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Flight Sergeant Patrick William James RENDLE (420055) of the Royal Australian Air Force
Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax II JB907
Death of Death 1943-06-29 Age : 22 years.
Served in 78 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : Row 4. Grave 157. at Maastricht General Cemetery, Netherlands (Map)
More Details: SON OF CHARLES HENRY AND MARGARET KATHLEEN RENDLE, OF WEST COBURG, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date: 29 Jun 43 Aircraft: Halifax II JB907 Unit 78 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Limburg|
|Source||Henk Welting's Database|
|Aircrew details || |
Recorded in CWGC
|Sgt. T. I. L. DAGG 78 Sqdn - KIA 29/06/1943||Hi Russ
From Chorley BCL Vol 4. Halifax JB907,78 Sqn EY-,was believed shot down by a nightfighter and crashed at Valkenberg at 0125 whilst on an op to Cologne. Chorley mentions a possibility that flak batteries at Aachen may also have been involved.The crew were :-
Sgt P W J Rendle RAAF pilot
Sgt L Howarth F/Eng
Sgt G J Samuel Nav
Sgt C A Morris Bomb Aimer
Sgt T I L Dagg W/Op
Sgt F Hill M/U Gunner
Sgt W R Townsend RCAF Tail Gunner
All died and are buried in Maastricht General Cemetery
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 27th March 2008 03:32:26|
|Sgt. T. I. L. DAGG 78 Sqdn - KIA 29/06/1943||Hi RussG
The entry in Chorley's BCL 1943 shows the following info:
28/29 June 1943:
78 Sqn Halifax 2 JB907 EY- operation Koln
Sgt P W J Rendle RAAF +
Sgt L Howarth +
Sgt G J Samuel +
Sgt C A Morris +
Sgt T I L Dagg +
Sgt F Hill +
W R Townsend RCAF +
T/o Breighton. believed shot down by nightfighter, crashing 01.25 at Valkenburg (Limburg) 10km ENE of Maastricht, Holland.
All rest in Maastricht General cemetery.
Flak from batteriesnear Aachen are also mentioned as a possible cause leading to the destruction of this Halifax.
If only the Halifax i am tracing was so well documented in this way!!!
Hope this helps anyway.
regards Nick ....Read More.||big tyke on 27th March 2008 03:42:23|