Dakota Mistery

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  1. Wildcat

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    Doh, I spelt Mystery wrong! it's been a long day....
     
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    Interesting, particularly the message

    "CIZ OP AT 21R00 FROM JERYA RYA SN UOT"

    or

    "CIZ OP AT 21R00 FROM JE RYA RYA SN UOT"
     
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    just annother of the mysteries that will probably never be solved..........
     
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    very interseting
     
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    Why do they think they were alive for years afterward? Did they not search all of this island Timor, or did some believe they could have missed them?
     
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    My husbands uncle was on this flight. We are looking for family members of those who were on board. Does anybody have any information regarding the missing Dakota flight VH CIZ missing after leaving Ambon heading toward Darwin on 19 December 1945?
     
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    You beat me to it!

    Soundbreaker, Darwin received meassages for a few days saying "alive... all alive" and "waiting to be picked up". The signal was distorted though and they couldn't get the GPS coordinates. Probably died of dehydration after a few days.
     
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    That stinks! Welcome aboard to you both, and thanks for the update on this.
     
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    Does anyone have a new link to this, because I think that one is bad. I'd like to learn about this.
     
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    #11 seagreen, Jan 5, 2013
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    Thank you, we are mother and daughter trying to find other families of those on the plane. We noted that the link did not work, but thought we would get onboard and see if we could find anything or anybody who knows anything about this. Thanks guys.

    Our plan is to try to get somebody/anybody, army/ RAAF/ to help us mount a search for the missing plane and anything we can find of the occupants of the plane. Being our ANZAC centenary we feel this would be the opportune time to try to follow up on this tragedy. Hoping there are other family members who may feel the same.

    We have all the transcripts from the search and post hearings.
     
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    Crew and passenger list:

    Private Reevel ALDERSON SX25921
    Craftsman Walter Kingsford ARCUS NX96202
    Craftsman Leonard Norman ARNOLD NX118494
    Flight Sergeant Francis BODLEY 440688
    Private Robert BOWLES SX25926
    Captain John Frederick Richard BURNETT WX28702
    Captain Francis (Frank) ROBINSON 429742
    Captain Colin Thomas WALTON NX6204
    Flight Lieutenant Neville John HAZLE 401818
    Warrant Officer George Roy CONNELL 427802
    Private Francis Richard CARTER NX192467
    Leslie Hamilton WILSON 139475
    Private Samual Edley EVANS SX38810
    Corporal Leonard Ronald LISHMUND SX33581
    Private Francis MCCARTHY WX22722
    Private Joseph Raymond BERG WX40262
    Private William John GEOGHEGAN QX59229
    Corporal Reginald Zebulun GREEN WX41628
    Private Keith Wilson Longdill KRIPPNER NX203070
    Sergeant William MULLEN 60195
    Private John Raymond PEARSALL NX170651
    Signalman James Desmond POLLARD SX25076
    Gunner Harold ROBINS WX37504
    Sapper Joseph Michael WILSON WX21115
     
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    I truely do wish you guys all the best. These heroes deserve to be found. :salute:
     
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    We now have a Facebook page "Search for the CIZ.

    A number of the men were from Queensland. We will try to put the individual states up, have only just found where they enrolled, today. If you could check out the f/b page and post to your page, it may reach somebody.

    Thanks for the interest.
     
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    Welcome to the forum seagreen and good luck with your search. If you check this thread every few months, you may get some answers. People may see this and post months or years from now. We have a few threads that are like this and you would be surprised who pops up!
     
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    I agree with Andy, :salute:
     
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    #17 seagreen, Jan 7, 2013
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    I can certainly see what you mean. The original posting was October 2006, and here we are... popping in in Jan 2013. Must have been a bit of a surprise for those of you who originally posted. Would love to have seen what the original link had behind it!

    Patience and perseverence...

    Already through Ancestry.com we have found one relative, just waiting for a response.
     
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    Excellent!!
     
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    #19 seagreen, Jan 9, 2013
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    A list of those onboard : actual street addresses omitted at this time.

    By State of Enlistment – Australian Forces - World War 11
    Occupants of Dakota C47-CIZ
    Lost at sea 19 December 1945

    Western Australia

    BERG JOSEPH RAYMOND (Pvt)
    Service Number - WX40262
    Date of birth - 26 Mar 1925
    Place of birth - PERTH WA
    Place of enlistment - GUILDFORD WA
    Next of Kin - BERG Joseph
    Weight 191lb.

