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 Whitley V  N1478


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 15 Sep 40 Aircraft Name Whitley V Serial Number N1478
Unit 78 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 0050 15 Sept 1940 from Dishforth to bomb the oil storage facilities and lost without trace. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/3385Pilot Officer C S Robson, Sergeant L J Furze, Sergeant R M Heyworth, Sergeant J Kelly, Sergeant J C Greig: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight, Whitley N1478, 78 Squadron, 15 September 1940.C16687483

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Whitley V N1478

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantLuke James FURZE (748526) Whitley V N1478  AIR81/3385 1940-09-1578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn Cresswell GREIG (966648) Whitley V N1478  AIR81/3385 1940-09-1578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRonald Macaulay HEYWORTH (580871) Whitley V N1478  AIR81/3385 1940-09-1578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJames KELLY (935752) Whitley V N1478  AIR81/3385 1940-09-1578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerClarence Sydney ROBSON (41323) Whitley V N1478  AIR81/3385 1940-09-1578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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