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KIRK, WILLIAM

Aircraft Information
Aircraft Wellington X
Serial Number HE164
Markings HD-
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country Belgium
Burial/Memorial Place Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp
Grave Reference II. H. 11.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 194
Enlistment information
Service Number 42007
Service Royal Air Force
Group 4
Squadron 466 (Australian)
Trade Pilot
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Miscellaneous information
The tailplane of the aircraft stands on a plinth near the crash site which bears the name of the crew
Fellow Servicemen
MASON JE (F/O)
SMITH WE 965 (F/S)
Last Operation information
Start Date 14-Feb-1943
End Date 15-Feb-1943
Takeoff Station Leconfield
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Cologne. 243 aircraft, 9 lost (3.7%). PFF used H2S to mark the target with sky-markers. Limited success.
Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed SE of Meerhout, Antwerp