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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Halifax III
Serial Number LW436
Markings WL-Y
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country France
Burial/Memorial Place Drosay Churchyard, France
Grave Reference Grave 1.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 137
Enlistment information
Service Number J/88569
Service Royal Canadian Air Force
Group 6
Squadron 434 (Bluenose)
Trade Air Bomber
Country of origin if different Canada
Last Operation information
Start Date 04-Aug-1944
End Date 04-Aug-1944
Takeoff Station Croft
Day/Night raid Day
Operation Bois de Cassan- to attack a flying bomb storage site. Part of a 291 aircraft bomber force to attack both Bois de Cassan and Trossy St. Maxim sites by day and with good visibility. 4 aircraft lost. S/L I W Bazalgette of 635 Sqn was posthumously awarded a VC for his devotion to duty on this raid
Reason for Loss Crashed at Drosay, NNW of Doudeville, France