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Richard Clounch

Military

KIFA struck barrage balloon cable during landing at Grave's End, piloting Mosquito NS558.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • NS558

    Mosquito
    Mid-air - Collision - struck barrage balloon cable during landing at Gravesend - 1m SW of RAF Gravesend, Kent, 21/6/44 - Capt Richard F Clounch (pilot) and 2nd Lt Connor C O'Connor (nav.) - killed.

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 12:32:48 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The 25th Bomb Group Book (rcn) in World War II by Norman Malayney

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