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SMITH, 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. G. 22.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 244
Enlistment information
Service Number 1289965
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 4
Squadron 466 (Australian)
Trade Air Bomber
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
KIRK WJR (F/L)
MASON JE (F/O)
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