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Flight Sergeant Herbert WATTS (967613) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Lost in aircraft Whitley V BD272  IBCC

Death of Death 1943-01-06 .

Served in 10 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 139. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/6927Flying Officer P H Watts: missing believed killed; Sergeant D D Milroy, Sergeant P Murray: killed; aircraft shot down during operational flight over the Dutch coast, Blenheim V6319, 105 Squadron, 15 June 1941.C16756224

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 06 Jan 43 06 Jan 43 Aircraft Name Whitley V Serial Number BD272
Unit 10 (C) OTU Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
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Source Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm Losses Forum Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Whitley V BD272

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerTom FRANKS (62319) Whitley V BD272  IBCC 1943-01-0610 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerHenry Jack GODFREY (46212) Whitley V BD272  IBCC 1943-01-0610 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantRaymond JOHNSON (941850) Whitley V BD272  IBCC 1943-01-0610 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantHerbert WATTS (967613) Whitley V BD272  IBCC 1943-01-0610 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRichard Stanley WILLIAMS (657974) Whitley V BD272  IBCC 1943-01-0610 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial


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