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    Default Sgt Arthur Longstaff #31OTU-19.4.1943

    Can anyone provide details on the rest of the crew and their deaths.Many thanks.

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    From: http://www.debertmilitarymuseum.org/RAFDeaths.html

    LONGSTAFF, Arnold - Sgt - RAF - 645930
    from Newcastle on Tyne, England, killed in action April 19, 1943 Age 23

    31 Operational Training Unit, Debert, Nova Scotia

    Hudson aircraft AM773 lost during a patrol.
    P/O J. Howard-Bangs, Sgt J.A. Gillis (RCAF) and Sgt P.M. Burns (RAAF) were also killed.

    Sergeant A. Longstaff is buried in Sec1, Grave 8, in the Holy Trinity Old Cemetery, Middleton.

    And CWGC confirms that it was Arnold, not Arthur

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    Name: HOWARD-BANGS, JEFFREY
    Initials: J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 19/04/1943
    Service No: 49980
    Additional information: Son of Horace and Yolande Howard-Bangs, of Guildford, Surrey, England.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 2. Column 2.
    Memorial: OTTAWA MEMORIAL

    Name: GILLIS, JOHN ARCHIBALD
    Initials: J A
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Date of Death: 19/04/1943
    Service No: R/104470
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 2. Column 5.
    Memorial: OTTAWA MEMORIAL

    Name: BURNS, PHILIP MAXWELL
    Initials: P M
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Age: 19
    Date of Death: 19/04/1943
    Service No: 421242
    Additional information: Son of Arthur Mostyn Burns and Rita Winifred Burns, of Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 381. Grave 1.
    Cemetery: TRURO (TERRACE HILL) CEMETERY

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    Thanks so much Amrit-Just the info that i needed.many thanks!

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