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Lieutenant Ralph Lawrence LAWSON (328846V) of the South African Air Force

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Liberator KG828
 NA/PRO

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
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantEdward George FRETWELL (1624918) Air Bomber Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
SergeantWilliam George Clement GARNER (1890540) Flight Engi Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
SergeantWilliam HUDDERT (1090541) Air Gunner Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
LieutenantRalph Lawrence LAWSON (328846V) Pilot Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
Warrant OfficerErnest Henry John PAGE (625177) Air Gunner Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
SergeantRoland Charles PAIN (1313102) Wireless Op Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
SergeantRupert Vincent STONIER (1579838) Air Bomber Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
LieutenantAlan D STOTT (542708V) Navigator Liberator KG828  NA/PRO 1944-08-15178 Sqdn AIR27 PolandKrakow Rakowicki Cemetery
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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178 Sqn losses on 14/15.4.1944Hi David, Re your Sgt R C Pain - 178 Sqn Liberator VI EV820 R. I have the following for Pain (not sure of precise date , or Liberator serial, but the GWGC have him listed as + 15-8-1944): 14/15?-8-1944 No.178 Sqn. Liberator VI -?- (either EV961, EW264, KG828 or KG873). Missing (Warsaw) 328846V 2/Lt (Pilot) Ralph Lawrence LAWSON SAAF + 542708V Lt (Nav.) Alan D'Egville STOTT SAAF + 1313102 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Roland Charles PAIN RAFVR + 1890540 Sgt (Flt. Egnr.) William George Clement GARNER RAFVR + 1579838 Sgt (Air Bomber) Rupert Vincent STONIER RAFVR + 625177 W/O (Air Gnr.) Ernest Henry John PAGE RAF + 1090541 Sgt (Air Gnr.) William HUDDERT RAFVR + All buried Krakow Rackowicki Cemetery. Coll. grave 1. A. 12-13, except Garner, who is listed on the CWGC as being in Coll. grave 1. A. 12-17 ! Garner's entry in Flight also varies from the others, so there might be a story there. Some of the others listed by you for EV820, also seem doubtful. (Patterson, Pollington & Gollings). Birch and Wishak, are both listed in Flight July 27, 1944 p.108. Cas. Comm. No.408, as: Killed in Action. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 15th April 2010 12:22:38
178 Sqn losses on 14/15.4.1944From Col G du Toit's book "Heroism Beyond Praise: Warsaw" & as Henk 178 RAF Lib KG828 F crashed/shot down in the Zdzary area while returning from Warsaw .Operations 14/15 August 1944. Lt Ralph Lawrence LAWSON SAAF 328846V -pilot Lt Alan D'Egville STOTT SAAF 542708V -observer Sgt Rupert Vincent STONIER 1579838 RAF VR Sgt William Clement George GARNER 1890540 RAFVR Sgt Roland Charles PAIN 1313102 RAF VR-w/op airg Sgt William HUDDERT 1090541 RAF VR -airg W/O Ernest Henry John PAGE 625177 RAF -airg All buried Krakow Anne ....Read More.aestorm on 15th April 2010 10:20:51
178 Sqn losses on 14/15.4.1944Gents, I've STONIER - LAWSON - GARNER - STOTT - PAIN - HUDDERT and PAGE on KG828 "F" - crashed Zdzary, 23 km NE of Tarnow. Take-off from Amendola for Warsaw; all buried Krakow. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 15th April 2010 09:59:16

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