The Raid over Belgium and the Aircraft (27th / 28th April 1944)
A Halifax of 432 Squadron bombed railway yards in Belgium before being shot down.
My relative, Stanley Musgrove, was a prisoner of war ....... as was Stan Musgrove, who I am not related to, who this article is about.
Stan Musgrove was with No.432 Squadron. He is listed in Footprints On The Sands Of Time - Clutton-Brock, as Sgt. S Musgrove of 432 Squadron Held L6/357 pow No. 3785.
Sgt. D N. McPherson RCAF evaded
THE LOST AIRCRAFT
Nation: Royal Air Force
Manufacturer: Handley Page
Serial number: LK807
Command: Bomber Command
Squadron: Squadron 432
Serial Range LK779 - LK812. 34 Halifax Mk.1101. Part of a batch of 200 HP halifax Mk.V/111. LK626-LK667; LK680- LK711; LK725-LK746 Mk.V; LK747-LK766; LK779-LK812; LK826-LK850; LK863-LK887 Mk.111. Delivered by Fairey Aviation (Stockport) between 20Feb44 and 23Mar44. LK807 was one of three No.432 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. See: LW592; MZ588.
Airborne 2336 27Apr44 from East Moor, tasked to bomb the railway yards. Cause of loss not established. Crashed near Hanneche (Limburg), a small village 2 km W of Burdinne, Belgium.
Sgt Harmsworth is buried in Hanneche Churchyard.
F/S G.Millar RCAF Evd
Sgt S.Musgrove PoW
F/O A.P.R.Holmes RCAF Evd
Sgt D.N.McCaulay RCAF Inj WO2
W.B.MacPherson RCAF Evd
Sgt G.E.H.Flather Evd
Sgt R.D.A.Harmsworth KIA
Sgt D.N.McCauley was confined in Hospital due injuries. No PoW No.
Sgt S.Musgrove was interned in Camps L6/357, PoW No.3785. "
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