Sailly-Flibeaucourt

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Halifax LK873 MP-S

76 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  19 juillet 1944
  Mission :  Bombardement d'un site de V1 au Bois d'Acquet, à Neuilly-le-Dien (80)
                                       
        Décollage : 
Holme on Spalding à 22:08
     
        Causes du crash : 
Abattu par un chasseur de nuit (Oblt Wener Hopf)
        Lieu du crash : 
Sailly Flibeaucourt (80)
     
                                       
P/O David Ellis BLOCKLEY A/G RAF VR 175588 KIA Distinguished Flying Medal
Sgt Ronald NEVILL F/Eng RAF VR 1802280 KIA  
F/Sgt Fred PHILLIPS A/G RAF VR 2208843 KIA  
Sgt Wilfred RAY WOP A/G RAF VR 1138809 KIA  
P/O Alexander Gordon RODGERS A/B RAAF 421628 KIA  
F/Lt Paul Ernest SINCLAIR Pil RAAF 420288 KIA Distinguished Flying Cross
F/O Gwynfor WATKINS Nav RAF VR 140880 KIA  
                                       
Distinguished Flying Cross.
Flying Officer Paul Ernest SINCLAIR (Aus.420288), Royal Australian Air Force, No 76 Squadron.
Distinguished Flying Medal.
948247 Flight Sergeant David Ellis BLOCKLEY, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No 76 Squadron.
This officer and airman were pilot and rear gunner respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack Nuremberg one night in March, 1944. On the outward flight, Flight Sergeant Blockley sighted a fighter coming in to attack and promptly warned his pilot. Coolly and skilfully, Flying Officer Sinclair manoeuvred to a good position from which Floght Sergeant Blockley delivred a burst of machine gun fire which hit the enemy aircraft, causing it to explode. Flying Officer Sinclair then resumed his course to the target and executed a successful attack. This officer and airman displayed much skill and excellent co-operation and proved themselves to be valiant members of aircraft crew. They are completed many sorties.
FOURTH SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 2nd of MAY, 1944.