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Den Hulst

15 mi ESE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3525

B-24H-15-FO - #42-52332 'K' - 1st Lt. David R. Talbott - Den Hulst - 12:30
44 BG(H) - 66th BS - 8th AF - 15 Mar 1944 - MACR #3220
2 KIA - 6 POW - 2 EVD



Location AAF Sta 115 - Base: Shipdham, UK
Liberator B-24H-15-FO c/n 1049 - #42-52332 'K' - "My Ass'Am Dragon"
15 Mar 1944 - Group Mission #106 - Brunswick - Bomber Components

#42-52332 'K' - 'My Ass'Am Dragon'
#42-52332 'K' - MY ASS'AM DRAGON
- source 8thairforce.com/44thbg -

Den Hulst, community of Nieuwleusen - in reports written as Nieuw Leusen
Crash location - 3 km W of Balkbrug
Markings on fuselage: Star QF
Markings on fin: A in circle, underneath 252 332, underneath K

2nd Lt. Moriarty, bombardier, and 2nd Lt. Goldman, navigator
were killed before the order was given to abandon the plane
plane was on fire, remaining 8 members bailed out approx. 12:00 at 12.000 ft

Original crew Talbott
Original crew Talbott
top l-r: Pilot - Dave Talbott, Co-Pilot - Lemoine Clausen, Navigator - Arthur Goldman and Bombardier - Clifford Moriarty
kneeling l-r: Engineer - George Clausen, Radio-Operator - Raymond Swick, Left Waist Gunner - Herman Gasser,
Right Waist Gunner - Robert Werning, Ball Turret Gunner - Sammy Haddock and Tail Turret Gunner - Cecil Sympson
ENG - George Clausen not on mission of 15 Mar 1944 - replaced by ENG - T/Sgt. Ernest W. Arbon
RWG - Robert T. Werning not on mission of 15 Mar 1944 - replaced by RWG - S/Sgt. Jack D. Williamson
- image via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010

20 Feb 1944 - Group Mission #94 - Helmstedt/Oschersleben - Target of Opportunity
Crew Talbott made with #42-100285 'J' a crash-landing 5½ mi SW of Ipswich, UK while returning from a mission
ENG - George A. Clausen and RWG - Robert T. Werning were injured and hospitalized (both didn't fly any missions from that point)

44th BG Circle A 66th BS 8th-air-force-patch

44th BG - 14th CBW - Circle 'A' - 66th BS - WQ - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H-15-FO - #42-52332 - "My Ass'Am Dragon" - 15 Mar 1944 - Mission: Brunswick
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33005451 - O-742224 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - David R. Talbott - Bristol, MD - EVD

17003563 - O-684490 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Lemoine Henry 'Shorty' Clausen - Blairstown, IA - POW - POW No. 3717

14119475 - O-679201 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Clifford F. Moriarty Jr. - Memphis, TN - KIA

15096534 - O-671345 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Arthur (nmi) Goldman - Cleveland, Crawford County, OH - KIA

39832379 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Ernest Wayne Arbon - Malta, ID - POW

15335773 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Raymond E. Swick - New Richmond, IN - EVD

14181734 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Sammy Wayne Haddock Jr. - Florence, AL - POW

14001629 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Jack Dempsey Williamson - Ruth, MS - POW

35333614 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Herman Carl Gasser - Toledo, OH - POW

35508939 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Cecil H. Sympson - Clarkson, KY - POW
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33005451 - O-742224 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - David R. Talbott - Bristol, MD - EVD
born 24 Jun 1918, Bristol, MD - died 11 Dec 1997, MD - Age 79
Son of Frank B. Talbott (father), Bristol, Maryland
Enlistment: 11 Mar 1941, Baltimore, MD - Residence: Anne Arundel Co., MD - Nativity: MD
E&E #1693 - 6/7 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (10 pages) - returned 7 Sep 1944 to UK
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556323

1st Lt. David R. Talbott 1st Lt. David R. Talbott - civilian
1st Lt. - David R. Talbott
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Plane exploded + broke into three pieces - from flightdeck back burned
Saw wreckage not closely - from about 500 yrds
10 Missions
Occupation: Farming & Mechanic with contractor
departure: B-24, Shipdon-Stalls [SHIPDHAM], Eng, 14 Mar 11, 07:45am
plane crashed and from cockpit back burned - plane exploded between 12,000 and 15,000 ft.

H E L P E R S
MEUHLMAN [MEULMAN] - New Leusen [NIEUWLEUSEN], Holland
HERMAN DAGLETT - Deuenter [DEVENTER], Holland
OFFERMAN (chief police) - Herelen [HEERLEN], Holland
MADAME TOSSEF - near Leigh [LIEGE]
1st St. VICTOR LAYTON - F. F. I. (Maqui) north of Nouzonville
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

- info 7 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #1693 -
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17003563 - O-684490 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Lemoine Henry 'Shorty' Clausen - Blairstown, IA - POW - POW No. 3717
born 27 Nov 1918, Clark SD - died 25 Sep 2009, Blairstown, Benton, IA - Age 90
Son of Mr. Louis F. Clausen (father) and Mrs. Bertha C. Clausen (mother) née Friese, Box 181, Blairstown, Iowa
Mr. Louis F. Clausen (Head-42 abt.1988) and Mrs. Berta C. Clausen (wife-42 abt.1988)
Siblings: Leroy A. Clausen (M-17 abt.1913) and Virgil L. Clausen (M-12 abt. 1918) - info US Census 3 Apr 1930
Enlistment: 19 Sep 1940, Fort Des Moines, IA - Three year enlistment - Residence: Benton Co., IA - Nativity: SD
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Married Ms. Earlene Ann Myers on 15 Feb 1948

1st Lt. Lemoine Henry 'Shorty' Clausen 1st Lt. Lemoine Henry 'Shorty' Clausen
1st Lt. Lemoine Henry 'Shorty' Clausen
right - army photo via Mrs. Earlene A. Clausen (wife) - 14 Dec 2010
left - crew photo via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010
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14119475 - O-679201 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Clifford F. Moriarty Jr. - Memphis, TN - KIA
born 1922, TN - died 15 Mar 1944, Nieuwleusen, Holland - Age ~22
Son of Mrs. Clifford F. Moriarty Sr. (mother), 652 Dickinson, Memphis, Tennesee
Enlistment: 28 May 1942, Memphis, TN - Residence: Shelby Co., TN - Nativity: TN
initial buried at General Cemetery Nieuwleusen - 17 March 1944 - Row I , Grave 2
reburied Margraten - Grave BBB-3-69 - final Tennessee, USA

1st Lt. Clifford F. Moriarty Jr.
1st Lt. Clifford F. Moriarty Jr.
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010
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15096534 - O-671345 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Arthur (nmi) Goldman - Cleveland, Crawford County, OH - KIA
born 1918, OH - died 15 Mar 1944, Nieuwleusen, Holland - Age ~26
Son of Pearl Goldman, 1437 East 120 Street, Cleveland, Ohio
Enlistment: 28 Mar 1942, Cleveland, OH - Residence: Cuyahoga Co., OH - Nativity: OH
initial buried at General Cemetery Nieuwleusen - 17 March 1944 - Row I , Grave 1
reburied Margraten - Grave BBB-3-60 - final Ohio, USA

1st Lt. Arthur (nmi) Goldman
1st Lt. Arthur (nmi) Goldman
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010

Graves of Moriarty and Goldman - General Cemetery Nieuwleusen
Graves of Lt. Clif Moriarty and Lt. Arthur Goldman
General Cemetery Nieuwleusen
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010 -
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39832379 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Ernest Wayne Arbon - Malta, ID - POW
born 15 Aug 1916, Snowville, Box Elder, UT - died Jul 1965, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona - Age 48
ARBON, ERNEST 15 Oct 1916 - Jul 1965 - Age 48 - Idaho SSN: 519-14-4746
Son of Moroni Arbon and Anna Arbon née Johanson
Husband of Evah Wickel Arbon (wife), Malta, Idaho
Siblings: Martha Lucile Arbon, James DeLome Arbon, Gilbert Moroni Arbon, Ethel Arbon,
Arthur Odell Arbon and Edwin Ray Arbon

Enlistment: 02 Sep 1942, Salt Lake City, UT - Residence: Undefined Code - Nativity: UT
wounded
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

R E N O   S E R G E A N T   R E P O R T E D   L O S T
Word has been received here from the war department that T/Sgt. Ernest W. Arbon has been missing in action
over Germany since March 15. ......... Classified as a Flight Engineer on a B-24 on 30 Sep 1943
Send overseas 10 Oct 1943, shortly afterwards received a promotion to Technical Sergeant
His wife Evah Wickel Arbon, resides with her parents at Malta, Idaho, while his mother
Mrs. Anna Arbon and two brothers, O'Dell and Edwin Arbon, reside at 1661 Locust street, Reno
He is also the brother of Mrs. Paul McAfee of Reno, Mrs. Cecil Cannon of Tempe, Arizona,
DeLome Arbon and Gilbert Arbon, formely with the 313th escort guard company, now at Snowville, Utah

39832379 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Ernest Wayne Arbon
39832379 - T/Sgt. Ernest Wayne Arbon
via FamilySearch - 09 Oct 2016

T/Sgt. Arbon is mentioned in Memories and Biography of Tailgunner Ferdie Leo Duncan ( 44th BG )
March 15, 1944
T./Sgt. Ernest Arbon went down flying with Lt. Talbott
This makes two of our crew gone down. We are certain he is safe, for all ten parachutes were seen
coming out of the plane. He is probably a prisoner of war or working his way back through France
I hope he wasn't captured and had that chance. They were hit by fighters and one engine was on fire
when they bailed out. We all felt bad about it because Arbon was really close to us
Sleeping and eating with us every day
I know how you would feel, darling, if that happened to me and I know how it will hurt his wife
He may be better off than we for there are so many times when you go down that you don't have a chance
from S E R V I C E - D I A R Y - of Ferdi L. Duncan - source: 8thairforce.com/44thbg/
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15335773 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Raymond E. Swick - New Richmond, IN - EVD
born 23 Dec 1922, IN - died 24 Jul 2005, New Richmond, Montgomery, IN - Age 82
Son of Mrs. Gladys M. Swick (mother), Rural Route #1, New Richmond, Indiana
Enlistment: 18 Nov 1942, Fort Benjamin, Harrison, IN - Residence: Tippecanoe Co., IN - Nativity: IN
returned 11 Apr 1945 to Allied Control - Canadian Forces
E&E #2953 - 12/13 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (21 pages)
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5557553

T/Sgt. Raymond E. Swick
T/Sgt. Raymond E. Swick
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010

T/Sgt. Raymond E. Swick - 2nd of right - with other evaders
Raymond E. Swick with other evaders at the farm "Bruinhof" of family de Bruin, Beerzerveld
American evaders in front of "Bruinhof"
l-r: Harold L. Heafner Jr., Harold L. Chapman, Martin Cech, Stuart E. Bouley, Raymond E. Swick and Robert F. Pipes
source: 8th AF NEWS - VOLUME 15, NUMBER 3 - The Voice Of The Mighty Eighth - JULY 1989

T/Sgt. Raymond E. Swick - 2nd of right - with other evaders
Raymond E. Swick with other evaders at the farm "Bruinhof" of family de Bruin, Beerzerveld
American evaders in front of "Bruinhof"
l-r: Harold L. Heafner Jr., Harold L. Chapman, Martin Cech, Stuart E. Bouley, Raymond E. Swick and Robert F. Pipes
source: "Rondom den Herdenbergh" 1990 7-3 - page 6-10

306th BG - B-17G - #42-31025 - 06 Mar 1944 - 6927336 - S/Sgt. M. Cech
44th BG - B-24H - #42-52332 - 15 Mar 1944 - 15335773 - T/Sgt. R. E. Swick
466th BG - B-24H - #41-29399 - 29 Apr 1944 - 20821082 - T/Sgt. R. F. Pipes and 34472989 - S/Sgt. H. L. Heafner Jr.
95th BG - B-17G - #42-37889 - 29 Jun 1944 - 32502903 - S/Sgt. H. L. Chapman and 16084687 - S/Sgt. S. E. Bouley
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14181734 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Sammy Wayne Haddock Jr. - Florence, AL - POW
born 21 Jan 1922, AL - died 05 Dec 1991, Missouri City, Fort Bend, TX - Age 69
Son of Mrs. Annie M. Haddock (mother), Route Number Four, Florence, Alabama
Enlistment: 31 Oct 1942, Fort McClellan, AL - Residence: Lauderdale Co., AL - Nativity: AL
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

S/Sgt. Sammy Wayne Haddock Jr.
S/Sgt. Sammy Wayne Haddock Jr.
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010
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14001629 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Jack Dempsey Williamson - Ruth, MS - POW
born 31 Jan 1919, MS - died 18 Dec 1974, Kenner, Jefferson, LA - Age 55
Son of Mr. Benjamin Lee Williamson and Mrs. Louella Ethelyn Williamson née Coon, Ruth, Lincoln Co., MS
Siblings: 10 - Growing up as one of eleven children in his family in rural Lincoln County, MS
Husband of Euphamia Williamson (wife), Rural Free Delivery #1, Ruth, Mississippi
Enlistment: 08 Jul 1940, Jackson, MS - Residence: Lincoln Co., MS - Nativity: MS
wounded: burns, left foot and fragments woods - to Field Hospital
18 Mar 1944 - Air Force Hospital 6/II Amsterdam
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

S/Sgt. Jack Dempsey Williamson - 1919 - 1974
S/Sgt. Jack Dempsey Williamson - 1919 - 1974

SSGT ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II

Burial: Topisaw Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruth, Lincoln County, Mississippi, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 95325513 - by Connie Gartman Lozier - 13 Aug 2012
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35333614 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Herman Carl Gasser - Toledo, OH - POW
born 1921, OH
Son of Mr. Jacob Gasser Sr. (father) and Mrs. Anna Gasser (mother), 673 Dover Place, Toledo, Ohio
Mr. Jacob Gasser Sr. (Head-44 abt.1886, Switzerland) and Mrs. Anna Gasser (wife-43 abt.1887, Switzerland)
Siblings: Jacob Gasser Jr. (M-14 abt.1916) and Ernest (M-13 abt.1917) - info US Census 12 April 1930 -
Occupation father: Butcher - immigrated to USA in 1910 - mother in 1914 to USA from Switzerland
Enlistment: 29 Jul 1942, Toledo, OH - Residence: Lucas Co., OH - Nativity: OH
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

S/Sgt. Herman Carl Gasser
S/Sgt. Herman Carl Gasser
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010
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35508939 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Cecil H. Sympson - Clarkson, KY - POW
born 17 Sep 1914, KY - died Jun 1977, Greenwood, Johnson, IN - Age 62
Son of Mrs. Bertha M. Sympson (mother), Clarkson, Grayson Co., Kentucky
Mrs. Bertha Sympson (mother), born 20 Oct 1888 - died Jun 1969, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY - Age 80
Enlistment: 14 Sep 1942, Fort Benjamin, Harrison, IN - Residence: Grayson Co., KY - Nativity: KY
wounded: Hospital Amsterdam
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

"Mae West" of S/Sgt. Cecil H. Simpson is on display at "Streekmuseum" in Ommen

Teunis,
Wist je dat in het Streekmuseum in Ommen het zwemvest van Cecil H. Sympson (15-3-1944) ligt?
Hij is indertijd vlak bij de boerderij van de schoonouders van mijn zwager (Stegeren, vlakbij De Witte Paal) geland.
Het zwemvest heeft hij daar achtergelaten. In 1995 hebben ze het aan het museum overgedragen.
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info Sir Schokkenbroek - 21 Mar 2014

S/Sgt. Cecil H. Sympson
S/Sgt. Cecil H. Sympson
- via Herman C. Gasser - 12 Nov 2010
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- info MACR #3220 - KU 1194 - AAD archives -




SGLO - T3525

B-24H - #42-52332 'K' - 15 Mar 1944 - DEN HULST - CREW 10

33005451 -O-742224 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - David R. Talbott - Bristol, MD - EVD 17003563 - O-684490 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Lemoine Henry 'Shorty' Clausen - Blairstown, IA - POW - POW No. 3717 14119475 - O-679201 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Clifford F. Moriarty Jr. - Memphis, TN - KIA 15096534 - O-671345 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Arthur (nmi) Goldman - Cleveland, Crawford Co., OH - KIA 39832379 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Ernest Wayne Arbon - Malta, ID - POW
15335773 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Raymond E. Swick - New Richmond, IN - EVD 14181734 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Sammy Wayne Haddock Jr. - Florence, AL - POW 14001629 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Jack Dempsey Williamson - Ruth, MS - POW 35333614 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Herman Carl Gasser - Toledo, OH - POW 35508939 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Cecil H. Sympson - Clarkson, KY - POW

- 2 KIA - 6 POW - 2 EVD

TALBOTT - CLAUSEN - MORIARTY Jr.(†) - GOLDMAN(†) - ARBON
SWICK - HADDOCK Jr. - WILLIAMSON - GASSER - SYMPSON

Spoke with Gasser

Contact Gasser is pending - 30 Oct 2010 - PATS
Contact Clausen is pending - 04 Nov 2010 - PATS
Contact Arbon is pending - 09 Oct 2016 - PATS
Contact Williamson is pending - 11 Oct 2016 - PATS

Last update - 11 Oct 2016 - PATS



Dalfsen - 22

17 mi SE of Vollenhove

- 22 Commonwealth graves - 14 UK - 5 AUS - 3 CAN





Dalfsen is a small town 10 kilometers east of Zwolle on the river "de Vecht"
The cemetery is about 800 metres west of the town, on the north side of the road to Zwolle
At the time of the burial of the first British war casualty the municipal authorities
set aside a plot in the cemetery for Allied dead
These proved to be all United Kingdom and Commonwealth airmen
and this plot is now the British plot
No. of Identified Casualties: 22



SGLO - T1631

Halifax Mk.II - V9993 - GV-U - F/O. K. D. Whisken - 02:09 - at Luttenberg ( Overijssel)
1652 CU - RAF - Friday 26 June 1942 - Operation Bremen
2 KIA - 5 POW



Delivered by English Electric Co. (Salmesbury & Preston) to 1652 Conv.Unit.
Halifax Mk.II - V9993 - GV-U was airborne - 23:58 - 25th Jun 42 from Marston Moor, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Carstens, III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 02:09 - at Luttenberg (Overijssel), 6 km ENE of Raalte, Holland
where F/Sgt. Watson, an American from Kansas City, serving in the RCAF, was buried
F/O. Whisken is buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery
P/O. W. H. Andrews RCAF was interned in Camp 8B/344/L3. POW No. 24952
Sgt. V. A. Martin in Camps L3/L6/L4, POW No. 338
F/O. D. B. E. McKenzie was confined in Hospital due injuries, POW No. 475
McKenzie was confined in Hospital due injuries
F/Sgt. H. F. Spratt in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 24944 with Sgt. R. W. Wagstaff, POW No. 24946

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - V9993 - GV-U - 26 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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918370 - 61037 - F/O. - Pilot - K. D. Whisken - DFC - RAFVR - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-1

R/71491 - J/96550 - F/Sgt. - Co-Pilot - H. F. Spratt - RCAF - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 24944

J/40353 - P/O. - Navigator - W. H. Andrews - RCAF - POW - in Camps 8B/344/L3, POW No. 24952

R/71717 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - R. W. Wagstaff - RCAF - POW - in Camps L3/8B/344, POW No. 24946

641185 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - V. A. Martin - RAF - POW - in Camps L3/L6/L4, POW No. 338

R/72133 - J/15436 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - D. B. ( E. ? ) McKenzie - RCAF - INJ/POW - in Hospital ( Stalag 344 ), POW No. 475

R/77490 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - I. R. Watson - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA - Raalte Cemetery - Grave 5
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - V9993 - GV-U - Whisken
Loss Card - V9993 - GV-U - Whisken - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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It's D. B. McKenzie - info Jill Kelterborn née McKenzie (daughter) - 16 Jun 2013

- DALFSEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

918370 - 61037 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Boumemouth, Hampshire, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 1 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820423
Son of Stephen Walter and May Blanche Whisken née Wilkinson, of Boumemouth, Hampshire, UK
marriage parents: 3rd Qtr. 1910 - Stephen W. Whisken - Wilkinson - district Christchurch, Hampshire Co., UK

Children of Stephen W. Whisken and May B. Wilkinson
Mary L. M. Whisken - born 2nd Qtr. 1914 - mother's surname: Wilkinson - district Christchurch, Hampshire Co., UK
Stephen Edward Whisken - born 3rd Qtr. 1917 - mother's surname: Wilkinson - district Christchurch, Hampshire Co., UK
Kenneth D. Whisken - born 4th Qtr. 1918 - mother's surname: Wilkenson - district Wimborne, Dorset Co., UK
discrepancy Wilkinson/Wilkenson - info PATS
Memorial at St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth, Dorset Co., UK

918370 - 61037 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC 918370 - 61037 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC - newsclip
Flying Officer - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC
image via cousin - via Stefan Hendriks - 13 Nov 2011
newsclip via Findagrave - by Christopher Hike (great-nephew) - 10 Feb 2012

918370 - 61037 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC 918370 - 61037 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC
Flying Officer - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC
images via Stephanie Hike née Whisken (niece) - via Stefan Hendriks - 06 Mar 2016
Stephanie is the daughter of Stephen Edward Whisken (brother)


IN PROUD LOVING MEMORY.
HIS LIFE A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY
HIS ABSENCE A SILENT GRIEF

- Epigraph on Whisken memorial -
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R/71491 - J/96550 - F/Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Harry Francis Spratt - RCAF - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 24944
born 08 Dec 1917, Kelwood, Manitoba - died 08 Aug 1995, Saanich, BC - Age 77
Sgt. Harry Francis Spratt, Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada
- Hamilton Spectator, 1942/07/04 -
!!! Discrepancy birth date 08 Dec 1917 and 18 Dec 1917 - info PATS - 25 Aug 2015 !!!

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 16 Sep 1940 - 16 Oct 1940
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Present Address - Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.
Permanent Address - Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.
Occupation: Farmer - Religion: Protestant, United Church - Racial Origin: British
Marital Status - Single
Previously application to join the RCAF as Pilot Officer - Jun 1939, Vancouver
Enlistment - 16 Oct 1940, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, RCAF, Toronto, ON - Trade: Pilot or Observer, AC2 Stan. (Aircrew)
Age: 22, Height: 5'8", Weight: 140
AC2 - 16 Oct 1940
LAC - 16 Mar 1941
Sgt. - 08 Aug 1941
F/Sgt. - 08 Feb 1942
WO2 - 08 Aug 1942
WO1 - 01 Nov 1943
Embarkation Canada - 28 Aug 1941
3 P.R.C - U.K. - 13 Sep 1941
POW - 26 Jun 1942 to 26 Apr 1945
Commisioned - 27 Apr 1945
Retired RCAF - 25 Sep 1945

Son of William Robert Spratt (1888, Essex, England, UK - 1974) and Mary Agnes Spratt (1892, Audubon, IA, USA - 1975)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Siblings: Alice L. Spratt (†), Cecil Robert Spratt (1916-1942),
Carman William Spratt (1921-1977), Norman Charles Spratt (1924-2013)
and Marie E. Turner née Spratt (1926-1990)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spratt, Carman - 1921-1977 - Husband - Age ~56
Spratt, Jessie - 1924-1976 - Wife of Carman - Age ~52
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source Kelwood Cemetery
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Second World War, Carman, Cecil, Harry Spratt
Second World War - Carman, Cecil, Harry Spratt
source: Kelwood Bridges the Years 1890-1967 by Kelwood Centennial Committee, 1967 - Page 68

= = = = = = = = = = = = No. 10 Service Flying Training School Dauphin = = = = = = = = = = = =
- Course 29: August 8, 1941 -
Course 29: August 8, 1941 - No. 10 Service Flying Training School Dauphin
Back l-r: W. T. Novak, (†)(R/86116), W. J. Macaulay, M. B. C. Anderson,
D. F. Clark, G. H. Lyons and (†)(J/16852) Harold Oskar Seifert
Front l-r: (†)(R/86265) George Cornwall English, A. E. Baily, N. MacPherson,
(R/71491) Harry Francis Spratt (POW), (†)(R/80218) Burnett Hamilton Martin (37 Squadron)
use with permission - rcafdauphin.blogspot.nl - via w.p.f - 10 Feb 2013

Family In Uniform - The Winnipeg Tribune: Saturday, July 04, 1942 - Page 03 (reformat)
F A M I L Y - I N - U N I F O R M
Three sons and a son-in-law of Mrs. W. R. Spratt, Kelwood, Manitoba
are serving in the armed forces overseas
source: manitobia.ca/content/en - The Winnipeg Tribune: Saturday, July 04, 1942 - Page 03 (reformat)

R/71491 - F/Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Harry Francis Spratt - RCAF - newsclip R/71491 - WO1 - Co-Pilot - Harry Francis Spratt - RCAF - photo - ID - 03 May 1945
. . . . . Sgt. Pilot Harry Francis Spratt . . . . . . . Warrant Officer I - photo - ID - 03 May 1945
source: Winnipeg Free Press: Saturday, July 18, 1942 - Page 15

R/71491 - WO1 - Harry Francis Spratt - RCAF - ID Card No. 1954295
R/71491 - WO1 - Harry Francis Spratt - RCAF - ID Card No. 1954295
R/71491 - WO1 - Harry Francis Spratt - RCAF - ID Card No. 1954295 - 03 May 1945
New Rank: J/96550 - P/O. - 27 Apr 1945
source RCAF - Service records - H. F. Spratt - 24 Aug 2015
!!! Discrepancy birth date 08 Dec 1917 and 18 Dec 1917 - info PATS - 25 Aug 2015 !!!

