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Liberator II AL562 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Liberator II AL562

c/n 60; TOC Dorval 22.10.41; Gander - Prestwick 12.11.41; SAL, Prestwick 15.11.41; while being ferried from Prestwick to 48 MU, Hawarden, by an ATA pilot from 4 FPP, caught fire and crashed in Wigtown Bay, off Burrow Head, 23.11.41. More information in: The Liberator in RAF and Commonwealth Service by James D. Oughton , John F. Hamlin, Andrew Thomas

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator II AL562

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
CaptainFrancis Joseph BUSH () Navigator Liberator II AL562  Forum Post 1941-11-23ATA United KingdomMaidenhead Cemetery
First OfficerElmer Edward UHLICH () Liberator II AL562  Forum Post 1941-11-23ATA United KingdomCambridge American Cemetery

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Flt Lt Willie McCarrollThanks Amrit for your info on Sunderland L2168. Do you know the name of the airman who was killed in this accident and has a known grave. I've five names on my 'unaccounted' list as missing for this day and three of them may have been on L2168 as well: Sgt Herbert C. ADAMS - 1320218 - Panel 140 (Runnymede), Sgt George E. APPS - 1337642 - Panel 140, F/Sgt Geoffrey McD. CURWOOD - RAAF 413175 - Panel 192 (3 OTU ? - no digital file NAA), F/Sgt John C. HAMER - 1079161 - Panel 136, Sgt Jack D. HIGSON - 1436423 - Panel 153. I believe that Sgt Adams and one other airman may have been missing on Liberator AL562 of 4 FPP (engine failure crashed into sea off Burrow Head, Wigtownshire on a ferry flight Prestwick - Hawarden). Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 28th February 2008 07:56:06
Flt Lt Willie McCarrollHello Henk, Think you shall go after a 3 (C) OTU loss. I have added details to your list of unaccounted airmen. "I've five names on my 'unaccounted' list as missing for this day and three of them may have been on L2168 as well: Sgt Herbert C. ADAMS - 1320218 - Panel 140 (Runnymede), 3 (C) OTU Sgt George E. APPS - 1337642 - Panel 140, 3 (C) OTU F/Sgt Geoffrey McD. CURWOOD - RAAF 413175 - Panel 192 (3 OTU ? - no digital file NAA) F/Sgt John C. HAMER - 1079161 - Panel 136, 3 (C) OTU Sgt Jack D. HIGSON - 1436423 - Panel 153. 3 (C) OTU I believe that Sgt Adams and one other airman may have been missing on Liberator AL562 of 4 FPP (engine failure crashed into sea off Burrow Head, Wigtownshire on a ferry flight Prestwick - Hawarden)." Kind regards Finn Buch ....Read More.Argus on 28th February 2008 03:13:52
Wellington VIII LB221Thanks Col for info on these airmen on the Runnymede and the Wellington serial number. They were all on my "unaccounted list" and a note that they probably could have been missing on Liberator AL562 of 4 FPP, lost off Burrow Head, Wigtownshire, on a ferry flight Prestwick - Hawarden. Now again six names could be deleted from the long list ! Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 30th October 2010 10:34:14
AiB AVIA Class ReportsThis file is in better condition in the TNA. More files have photos and the extent of report is expanded from those previously in AVIA5/19 Far fewer mistakes in aircraft serial transcription AA759 Spitfire V 22/10/1941 W1129 AA801 Spitfire IV 29/10/1941 W1132 AB646 Oxford II 30/11/1941 W1149 AB693 Oxford II 20/09/1941 W1111 AH432 Havoc II 21/11/1941 W1143 AH582 Airacobra I ??/10/1941 W1125 AH847 Tomahawk Ia 20/10/1941 W1126 AH856 Tomahawk Ia 31/05/1941 W1031 AH888 Tomahawk Iia 30/04/1941 W1015 AH922 Tomahawk IIa 11/09/1941 W1105A AL562 Liberator II 23/11/1941 W1146 AM260 Liberator I 14/08/1941 W1089 AM261 Liberator I 10/08/1941 W1086a AM915 Liberator I 01/09/1941 W1100 AN522 Fortress I 22/06/1941 W1048 AN534 Fortress I 28/07/1941 W1072 AN536 Fortress I 09/01/1942 W1165 AP475 Oxford II 07/02/1942 W1177 AR671 Mohawk IV 30/01/1942 W1175 AW209 Beaufort I 29/07/1941 W1072a AW215 Beaufort I ??/06/1941 W1040 AW395 Havoc I 26/01/1942 W1171 AW850 Anson I 13/01/1942 W1169 BB912 Havoc I 22/04/1941 W1010 BD786 Hurricane Iib 30/08/1941 W1097 BJ494 Havoc I 29/09/1941 W1115 BL407 Spitfire V 24/12/1941 W1159 BL432 Spitfire V 14/02/1942 W1180 BL480 Spitfire V ??