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Liberator  BZ720 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator  BZ720


GR.V; ex 42-40292; dld Dorval 12.4.43; Gander - Prestwick 21.4.43; SAL, Prestwick 21.4.43 with TT 49 hr 56 min; coastal mods; SAL - 53 Sqn [N] 7.5.43; damaged, and ROS by 67 MU; retd to 53 Sqn 23.10.43; 59 Sqn 31.1.44; 311 Sqn [G] 8.5.44; on return from attack on U-Boat 29.10.44 ran into severe turbulence near Helmsdale, Sutherland and crashed; of crew of nine, five killed, four survived. More information in: The Liberator in RAF and Commonwealth Service by James D. Oughton , John F. Hamlin, Andrew Thomas

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 29 Oct 44 Aircraft Name Liberator GR.V Serial Number BZ720
Unit 311 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
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Source Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm Losses Forum Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator GR.V BZ720

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantRudolf BARVIR (788414) Liberator BZ720   1944-10-29311 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomTain (St. Duthus) Cemetery
SergeantVaclav CERNY (788373) Liberator BZ720   1944-10-29311 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomTain (St. Duthus) Cemetery
SergeantJosef KOSTAL (788476) Liberator BZ720   1944-10-29311 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomTain (St. Duthus) Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrantisek POLICER (138869) Liberator BZ720   1944-10-29311 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomThe Maidenhead Register
SergeantStepan Marks STETKA (788351) Liberator BZ720   1944-10-29311 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomTain (St. Duthus) Cemetery
Flight SergeantIan Richard HEAYS (415532) Wireless Op Liberator BZ720   1943-09-2153 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBath (Haycombe) Cemetery

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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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RAF CC Liberators - series BZ, EV, EW and FLHi all, me and my friends working on a project about No. 311 Sq and its Liberators are looking for any photo (from private collection, from any archive or at least a book reference) of any of following Liberators. We will be grateful also for photos when the planes were serving with other units than 311 Sq: BZ720 BZ723 BZ726 BZ742 BZ743 BZ745 BZ749 BZ750 BZ754 BZ773 BZ775 BZ776 BZ777 BZ779 BZ780 BZ784 BZ785 BZ789 BZ790 BZ795 BZ796 BZ797 BZ872 BZ882 BZ968 BZ975 BZ979 BZ984 BZ987 BZ995 BZ999 EV955 EW313 FL944 FL955 FL956 FL960 FL961 FL966 FL978 FL982 FL985 Many thanks in advance for any help or advice Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 6th December 2008 06:11:03
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