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Corporal Arthur PLATT (545591) of the Royal Air Force


Lost in aircraft Hudson VI FK390  

Death of Death 1943-04-28 .

Served in 601 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : IV. E. 7. at Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 28 Apr 43 Aircraft Name Hudson VI Serial Number FK390
Unit 601 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country Tunisia
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Hudson VI FK390

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJames Frank COWBURN (1066695) Pilot Hudson VI FK390   1943-04-28117 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
SergeantPeter George LEACH (1315257) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Hudson VI FK390   1943-04-28117 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJames LEMMON (981990) Hudson VI FK390  Forum Post 1943-04-28 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
SergeantRonald Alfred MARTIN (1359993) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Hudson VI FK390   1943-04-28117 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanWilliam PARKER (935764) Hudson VI FK390  Forum Post 1943-04-28 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
CorporalArthur PLATT (545591) Hudson VI FK390   1943-04-28601 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
SergeantJohn WALLS (1164468) Hudson VI FK390   1943-04-28117 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery


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