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Echin, Henry Adolphus "Harry Chinn"

    Date of death:
    June 30th, 1942
    Buried on:
    Commonwealth War Graves Protestant Cemetery Noordwolde
    Plot: G. Row: 1. Grave: 6.
    Service number:
    Australian (1901-present, Federal Monarchy)


    Henry Adolphus Echin, also known as Harry Chinn was killed in action on June 30th, 1942 as pilot of the Handley Page Halifax BII, W-1113, LQ-G on route to Bremen. The plane was shot down by a German night fighter and crashed near Noordwolde in Friesland.
    The crew existed besides Echin of Flight Sergeant Winston James Dickinson, R/84563, RCAF, Sergeant William Jessup Harrell, R/83419, RCAF, Sergeant Alexander Simpson, 571779, RAF, Flight Sergeant James William Bell, 64880, RCAF; Sergeant Walter Percy Beare, R/1284966, RCAF; Flight Sergeant Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson, R/56246, RCAF and Flight Sergeant Reginald Thomas Adams, 759300, RAFVR.

    ?: Flight Sergeant;
    June 17, 1942: Pilot Officer.

    May 13th, 1940: Enlistment RAAF;
    July 22nd, 1940: Royal Australian Air Force;
    ?: No. 405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.

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