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Sergeant John SMITH (1323064) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax LK763

Death of Death 1944-02-20 Age : 22 years.

Served in 78 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 238. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom


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AIR81/732Aircraftman 2nd Class W J Smith: report of death. Flying Officer A W G Whitehead, Pilot Officer H M Jones and Aircraftman 1st Class J L Watchous: uninjured; Anson N9439 damaged in air operations over Dunkirk, France, 1 June 1940.C14502616
AIR81/1092Pilot Officer A R Mathias, Flying Officer A W A Whitehead and Aircraftman 1st Class W C Hubbard: report of deaths. Sergeant H W J Smith: prisoner of war; Anson N5220 crashed near Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 11 July 1940.C14502825
AIR81/1343Aircraftman 2nd Class R F Hill, Corporal R W Hollister, Aircraftman 2nd Class A R O Barrell, Corporal S A Croker, Leading Aircraftman G McElrea, Aircraftman 1st Class A E Grant, Leading Aircraftman C H Chilcott, Aircraftman 1st Class A J Smith, Aircraftman 1st Class H Reed and Aircraftman 2nd Class H W Hale: report of deaths. Aircraftman 1st Class A G Kemp and Aircraftman 1st Class F C A Offord: injured in an enemy air raid on a shelter in Gosport, Hampshire, 12 August 1940.C14502983
AIR81/1504Pilot Officer E N Harris, Pilot Officer G D Lane, Aircraftman R H Coomber, Aircraftman W J Smith: injured; Anson N5066, 500 Squadron; aircraft accident, 9 September 1939.C16359535
AIR81/1856Sergeant L G J Smith: killed; aircraft accident, Nether Dysart, Audax K7395, 8 Service Flying Training School, 29 February 1940. Note: With photographsC16471331

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Halifax III LK763 Date of Crash: 1940-01-01 20 Feb 44 Unit 78 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantGeorge BEAL (1803550) Halifax LK763  IBCC 1944-02-2078 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Warrant Officer Class IIEverett Malcolm COULTER (R/156195) Halifax LK763  IBCC 1944-02-2078 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerIan Richard Montagu DOUGLAS-PULLEYNE (138075) Halifax LK763  IBCC 1944-02-2078 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantLawrence Ernest MEARS (1607727) Halifax LK763  IBCC 1944-02-2078 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantRichard Glasson O'NEILL (415949) Halifax LK763  IBCC 1944-02-2078 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeorge Frederick REYNOLDS (1415061) Halifax LK763  IBCC 1944-02-2078 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn SMITH (1323064) Halifax LK763  IBCC 1944-02-2078 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Details Took off 0011 20 Feb 1944 from Breighton. Lost without trace.
Source Henk Welting's Database

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