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    Default 430814 - Unaccounted airmen - 14-8-1943

    What were the places of death registration of:

    A - Died on active service:
    Sgt Reginald T. FRARY - 655230.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC1 Thomas H. GODFREY - 1235945.

    C - Miscellaneous:
    Sgt (Bombaimer) James D. CLARKE - 1318276 (found a Sgt J.D. CLARKE in Casualty Communique 287, Flight 30-9-1943 p.380 as 'wounded or injured on active service' and another Sgt J.D. CLARKE in Casualty Communique 350, Flight 23-3-1944 p.324 as 'Missing').

    D - Proposed aircraft loss:
    Boston IIIA - BZ367 - 13 OTU - overshot landing Peterborough.

    E - Also looking for cause of death of following airmen:
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Harry SABINI - 1272064 - Killed on active service - 2 ADU - buried Fayid War Cem., Egypt, and
    F/O (Pilot) Alfred E. TOLLER - 139941 - 601 Sqn (Lentini, Italy) - buried Milan War Cem. (It is possible that he was flying Spitfire ER868 and killed whilst trying to escape from captivity).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Sgt Reginald T. FRARY - 655230 - not Eng/Wales
    AC1 Thomas H. GODFREY - 1235945 - Cambridge
    Sgt (Bombaimer) James D. CLARKE - Chipping Norton

    Malcolm

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    Henk,

    1318276 Sgt James Duffey CLARKE, was aboard No.21 OTU Wellington IC X9618 that crashed on 14-8-1943, less than a mile from the Enstone runway and caught fire.

    AUS420091 F/O (Pupil Pilot) Aubrey James WHITE RAAF +
    AUS420941 Sgt (Nav.) Francis Ira HARDAKER RAAF +
    AUS426012 F/O (2nd Nav.) Harry Malcolm BEYER RAAF +
    1318276 Sgt (Bomb Aimer) James Duffey CLARKE RAFVR +
    AUS420066 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Leonard George SELLEN RAAF +
    1301143 Sgt (Air Gnr.) H LEWIS Silghtly injured.

    See:BCL7/241 - Chorley names only Beyer,Hardaker,Sellen & White.

    Col.

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    Thanks Col & Malcolm.
    The proposed a/c loss Boston BZ367 was not lost 14-8-1943 but 15-8-1943. Another proposed serial for 14-8-1943 was:
    Martinet I - JN639 - 82 OTU - crashed in forced landing Main Rad, Carlton, Nottinghamshire.
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    Hi Henk,

    No.82 OTU ORB has under 15th August

    Martinet JN639. Pilot F/Sgt Jenkin J B (uninjured) crashed between Carlton and Ossington at 15.45 hours. Engine failure. A/c Cat E.

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    Frary doesn't seem to be in Scotland. Maybe Northern Ireland or IoM??
    Dennis Burke
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    Brought this thread up to the front page for a possible answer on the airmen listed under "E" in message # 1.
    Do hope Ross this was legal what I did; if not please correct me.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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

    Kenneth Hugh Cecil Browne 970756 , was shot in the back and killed North of Agira by what was assumed to be an enemy sniper

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