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Harvey Thornton
This page is dedicated to the memory of Warrant Officer Class II Harvey Thornton, a casualty of the Second World War. Contribute?
 Information
 Service #  -
 Rank  Warrant Officer Class II
 Force  Air Force
 Regiment  Royal Canadian Air Force
 Death Date March 20, 1944
 Engagement  -
 Cemetary  Runnymede Memorial
 Age  -
 Birthdate  -
 Peacetime Work  -
 Awards & Citations
None are listed, but that doesn't mean this individual does not have any.
 Biography/Accounts
Aircraft Type: Liberator Serial number: BZ 776 Radio call sign: Unit: 224 Sqn RAF Summary: Liberator BZ 776 of 224 Sqn RAF took off from RAF St Eval, Cornwall, at 2015 hours on 19 March 1944, to carry out an anti sub patrol in the Bay of Biscay. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Crew: RAF Flt Lt Dunn, R Captain (Pilot) RAF FO Cormack, R V (2nd Pilot) RAAF 425679 Flt Sgt Leahy, W J (Navigator Bomb Aimer) RAF Flt Sgt Stockwell, W F (Navigator) RCAF Flt Sgt Penhale, H M (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) RCAF Flt Sgt Thornton, H (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) RNZAF Flt Sgt Souter, T P (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) RAF Sgt Jones, G K (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) RAF Sgt McCartney, J C (Flight Engineer) RAF WO Cook, R H (Wireless Operator Mechanic/Air Gunner) Following post ware enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew had lost their lives at sea.
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