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Sergeant Amar Chandra DE (917035) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Wellington III HF673

Death of Death 1943-02-05

Served in 21 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 140. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom (Map)

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AIR81/21347Sergeant A C De (Indian), Flying Officer H L Martin, Sergeant R McKenzie, Sergeant G Scott, Sergeant E H J Groves: missing believed killed; Wellington HF673, 1 Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit, aircraft failed to complete transit flight, Portreath, Gibraltar, 5 February 1943.C18306892

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 05 Feb 43 Aircraft: Wellington III HF673 Unit 1 OADU Airfield /Crash Location , UK/Sea
SourceHenk Welting's Database
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantAmar Chandra DE (917035) Wellington III HF673  IBCC 1943-02-0521 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantErnest Henry Joseph GROVES (1316856) Wellington III HF673  Forum Post 1943-02-051 OADU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerHerbert Leslie MARTIN (126881) Wellington III HF673  Forum Post 1943-02-051 OADU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRoy McKENZIE (930769) Wellington III HF673  IBCC 1943-02-0521 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeorge SCOTT (978133) Wellington III HF673  Forum Post 1943-02-051 OADU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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