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Flying Officer Philip WADSWORTH (53497) of the Royal Air Force

Flight Engineer

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III ND409
 IBCC

Death of Death 1944-04-28 Age : 22 years.

Served in 156 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 4. D. 1-7. at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: SON OF TOM AND MONA KATHLEEN MAY WADSWORTH, OF DRIFFIELD, YORKSHIRE; HUSBAND OF MARGARET ANNIE WADSWORTH, OF DRIFFIELD.

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London Gazette Entries

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NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
53497572687 Philip WADSWORTHLondon Gazette supplement : 36276 , Dated 1943-12-03 , Download #36276
53497P WADS WORTHLondon Gazette supplement : 36520 , Dated 1944-05-16 , Download #36520
1534971132612 Gerald Francis ORRYLondon Gazette supplement : 36248 , Dated 1943-11-12 , Download #36248
153497F ORRYLondon Gazette supplement : 36458 , Dated 1944-04-04 , Download #36458

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 28 Apr 44 Aircraft: Lancaster III ND409 Unit 156 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 2235 27 April 1944 from Upwood. shot down by a night-fighter crashing into a wooded area 1 km W of Neuhausen (Engen) 2 km S of Engen.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantJohn Reginald DODDS (403838) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Group CaptainEric Cecil EATON (37224) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth Gordon FRANKLIN (402991) Air Bomber Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderLeslie Henry GLASSPOOL (110789) Navigator ( Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantColin Alfred KIDD (42952) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRobert George SHARLAND (138832) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerPhilip WADSWORTH (53497) Flight Engi Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
156 Squadron's ND345/GT-C on 20/02/1944Here is another. 156 Sqn Lancaster ND409 lost on Friedrichshafen raid. G/C E C Eaton DFC F/O P Wadsworth S/L L H Glasspool DFC F/O K G Franklin DFC RNZAF S/L J R Dodds DFC RAAF F/L C A Kidd F/O R G Sharland DFC Shot down by Gruppenkommander III/NJG 5 Paul Zorner. All the Lancaster KIA. Regards, John. ....Read More.John Williams on 27th June 2009 11:42:24
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