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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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17.08.1944 No. 226 Squadron Mitchell II FW127 MQ-W F/O. Awcock

Operation: Abbeville, France

Date: 17th August 1944 (Thursday)

Unit: 226 Squadron

Type: Mitchell II

Serial No: FW127

Code: MQ-W

Location: La Mailleraye, France

Base: Gilze-Rijen, Holland

Pilot: F/O. James Peter Awcock P.o.W.

Navigator: Fl/Sgt. Lloyd P.o.W.

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. William Stanley Anstey 1577912 R.A.F.V.R. Age ? Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Donald Kenlow Cook 1321433 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed


Shot down by flak approx. 1616 hrs La Mailleraye. No further details but we invite others to add to this page of remembrance.




Above and left Touffreville-La-Corbeline Churchyard as photographed by our Kate Tame in 2012. Kate has  provided u with full permission to release these photographs to any relative – free of charge.

Burial details:

Sgt. William Stanley Anstey. Touffreville-La-Corbeline Churchyard. No further details as yet.

Sgt. Donald Kenlow Cook. Touffreville-La-Corbeline Churchyard. Son of Thomas and Amelia Cook, husband of Rae L. Cook, of Wembley, Middlesex, England.

Researched for relatives of the crew. Special thanks to Kate Tame for the supply of the crew graves, thanks also to the C.W.G.C.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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