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    Default 580776 WO Henry John DAVIS

    Good morning all,

    Can anyone shed any light on the circumstances of the death of the above Warrant Officer. I believe that he was killed in an crash on 28th October 1944, but am struggling to find any further information.

    He flew as an Observer with No. 78 Squadron in 1940 before moving to No. 10 Squadron. He crashed in Italy on the night of 15/16 October 1940 following an attack on MILAN and was made a POW; but escaped in September 1943 and made his way back to allied lines. He was then killed on 28th October 1944, an entry on Ancestry suggests that this was at Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

    Does anyone have any further information on the crash or his service?

    Many thanks

    Daz

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    Default Re: 580776 WO Henry John DAVIS

    Daz,
    Deaths Q4 1944, Davis, Henry J 26, Nthmbld W. 10b 409 (the parish of Haltwhistle is in the Northumberland W Reg District) and from which Cause of Death can be obtained.
    WARRANT OFFICER HENRY JOHN DAVIS, Service Number: 580766, Royal Air Force (Direct Entry Aircrew 1 Aug 1935 onwards)
    Date of Death 28 October 1944, Age 26, Commemorated at COVENTRY (CANLEY) CREMATORIUM.
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Default Re: 580776 WO Henry John DAVIS

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...022#post102022

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    Default Re: 580776 WO Henry John DAVIS

    Many thanks to Peter and Paul, much appreciated.

    Daz

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