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Liberator EV844 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator EV844



B.VI; ex 42-64149; dld Dorval 14.12.43; via Lagens, arr Karachi 12.2.44; 159 Sqn [Z]; engine cut on take-off and aircraft crashed near Digri 12.9.44; SOC 28.9.44. 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  12 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Liberator VI Serial Number  EV844
Unit  159 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  India
Aircrew details WO Reginald August Peterson Crowley (409896)
Details Cr L Digri Engine cut on take-off; crashlanded near Digri, 12.9.44. (MPoole) Pilot was 409896 W/O Reginald August Peterson Crowley RAAF. He and his five crewmates were killed when the Liberator crashed at 0620, five minutes after taking off on a minelaying operation to the Pakchan River estuary near Victoria Point in southernmost Burma. They are buried in Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
Source Matt Poole

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VI EV844

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantRaymond BALDWIN (1035646) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Liberator EV844   1944-09-12159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantJames John BISHOP (419406) Liberator EV844   1944-09-12159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerReginald August Peterson CROWLEY (409896) Liberator EV844   1944-09-12159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantDerek Barlow (Pat) EDWARDS (1384974) Pilot Liberator EV844   1944-09-12159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerArthur James FREEMAN (1333314) Navigator (Bomber) Liberator EV844   1944-09-12159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantBryan WYATT (1138876) Flight Engineer Liberator EV844   1944-09-12159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery


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