|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1944|
1431216 W/Op/Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Reginald Matthew Dauncey R.A.F.V.R
Died age 23
Son of Thomas William and Louise Dauncey, of Northwich.
Also Comrade to Flying Officer Ernest Douglas Woods.
They made the ultimate sacrifice together following air operations on the November 21st 1944 Dunmow England Essex. The pilot and crew were aboard the LK276 Sterling and released the glider P-F573 Horsa. The glider landed safley,the Sterling Crashed after hitting some Willow trees and collided with some power H/T cables. The aircraft then skidded along a bank and exploded at Puildings Farm. The board of enquiry blamed the pilot for failing to monitor his altimeter. The complete crew were killed in the crash. Investigations indicated the Stirling was being pursued by a Luftwaffe night fighter which shot the Stirling down. People on the base at the time also confirmed this.
Ronald David Payne
Arthur George Reid
James Ian Kidgell
William Walter Brain D'arcy
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Note: Many thanks to the Air crew rememberance society and Kelvin Youngs for giving permission to use their Images. http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com
Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority
Plot: C. of E. See. Grave 1662.
Maintained by: Stephen Farnell
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59971869
For Flight Sergeant Reginald Matthew DAUNCEY, with gratitude.|
Added: Nov. 23, 2014