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Zoephel, Peter Charles (Flying Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1943-January-17

Birth Date: 1921-September-08 (age 21)

Son of Ernest Charles and Dorothy Frances Zoephel, of Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England.

Home: Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea, Susex, England

ATC- Air Transport Command (USAAF)
Flying Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
RAF Ferry Command aircrew flying United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command Consolidated Liberator C-87 Express aircraft 41-11708 missing over the South Atlantic Ocean between Accra, Gold Coast and Natal, Brazil. (Nav) Flying Officer PC Zoephel (RCAF), (Pilot) Flight Lieutenant HJ Martin (RCAF), (Nav) Sergeant JH Warman (RCAF), (RO) FS NP Drury (RCAF), (Pilot) Flying Officer GA Clegg (RAF), (Nav) Sergeant JL Bell (RAF), (Nav) Pilot Officer WTW Smithson (RAAF), (RO) Sergeant HV Lamb (RAAF), (Cdn Civilian RO) CB Berry, (Cdn Civilian Pilot) WR Nixon, (Cdn Civilian RO) OC McCombie and (US Civilian Pilot) PB Makepeace missing. Available information indicates that there were 6 crew members and 20 passengers aboard this aircraft at the time it crashed. A more detailed list of names of all of those lost has not been found but indications suggest they could have been US service personnel Addendum: The passage "crew members where all" should read "crew members were all". Correction provided by A. E. Barnard, Burlington, On.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Flying Officer Peter Charles Zoephel has no known grave.

Google MapLittle Common, Bexhill-on-Sea, Susex, England

Google MapOttawa War Memorial
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Liberator Express 4111708

Consolidated Liberator Express C-87

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643737)
(Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)
Consolidated Liberator C Mk. VIT, RCAF (Serial No. 570), No. 168 (Heavy Transport) Squadron, based at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, 14 Nov 1944.

The Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express was a transport derivative of the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber built during World War II for the United States Army Air Forces. A total of 287 C-87s were built alongside the B-24 at the Consolidated Aircraft plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The plant also developed and delivered a USAAF flight engineer trainer designated as the AT-22, a United States Navy VIP transport designated as the RY, and a Royal Air Force VIP transport designated as the Liberator C.IX. The last development was a Navy contracted, single tail version with an extended fuselage. Built in San Diego, its USN designation was RY-3.

RCAF Consolidated Liberator C Mk. VI, Mk. VIT (B-24H/C-87), converted to transport aircraft. (10), (Serial Nos. 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579).Harold Skaarup web page and Wikipedia

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Liberator Express Transport

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

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Liberator Express 4111708

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