Service Details
Name:
McCORMICK
Given Name:
WILLIAM HUGO
Initials:
W H
Service No:
710079
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
35 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-02-20
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Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Halifax LV793 was one of seventeen 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Leipzig on the night of the 19/20 February 1944. It was equipped with IFF, Gee, H2S, Fishpond and Monica and was carrying 3 x 1000lb MC, 1 x 500lb MC and various target indicators. Its designated Path Finder role was Blind Backer Up. The route was Cromer, 5400N 0440E, 5240N 0810E, 5237N 1152E, 5200N 1255E, Target (return route varied). LV793 failed to return and the squadron's Operations Record Book shows "This aircraft is missing, nothing being heard from it after take off"
Additional
Information:
Son of James and Marie Irene McCormick, of Simonstown, Cape Province, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 220.

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