Total imprisonment: 1022 days - 26 Jun 1942 - 12 Apr 1945
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Amsterdam Jail - 28 Jun 1942 - 29 Jun 1942
Dulag Luft - 01 Jul 1942 - 15 Jul 1942
Stalag VIIIB-344 - 18 Jul 1942 - 22 Jan 1945
Roped at Stalag VIIIB-344 - 10 Oct 1942 - 10 Nov 1942
Shackled at Stalag VIIIB-344 - 10 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1943 - ??? 120 days is given in War claim ???
Forced march - 22 Jan 1945 - 12 Apr 1943
Görlitz - 05 Feb 1945 - 10 Feb 1945
Forced labour camp at Sessen - 28 Mar 1945 - 07 Apr 1945
Boxcar transport - Sessen - 07 Apr 1945
Boxcar transport - Halberstadt - 08 Apr 1945
Escaped from marching column on 12 Apr 1945 got back to American lines on 13 Apr 1945
Final liberation - 13 Apr 1945
Indicated award from "War Claims Commission" - $385.80 - 14 Jul 1954
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Info P.O.W. File, R117 Vol 381

http:///content/en/newspapers/The%20Winnipeg%20Tribune/1942
H A R R Y - F R A N C I S - S P R A T T - obituary - News clip
H A R R Y - F R A N C I S - S P R A T T - obituary - Age 77
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Harry Francis Spratt passed away at his home quietly and peacefully Tuesday, August 8, 1995 at the age of 77
Harry leaves behind his loving wife Neta; son William; daughter Patricia
with grandchildren, Michael and Spencer; as well as brother Norman and brother-in-law Ted.
Harry will gather in love with predeceased persons, William and Agnes; brothers Cecil and Carmen;
sisters, Marie and Alice; and infant daughter Janice
Harry was born and raised in Kelwood, Manitoba on December 8, 1917.
Harry served as a R.C.A.F. pilot overseas during the war and was subsequently shot down June 25, 1942
resulting in his capture and internment as a P.O.W. for three years.
Upon returning to Canada. Harry once again resided in Kelwood where he farmed and ran a garage business with brother Carmen.
Harry and Neta married July 7, 1956.
Harry and the family relocated to Victoria, B.C. in 1967
where Harry delivered 17 years of mail service before his retirement in 1983.
Harry was an avid fisherman, golfer and active member in service to the community.
He was loved dearly and will be missed by family and friends.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 19 at Friendship Baptist Church, 7820 Central Saanich Rd.
Saanichton, BC at 1:30 p.m. 604-652-2723
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the Hospital of your own choosing.
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source: Winnipeg Free Press - Tuesday 15 Aug 1995 - Page 26

NETA SPRATT née HEARN - 23 Oct 1918 - 22 Mar 2006 - Age 87
deceased - infant daughter Janice Spratt (Oct 13-14, 1960)
William "Bill" Spratt (son) - deceased between 08 Aug 1995 and 22 Mar 2006
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source: Winnipeg Free Press - Friday 24 Mar 2006

RCAF - Service records - H. F. Spratt - request 11 Aug 2015 - received 24 Aug 2015 - PATS -
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R/59112 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gunner - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA Flight Sergeant - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - News clips
R/59112 - Flight Sergeant - Cecil Robert Spratt - W.Op./Air Gunner - Newsclips
courtesy Cecil Pittman
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R/59112 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gunner - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA
Son of William Robert Spratt and Mary Agnes Spratt née Dunphy, of Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada
Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18 - RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen - CWGC ref. 2032863
149 (R.A.F.) Sqdn - Royal Canadian Air Force - Date of Death: 30 Jul 1942
Stirling crash - Saarbrücken-Rodenhof - all eight KIA

William Robert Spratt (father) - born: Grays, Essex, England
Birth 1st Qtr. 1888 - William Robert Spratt - district: Orsett, Essex Co., England - Vol 4a Page 390
Mary Agnes Dunphy (mother) - born: Audubon, Iowa, USA

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 09 Apr 1940 - 03 Jun 1940
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Present Address - Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.
Permanent Address - Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.
Occupation: Farmer - Religion: Protestant, United Church - Racial Origin: British
Enlistment - 03 Jun 1940, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, RCAF, Toronto, ON - Trade: AC2 Std.
Air Gunner's Badge - 20 Jan 1941
Embarkation Pool Halifax - 30 Jan 1941
Halifax to Overseas - 15 Feb 1941
Disembarked U.K. - 02 Mar 1941

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Crew: Stirling Mk.II - BF320 - OJ-H - 30 Jul 1942 - Mission: Saarbrücken
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R/81424 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Keith Sutherland - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA

655289 - 46896 - Pilot Officer - Observer - Thomas Mickle Fraser Hulse - RAF - Age .. - KIA

R/59112 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA

534220 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Eric John Buckton - RAF - Age 30 - KIA

R/66308 - Flight Sergeant - Air Observer - William Vincent Pickering - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1060925 - Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Richard Bigland Kendall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1377727 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ronald George Peter Capham - RAF - Age 19 - KIA

1269417 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Gordon Martins - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

All eight buried in Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18 - RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Loss Card - BF320 - OJ-H - Sutherland
Loss Card - BF320 - OJ-H - Sutherland - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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- RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY -

R/81424 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Keith Sutherland - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA
born 06 Mar 1917, Victoria, B.C.
of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2032925
Son of Mr. William Anderson Sutherland and Mrs. Mary Thistle Sutherland née Lorimer, 1596 W. 14th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sibling: Donald Bruce Sutherland - 19 Mar 1928 - 03 Feb 1982, Vancouver - Age 53

William Anderson Sutherland (father) - 03 Jun 1887 - 21 Apr 1958, Vancouver - Age 70
Mary Thistle Lorimer (mother) - 15 Sep 1889 - 29 Aug 1956, Vancouver - Age 66

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 11 Jul 1940
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Present Address: 1596 W. 14th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent Address: 1596 W. 14th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation: Chiroprator - Religion: United Church - Marital Status: Single
William Anderson Sutherland (father): born 03 Jun 1887, Buckie, Scotland - Occupation: Chiropactor
Mary Thistle Lorimer (mother): born 15 Sep 1889, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Enlistment - 18 Dec 1940, Vancouver, B.C.
Height: 5 feet 10 inches - Weight: 139 pounds - Eyes: Hazel - Hair: Lt. Brown
Posted to: No. 2 Manning Depot, RCAF, Brandon, Manitoba - Trade: Std. Pilot or Observer
AC 2 - 18 Dec 1940
L.A.C. - 20 Apr 1941
Sgt. (Temp paid) - 20 Aug 1941
Pilot Flying Badge - 20 Aug 1941
Embarked Halifax Canada - 14/15 Sep 1941
Disembarked U.K. - 3 P.R.C. - 29 Sep 1941
Temp Flt. Sgt. - 01 Jun 1942
T/FS - 20 Feb 1942
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info: RCAF Service records - Sutherland

R/81424 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Keith Sutherland - RCAF
R/81424 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Keith Sutherland - RCAF
Find A Grave Memorial# 18408461 - photo by: Pat Leitch - 08 Jul 2017
Birth: 06 Mar 1917, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death: 30 Jul 1942


HE ANSWERED THE CALL

- Epigraph on Sutherland memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Sutherland - request 21 Oct 2015 - received 06 Nov 2015 - PATS -
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655289 - 46896 - Pilot Officer - Observer - Thomas Mickle Fraser Hulse - RAF - Age .. - KIA
of UK - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2047599
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R/59112 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA
of Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2032863
Son of Mr. William R. Spratt and Mrs. Mary Agnes Spratt, of Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada

Flight Sergeant - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Commerative Headstone, Kelwood, MB
F/Sgt. - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Commerative Headstone, Kelwood, MB
photo courtesy Ralph McLean

RCAF - Service records - C. R. Spratt - request 30 Oct 2014 - received 12 Jun 2015 - PATS -
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534220 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Eric John Buckton - RAF - Age 30 - KIA
of Guildford, Surrey, UK - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2042585
Son of Mr. Thomas Christopher and Mrs. Sarah Ann Buckton;
husband of Dorothy Ada Margaret Buckton, of Guildford, Surrey


IN PROUD MEMORY.
"THERE'S SOME CORNER
OF A FOREIGN FIELD
THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND"

- Epigraph on Buckton memorial -
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R/66308 - Flight Sergeant - Air Observer - William Vincent Pickering - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
born 06 Jan 1921, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
of St. Catharines, Ontario. Canada - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2032426
Son of Mr. William Henry Pickering and Mrs. Ethel Annie Pickering née Charnock, 14 Ann St., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Marriage (parents) 31 Aug 1918
Ethel Annie Charnock - Bride is from Warrington, Lancashire, England
William Henry Pickering - Groom is from St. Catharines, Ontario - born Picton, ON
Date of Publication: 5 Sep 1918 - appeared in St. Catharines Standard - Page 2

Birth 4th Qtr. 1882 - Ethel Annie Charnock - district: Warrington - Vol 8c Page 179
district Warrington spans the boundaries of the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 30 Oct 1940
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Present Address: 14 Ann St., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Permanent Address: 14 Ann St., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Drug Clerk - Religion: Anglican - Marital Status: Single
William Henry Pickering (father): born Picton, Ontario - Occupation: Retired
Ethel Ann Charnock (mother) : Warrington, Lancashire, England
Enlistment - 30 Oct 1940, Niagara Falls, ON
Height: 5 feet 9 inches - Weight: 143 pounds - Eyes: Blue - Hair: Lt. Brown
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario - Trade: Air Crew (Pilot; Observer)
AC2 - 30 Oct 1940
L.A.C. - 29 Mar 1941
Observer's Badge - 27 Sep 1941
Embarked Halifax Canada - 12 Nov 1941
Disembarked U.K. - 3 P.R.C. - 23 Nov 1941
T/FS - 27 Mar 1942
Promoted T/F/Sgt. - 01 Jul 1942
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info: RCAF Service records - Pickering


"THY WILL BE DONE"

- Epigraph on Pickering memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Pickering - request 21 Oct 2015 - received 06 Nov 2015 - PATS -
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1060925 - Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Richard Bigland Kendall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2047764
Son of Mr. Kendall Archibald and Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Kendall, of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, UK
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1377727 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ronald George Peter Capham - RAF - Age 19 - KIA
of West Ealing, Middlesex, UK - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2042647
Son of Mr. Archibald John Capham and Mrs. Sadie Susie Capham, of West Ealing, Middlesex, UK


DEEP IN OUR HEARTS
A MEMORY IS KEPT
OF ONE WE LOVE
AND WILL NEVER FORGET

- Epigraph on Capham memorial -
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1269417 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Gordon Martins - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of West Earlham, Norwich, UK - Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18. - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2048117
Son of Mr. Herbert James Martins and Mrs. Daisy Emma Martins, of West Earlham, Norwich, UK


DEEP IN MY HEART
A MEMORY IS KEPT
OF ONE I LOVE
AND NEVER FORGET. MUM AND VIC.

- Epigraph on Martins memorial -
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SGLO - TXXXX

STIRLING Mk.I - BF320 - OJ-H - 30 JUL 1942 - SAARBRÜCKEN-RODENHOF - CREW 8

R/81424 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Keith Sutherland - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA 655289 - 46896 - Pilot Officer - Observer - Thomas Mickle Fraser Hulse - RAF - Age .. - KIA R/59112 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA 534220 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Eric John Buckton - RAF - Age 30 - KIA
R/66308 - Flight Sergeant - Air Observer - William Vincent Pickering - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1060925 - Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Richard Bigland Kendall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1377727 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ronald George Peter Capham - RAF - Age 19 - KIA 1269417 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Gordon Martins - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 8 KIA -

SUTHERLAND(†) - HULSE(†) - SPRATT(†) - BUCKTON(†)
PICKERING(†) - KENDALL(†) - CAPHAM(†) - MARTINS(†)


Contact Sutherland is pending - 20 Nov 2017 - PATS

Last update 20 Nov 2017 - PATS
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J/40353 - P/O. - Navigator - William Henry Andrews - RCAF - POW - in Camps 8B/344/L3, POW No. 24952
born abt. 1915/16, Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
Sgt. William Henry Andrews, Mr. S. B. Andrews ( father), Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
- Globe and Mail, 1942/07/08 - missing
Flight Lieutenant William Henry Andrews - died 2 March 1997, Brandon, MB - Age 81

J/40353 - P/O. - Navigator - William Henry Andrews - RCAF - newsclip
Sgt. William Henry Andrews
source: Winnipeg Free Press: Saturday, July 18, 1942 - Page 15

Hazel Audrey Graham (1916 - 1982)
Born in Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada on 3 Apr 1916 to David John Graham and Mary Wilson
Hazel Audrey Graham married William Henry Andrews and had a child
She passed away on 30 Jan 1982 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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R/71717 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Robert Walker Wagstaff - RCAF - Age 32 - POW - in Camps L3/8B/344, POW No. 24946
born 24 Apr 1910, Peebles, Scotland, UK - died .. Jul 1980, Scotland, UK - Age 70
Son of Mrs. Margaret Mckay Wagstaff
Sgt. Robert Walker Wagstaff, Mrs. R. W. Wagstaff (wife), Birmingham, UK
- Globe and Mail, 1942/07/08 - missing - Globe and Mail, 1942/07/22 - POW

Hello Teunis,

What a surprise having someone asking about my father, Robert Walker Wagstaff !
I can confirm that I am his son and that I will be happy to help you with your research.
I have some interesting records of his joining one of the "Death Marches".

I look forward to your contact.

Best wishes, Stewart - 13 Aug 2014

"He and my mother divorced when I was about 18 and contact thereafter was sporadic
He was born in Peebles, Scotland on 24 April 1910 and went to Canada in 1927 with
the assistance of The Salvation Army
Went to work on a farm and that was about it until at the age of 30 he joined RCAF"

Marriage: January 1942 - Mr. Robert W. Wagstaff with Ms. Kathleen Vera Walter
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Kathleen V. Walter - mother's surname: Clayden - district: Orsett, Essex Co.,UK - Vol 4a Page 1209
Mrs. Kathleen Vera Wagstaff (wife) née Walter (born 29 Apr 1915 - died .. ... .... - Age ..)
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Stewart John Robert Wagstaff (son) - born .. Dec 1942, district Thurrock, Essex Co., UK
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Three of their children (incl. twins Kathy and John - .. Oct 1948) were born in Ontario, Canada
Robert Wagstaff Jr. (born .. Feb 1946, Ontario, Canada)
Stewart returned to Essex, UK with his maternal grandmother in November 1948
Followed by the rest of the family in January 1949
Divorce - 1960
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info FreeBMD - additional info via Stewart J. R. Wagstaff (son) - 15 Aug 2014

R/71717 - Sgt. Robert Walker Wagstaff - 194x - wearing 'training' overseas cap R/71717 - Sgt. Robert Walker Wagstaff - 1942 - taken by Campbell's Studio Ltd., Oshawa, ON
194x . . . Sgt. Robert Walker Wagstaff . . . 1942
right image taken by Campbell's Studio Limited, Oshawa, ON
photos via Stewart J. R. Wagstaff (son) - 22 Aug 2014 - 04 Sep 2014

Family of Robert Walker Wagstaff - 07 Dec 1947, Whitby, Ontario
Family of Robert Walker Wagstaff - 07 Dec 1947, Whitby, Ontario
courtesy Whitby Archives - A2013-040-457 - 22 Aug 2014
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641185 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - V. A. Martin - RAF - POW - in Camps L3/L6/L4, POW No. 338 -
born 12 Jun 1920 - died 07 Feb 2014 - Age 93
info via Mrs. Mary Martin (wife) - 23 Aug 2014

It's Victor Arthur Martin - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 05 Jun 2013

AIR78-104-0-1 page 616 - 641185 - Victor Arthur Martin
AIR78-104-0-1 - page 616
641185 - Victor Arthur Martin - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 05 Jun 2013

641185 - Sgt. Victor Arthur Martin
641185 - Sgt. Victor Arthur Martin
image via Virginia Gibbs née Martin (daughter) - 21 Sep 2014

2nd & 3rd 1000 Plane Bomber Raids & capture by the Germans
Story by Victor Arthur Martin - typed by Michael Gibbs (son-in-law) - send to Jenni Waugh, BBC Outreach Officer
2ND 1000 PLANE BOMBER RAID ESSEN 1ST/2ND JUNE 1942
3RD 1000 PLANE BOMBER RAID BREMEN 25TH/26TH JUNE 1942

CAPTURE BY THE GERMANS
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Eventually, well into Holland, I was captured while resting in a wheatfield,
surrounded by six men, each pointing a revolver at my head and saying stay still.
So several weeks after being shot down, I found myself in August interned
in Stalag Luft III P.O.W. Camp. During the intervening weeks I was first taken to what
appeared to be some type of official building for interrogation and then
under heavy armed guard to a prison in Amsterdam. There in a small cell without daylight
interrogation continued on a daily routine for several days.

Then without warning I was taken under guard by train to Dulag Luft for further questioning
and more solitary confinement and once again suddenly removed; to Luft III, to start life
as a prisoner of war. A life that was to become strictly routine with its daily roll-call
and counting and being locked into the hut at dusk, shutters closed on the windows and dogs
let loose to roam the compound. ......................... etc ......
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Contributed by Jenni Waugh - 04 January 2006 - People in story: Victor Arthur Martin
Location of story: Essen & Bremen, Germany; Background to story: Royal Air Force
Article ID: A8252057 - www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/57/a8252057.shtml

Hello Teunis
Yes, I am the contributor and well done on tracking me down!
I am terribly sorry to say that I don't have Mr. Martin's contact details any more.
Reading the article, I'm not sure that we actually met, so I can't even say where he's from.
Instead, I think that he sent me his story by post, as a manuscript (by Michael Gibbs),
which I then typed up for him so we could add it to the site.
Several people did that at the time - a way of making sure they could tell their stories in full.
Yours, Jenni Waugh - 20 Aug 2014
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R/72133 - J/15436 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF - INJ/POW - in Hospital ( Stalag 344 ), POW No. 475
born 17 Oct 1913, Brandon, Manitoba - died 01 Apr 1961 - Age 47
Sgt. David Bruce McKenzie, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
- Hamilton Spectator, 1942/07/04 -
discrepancy first names - D. B. E. McKenzie - info PATS
It's D. B. McKenzie - info Jill Kelterborn née McKenzie (daughter) - 16 Jun 2013

P/O. David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF P/O. David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF
Stalag Luft 3 - No. 475 - P/O. David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF
German records - source RCAF - Service records - D. B. McKenzie - 24 Aug 2015

Sgt. David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF
Sgt. David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF
image via Jill Kelterborn (daughter) - 17 Jun 2013

Son of Thomas McKenzie (abt. 1871, Durham, Ontario) and Agnes Ann McKenzie née Lloyd (abt. 1879, Gananoque, Ontario)
803-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Siblings: Katie E. McKenzie, Kenneth Lloyd McKenzie, Charles H. McKenzie,
Thomas J. McKenzie and Narcissa Mary McKenzie
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Canada Census 1916 - Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 04 Sep 1940 - 10 Sep 1940
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Present Address - Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada
Permanent Address - Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada
Place of birth - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation: Truck Driver - Religion: Baptist - Racial Origin: Scotch
Enlistment - 10 Sep 1940, Toronto, Ontario
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, RCAF, Toronto, ON - Trade: A/B (W.O. Air Gunner)
Air Gunner's Badge - 22 Jul 1941
R.A.F.T.P. (Royal Air Force Trainee Pool) - Halifax - 14 Aug 1941
Embarkation Canada - 15 Aug 1941
3. P.R.C. (U.K.) - 15 Sep 1941
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On 29 Jul 1942 document - parents both deceased
Next-of-kin:
Mrs. Narcissa Mary Twyman née McKenzie (sister)
990 Erin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Total imprisonment: 962 days - 07 Jul 1942 - 22 Feb 1945
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Place were captured - Holland near Zwolle - 07 Jul 1942
After capture in Holland by Dutch police, I was turned over to the SS
transported to Zwolle by truck and then by rail to Amsterdam,
where I was held in the city jail for five days
Interrogation Camp near Frankfort on Main - 14 Jul 1942 - 19 Jul 1942
Stalag Luft 3 - 21 Jul 1942 - 10 Nov 1942
Offlag 21B - 12 Nov 1942 - 08 May 1943
Stalag Luft 3 - 10 May 1943 - 20 May 1944
Hospitals at Lamsdorf & Lubin until repatriation in March 1945
Date of Final Liberation - 05 Marchr 1945
Indicated award from "War Claims Commission" - $200.00 - 30 Jun 1954
Recommend and increase of his award to $297.20 - 20 Sep 1954
Case No. 6644 - Mr. D. D. McKenzie, 37 Old Mill Terrace, Toronto 18, Ontario
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Info P.O.W. File, R117 Vol 379

ID card - Officer David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF - 13 Apr 1945
ID card - Officer David Bruce McKenzie - RCAF - 13 Apr 1945
source RCAF - Service records - D. B. McKenzie - 24 Aug 2015

RCAF - Service records - D. B. McKenzie - request 11 Aug 2015 - received 24 Aug 2015 - PATS -
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- RAALTE GENERAL CEMETERY -

R/77490 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ian Reay Watson - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. - Grave 5 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820629
born 8 Apr 1922, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - died 26 Jun 1942, Luttenberg, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of John Watson, and of Jermie R. Watson, of Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A
Sgt. Ian Reay Watson - missing - , Mrs. J. R, Watson (mother), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Globe and Mail, 1942/07/08 -

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 02 Dec 1940
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Present Address: 1640 Sherbrook St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Permanent Address: 1640 Sherbrook St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation: Student - Religion: United Church of Canada - Marital Status: Single
Mr. John Watson (father) - born: Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland
Mrs. Jeannie Reid Sutherland (mother) - born: Reay, Caithness, Scotland
Enlistment: 12 Dec 1940, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5 feet 5 inches - Weight: 117 pounds - Eyes: Blue - Hair: Brown
Posted to: No. 2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba - Trade: Air Crew (Wireless Operator Airgunner) Standard
Air Gunners Badge: 8 Nov 1941
Embarked Halifax, Canada - 09 Dec 1941
Disembarked U.K. - 3 P.R.C. - 19 Dec 1941
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info: RCAF Service records - Watson

Logbook - R/77490 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ian Reay Watson - RCAF
Logbook - R/77490 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ian Reay Watson - RCAF
source RCAF - Service records - I. R. Watson - 26 Oct 2015


HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

- Epigraph on Watson memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Watson - request 17 Feb 2011 - received 15 Jun 2011 - PATS -



SGLO - T1631

HALIFAX Mk.II - V9993 - GV-U - 26 Jun 1942 - LUTTENBERG - CREW 7

918370 - 61037  - Flying Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Derek Whisken - DFC - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA R/71491 - J/96550 - F/Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Harry Francis Spratt - RCAF - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 24944 J/40353 - P/O. - Navigator - William Henry Andrews - RCAF - POW - in Camps 8B/344/L3, POW No. 24952 R/71717 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Robert Walker Wagstaff - RCAF - Age 32 - POW - in Camps L3/8B/344, POW No. 24946
641185 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Victor Arthur Martin - RAF - POW - in Camps L3/L6/L4, POW No. 338 R/72133 - J/15436 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - David Bruce Mckenzie - RCAF - INJ/POW - in Hospital ( Stalag 344 ), POW No. 475 R/77490 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ian Reay Watson - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

- 2 KIA - 5 POW -

WHISKEN(†) - SPRATT - ANDREWS - WAGSTAFF
MARTIN - McKENZIE - WATSON(†)


Contact Whisken is pending - 05 Jun 2013 - PATS
Contact McKenzie is pending - 16 Jun 2013 - PATS
Contact Wagstaff is pending - 13 Aug 2014 - PATS
Contact Martin is pending - 20 Aug 2014 - PATS
Contact Spratt is pending - 15 Jun 2015 - PATS

Last update 20 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2994

Lancaster Mk.III - JA907 - MG-U - F/O. J. W. Leitch - Near Oudleusen ( Overijssel)
7 Squadron RAF - Wednesday 20 October 1943 - Operation Leipzig
6 KIA - 1 INJ/POW



JA907 was issued to No.7 Squadron 18 Jul 43 ex-32 MU
JA907 was one of two No.7 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See below JB175 report
JA907 took part in the following Key Operations: Hamburg 2/3 Aug 43; Peenemünde 17/18 Aug 43;
Mannheim 23/24 Sep 43. This aircraft had a total 151 hrs when lost
Lancaster Mk.III JA907 MG-U was airborne - 17:39 - 20 Oct 1943 from Oakington, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Oudleusen (Overijssel), 14 km ENE of Zwolle, Holland
Those killed are buried in Dalfsen General Cemetry
F/Sgt. Jolliffe's DFM was not Gazetted until 17 Apr 1945
Sgt. Frank W. Lashford was confined in Hospital due injuries, no POW No. ......
Sgt. Lashford states that the Lancaster burst into flames as he bailed out at a very low level

Crew - Lancaster Mk.III - JA907 - MG-U
Crew - Lancaster Mk.III - JA907 - MG-U
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 30 Oct 2010 -

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JA907 - MG-U - 20 Oct 1943 - Mission: Leipzig
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409060 - F/O. - Pilot - J. W. Leitch - DFC - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-13

743037 - 81062 - F/Lt. - Navigator - A. G. Macleod - DFC - RAFVR - Age - 36 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-15

1032217 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. Hardy - RAFVR - Age - 23 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-Joint-17

945729 - F/Sgt. - Engineer - F. W. Lashford - RAFVR - INJ/POW - in Hospital, no POW No. ......

