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Flight Sergeant ( W.Op. ) Reginald Matthew Dauncey

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Flight Sergeant ( W.Op. ) Reginald Matthew Dauncey

  • Birth 1921
  • Death 21 Nov 1944
  • Burial Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
  • Plot C. of E. See. Grave 1662A
  • Memorial ID 59971869

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.


Comrades:

Ronald David Payne
Arthur George Reid
James Ian Kidgell
Hugh Holt
William Walter Brain D'arcy


Family Members

Parents

Inscription

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Gravesite Details Many thanks to the Air crew rememberance society and Kelvin Youngs for giving permission to use their Images. http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com

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  • Maintained by: Stephen Farnell
  • Originally Created by: International Wargraves Photography Project
  • Added: 11 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59971869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Flight Sergeant ( W.Op. ) Reginald Matthew Dauncey (1921–21 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59971869, citing Northwich Cemetery, Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England ; Maintained by Stephen Farnell (contributor 47664179) .