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    Default 421221 - Unaccounted airmen - 21-12-1942

    Looking for info (cause of death, death registration) of:

    ACW1 Mary W. BOYLE - 432982 - DOAS.

    Cpl Horace COOKE - 1310734 - age 30 - 2828 Sqn - not found in Flight archives.

    Cpl William McG. STAG - 1026227 - 10 Sqn (Melbourne, Yorkshire) - DOAS.

    Cpl Sidney THOMPSON - 649587 - age 30 - registered Bridgend, Glamorganshire.

    LAC William H. VALENTINE - 1040940 - 2771 Sqn RAF Regt. - commemorated on Panel 98 of the Runnymede Memorial (he may have been on SS Strathallan [Op. Torch]; torpedoed in convoy KMF.5 [5,000 troops on board]; sank 22-12-1942 a day after it was hit; the losts of life was happily small).

    Proposed aircraft loss:
    Blenheim I - L8438 - 307 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Combe Down, Bath.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    GRO RAF list puts Valentine on SS STRATHALLAN.

    Boyle is probably in Scotland, I have to rush off now.

    Cooke, Truro district, Cornwall

    Stag; ?? Age 30 Howden district, Yorkshire East Riding
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    William Herbert VALENTINE is shown on the passenger list of SS Strathallan and shown as one of the casualties on the website:

    http://www.angelfire.com/ct3/pattrickcolin/strathallanchapter3.pdf

    Martyn

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    The registration area of Howden was split up in 1937 and became Howdenshire and Holderness, both in the part of E Yorkshire just North of the River Humber. Melbourne (Stag's unit) went into the Howdenshire area but the older area is still often entered on the registers.
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    Thanks friends for your help.

    Henk.

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    ACW1 Mary Williamson Boyle 432982 : Kilmore & Kilbride, Argyll, Scotland

    Douglas

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