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Aircraftman 1st Class Oliver TAYLOR (1480296) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Dakota III FZ597
 NA/PRO

Death of Death 1944-08-04

Served in 1 AES

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sp. Mem. 5. F. 4. at Ranchi War Cemetery, India

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/3673Squadron Leader R O O Taylor, Sergeant H F Green, Sergeant F P O'Regan, Sergeant Holliday, Sergeant H Whelpton, Sergeant R Stephens: killed; shot down and crashed over Berlin, Germany, Wellington P9287, 38 Squadron, 7 October 1940.C16687771
AIR81/9656Pilot Officer Hall: killed; Warrant Officer R G Bette, Pilot Officer G D Gilmour (RCAF), Sergeant P Spackman, Sergeant J A Johnson (RNZAF), Aircraftsman S Wainwright, Aircraftsman J Kidd, Aircraftsman G Kidd, Sergeant R W Ballard: missing believed killed; Pilot Officer V Marshall, Sergeant H F Cole, Aircraftsman D O Taylor: injured; aircraft accident off the coast of Tarbat Ness, Lerwick L7268, 4 Coastal Operational Training Unit, 14 October 1941.C16997903

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Dakota III FZ597 Date of Crash: 1941-01-01 04 Aug 44 Unit 353 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , India
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerJohn BEEBAR (403252) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrederick William CAWTHORNE (175610) Wireless Op Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04194 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
SergeantCharles Edward CHURCH (1426432) Flight Engi Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flying OfficerDavid Crawford FORMAN (400366) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerFrederick Walter HANDLEY (401375) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantFrederick Grant JACKSON (J/6209) Pilot Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04273 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam John LEWIS (1522390) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04292 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth Martyn Anthony SEXTON (1402643) Flight Engi Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassOliver TAYLOR (1480296) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-041 AES IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantStanley WILSON (544707) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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440804 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 4-8-1944Malcom, LAC George Arthur SMITH, was not killed aboard No.353 Sqn Dakota III FZ597. He died on Active Service. See: The Times. Monday, December 18, 1944. p.6. Here are the casualties aboard FZ597: Crew: AUS400366 F/O (Pilot) David Crawford FORMAN RAAF + (later AFC). AUS401375 W/O (Nav./B) Frederick Walter HANDLEY RAAF + AUS403252 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) John BEEBAR RAAF + 1402643 Sgt (Flt Eng.) Kenneth Martyn Anthony SEXTON RAFVR + Passengers: 1426432 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Charles Edward CHURCH RAFVR + (353 Sqn.) 1522390 AC1 William John LEWIS RAFVR + (353 Sqn.) 1480296 AC1 Oliver TAYLOR + (353 Sqn.) 544707 F/Sgt Stanley WILSON RAF + (353 Sqn.) 175610 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Frederick William CAWTHORNE RAFVR + (194 Sqn.) J/6209 F/Lt (Pilot) Frederick Grant JACKSON RCAF + (273 Sqn.) 292 Nurse Diana Stewart CROFTON ANS (India) + 45436 Lt-Col Paul Evan Rodgers DAWSON RA + 44155 Lt-Col Edward Ronald PETTIT MC RAC + 33375 Lt-Col Robert Frank Courtney WEALLENS RE + EC/16 Major Ernest HICKS REME (Indian) + 199543 Major Gerald Francis KEEN (General List) + 58986 Major Thomas Atkinson WALTON Sherwood Foresters + Mr Seth DRUCQUER (Bengal Govt.) + The dead were originally buried at the scene of the crash in a common grave, 50 miles east of Benares (26.15N:83.44E). The military personnel were later reinterred in Ranchi War Cemetery. All the above is subject to correction/revision, which is welcomed. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 8th May 2014 05:09:28

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