1320077 - F/Sgt. - Observer - C. B. Jolliffe - DFM - RAFVR - Age - 31 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-Joint-17

1805859 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - F. E. Noble - RAFVR - Age - 20 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-14

1378201 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - F. H. Simmonds - RAFVR - Age - 29 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-16
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

- Service number F/Sgt. F. W. LASHFORD - via Col Bruggy - via Rafcommands forum - 20 Dec 2008

Loss Card - JA907 - MG-U - Leitch
Loss Card - JA907 - MG-U - Leitch - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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409060 - Flying Officer - Pilot - James Westwood Leitch - DFC - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA
- of Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 13 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820412
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 125
Son of William Angus and Pearl Lena Seaman Leitch
husband of Marion Helen Leitch, of Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia
birthplace: Townsville, Queensland - Occupation: Chartered Accountant - A.I.C.A

F/O. James Westwood Leitch
409060 - F/O. James Westwood Leitch - DFC - RAAF
- source - awm.gov.au -
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743037 - 81062 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator - Arthur George Macleod - DFC - RAFVR - Age 36 - KIA
- of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 15 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820415
Son of John Donald and Mary Leslie Macleod, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, UK
husband of Margaret Macleod, of Hamilton, UK
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1032217 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Joseph Hardy - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Sheffield, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Joint Grave 17 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820407
Son of Joseph and Winifred May Hardy, of Sheffield, UK


"THY WILL BE DONE"

- Epigraph on Hardy memorial -
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945729 - F/Sgt. - Engineer - Frank William Lashford - RAFVR - INJ/POW
confined in Hospital due injuries in Hospital, no POW No. ......

??? Possibility ??? need to be verified !!! - info PATS
Birth 1st Qtr. 1918 - Francis W. Lashford - mother's surname: Stokoe - district: Sunderland, Durham Co. - Vol. 10A - Page: 1183
Death 2nd Qtr. 1961 - Francis W. Lashford - district: Gateshead, Durham Co. - Vol. 1A - Page: 758 - Age 43
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1320077 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Charles Benjamin Jolliffe - DFM - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
- of Thornton Heath, Surrey, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Joint Grave 17 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820410
Son of William and Anna Elizabeth Jolliffe, of Thornton Heath, Surrey, UK
born 25 Sep 1912 - husband of Greta May Jolliffe née Ratcliffe, of Thornton Heath, Surrey, UK
War Ops No. 31 - Leipzig

Flight Sergeant - Observer - Charles Benjamin Jolliffe - DFM - RAFVR Flight Sergeant - Observer - Charles Benjamin Jolliffe - DFM - RAFVR
F/Sgt. Charles Benjamin Jolliffe - RAFVR
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 30 Oct 2010 -


"GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

- Epigraph on Jolliffe memorial -
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1805859 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Francis Edward Noble - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Camberwell, London, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 14 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820416
Son of Peter Noble, and of Mary Anne Noble, of Camberwell, London, UK


"... YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED
YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED
IN THE LAND YOU LOVED"

- Epigraph on Noble memorial -
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1378201 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Frederick Henry "Pete" Simmonds - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
- of Leytonstone, Essex, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 16 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820418
Son of Frederick James Simmonds and Rachel Simmonds, of Leytonstone, Essex, UK


AND SHALL IT BE SAID
THAT HE DIED IN VAIN ?
WE, WHO LIVE ON,
MUST NEVER FAIL HIM

- Epigraph on Simmonds memorial -
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SGLO - T2994

LANCASTER Mk.III - JA907 - MG-U - 20 Oct 1943 - OUDLEUSEN - CREW 7

409060 - Flying Officer - Pilot - James Westwood Leitch - DFC - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA 743037 - 81062 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator - Arthur George Macleod - DFC - RAFVR - Age 36 - KIA 1032217 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Joseph Hardy - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 945729 - F/Sgt. - Engineer - Frank W. Lashford - RAFVR - INJ/POW - in Hospital, no POW No. ......
1320077 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Charles Benjamin Jolliffe - DFM - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 1805859 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Francis Edward Noble - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1378201 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Frederick Henry 'Pete' Simmonds - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 INJ/POW -

LEITCH(†) - MACLEOD(†) - HARDY(†) - LASHFORD
JOLLIFFE(†) - NOBLE(†) - SIMMONDS(†)


Contact Noble is pending - 03 Sep 2014 - PATS

Last update - 27 Aug 2015 - PATS

Also lost from Squadron 7 on the same mission
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SGLO - T2995

Lancaster Mk.III - JB175 - MG-A - 19:20 - crashed near Gieten
Squadron 7 - 20th October 1943 - Operation Leipzig
7 KIA
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Lancaster Mk.III JB175 - MG-A was airborne - 17:44 - hrs on 20 Oct 1943 from Oakington,UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, 1V./NJG1)
crashed - 19:20 - at Gieten (prov. of Drenthe) - 8 mi E of Assen, Holland
Location: Noordes of Gieten, near Zwanemeer-bos
All rest in Gieten General Cemetery

!!! NOTE !!!
There are other records which claimed this "Abschusz" to the West-Battery on the Isle of Vlieland.
In this "Abschuszmeldung", according Leeuwarden, no nightfighter was active in that section
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Kind regards Dik Bruin, Vlieland - SGLO Member - 03 Dec 2013


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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JB175 - MG-A - 20 Oct 1943 - Mission: Leipzig
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1316881 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Donald Moulton Watson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

570403 - Sergeant - Navigator - Frank Edward White - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

1271552 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Edwin Carter - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

631262 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - David Strachan Wilson - RAF - Age 21 - KIA

1320385 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Ernest Charles Pocknell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

930345 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Leonard Walter Searle - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

656684 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Kenneth Gore - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - JB175 - MG-A - Watson
Loss Card - JB175 - MG-A - Watson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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- GIETEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

1316881 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Donald Moulton Watson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of Willesden, Middlesex, UK - Plot B. Grave 773 - Gieten General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820829
Son of the Revd. Stanley E. Watson and E. Winifred Watson, of Willesden, Middlesex, UK


"ERECT, CLEAR EYED,
UPON THEIR BROWS
THY NAME THEY BEAR"

- Epigraph on Watson memorial -
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570403 - Sergeant - Navigator - Frank Edward White - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
of Kew Gardens, Surrey, UK - Plot B. Grave 774 - Gieten General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820830
Son of Frank Henry and Amy Mary White, of Kew Gardens, Surrey, UK


HIS NAME IS WRITTEN
IN LETTERS OF LOVE
IN THE HEARTS
HE LEFT AT HOME

- Epigraph on White memorial -
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1271552- Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Edwin Carter - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
of Brighton, Sussex, UK - Plot B. Grave 775 - Gieten General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820825
Husband of Lorna Margaret Carter née King, of Brighton, Sussex, UK

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Edwin Carter and Ms. Lorna Margaret King - district: Brighton - Vol 2b Page 558


TEARS IN MY EYES
EVER GLISTEN:
MY HEART IS ALWAYS SAD
FOR THE HUBBY I LOVED - LORNA

- Epigraph on Carter memorial -
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631262- Sergeant - Flight Engineer - David Strachan Wilson - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
of UK - Plot B. Grave 776 - Gieten General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820831
Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, UK
husband of Phyllis Wilson née Stevenson, UK

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1943 - Mr. David S. Wilson and Ms. Phyllis Stevenson - district: Haslingden - Vol 8e Page 179


EVER REMEMBERED
BY HIS LOVING WIFE

- Epigraph on Wilson memorial -
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1320385 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Ernest Charles Pocknell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of Plumstead, London, UK - Plot B. Grave 795 - Gieten General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820827
Son of Ernest Edmund and Emma Mary Pocknell, of Plumstead, London, UK


HE BLEST THE EARTH
AND HE IS BLEST
OF GOD AN MAN FOR EVER

- Epigraph on Pocknell memorial -
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930345 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Leonard Walter Searle - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
of Abbey Wood, Kent, UK - Plot B. Grave 796 - Gieten General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820828
Husband of Ivy Ethel Doris Searle, of Abbey Wood, Kent, UK


A CORNER
THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND.
AMIDST LIFE'S CHANGES
WE NEVER FORGET

- Epigraph on Searle memorial -
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656684 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Kenneth Gore - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK - Plot B. Grave 797 - Gieten General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820826
Son of Bertie and Mabel Gore, of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
B.A. (Oxon.) University College
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SGLO - T2995

LANCASTER Mk.III - JB175 - MG-A - 20 Oct 1943 - GIETEN - CREW 7

1316881 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Donald Moulton Watson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 570403 - Sergeant - Navigator - Frank Edward White - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 1271552- Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Edwin Carter - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 631262- Sergeant - Flight Engineer - David Strachan Wilson - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
1320385 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Ernest Charles Pocknell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 930345 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Leonard Walter Searle - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA 656684 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Kenneth Gore - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

WATSON(†) - WHITE(†) - CARTER(†) - WILSON(†)
POCKNELL(†) - SEARLE(†) - GORE(†)


Last update - 18 Jun 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T4288

Lancaster Mk.I - ME700 - VN-V 'Vengeance' - P/O. O. G. Korpela - 02:09 - at Welsum (Overijssel)
50 Squadron - RAF - 23rd September 1944 - Operation Dortmund-Ems Canal
4 KIA - 3 EVD



ME700 was delivered to No. 50 Squadron - Mar 44. ME700 also wore the ID VN-N
ME700 took part in the following Key Raids:
Nuremberg 30/31Mar 44; Schweinfurt 26/27 Apr 44;Lille 10/11 May 44; Duisberg 21/22 May 44
When lost this aircraft had a total of 446 hours
The target for this operation is variously named:
(a) Dortmund-Ems Canal
(b) Ladbergen
(c) Münster
Lancaster Mk.I - ME700 - VN-V was airborne - 18:43 - 23 Sep 44 from Skellingthorpe
to breach the Dortmund-Eems Canal at Ladbergen, just to the N of Münster
Crashed - 23:40 - 23 Sep 1944 - Welsum - municipality Dalfsen in the Dutch province of Overijssel
Those killed are buried in the town's General Cemetery
P/O. Oliver G. Korpela - RCAF, Sgt. H. Mcfarlane, and F/O. C. D. Lucas were able to Evade

Crew Lancaster Mk.I ME700 - VN-V
Crew P/O. Korpela - in front of a Short Stirling
Stirling info by Stefan Hendriks - 10 Feb 2011
- courtesy Rob Fera - 06 Feb 2011 -

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - ME700 - VN-V - 23 Sep 1944 - Mission: Dortmund-Ems Canal
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J/24402 - P/O. - Pilot - Oliver G. Korpela - RCAF - EVD

1395660 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - E. H. Tunnell - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-21

1332939 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. Larcome - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-22

1822135 - ?1822137? - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Harry MacFarlane - RAFVR - EVD

1323837 - 153271 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Charles D. Lucas - RAFVR - EVD

R/134822 - J/38162 - F/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - A. B. Harvey - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-23

R/128954 - J/21396 - F/O. - Rear Air Gunner - J. M. Dunsmuir - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-20
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ME700 - VN-V - Korpela
Loss Card - ME700 - VN-V  - Korpela - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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J/24402 - P/O. - Pilot - Oliver G. Korpela - RCAF - EVD
born 18 Jun 1920, Nemegos, ON - died 19 Feb 2006, Sudbury, ON - Age 85
Nemegos = Small Finish settlement near Chapleau - 225 km NW of Sudbury -

Statement P/O. Oliver Korpela (RCAF J/24402): Shot down by a Fw-190,
crashed near the house of miller Feijen, Welsumerweg at Welsum, 2 km NE of Dalfsen, 23.40 hrs
F/O. Charles D. LUCAS - 153271 - was the bomb aimer
Sgt. Harry McFARLANE - 1822137 - the flight engineer
They were liberated by advancing allied troops 30-3-1945 at Zelhem ( Prov. of Gelderland ), Holland
- info by Henk Welting - via Raf Commands - 20 Dec 2008 -

"1,546 RCAF PERSONNEL RETURN FROM OVERSEAS" - Globe and Mail, 1945/05/23
Royal Canadian Air Force - repatriation -
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O.G. Korpela, Kormack, ON
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Oliver George Korpela
Oliver George Korpela - along water plane
source Korpela - via Stefan Hendriks - 18 Oct 2013

Oliver George Korpela, Pilot Officer RCAF
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June 18, 1920 - February 19, 2006
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In loving memory of Oliver Korpela, 85 years, who passed quietly and with stoic dignity,
surrounded by his family on Sunday February 19, 2006. Born in Nemegos, June 18, 1920,
Oliver spent his youth in the logging camps of the remote north before enlisting
in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was later attached to the RAF Bomber Command, Squadron 50,
where he piloted his Lancaster bomber to many successful missions over Germany,
before being shot down over Holland.
As one of only 3 surviving crew members, he was taken in by the Dutch Resistance,
posing as a deaf mute tailor “Jan Bos” surviving many close calls with the enemy.
After liberation of Holland, he returned to the Chapleau region where he ran a number
of successful lumber mills.
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- info Korpela - from his obituary - Feb 2006 -

1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
born 1921, UK
- of Stamford Hill, London, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 21 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820420
Son of Frederick William Tunnell and Florence Annie Tunnell née Lowry, of Stamford Hill, London, UK
Sibling: Douglas F. Tunnell (M)

1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR
Fl/Sgt. - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell
image via Jonathan F. Tunnell (nephew) - 04 Jun 2013

Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1918 - Mr. Frederick W. Tunnell and Ms. Florence Annie Lowry - district: Islington, UK
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Eric H. Tunnell - mother's surname: Lowry - district: Hackney, UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1924 - Douglas F. Tunnell - mother's surname: Lowry - district: Hackney, UK
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Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1952 - Douglas Frederick Tunnell - spouse: Ms. Joan Unwin - district: Chippenham, Wiltshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1956 - Jonathan Frederick Tunnell - mother's surname: Unwin - district: Stoke N'ton, UK
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info: via FreeBMD

Douglas Frederick Tunnell, Joan Tunnell and Jonathan F. Tunnell, Cockfosters, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 9DX
info: Electoral Roll records 2002

Douglas Frederick Tunnell (deceased Jan 2011 - Age 86) - info Mrs. Joan Tunnell (wife) - 24 May 2013
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Cover - Flying Log Book - 1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR Name - Flying Log Book - 1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR
Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 - Flying Log Book - 1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR
Aug 1944 - Flying Log Book - 1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR
Summary Aug 1944 - Flying Log Book - 1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR - final page
FLYING LOG BOOK - F/SGT. TUNNELL E. H.
1395660 - F/Sgt. Eric Henry Tunnell - FLYING TIMES (till Sep 1944) - Day: 262.40 - Night: 279.05
Sep 1944 is not in Log Book
Logbook via Jonathan F. Tunnell (nephew) - 10 Jul 2013
Flying Log Book of F/Sgt. E. H. Tunnell was handed by PATS to WWII Museum in Dalfsen - 04 Oct 2013 - PATS


GOD TOOK OUR LOVE ONE
FROM OUR HOME
BUT HE LIVES FOR EVER
IN OUR HEARTS

- Epigraph on Tunnell memorial -
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1332939 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond 'Red' Larcome - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born 1923, UK
- of Farnborough, Hampshire, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 22 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820411
Son of Alfred Henry Larcome and Beatrice Mary Larcome née Paris, of Farnborough, Hampshire, UK

Marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1911 - Mr. Alfred H. Larcome and Ms. Beatrice M. Paris - district: Hartley Wintney, Hampshire Co., UK
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1911 - Alfred E. Larcome - mother's surname: Paris - district: Farnham, Hampshire Co., UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1912 - Nancy R. Larcome - mother's surname: Paris - district: Farnham, Hampshire Co., UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Olive Larcome - mother's surname: Paris - district: Hartley Wintney, Hampshire Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1923 - Raymond Larcome - mother's surname: Paris - district: Hartley Wintney, Hampshire Co., UK
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1935 - Alfred E. Larcome - spouse: Gladys M. Glew - district: Aldershot, Hampshire Co., UK
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1935 - Nancy R. Larcome - spouse: Charles Harkin - district: Aldershot, Hampshire Co., UK
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1936 - Michael F. Harkin - mother's surname: Larcome - district: Surrey Mid Eastern, Surrey, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1939 - Anthony J. Harkin - mother's surname: Larcome - district: Surrey Mid Eastern, Surrey, UK
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1937 - Olive Larcome - spouse: William Francis Ainsley - district: Aldershot, Hampshire Co., UK
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1947 - Raymond W. Ainsley - mother's surname: Larcome - district: Aldershot, Hampshire Co., UK
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info: via FreeBMD


OUR DEARLY BELOVED SON,
RAYMOND.
WORTHY
OF EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE

- Epigraph on Larcome memorial -
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1822135 - ?1822137? - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Harry MacFarlane - RAFVR - EVD

1822137 - MarcFarlane. H
18221237 - MarcFarlane. H
!!! Discrepancy !!! Given as 1822137 and 18221237 in Service Records of Harvey !!! - info PATS

Loss Card - clip - FE - Macfarlane H. Sgt. - 18221237 - Safe
18221237 - Sgt. H. Macfarlane
!!! Discrepancy !!! Given as 18221237 on "Loss Card" !!! - info PATS

AIR78-100-0-10 - 1822137 - Henry Harrison MacFarlane
AIR78-100-0-10 - 1822137 - Henry Harrison MacFarlane
1822137 belongs to Henry Harrison MacFarlane - info PATS
!!! Discrepancy !!! Needs verification !!! - info PATS - 09 Jul 2013
!!! PROOF FOUND !!! ... see below ... - info PATS - 12 Jul 2013

H. H. MACFARLANE
H. H. MACFARLANE
Proof found that "Harry" MacFarlane is 1822137 - Henry Harrison MacFarlane
writing on Gerard Hueting's note of seven helped airmen gives H. H. as first and middle name
source Gerard Hueting

1822137 - Sgt. Henry 'Harry' Harrison MacFarlane - RAFVR
1822137 - Sgt. Henry 'Harry' Harrison MacFarlane - RAFVR
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 06 Feb 2011 -

McFarlane - Boschker - Lucas . Celia - Harry McFarlane - Annie de Haan - Charles Lucas
. . . . . McFarlane - Jan Boschker - Lucas . . . . . . Celia - Harry McFarlane - Annie de Haan - Charles Lucas
Having a good time with their helpers - exchanging uniforms - 1944
Harry MacFarlane and Charles Lucas stayed with Ben and Annie de Haan - near Oud Leusden
in the house named "de Vechthorst" - ( property of family Hueting )
Jan Boschker, brother of Annie de Haan, and his fiancée Celia
- courtesy MacFarlane - via Henk Oosterink - 17 Feb 2009 -
!!! Discrepancy !!! - Boschker - Boske - info PATS

Harry MacFarlane - RTVOOST - Clip - Dalfsen 2004 Harry MacFarlane - RTVOOST - Clip - Dalfsen 2004
2004 - Newsclip/Video - Harry MacFarlane and Netty Berkelaar - 2004
- back in Dalfsen after 60 years - www.rtvoost.nl/nieuws/?nid=109327

When liberated they were brought to Eindhoven, from here on board of an American Dakota
near Swindon, UK - "Worst trip ever had" - info Harry MacFarlane - Dalfsen, 2004

1323837 - 153271 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Charles Dallyn Lucas - RAFVR - EVD

Gazette Issue 36248 published on the 12 Nov 1943 - page 5030
20 Aug 1943 - 1323837 Charles Dallyn Lucas (153271)
Supplement to the LONDON GAZETTE, 16 Nov 1943

F/O. Charles Dallyn Lucas - RAFVR Skectch by Dick Fuller - Charles D. Lucas - Zelhem
153271 - F/O. Charles D. Lucas - RAFVR . . . . . . . . . sketch of C. D. Lucas
As a commercial artist, American Dick Fuller made this sketch of Lucas in Zelhem
- image and sketch - via Henk Oosterink -

J/24402 - F/Lt. (Pilot) Oliver KORPELA - RCAF - Lancaster Mk.I ME700 VN-N - 23 Sep 1944 - see Dalfsen
1323837 - 153271 - F/O. ( Bomb Aimer) Charles Dallyn LUCAS - RAFVR - Lancaster Mk.I ME700 VN-N - 23 Sep 1944 - see Dalfsen
1822137 - Sgt. ( Flight Engineer ) Harry McFARLANE - RAFVR - Lancaster Mk.I ME700 VN-N - 23 Sep 1944 - see Dalfsen
O-2061923 - 2nd Lt. ( Co-Pilot) Richard P. FULLER - USAAF - B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - 6 Dec 1944 - see Ronduite
J/14529 - F/O. (Pilot) Joseph Anatole CÔTÉ - RCAF - Typhoon IB RB204 - 14 Jan 1945 - see Dalfsen
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These "Lucky Five" were liberated by advancing allied troops 30-3-1945 at Zelhem ( Prov. of Gelderland ), Holland
- info by Henk Welting - 21 Dec 2008 - via Raf Commands -

R/134822 - J/38162 - Flying Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Angus Beverly Harvey - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA
- of Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, Canada - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 23 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820408
born 25 Apr 1919, Rapid City, Manitoba, Canada - died 23 Sep 1944, Dalfsen, The Netherlands - Age 25
Son of Henry W. and Jannette E. Harvey, of Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, Canada
Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1944, Lethbridge
HARVEY Angus - H. W. Harvey, Rapid, Manitoba

09 Oct 1940 - E N R O L M E N T - NON-PERMANENT ACTIVE MILITIA OF CANADA
2nd Battalion - ROYAL WINNIPEG RIFLES
Regimental No.: H520 449
Religion: Baptist - Occupation: Truck Driver
Height: 5'10½" - Weight: 170 pounds - Color of Eyes: Grey - Color of Hair: Brown

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 27 Oct 1941
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Angus Beverly Harvey
Present address: Room 302 Y.M.C.A. Winnipeg - Telephone: 22861
Permanent address: Rapid City, Manitoba
Place of Birth: Rapid City, Manitoba - Citizenship: Canadian
Date of Birth: April 25th 1919 - Single
Particulars of Children: none
Occupation: Fireman (boiler) - Religion: Baptist - Languages: English
Father: Henry Ward Harvey, born: Waterloo, Quebec, Canada - Occupation: Salesman
Mother: Jannette Elizabeth Mary Alford, born: Waterloo, Quebec, Canada
Address (parents): Rapid City, Manitoba, Canada - Citizenship: Canadian
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Henry W. Harvey (79) abt. 1866 - Father - Rapid City, Man.
Jeanette E. M. Harvey (59) abt. 1886 - Mother - Rapid City, Man.
Marriage of parents: 30 Dec 1908, Richmond, Quebec
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William H. Harvey (49) abt. 1896 - Half-Brother - The Pas, Man.
Omar W. Harvey (..) abt. 1... - Half-Brother - deceased Nov. 1919
Gordon W. Harvey (36) abt. 1909 - Brother - 4559 LaSalle Blvd., Verdun, Quebec
Winnifred I. Harvey (34) abt. 1911 - Sister - 49 Baird St., Ottawa, ON
Winston A. Harvey (32) abt. 1913 - Brother - Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan, B.C.
Margaret J. Harvey (30) abt. 1915 - Sister - 196 Sherbrooke St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Marion J. Harvey (28) abt. 1917 - Sister - Rapid City, Man.
Angus Beverly Harvey - born 25 Apr 1919 - Rapid City, Man.
T. Garth Harvey (24) abt. 1921 - Brother - R.C.A.F. Overseas
Francis W. Harvey (22) abt. 1923 - Brother - Rapid City, Man.
Mrs. Allison C. Ransom (21) abt. 1924 - Sister - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pte. Vera C. Harvey (18) abt. 1927 - Sister - #W-30758 C.W.A.C - X-Ray Dept. Chorley Park Military Hosp., North Rosedale, Ontario
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Signed: Jeannette E. M. Harvey (mother), 21 Aug 1945, Rapid City, Manitoba
Occupation of Angus Beverly Harvey: Truck driver & Creamery helper
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info: RCAF - Service records - Harvey

