|Crew||Sergeant Dennis William|
|Service Number||657696 RAFVR|
|Squadrons||No.623 Squadron – No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron|
|Known Movements||No.1651 Con Unit 18.10.1943 (Out)|
|No.623 Squadron 24.10.1943 (In) 06.12.1943 (Out)|
|No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron 06.12.1943|
No.623 Squadron RAF Downham Market (Short Stirling Mk.III)
|Mining (Frisian Islands)|
Veg planted, Duty Carried Out.
|Mining (South West France)|
Returned early to base owing to icing effecting aircraft controls. Duty not carried out.
No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF Downham Market (Short Stirling Mk.III)
The crew departed RAF Downham Market at 16:55hrs and headed to the Cinnamon mining area off La Rochelle. The cause of loss as not been confirmed,there are no night fighter claims that can be matched at this time. The Stirling crashed into the sea killing all the crew, six of which were original members. The crew were never found and are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial. Not flying on this operation was Flight Sergeant R H Osborne RAAF the crews Bombaimer. He was killed while attacking Chambly Railway complex on May 1st / 2nd 1944 with F/Lt I Jones and crew.