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    The death of 532583 William Brown was announced in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of October 8th 1940:

    ROLL OF HONOUR

    BROWN – Corporal W. J. Brown, RA.F., aged 23, accidentally killed on active service on October 2, husband of Frances Annie Brown, Northern Ireland, and son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Brown, of 22, Kitchener Street, Gateshead. Interred at Lincolnshire. Memorial service to be held at St. George’s Church, Low Fell, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 20.

    It seems his middle initail J. stands for John. This is from the same newspaper of October 2nd 1943:

    BROWN (22 Kitchener Street). In loving memory of our dear son, John (Corporal, R.A.F.) accidentally killed October 2, 1940. “To thee, O Lord, we lift our prayers. And leave our dear ones in Thy care.” Always remembered by loving mother, father, brother, sister and brother-in-law.

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    Paduoc House received its first direct hit on 2 October 1940. Leading Aircraftman Robert Ammon, was killed and the hut which housed the photo interpretation unit

    Incident mentioned In ‘Evidence in Camera” by Constance Babbington Smith “Two months later the hut where Wild
    Plans were kept was Roofless wreck and at the entrance of the shelter next it an airman had been killed”

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Richard Rushall 1351375 , an ACH/GD Attached to Number 6 EFTS , died as the result of an accidental gun shot wound

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    Default 401002 - Unaccounted Airmen - 02-10-1940

    Hello,

    401002 - Unaccounted Airmen - 02-10-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK

    BROWN, William - Cpl - 532583 - RAF.
    Harpswell (St.Chad) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    CLARK, Eric Godfrey - Cpl - 616627 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    Harpswell (St.Chad) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    GARNER, William George - AC2c - 951796 - RAFVR.
    Leighton-Linslade ( Leighton Buzzard) Cemetery, Bedfordshire.
    HODGE, Edward - Lac - 635433 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    Newport (St.Woolos) Cemetery, Monmouthshire.
    Details of deaths given in an earlier post on this Forum-
    "As these four are mentioned in a book on Leighton Buzzard, I wonder if they were actually involved in setting up of W/T or teleprinter equipment when an accident occurred and are only shown as members of 144 Sqn for admin/security reasons ?
    Malcolm"

    AMMON, Robert William - Lac - 903870 - RAFVR.
    Ashford (Bybrook) Cemetery, Kent.
    Killed in an Air Raid at Webley, London.

    DUKES, Joseph - AC2c - 995434 - RAFVR.
    Leadgate (St.Ives) Churchyard, Durham.
    Died of myocardial failure, septicemia and peritonitis.

    IRWIN,John Kerr - Lac - 901138 - RAFVR.
    Manchester Southern Cemetery, Lancashire.
    Died in Hospital at Manchester.

    JOHNSON, Basil James - Cpl - 550877 - RAF - 13 MU.
    Henlow ( St.Mary) Churchyard, Bedfordshire.
    Killed in an Air Raid on RAF Henlow.

    RUSHALL, Richard - AC2c - 1351375 - RAFVR - 6 EFTS.
    Braunston ( All Saints) Churchyard Extension, Daventry, Northamptonshire.
    Died from an accidental gunshot wound.

    From CWGC -

    ERITREA
    DALLAMORE, John Walter - Sqdn/Ldr - 36074 - RAF.
    MACKENZIE, Miles- Sgt - 531722 - RAF.
    These two airmen rest at Asmara War Cemetery, Eritrea.
    They were crew of Blenheim I - L8452 - 45 Sqn.

    NORWAY
    HARTLOCH, Alan - S/Lt(A) - HMS Furious - RN.
    Bergen ( Mollendal) Cemetery, Norway.
    Skua - L2929 - 801 Sqn FAA,RN.

    UK
    ADLAM, Eric James - NA1c - FX.77405 - HMS Sparrowhawk - RN - MiD.
    Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
    Skua - L2929 - 801 Sqn FAA,RN.

