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|Pilot FLT Lt. A. A. Cambridge
Co-Pilot WOFF F. Crawford, 425611
Navigator FLTLT John Richard Parkinson, 411371 (KIA) Arncliffe, NSW
Bombardier PLTOFF G. W. Rhodes, 413255
Flight Engineer SGT A. G. Cullen, 19835
Wireless PLTOFF S. N. Johnson, 416767
Wireless FLTLT V. Scanlon, 416131 (WIA)
Gunner FLGOFF John Mcpherson Pitt, 401830 (KIA) Brighton, VIC
Gunner SGT E. W. Jennings, 443957
Gunner SGT E. L. Francis, 442341
Crashed February 3, 1945 at 11:55pm
At approximately 11:55pm, the Liberator crashed through trees and landed on an even keel. The trees helped to retard speed and the final impact was not very severe. Fire broke out in the nose and under the flight deck, presumably caused by the auxiliary power unit smashing on impact.
Two of the crew: Parkinson and Pitt were killed in the crash. Sgt Francis had his foot jammed in the waist gunner's area. He was freed eventually by Coward and Rhodes. The aircraft was well ablaze now. PLTOFF Rhodes carried out Jennings, dangerously injured, to safety. Scanlon, also dangerously injured, had managed to throw himself out of the aircraft and was carried to safety by Cambridge and Crawford. Coward was slightly injured.
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