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Pilot Officer William John HUNTER (191511) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax RG353
 IBCC

Death of Death 1945-02-22

Served in 578 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 268. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom (Map)

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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1915111670610 William John HUNTERLondon Gazette supplement : 37011 , Dated 1945-03-30 , Download #37011

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 22 Feb 45 Aircraft: Halifax III RG353 Unit 578 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 1630 21 Feb 1945 from Burn. Shot down by Flak crashing at Obers_lzen 3 km ENE from the small town of Gr_nstadt.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantPhilip BROWN (46024) Pilot Halifax RG353  IBCC 1945-02-22578 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
Flying OfficerAlfred Joseph COMBAZ (J/29388) Halifax RG353  IBCC 1945-02-21578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJames GRINDLAY (1826405) Halifax RG353  IBCC 1945-02-22578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerWilliam John HUNTER (191511) Halifax RG353  IBCC 1945-02-22578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantHarold MANN (1547351) Air Gunner Halifax RG353  IBCC 1945-02-22578 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
Flying OfficerGordon Theodore McCAULEY (J/36312) Halifax RG353  IBCC 1945-02-21578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantChristopher James Taggart WATT (1372528) Halifax RG353  IBCC 1945-02-22578 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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