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 Halifax BIII  MZ684


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 10 Jun 44 Aircraft Name Halifax BIII Serial Number MZ684
Unit 10 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 0030 10 June 1944 from Melbourne to bomb the airfield at Laval. Shot down by Flak crashing at Entrammes (Mayenne) roughly 9 km SE of Laval and some 4 km from the airfield.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Halifax BIII MZ684

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerFred BEALES (J/89951) Air Gunner Halifax BIII MZ684  IBCC 1944-06-1010 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cem
Flying OfficerGilbert DANIEL (151788) Navigator Halifax BIII MZ684  IBCC 1944-06-1010 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cem
Flying OfficerJohn ELLYATT (51911) Flight Engi Halifax BIII MZ684  IBCC 1944-06-1010 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cem
Flying OfficerRobert Keith MARSHALL (151917) Bomb Aimer Halifax BIII MZ684  IBCC 1944-06-1010 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cem
SergeantAlbert MASON (2211801) Air Gunner Halifax BIII MZ684  IBCC 1944-06-1010 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cem
SergeantAlfred Charles PERKINS (1461925) Radio Opera Halifax BIII MZ684  IBCC 1944-06-1010 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cem
Flying OfficerWillem Jacob VAN STOCKUM (144600) Pilot Halifax BIII MZ684  IBCC 1944-06-1010 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cem

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133951 F/O Albert Mason 280SqnFirstly an apology for the rather long introduction which follows but please bear with me. A few years ago I researched the crew of 280 Sqn Warwick BV290 which was lost without trace on an ASR mission from Langham on 8th Oct 1944. I have all the details on the aircraft and its loss the issue is the crew. I drew a blank on the pilot 133951 F/O Albert Mason. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and his CWGC certificate lists only his name with no age or family details at all. Recently I decided to revisit my research on this man and found information on the internet suggesting he was the Albert Mason commemorated on a WW2 memorial plaque in the church at Haselor Warwickshire. Some further research confirms that this Albert Mason was born in Q3 of 1913 in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire and that his parents were Henry and Jane (nee Millington) Mason who had married in Q4 1906 and had a daughter, Dorothy, in Q3 1908. This is all fine but my problem is that I have been not been able to find any evidence to conclusively prove that the Albert Mason commemorated in Haselor, with the family history given above, is the same Albert Mason lost in BV290 on 8th Oct 1944. The memorial plaque contains only a name no rank, service number, age or date of death. A check of the CWGC web site reveals 21 men named Albert Mason who were killed during WW2. Most of these can be fairly easily and positively be ruled out as being the Albert Mason from Haselor based on the information on their CWGC certificates, but there is one notable exception. This is 2211801 Sergeant (A/G) Albert Mason of 10 Sqn who was killed in the crash of Halifax III MZ684 on 10th June 1944. Once again his CWGC certificate gives only a name with no age or family details. This finally brings me round to my questions. Can anyone provide information to positively identify the Albert Mason commemorated in Haselor church as being either 133951 F/O Albert Mason (pilot) of 280Sqn or 2211801 Sgt Albert Mason (A/G) of 10 Sqn ? Failing this can anyone provide definite information on 2211801 Albert Mason to confirm he is not the man commemorated at Haselor. Many thanks. J. ....Read More.norfolkjohn on 15th February 2019 04:29:35


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