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Sergeant William Harry CASSON (778385) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Wireless Op./Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax II W7933
 IBCC

Death of Death 1942-12-12 Age : 21 years.

Served in 102 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Gosforth (St. Mary) Churchyard, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF HENRY AND OLIVE BEATRICE CASSON, OF INYANGA, SOUTHERN RHODESIA. HIS BROTHER, PILOT OFFR. JOHN CASSON, C.G.M., R.A.F. (V.R.), ALSO DIED ON SERVICE.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Halifax II W7933 Date of Crash: 12 Dec 42 Unit 102 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantFrank ALLEN (R/87266) Air Gunner Halifax II W7933  IBCC 1942-12-12102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBarmby-On-The-Moor (St. Cather
SergeantWilliam Harry CASSON (778385) Wireless Op Halifax II W7933  IBCC 1942-12-12102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGosforth (St. Mary) Churchyard
SergeantRichard Leslie LINES (942146) Flight Engi Halifax II W7933  IBCC 1942-12-12102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomStoke-On-Trent (Burslem) Cemet
SergeantGerald John MORGAN (1081231) Pilot Halifax II W7933  IBCC 1942-12-12102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBarmby-On-The-Moor (St. Cather
SergeantJohn Allen McPHEE (R/92407) Air Gunner Halifax II W7933  IBCC 1942-12-12102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBarmby-On-The-Moor (St. Cather
SergeantBasil NORRIS (1335250) Bomb Aimer Halifax II W7933  IBCC 1942-12-12102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBarmby-On-The-Moor (St. Cather
SergeantCarl Robert WOOLLEY (1575390) Navigator ( Halifax II W7933  IBCC 1942-12-12102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNottingham Southern Cemetery
Details Took off 1654 11 Dec 1942 from Pocklington. Crashed and burst into flames at Lowthwaite Farm Hawnby 9 miles NE of Sowerby Yorkshire.
Source Henk Welting's Database

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