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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Halifax III
Serial Number LV782
Markings MH-E
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country France
Burial/Memorial Place Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery
Grave Reference XI. G. 1.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 192
Enlistment information
Service Number 1583474
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 4
Squadron 51
Trade Air Gunner
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Last Operation information
Start Date 29-Jun-1944
End Date 29-Jun-1944
Takeoff Station Snaith
Day/Night raid Day
Operation Villers-Bocage- to bomb a key road junction to prevent two German Panzer tank divisions from reaching the Normandy area. 266 aircraft bombed at low level to ensure maximum accuracy, at the orders of the Master Bomber. 1100 tons of bombs were dropped, scuppering the planned Panzer attack.
Reason for Loss