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Whitley V Z6947 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Whitley V Z6947

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  08 Sep 41 Aircraft Name  Whitley V Serial Number  Z6947
Unit  58 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/8908Sergeant K M Newton: missing believed killed; Pilot Officer F R Wilbraham, Sergeant B J Kemp, Sergeant L E Proctor, Sergeant J B Ford: prisoners of war; aircraft shot down and crashed near Berlin, Germany, Whitley Z6947, 58 Squadron, 7 September 1941.C16924750

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Whitley V Z6947

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantKenneth Mcintosh NEWTON (935382) Whitley V Z6947  NA/PRO 1941-09-0758 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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