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 Wellington IC  HD977


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 05 Jan 43 Aircraft Name Wellington Ic Serial Number HD977
Unit 99 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington Ic HD977

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerWilliam Garfield CLARK (J/5972) Pilot Wellington IC HD977  Forum Post 1943-01-2499 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaCalcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemeter
SergeantEdward Michael CROFT (1074125) Pilot Wellington IC HD977  Forum Post 1943-01-0499 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
SergeantJohn Drummond MAY (402573) Wellington IC HD977  Forum Post 1943-01-04SLAIS IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantFrancis Edwin John ORCHARD (1281529) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington IC HD977  Forum Post 1943-01-0499 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery


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4 Jan 1943 19430104Hi All Can anyone confirm the following Wellington IC, HD977 of No 99 Sqn: - Sgt CROFT, EDWARD MICHAEL (1074125) RAFVR; age: 22 Flt Sgt ORCHARD, FRANCIS EDWIN JOHN (1281529) RAFVR; age: 22 Sgt MAY, JOHN DRUMMOND (402573) RAAF; age: 31 Hudson I, N7308 of No 1 (C) OTU Sgt RYAN, LEO FRANCIS (416368) RAAF; age: 28 Sgt WEARNE, DOUGLAS JOHN (408544) RAAF; age: 22 Beaufighter VI, EL402 of No 2 (C) OTU Flt Sgt DICKSON, JAMES SEATTER (409206) RAAF; age: 20 Sgt MILES, JOSEPH (992871) RAFVR; age: 22 All the best Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 17th November 2011 09:18:24
4 Jan 1943 19430104Hello, 4/5-1-1943 No.99 Sqn. Wellington IC HD977 Aircraft detailed to carry out operational night bombing. On return to Digri, at the end of its landing run, a hung-up bomb fell from the aircraft and exploded, destroying the aircraft by fire. J/5972 F/O (Capt./Pilot) William Garfield CLARK RCAF - Blown clear of aircraft, dangerously injured. Died of injuries 24-1-1943. 1074125 Sgt (2nd Pilot) Edward Michael CROFT RAFVR + AUS402573 Sgt (Nav.) John Drummond MAY RAAF + 1004284 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr) Alexander Benjamin GRIGOR RAFVR - Rescued injured, but died in BMH, Calcutta the following day(6-1-1943). 1281529 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Francis Edwin John ORCHARD RAFVR + 1022753 Sgt (Air Gnr.) F N ROBERTSON RAFVR - Blown from his turret. Admitted to SSQ suffering shock and slight burns. Croft, May and Orchard, originally buried Kharagpur Christian Cemetery. later re-interred Ranchi War Cemetery. Clark and Grigor, buried Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 17th November 2011 11:05:02


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