LOUCH Francis William
Regiment : 178 Squadron Royal Air Force
Service number : 549446
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 5th November 1944 aged 24
Buried : Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia, Collective Grave 3. C. 1-7.
Relatives : Son of Ellen Louch, of Birmingham
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
On 5th November 1944 Francis Louch was an Air Gunner on board a Liberator aircraft KH243. The aircraft was one of 12 from 178 Squadron which formed a large force 56 Wellingtons and 35 Liberators sent to drop supplies to partisan forces in Yugoslavia. Liberator KH243 was one of two aircraft attacked and shot down by enemy night fighters.