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Whitley V Z6872 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Whitley V Z6872

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  28 Aug 41 Aircraft Name  Whitley V Serial Number  Z6872
Unit  78 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  UK
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/8621Sergeant H A Woodhatch, Sergeant A J Child, Sergeant W H Olley, Sergeant J Davidson: injured; aircraft hit by enemy anti aircraft fire over target, Whitley Z6872, 78 Squadron, 28 August 1941.C16924463

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Whitley V Z6872

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantHarvey Lewis CRICH (R/61807) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Whitley V Z6872  NA/PRO 1941-08-1910 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerErnest Edward MANISON (60549) Navigator Whitley V Z6872  NA/PRO 1941-08-1910 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumLanaye Communal Cemetery
SergeantSamuel NORCROSS (1068914) Air Gunner Whitley V Z6872  NA/PRO 1941-08-1910 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery

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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Whitley Z6978, 78 Sqn - individual letter?A further query, if anyone can help. I'm after the code letter for Whitley Z6872, which crash landed at Middleton-St-George on the evening of August 27th 1941, returning from bombing Bruges (the alternate target - the main target was Mannheim). The rear gunner of Z6978, Sgt James Davidson 1113649, was also involved in this accident. He was awarded the D.F.M. in 1943, survived two operational tours, and retrained as a helicopter pilot after the war. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 2nd August 2016 06:37:08

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