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Liberator  EV839 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator  EV839


B.VI; ex 42-64144; dld Dorval 9.12.43; via Lagens, arr ME 24.12.43; 178 Sqn [J]; FTR from low-level supplies drop to Polish Home Army in Warsaw 22.8.44; SOC 24.8.44. 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 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Liberator B.VI Serial Number EV839
Unit 178 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator B.VI EV839

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJohn Mather EVANS (535854) Air Bomber Liberator EV839  NA/PRO 1944-08-22178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
LieutenantAlan Edward FARROW (542966V) Navigator ( Liberator EV839  NA/PRO 1944-08-22178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantJohn GILFILLAN (1100989) Air Gunner Liberator EV839  NA/PRO 1944-08-22178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantThomas Newton HOWE (1585800) Flight Engi Liberator EV839  NA/PRO 1944-08-22178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantFrancis William HUNWICK (1603494) Wireless Op Liberator EV839  NA/PRO 1944-08-22178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn William McDONALD (158760) Pilot Liberator EV839  NA/PRO 1944-08-22178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantHugh THOMSON (552514) Air Gunner Liberator EV839  NA/PRO 1944-08-22178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery

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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
178 Sqn. Liberator codesFrom one source only - "The Liberator in Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Service" by Oughton: BZ928: letter code B, 178 Sqn BZ929: no letter code given, 178 Sqn EV829: no letter code, not on 178 Sqn. (was on 354 Sqn, Far East; arrived in India 31.12.43.) EV839: J, 178 Sqn EV874: no letter code, not on 178 Sqn, not a bomber variant. (Gen Reconnaissance version, arrived on 206 Sqn 20?.04.44, departed 206 for Scottish Aviation 30.08.44 to fit Leigh Light; to Preparation Pool, St Davids 19.10.44; 51 Maintenance Unit 13.10.45; to Scottish Aviation Ltd 09.11.45 for conversion to C.VI; SAL to Tempsford 31.01.46 for troop transport conversion; teturned to 51 MU 26.02.46; Struck off charge 04.12.46.) EV920: A, not on 178 Sqn (was on 355 Sqn, Far East; arrived in India 01.03.44.) EW160: no letter code, 178 Sqn. EW974: no such Liberator serial. This must be EV974: D, 178 Sqn. EW140: no letter code, 178 Sqn. EW139: no letter code, 178 Sqn. KG928: no letter code, 178 Sqn. KG874: J, not on 178 Sqn (was on 31 SAAF Sqn.) KG938: no letter code, 178 Sqn. KG997: no letter code, 178 Sqn. ....Read More.Matt Poole on 28th May 2010 12:43:14
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


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