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Dakota FZ563

Aircraft Model:Douglas Dakota Mk. III
Constructor's No.:12098
Identities:42-108825; FZ563
Units:No. 117 Squadron, RAF

Timeline

1 June 1944Aircraft was one of 18 that departed Sylhet to conduct a daytime supply dropping mission in Burma. Dakota FZ563 failed to return from the mission.
Pilot: W/O ALLAN FREDERICK CAMPBELL, RAAF 32180 (Missing)
F/Sgt ERNEST SQUIRE, RAFVR 1316095 (Missing)
F/Sgt DENNIS ROBERT JONES, RAFVR 1801507 (Missing)
F/O HAROLD GORDON TACKABERRY, RCAF J/14180 (Missing)
P/O CLARE PYMER McWILLIAMS, RCAF J/87590 (Missing)
Lt NORMAN FREDERICK WALTON PEDDER, British Army 292950 (Missing)
Pte JOHN TERENCE SYKES, British Army 3719125 (Missing)

References

Baugher, J. 2017 1942 USAAF Serial Numbers (42-91974 to 42-110188). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 7 October 2017 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_5.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1946, CAMPBELL, Allan Frederick - (Pilot Officer); Service Number - 32180; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Dakota 111 F 563; Place - Myitkyina, Burma; Date - 1 June 1944, A705, 166/7/529.

Record updated on 7 October 2017.


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