19 MAy 1943 Unknown UK newsman killed mystery

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19 MAy 1943 Unknown UK newsman killed mystery

Post by Linkagain » 15 Apr 2021 18:49

on 19 May 1943 a USAAC B-17 #41-24483 'Spirit of Alcohol' was shot down over Kiel Germany. Among the casualites is a Unnamed British Newsman killed.
Would he have been a member of the BBC or the United Kingdom's Military Press Corps?
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/384

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Re: 19 MAy 1943 Unknown UK newsman killed mystery

Post by Sid Guttridge » 15 Apr 2021 21:05

Hi linkagain,

He doesn't seem to be from the BBC.

It lists two of its journalists lost on bomber missions:

1) Kent Stevenson in an RAF 49 Squadron bomber on a raid on north-western Germany in 22/6/44

and

2) Guy Byam in a US bomber on a raid on Berlin on 3/2/45.

Presumably your man was a print journalist.

Cheers,

Sid.

This might interest you regarding US reporters on US bomber missions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Writing_69th

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Re: 19 MAy 1943 Unknown UK newsman killed mystery

Post by Linkagain » 16 Apr 2021 22:06

A print Journalist? Not familiaer with term...

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Re: 19 MAy 1943 Unknown UK newsman killed mystery

Post by Sid Guttridge » 17 Apr 2021 04:00

Hi Linkagain,

BBC - radio.

Print - newspaper or magazine.

Cheers,

Sid

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Re: 19 MAy 1943 Unknown UK newsman killed mystery

Post by Linkagain » 17 Apr 2021 16:09

Thanks I wonder if he listed as a Civilian casualty on CWGC....

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Re: 19 MAy 1943 Unknown UK newsman killed mystery

Post by Linkagain » 17 Apr 2021 16:41

Well I did try looking up CWGC
results
3 RAF personel {Somehow I cant imange them being assigned as a newsman from flying duties]
13 Civilians [memorials in the UK]

If someone has a better idra of ID John Doe..welcome to try! :idea: :thumbsup:

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