    FLEMING, Donald Bannerman - Sgt - 743005 - RAFVR.
    FOX, Charles Douglas - F/Lt - 37797 - RAF.
    NEWBERY, Charles Hugh Leblanc- Sgt - 40726 - RNZAF.
    ROBERTSON, John Devine - Sgt - 644958 - RAF.
    SWEET, Reginald Philip - Sgt - 903248 - RAFVR.
    THOMPSON, Ronald Edwin - Sgt - 745851 - RAFVR.
    These six airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
    They were crew of Wellington Ic - R3282 - 9 Sqn.

    ZAMBRA, Roger Murray George - F/Lt - 25127 - RAF.
    Liss (St.Mary) Churchyard, Hampshire.
    Master I - N7749 - CFS.

    KRESS, Helmuth - GAF.
    North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    Cause of death ?

    RADLICK, Walter - GAF.
    STRONK, Siegfried Lothar - GAF.
    These two German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    Cause of death ?

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 9th April 2022 at 00:46.

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    Default Re: 401002 - Unaccounted Airmen - 02-10-1940

    Alex

    Master serial was N7749 per ABS.

    DaveW

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    Hi Alex

    RADLICK, Walter

    http://www.aircrewremembered.com/Kra...=&search_only=

    Radlick, Walter Oblt 8/6/1915 3 Flugfüh 2/JG-53 (9/39 Wiesbaden), Stab Adj.III/JG-53 (10/39), Stfkpt 9/JG-53(10/40) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6291 (Lost 10/2/40)
    EK 1 & 2
    Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 2 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 66 Sq., piloted by P/O J.B. Kendal, crashing near Swallowfields, Surrey (Prien). Radlick was able to bail but his chute failed to open, and he fell to his death at Hookwood Park, near Oxted. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 5, Gr 50 (M.Croft). Werk # 6279 written off as a loss due to engine damage during combat; no report of injuries to Radlick (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane south of Perl, 10 January, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Foret de Compiegne, 25 May, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-45 20 km south of Abbeville, 31 May, 1940

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    STRONK, Siegfried Lothar - GAF.

    http://www.aircrewremembered.com/Kra...=&search_only=

    Stronk, Siegfried Lothar Oblt 2/12/1915 2 8/JG-53 (Channel) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5374 "Black 4 + I" (lost 10/2/40) EK 2
    Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 2 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, crashing into a house on Sitherland Ave, at Biggin Hill (Prien). Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 253 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940, no location. His 2nd, an Albacore at Calais on 11 September, 1940.
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Default Re: 401002 - Unaccounted Airmen - 02-10-1940

    Thanks Dave, now edited ��

    But this forum's database has N7499 :(

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qnum=124233

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 9th April 2022 at 00:54.

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    Default Re: 401002 - Unaccounted Airmen - 02-10-1940

    Thanks Pavel,
    This information is most welcome. ��
    Alex

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    Default Re: 401002 - Unaccounted Airmen - 02-10-1940

    Hi
    [BROWN, William - Cpl - 532583 - RAF.
    Harpswell (St.Chad) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    CLARK, Eric Godfrey - Cpl - 616627 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    Harpswell (St.Chad) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    GARNER, William George - AC2c - 951796 - RAFVR.
    Leighton-Linslade ( Leighton Buzzard) Cemetery, Bedfordshire.
    HODGE, Edward - Lac - 635433 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    Newport (St.Woolos) Cemetery, Monmouthshire.
    Details of deaths given in an earlier post on this Forum-
    "As these four are mentioned in a book on Leighton Buzzard, I wonder if they were actually involved in setting up of W/T or teleprinter equipment when an accident occurred and are only shown as members of 144 Sqn for admin/security reasons ?
    Malcolm"]

    Since posting the last message I have now found that all four were accidentally killed when a mine being transported to a waiting aircraft exploded, Brown and Garner are listed as being with RAF Hemswell.

    Malcolm

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