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Liberator  KG873 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator  KG873


B.VI; ex 44-10378; dld Dorval 28.5.44; to ME; arr Maison Blanche 7.6.44; 178 Sqn [Q]; FTR from low-level supplies drop to Polish Home Army in Warsaw 14/15.8.44; SOC 17.8.44. 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 15 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Liberator VI Serial Number KG873
Unit 178 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VI KG873

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantSydney John DAVIS (939218) Air Gunner Liberator KG873  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
LieutenantKeith FAIRWEATHER (542974V) Navigator Liberator KG873  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
SergeantCecil Edward FOREMAN (1600152) Wireless Op Liberator KG873  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
SergeantSidney Frank HORNE (1713591) Flight Engi Liberator KG873  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
SergeantMatthew Thomas MOUNTAIN (974761) Air Gunner Liberator KG873  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
Flight LieutenantEdwin Charles THYER (123035) Pilot Liberator KG873  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery

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178 Sqn losses on 14/15.4.1944Hi David, Re your Sgt R C Pain - 178 Sqn Liberator VI EV820 R. I have the following for Pain (not sure of precise date , or Liberator serial, but the GWGC have him listed as + 15-8-1944): 14/15?-8-1944 No.178 Sqn. Liberator VI -?- (either EV961, EW264, KG828 or KG873). Missing (Warsaw) 328846V 2/Lt (Pilot) Ralph Lawrence LAWSON SAAF + 542708V Lt (Nav.) Alan D'Egville STOTT SAAF + 1313102 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Roland Charles PAIN RAFVR + 1890540 Sgt (Flt. Egnr.) William George Clement GARNER RAFVR + 1579838 Sgt (Air Bomber) Rupert Vincent STONIER RAFVR + 625177 W/O (Air Gnr.) Ernest Henry John PAGE RAF + 1090541 Sgt (Air Gnr.) William HUDDERT RAFVR + All buried Krakow Rackowicki Cemetery. Coll. grave 1. A. 12-13, except Garner, who is listed on the CWGC as being in Coll. grave 1. A. 12-17 ! Garner's entry in Flight also varies from the others, so there might be a story there. Some of the others listed by you for EV820, also seem doubtful. (Patterson, Pollington & Gollings). Birch and Wishak, are both listed in Flight July 27, 1944 p.108. Cas. Comm. No.408, as: Killed in Action. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 15th April 2010 12:22:38
178 Sqn Losses.Hello, Have just received a copy of " Bombers over Sand and Snow" On page 351 there is a list of a/c losses for the squadron. "1943 - Halifax - 1 ; Liberators - 5. 1944 - Liberators - 27. 1945 - Liberators - 4". Were these the a/c lost ? Confirmation, corrections and additions welcome. I have seen that there are several earlier posts that reference 178 Sqn in this forum but thought to put all lost a/c in the one post. 1943 Halifax II - BB414 - 04/09/43. Liberator - AL565 - 27/04/43 ; AL620 - 16/01/43 ; AL638 - 05/03/43 ; BZ891 - 19/11/43. THE 5th escapes me. 1944 Liberator - AL630 - 27/04/44 ; BZ930 - 07/07/44 ; BZ932"Y" - 08/05/44 ; BZ948 - 19/03/44 ; EV812 - 19/03/44 ; EV822 - 07/07/44 ; EV839"J" - 22/08/44 ; EV841"H" - 07/05/44 ; EV961 - 14/08/44 ; EV974"D" - 10/08/44 ; EW106 - 11/10/44 ; EW140"K" - 11/05/44 ; EW160"E" - 28/08/44 ; EW264 - 15/08/44 ; EW275 - 15/08/44 ; EW277 - 14/06/44 ; EW280 - 14/10/44 ; KG828"F" - 15/08/44 ; KG873 - 15/08/44 ; KG887 - 08/08/44; KG933 - 17/08/44 ; KG934 - 13/09/44 ; KG938"A" - 21/08/44 ; KG942 - 05/10/44 ; KH100 - 06/11/44 ; KH243 - 06/11/44. THE 27th a/c escapes me ? 1945 Liberator - EW142 - 26/01/45 ; KG928 - 08/01/45 ; KH209 - 23/03/45 ; ( KH248 - 01/06/45 ; KL485 - 12/07/45 ?) or 2 other a/c ? Thanks Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 1st May 2018 11:31:41


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