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Sergeant Charles Edward CHURCH (1426432) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Death of Death 1944-08-04 .
Served in 159 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : Sp. Mem. 5. E. 2. at Ranchi War Cemetery, India
More Details: SON OF MR. AND MRS. C. W. CHURCH, OF HAYES, MIDDLESEX.
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash||04 Aug 44||Aircraft Name||Dakota III||Serial Number||FZ597|
|Unit||159 Sqdn||Operating Airfield||Country||India|
|Aircrew details|| |
|Source||Henk Welting's Database|
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|440804 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 4-8-1944||Malcom, 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|