07.08.1944 No. 617 Squadron Mosquito VI NT202 AJ-N F/O. Warren A. Duffy DFC
Date: 07th August 1944
Unit: No. 617 Squadron
Type: Mosquito VI
Base: RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Location: North Sea off Wainfleet, Lincs.
Pilot: F/O. Warren Alvin Duffy DFC J/7073 RCAF Age 21. Killed
Nav: F/O. Philip Ingleby 137140 RAFVR Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off at 10.50 hrs. from RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Completed three runs over the Wainfleet bombing range and at 11.12 hrs. whilst pulling up in a climbing turn to port the starboard engine failed, followed immediately by structural failure of the starboard wing.
Above L-R: F/O. Duffy DFC and F/O. Ingleby (courtesy George Evans)
Out of control, the Mosquito plunged into shallow water by the foreshore.
F/O. Duffy had just completed his operational tour and is buried at Harrogate, his navigator, for this training sortie, rests at Coningsby.
F/O. Warren Alvin Duffy DFC. Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire. Section E. Row A. Grave 1. Son of the Rev. Leon Levett and Gertrude Lois M Duffy of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
F/O. Philip Ingleby. Coningsby Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Row 64, Grave 1256. Son of Bernard and Annie Ingleby of Sale, Cheshire, England.
Researched by Aircrew Remembered volunteer, researcher and specialist genealogist Linda Ibrom for relatives of this crew. With thanks to George Evans for use of photograph.