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Flying Officer Ramesh Chandra DUTTA (130517) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

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Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster ED923
 IBCC

Death of Death 1943-07-09 Age : 32 years.

Served in 97 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 9. C. 4-7. at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium (Map)

More Details: SON OF TARINI CHARAN DATTA AND SUSILA SUNDARI DATTA. M.SC. (CALCUTTA), A.R.C.S. (LOND.).

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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1305171396693 Ramesh Chambra DUTTALondon Gazette supplement : 35795 , Dated 1942-11-20 , Download #35795
130517R C DUTTALondon Gazette supplement : 36030 , Dated 1943-05-25 , Download #36030

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 09 Jul 43 Aircraft: Lancaster III ED923 Unit 97 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Belgium
DetailsTook off 2316 8 July 1943 from Bourn. shot down by a night-fighter (Lt Friedrich Erlinghagen 5.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantDouglas CAMERON (591992) Air Gunner Lancaster ED923  IBCC 1943-07-0997 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRamesh Chandra DUTTA (130517) Navigator Lancaster ED923  IBCC 1943-07-0997 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery
SergeantAlan Raymond HARRIS (1210390) Wireless Op Lancaster ED923  IBCC 1943-07-0997 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery
SergeantDennis Charles Herbert HOLDING (1810435) Air Gunner Lancaster ED923  IBCC 1943-07-0997 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery
SergeantCharles Victor KING (1544099) Flight Engi Lancaster ED923  IBCC 1943-07-0997 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRobert Bertram Douglas PALMER (131597) Pilot Lancaster ED923  IBCC 1943-07-0997 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam STEPHENS (1437794) Bomb Aimer Lancaster ED923  IBCC 1943-07-0997 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumHeverlee War Cemetery

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CWGC ErrorsA recent publication of an article about the grave of an Indian Airman in Belgium was published on my site [URL="http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/history/ww2/1396-fallen-airmen-in-france-and-belgium-plt-offr-rn-dastur-and-fg-offr-rc-datta.html#gsc.tab=0"]http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/history/ww2/1396-fallen-airmen-in-france-and-belgium-plt-offr-rn-dastur-and-fg-offr-rc-datta.html[/URL] The airman in question [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=66570"]Flying Officer Ramesh Chandra DATTA (130517) [/URL] lost in Lancaster III ED923 Date of Crash: 09 Jul 43 97 Sqdn This put me in touch with his family in UK, and they pointed out his correct name was Ramesh Chandra [B]DUTTA [/B]The last name is verified via multiple Gazette entries 1. [URL]https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35795/data.pdf[/URL] Page 5103 "1396693 Ramesh [I]Chambra[/I] DUTTA (130517) " (Spelling mistake though - Chambra should be Chandra) 2. [URL]https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36030/data.pdf[/URL] Page 2368 "R. C. DUTTA (130517)." CWGC's own page [URL]https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2777397/datta,-ramesh-chandra/[/URL] features at least one document that shows that DATTA was corrected with DUTTA in red ink Image: [url]https://archive.cloud.cwgc.org/archive/doc/doc1876705.JPG[/url] ....Read More.Jagan on 27th July 2020 04:54:52
CWGC Errors[QUOTE=Jagan;152819] The airman in question [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=66570"]Flying Officer Ramesh Chandra DATTA (130517) [/URL] lost in Lancaster III ED923 Date of Crash: 09 Jul 43 97 Sqdn This put me in touch with his family in UK, and they pointed out his correct name was Ramesh Chandra [B]DUTTA [/B][/QUOTE] CWGC has agreed to amend their records and also order a new headstone to mark the change in name. A copy of his original RAF Service Record, GAzette Entries and finally contact directly from DUTTA's son helped seal the case. EDIT: Corrected Name now visible [url]https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2777397/[/url] ....Read More.Jagan on 10th September 2020 11:17:31

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