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  Sergeant Ronald Corkhill - 431 Squadron  
 

Sergeant Ronald Blair Corkill - RAF

 
Sergeant Ronald Blair Corkill was serving as Flight Engineer on board Halifax III MZ514 SE-P left Croft at 2229hrs on April 22/23 for an op to Dusseldorf. The aircraft crashed at Veen and was the first Halifax III to be reported as missing from 431 squadron.

The other crewmembers were:

Name Trade Service Age
1st Lt Edmund Boyle Pilot USAAF  -
F/O Peter MacGregor Navigator RCAF 22
P/O Norbert Lynch Bomb Aimer RCAF  -
P/O Fred Hatchman Wireless Air Gunner RCAF  -
P/O Robert Lochhead Air Gunner RCAF  -
P/O Joseph Priamo Air Gunner RCAF 19
Sgt Albert Howcroft Air Gunner RAFVR 19

 

 For full details of Robert Blair Corkhill, the crew and the operation please the tribute titled The First of Many under the Airmen section.

 
  Photos courtesy of Duggy and Kevin Corkhill, research by Linda Ibrom.