*** Hampden Mk.I - AD972 - EQ-? ***

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Crew: Hampden Mk.I - AD972 - EQ-? - 07 Nov 1941 - mission: Osnabrück, Germany
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R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF

933248 - Sergeant - Observer - Bernard William Palastanga - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Hindeloopen Cemetery - Grave 5

...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - W. R. Wilkinson - RAFVR

...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - Morgan - RAFVR
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On the night of the 6/7 November 1941, 408 RCAF Squadron were operating
Hampden Bombers from RAF Syerston
Sgt. Palastanga was the Observer in Hampden AD972 EQ-? which took off as part of
a raid on Germany (Target not identified) ... Osnabrück, Germany - info PATS
As they were crossing the Dutch coast returning from bombing the target
Hampden Mk.I - AD972 - EQ-? was attacked by a Messerschmitt 110 night-fighter
The aircraft was immediately put into a diving cork-screw to port manoeuvre
and contact was lost with the enemy aircraft but not before it had fired
several bursts of machine gun and cannon fire
A crew check was made by the pilot to which Sgt. Palastanga did not respond
On checking his position the escape hatch was found open
Sgt. Palastanga had evidently bailed out as his stowed parachute was missing from the rack
Sgt. Palastanga was reported as missing - believed killed in action

933248 - Sergeant - Observer - Bernard William Palastanga - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Hollington, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, UK -



SGLO - T1325B - NO crash !!!

Hampden MK.I - AD972 - EQ-? - 07 Nov 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 4

R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF 933248 - Sergeant - Observer - Bernard William Palastanga - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA ...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - W. R. Wilkinson - RAFVR ...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - Morgan - RAFVR

- 1 KIA - 3 RTD -

DADSON - PALASTANGA(†) - WILKINSON - MORGAN


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