    BURNETT JOHN FREDERICK RICHARD (Captain)
    Service Number - WX28702
    Date of birth - 26 Feb 1904
    Place of birth - KALGOORLIE WA
    Place of enlistment - GIN GIN WA
    Next of Kin - BURNETT George
    Weight 163lb

    CONNELL GEORGE ROY (Warrant Officer)
    Service Number - 427802
    Date of birth - 25 Apr 1923
    Place of birth - FREMANTLE WA
    Place of enlistment - PERTH
    Next of Kin - CONNELL Victor Roy East Fremantle WA.

    GREEN REGINALD ZEBULUN (Rex) (Corporal)
    Service Number - WX41628
    Date of birth - 07 Apr 1923
    Place of birth - KATANNING WA
    Place of enlistment - KARRAKATTA WA
    Next of Kin - GREEN Helena Mena (Mother)
    Weight 202lb

    KRIPPNER KEITH WILSON LONGDILL
    Service Number - NX203070
    Date of birth - 25 Aug 1924
    Place of birth - CANBERRA ACT
    Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW
    Next of Kin - KRIPPNER Ivo
    Weight 173lb

    McCARTHY Francis (Private)
    Service Number - WX22722
    Unit - General Reinforcements, 13th Australian Infantry Training Battalion, Australian Military Forces
    Date of Court Martial - 25 May 1944
    Date of birth - 11 Jan 1914
    Place of birth - SANDSTONE WA
    Place of enlistment - CLAREMONT WA
    Next of Kin - MCCARTHY Kathleen
    Weight: 188lb

    ROBINS HAROLD (Gunner)
    Service Number - WX37504
    Date of birth - 06 Jan 1924
    Place of birth - SOUTH PERTH WA
    Place of enlistment - KARRAKATTA WA
    Next of Kin - ROBINS Frank
    Weight 198lb

    WILSON JOSEPH MICHAEL (Sapper – Leading Aircraftman)
    Service Number - WX21115 (?Service No WX21415)
    Date of birth - 17 Nov 1913
    Place of birth - CANTERBURY ENGLAND
    Place of enlistment - CLAREMONT WA
    Next of Kin - BAKER Nellie
    Weight 185lb


    Northern Territory
    POLLARD JAMES DESMOND (Signalman)
    Service Number - SX25076
    Date of birth - 26 Jun 1918
    Place of birth - JAMESTOWN SA
    Place of enlistment - ALICE SPRINGS NT
    Next of Kin - POLLARD William
    Weight: 180lb


    South Australia

    ALDERSON REEVEL (Private)
    Service Number - SX25921
    Date of birth - 31 May 1910
    Place of birth - SUNDERLAND ENGLAND
    Place of enlistment - WARRADALE SA
    Next of Kin - ALDERSON William
    Weight: 182lb


    BOWLES ROBERT (Private)
    Service Number - SX25926
    Date of birth - 03 Mar 1923
    Place of birth - RENMARK SA
    Place of enlistment - WARRADALE SA
    Next of Kin - BOWLES C
    Weight: 170 lb

    EVANS SAMUEL EDLEY (Private / Sapper)
    Service Number - SX38810
    Date of birth - 01 Aug 1922
    Place of birth - PETERBOROUGH SA
    Place of enlistment - HQ FIRST AUST ARMY - Mannahill SA 66 Aust Inf BN AIF
    Next of Kin - EVANS Joyce Rita (Wife) Married 18/10/44.
    Other Relatives: Mother - Sarah Jane (Mercer) Evans (Decd 1980 Father - Edley Harold Joseph Evans (Decd 1966) - address - Oodla Wirra, South Australia
    Wifes Address: Hewley Beach SA – change of address to Torrensville SA.
    Sister Lola Sarah (1920 – 1921)
    Occupation -Labourer/tank sinker .
    Medical Condition – being treated for Dermatitis on evacuation.
    Distinguishing features: Brown Hair, brown eyes. Scar on ® wrist.
    Weight 190lb

    LISHMUND LEONARD RONALD (Corporal)
    Service Number - SX33581
    Date of birth - 23 Jan 1926
    Place of birth - KINGSCOTE
    Place of enlistment - WAYVILLE SA
    Next of Kin - LISHMUND Doreen
    Weight: 156lb


    Queensland

    BODLEY FRANCIS (Flight Sergeant - Navigator) (Frank)
    Service Number - 440688
    Date of birth - 10 Jun 1913
    Place of birth - BUNDABERG QLD
    Place of enlistment - BRISBANE
    Next of Kin - BODLEY Francis (father) Tingalpa via Brisbane QLD


    GEOGHEGAN WILLIAM JOHN (Private)
    Service Number - QX59229
    Date of birth - 13 Nov 1923
    Place of birth - CHARLEVILLE QLD
    Place of enlistment - CANUNGRA QLD
    Next of Kin – GEOGHEGAN
    Weight: 173lb


