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

    Updates in Progess to this point

    122,434 casualty records in this database.
    116,254 records (94.95%) are "Accounted for".
    6,180 are still unaccounted.
    Last edited by Jagan; 29th July 2021 at 04:12.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    Frederick Ridge 1108861 , an ACH /GD serving with 6201 (Bomb Disposal ) Flt, attached to 5134 (Airfield Construction) Squadron, was taken dangerously ill in Iceland on 17 June and was evacuated to the UK where he died in the Westminster hospital, London of jaundice and carcinoma of the liver
    The unit is DEFINITELY airfield construction squadron on his official records and on CWGC ?

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

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    Leading Aircraftman FRED ARNOLD EVANS (1297469)
    85 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 23
    Died: 19/12/44
    Loss: Cause unknown as the squadron was based in the UK at this time, just over 9 miles northwest of Norwich at RAF Swannington, and Evans served as groundcrew.
    Buried: Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground, Wales, United Kingdom; Sec. R. Grave 943.
    Son of Charles Gladstone Evans and Nellie Rosetta Evans, of Barry Doc

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

    Hi Jon

    Frederick Ridge 1108861

    Regardless, in official RAF documents and terminology, all Airfield Construction Sqns were numbered in the 5000 series, not 6000, which was allocated to Flights.

    The SD161 definitely quotes that 6021 was a BD Flt but was under the control of No 5134 ACS at the time.

    It wouldn't be the first time a clerk in the Records Office entered incorrect details, which then got passed on to CGWC

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

    122,434 casualty records in this database.
    116,260 records (94.96%) are "Accounted for".
    99,740 are aviation. 16,520 are non-aviation deaths.
    6,174 are still unaccounted.

    48 records to go!
    Last edited by Jagan; 1st August 2021 at 13:50.

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