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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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RAF Crest
10.04.1944 No 304 FTU Beaufighter NE480 Fl/Sgt. George D. Wyatt

Operation: Training

Date: 10th April 1944 (Monday)

Unit: No. 304 Ferry Training Unit

Type: Beaufighter

Serial: NE480

Code: Not known

Base: RAF Denton, Northamptonshire

Location: At base: RAF Denton, Northamptonshire

Pilot: Fl/Sgt. George Denis Wyatt 761390 RAFVR Age 27. Killed

Nav: Fl/Sgt. Francis Anthony Duggan 923078 RAFVR Age 24. Killed


No further details - aircraft crashed on take off due to engine failure. We welcome any further information from relatives or fellow researchers.

Burial details:

Fl/Sgt. George Denis Wyatt. Stockport Crematorium. Panel 6. Son of Leonard and Gladys Mary Wyatt, husband of Ida Ellen Wyatt, of Lower Bredbury, Stockport, Cheshire, England.

Fl/Sgt. Francis Anthony Duggan. Liverpool Roman Catholic Cemetery (Ford). Grave: Sec. A.H. Grave 129. Son of Timothy and Susan (née Burns) Duggan, brother of Joseph of Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew, with thanks to Mike McQuad for bringing this loss to our attention and for supplying grave photo of Fl/Sgt. Duggan. Also thanks to Kaycee for photo of Fl/Sgt. Wyatt memorial. Other Sources indicated below.

KTY - 04.12.2016.

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