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 Liberator EW188



B.VI; ex 42-99874; dld Dorval 5.4.44; dep Dorval 20.4.44; via Lagens to India; arr Karachi 26.4.44; 358 Sqn [H]; missing from SD sortie 25/26.2.45; SOC 28.4.45. 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  25 Feb 45 Aircraft Name  Liberator VI Serial Number  EW188
Unit  358 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  
Aircrew details Fg Offr Louise Philippe Cloutier* (J/24817)
Details Detailed for a Special Duties op over central French IndoChina. Not seen after takeoff from Jessore, India. An ETA signal was received from the aircraft while returning and was believed to have been sent from a position over northern Burma. Later a Liberator was reported crashed in the Chin Hills of Burma, but an investigation by a 358 Sqn Liberator identified it as an American aircraft (identity unknown). However, the remains of the eight-man crew of EW188 (skipper: J/24817 F/O Louise Philippe Cloutier RCAF), together with six other sets of British deceased, were located at Phu Log, French Indo-China by an American Searcher Detachment and brought back to Hong Kong for burial. Individual identification was not possible. The EW188 casualties lie today in Graves VII.D.4 11 of Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China.
Source Matt Poole

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VI EW188

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerDennis Joseph BOSTON (164443) Air Bomber Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery
Flying OfficerLouise Philippe CLOUTIER (J/24817) Pilot Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerGeorge Ernest FOSTER (657237) Navigator Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery
SergeantGeorge Walter MOUNT (934689) Air Gunner Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery
SergeantJames Patrick Joseph POWER (1796476) Air Gunner Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery
Flight SergeantRobert George PRYOR (437058) Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery
Flight SergeantMervyn Rex VAGG (430230) Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery
Flight SergeantEric Francis WARMER (419146) Liberator EW188 1945-02-25358 Sqdn AIR27 China, (including Hong KoSai Wan War Cemetery


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