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Sergeant Douglas George John TOWNSEND (580075) of the Royal Air Force

Observer

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Hampden I L4094
 AIR81/1208

Death of Death 1940-07-26 Age : 23 years.

Served in 83 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 20. D. 8. at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: SON OF FREDERICK WILLIAM AND MARTHA ELIZABETH TOWNSEND, OF LISKEARD, CORNWALL.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 26 Jul 40 Aircraft: Hampden I L4094 Unit 83 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off from Scampton to attack targets along the Dortmund-Ems Kanal. Crashed near Fl_ren 4 km NW of Wesel Germany.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantGeoffrey Wyatt JONES (590727) Pilot Hampden I L4094  AIR81/1208 1940-07-2683 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantDouglas George John TOWNSEND (580075) Observer Hampden I L4094  AIR81/1208 1940-07-2683 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerWilliam Oliver Digby TWEDDELL (40767) Pilot Hampden I L4094  AIR81/1208 1940-07-2683 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery

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