Meikle brothers, RAFVR casualties.

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Mike L, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Can anyone help with info on these two RAFVR brothers?
    Flt Sgt Pilot Colin Campbell Meikle 1604174 died 6th June 1944, Delhi War Cemetery.
    Flt Sgt Air Bomber David William Meikle 1457139 died 12th October 1943, Cambridge War Cemetery.
    A third brother, Lt Ian Ormistan Meikle was Airborne Artillery and killed at Arnhem, Oosterbeek Cemetery.
    The family was from Hornchurch, Essex.
    Part of a search for Philip Reinders.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    No help here - all I could find was their long-lost cousin:


    Lancaster EE144

    Shot down over Holland by Flak, target Germany

    16-Sep-43

    617SQN - all crew KIA:

    SPAFFORD, Frederick Michael - (Flying Officer) DFC, DFM 407380 RAAF

    PRINGLE, Henry James - (Flying Officer) RAF 118900 DFC

    MEIKLE, Thomas Alfred - (Pilot Officer) RAF 52913 DFM

    HOLDEN, George Walton - (Squadron Leader) RAF 103484 DSO, DFC + Bar, MiD

    POWELL, Dennis John Dean - (Sergeant) RAF 644741

    HUTCHISON, Robert Edward George - (Flying Officer) RAF 120845 DFC + Bar

    TAERUM, Torger Harlo - (Flying Officer) RCAF J/16688 DFC

    DEERING, George Andrew - (Flying Officer) RCAF J/17245 DFC
     
  3. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Flt Sgt Pilot Colin Campbell Meikle 1604174 died 6th June 1944, Delhi War Cemetery.

    CWGC has him as being killed 06 June 1945 with no squadron listed.

    Flight Global appears to have his notification of death in February 1946 - status "Killed on Active Service" (non-battle death). I wonder why the delay??

    Other than that............
     
  4. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Colin Campbell Meikle had been posted to No.307 MU at the time of his death.

    Regards
    Ross
     
  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Flt Sgt Air Bomber David William Meikle 1457139 died 12th October 1943, Cambridge War Cemetery.

    Mike

    F/S. D W. Meikle was killed when Stirling III EF426 WP-W of No.90 Squadron crashed at Wratting Common while trying to land with the starboard outer feathered.

    Details from - 'Bomber Command Losses' Vol.4 - W R. Chorley
     
  6. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Thanks Dave, Ross, Peter.
    Good starting points for a bit more searching.
    Mark (BFBSM) has advised they had an older sister April so trying to get a bit further with that line.
     

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