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    Following airmen may all have been killed in an air raid on their aerodrome. Looking for the place of death registration. Luftwaffe attacked Biggin Hill, Kenley (12 dead), Ford and Thorney (6 dead).

    LAC Thomas H. LOVETT - 238427
    AC2 George H. MALIVOIRE - 1255418
    AC1 Sydney T. PHILBRICK - 628255
    Cpl Henry D. STARK - 563787 (probably killed on Ford)
    AC1 Francis H. TURRELL - 950387
    AC2 Claude M. YORKE - 963688

    Already on file being killed in air raid on Ford:
    AC1 Jack G. MOVERLEY - 547322

    Already on file being killed in air raid on Kenley:
    F/Lt Robert S. CROMIE - 90485
    AC1 Leslie B. HARRIS - 976057 - 64 Sqn
    LAC Thomas HOLROYD - 617220 - 615 Sqn
    AC1 Roy TAPNER - 904596 - 64 Sqn.

    Have already info on six FAA-airmen killed in air raid on Ford (HMS Peregrine).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    From: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bean95/ft/bean/pafn80.htm#2590

    "Claude, was killed when serving in the RAF in 1940 during a German bombing raid on Kenley. He is buried at Whiteleaf along with other fatalities."

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    Hi Henk
    Thomas Lovett,age 40 registered at Bromley(? Biggin Hill),
    Malivoire,26,Turrell 24,and Yorke 19 are all registered at Surrey SE, which seems to cover Kenley. Henry Starck,28, is registered at Chichester ? died of injuries from Tangmere, and Sydney Philbrick,23, is registered at Thanet which is the Office that covers Manston and that corner of Kent.
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    Hi Henk
    I have looked up Moverley and he is registered at Chichester, which could mean that Henry Starck could have died in the same place, and you have Moverley at Ford.
    Regards
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    Thanks Amrit and Dick for your help.

    MOVERLEY and Aerodrome Ford (HMS Peregrine) came from http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1003-Intro.htm

    One more question to confirm:

    What was the place of death registration for:
    F/Lt Robert S. CROMIE - 90485.

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    Hi Henk
    Cromie was registered at Surrey S E, which would be right for Kenley.
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick for confirmation.

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    Cromie was killed at Kenley (see The Hardest Day by Alfred Price) and 'well-loved local doctor' who had joined RAF shortly before. He was Station doctor ad 9 soldiers and airman were killed in total with ten injured

    PS. 'One soldier killed at Croydon airfield'
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    Thanks Paul. As ever info very much appreciated.

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    Default 400818 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-08-1940

    Hello,

    400818 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-08-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    ASHTON, John Isaac - Air Mechanic 2c - FX.75981 - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford - RN.
    COOK, Harry William Seth - Air Mechanic 2c - FX.76643 - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford - RN.
    STARCK, Henry Durrell - Cpl - 563787 - RAF - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford.
    TREVITHICK, Thomas Walter - Air Mechanic 2c - FX.77664 - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford - RN.
    The above four Airmen rest at Clymping(Or Climping)(St.Mary) Churchyard, Sussex.
    BAVINGTON, Arthur Henry - Air Mechanic 2c - SFX.783 - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford- RN.
    Royston Church Additional Burial Ground, Hertfordshire.
    CONNOR, Charles Terence - Air Mechanic 2c - SR.8285 - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford - RN.
    Hither Green Cemetery, London.
    COUGILL, John Richard - Air Mechanic 1c - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford - RN.
    East Retford Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
    DAVIES, Iorwerth Lewis - Air Fitter (E) - FX.75093 - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford - RN.
    Caerwys ( St. Michael) Churchyard, Flintshire. [But DoW on the 19th ?].
    HEALD, Joseph -Air Mechanic (E) - FX.75817 - HMS Peregrine/HMS Ford - RN.
    Whittle-Le-Woods(St.John) Churchyard, Lancashire.
    MANN, Richard Foster - Leading Air Fitter - FX.76046 - H Daedalus - RN.
    Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire. [But 16th ?].
    MOVERLEY, Jack Gordon - AC1c - 547322 - RAF - HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford.
    Roos(All Saints) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
    The above elven Airmen were killed during an Air Raid on HMS Peregrine/RNAS Ford.

    HOLROYD, Thomas- Lac - 617220 - RAF - 615 Sqn.
    MALIVOIRE, George Henry - AC2c - 1255418 - RAFVR.
    TAPNER, Roy - AC1c - 904596 - RAFVR - 64 Sqn.
    TURRELL, Francis Hugh - AC1c - 950387 - RAFVR.
    YORKE,Claude Malcolm - AC2c - 963688 - RAFVR.
    These five Airmen rest at Whyteleafe (St.Luke) Churchyard, Surrey.
    They were killed during an Air Raid on RAF Kenley.

    CROMIE, Robert Stevenson - F/Lt - 90485 - RAF (AAF) - 615 Sqn
    Ballymoney Cemetery, County Antrim, UK.
    Kill during an Air Raid on RAF Kenley.

    HARRIS, Leslie Barton - AC1c - 976057 - RAFVR - 64 Sqn.
    West Malling (St.Mary) Churchyard, Kent.
    Killed during an Air Raid on RAF Kenley.

    LOVETT, Thomas Henry - Lac - 238427 - RAF.
    Barming (Oakfield Hospital) Cemetery, Kent.
    Killed during an Air Raid on RAF Biggin Hill.

