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Flying Officer Leslie John RICH (176192) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Wireless Op./Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III ME447
 IBCC

Death of Death 1945-03-01 Age : 20 years.

Served in 166 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 2. D. 1. at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany

More Details: SON OF ROBERT GEORGE AND VIOLET MAUD RICH, OF CANTON, CARDIFF.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/7135Sergeant L J Richards, Sergeant L J Oderbolz: injured; Sergeant A R Field: uninjured; aircraft force landed, enemy action, Blenheim V6381, 21 Squadron, 25 June 1941.C16756432

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1761921 834259 Leslie John RICHLondon Gazette supplement : 36622 , Dated 1944-07-21 , Download #36622
176192L J RICHLondon Gazette supplement : 36766 , Dated 1944-10-24 , Download #36766

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Lancaster III ME447 Date of Crash: 1941-01-01 01 Mar 45 Unit 166 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantLeslie John JEFFERY (3035068) Air Gunner Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn JOHNSON (164489) Air Bomber Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
SergeantCharles Luther MILNER (1051697) Air Gunner Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantGeorge Richard PHELPS (150236) Pilot Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerLeslie John RICH (176192) Wireless Op Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
SergeantRobert Thomas TERRY (1881084) Flight Engi Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam Forrester WEBSTER (1672314) Navigator Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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