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PIPER, JOHN

Aircraft Information
Aircraft Halifax V
Serial Number DG277
Markings OO-F
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country United Kingdom
Burial/Memorial Place Coulsdon (St. John) Churchyard, Coulsdon and Purley
Grave Reference Grave 259.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 226
Enlistment information
Service Number 1880334
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 4
Squadron 1663 HCU A Flt
Trade Flight Engineer
Country of origin if different United Kingdom
Miscellaneous information
Henceforth the speed for such training sorties was raised to 160 knots
Last Operation information
Start Date 14-Aug-1944
End Date 15-Aug-1944
Takeoff Station Rufforth
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Training- night navigation exercise
Reason for Loss Flew into high ground in poor visibility at Long Marston near York