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WILSON, THOMAS

Aircraft Information
Aircraft Manchester
Serial Number R5789
Markings QR-
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country United Kingdom
Burial/Memorial Place Golders Green Crematorium
Grave Reference Panel 3.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 1
Panel Number 118
Enlistment information
Service Number 63816
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Group 5
Squadron 61
Trade 2nd pilot
Country of origin if different
Casualty pack number
RAF Casualty Pack P365259/42
Fellow Servicemen
MATTHEWS DS (P/O)
Last Operation information
Start Date 09-Jan-1942
End Date 09-Jan-1942
Takeoff Station North Luffenham
Day/Night raid Day
Operation Cherbourg
Reason for Loss An engine caught fire outbound and, after ordering the other crew members to bale out, the pilots attempted to make an emergency landing, only to hit trees near Tidworth Barracks, Wiltshire