09.03.1942 137 Squadron Whirlwind P7036 P/O. De-Shane
Date: 9th March 1942
Unit: No. 137 Squadron
Type: Westland Whirlwind
Base: RAF Matlaske, Norfolk.
Location: White Horse Common, North Walsham, Norfolk
Pilot: P/O. Charles Wilbert De-Shane J/15148 RCAF Age 20. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Not many details available on this loss.
It seems that it went into a spin and crashed south-east of North Walsham, at White Horse Common, Norfolk. If anyone has further information and or photographs we would be interested to hear from you?
Above and left Scottow Cemetery - visited by Aircrew Remembered in May 2013
P/O. Charles Wilbert De-Shane. Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk. Grave 264. Son of Joseph and Florence Emaline De-Shane, of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Researched and dedicated to relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following for further information supplied, Les Allison and Harry Hayward - 'They Shall Grow Not Old', Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Anyone who wishes a large size copy of either the grave or Cemetery we would be pleased to email you a copy free of charge.