Service Details
Name:
FRANCIS
Given Name:
HAROLD CLIFFORD
Initials:
H C
Service No:
1597V
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
15 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-10-26
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Age:
24
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, collided with Beaufort, crashed, in Blenheim V #BA486. After the attack on convoy "TT" collided whilst flying at low level with Beaufort DE-110 from 47 RAF Squadron, the aircraft flew locked together for about ten seconds before falling on fire into the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of both aircraft perished.
Additional
Information:
Son of Alfred C. and Mabel Francis; husband of Martha L. Francis, of Durban, Natal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 267.

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