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    Default 400519 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-05-1940

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    400519 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-05-1940

    From Henk's list -

    NETHERLANDS
    HILDEBRAND, Gert Everardus - Naval Airman - 6511- KM.
    Oorlogs Graven Stichting, Netherlands.

    UK
    ARMSTRONG, Leslie - Sgt - 561022 - RAF - 4 Sqn.
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

    NEWCOMBE, Leslie Timothy - AC2c - 702680 - RAFVR - 149 Sqn.
    Ilkeston ( Park) Cemetery Derbyshire, UK.

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    MACRAE Stanley Calvert - Cameron- RAAF - 1 SFTS.
    Victoria Cremation Memorial, Victoria, Australia.
    Demon - A1 - 13 - 1 SFTS.

    BELGIUM
    COLEMAN, John Herbert (New Zealand ) - P/O(Pilot) - 43692 - RAF - PRU.
    Templeuve Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
    Spitfire 1a - P9308 - PRU.

    FRANCE
    OLDACRES, Leonard John - F/O(Pilot) - 70511 - RAFVR - 4 Sqn.
    BUTTERILL, Clarence ( Canadian) - Lac(A/g) - 900943 - RAFVR - 4 Sqn.
    These two airmen were crew of Lysander I - N1305 - 4 Sqn.

    PLUMB, John Alfred - P/O(Pilot) - 33547 - RAF - 4 Sqn,
    THORNTON, Ronald James - Lac(A/g) - 935525 - RAFVR - 4 Sqn.
    These two airmen were crew of Lysander N1306 - 4 Sqn ( Henk's Y0078).

    The four airmen named above all rest at St. Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

    BELCHER, Edward Joseph - Sgt(Obs) - 580477 - RAF - 12 Sqn.
    Choloy War Cemetery, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.
    Battle I - N2178 - 12 Sqn.

    McELLIGOTT, James Joseph (Jimmy) (Republic of Ireland) - P/O(Pilot) - 40630 - RAF - 12 Sqn.
    Battle I - L5538 - 12 Sqn.
    JONES Tom - Sgt(Obs) - 561183 - RAF - 142 Sqn.
    Battle I - P5238 - 142 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas-de-Calais, France.

    BOYLE, William Donald - Lac(Wop) - 618097 - RAF - 142 Sqn.
    Dagny-Lambercy Churchyard, Aisne, France.
    Battle I - L5226 - 142 Sqn.

    LUCAS, Kenneth Richard - P/O(Pilot) - 41854 - RAF - 145 Sqn.
    Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Somme, France.
    Hurricane I - N2598 - 145 Sqn.

    HARRIS, Robert Edward - P/O(Pilot) - 33449 - RAF - 17 Sqn.
    Noyelles-Sur-Selle Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
    Hurricane I - N2408 - 17 Sqn.

    BETTANY, Frederick Lawrence - Lac(A/g) - 935893 - RAFVR - 26 Sqn.
    Landrecies Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
    CLIFFORD, Ralph Henry - P/O(Pilot) - 33537 - RAF - 26.
    Neuvilly Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
    These two airmen were crew of Lysander II - N1202 - 26 Sqn.

    CHURCH, Arthur Frederick - Lac(A/g) - 936538 - RAFVR - 26 Sqn.
    HALLIDAY, Christopher Ian Dunbar - P/O(Pilot) - 33424 - RAF - 26 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Authie Churchyard, Somme, France.
    They were crew of Lysander II - N1290 - 26 Sqn.

    BURY, David Stuart Harold - F/O(Pilot) - 72077 - RAF - 111 Sqn.
    Chili Trench Cemetery Gavrelle, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Hurricane I - L1774 - 111 Sqn.

    MOORWOOD Ian Colin - P/O(Pilot) - 42253 - RAF - 111 Sqn.
    Sains-Les-Marquion Churchyard Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Hurricane I - L1720 - 111 Sqn.

    ANDERSON, Harry Thomas James - F/Lt(Pilot) - 39021 - RAF - 253 Sqn.
    Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
    Hurricane I - N2542 - 253 Sqn.

    MCKENZIE, Gilbert - Sgt (Pilot) - 518372 - RAF - 253 Sqn.
    Cysoing Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
    Hurricane I - L1565 - 253 Sqn.

    RATFORD, Frederick William - P/O(Pilot) - 41951 - RAF - 253 Sqn.
    Riencourt-Les-Cagnicourt Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Hurricane I - L1674 - 253 Sqn.

    UK
    FIDLER, George Marley - Sqn/Ldr(Pilot) - 34219 - RAF - 607 Sqn.
    Hurricane I - P3535 - 607 Sqn.

    LITTLE, John McGregor - Sgt - 741292 - - 85 Sqn
    Hurricane I - P2562 - 85 Sqn.

    DROMGOOLE, Ian( New Zealand) - P/O(Pilot) - 42461 - - 16 Sqn.
    REED, Andrew Patrick - F/O - 25132 - - 16 Sqn.
    These two airmen were crew of Lysander - ????? - 16 Sqn( Henk's Y0103 ).

    JONES, William - Sgt - 563455 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    JUDGE, Ernest Albert - Sgt - 565431 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    METCALFE, Anthony John - Cpl - 516026 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    MEWETT, Henry Charles - AC1c - RAF - 206 Sqn.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7363 - 206 Sqn.

    These eight airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 29th May 2021 at 17:11.

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    Default Re: 400519 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-05-1940

    Alex

    NEWCOMBE, Leslie Timothy - AC2c - 702680 - the 149 Sqn ORB Form 540 record that he was killed instantly at 22.00 after he accidentally walked into the port airscrew of an aircraft of "A" Flight that was running up at the Dispersal Point.

    Regards

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

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    Default Re: 400519 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-05-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    RATFORD, Frederick William - P/O(Pilot) - 41951 - RAF - 253 Sqn.
    Riencourt-Les-Cagnicourt Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Hurricane I - P3535 - 253 Sqn.
    Alex,
    Ratford was flying L1674 according to TNA: http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C16471517
    P2535 is listed in the next entry down (Fidler)
    Andy

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    Default Re: 400519 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-05-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    PLUMB, John Alfred - P/O(Pilot) - 33547 - RAF - 4 Sqn,
    THORNTON, Ronald James - Lac(A/g) - 935525 - RAFVR - 4 Sqn.
    These two airmen were crew of Lysander N1306 - 4 Sqn ( Henk's Y0078).
    Our database has a different version of the fate of this aircraft: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=N1306
    There has also been discussion on TOCH: http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=57278
    where Martin Gleeson notes:

    "18th August 1940

    22 Group

    26 Squadron, West Malling

    Lysander II N1306. Destroyed in strafing attacks on airfield by Bf 109s at 1325 hours. No aircrew casualties. Aircraft a write-off.
    Sources: 26 Sqn. ORB (AIR 27/317, F.541) and Air-Britain’s ‘L1000-N9999’. West Malling ORB (AIR 28/907) adds nothing extra."

    So maybe were are looking for another serial for this loss?

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