Stirling I W7508 (OJ-D) took off 23:15 hrs on June 5, 1942 from Lakenheath, United Kingdom for an operation over Essen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter (Oberleutnant Walter Barte, /Nachtjagdgeschwader 4) and the bomber crashed at l'Ecluse, Belgium.
Pilot: Pilot Officer (121334) Peter Levinge Clayton - Killed in action.
Pilot: Sergeant (1365131) James Hutchison Mouat - Killed in action.
Flight Engineer: Sergeant (568970) Michael Joseph Kelleher - Killed in action.
Observer: Pilot Officer (108245) David Morgan Price Jones - Killed in action.
Bomb Aimer: Sergeant (1172551) D. Poynter - Prisoner of War at Stalag 357 Kopernikus.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sergeant (1167271) Thomas Alfred George - Killed in acton.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sergeant (1286635) John Frederick Gwyther - Killed in action.
Air Gunner: Sergeant (1287042) Benjamin Frederick Goldsmith - Evaded (Comete Line). Killed in Action 2 October 1942.
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