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DAVIDSON, DOUGLAS

Aircraft Information
Aircraft Wellington
Serial Number HZ530
Markings HD-
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country United Kingdom
Burial/Memorial Place Driffield Cemetery
Grave Reference Grave 6224.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 153
Enlistment information
Service Number 411865
Service Royal New Zealand Air Force
Group 4
Squadron 466 (Australian)
Trade Navigator
Country of origin if different
Last Operation information
Start Date 12-May-1943
End Date 13-May-1943
Takeoff Station Leconfield
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Duisburg. 572 aircraft, 34 losses (5.9%). Near-perfect PFF marking lead to highly concentrated bombing and a significant improvement on the three preceding recent raids on Duisburg. The centre and port areas of the city were badly damaged, including four of the August Thyssen steel plants. Such was the success of this raid that no further raids were planned on Duisburg for some time.
Reason for Loss Crashed on high ground in bad weather near Driffield, Yorkshire