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Plt Off Eric Victor John PURNELL (136323) of the RAF

London Gazette Entries

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NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
136323754978 Eric Victor John PURNELLLondon Gazette issue : 35868 , Dated 1943-01-15 , Download #35868
136323E V J PURNELLLondon Gazette supplement : 36104 , Dated 1943-07-20 , Download #36104
136323E V J PURNELLLondon Gazette supplement : 36830 , Dated 1944-12-05 , Download #36830

Captivity Details for Eric Victor John PURNELL 136323

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
Plt OffEric Victor John PURNELL (136323) Halifax II DT721 1943-01-2751 Sqdn257Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria

National Archives AIR81 - Fuzzy Search

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/21250Sergeant 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
DetailsTook 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.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJohn Alexander DARAGON (1321773) Air Bomber Halifax II DT721  IBCC 1943-01-2751 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsEindhoven (Woensel) General Ce
Flight SergeantLouis James HAMMOND (400255) Halifax II DT721  IBCC 1943-01-2751 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsEindhoven (Woensel) General Ce
Warrant Officer Class ILawrence O'neill WEAKLEY (R/67735) Halifax II DT721  IBCC 1943-01-2751 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsGroesbeek Canadian War Cemeter

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