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    450608 - Unaccounted Airmen - 08-06-1945

    From Henk's List -

    IRELAND
    FARRELL, Thomas Laurence Christopher - AC2c - 1797500 - RAFVR - Dean's Grange Cemetery, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

    UK
    ALCOCK, Thomas - Sgt - 968548 - RAFVR - Blackburn Cemetery, Lancashire,
    GREGSON, Frank - Cpl - 11072 - MiD - RAAF - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    ITALY
    COOK, Thomas Victor - AC2c - 1611793 - RAFVR - Rome War Cemetery, Italy.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    SIMPSON, David - P/O - 193270 - RAFVR - Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery, Gauteng South Africa.

    UK
    ATKINS, Ronald Frederick - Sgt - 1894040 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].
    CLARE, Victor Henry - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1605068 - D.F.M - RAFVR - Fulford Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ Halifax II - JP203 - 48 MU ].
    CRUICKSHANKS, Ian James Alexander - F/L (Pilot) - 80819 - RAFVR - Leamington (Milverton ) Cemetery, Warwickshire. [ Halifax II - JP203 - 48 MU ].
    KINGHAM, Peter Ronald James - Sgt - 1809598 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].
    LAUENER, Geoffrey Charles Henri - Sgt - 3034709 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].
    LISTER, Colin John Hill - Sgt - 1649530 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].

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    Hello,

    Re: AUS11072 Cpl Frank GREGSON MiD RAAF:

    This was not the only loss to the squadron (456 [RAAF]), during its final days. LAC Frank Gregson*, a Fitter IIE, who had already been recognised with a mentioned in dispatches for his service in the Middle East, was to die of illness. He had contracted tuberculous meningitis, and passed away on 8 June (1945), in hospital at Haywards Heath, in Sussex.

    * Cpl F. Gregson, 11072. 1AD, 1 ED, 205 Gp RAF, 462 & 456 Sqns, 6456 SE. Engineer of Melbourne; born Melbourne 17 May, 1917. Died of illness 8 June, 1945.

    See:
    Fighter Nights:456 Squadron RAAF.
    Bennett,John.
    Belconnen:Banner Books,1995.
    pp.168 & 172.

    Col.
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    Hi

    IRELAND
    FARRELL, Thomas Laurence Christopher - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?.

    ITALY
    COOK, Thomas Victor - AC2 - HQ Allied Control Commission.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    SIMPSON, David - P/O - killed whilst flying in Hurricane, 5343 of No 22 AS, which spun into the ground near Bronkhorstspruit.

    UK
    ALCOCK, Thomas - Sgt - registered in Fylde,
    ATKINS, Ronald Frederick - Sgt - Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].
    CLARE, Victor Henry - F/S (Flt/Engr) - Halifax II - JP203 - 48 MU ].
    CRUICKSHANKS, Ian James Alexander - F/L (Pilot) - Halifax II - JP203 - 48 MU ].
    KINGHAM, Peter Ronald James - Sgt - Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].
    LAUENER, Geoffrey Charles Henri - Sgt -Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].
    LISTER, Colin John Hill - Sgt - Wellington X - LN690 - 11 OTU ].

    Malcolm

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    Cruickshanks & Clare killed after Halifax JP203 hit cross on top of church in Kingsway , Clifton on approach to Clifton Aerodrome, York. F/Lt. Cruickshanks son, who unveiled a plaque in the church, Air Commodore Colin John Cruickshanks AFC*, FRAeS died on 21/7/2014 aged 69

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

    Thomas Laurence Christopher Farrell 1797500 , a medically discharged airman , died at 323 Clogher Road, Dolphinsbarn, Dublin of pulmonary tuberculosis

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

    William John Breach 1545704 , was killed at B 110 Airfield at Achmer, in an off duty accident when he was accidently shot

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

    Thomas Alcock 968546 , was admitted dangerously ill to RAF Hospital, Weeton on 24 May , where he died at 10:30 Hours of tuberculosis of the brain

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

    Thomas Victor Cook 1611793 , attached to HQ Allied Commission , was admitted seriously ill to Number 104 British General hospital on 7 June, where he died at 20:20 Hours of a heart valve blockage

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

    Thomas Victor Cook 1611793 , attached to Number 22 HGCU , was admitted seriously ill to Number 104 British General on 7 June, where he died at 20:20 Hours of a heart attack

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

    John Frances Palleck J 47443 | was on a night training exercise when he walked into an airscrew of Wellington X LN691 at RAF Long Marston at 00:50 Hours. The pilot was instructed to perform a solo circuit and the crew left the aircraft. Pulled rotated the rear turret to the beam, contrary to standing orders and walked under the wing into the rotating starboard airscrew., the impact being severe enough to break the blades. He was admitted to Stratforc Upon Avon EMS hospital, where he died at 04:40 Hours without regaining consciousness

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