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. Crew. 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 Ex.44-50101 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.