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Flight Sergeant Thomas Percy ROOK (1177574) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Radio Operator (Air)
Lost in aircraft Mitchell II FW169  Forum Post

Death of Death 1944-06-30 .

Served in 180 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. B. Grave 130B. at Radcliffe-On-Trent Cemetery, United Kingdom


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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 30 Jun 44 Aircraft Name Mitchell II Serial Number FW169
Unit 180 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Mitchell II FW169

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantReginald Herbert EXON (1601071) Air Gunner Mitchell II FW169  Forum Post 1944-06-30180 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomKeynsham Cemetery
Pilot OfficerIeuan HADDOCK (J/88238) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Mitchell II FW169  Forum Post 1944-06-30180 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Flying OfficerAlexander Smith Baird McLACHLAN (141546) Navigator Mitchell II FW169  Forum Post 1944-06-30180 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEdinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery
Flight SergeantThomas Percy ROOK (1177574) Radio Operator (Air) Mitchell II FW169  Forum Post 1944-06-30180 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRadcliffe-On-Trent Cemetery
Flying OfficerGeorge Alexander Monckton STRUTHERS (421789) Mitchell II FW169  Forum Post 1944-06-30180 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery

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F/sgt Reginald Exon 180 Sqr 30.6.44Hi, Fri 30 Jun 1944. Allied Expeditionary Air Force Bombing raid against a tank concentration at Thury-Harcourt, Normandy, France. 180 Squadron, RAF (Dunsfold, Surrey - 139 Wing, 2 Group, 2nd Tactical Air Force) Mitchell II FW169 - made a normal take-off at 0145 in patchy ground mist and slight haze, but began turning below safety height. Moments later crashed and burned on colliding with 35-foot high trees at Chiddingfold, 4 miles west of Dunsfold. All five crew died, the captain being buried at Brookwood, Woking, Surrey. Captain: NZ421789 Fg Off George Alexander Monckton STRUTHERS, DFC, RNZAF - Age 27. 438hrs (105 solo on Mitchell) 24th op. It will be recalled that a wounded Struthers was awarded the DFC for his actions on 9 February 1944, when he brought back to England his badly crippled Mitchell for an emergency landing, in which Wt Off D C Hammond RNZAF, lost his life. See: For Your Tomorrow:A Record of New Zealanders who have Died while Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Forces since 1915. Volume Two: Fates 1943-1998. Martyn,Errol W. Christchurch:Volplane Press,1999. p.245 NZ421789 F/O (Pilot) George Alexander Monckton STRUTHERS DFC RNZAF + J/88238 P/O (Pilot) Ieuan HADDOCK RCAF + (of New York City, USA) 141546 F/O (Nav.) Alexander Smith Baird McLACHLAN RAFVR + 1177574 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Thomas Percy ROOK RAFVR + 161071 F/Sgt (Air Gnr.) Reginald Herbert EXON RAFVR + Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 20th July 2010 02:13:46

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