/01/1942 W1174 BL491 Spitfire V 08/03/1942 W1191 BL538 Spitfire V 09/03/1942 W1190 BL568 Spitfire V 10/01/1942 W1167 BT488 Hotspur II 19/12/1941 W1157 HM178 Argus I 15/03/1942 W1196 K5608 Shark II 24/02/1942 W1183 K6110 Tutor I 07/09/1941 W1103 L2887 Skua II 15/05/1941 W1023a L3152 Roc 30/07/1941 W1076a L3284 Henley I 03/06/1941 W1032 L4297 Wellington I 29/04/1941 W1013 L4575 Oxford I 05/05/1941 W1019 L4622 Oxford I 15/11/1941 W1139 L4636 Oxford I 25/10/1941 W1130 L4851 Blenheim IV 01/07/1941 W1055 L5964 Magister I 08/12/1941 W1152 L6195 Botha I 18/11/1941 W1140 L6396 Botha I 11/03/1942 W1194 L6449 Botha I 10/06/1941 W1038a L6750 Blenheim I 24/01/1942 W1173 L6845 Whirlwind P 11/06/1941 W1039 L7248 Lerwick I 21/10/1941 W1127 L7300 Manchester I 23/11/1941 W1144 L7310 Manchester I 21/06/1941 W1046 L7315 Manchester I 29/06/1941 W1053 L7318 Manchester I 15/09/1941 W1107 L7428 Manchester I 18/11/1941 W1141 L7863 Wellington Ic 06/01/1942 W1163 L8084 Magister I 25/06/1941 W1051 L8164 Magister I 11/12/1941 W1153 L9567 Halifax 14/09/1941 W1106a L9652 Oxford I 14/09/1941 W1005 L9935 Beaufort I 07/02/1942 W1178 N1474 Whitley V 17/06/1941 W1042 N3286 Spitfire I 15/08/1941 W1090 N3627 Blenheim IV 08/08/1941 W1086 N3935 Magister I 05/06/1941 W1034 N4563 Oxford I 04/05/1941 W1018 N5453 DH.82 Tiger Moth II 07/07/1941 W1058 N6019 Stirling I 08/05/1941 W1020 N6087 Stirling I 18/11/1941 W1142 N6431 Oxford II 30/01/1942 W1176 N6595 DH.82 Tiger Moth II 17/09/1941 W1108 N7574 Master I 25/09/1941 W1112b N7581 Master I 30/08/1941 W1098 N7704 Master I 07/06/1941 W1035 N7765 Master I 25/09/1941 W1113 N7927 Master I 14/05/1941 W1022 N7996 Master I 17/03/1942 W1199a N9318 DH.82 Tiger Moth II ??/06/1941 W1037 N9643 Anson I 22/04/1941 W1009 N9817 Anson I 15/05/1941 W1023 P1294 Hampden I 30/10/1941 W1133 P1368 Albemarle I 28/02/194 ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 11th November 2011 11:47:59
1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationThank you Jagan. Onwards and upwards with the November 1941 UK casualties: Eric TAYLOR (1437143) - the Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald of November 28th 1941 reported that he was taken ill only seven weeks after joining the R.A.F., and died seven weeks later in a London hospital. Roland Horace BELLAMY (1577026) - the Nottingham Evening Post of December 23rd 141 reported the inquest into his death. He died in the Middlesex Hospital from post-vaccinal encephalitis. He had been vaccinated on October 28th, seven days after being called up. He had not been vaccinated as a child. A verdict of "Death by misadventure" was recorded by the Coroner. Ludwik ZASADA (P/0668) - the Statutpry Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 10.14 p.m. at the 33rd General Hospital, Peebles, due to softening of the internal capsule of the brain. William MORGAN (1115814) and Frederick James BEACHUS (1410498) - the Gloucester Journal of November 22nd 1941 reported that they were killed when the undercarriage of an aircraft landing at an aerodrome on the Isle of Man struck the canvas cover of a lorry in which the two men were travelling. The aircraft landed safely, but the two airmen in the lorry were killed. James Arthur CUNNINGHAM (69220) - the National Probate Calendar recrods that he died at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary. John Robert BAKER A.T.A. - Hawk Major DP848 - ran out of fuel and hit hill nr Priddy Wells, Somerset (ex G-AENS). See: [URL][/URL] and: [URL][/URL] James Robert MINARD (J/7016) - another one without a digitised R.C.A.F. Service File. However he was lost in Spitfire Ia X4849: [URL][/URL] Francis Paul MILLER (550034) and Ralph Edmond William WILSON (404010) - the ORB Form 540 records: [I]'SGT. WILSON and SGT. MILLER were killed in the afternoon, the aircraft crashed in fog near BOXLEY.' [/I] No further details in the Form 541. However, from the AB serials volume, via 12OCH Forum: Beaufighter IF R2183 29 Sq Flew into high ground in bad visibility, Boxley Grange, Kent, 21.11.41. George Mason DUNAWAY (J/5796) - the 414 Sqn ORB records that he was killed in Tomahawk AH902 which crashed at Charlton Marshall near Blandford. His R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was on a navigation training flight from Croydon to Barnstaple and back, and that it crashed at 11.30. Two soldiers who witnessed the crashed stated that the Tomahawk came spinning out of cloud and continued to spin until it hit the ground. Norman Allan RITCHIE (R/76589) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was injured in Lysander P1714, which crashed after he opened the throttle with actuating gear fully back, causing the aicraft to climb steeply and stall at low height. He died of his injuries after admittance to R.A.F. Hospital Rauc ....Read More.wwrsimon on 8th May 2019 09:15:12

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