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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    23 Jul 1945

    Kenneth Hugh CHRYSTAL (1050177) - I think "Died unscrew hospital" should read "Died in Crewe Hospital"

    Malcolm
    His death was announced in the Liverpool Echo, July 26th 1945:

    CHRYSTAL - July 23, suddenly, at R.A.F. Station, Calveley, aged 31 years, Corporal KENNETH HUGH, dearly-loved husband of Dorothy Bell (nee Anderson) and loving father of Pamela Mary, and son of Alex and Mary Chrystal, of Wallasey. Interment at R.A.F. Regional Cemetery, Chester, to-morrow (Friday), at 2.30 p.m.

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    7 Aug 1945

    LAC John CARTER (1131197) is stated to have been a WOp/AG but I doubt this as he was a LAC not a Sgt, so most likely he was a WOp (Ground)

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    5 Oct 1945

    Reginald James ANSTEY (1205529) - his unit is No 5006 ACS not 50006

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    6 Oct 1945

    Duncan MOUAT (1597461) is shown in Dakota IV KK123 of No 233 Sqn but he is not shown as a casualty in this aircraft in "The Price of Peace" by Colin Cummings.

    Also the 'Ext Link' just takes you to the database entry for KK123

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    12 Oct 1945

    Harold James STADDON (1809655) is shown to have died at North Luffenham.

    He was serving at North Luffenham but he must have died away from the station as his death is registered in Ketton, whilst a death at NL would have been registered in Oakham

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    6 Oct 1945

    Duncan MOUAT (1597461) is shown in Dakota IV KK123 of No 233 Sqn but he is not shown as a casualty in this aircraft in "The Price of Peace" by Colin Cummings.

    Also the 'Ext Link' just takes you to the database entry for KK123

    Malcolm
    He's one of my local airmen. From the 357 Sqn ORB Form 540 of July 1945:

    Losses sustained during the month amounted to one Dakota KJ922, crew
    658498 W/O Milne, Joseph Reid
    1518745 Sgt. Clark, E M.
    15211725 Sgt. Francis, Charles Raymond
    1597461 Sgt. Mouat, Duncan
    1598599 Sgt. Binns, Albert, missing.
    The a/c took off from Base at 0630 hours on 30th July 1945. A further report was not received until 9th August 1945 when it was learnt that the a/c had crashed into the side of a valley down which it was flying; some 4 miles West of Biya; the crew of five were all killed. Another a/c operating on the same target was forced to turn back owing to impossible weather conditions and reported an operational failure, weather conditions along the route being reported as 8-10/10 CB. base 2-3000' (approx 7000' below the tops of the Chin Hills) & cloud tops up to 25-30000' with excessive turbulence causing a/c to be almost uncontrollable at times. Under these conditions it can be safely assumed that W/O Milne's crash was as a direct result of the weather over the area, in fact, weather over the Chin and Shan hills had during a month of already bad weather succeeded throughout in achieving a personal notoriety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    12 Oct 1945

    Harold James STADDON (1809655) is shown to have died at North Luffenham.

    He was serving at North Luffenham but he must have died away from the station as his death is registered in Ketton, whilst a death at NL would have been registered in Oakham

    Malcolm
    I have a little bit more about him. His death was reported in the Bucks Herald of October 26th 1945:

    WENDOVER
    Death of Sergeant-Pilot J. Staddon
    Youthful Victim of Motor Accident
    The death occurred as the result of a motor accident at North Luffenham last week of Sergt-Pilot (Jimmy) Staddon, of 5, Chiltern Rod, at the age of 21. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Staddon, who have live at Wendoever for some 15 years. Born at Cranwell and educated at Amersham College, Sergt-Pilot Staddon was also as [sic] one time a chorister in St. Agnes' choir and also at Halton Church.
    Before joining the R.A.F., in 1943, he was employed with Messrs. Reader & Son, acutioneers, of Aylesbury. He carried out his flying training under the Empire Training scheme, at Oklahoma, U.S.A., where he graduated as a pilot and made many friends.


    His death had been announced in the smae paper on October 19th:

    STADDON - on 12th October, 1945, at R.A.F. Station, North Luffenham, Sgt.-Pilot Harold James Staddon (Jimmy) only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Staddon, of 5, Chiltern Road, Wendover, aged 21 years - So many happy memories. God bless.

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    I wonder if he was taken by ambulance to hospital in Ketton district and pronounced dead on arrival ?

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    15 Nov 1945

    Gp Capt Sidney Albert DISMORE () is shown as a WOp but the LG shows him as originally being a pilot in the GD Branch, although during WW2 he was in the Admin & Spec Duties Branch.

    His S/N is 81162

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    20 Dec 1945

    Alexander Edward TAYLOR (22030) is shown as a Flight Engineer, but he was a pilot

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