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 Liberator  EV813


B.VI; ex 42-64097; dld Dorval 16.12.43; via Lagens, arr Karachi 30.12.43; 1673 HCU [A]; crashed on take-off from Kolar 21.4.44; SOC 23.4.44. 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 22 Apr 44 Aircraft Name Liberator VI Serial Number EV813
Unit 1673 HCU Operating Airfield Kolar Country
Aircrew details Plt Offr Cecil Harold Cox*
Details (MPoole) 175021 P/O Cecil Harold Cox, having completed his 159 Sqn tour of ops, had been sent on his so-called "rest" period to 1673 HCU at Kolar as a pilot instructor. He died in EV813's crash.
Source Matt Poole

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VI EV813

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantAnthony John COOK (1398726) Radio Opera Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Pilot OfficerCecil Harold COX (175021) Pilot Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-221673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Warrant OfficerArthur William DENTON (655082) Pilot Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantFrank GRADWELL (1588937) Air Gunner Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-211673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerJohn Gregory KING (J/23912) Navigator Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerNoel Harvey MOYSEY (J/25821) Pilot Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flying OfficerErnest Owen Walter McCONNEL (428820) Pilot Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantHarry REAVEY (1581467) Flight Engi Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-211673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantCharles Henry ROBINSON (1892462) Air Gunner Liberator EV813  Forum Post 1944-04-211673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
SergeantDouglas William WILTON (1501996) Flight Engi Liberator EV813   1944-08-131673 HCU IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai

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440422 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-4-1944COX - details published on the website shown provide details of Cox on EV813 [url]http://www.rquirk.com/RAFLiberators/Oughton/OUGHTON%20Lib%20book%20NOTESVer1.pdf[/url] Corrections/discrepancies and additions to the Air-Britain book "The Liberator in Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Service" by James D. Oughton with John Hamlin and Andrew Thomas Pg 139: EV813: Further loss info: 175021 P/O Cecil Harold Cox, having completed his 159 Sqn tour of ops, had been sent on his so-called "rest" period to 1673 HCU at Kolar as a pilot instructor. He died in EV813's crash. In his Internet memoir, ex-159 Sqn Navigator A.S. “Sam” Bourque RCAF wrote of paying his respects to Cecil Cox’s parents while in England on his return to Canada: “Another family whom I visited were the parents of Cecil Cox who were living in Tiverton. Cecil was their only child. He was the pilot on the crew of the aircraft in which I left England for India in 1942. I had flown with him on many "ops" over Burma. He was a loner, a very sober type, a very good pilot, and he and I got along very well. He also was killed in an aircrash at Kolar. My visit lasted 3 days, and, for Mrs Cox especially, it was heartbreaking, to hear the details of the crash and how her son had died. Despite this, they were both very thankful and appreciative that I had gone to visit them. I corresponded with them through the years and in 1977 Jacqueline and I went to visit them in Sidmouth, where they had retired. Mr Cox died soon after our visit and Mrs Cox died in 1986. After her death I was advised by her executor that I would received 250 pounds, the equivalent to 500 dollars from her estate. It was a most thoughtful and touching gesture.” See [url]www.lrgl.uqam.ca/personal/bourque/page8.html[/url] . Martyn ....Read More.Martyn A Critchlow on 29th January 2014 08:38:18


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