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    Default Plouganou graveyard (brittany) / raf airmen killed on 29 1 1943

    Good evening,

    In Plouganou (North Brittany, near Morlaix), six aircrew are buried,

    they were killed on 29 / 1 / 43 , here are the names I was given (there may be spelling mistakes apologies)

    can anyone tell me what aircraft and what happened ?

    Thanks in advance

    rgds

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    KC HAMMONDS (Nav.)
    HB MOORSHEAD
    TM GRAY
    N. PRINGLE
    R. WOODS
    MK BRETT

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    From Chorley '44, page 29: -

    158 Squadron Halifax DT681, NP-J. Took off from Rufforth at 17:12 tasked for operations against Lorient. Crashed (reason not given) Plougasnou, 14km NNE of Morlaix in France.

    Crew as per your post, with the addition of P/O S.H.J White, who was the Pilot.

    KC HAMMONDS (Nav.)
    HB MOORSHEAD (Rear Gunner
    TL GRAY (Mid Upper Gunner)
    N. PRINGLE (Flight Engineer)
    R.G. WOODS (Bomb Aimer)
    MK BRETT (Wireless Operator)

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    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    From Chorley '44, page 29: -

    158 Squadron Halifax DT681, NP-J. Took off from Rufforth at 17:12 tasked for operations against Lorient. Crashed (reason not given) Plougasnou, 14km NNE of Morlaix in France.


    Greg


    Thanks a lot, Greg

    Gilles

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