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    Default 430815 - Unaccounted airmen - 15-8-1943

    What were the places of death registration of:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Philip J. EARL - 843047, and
    AC2 Thomas W.E. - MARSHALL - 1697589.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Nav) Ronald J. COPEMAN - 1331703.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    Cpl James S. JOHNSON - 853637 - 919 (Balloon) Sqn (Birkenhead), and
    AC2 William P.M. REGAN - 1686198.

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

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Hank

    LAC Philip J. EARL - 843047 - Surrey Mid Eastern
    AC2 Thomas W.E. - MARSHALL - 1697589 - Derby
    Sgt (Nav) Ronald J. COPEMAN - 1331703 - Peterborough (BZ367?)
    Cpl James S. JOHNSON - 853637 - 919 (Balloon) Sqn (Birkenhead) - Liverpool North
    AC2 William P.M. REGAN - 1686198 - Surrey North Western

    Malcolm

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    As ever thanks Malcolm for prompt reply.
    Regards and good weekend,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    LAC Philip J. EARL - 843047 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Horton Hospital, Epsom.

    Sgt (Nav) Ronald J. COPEMAN - 1331703 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 13 O.T.U.

    Cpl James S. JOHNSON - 853637 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Liverpool.

    AC2 William P.M. REGAN - 1686198 - the Surrey Advertiser of August 28th 1943 reported the following:

    The death of A.C.2 William Patrick Regan (18), R.A.F., of 6, Argyll Avenue, Hounslow, who was drowned in the Thames at Egham while bathing on the previous Sunday, was the subject of an inquest conducted by the Surrey Coroner (Mr. G. Wills Taylor) at Egham on Friday of last week. A verdict of "Accidental death" was recorded.

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

    Ernest Henry Dipple 1187752 , attached to 121 MU, was dangerously injured in an air attack at Lentini West at 22:30 hours on 11th August and died of his wounds in Number 40 mobile field hospital

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

    John Alexander Henlen Bascombe 1860937 , was killed in an on duty collision between an RAF and an army vehicle 3 miles south of Catania on the Bentini road

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

    Harry Norman Bateman 657523 ,

    Robert Henderson 1379032 ,

    Robert Dowds 978632


    were lost at sea in Wellington LB142. I have no idea why there is a discrepancy in the dates of death
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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Michael Denis Collins 1381769 , was taken seriously ill on 19 July and was admitted to the 39th Indian general hospital at Mindapore, where he died of typhoid

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