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Sergeant Cecil Harry FINCH (1877705) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Flight Engineer

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax III HX332
 IBCC

Death of Death 1945-03-04 Age : 37 years.

Served in 10 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. N. Grave 40. at Rugby (Clifton Road) Cemetery, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF HARRY LUTHER JAMES FINCH AND ROSALIE EVELINE FINCH; HUSBAND OF JESSICA MILDRED FINCH, OF CROOP HILL, RUGBY.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Halifax III HX332 Date of Crash: 04 Mar 45 Unit 10 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantErnest William BRADSHAW (752204) Halifax III HX332  IBCC 1945-03-0410 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomChingford Mount Cemetery
Flight SergeantPeter Harold FIELD (1390891) Wireless Op Halifax III HX332  IBCC 1945-03-0410 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHalstead (St. Margaret) Church
SergeantCecil Harry FINCH (1877705) Flight Engi Halifax III HX332  IBCC 1945-03-0410 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRugby (Clifton Road) Cemetery
Flight LieutenantJohn Gifford Laurence LAFFOLEY (J/26398) Pilot Halifax III HX332  IBCC 1945-03-0410 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerLeonard Alfred THORNDYCRAFT (J/92417) Air Bomber Halifax III HX332  IBCC 1945-03-0410 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
Details Took off 1823 3 Mar 1945 from Melbourne. On return shot down from 3000 feet by a Ju88 Interceptor (Lt Arnold D_ring 10.
Source Henk Welting's Database

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