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04/05.11.1944. No.76 Squadron R.A.F. Halifax III LL577 Fl/Sgt. Cole. Location: Jalhay (Liege) Belgium.
Mission: Bochum

Date: 4th/5th November 1944

Unit: No. 76 Squadron

Type: Halifax III

Serial: LL577

Code: MP-M

Base: Holme-on-Spalding Moor.

Location: Jalhay (Liege) Belgium.

Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Douglas Neville Cole 1600897 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed

Fl/Eng: Sgt. Thomas Finbar Craddock 1867543 R.A.F.V.R. Age 23. Killed

Nav: Sgt. Ernest Albert Goudie 1563229 R.A.F.V.R. Age 31. Killed

Air/Bmr: Fl/Sgt. Douglas William Plumley 1332775 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. David James Dodgson 1479658 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed

Air/Gnr: Sgt. Walter Frederick Day 3005518 R.A.F.V.R. Age 19. Killed

Air/Gnr: Sgt. Edmond Fitton 3040322 R.A.F.V.R. Age 20. Killed

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Halifax III warming up (I.W.M.)

REASON FOR LOSS:


Took-off 1739 hrs from Holm-on-Spalding Moor. Aircraft crashed at Jalhay (Liege), 7 km South East of Ververs, reason unknown. All were first taken for burial to Aubel, some 12 km North North West of Ververs, since then their remains were transferred to Hotton War Cemetery.

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Navigator Sgt. Ernest Albert Goudie and his grave at Hotton.

Burial details:

Fl/Sgt. Douglas Neville Cole. Hotton War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 1.
Son of John Cecil and Milfred Dorothy Cole, of Coulsdon, Surrey.

Sgt. Thomas Finbar Craddock. Hotton War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 7.
Son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth Craddock, of Dublin, Irish Republic.

Sgt. Ernest Albert Goudie. Hotton War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 4.
Son of Robert John and Jemima Catherine Goudie, of Edinburgh; husband of Elizabeth H. Goudie, of Edinburgh.

Fl/Sgt. Douglas William Plumley. Hotton War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 5.
Son of William John Plumley, and of Ina Doris Plumley, of Croydon, Surrey.

Sgt. David James Dodgson. Hotton War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 6.
Son of David and Edwardina Dodgson.

Sgt. Walter Frederick Day. Hotton War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 2.
Son of William Frances Day and Alice May Day, of South Norwood, Surrey.

Sgt. Edmond Fitton. Hotton War Cemetery. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 3.
Son of Edmund and Lily Fitton, of Huddersfield.

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Hotton War Cemetery


Researched by: David King (Aircrew Remembrance Society) for Goodie family.

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