Remembering Today 14 September 1945 the crew of Liberator VIII KN781

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Peter Clare, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    14th September 1945

    No.355 Squadron
    Liberator VIII KN781 'L'

    The aircraft crashed on take-off at Salbani, India and was destroyed by fire. KN781 was on a sortie to deliver rice to POWs at Changi.


    W/O. E C P. Leaver +
    F/S. S R. Holland +
    F/O. C N. Farnes DFC +
    F/S. A C. Hitchen +
    F/O. J. Johnstone +
    Sgt. J B. Shakespeare +
    F/L. E F. Adams died of injuries on 18th September 1945.

    Movement history of Liberator VIII KN781


    To the Middle East. Arrived Cairo West 12th July 1945 re-allocated to India on 30th August 1945. To No.355 Squadron.
    Taking-off from Salbani on 14th September 1945 sank back on the runway and was destroyed by fire.
    Struck Off Charge 4th October 1945.

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