    PHILBRICK, Sydney Thomas - AC1c - 628265 - RAF.
    Brighton City (Bear Road) Cemetery, Sussex.
    Killed during an Air Raid on RAF Manston.

    CARLTON, Robert Claude - AC2c - 975842 - RAFVR.
    Southall (Havelock) Cemetery, Middlesex.
    Killed as a result of a collision between a motorcycle and a Van.

    From CWGC -

    EGYPT
    PORTER, Matthew Edmund - Lac - 540651 - RAF.
    Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
    Blenheim I - L1479 - 8 Sqn.

    FRANCE
    SOLOMON, Neville David - P/O - 79731 - RAFVR.
    Pihen-Les-Guines Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Hurricane I - L1921 - 17 Sqn.

    PAKISTAN
    LONG, Philip Meyrick - Cpl - 523539 - RAF - 28 Sqn.
    Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
    Cause of death ?

    SUDAN
    HOWE, George Arthur Charles - AC2c - 634380 - RAF - 14 Sqn.
    Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan.
    Cause of death ?

    UK
    LEE, Richard Hugh - F/O - 33208 - RAF - DFC, DSO, MiD.
    Hurricane I - P2923 - 85 Sqn.
    GUY, Leonard Northwood - Sgt - 758223 - RAFVR.
    Hurricane I - R4191 - 601 Sqn.
    These two airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    CLAPPERTON, Robert White - Sgt - 530058 - RAF.
    WHEELWRIGHT, William Brian - P/O - 41763 - RAF.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9264 - 218 Sqn.
    DENNIS, David Wesley - Sgt - 755456 - RAFVR.
    HARRISON, Robert Hawley - AC1c - 911733 - RAFVR.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - T1929 - 218 Sqn.
    The above four airmen rest at Longstanton (All Saints) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire.

    BILTON, John Norman - Sgt - 936831 - RAFVR.
    Coatham (Christ Church) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
    Blenheim IV - L9264 - 218 Sqn.

    SMITH, William Leslie - Sgt - 900116 - RAFVR.
    Streatham Park Cemetery, Surrey.
    Blenheim IV - T1929 - 218 Sqn.

    NEWTON, George Edward - F/Lt - 37824 - RAF.
    Barrowby (All Saints) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    Blenheim IV - T1929 - 218 Sqn.

    BLAND, John Welburn - P/O - 90895 - RAF.
    Gravesend Cemetery, Kent.
    Hurricane I - P3208 - 501 Sqn.

    GRUSZKA, Franciszek - F/O(Porucznik) - P/76785 - PAF.
    Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex.
    Spitfire Ia - R6713 - 65 Sqn.

    HANCOCK, Bruce - Sgt - 742644 - RAFVR.
    Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium, Middlesex.
    Anson I - L9164 - 6 SFTS

    HAWKINGS, Redvers Percival - Sgt - 748627 - RAFVR.
    Filton (St. Peter) Churchyard, Gloucestershire.
    Hurricane I - L1990 - 601 Sqn.

    McGEE, Dudley Malcolm Peter - Sgt - 745035 - RAFVR.
    Sutton Bridge (St. Matthew) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    Hurricane I - L2082 - 6 OTU.

    NIEDZWIECKI, Kazimierz Ludwik - Sqd/Ldr(Major) - P/76801 - PAF.
    Sutton Bridge (St. Matthew) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    Hurricane I - L1887 - 6 OTU.

    RAMSAY, John Basil - P/O - 41204 - RAF.
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    Hurricane I - R4181 - 151 Sqn.

    STONEY, Edward Bowes - F/Lt - 28119 - RAF.
    Sefton (St Helen) Churchyard, Lancashire.
    Hurricane I - P2549 - 501 Sqn.

    WALLEY, Peter Kenneth - Sgt - 819018 - RAF (AAF).
    Whyteleafe (St.Luke) Churchyard, Surrey.
    Hurricane I - P2768 - 615 Sqn.

    SCHMITT, Josef - GAF.
    West Thorney (St.Nicholas) Churchyard, Sussex.

    KRAUS, Franz-Heinrich - GAF.
    GERICKE, Helmut - GAF.
    WOLLIN, Gerhard - GAF.
    These three German Airmen rest at Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent.

    AHRENDS, Hans-Siegfried - GAF.
    BAESELL, Walter - GAF.
    DANN, August Hermann Adam - GAF.
    DIETZ, Ewald Johannes - GAF.
    FIEDLER, Horst - GAF.
    JAECKEL, Heinz - GAF.
    GEIGER, Willi - GAF.
    COHRS, Ewald- GAF.
    DREHER, Alfred - GAF.
    STOLDT, Walter - GAF.
    VETTER, Hans Johannes - GAF.
    SCHMIDT, Richard - GAF.
    MOLL, Wilhelm - GAF.
    MUELLER-DUEHE, Gerhard - GAF.
    PETERSEN, Johannes - GAF.
    RAVE, Herbert - GAF.
    SURK, Walter - GAF.
    GREULICH, Karl - GAF.
    HEMMERSBACH, Josef - GAF.
    KIEFEL, Adolf - GAF.
    KREBS, Karl - GAF.
    SKUTHAN, Karl - GAF.
    SOMMER, Dr. Otto - GAF.
    EICHHORN, Albert - GAF.
    GEIER, Karl Friedrich Franz - GAF.
    GENGEL, Paul - GAF.
    KOHL, Erich - GAF.

    Causes of death of the above thirty-one German Airmen ?

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 18th December 2021 at 19:51.

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