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[RAF Elsham Wolds] [Local Crashes] [31 July 1942  415 Sqn]

31 July 1942 - 415 Squadron, RAF North Coates – Handley Page Hampden I – AD762 – W/O B D R McComb RCAF – Duty Convoy protection operation.

Location – 2 miles from North Coates near Donna Nook.

Handley Page Hampden Coastal Command

Handley Page Hampden Coastal Command

415 Squadron Handley Page Hampden I returned from a convoy protection duty with engine trouble. The visibility was very poor with thick fog and after several landing attempts the aircraft crashed about two miles away near Donna Nook

W/O Bud Douglas Roy McComb RCAF - Pilot – 415 Sqn - North Cotes St Nicholas Churchyard, Lincolnshire.

F/S Mandel Bloomfield RCAF – Observer – 21 – 415 Sqn - Son of Harry L. and Rebecca (née Shaw) Bloomfield of 123rd Street in Edmonton – Grimsby Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, Nunsthorpe, Grimsby

F/S Roy Milton Ennis RCAF – Wireless operator/Air gunner - 22 - 415 Sqn - Son of Joseph and Ruth Read Ennis, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada – North Cotes St Nicholas Churchyard, Lincolnshire.

F/S John Henry Labelle RCAF– Wireless operator/Air gunner - 32 – 415 Sqn - North Cotes St Nicholas Churchyard, Lincolnshire.

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McComb crew Ennis Bloomfield McComb Labelle

McComb crew L to R Ennis Bloomfield McComb Labelle

415 Squadron McComb and Porter

Bud McComb on right with friend

415 Squadron Bloomfield

Bloomfield newspaper cutting

McComb grave

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Bloomfield grave

Bloomfield grave

Ennis grave

Ennis grave

Labelle grave

Labelle grave

Compiled by David Fell with Photos from my archive and the Canadian Virtual War Museum

 

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