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    Default 400509 - Unaccounted Airmen - 09-05-1940

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    400509 - Unaccounted Airmen - 09-05-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    AUSTIN-DUCK, Lionel - AC2c - 977072 - RAFVR.
    Worthing ( Durrington ) Cemetery, Sussex.
    Cause of death ?
    HALL, James Edward - Cpl - 334167 - RAF.
    Kirby Wharfs ( St John the Baptist ) Churchyard, Kent.
    Cause of death ?
    QUINCEY, Albert - AC1c - 651827 - RAF.
    Darlington West Cemetery, Durham.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    FRANCE
    FALCONER, Douglas Gordon Bonnar - Sgt(Obs) - 523067 - RAF - 53 Sqn.
    Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer, Seine-Maritime, France.
    [ Blenheim IV - R3634 - 53 Sqn ].

    NORWAY
    NICHOLLS, Stanley Arthur - Sgt(Obs) - 746976 - RAFVR - 254 Sqn.
    NUTHALL, Robin Baillie - Lt(A) - HMS Sparrowhawk - RN - 254 Sqn.
    These two airmen both rest at Bergen ( Mollendal ) Church Cemetery, Norway.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L9482 - 254 Sqn

    UK
    HEATH, Slick Charles ( South African ) - F/Lt - 37173 - RAF - 254 Sqn.
    This airman was also crew of Blenheim IV - L9482 - 254 Sqn.

    LESTER, Charles Mackenzie - F/Lt - 37109 - RAF - 22 Sqn.
    MAXEY, John William - Cpl - 506611 - RAF - 22 Sqn.
    SOUTHWARD, William - Sgt - 565970 - RAF - 22 Sqn.
    TURRELL, Kenneth Percy - Lac - 531188 - RAF - 22 Sqn.
    The above four airmen were crew of Beaufort I - L4453 - 22 Sqn.

    the above five airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    SMITH, Walter Fowler - P/O(Pilot) - 41958 - RAF - 235 Sqn
    Hartlebury ( St. Mary ) Churchyard, Worcestershire.
    [ Blenheim I - K7136 - 235 Sqn ].

    ATKINSON, Peter Lewis - Midshipman (A) - HMS Daedalus - RN - 765 Sqn FAA.
    Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire.
    [ Walrus L2225 - 765 Sqn FAA ].

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400509 - Unaccounted Airmen - 09-05-1940

    Hello

    QUINCEY, Albert - AC1c - 651827 - the Berks and Oxon Advertiser of May 17th 1940 reported the following:

    INQUEST AT BENSON
    The Coroner for South Oxon (Mr. A. Lett) held an inquest on Friday last on aircraftman Albert Quincey, who was drowned while bathing in the Thames the previous evening.
    It was stated that deceased, with three other men, were bathing between Benson and Shillingford when he got into difficulties. He went under, and on coming to the surface, was seized by his companion. He struggled, however, and his companion becoming exhausted had to let go and Quincey sank.
    Other R.A.F. men hurried to the spot and dived in fully dressed. Later a medical officer arrived and he too, fully dressed, dived in and recovered the body from the mud at the bottom of the river. Artificial respiration was unsuccessful.
    A verdict of Accidental drowning was returned.


    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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