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Rush Francis William
We would like to thank Stevin Oudshoorn for his kind permission to use data from his website
William Rush was born 20th May 1914 in
Francis was a Clerk before he
enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on the 13th May
1940. He became a pilot on a
His crew consisted of
F/O Francis Rush (Pilot)
F/O William Scott (Bomb Aimer)
F/O Clive Luther (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sgt John S. Ogg (Flt Engineer)
Sgt Kenneth Wightman (Navigator)
Sgt Henry Bushell (Wireless Operator)
Sgt William Buntain (Rear Gunner)
F/O Francis Rush, F/O William Scott and F/O Clive Luther were Australians, the rest of the crew were all English.
On December 16th
1943, they took off from their base at Oakingdon in Cambridgeshire in
At practically the same time that F/O Rush’s plane was shut down, another Lancaster of 7 Squadron, captained by W/O Watson, was shot down north east of Lemmer.
On 4th May 1994, the people of Stompetoren dedicated this plaque to the crew that lie buried in the town.
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