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Lieutenant Ralph Lawrence LAWSON (328846V) of the South African Air Force
Death of Death 1944-08-15 Age : 21 years.
Served in 178 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 1. A. 12-13. at Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland
More Details: SON OF MILLWOOD G. LAWSON, AND STEPSON OF MR. R. CLARK, OF KALK BAY, CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA.
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Aircraft Name: Liberator VI KG828||Date of Crash: 15 Aug 44||Unit 178 Sqdn||Airfield /Crash Location , Poland|
|Aircrew details|| |
|Source||Henk Welting's Database|
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