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 Wellington Z8728



Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington Z8728

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantHerbert Haig BROWN (1005743) Wellington Z8728  Ext Link 1941-12-2070 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantCharles Moore COMPLIN (R/69002) Wellington Z8728  Ext Link 1941-12-2070 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Wing CommanderWilfrid Albert Antony DE FREITAS (33163) Wellington Z8728  Ext Link 1941-12-2070 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantMatthew HOGARTH (1006421) Wellington Z8728  Ext Link 1941-12-2070 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantRonald Sidney PRIOR (1259718) Wellington Z8728  Ext Link 1941-12-2070 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerDouglas WOODCOCK (82214) Wellington Z8728  Ext Link 1941-12-2070 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial

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70 Squadron Wellington loss 20/12/1941Ken, The loss is listed in "Royal Air Force BOMBER LOSSES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND MEDITERRANEAN, Volume 1: 1939-1942" by David Gunby & Pelham Temple. Details: 19-20 Dec 1941 70 Sqn Wellington IC Z8728 U Op: Benina All killed: W/Cdr W. A. A. de Freitas DFC Sgt H. H. Brown F/Sgt C. M. Complin RCAF Sgt R. S. Prior Sgt M. Hogarth P/O D. Woodcock Took off circa 2145, Landing Ground 60. On return an engine cut, and the aircraft crashed in a forced landing, Bir el Garanis. Destroyed by fire. All are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. +++++++++++++ No remains recovered, apparently. Complin's RCAF personnel file is probably partially scanned and on-line via Ancestry.com. I'll take a peek and see if there is anything about the crash, and I'll post any results as soon as possible. Cheers, Matt ....Read More.Matt Poole on 19th June 2018 01:08:51


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