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From: "Nolene Lossau" <>
Subject: Fw: THOMSON,SMILLIE
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 09:27:45 +0200
I spotted this on the Perthshire List and thought that it may be of interest
to someone on the SA list.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nick and Kate Madina <>
Sent: 20 March 2000 11:03
> Searching for any relatives of:
> 1. JOHN THOMSON (Perth) dob 1920 son of JAMES and JEANIE THOMSON
> 2. JOHN ROBERTSON SMILLIE (Glasgow) dob 1924 son of FRANCIS and CECILIA F.
> These two young men were members of 31st Squadron SAAF 2nd wing, 205th
RAF BOMBER GROUP whose aircraft crashed into a North Italian mountain
killing the entire crew on 12 th October 1944. They were flying a Liberator
B24J on Sortie No KG874
> The local community are proposing to erect a plaque to their memory this
October and would be deeply appreciative if any relatives of the young
airmen would attend.
> Other British members of the crew:
> 3. LEONARD WALLEY (Blackburn) dob 1941
> 4. LESLIE RAEBURN PARKER (Leicester) dob 1922
> 5. WILLIAM ALEXANDER ROGERS (Derby) dob 1923 son of JAMES and CATHERINE
> South African crew members:
> 6. ALEXANDER HENRY REX METELERKAMP (Stellenbosch, Cape Province, S.A.) dob
1921 son of LAWRENCE and WILHELMA METELERKAMP
> 7. ROBERT PENDER WHITELAW (Johannesburg Transvaal S.A.) dob 1922 son of
BOBS and BARBARA WHITELAW
> 8. E.A.JONES South Africa.
> Please contact me if any of these names is familiar,
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