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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Lancaster III
Serial Number ME695
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country United Kingdom
Burial/Memorial Place Brookwood Military Cemetery
Grave Reference 54. J. 10.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 224
Enlistment information
Service Number R/178830
Service Royal Canadian Air Force
Group 3
Squadron 15 (XV)
Trade Air Gunner
Country of origin if different Canada
Last Operation information
Start Date 30-Jun-1944
End Date 30-Jun-1944
Takeoff Station
Day/Night raid Day
Operation Villiers-Bockage
Reason for Loss Passed under PB178 so close that the tail plane struck the rear gun turret, killing the rear gunner and also two of the PB178 crew. Two further crew from PB178 were able to bale out, the ones who did not perished when the aircraft crashed at Midhurst, Sussex