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Henry de Clifford Anthony Woodhouse

Military

71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF Commanding Officer.
Died whilst with 85 Sqn RAF, flying de Havilland Mosquito MM632 - Destroyed a V-1 and went missing Nth sea 13-8-44, along with his observor F/Lt Walter Weir MIA/KIA.

Awarded - DFC & AFC

Service

Units served with

  • No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 71 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 19 September 1940, No. 71 was reformed at Church Fenton as the first 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American personnel. The Squadron received Hurricanes in November and became operational on defensive duties on 5 February 1941. No. 71 converted...

Associated Place

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 16 June 1915

June 16th, 1915 NY, USA.

Sqn C/O North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16, UK June 1941 – 13 August 1941

71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF Commanding Officer.

E/A Kill Lille, France 2 July 1941

Bf109 destroyed Lille.

Died North Sea 13 August 1944

Died whilst with 85 Sqn RAF, flying de Havilland Mosquito MM632 - Destroyed a V-1 and went missing Nth sea 13th Aug 1944, along with his observor F/Lt Walter Weir MIA/KIA. May have been a victim of friendly fire.

Buried Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Cooper's Hill Ln, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey TW20 0LB, UK 1945

Memorialised on Runnymede Air Forces Memorial.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 23:15:10 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=155602
EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1532035/WOODHOUSE,%20HENRY%20...
http://thompsongenealogy.com/2011/06/henry-de-clifford-anthony-woodhouse...

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2015 13:53:31 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=155602
EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://thompsongenealogy.com/2011/06/henry-de-clifford-anthony-woodhouse...
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1532035/WOODHOUSE,%20HENRY%20...

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2015 13:29:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=155602
EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.

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