Air Operations (No. 464 Squadron Mosquito aircraft HR185), Netherlands, 4 November 1944

Mosquito HR185 took off from RAF Thorney Island at 2340 hours on the night of 3/4th November 1944 as part of a Squadron force of fifteen aircraft detailed to carry out night intruder operations against communications in Holland and north-west Germany. HR185 failed to return from the mission. It was later learned that both the crew members had been killed and they are buried in the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

The crew members of HR185 were

Warrant Officer John Inglis McCrone (658315) (RAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Thomas George Phippen (1339750) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records


Lax, M. (Mark) and Leon Kane-Maguire The Gestapo Hunters: 464 Squadron RAAF 1942-5, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 1999
Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982

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