R/134822 - J/38162 - F/O. - Angus Beverly Harvey - RCAF R/134822 - J/38162 - F/O. - Angus Beverly Harvey - RCAF R/134822 - J/38162 - F/O. - Angus Beverly Harvey - RCAF
R/134822 - J/38162 - F/O. - Angus Beverly Harvey - RCAF
left image - source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 06 Feb 2011 -
other images - source: RCAF Service Records - xerox 11 May 2013 - 29 Jan 2017


"I AM THE RESURRECTION,
AND THE LIFE"

- Epigraph on Harvey memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Harvey - request 18 Aug 2012 - received 11 May 2013 - PATS -

R/128954 - J/21396 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - John Murray Dunsmuir - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 20 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820404
born 21 May 1918, Canada - died 23 Sep 1944, Dalfsen, The Netherlands - Age 26
Son of John and Janet Adrian Dunsmuir, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
husband of Thelma Adelaide Dunsmuir née Butlin, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1944, Lethbridge
DUNSMUIR John Murray - Mrs. J. M. Dunsmuir, Alberta

R/128954 - J/21396 - F/O. - John Murray Dunsmuir - RCAF R/128954 - J/21396 - F/O. - John Murray Dunsmuir - RCAF R/128954 - J/21396 - F/O. - John Murray Dunsmuir - RCAF
R/128954 - J/21396 - F/O. - John Murray Dunsmuir - RCAF
other images - source: RCAF Service Records - xerox 11 May 2013 - 27 Jan 2017
middle image - source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 06 Feb 2011 -

AIR FORCE CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 1944/10/27
Air Force Casualties - Oct 26 - List No. 1024 - RCAF
Missing After Air Operations
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Dunsmuir, John Murray, FO. - Edmonton
Harvey, Angus Beverley, FO. - Rapid City, Manitoba
Korpela, Oliver George, FO. - Kalle G. Korpela ( father) Sudbury, Ontario
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12 Aug 1940 - ATTESTATION - NON-PERMANENT ACTIVE MILITIA OF CANADA
2nd Battalion - B.C. REGIMENT "D.C.O.R" N.P.A.M
Regimental No.: K439686 - Riffleman
Religion: United Church - Occupation: Clerk
Height: 5'8" - Weight: 138 pounds - Color of Eyes: Blue - Color of Hair: Brown

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 15 Sep 1941
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John Murray Dunsmuir
Present address: 1520 West 34th, Vancouver, B.C. - Telephone: Kerr.2408 - Sey.2321
Permanent address: 1520 West 34th, Vancouver, British Columbia
Place of Birth: Vancouver, B.C. - Citizenship: Canadian
Date of Birth: May 21st 1918 - Single
Particulars of Children: none
Occupation: Shipping Clerk - Religion: United Church - Languages: English
Father: John Dunsmuir, born: Wellington, V.I. - Occupation: Automotive Wholesale Merchant
Mother: Janet Wilson Adrian, born: Annick Lodge, Ayreshire, Scotland
Address (parents): 1520 West 34th, Vancouver, British Columbia - Citizenship: Canadian
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Thelma Adelaide Dunsmuir (26) abt. 1919 - Widow - 11514 - 91st Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Marriage: 24 Jul 1943
John Dunsmuir (51) abt. 1894 - Father - 1950 Robson St, Vancouver, B.C.
Janet Wilson Dunsmuir (50) abt. 1895 - Mother - 1950 Robson St, Vancouver, B.C.
Marriage of parents: 27 Jun 1917
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Dorothy Agnes Kennedy (Mrs.) (26) abt. 1919 - Sister - 4092½ - W. 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
Patricia Mary Nicholson (Mrs.) (22) abt. 1923 - Sister - 1950 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C.
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Signed: Thelma Adelaide Dunsmuir (widow), 27 Jun 1945, Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation of John Murray Dunsmuir: Worked with his father's firm - Automotive accessoires - Vancouver
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info: RCAF - Service records - Dunsmuir


"AT LAST, O LORD,
LET TROUBLE CEASE
AND LET THY SERVANT
REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Dunsmuir memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Dunsmuir - request 18 Aug 2012 - received 11 May 2013 - PATS -



SGLO - T4288

LANCASTER Mk.I - ME700 - VN-V - 23 Sep 1944 - WELSUM - CREW 7

J/24402 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Oliver George Korpela - RCAF - EVD 1395660 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Eric Henry Tunnell - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Dalfsen 1332939 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond 'Red' Larcome - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Dalfsen 1822137 - Sgt. Flight Engineer - Henry 'Harry' Harrison MacFarlane - RAFVR - EVD
1323837 -  153271 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Charles Dallyn Lucas - RAFVR - EVD R/134822 - J/38162 - Flying Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Angus Beverly Harvey - RCAF - KIA - Cemetery Dalfsen R/128954 - J/21396 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - John Murray Dunsmuir - RCAF - KIA - Cemetery Dalfsen

- 4 KIA - 3 EVD -

KORPELA - TUNNELL(†) - LARCOME(†) - MACFARLANE
LUCAS - HARVEY(†) - DUNSMUIR(†)


Contact Korpela is pending - 16 Oct 2007 - PATS
Contact MacFarlane is pending - 01 Jul 2009 - PATS
Contact Harvey is pending - 15 May 2013 - PATS
Contact Tunnell is pending - 17 May 2013 - PATS

Last update - 14 Feb 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T3743

Mustang Mk.III - P-51B-5-NA - FX979 - UZ-A - F/O. C. Oberdak - Dalmsholte - 12:30
306 (Polish) RAF Squadron - 30 May 1944
1 EXE




Under construction

F/O. Czesław Oberdak F/O. Czesław Oberdak F/O. Czesław Oberdak
born 20 Jul 1921, Krakau - F/O. Czesław Oberdak - died 08 Mar 1945, Woeste Hoeve - Age 23

F/O. Czesław Oberdak and 1st Lt. Frank Coslett
F/O. Czesław Oberdak (l) and 1st Lt. Frank Coslett (r) - in Amsterdam
source of images: Richard Schuurman
Flying Officer (ppor.) P-2224 - Czesław Oberdak, 306Sqn Poland - 8 March 1945 - executed near 'Woeste Hoeve'
1st Lt. - Navigator - Franklin Dent Coslett - EVD - B-24H #42-52506 - 29 Apr 1944, crash Uddel - MACR #4944



SGLO - T3743

MUSTANG Mk.III - P-51B-5-NA - FX979 - UZ-A - 30 May 1944 - DALMSHOLTE - CREW 1

P-2224 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Czesław Oberdak - RAF/PAF - Age 23 - EXE
- 1 EXE -

OBERDAK(†) - 8 Mar 1945, Woeste Hoeve, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands



De zoektocht naar de geëxecuteerde piloot Czesław Oberdak
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Op 8 maart 1945 schoot een Duits vuurpeloton bij Woeste Hoeve 117 mannen dood
als vergelding voor de aanslag op SS-generaal Hanns Rauter. Onder de doden bevond
zich de 23-jarige Poolse oorlogsvlieger Czesław Oberdak.
Niemand (her)kende hem en hij werd naamloos begraven.
Aangespoord door een brief van Oberdaks zus, die onvermoeibaar was blijven zoeken
naar haar verdwenen broertje, verdiepte journalist Richard Schuurman zich in deze zaak.


Cover - SPOOR NAAR WOESTE HOEVE - 1st PRINT 2012 - RICHARD SCHUURMAN
SPOOR NAAR WOESTE HOEVE
2012 - Richard Schuurman - ISBN/EAN: 9789087043346
416 pages, hardcover - € 25
order - publisher: Verloren b.v.


Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 12 Oct 2016
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SGLO - T1786

Wellington Mk.IV - Z1212 - UV-V - Sgt. C. C. Viney - 23:45 - at Dalmsholte near Dalfsen
460 Squadron - RAAF - 27th August 1942 - Operation Kassel
4 KIA - 1 POW



Z1212 was one of two No.460 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation. Also lost was Z1259
Wellington Mk.IV - Z1212 - UV-V was airborne - 20:07 - 27 Aug 42 from Breighton, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Herbert Lütje, III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 23:45 - at Dalmsholte (Overijssel), 11 mi ESE of Zwolle, Holland
Those killed are buried in Dalfsen General Cemetery
405133 - Sgt. H. I. Munckton - RAAF - was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 26873

Crew Viney
Crew Viney
l-r: Sgt. Warren Jarret, Sgt. Colin Smith, F/Sgt. Cyril Viney, Sgt. Henry Turner and Sgt. Nick Dan
source Margaret Betty (daughter)
via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 22 Mar 2011

Sgt. Dan was the original Bomb Aimer - sadly he was KIA while with Z1463 crew - 10 Aug 1942
SGLO - T1769
460 squadron - Wellington Mk.IV - Z1463 - UV-L - Mission: Osnabrück
Z1463 took off from Breighton at 00:10 hrs and crashed near Hengelo 12 km SE of Zutphen, Holland
Cause of crash not established. All (5) are buried in Hengelo (Gelderland) General Cemetery

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Crew: Wellington Mk.IV - Z1463 - UV-L - 10 Aug 1942 - Mission: Osnabrück
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403175 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - James Alexander Finlay - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA - Grave 1 - CWGC ref. 2648114

401080 - Sgt. - Observer - Robert Allan Ponton - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA - Grave 5 - CWGC ref. 2648116

39099 - F/Sgt. - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Stephen Bryan Goord - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA - Grave 2 - CWGC ref. 2648115

403561 - Sgt. - Observer / Bomb Aimer - Nicholas Dan - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA - Grave 4 - CWGC ref. 2648113

402832 - F/Sgt. - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Kevin Argyle Smith - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA - Grave 3 - CWGC ref. 2648117
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z1463 - UV-L - Finlay
Loss Card - Z1463 - UV-L - Finlay - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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403175 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - James Alexander Finlay - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA
born 29 Dec 1912
- of Scone, New South Wales, Australia - Grave 1 - Hengelo (Gelderland) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648114
Unit: No. 460 Squadron
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
James Alexander Finlay's name is located at panel 107 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial
Son of George Merion Moriarty Finlay and Evelyne North Finlay née Bell, Thornwaite, Scone, New South Wales, Australia
Sibling: G. B. Finlay (brother)
Enlistment: 2 R.C. - 09 Dec 1940 - Religion: C. of E.
Date Embarked: 20 May 1941, Sydney

George Merion Moriarty Finlay (father) - 1871 - 1931 - Age ~60
Evelyn North Bell (mother) - 1878 - 1963 - Age ~85
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George Bogle Finlay (brother) - 1900 - 1947 - Age 46
Archibald Kirkman Finlay (brother) - 1901 - 1974 - Age ~73
Evelyne Sylvia Finlay (sister) - 1903 - 1993 - Age ~90
Marjorie Bell Finlay (sister) - 1906 - 1973 - Age ~67
Hugh Moriarty Finlay (brother) - 1908 - 1946 - Age ~38
Mary Elizabeth "Meggy" Finlay (sister) - 1910 - 1990 - age ~80
James Alexander "Sandy" Finlay - 29 Dec 1912 - 10 Aug 1942 - Age 29
Croyland Walter "Walter" Finlay (brother) - 1915 - 1921 - Age ~6
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family info: Archibald Bell Family - thebells.id.au - by Tim Bell



"SANDY"

- Epigraph on Finlay memorial -
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401080 - Sgt. - Observer - Robert Allan Ponton - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA
born 08 Aug 1913, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
- of Wannambool, Victoria, Australia - Grave 5 - Hengelo (Gelderland) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648116
Unit: No. 460 Squadron
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Robert Allan Ponton's name is located at panel 108 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial
Son of Mr. James Ponton and Mrs. Fanny Dale Ponton née Rice, of Wannambool, Victoria, Australia
Sibing: Marjorie Louisa Ponton (sister) - b.1909 - Unknown

Ship or Unit: R.A.A.F. Att R.A.F. U.K. 27 O.T.U
Occupation: Manager at Haig & Coy, Mt Gambier, S.A.
Cousin of Captain Nelson Rice, O.B.E. C.B.E. (Merchant Navy, England)
Captain Rice received these Hounors during 1940-1941
Address: F. D. Ponton (mother), c/o Mrs. E. Paton, 52 Strong Stret, Terang, Victoria, Australia

401080 - Sgt. - Observer - Robert Allan Ponton  - RAAF
401080 - Sgt. - Observer - Robert Allan Ponton - RAAF
Publisher: Freeman Studio, Georgetown, Australia - 1941
source: Erfgoedcentrum Achterhoek Liemers - ecal.nu


IN GOD'S CARE.
BELOVED, DEVOTED ONLY SON
OF F. D. PONTON,
TERANG, AUST.

- Epigraph on Ponton memorial -
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39099 - F/Sgt. - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Stephen Bryan Goord - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA
born 25 Nov 1913, Sittingborne, Kent, UK
of Waitara, New Zealand - Grave 2 - Hengelo (Gelderland) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648115
Son of Mr. Leonard F. Goord and Mrs. Mabel Goord née Bryant, of Sittingbourne, Kent, UK
Sibling: Thelma L. Goord

Enlistment: 20 Sep 1939, RNZAF Station, Ohakea, NZ
Height: 5 feet 6 inches - Weight 135 lbs - Colour of Eyes: Grey - Hair: Brown
Occupation: Labourer - Marital Status: Single - Religion: Church of England
Embarkment: New Zealand to Canada - 2 WS, Alberta
14 Apr 1941 - Gunners Badge
17 May 1941, Calgary Alberta, Canada - Silver identification bracelet given due highest marks as trainee
Embarkment: Canada to UK 3. P.R.C. 30 May 1941
Mr. Leonard F. Goord (father) - Killed in the 1914-1918 War
Mrs. Mabel Goord (mother) - remarried - Mrs. Jarvis is completely blind
Mr. Jarvis (Step-father)
German Totenliste 92 confirms death of N.Z. 39099 F/Sgt. S. B. Goord
332 hrs as Wireless Operator Air Gunner
05 Oct 1948 - Mrs. M. Jarvis (mother), Nelson Street, Waitara, Taranaki, New-Zealand

39099 - F/Sgt.  - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Stephen Bryan Goord - RNZAF
39099 - F/Sgt. - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Stephen Bryan Goord - RNZAF
Publisher: Kenneth Neal, Hawera, New Zealand - 1941
courtesy Goord family - 1947 - source: Erfgoedcentrum Achterhoek Liemers - ecal.nu

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1904 - Leonard Frederick Goord and Ms. Mabel Bryant - district: Milton, Kent Co., Vol 2a Page 1939
!!! L I K E L Y some siblings !!! - not verified - info PATS - 19 Jun 2015
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1905 - Donald Alfred S. Goord - district: Milton, Kent Co., Vol 2a Page 1030
Birth 4th Qtr. 1905 - Richard Francis Goord - district: Milton, Kent Co., Vol 2a Page 987
Birth 1st Qtr. 1906 - Catherine Chapman M. Goord - district: Milton, Kent Co., Vol 2a Page 1023
Birth 4th Qtr. 1906 - Jack Frank H. R. Goord - district: Milton, Kent Co., Vol 2a Page 974
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Thelma L. Goord - mother's surname: Bryant - district: Milton, Kent Co., Vol 2a Page 1822
Birth 1st Qtr. 1914 - Stephen B. Goord - mother's surname: Bryant - district: Milton, Kent Co., Vol 2a Page 1822

RNZAF - Service records - Goord - request 08 Dec 2015 - received 10 May 2016 - PATS -
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403561 - Warrant Officer - Bomb Aimer - Nicholas Dan - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA
born 20 Aug 1918, Redfern, N.S.W., Australia
- of Randwick, New South Wales, Australia - Grave 4 - Hengelo (Gelderland) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648113
Unit: 27 Operational Training RAF
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Nicholas Dan's name is located at panel 121 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial
Son of Mr. Elias Dan and Mrs. Marie Dan, of Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Place of enlistment: Sydney
Next of kin: Elias Dan (father)

403561 - Warrant Officer - Bomb Aimer - Nicholas Dan - RAAF
403561 - Warrant Officer - Bomb Aimer - Nicholas Dan - RAAF
source: Erfgoedcentrum Achterhoek Liemers - ecal.nu


OUR LOVING SON AND BROTHER.
HIS, THE GLORY
OURS, THE MEMORY

- Epigraph on Dan memorial -
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402832 - F/Sgt. - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Kevin Argyle Smith - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
born 18 Jul 1915, Grafton, N.S.W., Australia
- of Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia - Grave 3 - Hengelo (Gelderland) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648117
Unit: 27 Operational Training RAF
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Kevin Argyle Smith's name is located at panel 130 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial
Son of Mr. Ernest John Smith and Mrs. Pauline May Smith
husband of Hilda Josephine Smith, of Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
Place of enlistment: Sydney
Next of Kin: Hilda Smith (wife)


MISERERE MEI, DEUS,
SECUNDUM MAGNAM
MISERICORDIAM TUAM

- Epigraph on Smith memorial -
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SGLO - T1769

WELINGTON Mk.IV - Z1463 - UV-L - 10 Aug 1942 - HENGELO(GLD) - CREW 5

403175 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - James Alexander Finlay - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA 401080 - Sergeant - Observer - Robert Allan Ponton - RAAF - Age 29 - KIA 39099 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Stephen Bryan Goord - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA
403561 - Warrant Officer - Bomb Aimer - Nicholas Dan - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA 402832 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Kevin Argyle Smith - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
- 5 KIA -

FINLAY(†) - PONTON(†) - GOORD(†)
DAN(†) - SMITH(†)


Last update - 16 May 2016 - PATS
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Crew: Wellington Mk.IV - Z1212 - UV-V - 27 Aug 1942 - Mission: Kassel
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408139 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - C. C. Viney - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-2

411451 - Sgt. - Navigator - W. W. Jarrett - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-5

411397 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - C. H. MacKenzie Smith - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-4

405133 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - H. I. Munckton - RAAF - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 26873

403158 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - H. T. A. Turner - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-3
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z1212 - UV-V - Viney
Loss Card - Z1212 - UV-V - Viney - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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408139 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Cyril "Kim" Charles Viney - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Margate, Tasmania, Australia - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 2 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820422
born 08 Mar 1915, Edinburgh Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Enlistment: 03 Jan 1941, Hobart, TAS
Occupation: Farmer - previously: Radio Mechanic, Haulage worker, Stockman, Draughtsman, Cotton Grower
Enlistment - 3 Jan 1941, No. 6 Recruiting Centre, Hobart - Religion: Church of England
Previously served: 40th Bat. Hobart. 12 Months. L.Cpl. Signals - 1939-1940
Embarked 18 Sep 1941 at Sydney for UK
Son of Robert Cyril Erskin Viney and Ruby Holroyd Leigh Cliff Viney (née Johnston)
Sibling: AUS.30496 - Corporal - Philip Sidney Viney - born 10 Nov 1916, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
husband of Betty Viney née Allen, of Margate, Tasmania, Australia
02 Aug 1940 - married with Ms. Betty Allen (spinster)
Margaret Betty Viney (daughter) - born 11 Mar 1941
.......... Viney (son) - born 1942
- additional info from his RAAF Service Records - 45 pages - source naa.gov.au

30497 - Philip Sidney Viney (brother) - born 10 Nov 1916, Hobart, TAS - died 1982 - Age 65
Enlistment: 07 Aug 1940, Hobart, TAS
Next of Kin: M. VINEY (wife) - Date of Discharge: 29 Apr 1946 - Rank: Flight Sergeant

Flight Sergeant - Cyril 'Kim' Charles Viney - RAAF
Flight Sergeant - Cyril 'Kim' Charles Viney - RAAF
source Margaret Betty (daughter)
via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 22 Mar 2011

Extract - Letter to Philip Sydney Viney from Irwin Munckton
Extract - Letter to Philip Sydney Viney from Irwin Munckton
source Munckton's RAAF Service Record - page 23


GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

- Epigraph on Viney memorial -
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411451 - Sergeant - Navigator - Warren Wallace Jarrett - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA
- of Eccleston, New South Wales, Australia - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 5 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820409
born 09 Jun 1912, Eccleston, via Paterson, NSW - died 27 Aug 1942, Dalmsholte - Age 30
Enlistment: 28 Apr 1941, Sydney, NSW
Son of Joseph Newman Jarrett and Agnes Jarrett, "Allyn Vale", Eccleston, via Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: School Teacher - Place of enlistment: Sydney - Religion: Congregational
Munstering: Observer - Enlisted: 2 RC - Date Enlisted: 28 Apr 1941 - Date Embarked: 8 Aug 1941
Digital Copy of Service Records - 47 pages - source naa.gov.au

Sergeant - Warren Wallace Jarrett - RAAF
Sergeant - Warren Wallace Jarrett - RAAF
image via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 6 Feb 2011


THE LORD HATH GIVEN
AND THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY.
GOD IS LOVE

- Epigraph on Jarrett memorial -
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411397 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Colin Hugh Mackenzie Smith - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA
- of West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 4 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820419
born 13 Dec 1911, Hurstville, NSW
Enlistment: 28 Apr 1941, Sydney, NSW
Son of William Richard and Ann Smith, of West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
DUTY NOBLY DONE

- Epigraph on Smith memorial -
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405133 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF - POW
born 27 Aug 1919, Maryborough, QLD, Australia - died 1993 - Age ~74
Enlistment: 02 Feb 1941, Brisbane, QLD
Son of Norman Munckton and Rebecca Prentice
Siblings: Violet Irene Munckton (b.1913), Norman Allan Munckton (b.1914 – d.1985 - Age 71),
Mary Olive M. Munckton (b.1917 – d.1988 - Age 71) and Margaret Anne Munckton (b.1928 – d.2005 - Age 77)
Rebecca Prentice, b. 3 Sep 1880, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England, and d. 31 May 1962, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - Age 81
She married Norman Munckton on 12 Feb 1912, Leichardt St. Meth. Church, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Norman Munckton (b.1882 - d. 1958 - Age 76)

25/26 Jun 1942 - Z1335 UV-V - crew Frederick James Breen - mission Bremen
Pilot - 402760 - P/O. - Frederick James Breen - RAAF - Bockdale, NSW, Australia - KIA - Age 24 - 27 Jul 1942
Navigator - 404374 - F/O. - Allyn Clive Douglass - RAAF - Sandgate, NSW, Australia - KIA - Age 25 - 29 Apr 1944
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - 407103 - Sgt. Arthur Edward Frederick Stuart Jones - RAAF - Renmark, SA, Australia
Front Air Gunner / Bomb Aimer - 405133 - Sgt. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Rear Air Gunner - 407392 - Sgt. Robert David Cranston Munt - RAAF - Adelaide, NSW, Australia
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402760 - P/O. - Frederick James Breen - RAAF - Bockdale, NSW, Australia - Age 24
born 03 Mar 1918, St.Peters, NSW
Son of Frederick Charles and Alma Irene Marguerite Breen, Bockdale, New South Wales, Australia
Enlistment: Sidney
26/27 Jul 1942 - F/O. Breen was pilot of Wellington Z1483 - Mission: Hamburg
Wellington Z1483 - FTR - Buried in Hamburg Cemetery - Grave ref. Plot 6A - Grave F5


HE LOVED HIS COUNTRY

- Epigraph on Breen memorial -
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404374 - Squadron Leader - Allyn Clive Douglass - RAAF - DSO, DFC - Age 25
born 19 Jan 1919, Singleton, NSW
Son of William and Ruby Beatrice Douglass, Sandgate, New South Wales, Australia
Enlistment: Brisbane
On 29th April 1944 he was flying in Oxford LW999 which crashed near Wallan, Victoria, Australia
He was killed and was later buried in Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia - Grave ref. 1.P.B.12.

