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.
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 "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)