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Flight Sergeant Benjamin John DAVIS (928365) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Observer

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster I R5662
 IBCC

Death of Death 1942-08-25 Age : 21 years.

Served in 61 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 1. G. 17-22. at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: SON OF BENJAMIN AND HELEN DAVIS, OF NEW CROSS, LONDON.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Lancaster I R5662 Date of Crash: 25 Aug 42 Unit 61 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
Details Took off 2120 24 Aug 1942 from Syerston. Crashed at Efferen 6 km SW of Cologne where all were buried.
Source Henk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantJoseph Mckay ATKINSON (R/66686) Wireless Op Lancaster I R5662  IBCC 1942-08-2561 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
SergeantAnthony Frederick Phillip CURSETT-SUTHERLAND (923436) Wireless Op Lancaster I R5662  IBCC 1942-08-2561 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
Flight SergeantBenjamin John DAVIS (928365) Observer Lancaster I R5662  IBCC 1942-08-2561 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
SergeantHarold EKIN (627523) Air Gunner Lancaster I R5662  IBCC 1942-08-2561 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
Flight SergeantNoel Roy MEYER (405303) Pilot Lancaster I R5662  IBCC 1942-08-2561 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
SergeantJohn McCLEARY (1126145) Air Gunner Lancaster I R5662  IBCC 1942-08-2561 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
Wing CommanderGeorge Harcus SHEEHAN (37587) Pilot Lancaster I R5662  IBCC 1942-08-2561 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery

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