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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Halifax III
Serial Number LV782
Markings MH-E
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country France
Burial/Memorial Place Breteville sur Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Grave Reference XVIII. F. 3.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 261
Enlistment information
Service Number R/154885
Service Royal Canadian Air Force
Group 4
Squadron 51
Trade Air Bomber
Country of origin if different United States of America
Last Operation information
Start Date 29-Jun-1944
End Date 29-Jun-1944
Takeoff Station Snaith
Day/Night raid Day
Operation Villers-Bocage- to bomb a key road junction to prevent two German Panzer tank divisions from reaching the Normandy area. 266 aircraft bombed at low level to ensure maximum accuracy, at the orders of the Master Bomber. 1100 tons of bombs were dropped, scuppering the planned Panzer attack.
Reason for Loss