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Plt Off Eric Victor John PURNELL (136323) of the RAF
London Gazette Entries
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|Number||Name /Text ||London Gazette Details|
|136323||754978 Eric Victor John PURNELL||London Gazette issue : 35868 , Dated 1943-01-15 , Download #35868 |
|136323||E V J PURNELL||London Gazette supplement : 36104 , Dated 1943-07-20 , Download #36104 |
|136323||E V J PURNELL||London Gazette supplement : 36830 , Dated 1944-12-05 , Download #36830 |
Captivity Details for Eric Victor John PURNELL 136323
National Archives AIR81 - Fuzzy Search
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/21250||Sergeant L J Hammond (RAAF), Sergeant J A Daragon, Warrant Officer L O'Neill-Weakley (RCAF): killed; Pilot Officer Purnell, Sergeant Street, Sergeant Best, Sergeant Hough: prisoners of war; Lancaster DT721, 51 Squadron, aircraft failed to return from an operational flight, Dusseldorf, Germany, 27 January 1943.||C18306795|
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date: 27 Jan 43 Aircraft: Halifax II DT721 Unit 51 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Noord-Brabant|
|Details||Took off 1750 27 Jan 1943 from Snaith. Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed in the grounds of Huize Padua Mental Hospital between Boeken and Gemert (Noord Brabant) Holland.|
|Source||Henk Welting's Database|
|Aircrew details || |
Recorded in CWGC
|Flight Lieutenant Krishna DANDEKER (177755) AG W/OP - DFC||Hello,
More on Dandeker:
Sgt K Dandeker was a W.Op-AG aboard No.51 Sqn Whitley Z9144:MH-O, which attacked and damaged U-256, on 31 August, 1942:
68187 F/L (Pilot) Edward O'Connor TANDY
R/67735 F/Sgt (2nd Pilot) Lawrence O'Neill WEAKLEY RCAF - + 27/28-1-1943 No.51 Sqn Halifax II DT721 - BCL4/28
Sgt (Obs.) W J MUSSEN
930293 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Krishna DANDEKER
754978 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Eric Victor John PURNELL - PoW 27/28-1-1943 No.51 Sqn Halifax II DT721 - BCL4/28 (later P/O 136323).
1193714 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Robert George SHARLAND - + 27/28-4-194 No.156 Sqn Lancaster III ND509 - BCL5/197- (DFC - 51 Sqn  LG:14-9-1943 p.4079).
Swift and Sure:Eighty Years of No.51 Squadron RAF (York's Own Squadron)
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