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F/L Johnston & F/O Dwyer RCAF
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 15:06:57 »
This incident is the only one I can find that relates to Flt. Sgt. Brent's account in this thread: http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=4392.0

Mosquito HJ823 (L) - Taken on strength from De Havilland, 6 July 1943; written off after flying into Dover balloon barrage, 29 September 1943; F/L D.D. Johnston and F/O F.D. Dwyer killed.

Name:       DWYER, FRANCIS DALTON
Initials:      F D
Nationality:           Canadian
Rank:              Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber)
Service:           Royal Can
adian Air Force
Unit Text:           418 Sqdn.
Age:              23
Date of Death:   29/09/1943
Service No:    J/16070
Additional
information:   Son of Leo A. Dwyer, and of Edna M. Dwyer, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. B.A.
Casualty Type:   Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial
Reference:           47. A. 4.
Cemetery:           BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey
     
Name:      JOHNSTON, DUNCAN DONALD
Initials:      D D
Nationality:           Canadian
Rank:              Flight Lieutenant
Service:           Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit Text:           418 Sqdn.
Age:              23
Date of Death:   29/09/1943
Service No:           J/6489
Additional
information:   Son of Donald F. Johnston and Alice L. Johnston, of Toronto, Ontario, Ca
nada.
Casualty Type:   Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial
Reference:           47. A. 3.
Cemetery:           BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey

According to the Squadron history, Johnston & Dwyer were returning from an Intruder mission, and in thick fog crashed into the balloon, the wreckage landing on the beach.
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