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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    I wonder if he was taken by ambulance to hospital in Ketton district and pronounced dead on arrival ?
    Looking at the map, it seems North Luffenham is quite close to Ketton and whilst the nearest village to NL, Edith Weston, is in the Oakham area, NL could be in Ketton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwrsimon View Post
    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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    So CWGC have the wrong date

    I've now completed reviewing 1945
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    So CWGC have the wrong date
    His death was reported in the Sunderland Echo of October 9th 1945:

    NOW REPORTED KILLED
    Information has been received from the Air Ministry that Sergeant Air Gunner Duncan Mouat (20), whose home is at 177 St Leonard Street, Sunderland and previously reported missing, now known to have lost his life in air operations in the Far East on July 30.

    Note the date of the article - three days after the Date of Death recorded on his CWGC entry.

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    14 Jan 1946

    Sgt COMELIO, ROBERT BERTRAM ; RAF (332453), died at 1b Raddleborn Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham.

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    25 Jan 1946

    Frederick George BAILEY (509679) - "Died when the car he was driving collided with a lorry on the sealand road, near RAF sealand,, his passenger R O AYRES RAF died in February"

    However, The Bailey killed in the car crash was Algernon Stewart (Robin) BAILEY (2204130), A S Bailey's and Ayres deaths are both registered in Chester.

    F G Bailey's probate records state he died at Stoke Heath, Market Drayton, which his near his unit, No 24 MU at Ternhill and his death is registered in Whitchurch, the correct area for Market Drayton.

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    4 Feb 1946

    Clarence Alfred DEWS (1156462) - This entry includes details of other personnel, who are missing their own details.

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    28 Feb 1946

    Marion Esther SEYMOUR (435284) - "Died in the Royal Bucks Hospital Aylesbury after drinking a bottle of ammonia to commit suicide, she had been invalided out of the WAAF with psychosis following the death of members of her unit close to her in an air raid"

    However, her death is registered in Ploughley, Oxfordshire, which does not cover Aylesbury?

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    28-Feb 1946

    AC2 JENKINS, NOAH ; RAFVR (1148561), age: 38 He died at the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Chapel Allerton, Leeds.

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    14 Mar 1946

    William John BLANEY (1620460) - "21 MU Fauld, he was Killed at Tattenhall airfield when a rotten rope handle on an ammunition box broke when a 50 lb box of 5 photo flashes broke when being placed on a pile of such boxes and it exploded"

    Tattenhall should be Tatenhill

    Could he have died from injuries, because because his death is registered in Hendon, well away from Tatenhill?

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    29 Jul 1946

    John CONYERS (1680119) - He died at Harpham, near Driffield, not in Salisbury.

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