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Flight Sergeant Kenneth Ernest Mark MARSH (1386008) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax II BB333
 

Death of Death 1943-10-12 Age : 23 years.

Served in 462 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 6. E. 13. at Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya

More Details: SON OF ERNEST EDWARD AND ETHEL MAY MARSH, OF CHARLTON, LONDON.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Halifax II BB333 Date of Crash: 13 Oct 43 Unit 462 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Libya
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantIan William COLVIN (1575088) Air Bomber Halifax II BB333  Forum Post 1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantThomas James KELLY (1016325) Air Gunner Halifax II BB333  Forum Post 1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth Ernest Mark MARSH (1386008) Pilot Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantMitchell RIDLAND (421941) Navigator Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantEdward James STICKLAND (1800355) Flight Engi Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantSydney Ernest TILLEY (1331844) Wireless Op Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFEntry for BB333 from my Vol Two herewith: Tue 12/Wed 13 Oct 1943 MEDITERRANEAN AIR COMMAND Raid on airfield at Maritza, Rhodes 462 Squadron, RAAF (Terria, Libya - 240 Wing, IXth Bomber Command, US 9th Air Force, Middle East) Halifax II BB333 - took off at 2351 captained by Flt Sgt K E M Marsh, RAF, and seven minutes later, after completing a ‘tight’ circuit, crashed from 800-1000 feet 2 miles north of the airfield. The bomb load exploded after impact, destroying the wrecked Halifax to such an extent as to making investigation of the cause impossible. The six crew are buried at Benghazi. Navigator: NZ421941 Flt Sgt Mitchell RIDLAND, RNZAF - Age 34. 303hrs. 4th op. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 17th July 2009 09:04:02
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFHello All, For completeness, here is the crew of BB333:- Halifax II BB333:J 1386008 F/Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth Ernest Mark MARSH RAFVR + (6.E.13) NZ421941 F/Sgt (Nav.) Mitchell RIDLAND* RNZAF + (6.G.4) 1575088 Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Ian William COLVIN RAFVR + (6.E.12) 1800355 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Edward James STICKLAND RAFVR + (6.E.14) 1331844 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Sydney Ernest TILLEY RAFVR + (6.E.15) 1016325 Sgt. (Air Gnr.) Thomas James KELLY RAFVR + (6.E.10) All buried Benghazi War Cemetery. * 3 ops with 462 Sqn.,as suggested by Errol in FYT3/411. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 18th July 2009 10:49:08
F/O. R A. Whitmore RAFVRHello Peter, A. 12 OCTOBER BLUES. The loss of another twelve airmen made 12 October (1943), the second major trgedy 462 would suffer. Two aircraft, each with six crewmen, were shot down by flak within the same 24 hours, but on different operations. The first was the loss of aircraft BB417 flown by Sergeant Mike Hall, which crashed after flare dropping to illuminate the Maritza aerodrome at Rhodes. While little was known about its fate, it was one of eight aircraft operating and it was presumed to have been hit by ground fire. After failing to maintain height, it crashed into the sea and at least one other crew saw the aircraft in the sea on fire and explode. There were no survivors and no bodies recovered. The other aircraft, BB333:J flown by Sergeant Ken Marsh, after making a circuit after take-off was seen to to gradually lose height and crash approximately three kilometres west-north-west of Terria aerodrome. Its full load of bombs exploded on impact blowing the aircraft tp pieces and burning what little there was left. It was the crew's first trip on the Squadron and all were killed. B. Appendix 1 - Honour Roll Casualties - Middle East. 12 October 1943. Aircraft Halifax BB417 1190798 F/Sgt (Pilot) Michael Frank HALL RAFVR + CAN R/97524 W/O (Obs.) Frank Richmond Vincent NELLO RCAF + 1061575 F/Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Melbourne Glaister FRASER RAFVR + 1379996 F/Sgt (W.Op.) Albert GRIFFIN RAFVR + 1218515 F/Sgt (Flight Eng.) Gordon Frederick William LAWRENCE RAFVR + 1262 360 F/Sgt (Rear Gnr.) Raymond Llewellyn FENNEL RAFVR + All commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. See: To See the Dawn Again:A History of 462 Squadron,RAAF 1942-2008. Lax,Mark & Leon Kane-Maguire. Wanniassa:Authors,2008. A. pp.91-2 B. p.435. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th July 2009 08:38:54
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFHello Peter, A. 12 October Blues. The loss of another twelve airmen made 12 October (1943), the second major tragedy 462 would suffer. The two aircraft, each with six crewmen, were shot down by flak* within the same 24 hours, but on different operations. The first was the loss of aircraft BB417 flown by Sergeant Mike Hall which crashed after flare dropping to illuminate the Maritza aerodrome on Rhodes. While little was known of its fate, it was one of eight aircraft operating and it was presumed to have been hit by ground fire. After failing to maintain height, it crashed into the sea and at least one other crew saw the aircraft in the sea on fire and explode. There were no survivors and no bodies recovered. The other aircraft, BB333:J flown by Sergeant Ken Marsh, after making a circuit after take-off was seen to gradually lose height and crash approximately three kilometres west-north-west of the Terria aerodrome. Its full load of bombs exploded on impact blowing the aircraft to pieces and burning what little there was left. It was the crew's first trip on the Squadron and all were killed. * Clearly, both a/c. were not shot down by flak. Col. B. Appendix 1 - Honour Roll. Casualties - Middle East. 12 October 1943 Aircraft: (Halifax II) BB417 1190798 F/Sgt (Pilot) Michael Frank HALL RAFVR + CAN R/97524 W/O (Obs.) Frank Richmond Vincent NELLO RCAF + 1061575 F/Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Melbourne Glaister FRASER RAFVR + 1379996 F/Sgt (W./Op.) Albert GRIFFIN RAFVR + 1218515 F/Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Gordon Frederick William LAWRENCE RAFVR + 1262360 F/Sgt (Rear Gnr.) Raymond Llewellyn FENNELL RAFVR + All commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. See: To See the Dawn Again:A History of 462 Squadron,RAAF 1942-2008 Lax,Mark & Leon Kane-Maguire. Wanniassa:Authors,2008 A. pp.91-2 B. p.435 Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th July 2009 09:07:53

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