95 Squadron

In Memory of the three Crew of Sunderland DV973 P/95

On 13th April 1944 Sunderland DV973 P/95 took off from base on escort to convoy S.L. 155 at 14:23hrs...

The aircraft crashed on landing at 22:50hrs.



Missing Believed Killed:

F/O Raymond Jack Debenham (138911)

F/S RSD Hatswell (641625)

Died from injuries 14.4.44

SGT Herbert Duncan COLLERSHAW (1578534)

Injured and admitted to 55th General Hospital Bathurst:

F/O C Scott-Forrest (130946)

F/O AR Heckman (151254)

F/S JP Grundy (535501)

Minor cuts and bruises only:

F/S J Burridge

Sgt WH Todd

SGT J Kendry

Sgt. H Rodger

A court of enquiry is be be commenced at Bathurst to investigate the accident.

Crash of Sunderland P/95)


Survivors were picked up by ASR @23:30 hrs. Pilot was recorded as F/O Heckman

Sgt Kendry's next flight was 13th May in 'M' Mike (JM670) piloted by Pilot Officer Webster.

F/O SJ Burridge and Sgt H Rodger returned to active flying duties 23rd April 1944 (DV 963)

Sgt Kendry returned to active flying duties 13th May 1944 (JM 670)

Survivor James Kendry with crew of G/95

Survivor James "Bill" Kendry with crew of P/95 - January 1944
(S/Ldr Rabam F/O Heckman F/O Catip F/s Edwards, F/S Kane F/S Todd and SGTs Desmond, Clarke and Davies)

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