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    Default 400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940

    Hello,

    400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940

    From Henk's list -

    WAAF
    UK
    HEARD, Gwendolyne Mary - ACW2c - 885746 - WAAF.
    Gateshead ( Saltwell ) Cemetery, Durham, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    BRAY, Ernest James - AC2c - 9400071 - RAF.
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    BELGIUM
    CLEAVER, Donald Vincent - Lac(Wop) - 548680 - RAF - 21 Sqn.
    KEATES, Arthur Knightley Roland - Sgt(Obs) - 528054 - RAF - 21 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Moorsele Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8734 - 21 Sqn.

    BENNETT, John Keith - P/O(Pilot) - 40664 - RAF - 49 Sqn.
    PARSONS, George Rene Joseph - Lac(Rad/Op) - 547309 - RAF - 49 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Adegem Canadian Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    They were crew of Hampden I - P1318 - 49 Sqn.

    FRANCE
    BLOOMER, Peter - Sgt - 580567 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    GORDON, James Hamilton ( Northern Ireland ) - P/O - 43157 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    HARRIMAN, Douglas Sidney - P/O - 41846 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at St. Inglevert Churchyard, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - P6913 - 15 Sqn.

    HARDING, Benjamin Morgan - Cpl(Wop) - 550526 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
    MILLER, Frank - Sgt(Obs) - 364705 - RAF - DFM - 18 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3598 - 18 Sqn.

    ALEXANDER, Jack Leslie - Sgt(Obs) - 562397 - RAF - 40 Sqn.
    GOFFE, Dennis - Lac(Wop) - 551547 - RAF - 40 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Rety Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - P4920 - 40 Sqn.

    GERMANY
    BAYBUTT, Thomas - Cpl(Rad/Op) - 551819 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    SMYTH, John Alexander - Sgt(Pilot) - 565748 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    WOODHOUSE, Colin - Sgt(Obs) - 526291 - RAF - 144 Sqn.
    These three airmen rest at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
    They were crew of Hampden I - L4172 - 144 Sqn.

    UK
    AUSTIN, Ronald William - Lac(A/g) - 615205 - RAF - 15 Sqn.
    East Sheen Cemetery, Surrey, UK.
    Blenheim IV - R3614 - 15 Sqn.

    CLARK, John Taverner Wilson - First Officer (Pilot) - ATA - 3 FPP.
    Yeadon Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK.
    Botha I - L6160 - 3 FPP.

    MAIN, George - AC2c - 632772 - RAF - 102 Sqn.
    Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, UK.
    Whitley V - N1500 - 102 Sqn.

    BUTLER, Peter Saumarez - F/O - 33182 - RAF - 49 Sqn.
    HARRISON, John - Sgt - 580653 - RAF - 49 Sqn.
    These two airmen were crew of Hampden I - P1318 - 49 Sqn.

    BUCKLAND, Frank Edwin - Sgt - 741093 - RAFVR - 54 Sqn.
    Spitfire 1a - N3096 - 54 Sqn.

    BUSHELL, John Merrett - P/O - 43059 - RAF - 151 Sqn.
    Hurricane I - P3326 - 151 Sqn.

    IVES, Frederick Allen - F/Lt - 37782 - RAF - 151 Sqn.
    Hurricane I - P3319 - 151 Sqn.

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

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940

    Alex

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    HEARD, Gwendolyne Mary - ACW2c - 885746 - died due to acute peritonitis and Koch's Bacillus (TB), her death being registered at Gateshead.

    Regards

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

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    Default Re: 400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940

    Alex,
    Might be worth noting that the actual loss of Whitley N1500 was on 1 May 40.
    P3326 (Bushell) should read P3323.
    Andy

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    Default Re: 400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940

    Hi

    Bray - He was serving with No 20 ASP and is presumed to have died at sea.

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940

    Hello Andy, re N1500.
    Main was a crewmember and was injured. So most probably died of injuries received.
    Re P3326 (Bushell), - http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C14502207
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 13th June 2021 at 00:15.

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    Default Re: 400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    Hello Andy, re N1500.
    Main was a crewmember and was injured. So most probably died of injuries received.
    Re P3326 (Bushell), - http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C14502207
    Alex,
    Yep. My point about N1500 was that someone reading the post might assume that N1500 was lost on 25 May 40, so it might be worth adding a footnote when the date of death differs to the date of the incident - entirely your call of course.
    Irrespective of what the National Archives say, P3323 was the aircraft involved. P3326 does not exist.
    Regards,
    Andy

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