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    440618 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 18-6-1944

    From Henk's list -

    WAAF
    THORN, Cornelia Despard - Section Officer - 4442 - WAAF - Woking (St. John's), Surrey.

    ALGERIA
    LAWRENCE, James Arthur- F/S [ CWGC = W/O ] - 1192005 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim, Algeria. [ CWGC= 15/06/1944].

    FRANCE
    PEERS, Ernest Henry - Sgt - 1536797 - RAFVR - Bayeux, Calvados, France.

    ATC
    UK
    BEECH, Kenneth - Cadet - ATC - Birmingham (Yardley), Warwickshire.
    HARRISON, Kenneth - Sgt Cadet - ATC - Birmingham (Yardley), Warwickshire.

    UK
    BARKER, Thomas - Cpl - 1091307 - RAFVR - Burnley, Lancashire.
    COOPER, Thomas - F/S - 511303 - RAF - Maryport, Cumberland.
    COULBECK, Leonard - LAC - 1188919 - RAFVR - Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.
    DAKIN, William C Harles George - F/S - 352817 - RAF - Grimsby (Scartho Road), Lincolnshire.
    HAPPS, Clarence William - Cpl - 343594 - RAF - Sutton-In-Craven (St. Thomas), Yorkshire.
    HARRIS, Ernest Reginald - F/L - 69561 - RAFVR - Brookwood Military, Surrey.
    LODGE, Francis Hilliard Kitchener - LAC - 1444102 - RAFVR - Barnston, Essex.
    MILHAM, William Albert - AC2c - 1221362 - RAFVR - Hastings, Sussex.
    RIDDELL, Alexander - AC2c - 3020602 - RAFVR - East Wemyss, Fifeshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    REPUBLIC of IRELAND
    SALMON, John James - Sgt - 1602817 - RAFVR - Kilgeever New, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland.

    SRI LANKA
    McLAREN, Robert - Cpl - 1014548 - RAFVR - Kandy, Sri Lanka.

    UK
    BRAZIER, George - Sgt(A/G) - 1588551 - RAFVR - Torrisholme, Lancashire. [ Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    CRUTCHER, Ronald William - F/O (Bomb Aimer) - 152750 - RAFVR - Harrogate (Stonefall), Yorkshire. [ Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    JACKSON, John Douglas Rugg - Sgt(Pilot) - 928428 - RAFVR - Brighton (Downs), Sussex. [ Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    PRITCHARD, Douglas - Sgt(Flt/Engr) - 992691 - RAFVR - Keighley (Utley), Yorkshire. [ Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    SMALL, Billy Geoffrey Hicks - Sgt(A/G) - 2220737 - RAFVR - Lichfield (St. Michael), Staffordshire. [ Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    SMITH, Henry Giles - Sgt(Radio Operator/Air) - 1653074 - RAFVR - Llandough (St. Dochdwy), Glamorganshire. [ Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].

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    ALGERIA
    LAWRENCE, James Arthur- F/S [ CWGC = W/O ] - serving at 1 BPD
    FRANCE
    PEERS, Ernest Henry - Sgt - serving with 6234 BD Flt.

    REPUBLIC of IRELAND
    SALMON, John James - Sgt - registered in Leicester.

    UK
    THORN, Cornelia Despard - Section Officer - possibly killed in a V-1 attack on London, her death being registered in Westminster.
    BARKER, Thomas - Cpl - not Eng/Wales?.
    COOPER, Thomas - F/S - registered in Carlisle.
    COULBECK, Leonard - LAC - registered in Cleethorpes.
    DAKIN, William C Harles George - F/S - registered in Cleethorpes.
    HAPPS, Clarence William - Cpl - possibly killed in a V-1 attack on London, his death being registered in Greenwich.
    HARRIS, Ernest Reginald - F/L - possibly killed in a V-1 attack on London, his death being registered in Westminster.
    LODGE, Francis Hilliard Kitchener - LAC - registered in Dunmow.
    MILHAM, William Albert - AC2 - registered in Hastings.
    RIDDELL, Alexander - AC2 - registered in Cleethorpes.
    BRAZIER, George - Sgt(A/G) - Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    CRUTCHER, Ronald William - F/O (Bomb Aimer) - Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    JACKSON, John Douglas Rugg - Sgt(Pilot) - Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    PRITCHARD, Douglas - Sgt(Flt/Engr) - Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    SMALL, Billy Geoffrey Hicks - Sgt(A/G) - Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].
    SMITH, Henry Giles - Sgt(Radio Operator/Air) - Halifax V - DK194 - 1663 HCU ].

    Malcolm

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    This web site has details of the ATC Cadets http://www.2030sqn.org/about/history/
    In 1944 the cadets were attending a summer camp at RAF Wymeswold in Leicestershire, but tragedy struck as during a visit to local bombing range, shortly after arriving at camp, an RAF lorry transporting cadets and RAF personnel to the range was hit by an RAF rescue crane lorry, which had been stolen by a soldier who was AWOL. The incident killed three cadet members of the Squadron and one of the RAF personnel. The names of those cadets who lost their lives are Kenneth Harrison, Kenneth Beech, and James Brogan. A funeral service was held for all of the cadets at Yardley church by the Reverend Canon Chas Cochran. The Squadron banner was suitably draped, slow marched from the church to the graves where an RAF armed party together with the squadron buglers paid homage. Cadets Harrison and Beech are buried next to each other, close to the crematorium at Yardley cemetery. Each grave is headed by a war graves commission headstone, with the ATC crest.
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    Section Officer Cornelia Thorn was one of the victims of the flying bomb that hit the Wellington Barracks Chapel in Birdcage Walk.

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    UK
    BARKER, Thomas - Cpl - 1091307 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 4.25 a.m. at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. Cause of death is illegible, but appears to be a medical condition, rather than an accident.

    With regards to the three casualties registered in Cleethorpes:

    COULBECK, Leonard - LAC - 1188919
    DAKIN, William C Harles George - F/S - 352817
    RIDDELL, Alexander - AC2c - 3020602

    "On June 18th 1944 he and two other armourers were working in the bomb dump, preparing for a raid on the German forces surrounding the Normandy bridgehead. Without warning the airfield was rocked by an enormous explosion. At least three 250lb bombs exploded and LAC Coulbeck, who was 31, and his colleagues were killed instantly. Two other bombs were in such an unstable condition that part of the airfield was sealed off until they were dealt with."

    See: http://friendsofcleethorpesheritage....oulbeckleonard

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Percy Dodds 863491, he was killed by a V1 which landed near squadron HQ

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

    Ernest Henry Peers 1536797 , attached to 6224 BD flight , was killed whilst clearing a mine field at Port en Bessin
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 16th May 2021 at 14:38. Reason: s/n amended

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

    Cornelia Despard Thorn, 4442, attached to Number 3 ACRC, was killed with her husband Major Terence Conrad Thorn, and her mother, 84 year old Elizabeth Thorn when a V weapon struck the Guards Chapel in Wellington barracks, London
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 26th May 2021 at 08:28.

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