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Crash site of Whirlwind P7057-C
25/04/1943

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crest raf squadron
Unit: 137 Squadron
Aircraft: Whirlwind
Code: P7057-C
Base:
Mission: Reconnaissance
Crew officer: Fl/O REBBETOY, JAMES REGINALD
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Strong West wind, Cloudy. Sgt Thould coming in to land, held off at 30 feet and wrote off a Whirlwind near the Watch Office. This was the first accident to be ascribed to carelessness, for ten months. Sgt Thould was detached forthwith to the Air Crew Refresher Course at Brighton.
Sgt Thould, was in fact; 1246400/175972 P/O (Pilot) John THOULD RAFVR. He was killed in action on 13-10-1944, in No.263 Sqn. Typhoon Ib MN476. Shot down by flak, south-east of Hoogstraten.

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James rebetoy (Find a Grave)

Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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