F/O. Allyn Clive Douglass - RAAF - 02 Aug 1943
F/O. Allyn Clive Douglass - RAAF - 02 Aug 1943
PORTRAIT OF 404374 SQUADRON LEADER A. C. DOUGLASS DFC, SANDGATE, NSW, AT RAAF OVERSEAS HQ,
WHO TO DATE HAS COMPLETED SIXTY ONE OPERATIONAL SORTIES INCLUDING ATTACKS ON COLOGNE (SIX),
DUSSELDORF (FOUR), ESSEN (EIGHT), STUTTGART (TWO), LE HAVRE (FOUR), DUISBERG, HAMBURG, DORTMUND,
AND MANY OTHER TARGETS.
- photo courtesy awn.gov.au - UK0334
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25 Jun 1942 - 09:30PM - Z1335 UV-V - crew P/O. Frederick James Breen - in front of 'Charlie'
25 Jun 1942 - 09:30PM - Z1335 UV-V - crew P/O. Frederick James Breen - in front of 'Charlie' - writing
Wellington Mk.IV Z1212 - UV-V - 25 Jun 1942 - crew F/O. F. J. Breen
photo courtesy W/O. Horatio Irwin Munckton - via John Juurlink - 09 Sep 2013

Sgt. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF Sgt. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
Sgt. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
courtesy Peter Munckton (son) - via capalaba - 05 Jun 2013

Kriegsgefangenpost - 25 Jun 1944 - Sgt. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
Kriegsgefangenpost - 25 Jun 1944 - Sgt. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
Kriegsgefangenpost - 25 Jun 1944 - Sgt. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
Luft III - Stalag 344 - Gefangenennummer: 26873
Addressee: Mrs. A. R. Foote (sister) ... Margaret Anne Munckton
image via Arthur Trevor Foote (nephew) - 30 May 2013

Statement W/O. - Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
Statement - W/O. - Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
source naa.gov.au

W/O. Horatio Irwin Munckton - welcome home - girlfriend Peg and Mom
W/O. Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF
Welcome home - repatriated prisoner of war, with girlfriend Miss Peg White and his mother
courtesy Peter Munckton (son) - via capalaba - 05 Jun 2013

Ordered Digital Copy of Service Records - source naa.gov.au - 30 May 2013
Digital Copy of Service Records - 48 pages - on-line - 06 Jun 2013
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403158 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Thomas Augustus Turner - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 3 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820421
born 28 Apr 1918, Balranald, NSW
Enlistment: 09 Dec 1940, Sydney, NSW
Son of Thomas Sholdize Turner and Daisy Florence Tumer
husband of Monica Muriel Turner, of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Father of Jann Turner (daughter)
M. M. Turner (widow), 115 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

Bremen 'here I come' Dadda - Wellington postcard sent to his daughter Jann
Bremen "here I come" Dadda
Wellington postcard sent to his daughter Jann
'Roscoe' - Jann - Monica Turner - Sydney Park 'Roscoe' - Jann - Monica Turner - Sydney Park
"Roscoe" - Jann (daughter) - Monica (wife) - Sydney Park
photos courtesy Jann Turner (daughter) - via John Juurlink - 09 Sep 2013
Nickname "Roscoe" - verified - 11 Sep 2013 - PATS


HE LOVED OUR LORD.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Turner memorial -
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Z1212 UV-V - Salvage by LGO - Engine in Jul 1992 - other parts on 05 Sep 1992 - location Dalmsholte



SGLO - T1786

WELINGTON Mk.IV - Z1212 - UV-V - 27 Aug 1942 - DALMSHOLTE - CREW 5

408139 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Cyril 'Kim' Charles Viney - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA 411451 - Sergeant - Navigator - Warren Wallace Jarrett - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA 411397 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Colin Hugh Mackenzie Smith - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA
405133 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Horatio Irwin Munckton - RAAF - POW 403158 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Thomas Augustus Turner - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 1 POW -

VINEY(†) - JARRETT(†) - SMITH(†)
MUNCKTON - TURNER(†)


Contact Munckton is pending - 30 May 2013 - PATS
Contact Smith is pending - 05 May 2013 - PATS
Contact Jarrett is pending - 06 Jun 2016 - PATS

Last update - 07 Jun 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2227

Lancaster Mk.III - ED783 - KM-F - P/O. L. J. Ellis - 03:20 - at Hessum, Vennekamp 8
44 Squadron - RAF - 1st May 1943 - Operation Essen
7 KIA



ED783 was a Mk.III and was delivered to 44 Squadron Mar 43
ED783 took part in the following Key Operations:
Essen 3/4 Apr 43; Pilsen 16/17 Apr 43; Stettin 20/21 Apr-aborted; Essen 30apr/01 May 43-Lost
When lost this aircraft had a total of 58 hours
It was also the first Mk.III to be lost from 44 Squadron
Also reported wearing KM-R
Lancaster Mk.III - ED783 - KM-F was airborne - 00:25 - 1st of May 1943 from Waddington
Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Wolfgang Thimmig, III./NJG 1)
crashing - 03:20 - 1 May 43 at Hessum/Venneberg (Overijssel), 13 km E of Zwolle, Holland
All are buried in Dalfsen General cemetery
Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records Sgt. J. B. Browne as Sgt. J. B. Brown

Hptm Wolfgang Thimmig, III./NJG 1
Hptm Wolfgang Thimmig - III./NJG 1
born: 04 Oct 1912, Dresden/Saxonia, Germany - died: 06 Nov 1976, Stockholm, Sweden - Age 64
image courtesy Thimmig family

Abschussmeldung - ED783 - by Hptm Wolfgang Thimmig, III./NJG 1 ED783 - photo at crash location - from logbook Thimmig
ED783 - photo at crash location - from logbook Thimmig ED783 - photo at crash location - from logbook Thimmig
Abschussmeldung - ED783 - photos at crash location
info and photos from Logbook Thimmig - 09 Aug 2013

Leslie Ellis and Bill Rollings with other Airmen
P/O. Leslie Ellis and F/O. Bill Rollings with other Airmen
l-r: ??????, ??????, ??????, P/O. Leslie James Ellis, F/O. William Arnold Rollings
via Historische Kring Dalfsen - 04 Feb 2011 -

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED783 - KM-F - 1 May 1943 - Mission: Essen
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145792 - P/O. - Pilot - L. J. Ellis - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-9

J/21818 - F/O. - Navigator - W. A. Rollings - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-12

1270431 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - H. C. Ellis - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-10

577884 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. L. Le Page - RAF - Age 20 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-11

1336517 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. B. Browne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-8

974495 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - R. Williams - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-7

1384317 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - S. S. McClellan - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Dalfsen Cemetery - Grave 6-1-6
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ED783 - KM-F - Ellis
Loss Card - ED783 - KM-F - Ellis - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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145792 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Leslie James Ellis - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Romford, Essex, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 9 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820406
Son of William James Ellis and Margaret Josephine Ellis, of Romford, Essex, UK


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR LESLIE
NEVER FORGOTTEN
BY MUM, DAD, ALF AND STAN

- Epigraph on L. J. Ellis memorial -
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R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - Navigator - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Canada - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 12 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820417
born 23 Aug 1914, Weston, Ontario, Canada - died 1 May 1943, Dalfsen, The Netherlands - Age 27
Son of George William Rollings and Theodora Edna Hunter, Weston, Ontario
Sibling: Doreen Ann Rollings (sister) - born 05 Mar 1928, Weston, Ontario, Canada - living in 1999, Fergus, ON
Marriage - 24 Jun 1944, Durham, ON - Ms. Doreen Ann Rollings with Mr. William A. Irvine

George William ROLLINGS - b: 12 Mar 1888 in Malton, Ontario, Canada
m: Abt. 1914 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
d: 02 Feb 1956 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Father: William ROLLIN(G)S Mother: Frances NEALE
Theodore Edna HUNTER - b: 16 Mar 1887 in East Toronto, Ontario, Canada
d: 05 Mar 1930 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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William Arnold ROLLINGS - b: 23 Aug 1915 in Weston, Ontario, Canada
d: 01 May 1943 in Dalfsen, Netherlands
Doreen Ann ROLLINGS - b: 05 Mar 1928 in Weston, Ontario, Canada
d: in Still living in Fergus in 1999
William A. IRVINE - b: 31 Mar 1924 in Elderslie Twp. Bruce Co. Ontario, Canada
m: 24 Jun 1944 in Durham, Ontario, Canada
d: Apr 1984 in Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Father: David IRVINE Mother: Florence FERRIS
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source: familytreemaker.genealogy.com - Thomas Joseph Hunter (cousin)


R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF
R/97363 - J/21818 - FO - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF -
left image - via Historische Kring Dalfsen - 23 Mar 2011 -
middle image - source: Thomas J. Hunter (cousin) - 15 Apr 2010 -
right image - source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial -

R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF
R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF
R/97363 - J/21818 - Flying Officer - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF
source: RCAF Service Records - xerox 11 May 2013 - 27 Jan 2017
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RCAF - Service records - Rollings - request 18 Aug 2012 - received 11 May 2013 - PATS -

1270431 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Herbert Charles Ellis - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 10 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820405

Althrough we have less info for Sgt. Herbert Charles Ellis
The following might be some candidates in the UK:
Birth 1st Qtr. 1915 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Hunt - district: Basford - Vol 7b Page 473
Birth 1st Qtr. 1915 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Seeman - district: Marylebone - Vol 1a Page 950
Birth 1st Qtr. 1916 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Stockton - district: Corwen - Vol 11b Page 548
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Peacock - district: Grantham - Vol 7a Page 806
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1917 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Winsor - district: Exeter - Vol 5b Page 81
Birth 4th Qtr. 1918 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Waldon - district: Barnstaple - Vol 5b Page 602
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Roberts - district: Conway - Vol 11b Page 801
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Herbert C. Ellis - mother's surname: Condron - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1205
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info: FreeBMD
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577884 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Rex Lake Le Page - RAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Greve D'Azette, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 11 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820413
Son of Clarence George Le Page, and of Madeleine Le Page, of Greve D'Azette, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Siblings: Phyllis Jane Le Page (2y on 27 Mar 1923, arrival "Majestic" - Southampton, UK to Ellis Island, NJ, USA)
and Betty C. Le Page (4 9/12y, Illinois, USA - info US Census 11 Apr 1930) - born abt. Jul 1925, IL
Clarence George Le Page (25y), Madeleine Le Page (25y), Rex Lake Le Page (1y) - arrival "Majestic" 27 Mar 1923
Mar 1923 - Residence: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
daughter Phyllis Jane, adopted daughter, born South-Carolina, USA
Clarence George Le Page (32y, Head - abt.1898, UK) and Madeleine Le Page (32y, Wife - abt.1898, UK), both born in England
immigrated to the USA in 1919 - married at the age of 21
Occupation 1930 - Farm Labourer
Address: Buffalo Road - R.D. 6 - Rockingham Twp, Scott Co., Iowa, USA
info US Census 11 Apr 1930, Rockingham Twp, Scott Co., Iowa, USA

Sergeant - Rex Lake Le Page - RAF
Sergeant - Rex Lake Le Page - RAF
image via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 6 Feb 2011


ALWAYS REMEMBERED

- Epigraph on Page memorial -
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1336517 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Bonser Browne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Eltham, London, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 8 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820403
born 3rd Qtr. 1922, mother's surname: Bonser, district Lewisham, UK
Son of Henry Montague Browne and Dorothy Emily Browne née Bonser, of Eltham, London, UK
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1915 - Henry M. Browne and Dorothy E. Bonser, district Wandsworth
The district Wandsworth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey

Siblings: Gwendolyn, Margaret and Molly
2nd Qtr. 1917 - Gwendolyn D. Browne - mother's surname: Bonser, district Epsom
4th Qtr. 1920 - Margaret Browne - mother's surname: Bonser, district Lewisham
3rd Qtr. 1922 - John B. Browne - mother's surname: Bonser, district Lewisham
4th Qtr. 1924 - Molly E. Browne - mother's surname: Bonser, district Lewisham
The district Epsom is in the county of Surrey
The district Lewisham spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, Kent and London

Sergeant - John Bonser Browne with sister or girlfriend
Sergeant John Bonser Browne with sister or girlfriend
via Historische Kring Dalfsen - 04 Feb 2011 -
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974495- Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Robert Williams - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Glasgow, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 7 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820424
Son of William and Annie Williams, of Glasgow, UK

Sgt. Robert Williams with little brother and father
Sgt. Robert Williams with little brother and father
courtesy Bill Williams (nephew) via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 02 Jun 2011 -


WHEN LAST WE SAW YOU,
DEAR BOBBY,
LITTLE DID WE THINK
IT WAS OUR LAST FAREWELL

- Epigraph on Williams memorial -
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1384317 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Stanley Stuart McClellan - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Tottenham, Middlesex, UK - Plot 6 Row 1 Grave 6 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820414
born 4th Qtr. 1921, mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
Son of Stanley Allen McClellan and Emma McClellan née Griffiths, of Tottenham, Middlesex, UK
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1913 - Stanley A. McClellan and Emma Griffiths, district Edmonton
The district Edmonton spans the boundaries of the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex

Sgt. Stanley Stuart McClellan Sgt. Stanley Stuart McClellan
Sgt. Stanley Stuart McClellan
via Hannah Puzzar niece of Barry S. McClellan (nephew) - 19 Nov 2016

Hi Pats,
I am emailing you in regards to your request of some photographs of my great uncle Stanley.
I am Barry's niece and have two photos for you that my mum gave to me to pass on.
Please find attached the two images, hope these will do!
Kind regards, Hannah Puzzar - 19 Nov 2016

Siblings: Emma, Sidney, Charles, Gladys, Robin and Marion
1st Qtr. 1915 - Emma C. E. McClellan - mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
2nd Qtr. 1916 - Sidney S. H. McClellan - mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
4th Qtr. 1921 - Stanley S. McClellan - mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
1st Qtr. 1924 - Charles G. W. McClellan - mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
3rd Qtr. 1926 - Gladys R. McClellan - mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
3rd Qtr. 1930 - Robin A. McClellan - mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
3rd Qtr. 1934 - Marion I. McClellan - mother's surname: Griffiths, district Edmonton, UK
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Death - 4th Qtr. 1925 - Charles G. W. McClellan, district Edmonton, UK - Age 1
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Marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1940 - Emma C. E. McClellan with Robert B. Robinson, district Edmonton, UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1945 - Roberta A. Robinson - mother's surname: McClellan, district Bishops Stortford, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1950 - Robert Robinson - mother's surname: McClellan, district Edmonton, UK
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Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1939 - Sidney S. H. McClellan with Doris E. Kirkland, district Edmonton, UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1947 - Barry S. McClellan - mother's surname: Kirkland, district Edmonton, UK
Electoral Roll records of 2002, 2004-13 - Barry S. McClellan, Harwich, Essex, UK
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Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1948 - Gladys R McClellan with Frederick Delaney, district Edmonton, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1953 - Robin A. McClellan with June R. Hassell, district Edmonton, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1957 - Marion I. McClellan with Malcolm R. Wade, district Edmonton, UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1961 - Gregory Wade - mother's surname: McClellan - district Hackney, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1965 - Melanie Wade - mother's surname: McClellan - district Edmonton, UK
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
info FreeBMD


ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS
YOU WILL STAY,
WE LOVED YOU TOO DEARLY
EVER TO FORGET

- Epigraph on McClellan memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T2227

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED783 - KM-F - 01 May 1943 - HESSUM - CREW 7

145792 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Leslie James Ellis - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA J/21818 - Flying Officer - Navigator - William Arnold Rollings - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA 1270431 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Herbert Charles Ellis - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 577884 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Rex Lake Le Page - RAF - Age 20 - KIA
1336517 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Bonser Browne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 974495- Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Robert Williams - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1384317 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Stanley Stuart McClellan - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

ELLIS(†) - ROLLINGS(†) - ELLIS(†) - LE PAGE(†)
BROWNE(†) - WILLIAMS(†) - McCLELLAN(†)


Contact Rollings is pending - 14 Apr 2010 - PATS
Contact Thimmig is pending - 08 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact McClellan is pending - 02 Jun 2015 - 18 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 14 Feb 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T5098

HAWKER TYPHOON Mk.Ib - RB204 - F/O. J. A. Côté - 13:55 - near Dalmsholte
439 Squadron - RCAF - 14th Jan 1945 - Armed Recce Besthmerberg
1 EVD



J/14529 - F/O. - Pilot - J. Anatole Côté - RCAF of 439 Sqn
who was shot down by Flak 14-1-1945 on his 57th and last sortie
Tasked to attack a V2 launching area at Hessum near Dalfsen
his Typhoon IB serial RB204 was hit by Flak mounted at the crossing Vlierhoekweg/Hammerweg
and crashlanded W of the Middenweg near Dalmsholte, community Dalfsen
just 400 m west from the location of Wellington Mk.IV Z1212 UV-V

J/24402 - F/Lt. (Pilot) Oliver KORPELA - RCAF - Lancaster Mk.I ME700 VN-N - 23 Sep 1944 - see Dalfsen
1323837 - 153271 - F/O. ( Bomb Aimer) Charles Dallyn LUCAS - RAFVR - Lancaster Mk.I ME700 VN-N - 23 Sep 1944 - see Dalfsen
1822137 - Sgt. ( Flight Engineer ) Harry McFARLANE - RAFVR - Lancaster Mk.I ME700 VN-N - 23 Sep 1944 - see Dalfsen
O-2061923 - 2nd Lt. ( Co-Pilot) Richard P. FULLER - USAAF - B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - 6 Dec 1944 - see Ronduite
J/14529 - F/O. (Pilot) Joseph Anatole CÔTÉ - RCAF - Typhoon IB RB204 - 14 Jan 1945 - see Dalfsen
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These "Lucky Five" were liberated by advancing allied troops 30-3-1945 at Zelhem ( Prov. of Gelderland ), Holland
- info by Henk Welting - 21 Dec 2008 - via Raf Commands -

F/O. - Pilot - Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF F/O. - Pilot - Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF F/O. - Pilot - Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF
J/14529 - F/O. Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF
- source: leprojetmemoire.com -

F/O. - Pilot - Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF
J/14529 - F/O. Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF
- image via Henk Oosterink - 17 Feb 2009 -

F/O. - Pilot - Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF - Underground ID photo
J/14529 - F/O. Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF - underground ID photo
taken while with family Keizer, Hofmanssteeg, Dalfsen
image via Stefan Hendriks - 19 Oct 2013

Details of Sortie or Flight - 14 Jan 1945 -
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Eight aircraft took off - 12:55 - from B-78, Eindhoven, Holland on a Ramrod
led by S/L. Crosby who had to return early due to a rough engine
and F/O. Sweeney who was leading Blue Section took over the Squadron
and led it to the target which is a bridge at Besthmerberg
in northern Holland, almost due east of Zwolle
The bomb line was crossed at Arnhem at 800 feet and since no flak was encountered,
the aircraft let down to 400 feet. F/O. Sweeney and his number 2 went down
to have a look first then dropped their 1,000 pounders (11 sec delay),
the remainder of the Squadron went down in pairs
Two hits were scored on the embankment at the north end of the bridge
and part of the bridge was blown out

Light flak was thrown up over the target area which hit F/O. Côté's aircraft - RB204 -
causing a bad glycol leak and he was informed of this
He made a successful forced landing - 13:55 - about four miles south, south-west of Besthmerberg
and then called up on the R/T stating that he was alright
The rest of the Squadron strafed the woods around Besthmerberg
and the Jerry barracks north of the target clobbering many enemy troops
and damaging the barracks considerably
160 Squadron provided top anti-flak and top cover for us
The remaining six aircraft returned - 14:20 - safely to base B-78, Eindhoven
and rueful of Joe's absence, but we feel optimistic about his safety
especially since he speaks a little German and is quite crafty
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- as compiled by C20089 F/Lt. M. Harrison in the 439 Squadron Operations Record Book Form 540 -
- source "Tiger Squadron" - www.rcaf.com/439squadron/14a.htm -

Below a few lines with F/Lt. J. Anatole Côté remarks
The Birth Of Missile Defence: Air Force, Part 3 - May 1, 2004, by Hugh A. Halliday
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The principal launch sites were in northwestern Holland, an area that remained in German hands
until the end of the war. The V-1 could be shot down, but the V-2 rockets—plunging faster
than sound from higher up—were another matter
There was little to be done except attack their storage depots and launch sites until
the army could overrun them. Fortunately for the Allies, V-2s were still unreliable weapons
Flight Lieutenant J. Anatole Côté of Quebec City (439 Sqdn.) witnessed this
Shot down in Holland on Jan. 14, 1945, he was hidden at Dalfsen by the Dutch Underground
and saw just how faulty were these weapons:
“There was a mobile V-2 site quite close to the farm
and during my stay I saw quite a number of rockets fired
The majority of these dived to earth almost vertically after reaching an altitude of 1,500 to 5,000 feet
The rear would suddenly stop and the projectile would then nose over and dive
I noticed that each time this occurred there was a delay of 10 seconds between impact and explosion.”

...............................
- source www.legionmagazine.com -

Colonel - Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF
Honorary Colonel Joseph Anatole Côté - RCAF
- via www.tachelmemories.ca - 1st Wing HQ -

Married to Irene Hallessey, he is father of six children: Jocelyne, André, Michèle, Marc, Susan and Louis-Stephens
At Centre Hospitalier Université Laval (CHUL) - CHUQ, Quebec, died Jan. 16, 2010, at the age of 92 years,
Mr. Joseph Anatole Côté, husband of Mrs. Irene Hallessey

Colonel Joseph Anatole Côté - b. 7 Oct 1917 - Royal Canadian Air Force - Fossambault, QC, Canada
was one of the Canadian delegates with the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of The Netherlands - May 2005

SGLO - T5098

HAWKER TYPHOON Mk.Ib - RB204 - 14 Jan 1945 - DALMSHOLTE - CREW 1

F/O. J. A. Côté - Fighter Pilot - EVD

- 1 EVD -

CÔTÉ

Spoke with Côté

Contact Côté is pending - 03 February 2009 - PATS

Last update - 07 Apr 2014 - PATS


SGLO - T4008

B-24H - #42-95138 - 2nd Lt. Richard C. Vogel - Hessum - 13:20
448th BG(H) - 713th BS - 8th AF - 11 Sep 1944 - MACR #8927
1 KIA - 5 POW - 4 EVD



42-95138 .. - "No Love No Nothing" - Collided with P-51-C-7NT - "Betty Lee" - #42-103749
with O-824665 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. John Howard Lougheed - KIA - see MACR #8703
and crashed near hamlet of Hessum just East of Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands
One was KIA, five became POW and four did EVD

Crash time varies in the MACR #8927 - KU 2975 documents: approx. 13:45, 13:20, 13:05, 12:00
Location Coblenz, Germany - 11:30
Crash of Mustang P-51C is in MACR #8703 set on 13:45

448th BG - Patch Circle I 713th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

448th BG - 20th CBW - Circle 'I' - 713th BS - 'IG' - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
Base : Seething, UK - Station 146 - deployed 22 Dec 1943
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Crew: B-24H - #42-95138 - 'No Love No Nothing' - "IG" - 11 Sep 1944 - Mission: Magdeburg - MACR #8927
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32135229 - O-701980 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Richard Carl Vogel - Erie Co., NY - Age 26 - EVD

O-713563 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Leslie Monroe Sellers - Greencastle, PA - Age 25 - EVD

O-719099 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Myron Bruce Koth - West Allis, WI - Age 20 - POW

13169809 - O-717091 - 2nd. Lt. - Bombardier - Warren Hamilton Neville - Allegheny Co., PA - Age 22 - POW

14147654 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Clyde Luther Turner Jr. - Fulton Co., GA - Age 29 - POW

35794316 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles George Genkinger - Cincinnati, OH - Age 19 - POW

37554286 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - William Aldred Hammer - Wapheton, ND - Age 22 - EVD

31423442 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Carl Gustaf 'Gus' Stenberg - Gloucester, MA - Age ~19 - POW

36698275 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - James Frederick Burnett - Auburn, IL - Age 21 - EVD

17057058 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Phillips - Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS - Age 23 - KIA
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Above crew order is from MACR #8927
!!! Discrepancy !!! Note: Crew order varies with other E&E's

Crew Vogel according MACR #8927 - Page 2
Crew Vogel according MACR #8927 - Page 2
source Fold3

Crew according Burnett - info EE-2949
Crew according Burnett - info EE-2949
source E&E #2949 - James Frederick Burnett
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32135229 - O-701980 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Richard "Dick" Carl Vogel - Erie Co., NY - Age 26 - EVD
born 9 Sep 1918, West Seneca, NY - died 10 Apr 2003, Savannah, GA - Age 84
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA - Plot: Sec: 67, Site: 4199-1
Enlistment: 26 Jun 1941, Buffalo, New York
Occupation: Shipping and Receiving Clerk
Mr. Albert Vogel (father), 53 Center Avenue, Ebenezer, New York, USA
baled out - he was uncounscious when found
Open wound on chin, left knee and right elbow. Also internal wounds of left leg, back and abdomen
Extent of injury not known
Stayed with Underground and liberated 10 April 1945, Lemelerveld
E&E #2951 - FTR Sept 44 - sheltered in Holland until liberated - Escape and Evasion Report (22 pages) - see MIS-X reports
3 missions
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2951.pdf

32135229 - O-701980 - 2nd  Lt. Richard 'Dick' Carl Vogel
32135229 - O-701980 - 2nd Lt. Richard 'Dick' Carl Vogel
image via Laken Amanda Vogel Young (granddaughter) - 19 Dec 2016

Laura A. Grotke (mother) was born Mar 1892 in Ebenezer (West Seneca, NY)
She married Albert Vogel (father) - 08 Oct 1913 in Ebenezer, NY
He was born 28 Dec 1888 in Ebenezer (West Seneca, NY), and died 23 Jun 1973 in West Seneca, NY
- familytreemaker.genealogy.com - by Lynn O. Eastman - Descendants of Gottfried Grotke -

Albert Vogel (Head - 40 - Carpenter) and Laura Vogel (Wife - 38)
Corinne (F-15), Alberta (F-12), Richard (M-10) Lawrence (M-9), Ellen (F-8), Irving (M-6), Clifford (M-4) and Allison (F-1)
- US Census 02 Apr 1930 - West Seneca Twp, Erie County, NY

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Evading for a period of 211 days

On 11 Sep 1944, Lt. VOGEL was pilot on a B-24 flying on a mission to bomb an oil refinery at MAGEDEBURG, GERMANY
Mechanical trouble prevented the plane from proceeding to the target and orders were given to return to base
A P-51, supplying fighter cover, crashed into the bomber making it necessary for the crew to bale out
Lt. VOGEL landed near OMMEN, HOLLAND (V-1035). He was unconsious and when he woke up the Dutch
were giving him first aid
He was returned to Allied control on 10 Apr 1945, at point (V-1328).

