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    Can anyone provide details of the loss, on the night of 29/30 June 1942, of Halifax W7714 LQ-K from 405 Sqn please?

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    Hello Brian,

    From the relevant Chorley volume :
    Halifax II W7714 LQ-K, took off at 2306 from Pocklington to bomb Bremen. Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 0214 at Deersum (Friesland) 13 km SSW of Leeuwarden, Holland. F/Sgt Philp is buried in Rawderderhem (Deersum) Protestant churchyard ; the rest of the crew have no known grave.
    F/Sgt L. SIDNEY RCAF +
    Sgt C.W. WALSH RCAF +
    Sgt E.K. BRENNAN RCAF +
    Sgt G.A. WHITE +
    F/Sgt R.A.A. GORIEU RCAF +
    Sgt T.G. GUNN +
    F/Sgt C.P. PHILP +

    No. 405 Squadron lost two others crew that night, F/Sgt CHINN RAAF + 7, no survivor, W1113 LQ-G and F/L H. LIVERSIDGE + 6, only survivor was the rear gunner Sgt J. W. DUMOND RCAF, Pow, in W7715 LQ-H.


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    Much obliged Joss.

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