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Liberator  KH258 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Liberator  KH258


B.VI; ex 44-44119; dld Dorval 23.9.44; to India; arr Karachi 4.10.44; 215 Sqn; 358 Sqn [D]; engine cut on take-off from Jessore 6.10.45; aircraft lost height and crashed 8 mls (12.5 km) SW of airfield; SOC 25.10.45. 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 Oct 46 06 Oct 45 06 Oct 45 Aircraft Name Liberator B.VI Serial Number KH258
Unit 215 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details Fg Offr Joseph Michael BENYON*
Details Dived into ground after TO from Jessore Jessore ac crashed after eng failure onway to Alipore - 5 Killed
Source Joe Baugher Joe Baugher Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Liberator B.VI KH258

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerJoseph Michael BENYON (164515) Pilot Liberator KH258   1945-10-06358 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Flying OfficerArthur George PAGE (164870) Navigator Liberator KH258   1945-10-06358 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Flight SergeantHoward Woods PETHICK (1673235) Pilot Liberator KH258   1945-10-06358 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Flight SergeantEdward Michael Christopher WHITE (1896041) Air Gunner Liberator KH258   1945-10-06358 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerThomas Owen WILLIAMS (1896298) Flight Engineer Liberator KH258   1945-10-06358 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery


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