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    Default 430422 - Unaccounted airmen - 22-4-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    F/O (Fl.Instr.) John H. BARNES - 120407 (from N.Ireland).

    B - Died on active service:
    AC1 Arnold DALE - 1537224 - age37;
    AC2 Edward DENSHAM - 1831265 - age 37;
    AC1 Frank KELLER - 1509894 - 914 (Balloon) Sqn (Wythall, Birmingham), and
    Cpl Kenneth R. WHITTAKER - 1084022.

    C - Not found in Flight Global:
    Cpl George A. BOLLAND - 958487 - 167 Sqn (Ludham, Norfolk).

    D - Miscellaneous:
    Looking for GRO-listing of:
    F/Lt Donald N. GALLAI-HATCHARD - 115639 - (?) PRU - KOAS - buried Medjez-el-Bab War Cem., Tunisia, and
    F/Lt Gilbert A. HOUGHTON - 81172 - DOAS - buried Bne War Cem., Algeria.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,
    GRO only gives PRU as unit for Hatchard.
    Houghton, 1 PDC.

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    Thanks Alan.

    Forgot to add a proposed aircraft loss for this day in my first message:
    Oxford I - BG208 - 14 (P)AFU - flew into ground at night 2 miles W of Ossington (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] Henry F. PUDER - RCAF R/81378).

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    Hi Henk
    Barnes,25, registered at Southwell, Nottinghamshire.This is the same place as Puder and may put Barnes on Oxford BG208
    Dale,37, registered at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
    Densham,37, registered at Newark, Nottinghamshire
    Keller,36,registered at Birmingham
    Whittaker,32, registered at Stafford, Staffordshire
    Bolland, 21, registered at Northallerton,N Yorkshire
    Regards
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    As ever, thanks Dick for your prompt and excellent help.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Found Bolland just in the corner of my eye in Flight, DOAS scanned as Cpl. G\ A. Boltsrld;
    Dennis Burke
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    Henk,

    F/Lt Gallai-Hatchard was in the RAF Film Unit and following story says he was killed during air operations in Tunisia: http://www.thewarillustrated.info/164/movie-cameramen-in-the-front-line-of-battle.asp.
    No further detail about his death however.

    Groet,

    Leendert

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    Gallai-Hatchard is listed Killed in Action, Not KOAS in Flight. I wonder if he might have been on an American Aircraft perhaps. Or maybe some ground assignment.

    He is listed KIA with only one other person in Flight Casualty list, F/Sgt D B Elliot of 55 Sqn who is listed dead 25th April 1943. Unconnected I'd suppose.
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    Thanks Dennis & Leendert for additional info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk

    can confirm Puder on the Oxford

    rfegards

    DaveW

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