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Liberator KG822 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator KG822



GR.VI; ex 44-10327; dld Dorval 22.5.44; dep Dorval 26.5.44 via Lagens to India; arr Karachi 29.5.44; 354 Sqn [P]; ran out of fuel on anti-submarine sweep over the Indian Ocean 4.12.44 and ditched at position 1221N 8508E; SOC 24.12.44. 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  05 Dec 44 Aircraft Name  Liberator VI Serial Number  KG822
Unit  354 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  
Aircrew details Fg Offr Maurice Jorgenson* (J/86953)
Details Skipper J/86953 F/O Maurice Jorgenson RCAF and his seven crewmates were airborne from Kankesanturai, Ceylon at 1532 hrs on 4 Dec 1944. All eight went missing and have no known graves. Burning wreckage but no sign of life was reported by crews of 354 Sqn Liberators KG850 "Y" and EV950 "T". KG850 reported the Lat/Long of the wreckage as 1221' N, 8517' E. From 0056 to 0059 hrs on 5 Dec this Lib circled the debris at 100 ft altitude and took photos. EV950, over the burning wreckage at 0055, reported the location as being 1221' N, 8525' E the same Latitude but a slightly different Longitude than noted by KG850.
Source Matt Poole

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VI KG822

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerChristian ABILDGAARD (J/95204) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1944-12-04354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantJoseph Roger BARIL (R/287567) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1945-04-22354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Pilot OfficerAlbert Louis BONANY (J/93685) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1944-12-04354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantRichard Howard CHESTER (1451246) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1944-12-04354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Pilot OfficerReginald Norman ETHERINGTON (J/95291) Liberator KG822   1944-12-05354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerDouglas Fraser GROSE (J/44297) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1945-04-22354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerMaurice JORGENSON (J/86953) Liberator KG822   1944-12-05354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantRoderick John LEONARD (R/213998) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1945-04-22354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Pilot OfficerJohn Colquhoun SLAWSON (J/95479) Liberator KG822   1944-12-05354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantWilliam Derek SMAIL (578230) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1944-12-04354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight LieutenantLloyd Elwin TAYLOR (J/27799) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1945-04-22354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Pilot OfficerGeoffrey Mccarthy THICKETT (J/93333) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1944-12-04354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantLorne Elwood WHALEN (R/264119) Liberator KG822  Ext Link 1945-04-22354 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial


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