Coulonvillers

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Lancaster LL853 WS-W

9 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  25 juin 1944
  Mission :  Bombardement d'un site de V1 à Prouville (80)
                                       
        Décollage : 
Bardney à 22:51
     
        Causes du crash : 
Abattu par un chasseur de nuit
        Lieu du crash : 
Coulonvillers (80)
     
                                       
Sgt Stanley James ABBOTT A/G RAF VR 1880551 KIA  
W/O Richard William AGG WOP A/G RAF VR 1260468 KIA Distinguished Flying Medal 
P/O Herbert BLAYDES Nav RCAF J/88416 KIA  
F/Sgt Norman Wells BROWN A/B RAF VR 1323802 KIA  
Sgt David Arthur Keith DAVISON F/Eng RAF VR 1891953 KIA  
Sgt Henry GARRATT A/G RAF VR 1591218 POW  
F/Sgt John Edward HALSHAW Pil RAF VR 1450069 KIA  
Sgt William WILSON   RAF VR 533348 POW  
                                       
Distinguished Flying Medal
1260468, Sergeant Richard William AGG, No, 214 Squadron,
1357708, Sergeant John McGOWN, No. 214 Squadron
One night in July 1942, Warrant Officer Johnson and Sergeant Agg and McGown were captain and air gunners respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack Saarbrucken. Before the target was reached, the aircraft was engaged by a Messerschmitt 110. Sergeant Agg and McGown met several attacks with resolute fire and succeeded in destroying the attacker. The skilful airmanship of Warrant Officer Johnson contributed materially to this success. On another occasion in August, 1942, this air crew were detailed to attack Nuremberg. On the outward flight, whilst still a considerable distance from the target, their aircraft was intercepted by an enemy fighter. Skilful manoeuvring by Warrant Officer Johnson enabled his gunners to deliver their fire from a favourable position and destroy the attacker. Despite damage sustained to his aircraft, Warrant Officer Johnson continued his mission, located his target and bombed it. These airmen have displayed praiseworthy determination to achieve their purpose
SECOND SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE of FRIDAY, the 25th of SEPTEMBER, 1942.