Lt. VOGEL knows of the following helpers:

Four underground men, names unknown, but from LEMELERVELD unit, placed him in tent
Kept in tent for 3 days, 11 Sep - 13 Sep 1944. Food and schelter

Farm, near VILSTEREN (V-0837) - A mayor lived here (not well known in locality)
Provided food and shelter for 3 days, 14-16 Sep 1944
Husband is slim, dark, wears horn-rimmed glasses, 40, has one child
Wife is medium build, dark

"CASE" [KEES / CEES], underground worker of LEMELERVELD area
Took Lt.VOGEL to hide-out in woods where he met Lt. SELLERS
"CASE" [KEES / CEES] helped keep the hide-out supplied with food

"BLOODY", Lt. or Capt. in Dutch Army, head of underground unit at LEMELERVELD
Organized the evasion of Lt. VOGEL. Is 38, partially bald

Other helpers "BLOODY", etc... identical as in Lt. SELLERS list - info PATS - 10 Oct 2011

Dr. WILLIAM R. TEN VELDHUYS [WILLEM R. TEN VELDHUYS], only doctor in LEMELERVELD (V-0528)
Treated Lt. VOGEL for his injuries

10 AUG [OCT] - 23 DEC 1944 - Mr. Hendrikus GROOTENHUIS, BRANDWEG, LEMELERVELD, HOLLAND (V-0427)
Provided food and hide out

23 DEC - 10 APR 1945 - Dr. William [Willem] ten VELDHUIS, LEMELERVELD, HOLLAND
Provided food and hide-out, and medical attention

News of a Capt. NOBLE, A/B Bde, Medical Service, was given in FEB by a Doctor in OMMEN
I do not know his name but he is a great friend of Dr. W. R. ten VELDHUYS, LEMELERVELD
Dr. P. Wildervanck de Blécourt, OMMEN - info PATS

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

- info 10-13 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2951 -

Nov 1944 - 2nd  Lt. Vogel and 2nd Lt. Sellers with underground Dalfsen, Lemelerveld and Ommen
Nov 1944 - Lt. Vogel and Lt. Sellers with underground Dalfsen, Lemelerveld and Ommen
Standing l-r: H. C. Hop, J. Hoek, doctor P. Wildervanck de Blécourt, J. H. Niessen,
K. Metz, Mrs. Vogelaar, Rev. A. J. W. Vogelaar, J. Horstink, W. Wubs
Kneeling l-r: B. Rutgers, Mrs. E. M. W. Wildervanck de Blécourt, Dick Vogel (P), Leslie Sellers (CP) , Mrs. Seigers, J. Houtman
photo taken - 1944-1945 - by policeman Tooren
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen -

Richard Vogel and Mrs. Fietje ten Veldhuys at Lemelerveld - Liberation 10 Apr 1945
Richard Vogel and Mrs. Fietje ten Veldhuys at Lemelerveld - Liberation 10 Apr 1945
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen -
- via Stefan Hendriks - 19 Mar 2011 -

Dr. Willem R. ten Veldhuys (only doctor in Lemelerveld) - b.1904 - d. 1986 - Age 81
1st marriage - 04 Apr 1934 - Mrs. Sophia Cornelia Kingma - (divorced - March 1946)
2nd marriage - 30 Dec 1967 - Mr. Herman Adriaan Bouman (Laywer) - b.1909 - d.1968 - Age 57
Mrs. Sophia "Fietje" Cornelia Bouman-Kingma - 03 Sep 1909, Zwolle - died 02 Oct 1998, Lochem - Age 89
source kingmakkum.nl - "Oorlog in Lemelerveld" - by Sophia C. Bouman-Kingma - 18 Feb 1995, Ibiza, Spain
- . - . -

O-713563 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Leslie Monroe Sellers - Greencastle, PA - Age 25 - EVD
born 09 May 1919, Kauffman Station, PA, died 02 Jan 2012, VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV - Age 92
Enlistment: 06 Apr 1942, Louisville, Kentucky
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe G. Sellers (parents), Rural Route Number 3, Greencastle, Pennsylvania, USA
Stayed with Underground and liberated 8 April 1945, Nijverdal
E&E #2944 - FTR Sept 44 - sheltered in Holland until liberated - Escape and Evasion Report (30 pages) - see MIS-X reports
2 missions
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2944.pdf

O-713563 - 2nd  Lt. Leslie Monroe Sellers
O-713563 - 2nd Lt. Leslie Monroe Sellers
source: Sellers / Shirley Evans - via Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 16 Feb 2016

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Evading for a period of 209 days

On 11 Sep 1944, Lt. SELLERS was co-pilot on a B-24 flying on a mission to bomb an oil refinery at MAGEDEBURG, GERMANY
Mechanical trouble prevented the plane from proceeding to the target and orders were given to return to base
A P-51, supplying fighter cover, crashed into the bomber making it necessary for the crew to bale out
Lt. SELLERS landed near OMMEN, HOLLAND. He was in a dazed condition and does not know the exact location
He succesfuly evaded capture by the Germans and returned to Allied control on 08 Apr 1945

Following is a list of helpers:

Policeman named "HANS" from LEMERLERVELD (V-0528)
On 12 Sep 1944, came to take Lt. SELLERS to a hide-out in the woods
With other underground members took care of Lt. SELLERS and later Lt. VOGEL until 09 Oct 1944
in this hide-out, supplying food, clothing, tobacco
"HANS" (not real name) is 6', has black hair

!!! Next helpers are also mentioned in list of Lt. VOGEL !!!

White haired boy called "CASE" [KEES / CEES]
Came with HANS to take Lt. SELLERS to hide-out and helped keep hide-out in the month following
Wears glasses, medium build, 21 yrs, single

"BLOODY", Lt. or Capt. in Dutch Army, head of underground unit at LEMELERVELD
Organized the evasion of Lt. SELLERS. Kept in touch with him throughout
"BLOODY" is 38, partially bald

Other underground members who stayed in hide-out assisting Lt. SELLERS:
"VIM" [WIM], a policeman, 30 years old
"HARRY", 22 years old, curly hair, 6', slender, single
"COCHIA", a girl, 21 years old, brown hair, medium height, buck teeth, husband was believed killed by Germans
All members secured for airmen and later transported them to other hiding places
when Germans moved into area about 09 Oct 1944

Farmer, relative of helper known as "DEEKS" [DIEKS]
(real name - HENDRIKUS GROOTENHUIS, BRANDENWEG [BRANDWEG], LEMELERVELD)
Farm belonged to father of "DEEKS" [DIEKS]
Hid Lt. SELLERS one night, 09 Oct 1944, and helped transport him by cart
to farm of HENDRIKUS GROOTENHUIS

HENDRIKUS GROOTENHUIS, BRANDENWEG [BRANDWEG], LEMELERVELD, HOLLAND (V-0529)
Was a former Army man. Known as "DEEKS" [DIEKS]
Supplied food and shelter 10 Oct 1944 - 23 Dec 1944, except for last week in November
when Lts. SELLERS and VOGEL were moved to next helper to stay one week. Dates not remembered
GROOTENHUIS is short, thin, 35 yrs, thin hair, fair complexion
married, has 2 children, one expected. Oldest is a boy aged 6

Farmer, name unknown, perhaps two miles NW of GROOTENHUIS farm, near RECHTEREN in woods at (V-0333)
Supplied food and shelter for one week the last part of Nov 1944. Dates not definitely known

Dr. WILLIAM R. TEN HELDHUYS [WILLEM R. TEN VELDHUYS], only doctor in LEMELERVELD (V-0528)
Lives next to a factory S of OVERIJSSELSCH CANAL
Supplied food and shelter 24 Dec 1944 - 08 Apr 1945
No outside person knew Lts. SELLERS and VOGEL were hidden here
Wife [FIETJE] speaks English, and doctor speaks a little
A couple Jews ans several refugees stayed here also
Gave airmen tetanus and cholera shots
Dr. Willem R. ten Veldhuys - born 27 Nov 1904, Oterleek - died 4 Aug 1986, Deventer - Age 81
Mrs. Sophia "Fietje" Cornelia Bouman-Kingma - born 03 Sep 1909, Zwolle - died 02 Oct 1998, Lochem - Age 89

"GEORGE", Protestant minister in LEMELERVELD
Lived just N of OVERIJSSELSCH CANAL, directly across from TEN HELDHUYS [TEN VELDHUYS] house
Underground leader
Furnished books, apples, razor blades, etc.
Was 40 yrs, partially bald, dark hair
Wife fair, chubby, brown hair, speaks some English

Schoolteacher in LEMELERVELD, Name unknown, Worked for underground
Furnished apples, books, tooth brushes
She is 30, has brown hair, fairly tall, average build, unmarried, speaks English
Kept in touch with Lt. SELLERS until he moved to TEN HELDHUYS [TEN VELDHUYS]

TITUS LEESER ("Twee Sparren"), OMMEN (OV), HOLLAND
Served as go-between for S/Sgt. HAMMER and Lts. SELLERS and VOGEL
Is a sculptor in ERDE [EERDE] ESTATE
Titus Jules Gerard Leeser, born 14 Oct 1903, Cologne, Germany - died 03 May 1996, Zwolle - Age 92
till 1973 he lived in Ommen - Sculptor and painter

COUNT VON RECHTEREN [GRAAF VAN RECHTEREN], lived in castle in RECHTEREN woods (V-0234)
Furnished books and soap up until time Lt. SELLERS went to TEN HELDHUYS [TEN VELDHUYS]
He also furnished food to the hide-out where Lt. SELLERS was first kept
Adolph Reinhard Zeger Graaf van Rechteren Limpurg - born 12 May 1909, Rechteren - died 13 Mar 1962, Rechteren - Age 52

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

- info 08-12 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2944 -

2nd  Lt.Leslie M. Sellers - just before graduated - 1943 Co-Pilot - 2nd  Lt.Leslie M. Sellers - 1944 Co-Pilot - 2nd  Lt.Leslie M. Sellers - source 'Echo Pilot' - 2008 Leslie M. Sellers - 09 May 2011 - age 92
- - 1943 - - - - - - - 2nd Lt. Leslie M. Sellers - - - - - - - - - - - - 2008 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2011 - -
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen -
- via Stefan Hendriks - 31 Oct 2010 - and - 05 Jun 2011 -

Cover - 'In the Shelter of His Wings' -
"In the Shelter of His Wings"
The True Story of a WWII Bomber Pilot Downed in Enemy Territory
ISBN: 9781581580839 - McDougal Publishers - Author: Shirley Evans
- . - . -

O-719099 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Myron Bruce Koth - West Allis, WI - Age 20 - POW
born 10 Sep 1924, WI - died 26 Mar 1993, Greendale, WI - Age 68
Mrs. Eleanor E. Koth (mother), 1431 South 56 Street, West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
Son of Frank (33 born abt.1897) and Julia Koth née Plato (34 born abt.1896)
529 47th Avenue, West Allis City, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA
Siblings: Audrey (F-7 - born abt.1923) and Arthur R. Koth - info US Census 2 Apr 1930
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 - South - Barrack 7 - Room "Unknown"
Father Arthur R. Koth (brother) - born 26 Jul 1930, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, USA
died 11 Nov 2009, Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA - Age 79 - info obituary Father Arthur R. Koth
Mrs. Audrey Dropp née Koth (sister) as in obituary of her brother Arthur - Nov 2009

Mrs. Audrey J. Dropp née Koth, Menomonee Falls, WI
Born to Eternal Life, Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Age 91
Beloved wife of the late Roger
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13169809 - O-717091 - 2nd. Lt. - Bombardier - Warren Hamilton Neville - Allegheny Co., PA - Age 22 - POW
born 9 Oct 1921, PA - died 14 Sep 1994, Murrieta, Riverside, California - Age 72
Enlistment: 01 Dec 1942, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Mary A. Neville (mother), 327 37th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 - South - Barrack 7 - Room "Unknown"
Husband of Elizabeth Jane Neville

Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Warren Hamilton Neville
Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Warren Hamilton Neville
image via Warren H. Neville II (son) - 25 Jul 2010
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14147654 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Clyde Luther Turner Jr. - Fulton Co., GA - Age 29 - POW
born 7 Feb 1915, Atlanta, Georgia - died .. Aug 1984, Dallas, Texas - Age 69
Mrs. Louella R. Turner (mother) (44) (abt 1886), 1519 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Mr. Clyde Luther Turner Sr. (father) - born 14 Aug 1886, Cummings, GA - Occupation: Salesman, Real Estate
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Address 02 Apr 1930: 1407 Launier Place, Atlanta borough (NE), Ward 13 Block 5, Fulton Co., GA
Siblings: Grace Virginia Turner (sister) (11) (abt.1909, GA) - info US Census 1920
Dorothy E. Turner (sister) (17) (abt 1913, GA) - info US Census 1930

Census 1920 - Atlanta Ward 3, Fulton, Georgia, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clyde L. Turner - Head - M-33, born abt. 1887, Georgia
Ella Turner - Wife - F-33, born abt. 1887, Georgia
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grace Virginia Turner - Daughter - F-11, born abt. 1909, Georgia
Dorothy Turner - Daughter - F-7, born abt. 1913, Georgia
Clyde L. Turner Jr. - Son - M-4, born abt. 1916, Georgia
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
source: FamilySearch

Clyde Luther Turner Jr.
Clyde Luther Turner Jr. - WW2 Draft card - 16 Oct 1940
image via FamilySearch - 28 Feb 2016
Enlistment: 19 Sep 1942, Atlanta, Georgia - Marital status: Married
Maud Hutcheson Turner (wife), 1134 Cahaba Drive SW, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
Employers name: Georgia Power Compagny, 211 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
Height: 5'10" - 160 lbs

ENGINEER - according E&E records of Vogel, Sellers, Burnett and Hammer
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35794316 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles George Genkinger - Cincinnati, OH - Age 19 - POW
born: 13 Dec 1924, OH - died 8 Jul 1984, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio - Age 59
Enlistment: 18 Jan 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mr. John Leopper (stepfather) & Mrs. Helen Leopper (mother) née Diersing, Box Number 581, West Fork Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Had broken ankle in plane - info S/Sgt. William Aldred Hammer - see Evasion report #2941

Census 1940 - Whitewater Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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John Leopper - Head (Stepfather) - M-34, Tennessee
Helen Leopper - Wife (Mother) - F-35, Ohio
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Charles Genkinger - Stepson - M-15, Ohio
June Genkinger - Stepdaughter - F-13, Ohio
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37554286 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - William Aldred Hammer - Wapheton, ND - Age 22 - EVD
born 3 Jan 1922 - died Jun 1970, Airplane crash - Age 48
occupation: Aviation Mechanic
Mrs. Margaret M. Hammer (wife), 815 Dakota Avenue, Wapheton, North Dakota, USA
E&E #2941 - FTR Sept 44 - sheltered in Holland until liberated - Escape and Evasion Report (22 pages) - see MIS-X reports
Air Medal (3 clusters) - 26 missions
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2941.pdf

LEFT WAIST GUNNER - according his own records - source EE-2941.pdf
Post in Crew - Left Waist Gunner - William Aldred Hammer Post in Crew - Left Waist Gunner - William Aldred Hammer - Narator
Post in Crew - Left Waist Gunner - William Aldred Hammer - Narrator
source: EE-2941 record
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Moved to South Dakota in the late 1940's, living in Huron, Miller and Madison
where Bill pursued his career as an aircraft mechanic until his death in 1970 in an airplane crash
Mrs. Margaret Maxine Mary Ann Hammer (née Youngquist)
born 01 Mar 1923, Wahpeton, ND - died 18 Feb 2009, Madison, SD - Age 85

37554286 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - William Aldred Hammer
37554286 - S/Sgt. William Aldred Hammer
via Stefan Hendriks - 18 Oct 2013

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Evading for a period of 207 days

On 11 Sep 1944, S/Sgt. HAMMER, waist gunner in a B-24, was flying on a mission to bomb
an oil refinery at MAGEDEBURG, GERMANY (Y-6802)
About ten minutes before reaching the target, engine trouble developed, and S/Sgt. HAMMER's ship
was ordered to return to base under fighter cover of 4 P-51's
The plane flown by Lt. LOCKHEED [LOUGHEED], who was killed when his parachute failed to open, crashed into the bomber
and the crew was forced to bale out
S/Sgt. HAMMER landed a short distance E of OMMEN at (V-1438)
He immediately started to walk S reaching a point about 3 miles S of OMMEN (V-1332) at dusk
He hid in a sawmill for the night, and early the next day he saw a farm woman to whom he went for help
She contacted helpers. The Manitoba Dragoons Armored Unit overran this area on 06 Apr 1945
P-51-C - #42-103749 - 2nd Lt. John Howard Lougheed - Ommen/Eerde - 13:20 - see MACR #8703
18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons)

Following are S/Sgt. HAMMER's helpers:

A woman, middle aged. Her husband is gamekeeper on Erde [EERDE] Estate (V-1332)
Contacted Baron VON PALLANDT [VAN PALLANDT] on 12 Sep 1944

BARON PH. VON PALLANDT VAN ERDE [PHILIP VAN PALLANDT VAN EERDE],
"Erde [EERDE] Estate", OMMEN (OV), HOLLAND (V-1332)
Provided food, clothing, and shelter in a underground dug-out fitted with electric heat, radio and lights,
from 12 Sep 1944 to 06 Apr 1945
Has two girls - 10 & 14 yrs; is 45-50 yrs old, tall, slim, ruddy, high-strung
Philip Dirk Baron van Pallandt, Heer van Eerde (born 28 Dec 1889, Den Haag - died 1 Nov 1979, Ommen - Age 89)
Married 01 Aug 1928 with Ms. Wilhelmine "Willi" Marie Voorwijk

Dr. G. H. VOORWGH [VOORWIJK], Baron's brother-in-law. Same address
Hid from Germans in dug-out with S/Sgt. HAMMER. He is geologist of Dutch Royal Oil Refining Co.
Furnished reading matter, entertainment, wood for carving and kept up moral
of S/Sgt. HAMMER for entire period of evasion

TIDIUS LAESA [TITUS LEESER], sculptor who lived on Erde [Eerde] estate
Furnished reading matter, wood for carving, and tobacco

Doctor [Dr. WILLEM R. TEN VELDHUYS], cousin of the Baron
Examined S/Sgt. HAMMER when he had an attack thought to be appendicitis
Was hiding Lt. VOGEL and his co-pilot [SELLERS], both from S/Sgt. HAMMER's crew

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

- info 06-08 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2941 -
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31423442 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Carl Gustaf 'Gus' Stenberg - Gloucester, MA - Age ~19 - POW
born 1925, MA
Mrs. Ida M. Stenberg (mother), High Street, Gloucester, Masschusetts, USA
Census 19 Apr 1930: Mr. Carl C. Stenberg (father - 48 abt 1882, Finland) - Occupation: Inarryman, Granite Industry
Mrs. Ida M. Stenberg (mother - 41 - abt 1889, Finland)
Siblings: Mielikki I. (F-16-abt 1914, MA), Kyllikki E. (F-13-abt 1917, MA),
Nyyrikki Kalerva Stenberg (M-11) - born 09 Nov 1918, MA - died 05 Jan 2000, PA - Age 81
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

RIGHT WAIST GUNNER - according E&E records of Burnett and Hammer
BALL TURRET GUNNER - according E&E records of Vogel and Sellers
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36698275 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - James "Jim" Frederick Burnett - Auburn, IL - Age 21 - EVD
born 20 May 1923 - died 17 Jan 2008 - Age 84 - Last address in record: Taylorville, Christian Co., IL
Son of Frederick R. Burnett and Mollie Burnett née Downs
Occupation: Farmer
Mrs. Mollie D. Burnett (mother), Route Number One, Auburn, Illinois, USA
reached Allied control 9 Apr 1945, Rijssen, Holland
E&E #2949 - FTR Sept 44 - sheltered in Holland until liberated - Escape and Evasion Report (16 pages) - see MIS-X reports
2 missions
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5557549

TOP TURRET GUNNER - according his own records - source EE-2949.pdf
TOP TURRET GUNNER - is also mentioned on his grave headstone

36698275 - Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - James 'Jim' Frederick Burnett
36698275 - Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - James 'Jim' Frederick Burnett
36698275 - Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - James 'Jim' Frederick Burnett
images Find A Grave Memorial# 24027089 - by Kimberly Laurent - 01 Nov 2013
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United States Census, 1920
Broadwell, Logan, Illinois, United States
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Frederic R. Burnett - Head - M-25 - born abt. 1895, Illinois
Mollie D. Burnett - Wife - F-24 - born abt. 1896, Kentucky
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Ivan F. Burnett - Brother - M-13 - born abt. 1907, Illinois
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Morris P. Dee - Lodger - M-41 - born abt. 1889, Illinois
William J. Dee - Lodger - M-40 - born abt. 1880, Illinois
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United States Census, 10 Apr 1930
Hurlbut, Logan, Illinois, United States
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Fred Burnett - Head - M-36 - born abt. 1894, Illinois
Mollie Burnett - Wife - F-35 - born abt. 1895, Kentucky
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mary Burnett - Daughter - F-9 - born abt. 1921, Illinois
James Burnett - Son - M-6 - born abt. 1924, Illinois
Kathryn Burnett - Daughter - F-2 - born abt. 1928, Illinois
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United States Census, 19 Apr 1940
Hurlbut Township, Logan, Illinois, United States
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Fred R. Burnett - Head - M-45 - born abt. 1895, Illinois
Molly Burnett - Wife - F-44 - born abt. 1896, Kentucky
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Mary E. Burnett - Daughter - F-19 - born abt. 1921, Illinois
James F. Burnett - Son - M-16 - born abt. 1924, Illinois
Kathryn Burnett - Daughter - F-12 - born abt. 1928, Illinois
Betty J. Burnett - Daughter - F-8 - born abt. 1932, Illinois
Charles E. Burnett - Son - M-5 - born abt. 1935, Illinois
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info: FamilySearch, Archives.gov and Fold3

S U M M A R Y - B U R N E T T
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Frederick Rexford Burnett - (09 Sep 1894 - 13 Sep 1974 - Age 80)
Mollie Burnett née Downs - (20 Nov 1895 - 19 Dec 1985 - Age 90)
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Mary Emma Eaton née Burnett - (29 Jul 1920 - 18 Jan 2004 - Age 83)
James F. Burnett - (20 May 1923 - 17 Jan 2008 - Age 84)
Kathryn Culver née Burnett - (24 Mar 1928 - 09 Feb 2015 - Age 86)
Pleasant William Burnett - (17 Feb 1933 - 10 Nov 1933 - Age 8 month)
Betty J. Burnett - born abt. 1932, Illinois
Charles E. Burnett - born abt. 1935, Illinois
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Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Christian County, Illinois, USA
info: Find A Grave Memorial# 24027089

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Evading for a period of 210 days

Nijverdal - December 1944 - Hannie van der Graaf with four airmen
Nijverdal - December 1944 - Hannie van der Graaf with four airmen
Jim Burnett, Ted Weaver, Hannie van der Graaf, Erwin Bevins and Gerry Martin
with small Keeshond "Tommie"
Contact Van der Graaf is pending - 15 Feb 2016 - PATS

Gerry Martin = 1625906 - Flt. Engineer - Sgt. Gerald Edward MARTIN - RAF - Age 21 - EVD
Lancaster Mk. II - LL678 - JI-L2 "Lily Mars" - 13 Jun 1944, 01:24 AM, Zuidloo S of Bathmen - SGLO-T3780
Gerald "Gerry" Edward Martin - born 02 Dec 1922 - died 05 Mar 2008 - Age 85

SGT. BURNETT was shot down at 14:00, 11 Sep 1944, at OMMEN, HOLLAND (Sheet 2A3A, V-1136)
Evading for a period of 210 days
He received help almost at once

His chief helpers are:

JON, GERRIT, HERMAN, area just W of OMMEN
Food, Shelter 11 Sep 1944 - 20 Sep 1944
All three known to GERRY PIKSEN, underground leader in NIJVERDAL (Sheet 2A3A,V-1318)
JON, 21, light, tall, slender, farmer
GERRIT, 23, average build, factory worker
HERMAN, engineer, 35, brown hair, single

