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Thread: 1942 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

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    Default Upgrade to Frederick T Pritchard

    1654694 he died in the Radcliffe infirmary
    Oxford of injuries sustained in a rail
    Accident when a freight train collided with the
    Rear of a passenger train at Appleford
    Whilst traveling home on leave

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    Default R/94517 LAC John James ALLAN

    R/94517 LAC John James ALLAN
    WAC Headquarters
    b. 21 Sep 22, Minto Municipality, Manitoba
    Trade – ‘AEM’ (Aero Engine Mechanic)
    d. 25 October 1942 at St Joseph’s Hospital Victoria, BC, of Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia.

    Source: RCAF Service Record

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    Default R/137695 Sgt William John Bowles BENNETT

    R/137695 Sgt William John Bowles BENNETT

    22 OTU
    b. 21 Nov 1918, Holland Township, Ontario
    Trade – Air Gunner
    d. 06 Oct 1942, when he fell from a moving train near Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.


    Previously enlisted in the Grey & Simcoe Foresters on 19 June 1940, his was discharged on 12 Nov 1941 on re-enlistment to the RCAF.


    From the CoI held, Bennett was granted a 48-hour pass on 04 Oct 42. At 1400hrs on 07 Oct 42, Birmingham Police reported that his body had been found on the railway line 200 yards from Snow Hill Station. A verdict of accidental death was returned by the coroner.


    Source: RCAF Service Record

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