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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Halifax II
Serial Number V9987
Markings DY-U
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country Germany
Burial/Memorial Place Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Grave Reference 6. B. 14.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 200
Enlistment information
Service Number 623752
Service Royal Air Force
Group 4
Squadron 102 CF
Trade Flight Engineer
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Miscellaneous information
Date of crash 26/6/42. Killed when an allied fighter strafed the PoW column ion which he was marching
Fellow Servicemen
Last Operation information
Start Date 25-Jun-1942
End Date 25-Jun-1942
Takeoff Station Topcliffe
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Bremen. 960 Bomber Command aircraft were joined by 102 from Coastal Command. The stiff wind that kept cloud cover away by day dropped, allowing cloud to form over the target and made identification difficult. Attack mainly centred on the Focke-Wulf factory and the A. G. Weser and Deschimag shipyards. Gee equipped markers lit fires which most bombers then bombed, making the results more impressive than the Essen 1000 bomber raid. Very high OTU losses due to old aircraft and inexperience, making total losses 5%. 91 Group lost 11.6% of its aircraft
Reason for Loss Lost over Germany