De Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk.VI HJ767 60 O.T.U. Crashed 17:06:44

The aircraft was engaged on a night cross-country navigation exercise from High Ercall when it developed engine trouble. While attempting a forced landing, the pilot lost control of the Mosquito, which spun and crashed in fields to the West of Bunny, Nottinghamshire.
Sadly, both crewmembers were killed.

 
126151 Flight Lieutenant J K de ROECK RAFVR Pilot Aged 24

1405407 Sergeant F W D HEARN Navigator Aged 23

P/O Joseph Kevin de Roeck was taken for burial at Nottingham Southern Cemetery, whilst his navigator,
Sergeant Finlay William David Hearn, is at rest at Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

HJ767 -A

Crash site of HJ767. The aircraft burned-out in the immediate foreground.

HJ767 - B

Flight Leutenant Joseph Kevin de Roeck's grave in Nottingham (Wilford Hill) Cemetery.

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