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    Default P/O Douglas Bradley, killed in Egypt, 27th July 1945

    Hi all,

    can anyone tell me how Pilot Officer Douglas Bradley (163317) was killed? No unit is listed on cwgc and he is buried in Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Douglas Bradley was one of six airmen killed in Liberator Mk VI, s/n EV934, of No. 1675 Heavy Conversion Unit.
    An in-flight fire caused a forced landing in which the aircraft crashed.

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    Excellent! Don't suppose you have the crew listing too? The information is for a relative of Bradley, who will be very pleased to learn any additional details on the accident.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Tom

    click on the cemetery name and then the cemtery records list. Sort by clicking on the date header and there are only six burials for this date, all RAF

    BRADLEY, DOUGLAS Pilot Officer 163317 27/07/1945 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 3. C. 3. MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY
    EVE, PETER JOHN NEWLAN Warrant Officer 1515315 27/07/1945 28 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 2. E. 20. MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY
    EATON, JOHN GEORGE Pilot Officer 193172 27/07/1945 20 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 2. E. 17. MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY
    VEITCH, THOMAS Sergeant 1822858 27/07/1945 20 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 2. E. 19. MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY
    ASHTON, PETER JOHN Sergeant 1813703 27/07/1945 20 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 3. A. 1. MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY
    CORNOCK, WILLIAM EDWARD Flying Officer 186723 27/07/1945 21 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 3. C. 1. MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Confirming all those on Dennis' list were on board EV934. There may have been others, who survived, but as this was a training flight the full complement of crew may not have been carried.

    The location of the crash was one mile southeast of Abu Sueir.

    The flight was described as " an early morning training flight."
    Last edited by angelsonefive; 17th November 2014 at 00:01.

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    That's great, cheers!

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    Hello Tom - Pilot Officer Douglas Bradley was my uncle although I never knew him. Would be interested to learn of your interest in him. I do know that a nephew of mine may be trying to find out more about him as he wants to visit his grave in Moascar. Look forward to your reply - regards Gillian Jarrett (nee Bradley).

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