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 Liberator CVII EW622



ex 44-39249; dld Dorval 5.8.44; arr Prestwick 11.8.44; SAL, Prestwick, 11.8.44; to 511 Sqn Lyneham 13.8.44; in sea off Cocos Is 30.8.45 after engine failed on take-off; SOC 1.11.45. 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  30 Aug 45 Aircraft Name  Liberator VIII Serial Number  EW622
Unit  232 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  Cocos
Aircrew details
Details Cocos Island - ac hit sea after take off due to eng failure. (CCummings) The crew had brought the Bishop of Colombo to visit the Cocos Islands and they were then tasked to fly on to Australia. The aircraft took off at 2116 hours and as it passed about 300 feet, one or both starboard engines failed. The aircraft began to lose height in a starboard turn until it struck the sea and exploded on impact off Keeling & Cocos Islands. The wreckage sank in over 1000 feet of water beyond the islands barrier reef and almost nothing was recovered from the surface
Source The Price of Peace -

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VIII EW622

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerWalter Albert John DEARLOVE (195889) Liberator CVII EW622 1945-08-30232 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantRobert James DEERY (1522872) Liberator CVII EW622 1945-08-30232 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerBruce Edward Charles FORD (416754) Liberator CVII EW622 1945-08-30232 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight LieutenantStuart Edward GOLDSWORTHY (151101) Liberator CVII EW622 1945-08-30232 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Warrant OfficerLeonard William Edward HILDER (1270683) Liberator CVII EW622 1945-08-30232 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerRonald George SWEETMAN (187483) Liberator CVII EW622 1945-08-30232 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial


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