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Liberator  BZ928 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator  BZ928


B.III; ex 42-64005; dld Dorval 4.11.43; Meeks - Prestwick 13.11.43; SAL 13.11.43; onward delivery unknown, arr ME 7.12.43; 178 Sqn [B]; to Transport Command in ME 28.12.44; 144 MU; crashed 5 mls (8 km) S of Maison Blanche 19.10.45 following engine failure on approach; SOC 13.12.45. 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 Oct 45 Aircraft Name Liberator III Serial Number BZ928
Unit 144 MU Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
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Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator III BZ928

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantHarold Victor ALEXANDER (117438) Observer Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Wing CommanderJames Heseltine BALSHAW (35251) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderWilliam Mansell BARRY (43484) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderBertie Allan BULLMAN (101773) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderVictor Clarence EWENS (44290) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantWilliam Harold GIBBS (108386) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Group CaptainJohn Malcolm GLAISHER (07102) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantCarlton HARRISON (110995) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderWilliam Alfred HAWKES (48387) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Flight SergeantBernard HOBBS (1282416) Flight Engineer Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Flight SergeantBenjamin James PHILLIPS (1617070) Flight Engineer Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Flight SergeantLeslie James PITTOCK (1616268) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
CorporalStanley ROBINSON (1014852) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantDonald James SCLATER (47557) Pilot Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderWalter James WYNESS (123475) Liberator BZ928  Forum Post 1945-10-19144 MU AlgeriaDely Ibrahim War Cemetery


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GpCpt J.M. Glaisher DFC DoD 19/10/1945John Glaisher is remembered on the war memorial of my local church. I volunteered a little while ago to try an find out something of the 'background' of the people named on the memorial. I know something of John's WW1 service [NA medal cards], the citation for his DFC [luckily his observer was Canadian so quite easy to find on-line!] and a little of his postings in the 30's [from the London Gazette and Flight magazine - nice picture of him with 10 Squadron.] He died in what would appear to be a ferry flight from Algeria in a 144MU liberator [BZ928 - thank you DoRIS]. My question is - what did he do during the war? He was Sqn Ldr at No. 1 Stores unit in '35, promoted in '38 and again in '41. As a relatively senior [rank and age, he was 51 when he died] man I thought he might be identifiable by someone. [I know of no relatives so service records are off limits] Thank you in advance for any help [excellent site - discovered by accident yesterday!] ....Read More.Craigside_Pete on 2nd September 2008 03:37:18
GpCpt J.M. Glaisher DFC DoD 19/10/1945No, there is a problem with accessing the old messages (I think), I got that from a google search for Liberator BZ928, just search that term. Dennis ....Read More.dennis_burke on 2nd September 2008 06:56:48
178 Sqn. Liberator codesHi all I am looking for the fuselage codes of few Liberators used by 178 Squadron in 1944. Can anyone help to add the letters? Thanks! Peter The list: BZ928 BZ929 EV829 EV874 EV920 EW139 EW140 EW160 EW974 KG938 KG997 ....Read More.Peter Kassak on 25th May 2010 01:49:06
178 Sqn. Liberator codesBz928 - 'b' ....Read More.peter on 27th May 2010 04:32:11
178 Sqn. Liberator codesBz928?kg928 M Ev829?ev839 J Ev874?kg874 J 31 Saaf Ew160 B Kg938 A ....Read More.Franek Grabowski on 27th May 2010 09:25:17
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451019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1945Hello, 451019 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-10-1945 From Henk's List - CANADA WHITE, George Henry - LAC - R/212373 - RCAF - Busby (Forest Hill ) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada. WOODROFFE, Gordon Ellwood - LAC - R/151470 - RCAF - Parry Sound (Hillcrest ) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada. GERMANY ALEXANDER, Ernest Frederick - F/L - 146388 - RAFVR - Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany. UK CAYGILL, Frank - LAC - 1499561 - RAFVR - Rawtenstall Cemetery, Lancashire. FISH, Herbert James - Wng/Cdr - 40379 - RAF - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. HEALD, George - AC2 - 1359535 - RAFVR - Scunthorpe (Brumby & Frodingham) Cemetery, Lincolnshire. HEATHER, Edwin William - LAC - 1449811 - RAFVR - Heston (St. Leonard ) Churchyard, Middlesex. From CWGC & Geoff's sites - ALGERIA ALEXANDER, Harold Victor - F/L (Observer) - 117438 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. BALSHAW, James Heseltine - Wng/Cdr - 35251 - RAF - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. BARRY, William Mansell - Sqn/Ldr - 43484 - MiD - RAF - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. BULLMAN, Bertie Allan - Sqn/Ldr - 101773 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. EWENS, Victor Clarence - Sqn/Ldr - 44290 - RAF - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. GIBBS, William Harold - F/L - 108386 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. GLAISHER, John Malcolm - Grp/Capt - 07102 - D.F.C - RAF - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. HARRISON, Carlton - F/L - 110995 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. HAWKES, William Alfred - Sqn/Ldr - 48387 - RAF - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. HOBBS, Bernard - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1282416 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. PHILLIPS, Benjamin James - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1617070 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. PITTOCK, Leslie James - F/S( WoP-A/G) - 1616268 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. ROBINSON, Stanley - Cpl - 1014852 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. SCLATER, Donald James - F/L (Pilot) - 47557 - RAF - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. WYNESS, Walter James - Sqn/Ldr - 123475 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. [ Liberator III - BZ928 - 144 MU ]. AUSTRALIA RICHARDSON, John Francis - LAC - 59953 - RAAF - Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - [ Accidental Ground Accident ]. STOBBS, Arthur Laurence - Cpl - 62174 - RAAF - Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia - [ Accidental Ground Accident ]. UK CHAYTOR, Dennis - LAC - 1142628 - ....Read More.Alex Smart on 29th December 2015 03:04:59
RAF air raid on Sofia, Bulgaria, on 29/30.3.1944Thanks for additional info Zoran, I know already that 178 Sq has despatched 8 Liberators to Sofia on the night in question. According to the ORB preview (no individual letters stated): Liberator II BZ928, BZ892, BZ930, BZ947, BZ929, BZ946 Liberator VI EV820, EV825 Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 28th April 2019 01:14:27
RAF air raid on Sofia, Bulgaria, on 29/30.3.1944My pleasure, Pavel And those Liberators were coded: Liberator II BZ928-B, BZ892-E, BZ930-S, BZ947-N, BZ929 unknown (to me), BZ946-Z Liberator VI EV820-R, EV825-D Zoran ....Read More.Zoran Petek on 28th April 2019 01:34:22


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