    New South Wales

    ARCUS WALTER KINGSFORD
    Service Number - NX96202
    Date of birth - 01 Aug 1908
    Place of birth - SYDNEY NSW
    Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW
    Next of Kin - ARCUS CASSIE
    Weight: 184lb

    ARNOLD LEONARD NORMAN
    Service Number - NX118494
    Date of birth - 10 Oct 1922
    Place of birth - SYDNEY NSW
    Place of enlistment - GRETA NSW
    Next of Kin - ARNOLD ROY VINCENT
    Other Family members: mother ARNOLD Millicent -154 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW Sister ARNOLD Connie
    Distinguishing Features: Brown Hair, Blue Eyes. Fair complexion Appendix Scar, scar on leg
    Medical Condition: Colles fracture of (L) wrist when being sent to Cairns Via Darwin.
    Other Information: Letter sent on 30 December 1970 to Mrs T W Smith - Armidale NSW 2350 - her letter states she was his fiancé at the time of his disappearance.
    Letter from parent at the above address – notice to quite the house dated 5/5/1960.
    Letter dated 16/1/74 addressed Mr C Arnold MORTDALE NSW 2223 – Lens uncle - enquiry re an aircraft being found. Parents have passed away.
    Occupations: Electrician
    Weight: 170lb
    Height 5 ft 5 in.

    CARTER FRANCIS RICHARD
    Service Number - NX192467
    Date of birth - 31 Jul 1924
    Place of birth - SYDNEY NSW
    Place of enlistment - SELLHEIM QLD
    Next of Kin - MCCULLUM Marie
    Weight: 194lb

    KRIPPNER KEITH WILSON LONGDILL (Private)
    Service Number - NX203070
    Date of birth - 25 Aug 1924
    Place of birth - CANBERRA ACT
    Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW
    Next of Kin - KRIPPNER Ivo
    Weight: 173lb

    MULLEN WILLIAM (Sgt)
    Service Number - 60195
    Date of birth - 03 Jan 1923
    Place of birth - CESSNOCK NSW
    Place of enlistment - SYDNEY NSW
    Next of Kin - MULLEN William – address CESSNOCK NSW
    Weight 250lb
    Medical Orderly

    PEARSALL JOHN RAYMOND (Private)
    Service Number - NX170651
    Date of birth - 28 Mar 1925
    Place of birth - GLADESVILLE NSW
    Place of enlistment - BATHURST NSW
    Next of Kin - PEARSALL Jack
    Weight: 180lb.


    WALTON COLIN THOMAS (Captain)
    Service Number - NX6204
    Date of birth - 17 Oct 1907
    Place of birth - LONDON ENGLAND
    Place of enlistment - MARRICKVILLE NSW
    Next of Kin - WALTON E
    Weight: 191lb

    WILSON LESLIE HAMILTON
    Service Number - 139475
    Date of birth - 23 Sep 1914
    Place of birth - PORT MACQUARIE NSW
    Place of enlistment - SYDNEY
    Next of Kin - WILSON BETTY MARIE - wife Married 9/5/42 in Sydney
    Sunnyhaven, Hilltop Crescent, Manly NSW
    Other Family members: Father - WILSON Leslie James. Mother - WILSON Sarah (Nee Ashmead). Daughter – Christine Gwennwyth Wilson DOB 17/4/43.
    Distinguishing Features - Medium Complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Scars on Rt Leg and upper leg. Appendix scar.
    Height - 5ft 9½in
    Weight 240lb
    Was a patient on the flight.



    ENLISTMENT INFORMATION NOT FOUND

    ROBINSON, Frank (Francis) - (Pilot Officer) (Flight Sergeant)
    Service Number - 429742 (?419742)
    File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Dakota C47-CIZ; Place - at sea?;
    Date - 19 December 1945
    Address noted on leave form – Perth WA
    NOK: ROBINSON Grace Evelyn - PERTH WA (wife)


    HAZLE, Neville John - (Flight Lieutenant – 2nd pilot);
    Service Number - 401818;
    File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Dakota A65-83; Place - Arafura Sea;
    Date - 19 December 1945
    NOK: HAZLE May Margaret, St Kilda, VIC (Wife)


    20 Servicemen, all patients from Army Hospital, a crew of four and a RAAF Medical Sargeant.

    RAAF Crew – members of 35 Sqdn Based at Townsville.
    Captain – Pilot Officer F Robinson (WA)
    Co Pilot – FLt Lt N Hazle – Vic
    W/O G Connel, Radio Operator
    Flight Sergeant F Bodley Navigator

    Sgt W Mullins RAAF Medical orderly was in charge of the patients.

    14 Army, 1 Navy, and 1 RAAF were amongst the patients.



    Check out our Facebook page - "Search for the CIZ" - much more information.
     
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