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Sergeant Frank HILL (1699994) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax II JB907
 IBCC

Death of Death 1943-06-29 Age : 19 years.

Served in 78 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Row 4. Grave 161. at Maastricht General Cemetery, Netherlands (Map)

More Details: SON OF JOSEPH AND ROSE HILL, OF LONGSIGHT, MANCHESTER.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 29 Jun 43 Aircraft: Halifax II JB907 Unit 78 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Limburg
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SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantTheodore Ivan Lishman DAGG (1035453) Wireless Op Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantFrank HILL (1699994) Air Gunner Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantLeslie HOWARTH (1146906) Flight Engi Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantCecil Andrew MORRIS (1337838) Navigator ( Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
Flight SergeantPatrick William James RENDLE (420055) Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantGwilym John SAMUEL (591204) Navigator Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam Russell TOWNSEND (R/92330) Air Gunner Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery

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