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 Whitley V  P5018


Incidents/Accidents

DateAircraftUnitPilot NameLocation
01 Jul 41 Whitley V P5018 10 Sqdn Germany
RemarksTook off 2347 30 June 1941 from Leeming. Cause of loss and crash-site not established.Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation Aircraft AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/7279Whitley V P5018Pilot Officer J Barrett, Sergeant W R P Rice: killed; Pilot Officer W M W Fowler, Sergeant J W Davidson, Sergeant H H Joslin: prisoners of war; aircraft shot down and crashed, Altendorf, Germany, Whitley P5018, 10 Squadron, 1 July 1941.C16756576

Casualties in the CWGC Register for Whitley V P5018

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerJohn BARRETT (60820) Pilot Whitley V P5018  AIR81/7279 1941-07-0110 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam James Pickering RICE (945054) Observer Whitley V P5018  AIR81/7279 1941-07-0110 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery

Prisoners of War for Whitley V P5018

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
SgtJohn William DAVIDSON (974838) Whitley V P5018 1941-07-0110 SqdnStalag Luft L1 Barth Vogelsang
Plt OffWilliam Menzies Weekes FOWLER (42829) Whitley V P5018 1941-07-0110 SqdnStalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria
SgtHerbert Henry JOSLIN (924490) Whitley V P5018 1941-07-0110 SqdnStalag 357 Kopernikus

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