HERMAN FRIE, Wilhelmina Straat [WILHELMINASTRAAT], NIJVERDAL
Food and shelter 20 Sep 1944 - 10 Oct 1944, also one week March 1945
Baker, married, three children: baby, boys YANKEY and GERRIT, both under 12

CHRIS, home ZWOLLE (Sheet 2A3A, Z-8936)
Arranged travel, contacted help, Sep, Oct, 1944
Friend of HERMAN FRIE. 21, dark 5-7, thin

G. J. HEGEMAN, NOETSELBERG 8 [NOETSELERBERGWEG 8], NIJVERDAL
Food, Shelter 15 Oct 1944 - 29 Oct 1944
(See E&E Report Lt. WEAVER , #2947)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2947.pdf

G. J. HEGEMAN, NOETSELBERG 8, NIJVERDAL
(Large farm E of sand road from HOLTEN to NIJVERDAL), NIJVERDAL
Hid and fed 15 Oct 1944 - 29 Oct 1944
Taking serious risks after German raid. Wife and 8 children, 2 girls, 6 boys from 6 yrs up

M. VAN HARTEN, GROOTE STRAAT 274 [GROTESTRAAT 274], NIJVERDAL
Food, bed, clothes, and excellent help 29 Oct 1944 - 01 Dec 1944 and 07 Dec 1944 - 06 March 1945
(See E&E Report Lt. WEAVER , #2947)
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E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Evading for a period of 276 days

LT. WEAVER was shot down 11:30, 07 July, 1944 at TER APEL, HOLLAND
(Sheet K-53, V-5576). He received help the same day

M. VAN HARTEN, GROOTE STRAAT 274, NIJVERDAL
Food, bed, clothes, comforts, remarkable help 29 Oct 1944 - 09 Apr 1945
Grain and feed wholesaler
2 girls - DINY, 21, medical analyst; ANNIE, 23
2 sons - HANK[HENK], 20 and ED, 18
MR. VAN HARTEN 53, gray haired
Whole family took grave personal risks for six months
and helped other families hiding flyers with advice
Lost all food and clothing in barn when flame throwers burnt barn April 8 (1945)
Badly in need of auto or motorcycle to earn living

R. HARTHOLF [ ?ROELOF? HARTHOLT], lives with VAN HARTEN, Groote Straat 274, NIJVERDAL
Tax assessor who knows everyone in town and can help locate helpers of all kinds
in area of HELLENDOORN, NIJVERDAL, HAARLE

At 20:00, 9 April, 1945 LT. WEAVER reached Allied hands in a castle near HAARLE (Sheet 2A3A, V-1818)
B-24J #42-99966 "Full house" - 07 Jul 1944 - 11:30 - Ter Apel - 44th BG 68th BS - 2 KIA - 6 POW - 1 EVD
O-693829 - 1st. Lt. - Pilot - Ted Lionel Weaver
2484 South 5th East Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
born 16 Dec 1921, Idaho Falls, Idaho - died 18 Jun 1986, Salt Lake City, UT - Age 84
Son of Mr. Mark Lionel Weaver (1893 - 1981) and Mrs. Mary Clarissa Weaver née Daines (1895 - 1960)

- info 09-12 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2947 -

VAN DER WALL [JAN B. VAN DER WAL], HELLENDOORNS WEG [HELLENDOORNSEWEG], NIJVERDAL
[School teacher] - Food and shelter 01 Dec 1944 - 07 Dec 1944
Mother 50 [EBELTJE DE VRIES], girl GRIETJE, 20, boy BOTE(†), 22, later captured [and liquidate by Germans]

Grietje and Bote van der Wal - Nijverdal
Grietje and Bote van der Wal - Nijverdal
courtesy Mr. Brian Angel - source: lancaster-lm658.co.uk - "The Hood Story" by Alan J. Barrow

Bote van der Wal - born 13 Mar 1921, Hellendoorn - liquidate 24 Mar 1945, Zenderen - Age 23


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TER AVEST, 3 kms. S of NIJVERDAL
Help, food, shelter 06 Mar 1945 - 09 Apr 1945
Mother 49, son GERRIT, 19, daughter DINKA, 24, living on farm

On 09 April 1945 SGT. BURNETT reached Canadian forces at RIJSSEN, HOLLAND (Sheet K-53, V-1713)
Maps used: GSGS 4346, Sheet K-53, GSGS 4042, Sheet 2A3A

Appendic 'C' - Evasion report #2949 - Sgt. James Frederick Burnett
Appendic 'C' - Evasion report #2949 - Sgt. James Frederick Burnett

I lived with:

HERMAN FRIE, Baker, NIJVERDAL, OVERIJSSEL, HOLLAND from 20 SEP 1944 - 14 OCT 1944

G. J. HEGEMAN, NOETSELERBERG 8, NIJVERDAL, OVERIJSSEL, HOLLAND from 15 OCT 1944 - 29 OCT 1944
[NOETSELERBERGWEG 8]

M. van HARTEN, GROTESTRAAT 274, NIJVERDAL, OVERIJSSEL, HOLLAND from 29 OCT 1944 - 06 MAR 1945
except for one week during which I stayed with VAN DER WAL, a schoolmaster at NIJVERDAL

For other names and addresses of people with whom I stayed see
Report No.: IS9WEA/1/358 F/SGT. FEDORUK M. - 06 MAR 1945 - 08 APR 1945
Sgt. Mike Fedoruk - 25 Mar 1944 - crash Lancaster Mk.I ME672 KM-A, Lage Mierde, 6 km NW of Bladel

Mike Fedoruk - via Harold Ottens Charles D. Crook - via Harold Ottens James F. Burnett Ted Lionel Weaver
Mike Fedoruk Charles D. Crook James F. Burnett - clip of family picture - circa 1938 Ted Lionel Weaver
Mike Fedoruk - - - - - - - - - Charles D. Crook - - - - - - - - - James F. Burnett - - - - - - - - - Ted L. Weaver

HELPERS:
These people have helped in moving me from place to place
and have taken care of me in various ways

HENK PIEKSON [HENK PIKSEN], GERRY PIEKSON [GERRIT JAN PIKSEN (†)],
WILLIAM VAN ASSALT [WILLEM VAN ASSELT], HENK FRIE,
HENK HARTHOLT [HENDRIK ALBERT HARTHOLT(†)]
All working in NIJVERDAL district
Gerrit Jan Piksen - born 24 Jul 1917, Hellendoorn - liquidate 14 Oct 1944, Haarle - Age 27
Hendrik Albert Hartholt - born 25 Jan 1923, Hellendoorn - liquidate 04 Apr 1945, Staphorst - Age 22



between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

- info 09-12 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2949 -
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17057058 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Phillips - Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS - Age 23 - KIA
born 1921, Kansas - died 11 Sep 1944, Hessum (Dalfsen)
Enlistment: 12 Jun 1942, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Mr. Edgar Allen Phillips (father) (42 abt 1888, KS), 1030 Ottawa Street, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Mr. Edgar A. Phillips (father) - occupation: Guard, Federal Prison
Mrs. Blance C. Phillips (mother) (32 abt 1898, OK) - no siblings for John S. (8) as on 5 April 1930 - info US Census 1930
No siblings in Census 17 Apr 1940
Initial buried 13 Sep 1944: 'Unknown' - Section 6 Row 1 Grave 19 - Dalfsen General Cemetery - reinterred in 1946
Netherlands American Cemetery , Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: H Row 8 Grave: 7
Awards: Purple Heart
Sgt. John S. Phillips was killed on his 2nd mission, Magdeburg, 1st mission was 26 Aug 44, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. John S. Phillips
Sgt. John S. Phillips - Margraten
image via Stefan Hendriks - 31 Oct 2010

Clips - Leavenworth Times - 24 Sep 1944 - 15 Oct 1944 - 31 Mar 1946 - Sgt. John S. Phillips
Clips - Leavenworth Times - 24 Sep 1944 - 15 Oct 1944 - 31 Mar 1946 - Sgt. John S. Phillips
via Stefan Hendriks: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 28 Feb 2016
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A D J U S T E D - C R E W - O R D E R
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Crew: B-24H - #42-95138 - 'No Love No Nothing' - "IG" - 11 Sep 1944 - Mission: Magdeburg - MACR #8927
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32135229 - O-701980 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Richard Carl Vogel - Erie Co., NY - Age 26 - EVD

O-713563 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Leslie Monroe Sellers - Greencastle, PA - Age 25 - EVD

O-719099 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Myron Bruce Koth - West Allis, WI - Age 20 - POW

13169809 - O-717091 - 2nd. Lt. - Bombardier - Warren Hamilton Neville - Allegheny Co., PA - Age 22 - POW

14147654 - Sgt. - Engineer - Clyde Luther Turner Jr. - Fulton Co., GA - Age 29 - POW

35794316 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles George Genkinger - Cincinnati, OH - Age 19 - POW

37554286 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William Aldred Hammer - Wapheton, ND - Age 22 - EVD

31423442 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Carl Gustaf 'Gus' Stenberg - Gloucester, MA - Age ~19 - POW

36698275 - Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - James Frederick Burnett - Auburn, IL - Age 21 - EVD

17057058 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Phillips - Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS - Age 23 - KIA
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Adjusted crew order is based on E&E Reports of Vogel, Sellers, Burnett and Hammer
Note: NO Ball Turret Gunner in this listing



SGLO - T4008

B-24H - #42-95138 - 11 Sep 1944 - HESSUM - CREW 10

32135229 - O-701980 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Richard 'Dick' Carl Vogel  - Erie Co., NY - Age 26 - EVD O-713563 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Leslie Monroe Sellers - Greencastle, PA - Age 25 - EVD O-719099 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Myron Bruce Koth - West Allis, WI - Age 20 - POW 13169809 - O-717091 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Warren Hamilton Neville - Allegheny Co., PA - Age 22 - POW 14147654 - Sgt. - Engineer - Clyde Luther Turner Jr. - Fulton Co., GA - Age 29 - POW
35794316 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles George Genkinger - Cincinnati, OH - Age 19 - POW 37554286 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William Aldred Hammer - Wapheton, ND - Age 22 - EVD 31423442 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Carl Gustaf 'Gus' Stenberg - Gloucester, MA - Age ~19 - POW 36698275 - Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - James Frederick Burnett - Auburn, IL - Age 21 - EVD 17057058 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Phillips - Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS - Age 23 - KIA

- 1 KIA - 5 POW - 4 EVD -

VOGEL - SELLERS - KOTH - NEVILLE - TURNER Jr.
GENKINGER - HAMMER - STENBERG - BURNETT - PHILLIPS(†)


Contact Neville is pending - 25 Jul 2010 - PATS
Contact Burnett is pending - 12 Oct 2010 - 05 Aug 2015 - PATS
Contact Koth is pending - 27 Feb 2016 - PATS
Contact Stenberg is pending - 27 Feb 2016 - PATS
Contact Genkinger is pending - 27 Feb 2016 - PATS
Contact Vogel is pending - 19 Dec 2016 - PATS

Last update - 19 Dec 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3091

Thunderbolt P-47D - #42-8626 - YF-W - 2nd Lt. John "Jack" Lanphier - 13:00 - Lemelerveld
355th FG - 358th FS - 13 Nov 1943 - MACR #1288
1 KIA



2nd Lt. - John 'Jack' F. Lanphier - England 1943 2nd Lt. - John 'Jack' F. Lanphier - England 1943 2nd Lt. - John 'Jack' F. Lanphier - England 1943
2nd Lt. - John 'Jack' F. Lanphier - England 1943
courtesy Thomas F. Lanphier (brother) - 01 Mar 2011

15096739 - O-672633 - Fighter Pilot - 2nd Lt. - John "Jack" (nmi) Lanphier - Kosciusko County, IN - KIA
born 03 Sep 1917, OH - died 13 Nov 1943, Lemelerveld, The Netherlands - Age 26
Address 17 Apr 1930: 495 E. Erie St., Painesville, Lake County, OH
Son of Mr. Fred J. Lanphier (father) (born 6 Mar 1888 - died 30 Jun 1945 - Age 57)
and Mrs. Alice McCabe Lanphier (mother) (born 18 Mar 1891 - died 29 Feb 1964 - Age 72)
Siblings: Margaret (F - abt. 1915/1916 - died - Age 6 months), Mary J. Lanphier (F-7 abt.1923),
Carol A. Lanphier (F-5 abt.1925) and Thomas F. Lanphier (brother abt.1930) - US Census 17 Apr 1930 -

Enlistment: 30 Mar 1942, Cleveland, OH - Residence: Painesville, Lake County, OH - Nativity: OH
Initial buried locally - Section 6 Row 1 Grave 18 - Dalfsen General Cemetery
reinterred in 1946 - Netherlands American Cemetery , Margraten, Netherlands
final burial 22 Feb 1949, Painesvilles, Ohio, USA
Honored by Mary Taylor (friend) - see: wwiimemorial.com
Descrepancy - in US Census 1930 listed with middle name - John F. Lanphier (M-12) - info PATS - 01 Nov 2010
middle name is "F" - info Thomas F. Lanphier (brother) - 01 Nov 2010

Lt. Jack Lanphier with his parents - at family home in Painesville, OH - early 1943
Mrs. Alice Lanphier - Lt. Jack Lanphier - Mr. Fred J. Lanphier
Lt. Jack Lanphier with his parents - at family home in Painesville, OH - early 1943
courtesy Thomas F. Lanphier (brother) - 01 Mar 2011

MIA - Painesville TELEGRAPH - 19 Nov 1943 .... Lt. Jack Lanphier - England 1943
MIA - Painesville TELEGRAPH - 19 Nov 1943 . . . . . . . . . . Lt. Jack Lanphier - England 1943 . . . . . .
newsclip - Morley Library, Painesville, OH - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 17 Jun 2009
photo - courtesy Thomas F. Lanphier (brother) - 01 Mar 2011

LIEUTENANT JACK LANPHIER KILLED, FAMILY INFORMED
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Lieut. Lanphier enlisted in the Air Force in March, 1942, leaving Painesville in June of that year
to begin training at Kelly Field, Texas. Later he went to Pine Bluff, Arkansas,
and then to Randolph Field where he was graduated and commissioned in February, 1943
Prior to entering the service he was employed at the Painesville post office
Besides his parents he leaves a brother, Thomas, 13; and two sisters, Sally,
a freshman in college in Cleveland, and Miss Mary Jean Lanphier,
in nurse's training at Youngstown hospital
source - newsclip local paper, Painesville TELEGRAPH - 19 Jan 1944

Newsclip - at page 1 - Painesville TELEGRAPH - 19 Jan 1944 Newsclip - at page 2 - Painesville TELEGRAPH - 19 Jan 1944
Newsclip - Jan 1944 - Lieut. Jack Lanphier Killed In Action, Family Informed
Newsclip - Painesville TELEGRAPH - 19 Jan 1944
via Thomas F. Lanphier (brother) - 01 Mar 2011

Plan Memorial Services For Lt. Lanphier
Plan Memorial Services For Lt. Lanphier
newsclip - Thusday 17 Feb 1944 - Painesville TELEGRAPH

Lt. Lanphier - Impressive Memorial Service - Sunday 20 Feb 1944
newsclip - Monday 21 Feb 1944 - Painesville TELEGRAPH

Memorial - O-672633 John Lanphier - Margraten cemetery, Holland
Memorial - O-672633 John Lanphier - Margraten cemetery, Holland
"Unidentified young girl at the grave of Lt. Jack Lanphier in Holland"
courtesy Thomas F. Lanphier (brother) - 01 Mar 2011

Plan Rites For Lt. Lanphier - newsclip 17 Feb 1944, PT 2nd Lt. - John 'Jack' (nmi) Lanphier Lt. Lanphier - Laid to rest - Tuesday 22 Feb 1949 - newsclip 24 Feb 1944, PT
17 Feb 1949 PT Newsclip . . . . . . 2nd Lt. - John 'Jack' (nmi) Lanphier - Painesville, OH . . . . . . 24 Feb 1944 PT Newsclip
PH = P U R P L E - H E A R T - - - AM = A I R - M E D A L
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, USA
Plot: ENE - Row 12 - Stone 7
image via sjp - findagrave.com - 01 Nov 2010
newsclips by Morley Library, Painesville, OH - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 17 Jun 2009
PT = PAINSVILLE TELEGRAPH

Saint Mary's Cemetery, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, USA
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Carol "Sally" A. Lanphier (sister) - born 13 Dec 1924 - died 03 Dec 1999 - Age 74
Plot: ENE - Row 14 - Stone 5
Carol was never married - info Thomas (brother) - 02 Mar 2011 -
. . . . .
Mary Jean Dowling née Lanphier (sister) - born 21 Feb 1923 - died 16 May 2001 - Age 78
Survivors are her daughters, Maureen T. Brothers and Ann E. (John) DeCapua, both of Painesville;
brother, Thomas (Irene) Lanphier of South Euclid; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren
Her husband, John; parents, Fred and Alice (McCabe) Lanphier;
brother, Jack Lanphier; and sisters, Margaret and Carol Lanphier, are deceased
Plot: ENE
info via sjp - findagrave.com - 01 Nov 2010



SGLO - T3091

THUNDERBOLT P-47D - #42-8626 - YF-W - 13 Nov 1943 - LEMELERVELD - CREW 1

2nd Lt. John 'Jack' Lanphier - Fighter Pilot - KIA

- 1 KIA -

LANPHIER(†)


Contact Lanphier is pending - 01 Nov 2010 - PATS

Last update - 29 Jun 2011 - PATS


SGLO - T5192

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IX - PT549 - F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer - 12:30 - Hessum
349 Squadron RAF - 03 Feb 1945
1 KIA



Serial: PT549 - Mk: LFIX - c/n: CBAF - Engine: M66
History: 45MU 24-8-44 - 127S 12-10-44 - 349S 14-12-44 CE ops 3-2-45
- info: www.spitfire.ukf.net -

F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer
F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer

F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer
F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer
- images courtesy Mr. van de Werve -
via Stefan Hendriks: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 25 Mar 2012 -
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ROYAL AIR FORCE - Form 4003 – 541 – 540
349 Squadron RAF - OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK
3 Feb 1945 - At 11.25 twelve aircraft took off on an armed recce’ of the GORINCHEM area “Y”.
The results were three Met damaged, 1 loco and 4 trucks destroyed by F/O. Erkes, Van der Heyden,
F/L. Mascaux, F/S. Blair and F/S. Branders L. 3 Met destroyed and 2 Met damaged by F/L. Seydel,
Wood and F/Sgts van de Werve, De Jaegher and Leroy N. 1 loco’ was damaged by F/L. Mascaux.
From this operation we unfortunately lost F/S. Van de Werve who with his section went down
to attack a lorry at V.4556. It was partially obscured by trees and on the first run-in they
were over-shooting so the section came in again but Red 4 when looking round
could not see F/S. Van de Werve nor could he be contacted on the R/T but he did see
the debris of an aircraft and it is presumed he must have hit the trees and if this
is so there is little likelyhood of his surviving such a crash.
Later in the day, at 15.05 we provided an escort of 10 aircraft to medium bombers
attacking a railway bridge at ZWOLLE. This was done without incident.
Today we receive the posting of six new pilots only one of whom has flown operationally
and then only for ten hours (F/O. Tuck). Included in these six was F/O. Uydens,
the only Belgian, who returns to us after completely recovering from his crash last November.
The other pilots were F/Lt. Wieck, F/O. Tuck, W/O. Gill, Sgt. Gibbs and Sgt. Nuttall,
all British as there is a shortage of Belgian pilots at the present time.

- image and info via: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 06 Nov 2010 -

Inital buried at Dalfsen Cemetery. In 1950 moved to Evere (Brussels), Belgium
born: 14 Oct 1919, Antwerp - died: 3 Feb 1945, Hessum - Age 25



SGLO - T5192

SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE LF Mk.IX - PT549 - 03 Feb 1945 - HESSUM - CREW 1

F/Sgt. Leon A. van de Werve de Vosselaer - KIA

- 1 KIA -

VAN DE WERVE DE VOSSELAER(†)


Last update - 12 Dec 2013 - PATS

4 German accidents - 3 crashes and 1 crashlanding

13-11-1943 - abt. 13:00pm - Crashlanding German fighter near Schaapskooiweg
"Dreieckrechner" in archive of Historische Kring Dalfsen

30-01-1944 - abt. 13:30pm - crash Bf-110G-6 at Hoonhorst
Wreck and pilot are still at that location

SGLO - T3907
26-07-1944 - Crash 01:15am - Uffz. H. Wagner - Bf-110G-4 with Werknr. 140024 of 7./NJG 1 near Vlierhoekweg, Hessum

SGLO - T5001
01-01-1945 - Crash 10:10am - Uffz. N. Risky - Fw-190D-9 with Werknr. ...... of 6./JG 26 near Bosrandweg, Dalfsen
during Operation "Bodenplatte"

Last update - 29 Jun 2011 - PATS



Lemmer - 44

16 mi NW of Vollenhove

- 44 Commonwealth graves - 29 UK - 5 NZ - 4 AUS - 3 POL - 2 CAN - 1 CZECH -







Lemmer, in the commune of Lemsterland, is a small port on the southern coast of Friesland
It lies 15 mi south of Sneek
This burial ground is on the northern outskirts of Lemmer - Staartweg, the road to Sneek -
The Commonwealth war graves plot is in the north-western part of the cemetery
This site contains the graves of 44 airmen
Of these, 7 of the airmen from the United Kingdom and one from Canada are not identified
No. of Identified Casualties: 36


SGLO - T991

Wellington Mk.II - W5375 - PH-D "Dog" - W/C. V. Q. Blackden - 00:59 - in the IJsselmeer
12 Squadron - RAF - 10th April 1941 - Operation Emden
6 KIA



Wellington Mk.II - W5375 - PH-D "Dog" was airborne - 22:30 - 9 Apr 1941 from Binbrook, Lincolnshire, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Egmont Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed - 00:59 - 10 Apr 1941 in the IJsselmeer - 10 mi North of Medemblik
All bodies were recovered and taken for burial in various Dutch cemeteries
W/C. Blackden was the son of Brigadier-General L.S. Blackden CBE
W/C. Blackden had been 12 Squadron Commander since 28 Jun 40
His replacement was W/C. R.H. Maw
This loss marked the occasion of 12 Sqdn's return to operations
following conversion from the Fairey Battle, which began Nov 40
Sgt. G. H. Bishop (wop/airgnr) - was buried till 18-07-1947 at Urk, reinterred - Oud-Leusden
Fl.Sgt. D. McDougall (wop/airg) - was buried till 18-07-1947 at Urk, reinterred - Oud-Leusden
W/C. Blackden (pilot) - was found near dike in N.O.-polder - Buried in Lemmer

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Crew: Wellington Mk.II - W5375 - PH-D "Dog" - 10 Apr 1941 - Mission: Emden
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16236 - W/C. - Pilot - V. Q. Blackden - RAF - Age 34 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave C-10-260

742689 - 85271 - P/O. - Pilot - J. C. A. Bond - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Bergen Cemetery - Grave 1-E-9

903247 - 82722 - F/O. - Observer - J. du V. Broughton - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave C-10-262

751148 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. McDougall - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - Grave 13-9-192

747971 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. H. Bishop - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - Grave 13-8-171

77376 - F/O. - Air Gunner - H. Marshall - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA - Harderwijk Cemetery - British Plot 2 - 11
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W5375 - PH-D - Blackden
Loss Card - W5375 - PH-D - Blackden - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- LEMMER GENERAL CEMETERY -

16236 - Wing Commander - Pilot - Vyvian Quentery Blackden - RAF - Age 34 - KIA
- of Horam, Sussex, UK - Plot C Row 10 Grave 260 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649321
born 1st Qtr. 1907 - Vyvian Quentery Blackden - district Tonbridge spans counties of Kent and Sussex
Son of Brigadier-General Leonard Shadwell Blackden, C.B.E. and Mary Helen Blackden, M.B.E. (née Pike), of Marden, Kent, UK
husband of Dorothea Mercy Blackden (née Rowe), of Horam, Sussex, UK (Dorothea died 1987, Eastbourne, Sussex, England)
Dorothea Mercy Rowe (born 1898 - died 1987 - Age~89) - Married Vyvian Quentery Blackden in 1928, London, England

RAF - 11 Dec 1926 - Flight Cadet to Pilot Officer - after succesfully passed through the RAF Cadet College
Vyvian Quentery Blackden - info London Gazette - 7 Jan 1927 - page 121
RAF - 11 Jun 1928 - Pilot Officer promoted to the rank of Flying Officer
Vyvian Quentery Blackden - info London Gazette - 3 Jul 1928 - page 4502
RAF - 1 Dec 1932- Flying Officer to Flight Lieutenant
Vyvian Quentery Blackden - info London Gazette - 6 Jul 1932 - page 7748
RAF - 1 Aug 1937 - Flight Lieutenant promoted to the rank of Squadron Leader
Vyvian Quentery Blackden - info London Gazette - 3 Aug 1937 - page 4956
RAF - 1 Jun 1940 - Squadron Leader to be Wing Commander (temporary)
Vyvian Quentery Blackden - info London Gazette - 7 Jun 1940 - page 3436

