Équennes

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Lancaster ME859 KM-S

44 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  07 juillet 1944
  Mission :  Bombardement du site de V1 de Saint Leu d'Esserent (60)
                                       
        Décollage : 
Dunholme Lodge à 22:33
     
        Causes du crash : 
 
        Lieu du crash : 
Équennes (80)
     
                                       
Sgt Lawrence Archibald CRITCHLEY RAF VR 1822207 KIA    
F/Sgt Frank Hubert GIBBERSON RAF 851417 KIA Auxiliary Air Force
F/O Dewhurst GRAAFF RAF VR 160154 KIA    
P/O Robert Bruce GROVES RAAF 409992 KIA    
F/O John Syney HODGE RAF VR 157045 KIA    
W/O Arthur HOLLAND RAF VR 1028124 KIA    
F/O Victor Davenant PURVIS RAF VR 158090 KIA Distinguished Flying Cross
                                       
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.
Flying Officer Victor Davenant PURVIS (158090), Roal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No 44 Squadron.
This Officer has completed many sorties, including attacks on such targets as Berlin, Munich, Milan and Turin. He has displayed a high standard of navigational ability and his efforts have contributed materially to the successes obtained. In addition, Pilot Officer Purvis has devoted much energy towards the training of other members of the squadron. His example of keenness and devotion to duty has been most commendable.
FIFTH SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 1st of FEBRUARY, 1944.