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Sergeant Denis Beach HOPES (741881) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Whitley V N1424
 AIR81/1101

Death of Death 1940-07-11 Age : 25 years.

Served in 58 Sqdn

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

More Details: SON OF ALBERT HENRY AND BERTHA NEWBY HOPES, OF BRISTOL; HUSBAND OF IRENE HOPES.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1101Sergeant L Isherwood, Sergeant D B Hopes, Sergeant N Emmerson, Sergeant F Young and Sergeant B M Bennett: report of deaths; Whitley N1424 crashed near Berchem, Belgium, 11 July 1940.C14502834

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Whitley V N1424 Date of Crash: 1940-01-01 12 Jul 40 Unit 58 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Belgium
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantBenjamin Michael BENNETT (649294) Wireless Op Whitley V N1424  AIR81/1101 1940-07-1158 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumSchoonselhof Cemetery
SergeantNorman EMMERSON (642716) Air Gunner Whitley V N1424  AIR81/1101 1940-07-1158 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumSchoonselhof Cemetery
SergeantDenis Beach HOPES (741881) Pilot Whitley V N1424  AIR81/1101 1940-07-1158 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumSchoonselhof Cemetery
SergeantLeonard ISHERWOOD (550470) Bomb Aimer Whitley V N1424  AIR81/1101 1940-07-1158 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumSchoonselhof Cemetery
SergeantFrederick YOUNG (517288) Pilot Whitley V N1424  AIR81/1101 1940-07-1158 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumSchoonselhof Cemetery
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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