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 Liberator  BZ930


B.III; ex 42-64007; dld Dorval 5.11.43; Goose Bay - Prestwick 18.11.43; SAL 19.11.43; onward delivery unknown, arr ME 17.12.43; 178 Sqn [S]; while minelaying in the Danube S of Budapest 5.5.44, was hit by flak; FTR from bombing raid on Fellersbrunn 7.7.44; SOC 9.7.44. 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 07 Jul 44 Aircraft Name Liberator VI Serial Number BZ930
Unit 178 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VI BZ930

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantBernard John CHILLINGWORTH (1803484) Pilot Liberator BZ930  Forum Post 1944-07-07178 Sqdn AIR27 AustriaKlagenfurt War Cemetery
SergeantJoseph Daniel ELVIN (1441445) Air Gunner Liberator BZ930  Forum Post 1944-07-07178 Sqdn AIR27 AustriaKlagenfurt War Cemetery
SergeantFrederick William FUCE (1710298) Flight Engi Liberator BZ930  Forum Post 1944-07-07178 Sqdn AIR27 AustriaKlagenfurt War Cemetery
SergeantDouglas George HUGHES (1607189) Wireless Op Liberator BZ930  Forum Post 1944-07-07178 Sqdn AIR27 AustriaKlagenfurt War Cemetery

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