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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Halifax II
Serial Number W1061
Markings EY-
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country Belgium
Burial/Memorial Place Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp
Grave Reference II. H. 13.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 201
Enlistment information
Service Number R/71746
Service Royal Canadian Air Force
Group 4
Squadron 78
Trade Pilot
Country of origin if different Canada
Fellow Servicemen
Last Operation information
Start Date 11-Aug-1942
End Date 12-Aug-1942
Takeoff Station Middleton St. George
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Mainz. 154 aircraft. Centre of Mainz was badly damaged, including many ancient and cultural buildings such as the museum and castle.
Reason for Loss Coned in the target area and severely hit by flak, taking out both port engines and injuring several of the crew. Finished off by a night-fighter and crashed at Wommelgem, east of Antwerp