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Sergeant Cain CLAY (1594522) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Flight Engineer
Lost in aircraft Lancaster DV292  IBCC

Death of Death 1944-08-13 .

Served in 101 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 12. E. 18. at Hanover War Cemetery, Germany

More Details: SON OF CAIN AND SARAH JANE CLAY; HUSBAND OF LILLIAN CLAY, OF HECKMONDWIKE, YORKSHIRE.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 13 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Lancaster I Serial Number DV292
Unit 101 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country Germany
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Lancaster I DV292

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantJohn Alfred ADAMS (425819) Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Flight SergeantRoy Wallace BUTLER (428466) Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
SergeantCain CLAY (1594522) Flight Engineer Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Flight SergeantThomas Alan HOPKINS (430128) Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Flying OfficerGeoffrey James Munro JOHNSTONE (423762) Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Flying OfficerGordon PEAD (415440) Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRobert Vincent SELENYI (155821) Navigator Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantLeonard Ormond TUGWELL (416728) Lancaster DV292  IBCC 1944-08-13101 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery


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