|4 Jan 1943 19430104||Hi 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 19430104||Hello,
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|