffordshire - [ Mosquito PR.34 - RG313 - 51 MU - with LACAYO ].
LAVINGTON, Arthur Harold - Lt(A) - HMS Daedalus II - RN - Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset.
REYNOLDS, George Geoffrey - Petty Officer - L/FX.77304 - D.S.M - HMS. Condor - RN - Byley (St. John ) Churchyard, Cheshire.

LAVINGTON and REYNOLDS were with Lt(E) AW.WATSON - M.B.E and CDR(E) L.B.SHARMAN ( who were also killed ) in Domini I - X7453 - 782 Sqdn FAA that was in collision with Seafire F.XV - SW822 of 806 Sqdn FAA.


18th March 2017, 00:05
J9269 ZARY, Henry Paul Michael ( American ) - Sqdn/Ldr - D.F.C - RCAF

Deceased pulmonary TB at Ste. Agathe Sanitarium, Ste. Agathe, Quebec.


18th March 2017, 10:11

BEDDING, Arthur Frederick - AC1 - 6002 SE.

CROSER, Charles - Cpl - registered in Romford.
STONE, Edward - LAC - registered in Wortley.
WILTSHIRE, Roger Eric - F/O(Pilot ) - registered in Derby

LYLE, Horace John - LAC - 13 ?U.


18th March 2017, 11:27

BEDDING, Arthur Frederick - AC1c - 1830814 - the Leamington Spa Courier of February 22nd 1946 reported the following:

Death of L.A.C. A. F. Bedding
It is with regret that we announce the death on active service on February 11th of L.A.C. Arthur Frederick Bedding, R.A.F., of Leek Wooton, at the age of 22.
An official confirmation from the Air Ministry was received by Mr. and Mrs. F. Beding on February 12th.
Arthur - as he was affectionately known to all - was admitted to a B.A.O.R. hospital on February 1st suffering from bronchial pneumonia, and during his stay there many kind letters were sent by the Sisiter at the hospital and the Padre (Rev. A. Macaskill) to Mr. and Mrs. Bedding. The sympathy of the residents of Leek Wootton is with them in the sad loss of their only son. Arthur was educated at Leek Wootton C. of E. and Kenilworth Junior Schools, and was a membber of the Parish church choir. He was also a popular member of the local scouts.

WILTSHIRE, Roger Eric - F/O(Pilot ) - 180172 - the Derby Telegraph of February 2nd 1946 (note date) reported the following:

A 22-year-old R.A.F. flying instructor stationed at Burnaston was killed when a sports car he was driving was in head-on collision with a motor-lorry on the main Derby-Burton road, at Littleover, shortly before dusk last night.
He was Flying Officer Eric Roger [sic] Wiltshire, whose home address is 46, Alleswater Road, London N.14. His wife lives at Windy Knoll, Henhurst Hill, Burton.
Sergeant Austin Tushingham, also stationed at Burnaston, who was a passenger in the car, had a remarkable escape from injury, but Flying Officer Wiltshire suffered severe head injuries and was dead on arrival at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary in the Derby St. John Ambulance.

LACAYO, Mark Anthony - F/Lt(Pilot) - 81381 and
DICKENS, Richard George - LAC - 1515122 - the Lichfield Mercury of February 15th 1946 reported the following:

Pilot and Passenger Killed
Engaged in a test flight over Fradley aerodrome on Monday afternoon, a Mosquito plane crashed about 300 yards on the Fradley side of the station. This resulted in the death of the pilot, Flt./Lt. Mark Lacayo, and his passenger, L.A.C. Richard George Dickens. We understand that the plane had been airborne for about forty minutes, and after a number of twists and turns was in the act of a spiral turn from which it did not come out.
Flt./Lt. Lacayo was well-known and respected in Lichfield, and since he came to be stationed about two years ago at Fradley he had resided in Bird Street. He was flying in the old R.F.C. in 1917, and on the outbreak of the last war he was called up on reserve. For many years he was in business at Manchester with the shipbuilding firm of Geo. Lacayo and Sons, and was the youngest son of the late Mr. Don Jorge Lacayo, who was for many years the Consul General for Nicaragua.



14th July 2022, 00:33
Norman Herbert Bantoft 79488 , attached to HQ ME , died of cerebral malaria

24th November 2022, 18:25
Charles Croser 1096281, attached to Number 6221 BD Flight, died of myeloid leukaemia, his body being taken to the Mortuary at RAF Hornchurch