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 Mohawk III  BK584

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 01 Jan 43 Aircraft Name Mohawk III Serial Number BK584
Unit 155 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details Plt Offr Allan Henry HALEY*
Details AA Fire over Chindwin River [ ] Last seen 22 45 N 94 40 E. Lost in the vicinity of Yeu, burma while on an operational flight. Patrol along river boats. Attacked . Return fire experienced. Aircraft got seperated from patrol and was not seen again. Squadron report states 4 attacks made on river boats. After that Haley and his leader attacked several small boats. Leader noticed Haley was not with him. He returned and searched area without any trace. Letter from June22 1948 reveals that Body was recovered from a grave near Monywa 50 miles west of Mandalay. Remains re-interred at Barrackpore near Calcutta.
Source ORB Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Mohawk III BK584

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerAllan Henry HALEY (402054) Pilot Mohawk III BK584  Forum Post 1943-01-01155 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery

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