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Flight Sergeant Alfred Frank SHERRY (418982) of the Royal Australian Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Catalina Ib FP193
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Death of Death 1944-01-09 Age : 20 years.

Served in 131 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Plot 2. Grave 53. at Irvinestown Church Of Ireland , United Kingdom (Map)

More Details: SON OF FREDERICK WILLIAM AND ALICE RUBY SHERRY, OF RICHMOND, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 09 Jan 44 Aircraft: Catalina In FP193 Unit 131 OTU Airfield /Crash Location ,
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SourceCoastal Command and Fleet Air Arm Losses Forum
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Date: 09 Jan 44 Aircraft: Catalina Ib FP193 Unit 131 OTU Airfield /Crash Location , N.Ireland/Sea
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SourceHenk Welting's Database
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Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantHarry BAGLEY (1431670) Catalina Ib FP193  Forum Post 1944-01-09131 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantEdward Leroy GROS (1649541) Catalina Ib FP193  Forum Post 1944-01-09131 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantStanley Oswald HILL (1591061) Air Gunner Catalina Ib FP193  Forum Post 1944-01-09131 OTU United KingdomIrvinestown Church Of Ireland
SergeantIvor George HOWELLS (1600260) Flight Engi Catalina Ib FP193  Forum Post 1944-01-09131 OTU United KingdomTrealaw Cemetery
Flight SergeantAlfred Frank SHERRY (418982) Catalina Ib FP193  Forum Post 1944-01-09131 OTU United KingdomIrvinestown Church Of Ireland
Flight SergeantBernard Edward SMITH (1335224) Pilot Catalina Ib FP193  Forum Post 1944-01-09131 OTU United KingdomWimbledon (Gap Road) Cemetery
SergeantRobert Hugh Davis WATSON (1339833) Navigator Catalina Ib FP193  Forum Post 1944-01-09131 OTU United KingdomIrvinestown Church Of Ireland

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440109 - Unaccounted Airmen - 9-1-1944Hello, Re: (UK) - BAGLEY, GROS, HILL, HOWELLS, SMITH and WATSON 9-1-1944 No.131 OTU, Castle Archdale. Catalina IB FP193 Took off Killadeas, 0915, engaged in a non-operational low-level bombing exercise, and was making its second run over the target when it crashed on Lough Erne, County Fermanagh. It appeared that the pilot who was turning on to the target failed to pull out of a diving turn and flew straight into the water, crashing half-a-mile from the target. The surface of the Lough was calm and there were streaks on the surface. 1335224 F/Sgt (Pilot) Bernard Edward SMITH RAFVR + 1339833 Sgt (Nav.) Robert Hugh Davis WATSON RAFVR + AUS418982 F/Sgt (Nav./B.) Alfred Frank SHERRY RAAF + 1431670 Sgt Harry BAGLEY RAFVR + (Missing) 1591061 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Stanley Oswald HILL RAFVR + Sgt (Fitt./Air Gnr.) L R B LEE - Seriously Injured Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) ALDRIDGE - Slightly Injured Sgt (WOM./Air Gnr.) LIDDLE - Slightly Injured 1600260 Sgt (Flt. Engr.) Ivor George HOWELLS RAFVR + 1649541 Sgt Edward Leroy GROS RAFVR + (Missing) It appears as if the pilot misjudged his height badly and continued his diving turn too low. The flame floats carried in the aircraft ignited when the plane submerged, and this lit up the petrol and oil escaped from the damaged tanks. Per: Alan Storr. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 20th October 2013 12:24:09

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