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    410330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1941

    From Henk's List -

    DRAYCOTT, Norman - AC1c - 1153710 - RAFVR - 14 OTU.
    Long Eaton Cemetery, Derbyshire.
    Died suddenly despite an operation for appendicitis. He had been at home a week previously on sick leave, after an attack of pleurisy.

    PACE, ,Arthur Edward - AC2c - 955749 - RAFVR - 11 SoTT.
    Evesham Cemetery, Worcestershire.
    Motorcycle Accident. Riding to his billet from RAF Hereford when he hit 3 other airmen walking in the road in the blackout, dying instantly of head injuries. The other airmen were all Injuried and Reginald Andrew Thorne 1199939, died of his Injuries the following day.

    ROLF, Raymond Dennis - Lac - 1253620 - RAFVR.
    SWINFORD, William Henry John - AC1c - 1253624 - RAFVR.
    These two airmen rest at Gloucester Old Cemetery, Gloucestershire.
    These two airmen were both killed when their motor-cycle crashed into the back of a lorry on the London Road, Charlton Kings at 10 p.m.

    THOMAS, Thornley - AC1c - 906135 - RAFVR.
    Tuckingmill (All Saints) Churchyard, Cornwall.
    Died at 3.00 a.m. at Dr. Grays Hospital, Elgin, due to shock as the result of a fracture of the base of the skull, caused by a road traffic accident.

    O'SHEA, Brian Ralph - Air Fitter (A) - Fx.75495 - HMS Lanka - RN.
    Sandwick Cemetery, Ross and Cromarty.
    Died of wounds, SS. Staffordshire.

    From CWGC -

    HUGHES, Ronald Grenville - Lac(UT/Pilot) - 1169220 - RAFVR .
    Rampside (St.Michael) Churchyard, Lancashire.
    PARKER, John Cyril - Lac - 1254704 - RAFVR.
    Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
    These two airmen were crew of Anson I - N4910 - 12 SFTS.
    See AIR 81/5629.

    STOTT,Alistair McKenzie - Lac(UT/Pilot) - 1058784 - RAFVR.
    Aberdeen (St Peter's) Cemetery, Aberdeenshire.
    Oxford II - P8965 - 11 SFTS.
    See AIR 81/5631.

    WEBER, Robert Basil - P/O - 89372 - RAFVR.
    Hull Crematorium, Yorkshire.
    Blenheim I - L8668 - 2(C) OTU.
    See AIR 81/5630.

    Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    Cause of death?


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    Default Re: 410330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1941

    Hi Alex,

    Gunner: Unteroffizier. Hans Steigerwald.

    Ju 88A Nr.0115 4U + GH, 1 Staffel./Fernaufklärungsgruppe 123

    This aircraft was intercepted by and shot down from 24,000 feet by F/Lt Tony Lovell DFC in a Spitfire (X4683) of No.41 Squadron. The Junkers Ju 88, coded 4U + GH dived into the soft ground of Eston Moor and exploded on impact. Remains of at least two airmen scattered over a large area. The gunner, Uffz. Hans Steigerwald baled out wounded, tragically his parachute failed to open and he fell to his death. His body was later found doubled up in a stream, in wood’s off Flatts Lane, Normanby.



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