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Pilot Officer Robert Elmer Douglas WRIGHT (J/15147) of the Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Whirlwind I P7103
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Death of Death 1942-05-04 Age : 26 years.

Served in 137 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Grave 271. at Scottow Cemetery, United Kingdom (Map)

More Details: SON OF ROBERT ALBERT AND LABERTA MYRA WRIGHT, OF WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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AIR81/13990Pilot Officer R E D Wright (RCAF): killed; Whirlwind P7103, 137 Squadron, aircraft accident near Aylsham, Norfolk, 4 May 1942.C17206627

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 30 Jan 43 Aircraft: Lysander II R2026 Unit 20 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location Maungdaw, Burma
DetailsTo 20Sqn Dec 42. Damaged I landing 30.1.43 R2026 swung on landing Plt Offr Holiday.. mainplane, tailplane and wheel damaged
SourceORB
Aircrew details Plt Offr HOLIDAY
Sgt WRIGHT
Date: 04 May 42 Aircraft: Whirlwind I P7103 Unit 137 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , UK
Details
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerRobert Elmer Douglas WRIGHT (J/15147) Pilot Whirlwind I P7103  Forum Post 1942-05-04137 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomScottow Cemetery
Whirlwind Ops[QUOTE=HughAHalliday;1101]This is great stuff; many thanks. To help those helping me, I can say that I can definitely identify the following as being on Whirlwinds, viz: No.137 Squadron DESHANE, P/O C.W. killed in flying accident, 9 March 1942, aircraft P7036 WRIGHT, P/O R.E.D., killed in flying accident, 4 May 1942 (serial ?) BRENNAN, FS J.R., killed on operations 27 May 1942 (serial ?) MERCER, P/O C.E.. killed on operations, 19 february 1943, aircraft P7114 REBBETOY, F/O J.R., killed on operations, 25 April 1943, aircraft P7058 No.263 Squadron GILL, F/O D.R., killed 7 November 1942, aircraft P7043 McPHAIL, WO D.B., killed 7 December 1942, serial ? BREARLEY, F/O E., killed 16 April 1943, aircraft P6095 [/QUOTE] Hugh Wright was killed in P7103 Brennan's aircraft was P7112 Mercer was, I believe, flying P7119 on the night he was killed, with Freeman, the other fatality, in P7114. Don McPhaill was flying P6987 when he was lost to flak on Roadstead 45. HTH Niall ....Read More.NiallC on 6th December 2007 04:59:01
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