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Pilot Officer Walter Morrison DOUGLAS (43030) of the Royal Air Force

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Whitley V N1425
 AIR81/3340

Death of Death 1940-09-18 Age : 26 years.

Served in 77 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : II. B. 4. at Schoonselhof Cemetery, Belgium

More Details: SON OF WALTER H. AND EDITH A. DOUGLAS, OF VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/3344Pilot Officer R P Brayne, Pilot Officer W M Douglas, Sergeant J A Raper, Sergeant J Baguley, Sergeant D V Hughes: missing believed killed; failed to return from operational flight over Holland, Whitley P4992, 77 Squadron, 18 September 1940. With photographs.C16687442

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
43030Walter Morrison DOUGLASLondon Gazette issue : 35032 , Dated 1941-01-03 , Download #35032
43030Walter Morrison DOUGLASLondon Gazette issue : 34831 , Dated 1940-04-16 , Download #34831

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Whitley V N1425 Date of Crash: 1940-01-01 19 Sep 40 Unit 77 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Belgium
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJohn BAGULEY (642862) Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1877 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerRonald Percy BRAYNE (42187) Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1877 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantVictor Charles COWLEY (580883) Observer Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1977 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsRuurlo (Achter Zieuwent) Roman
SergeantFrank CRAWFORD (620421) Wireless Op Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1977 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsRuurlo (Achter Zieuwent) Roman
SergeantRaymond Carter DAWSON (637484) Wireless Op Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1977 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsRuurlo (Achter Zieuwent) Roman
Pilot OfficerWalter Morrison DOUGLAS (43030) Pilot Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1877 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumSchoonselhof Cemetery
Pilot OfficerPeter Ernest ELDRIDGE (41912) Pilot Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1977 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsRuurlo (Achter Zieuwent) Roman
SergeantDennis Victor HUGHES (937392) Wireless Op Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1877 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumSchoonselhof Cemetery
SergeantJohn Alan RAPER (751803) Whitley V N1425  AIR81/3340 1940-09-1877 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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