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Sergeant Robert Marwick MAINLAND (566418) of the Royal Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Hurricane I L2013

Death of Death 1940-04-25

Served in 605 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. O. Coll. grave 411. at Wick Cemetery, United Kingdom

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AIR81/2038Sergeant Pilot R M Mainland: killed; aircraft accident, Thurso, Hurricane L2013, 605 Squadron, 25 April 1940.C16471216

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Hurricane I L2013 Date of Crash: 1940-01-01 25 Apr 40 Unit 605 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantRobert Marwick MAINLAND (566418) Pilot Hurricane I L2013  AIR81/2038 1940-04-25605 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWick Cemetery
Source Henk Welting's Database

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