PATERSON, David Alastair

Mid air collision between two Lancaster bombers. F/Sgt Paterson was a crew member of Lancaster ME851 which was to raid railway marshalling yards in France. The other Lancaster ME807 was on the same operation. Both aircraft were destined for Nevers. The two Lancasters collided mid-air crashing and exploding in flames at Marnay in the Commune of Lignieres. Previous service 13th Field A.A.M.C.

Last Name
PATERSON
Given Names
David Alastair
Service Number
427726
Date of Birth
05/02/1923
Birth Location
Edinburgh Scotland
Enlistment Date
13/09/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
12/11/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 33
Intake Date
12/11/1942
Kill Date or Discharge Date
16/07/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
467 SQN RAAF
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Lost on operations target Nevers Marshalling Yards France
Date of Death
16/07/1944
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Lignieres-de Touraine Communal Cemetery France
Notes

Mid air collision between two Lancaster bombers. F/Sgt Paterson was a crew member of Lancaster ME851 which was to raid railway marshalling yards in France. The other Lancaster ME807 was on the same operation. Both aircraft were destined for Nevers. The two Lancasters collided mid-air crashing and exploding in flames at Marnay in the Commune of Lignieres. Previous service 13th Field A.A.M.C.

Posting on Death
467 Squadron RAAF
NAA Status
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1WAGS - Paterson David - Service Number 427726 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - Paterson David - Service Number 427726 (Grave_edited-1)
1WAGS - PATERSON David Alastair - Service Number 427726
1WAGS - PATERSON David Alastair - Service Number 427726 (Crew_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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