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Liberator  BZ891 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator  BZ891


B.III; ex 42-63932; dld Dorval 21.8.43; Dorval - Goose Bay 25.8.43, Goose Bay - Reykjavik 26.8.43, Reykjavik - Prestwick 27.8.43, SAL 27.8.43; Prestwick - Ras-El-Ma 30-31.8.43, Ras-El-Ma - Biskra 31.8.43, Biskra - Cairo 1.9.43; 178 Sqn [K]; FTR from minelaying sortie off Crete 19.11.43; SOC 1.12.43. 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 19 Nov 43 Aircraft Name Liberator III Serial Number BZ891
Unit 178 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator III BZ891

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerGeoffrey Sanderson HALL (127026) Pilot Liberator BZ891   1943-11-19178 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
Flight SergeantThomas Edward HOOPER (654322) Air Gunner Liberator BZ891   1943-11-19178 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerJohn McMORLAND (643807) Air Gunner Liberator BZ891   1943-11-19178 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerAlbert Frederick SMITH (172941) Wireless Op Liberator BZ891   1943-11-19178 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderRonald John Sinclair WOOTTON (42088) Pilot Liberator BZ891   1943-11-19178 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantJohn WRIGHT (88664) Navigator Liberator BZ891   1943-11-19178 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
PorucznikJanusz ZBYSZYNSKI (P/0157) Liberator BZ891  Forum Post  Archive Post 1943-11-19308 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery

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What happened to the crew in creteThey were probably lost aborad Liberator III, BZ891 'K' of No 178 Sqn which failed to return from a minelaying operation off Crete. Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 12th February 2011 05:40:53
No.162 Sqn loss 16-2-1944Malcolm,Litcham_Lad & David, Thanks for your help. I still have one problem with this loss. 921009 F/Sgt (Nav./B.) John Douglas JARVIS RAFVR is reported by the CWGC to be buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery, Coll. grave 16. E. 18-20. The rest of the crew are all buried in Coll. grave 13. E. 2-8. Coll grave 16 E. 18-20, is known to be the last resting place of the crew of No.178 Sqn Liberator BZ891 lost on 19-11-1943! Is this just another CWGC error, or is Jarvis actually buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery Coll. grave 16. E. 18-20? http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?10312-What-happened-to-the-crew-in-crete Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th February 2011 04:50:35
178 Sqn Losses.Hello, Have just received a copy of " Bombers over Sand and Snow" On page 351 there is a list of a/c losses for the squadron. "1943 - Halifax - 1 ; Liberators - 5. 1944 - Liberators - 27. 1945 - Liberators - 4". Were these the a/c lost ? Confirmation, corrections and additions welcome. I have seen that there are several earlier posts that reference 178 Sqn in this forum but thought to put all lost a/c in the one post. 1943 Halifax II - BB414 - 04/09/43. Liberator - AL565 - 27/04/43 ; AL620 - 16/01/43 ; AL638 - 05/03/43 ; BZ891 - 19/11/43. THE 5th escapes me. 1944 Liberator - AL630 - 27/04/44 ; BZ930 - 07/07/44 ; BZ932"Y" - 08/05/44 ; BZ948 - 19/03/44 ; EV812 - 19/03/44 ; EV822 - 07/07/44 ; EV839"J" - 22/08/44 ; EV841"H" - 07/05/44 ; EV961 - 14/08/44 ; EV974"D" - 10/08/44 ; EW106 - 11/10/44 ; EW140"K" - 11/05/44 ; EW160"E" - 28/08/44 ; EW264 - 15/08/44 ; EW275 - 15/08/44 ; EW277 - 14/06/44 ; EW280 - 14/10/44 ; KG828"F" - 15/08/44 ; KG873 - 15/08/44 ; KG887 - 08/08/44; KG933 - 17/08/44 ; KG934 - 13/09/44 ; KG938"A" - 21/08/44 ; KG942 - 05/10/44 ; KH100 - 06/11/44 ; KH243 - 06/11/44. THE 27th a/c escapes me ? 1945 Liberator - EW142 - 26/01/45 ; KG928 - 08/01/45 ; KH209 - 23/03/45 ; ( KH248 - 01/06/45 ; KL485 - 12/07/45 ?) or 2 other a/c ? Thanks Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 1st May 2018 11:31:41
Coastal Command November 1943Coastal Command November 1943 2/3 - Catalina Ib - 131 OTU - FP120. 3 - Mosquito PR.IX - 544 Sqn - LR436. 4 - Beaufighter X - 236 Sqn - LZ292. 4 - Mosquito FB VI - 248 Sqn - HX902. 4 - Catalina IIa - 302 FTU - VA728. 4 - Spitfire PR.XI - 541 Sqn - MB908. 5 - Wellington VIII - 7(C) OTU - LB247. 5 - Beaufighter X - 254 Sqn - LZ178. 5 - Hampden I - 455 Sqn - AN163. 7 - Wellington XII - 3(C) OTU - MP615. 7 - Oxford I - 285 Sqn - HN845. 7 - Wellington XIV - 304 Sqn - HF150. 8/9 - Beaufighter TF.X - 236 Sqn - LZ408. 9 - Mosquito NF.XIII - 301 FTU - HK401 - [ Coastal ?]. 10 - Sunderland III - 228 Sqn - EK572. 10 - Wellington XIV - 407 Sqn RCAF - HF182. 10/11 - Wellington XII - 407 Sqn RCAF - MR634. 11 - Mosquito B.IV - 8(C) OTU - DZ459. 11 - Sunderland III - 423 Sqn - DP181. 11 - Mosquito PR. IX - 544 Sqn - LR478. 12 - Beaufighter VIc - 2(C) OTU - T4846. 13 - Hudson III - 279 Sqn - AE531. 13 - Warwick ASR.1 - 280 Sqn - BV336. 13 - Sunderland III - 423 Sqn - DD863. 14 - Beaufighter VIc - 9(C) OTU - EL444. 14 - Whitley V - 10 (C) OTU - AD688 . 14 - Mosquito IX - 1409 Flt - ML912 - [ Coastal ? ]. 15 - Beaufighter VIc - 9(C) OTU - EL285. 15 - Liberator GR.Va - 53 Sqn - BZ817 - [ 42-63840 ]. 16 - Beaufighter TF.X - 404 Sqn RCAF - LZ445. 17 - Whitley V - 10(C) OTU - LA882. 17 - Sunderland III - 10 Sqn RAAF - DV993. 17 - Liberator GR.V - 311 Sqn - BZ872 - [ 42-63913 ]. 17 - Beaufighter TF.X - 404 Sqn RCAF - LZ289. 17 - Hampden I - 455 Sqn - P1246. 18 - Hudson V - 5(C) OTU - AE653. 18 - Sunderland III - 201 Sqn - W4036. 19 - Beaufort I - 5(C) OTU - DX133. 19 - Spitfire Is - 8(C) OTU - AR242. 19 - Beaufort I - 9(C) OTU - JM583. 19 - Liberator III - 178 Sqn - BZ891 - [ 42-63932 ]. 19 - Wellington VIII - 179 Sqn - BB513. 20 - Wellington VIII - 3(C) OTU - LB185. 20 - Liberator GR.V - 53 Sqn - BZ816 - [ 42-63839 ]. 20 - Sunderland II - 422 Sqn - W8031. 21 - Sunderland I - 4(C) OTU - L2168. 21 - Liberator GR.V - 53 Sqn - BZ819 - [ 42-63842 ]. 22 - Whitley V - 10(C) OTU - BD227. 22 - Catalina In - 131 OTU - FP240. 22 - Beaufighter TF.X - 144 Sqn - LZ415. 22 - Hudson IIIa - 269 Sqn - FK758. 22/23 - Wellington VIII - 3(C) OTU - LB221. 23 - Wellington VIII - 3(C) OTU - LB191. 23 - Beaufighter X - 236 Sqn - LX934. 23 - Beaufighter X - 254 Sqn - JM351. 23 - Beaufighter X - 254 Sqn - LZ172. 23 - Beaufighter X - 254 Sqn - LZ472. 27 - Sunderland II - 4(C) OTU - W6060. 27 - Sunderland III - 4(C) OTU - DD839. 27 - Wellington XIV - 172 Sqn - HF153. 28 - Wellington Ic - 7(C) OTU - DV664. 29 - Beaufighter Ic - 2(C) OTU - T4781. 29 - Hudson V - 5(C) OTU - AM694. 29 - Fortress IIa - 206 Sqn - FK208 - [ 41-9198 ]. 29 - Sunderland III - 461 Sqn - JM676. ....Read More.Alex Smart on 14th December 2018 07:19:29
1943 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationNext batch of Polish casualties: Szeregowiec Ludwik [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=53906"]BARAN[/URL] (P/783720) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died at Stanfield Sanatorium, Stoke-on-Trent. Sierzant Henryk Andrzej [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=72324"]FLEGIER[/URL] (P/780038) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he was killed in Spitfire BL922. See also: [url]https://wartimeni.com/article/spitfire-bl922-crash-at-raf-ballyhalbert-co-down/[/url] Kapral Stefan [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=122918"]WOJTKOWAIK[/URL] (P/784210) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died at No. 4 Polish Military Hospital, Palestine. No further details. Pulkownik Waldyslaw Eugeniusz [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=80107"]HELLER[/URL] (P/0989) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he was killed in Anson N5372. See also: [url]https://wartimeni.com/article/avro-anson-n5372-crash-in-ballycastle-co-antrim/[/url] Kapral Boleslaw [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=101407"]PATERAK[/URL] (P/781521) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died at the Polish Paderewski Hospital, Edinburgh. No further details. Plutonowy Jan [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=74352"]GAWLIK[/URL] (P/703431) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he was struck by a Wellington propeller at Bircotes while preparing for a training flight. Kapral Stefan [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=68324"]DOBROWOLSKI[/URL] (P/709878) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died of injuries a few hours after his bicycle was hit by a truck. Porucznik Janusz [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=124266"]ZBYSZYNSKI[/URL] (P/0157) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he was killed in Liberator BZ891. See: [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05472.php[/url] Sierzant Zygmunt [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=93947"]MIELCAREK[/URL] (P/780791) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died in hospital after a road accident. Starszy Szeregowiec Konrad [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=71640"]FELCZYKOWSKI[/URL] (P/705828) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he drowned after falling into the sea(?) at night. Podporucznik Jan [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=80072"]HEILMAN-RAWICZ[/URL] (P/2312) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he was killed in Spitfire P8237. See: [url]http://aircrewremembered.com/heilman-rawicz-jan.html[/url] Porucznik Stanislaw [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=103191"]PODOBINSKI[/URL] (P/1691) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he was killed in Spitfire EN856. See: [url]http://aircrewremembered.co ....Read More.wwrsimon on 3rd May 2020 08:40:51


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