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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50681
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:28-OCT-1944
Time:08:40 LT
Type:Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Owner/operator:439 (Westmount) Sqn RCAF
Registration: MN870
C/n / msn: 5V-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Holthuizerstraat road, Twello, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.78 Eindhoven NL
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While engaged in an armed recce operation to Deventer (Overijssel), the aircraft was hit by Flak from Deventer and crashed.

The 21-year-old pilot, Flying Officer Maurice Preston Laycock, did not survive and is buried at Terwolde cemetery; grave 8A 1 8. The inscription reads:

"ARE WE WORTHY OF THEM, O GOD?"

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4586&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Paradie RCAF database
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/ParadieArchiveDatabase/?q=laycock
Back to Normandy
https://backtonormandy.org/my-page/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hawker-typhoon/110595-4152417.html
Veterans Affairs Canada
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2648311
439 SQN archives
Google Maps
2019 Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Dec-2017 21:15 tachel Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2019 08:42 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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