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Flying Officer Robert Withington EASTON (J/29543) of the Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot
Lost in aircraft Hurricane II LE691  

Death of Death 1944-08-18 .

Served in 11 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 26. B. 12. at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar

More Details: SON OF LEONARD I. EASTON AND MARY L. EASTON, OF MONTREAL, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 18 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Hurricane Iic Serial Number LE691
Unit 11 Sqdn Operating Airfield Imphal Country Myanmar
Aircrew details Fg Offr Robert Witherinton EASTON*
Details hit trees while strafing on Chindwin River, wings torn off , but cockpit intact. SF543187 Killed in Action RAFCommands. [Can File] He was detailed to fly out over enemyt erritory and strafed river craft. He was attacking a target on the Chindwin river near a village called Thaungdut that the ac in which e was flying wa sseen to hit a tree and crash into the jungle on the bank of the river. Remaining ac circled overhead but because of heavy foilage, nothing could be seen. [Search Report 1-6-1946] RAF Search Party found wreck at 24 25N and 94 43E Map Ref 83L SF2519. Ac crashed hafl mile south of THAPANZEIK on the bank of Chindwin river, approx 2 m SE of THAUNGDUT. remains of pilot found scattered around the wreckage of aircraft. Remains handed to 60 graves Concentration unit at Mandalay. Villager gave approx crash as Aug 44. "Judging by size of bones collected, pilot must have been a alrge man of atleast 6 ft in height. According to remarks given for Hurricane LV691 I am led to believe that this crash is of the said Hurricane "
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Hurricane Iic LE691

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerRobert Withington EASTON (J/29543) Pilot Hurricane II LE691   1944-08-1811 Sqdn AIR27 MyanmarTaukkyan War Cemetery


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