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Liberator  KH243 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator  KH243


B.VI; ex 44-44104; dld Dorval 20.9.44; to ME, arr Maison Blanche 25.9.44; 178 Sqn; FTR from supply drop over northern ltaly 6.11.44; SOC 30.11.44. 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 06 Nov 44 Aircraft Name Liberator VI Serial Number KH243
Unit 178 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator VI KH243

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantStanley ATHORN (2202890) Wireless Op Liberator KH243  Forum Post 1944-11-05178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Greig BOGIE (1370143) Air Bomber Liberator KH243  Forum Post 1944-11-05178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantStanley Richard DAVIE (1803355) Navigator ( Liberator KH243  Forum Post 1944-11-05178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantFrancis William LOUCH (549446) Air Gunner Liberator KH243  Forum Post 1944-11-05178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantIvor MATTHEWS (529628) Flight Engi Liberator KH243  Forum Post 1944-11-05178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
SergeantGerard Joseph O'KANE (1597880) Air Gunner Liberator KH243  Forum Post 1944-11-05178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerDerek George STEWART (418578) Liberator KH243  Forum Post 1944-11-05178 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery

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5-6 November 1944 205 Group lossesLiberator KH100 - V of 178 sqn was lost supply dropping that night over Yugoslavia. KH243 also of 178 was lost over "Northern Italy" on 6th. cheers, Peter ....Read More.PeterColwill on 3rd April 2012 09:33:36
5-6 November 1944 205 Group lossesKH100 'V' was shot down by German night fighters and crashed near Gornigrad (note spelling). For KH243 'T' I have a similar fate, but no details as to the crash site, though it must have been Yugoslavia, since all are buried in Belgrade, like the crew of KH100. David ....Read More.David Gunby on 3rd April 2012 10:35:03
5-6 November 1944 205 Group lossesPerhaps this info might help. 05-NOV-44 KH243 Liberator 178 Sqn Missing on supply drop 7 This aircraft was one of twelve from the squadron, which formed part of a large force of fifty six Wellingtons and thirty five Liberators led by a single pathfinder Halifax of 614 Sqn, sent to drop supplies to partisan forces in the ‘CUCKOLD’ and ‘TOFFEE’ areas of Yugoslavia. Whilst the weather was good and over thirty Liberators dropped nearly 400 containers on ‘CUCKOLD’, this aircraft and the one listed below were attacked by enemy fighters and destroyed. It is believed that two of the crew survived. Warrant Officer Derek George STEWART 31 RAAF Pilot Sergeant Stanley Richard DAVIE 20 Navigator Sergeant William Greig BOGIE Bomb Aimer Sergeant Ivor MATTHEWS 26 Flight Engineer Sergeant Francis William LOUCH 24 Air Gunner Sergeant Gerald Joseph O’KANE 20 Air Gunner 06-NOV-44 KH100 Liberator 178 Sqn Gornigrad, Yugoslavia 8 This aircraft was lost in similar circumstances to that listed above. The whole crew died in the attack or subsequent crash. Flying Officer Amos Edwin Butsford DENOVAN 21 RCAF Pilot Flying Officer Owen Jones COX RCAF Navigator Flying Officer Kenneth Louis CHAPMAN 24 RCAF Bomb Aimer Flight Sergeant John Ward NORMAN 24 Wireless Operator Sergeant Evan Kenneth CORCORAN Flight Engineer Flight Sergeant Willaim Francis BEARY 20 Air Gunner Sergeant Raymond Foot Oliver JAMES 19 Air Gunner Flight Sergeant John Humphrey PARRY 19 Air Gunner You will see slightly different detail but can't remember precisely where the data came from initially. Colin Cummings ....Read More.Oldduffer on 3rd April 2012 10:51:06
5-6 November 1944 205 Group lossesColin, Theo, I think we should add to KH243 "T": Sgt (WOp/Ag) Stanley ATHORN - 2202890. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 3rd April 2012 12:07:31
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
Sgt John(nie) Rush - 178 Sqd Warsaw 1944Hello, You will find many mentions of Johnnie Rush (along with the same IWM photo), in the following publication: 'Gardening by Moonlight' 205 Group mining operations over the River Danube in 1944. Kassak,Peter & David Gunby, Degart s.r.o.:Lulu,2017 The book is still available from Lulu: [url]http://www.lulu.com/shop/peter-kassak-and-david-gunby/gardening-by-moonlight/paperback/product-22997160.html[/url] - Recommended! Rush's 2nd pilot, F/Sgt Derek Stewart RAAF, is actually, AUS418578 F/Sgt (Pilot) Derek George STEWART RAAF. W/O Stewart RAAF, who was killed on 5/6 November, 1944, in No.178 Sqn Liberator VI KH243 "T". 5-6 Nov 1944 No.178 Sqn Liberator VI KH243 "T" Op: Special Duties, Yugoslavia. Took off 2122, Amendola, detailed to carry out SOE supply drop 'Cuckold'. Shot down by Hptm Josef Krause, of 6./NJG 101, crashing at Lokovica, Slovenia. All are buried in Belgrade War Cemetery, W/O D G Stewart RAAF + Sgt S R Davie + Sgt W G Bogie + Sgt S Athorn + Sgt J Matthews + Sgt G J O'Kane + Sgt F W Lough + See: Royal Air Force Bomber Losses In The Middle East And Mediterranean Vol.2: 1943-1945. Gunby,David & Pelham Temple. Tonbridge:Air-Britain (Historians),2018. p.179 [url]https://harringtonmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Aircraft-lost-on-Allied-Forces-Special-Duty-Operations.pdf[/url] See: p.443 of 583. Col ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 3rd March 2019 08:52:06


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