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Henk Welting
9th September 2008, 14:52
What caused the death of following airmen, both killed on active service and buried in the Capuccini Naval Cemetery:

Sgt Ralph N. TAPPER - 528245, and
LAC Herbert C. HERMON - 614311.

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

brian
9th September 2008, 16:54
Hi Henk

There was a raid by Ju88s of LG1 on the evening of the 29 April, so my guess both were victims. Incidentally, both were employed at HQ RAF Mediterranean (later known as Air HQ Malta)

Cheers
Brian

Henk Welting
9th September 2008, 17:16
Thanks Brian. That may be correct as both airmen were not flying personnel and the air raid that same day.
Regards,
Henk.

dennis_burke
16th January 2010, 14:27
Sgt Ralph N. TAPPER - 528245, GRO RAF list gives: HQ UNIT VALETTA
LAC Herbert C. HERMON - 614311. GRO RAF lists gives unit simply as: 'Malta'

Both mens names appear as: KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE (WHILE ENGAGED ON NON OPERATIONAL FLYING DUTIES OR ON THE GROUND THROUGH ENEMY ACTION).
In Casualty List published JUNE 12TH, 1941 in Flight magazine.