His brother Walter Anthony Seton Blackden also fell in the 1939-1945 War
and his brother Arthur Worsley Blackden fell in the 1914-1918 War


I THANK MY GOD
UPON EVERY REMEMBRANCE
OF YOU

- Epigraph on Blackden memorial -
- . - . -

86432 - F/Lt. - Walter Anthony Seton Blackden - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 201 - CWGC ref. 1529899
224 Sqdn. RAF - 14 Nov 1944 - Liberator GR.VI EW308
Missing after attack on U-boat
B.A. (Cantabury). Son of Brigadier-General Leonard Shadwell Blackden, C.B.E.
and of Mary Helen Bennett Blackden, M.B.E. (nee Pike), of Marden, Kent
Brother to Vyvian Quentery Blackden who was killed in 1941 and Arthur Worsley Blackden who died in the Great War

Consolidated B-24J-35-CF Liberator 44-10311 - c/n 902 to RAF
as Liberator GR.VI EW308 - MIA during attack on U-boat 14 Nov 1944

2nd Lieutenant, 189th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery (RFA)
Arthur Worsley Blackden - died 28 Sep 1916 - Age 18
KIA near Gueudecoue, France
Commemorated - Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A - on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France - CWGC ref. 769051
Arthur Worsley Blackden was the eldest of the six sons of Brig. General Leonard Shadwell Blackden, C.B.E.,
who was G.O.C., Jamaica, from July, 1914, to August, 1918, and of
Mrs. Mary Helen Blackden, M.B.E., Blackden, formerly of Cothill, Tonbridge,
and now of The Jewell House, Marden, Kent.
His brothers Vyvian Quentery Blackden and Walter Anthony Seton Blackden fell in the 1939-1945 War

2nd Lieutenant, 189th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery (RFA) - Arthur Worsley Blackden
2nd Lieutenant Arthur Worsley Blackden (RFA)
source: tonbridgeatwar.daisy.websds.net - 17 Aug 2015



903247 - 82722 - Flying Officer - Observer - John Du Vernet Broughton - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
- of Edgecliffe, New South Wales, Australia - Plot C Row 10 Grave 262 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649322
Son of Herbert Henry Broughton and Ida Mary Broughton née du Vernet, of Edgecliffe, New South Wales, Australia
Ida Mary Du Vernet (mother) died 1963, daughter of George and Emily Du Vernet
married Herbert Henry Broughton (father) in 1905, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
John Du Vernet Broughton, born 1908 - died 1941, Zuyderzee (Lake IJsselmeer after 1932), Holland
- . - . -

- BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

742689 - 85271 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Crewdson Ashton Bond - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Weybridge, Surrey, UK - Plot 1 Row E Grave 9 - Bergen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619784
born 19 Jul 1913, Toro, Uganda
Son of Ashton Bond and Helen Margaret Bond née Thomas, of Weybridge, Surrey, UK
Siblings: Marjorie Winifred Helen Bond and Howard Ashton Bond (born 3 Jun 1915, Toro - died 10 Sep 1915, Toro, Uganda)

The London Gazette - page 6024 - 15 Oct 1940


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

- Epigraph on Bond memorial -
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- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

751148 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Duncan McDougall - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of UK - Plot 13 Row 9 Grave 192 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620364
Son of Duncan and Jane McDougall; husband of Frances McDougall, UK


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM

- Epigraph on McDougall memorial -
- . - . -

747971 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Henry Bishop - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
- of Muswell Hill, Middlesex, UK - Plot 13 Row 8 Grave 171 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620257
Son of Robert and Ada Bishop; husband of Doris Irene Bishop, of Muswell Hill, Middlesex, UK


IN LOVING MEMORY
"TILL DEATH US DO PART"

- Epigraph on Bishop memorial -
- . - . -

- HARDERWIJK GENERAL CEMETERY -

77376 - Flying Officer - Air Gunner - Harold Marshall - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA
- of Ashford, Middlesex, UK - British Plot 2 Grave 11 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648080
Son of Thomas and Elsie Marshall; husband of Mildred E. G. Marshall, of Ashford, Middlesex, UK


SO SUDDEN WAS THE CALL,
NOT TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE

- Epigraph on Marshall memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T991

WELLINGTON Mk.II - W5375 - PH-D "DOG" - 10 Apr 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6

16236 - Wing Commander - Pilot - Vyvian Quentery Blackden - RAF - Age 34 - KIA 742689 - 85271 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Crewdson Ashton Bond - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA 903247 - 82722 - Flying Officer - Observer - John Du Vernet Broughton - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
751148 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Duncan McDougall - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 747971 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Henry Bishop - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA 77376 - Flying Officer - Air Gunner - Harold Marshall - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA

- 6 KIA -

BLACKDEN(†) - BOND(†) - BROUGHTON(†)
McDOUGALL(†) - BISHOP(†) - MARSHALL(†)


Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1123

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1718 - KX-N "Nanny" - F/Sgt. J. Nýc - 03:27 - in the IJsselmeer
311 (Czech) Squadron - 17 Jul 1941 - Operation Hamburg
1 KIA - 5 POW



Wellington Mk.Ic - R1718 - KX-N "Nanny" was airborne - 23:07 - 16 Jul 41 from East Wretham, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw. Paul Gildner, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed - 03:27 - 17 Jul 1941 into the IJsselmeer off Tacozijl
In the early morning of 17 Jul 1941 R1718 was hit over target Hamburg
Flying back to their base at East-Wretham, UK was still possible
But nearby Lemmer, they where hit again by a Messerschmitt Bf-110
of Ofw. Paul Gildner from IV./NJG 1 stationed at Leeuwarden
Above lake IJsselmeer Sgt. Jaroslav Nýc decided to ditch the plane nearby Lemmer
Because of the high speed the plane rolled over on his back in shallow water
However the whole crew - all from Czechoslovakia - survived the crash
Sgt. Jirí Mareš would not leave the sinking plane because he was afraid that
the German army would harm his family when they know he was fighting the Germans
So he stayed in the plane and sadly drowned
Sgt. Mareš was buried 22 Jul 1941 in Lemmer General Cemetery
The other crew members became POW but survived the War

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NÝC Jaroslav, W/O., 787166 , 311 Sqdn, rtn./R/plk.
* 10/03/14, Ceský Dub /Liberec/, Pilot - † 23/01/78
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ŠŤASTNÝ Karel AFM, W/O., 787170 , 311 Sqdn, rtn./R/plk.
* 03/08/18, Hoštálková /Vsetín/, Pilot - † 10/01/58
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ZAFOUK Jaroslav, F/Lt., 85217 , 311 Sqdn, kpt./R/plk.
* 28/05/17, Praha, Navigator - † 01/03/91
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CERNÝ Otakar, F/Lt., 82590 , 311 Sqdn, npor./R/plk.
* 28/11/19, Krenovice /Vyškov/, Wireless Operator
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KNAP František, W/O., 787396 , 311 Sqdn, cet./R/plk.
* 11/12/11, Praha, Air Gunner
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MAREŠ Jiří, Sgt., 787393 , 311 Sqdn, rtn./R/pplk.
* 12/04/16, Níkovice /Písek/ , Air Gunner - † 17/07/41
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- see - http://www.army.cz/acr/raf/seznam/ -
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Above ranks are likely after 17 Jul 1941 or post-war !!! - info PATS - 27 May 2014

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1718 - KX-N "Nanny" - 17 Jul 1941 - Mission: Hamburg
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787166 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Jaroslav Nýc - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/357, POW No. 39284

787170 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - Karel Šťastný - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/4B/L6/357, POW No. 39287

82217 - P/O. - Navigator - Jaroslav Zafouk - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 10C/O4C, POW No. 3661

82590 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - Otakar Cerný - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 10C/L17B. POW No. 3663

787396 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - František "Frank" Knap - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/L3/L1, POW No. 39285

787393 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - Jiří Mareš - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave C-10-261
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - R1718 - KX-N - Nýc
Loss Card - R1718 - KX-N - Nýc - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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787166 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Jaroslav Nýc - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/357, POW No. 39284
born 10 Mar 1914, Ceský Dub, Liberec - died 23 Jan 1978 - Age 63

Enlistment: Aug 1940
Profession: Mechanic
Private Address 1945: Libáň Czechoclovakia

Dulagluft - Frankfurt - 22 Jul 1941 - 28 Jul 1941
Stalag 9C - Bad Sulza - 29 Jul 1941 - 30 Apr 1942
Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan - 01 May 1942 - 12 Oct 1942
Stalag Luft 1 - Barth - 14 Oct 1942 - 06 Nov 1943
Stalag Luft 4B - Mülberg - 07 Nov 1943 - 11 Feb 1944
Stalag Luft 6 - Heydekrug - 18 Feb 1944 - 16 Jul 1944
Stalag 357 - Fallingbostel - 18 Jul 1944 - 22 Apr 1945
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info POW Questionnaire 26 Apr 1945 - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 07 Aug 2014

787166 - W/O. Jaroslav  Nýc - RAFVR
787166 - W/O. - Jaroslav Nýc - RAFVR
image source: www.fcafa.wordpress.com - via Tom Dolezal - 26 May 2014

787170 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Karel Šťastný - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/4B/L6/357, POW No. 39287
born 03 Aug 1918, Hošťálková, Vstetína - died 10 Jan 1958 - Age 39

Enlistment: Jul 1940
Profession: Motor Eng.
Private Address 1945: Hoštálková u Vstetína No.34 Moravia Č.S.R.

Stalag IXC - Bad Sulza (Lipcik area) - Jul 1941 - May 1942
Stalag Luft III - Sagan - May 1942 - Sep 1942
Stalag Luft I - Barth - Sep 1942 - Oct 1943
Stalag Luft IVB - Mülberg (Dresden area) - Oct 1943 - Feb 1944
Stalag Luft 6 - Hydekrug (East Prusia) - Feb 1944 - Jun 1944
Stalag 357 - Thorn (Pol) Fallingbostel - Jun 1944 - Apr 1945
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info POW Questionnaire 06 May 1945 - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 07 Aug 2014

787170 - W/O. Karel Štastný - RAFVR
787170 - W/O. - Karel Štastný - RAFVR
image source: www.fcafa.wordpress.com - via Tom Dolezal - 26 May 2014
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82217 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Jaroslav Zafouk - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 10C/O4C, POW No. 3661
born 28 May 1917, Praha - died 01 Mar 1991 - Age 73

82217 - F/Lt. Jaroslav  Zafouk - RAFVR
82217 - F/Lt. - Jaroslav Zafouk - RAFVR
image source: www.fcafa.wordpress.com - via Tom Dolezal - 26 May 2014
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82590 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Otakar Cerný - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 10C/L17B. POW No. 3663
born 28 Nov 1919, Křenovice
Flight Lieutenant - 09 Jan 1950 to 10 Feb 1955; when he left the army

82590  - Sgt. Otakar Cerný - RAFVR 82590  - F/Lt. Otakar Cerný - RAFVR
82590 - Sgt. / F/Lt. - Otakar Cerný - RAFVR
images source: www.fcafa.wordpress.com - via Tom Dolezal - 26 May 2014
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787396 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - František "Frank" Knap - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/L3/L1, POW No. 39285
born 11 Dec 1911, Praha
Enlistment: Aug 1940
Private Address 1945: Clare Glen, Sedgley Road, Penn Common, Wolverhampton

Stalag IXC - Bad Sulza - 25 Jun 1941 - 15 Apr 1942
Stalag Luft III - Sagan - 17 Apr 1942 - 21 Aug 1942
Stalag Luft I - Barth - 23 Aug 1942 - 25 Aug 1944
Gestapo Prison - Prague - 25 Aug 1944 - 15 Sep 1944
Stalag Luft I - Barth - 17 Sep 1944 - 12 May 1945
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info POW Questionnaire 14 May 1945 - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 07 Aug 2014
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787393 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Jiří Mareš - RAFVR ( CZECH ) - Age 25 - KIA
born 12 Apr 1916, Níkovice, Písek, Czechoslovakia - died 17 Jul 1941, Lemmer, The Netherlands - Age 25
Plot C Row 10 Grave 261 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649340
- . - . -



SGLO - T1123

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1718 - KX-N "Nanny" - 17 Jul 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6

787166 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Jaroslav Nýc - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/357, POW No. 39284 787170 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Karel Šťastný - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/4B/L6/357, POW No. 39287 82217 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Jaroslav Zafouk - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 10C/O4C, POW No. 3661
82590 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Otakar Cerný - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 10C/L17B. POW No. 3663 787396 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - František 'Frank' Knap - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/L3/L1, POW No. 39285 787393 - Sergeant - Front Air Gunner - Jiří Mareš  - RAFVR ( CZECH ) - Age 25 - KIA

- 1 KIA - 5 POW -

NÝC - ŠŤASTNÝ - ZAFOUK
CERNÝ - KNAP - MAREŠ(†)


Contact Mareš is pending - 20 Aug 2015 - PATS

Last update - 28 Aug 2014 - PATS


SGLO - T1207

Wellington Mk.Ic - N2844 - HA-M "Mother" - Sgt. K. C. Shearing - 02:06 - in the IJsselmeer
218 Squadron 'Gold Coast' - 19th August 1941 - Operation Duisburg
3 KIA - 3 MIA



Serial range N2840 - N2859 - 20 Wellington Mk.Ic
N2844 was one of two 218 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this night
on two separate operations. Other was W5457
Wellington Mk.Ic - N2844 - HA-M was airborne - 23:48 - 18 Aug 41 from RAF Marham, UK
Shot down by ME110 night-fighter (Fw. Siegfried Ney, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed - 02:06 in bound - 19 Aug 41 in the IJsselmeer - near Den Oever -
Three bodies, those of Sgt. Wilson, Sgt. Boswell, and P/O. Pockney
were recovered and taken for burial in various Dutch cemeteries
Sgt. Pockney was found ashore near Lemmer
Sgt. Wilson was found 12th Oct 1941, washed ashore near Oude Zeug
He was buried 14th Oct 1941 with military honour at Huisduinen ( 2 km W of Den Helder ) - Grave 18 -
later reinterred at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery - Grave 34 A 12
The rest have no known graves and commemorated on the "Runnymede Memorial"
Sergeant Shearing was posted onto No.218 Squadron
via No.11 Operational Training Unit on May 1st 1941
The brother of "skipper" Roy Gerald Boswell, Grahame Percy Boswell, also died on service

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - N2844 - HA-M "Mother" - 19 Aug 1941 - Mission: Duisburg
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758034 - Sgt. - Pilot - K. C. Shearing - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 52

622252 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - R. G. Boswell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Harlingen Cemetery - Grave E-1-19

400314 - Sgt. - Observer - A. MacGregor Wilson - RAAF - Age 31 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery - Grave - 34-A-12

R/69557 - Sgt. - Wireless Op./Gnr. - L. J. George - RCAF - Age 33 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 61

1378011 - Sgt. - Wireless Op./Gnr. - S. A. Maguire - RAFVR - Age 30 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 48

76925 - P/O. - Air Gunner - E. D. Pockney - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave C-10-258
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - N2844 - HA-M - Shearing
Loss Card - N2844 - HA-M - Shearing - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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76925 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Ewart Duncan Pockney - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA
- of Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, UK - Plot C Row 10 Grave 258 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649342
Son of the Revd. Charles Pockney and Bertha S. Pockney
husband of Margaret Pockney, of Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, UK
- . - . -

- HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

622252 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Roy Gerald Boswell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Seven King's, Ilford, Essex, UK - Plot E Row 1 Grave 19 - Harlingen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649052
Son of William George and Frances Boswell, of Seven King's, Ilford, Essex, UK
His brother, Grahame Percy Boswell, also died on service


ONWARD, EVER TRUE,
BRAVE AND FREE;
ONE IN LOVE, AS BROTHERS:
BLEST IMMORTALLY

- Epigraph on Boswell memorial -
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135168 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Grahame Percy Boswell - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of Kenton, Middlesex, UK - 24 Apr 1943 - Port Said War memorial Cemetery - Grave/Memorial V. C. 24 - CWGC ref. 2896712
Son of William George and Frances Boswell, of Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, UK
husband of Jean Elizabeth Francis Boswell, of Kenton, Middlesex, UK
His brother Roy Gerald Boswell also died on service


SUNSHINE FADES
SHADOWS FALL
BUT LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE
OUTSHINE ALL

- Epigraph on Boswell memorial -
- . - . -



- BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY -

400314 - Sergeant - Observer - Alexander MacGregor "Greg" Wilson - RAAF - Age 31 - KIA
- of Canterbury, Victoria, Australia - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery - Grave - 34-A-12 - CWGC ref. 2034517
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 132
washed ashore 12 Oct 1941
initial buried 14 Oct 1941: Military Cemetery at Huisduinen near Den Helder - Grave number 18
reburied 29 May 1947: Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery
born 28 May 1910, Auckland, New Zealand - Also in Service Records (Digital Copy) - born 25 May 1910
Son of Francis Robert and Annie Kaye Wilson, 16 Irilbarra Avenue, Canterbury E. 7., Victoria, Australia
formerly address: Mrs. A. K. Wilson (mother) née Linsdley, 4 Lamont Street, Wollstonecraft, N.S.W.
Enlistment: 18 Aug 1940, Melbourne - Religion: Church of England
AC2 on enlistment 18 Aug 1940, remustered to W.O.A.G. 17 Apr 1941
L.A.C. 14 Sep 1940 - Sergeant (T) 17 Apr 1941
- Service Records Wilson - 82 pages - Digital Copy - naa.gov.au -


LOVED SON & BROTHER
WHO UNCONSCIOUSLY FOLLOWED
THE GOLDEN RULE

- Epigraph on Wilson memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

758034 - Sergeant - Pilot - Kenneth Charles Shearing - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- of Dereham, Norfolk, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 52 - CWGC ref. 1807002
Son of Jesse William and Daisy Olive Shearing, of Dereham, Norfolk, UK
758034 - Pilot - Sgt. Kenneth Charles Shearing - posted from No.11 O.T.U, 01 May 1941
- . - . -

R/69557 - Sergeant - Lothian Julyan George - RCAF - Age 33 - MIA
- of Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 61 - CWGC ref. 1270733
Son of Richard Julyan George and Alice Douglas George, Canada
born 11 Dec 1907, Canada - died 19 Aug 1941, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 33
Sgt. Lothian Julyan George, previously reported missing, now presumed dead
Mrs. R. J. George (mother), 32 The Rise, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
Globe and Mail, 1942/05/14
R/69557 - Sgt. Lothian Julyan George - Wireless Operator - posted from No.12 O.T.U - 05 Jun 1941
- . - . -

1378011 - Sergeant - Wireless Op - Sydney Arthur Maguire - RAFVR - Age 30 - MIA
- of Chadwell Heath, Essex, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 48 - CWGC ref. 1079813
Son of Richard and Margaret Maguire, of Chadwell Heath, Essex, UK
1378011 Sgt. - Sydney Arthur Maguire - Wireless Op
- . - . -



SGLO - T1207

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - N2844 - HA-M "Mother"- 19 Aug 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6

758034 - Sergeant - Pilot - Kenneth Charles Shearing - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 622252 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Roy Gerald Boswell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 400314 - Sergeant - Observer - Alexander MacGregor 'Greg' Wilson - RAAF - Age 31 - KIA
R/69557 - Sergeant - Lothian Julyan George - RCAF - Age 33 - MIA 8011 - Sergeant - Wireless Op - Sydney Arthur Maguire - RAFVR - Age 30 - MIA 76925 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Ewart Duncan Pockney - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 3 MIA -

SHEARING(†) - BOSWELL(†) - WILSON(†)
GEORGE(†) - MAGUIRE(†) - POCKNEY(†)


Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1339

Whitley Mk.V - Z6948 EY-F - P/O. G. M. McCombe - 06:30 - near Nijemirdum
78 Squadron - RAF - 8th Nov 1941 - Mission: Berlin
5 KIA



Z6948 was one of two 78 Sqdn Whitleys lost on this operation. See also Z9151
Whitley Mk.V - Z6948 - EY-F was airborne - 22:31 - 7 Nov 1941 from Croft, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Ludwig Becker, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed 06:30 between Oudemirdum and Nijemirdum (Friesland), 20 km SSW of Sneek, Holland
Body of Sgt. Bell washed ashore on 19th Nov 1941 near Lemmer
Sgt. Bell is buried 20th Nov 1941 in Lemmer General Cemetery
the other 4 are buried - 10th Nov 1941 - in Nijemirdum General Cemetery - see also section Nijemirdum -
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Crew: Whitley - Z6948 - EY-F - 8 Nov 1941 - Mission: Berlin
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754397 - Sgt. - Pilot - J. W. Bell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave C-10-257

104492 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - G. M. McCombe - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-4

924137 - Sgt. - Observer - Gilbert Terence Webb - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-1

759315 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. Boucher - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-4

985637 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Cameron - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-1
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z6948 - EY-F - Bell
Loss Card - Z6948 - EY-F - Bell - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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754397 - Sergeant - Pilot - John William Bell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Carshalton, Surrey, UK - Plot C - Row 10 - Grave 257 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649320
Son of Reginald and Winifred Bell, of Kessingland, Suffolk; husband of Christine Betty Bell, of Carshalton, Surrey, UK


LOVES GREATEST GIFT
REMEMBRANCE

- Epigraph on Bell memorial -
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- NIJEMIRDUM GENERAL CEMETERY -

104492 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - George Marshall McCombe - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- Castlerock, Co. Londonderry, N-Ireland - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 4 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649257
Son of George and Mary McCombe; husband of Eileen McCombe, of Castlerock, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland


IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
OF A DEAR SON
THE PATH OF DUTY IS
THE WAY TO GLORY

- Epigraph on McCombe memorial -
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924137 - Sergeant - Observer - Gilbert Terence Webb - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- Wheeler End, Buckinghamshire, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 1 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649259
Son of Frederick Gilbert and Martha Webb, of Wheeler End, Buckinghamshire, UK


HAPPY MEMORIES
OF DEAR TERRY.
LIFE IS INDESTRUCTIBLE,
LOVE CAN NEVER DIE

- Epigraph on Webb memorial -
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759315 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Boucher - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- Sheffield, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 3 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649254
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Boucher, of Sheffield, UK


DEEP IN OUR HEARTS
YOUR MEMORY IS KEPT.
MISSED BY THOSE
WHO LOVED YOU BEST

- Epigraph on Boucher memorial -
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985637 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Cameron - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
- of Dunoon, Argyllshire, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 2 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649255
Son of Donald and Annie McBride Cameron; husband of Catherine Margaret Cameron, of Dunoon, Argyllshire, UK


IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER

- Epigraph on Cameron memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T1339

WHITLEY Mk.V - Z6948 - EY-F - 08 Nov 1941 - NEAR NIJEMIRDUM - CREW 5

754397 - Sergeant - Pilot - John William Bell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 104492 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - George Marshall McCombe - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 924137 - Sergeant - Observer - Gilbert Terence Webb - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
759315 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Boucher - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 985637 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Cameron - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

- 5 KIA -

BELL(†) - MCCOMBE(†) - WEBB(†)
(BOUCHER(†) - CAMERON(†)


Last update - 24 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1565

Hampden B.Mk.I - AT154 - EQ-B - P/O. K. H. Taylor - 01:06 - in the IJsselmeer
408 Squadron - RCAF - 3rd June 1942 - Mission: Essen
3 KIA - 1 MIA



Hampden B.Mk.I - AT154 - EQ-B was airborne - 23:26 - 2 Jun 42 from Balderton, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Helmut Lent, II./NJG 2)
and crashed - 01:06 - 3 Jun 42 in the IJsselmeer, E of Medemblik ( Prov. of North-Holland )

Three are buried in various Dutch cemeteries bordering the IJsselmeer
but F/O. Edwards has no known grave

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Crew: Hampden B.Mk.I - AT154 - EQ-B - 3 Jun 1942 - Mission: Essen
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R/80787 - J/7076 - P/O. - Pilot - K. H. Taylor - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA - Medemblik Cemetery - Grave 248

106565 - F/O. - Observer - P. L. Edwards - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 66

1325076 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - E. G. Ronson - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-251

R/80200 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - O. W. McKenzie - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 85-A- Grave 14
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - AT154 - EQ-B - Taylor
Loss Card - AT154 - EQ-B - Taylor - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1325076 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Ewart Gladstone Ronson - RAFVR - KIA
- of UK - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 251 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649345
born 1st Qtr. 1920, UK - died 3 Jun 1942, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Thomas Ronson and Martha Ronson née Wedge
Marriage parents: 1st Qtr. 1913 - Thomas Ronson and Martha Wedge - district Fylde, Lancashire Co., UK

Siblings:
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Ivy Ronson - mother's surname: Wedge - district Barrow in Furness, UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Thomas E. Ronson - mother's surname: Wedge - district Barrow in Furness, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Ewart G. Ronson - mother's surname: Wedge - district Barrow in Furness, UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1922 - Iris Ronson - mother's surname: Wedge - district Barrow in Furness, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1925 - William A. Ronson - mother's surname: Wedge - district Barrow in Furness, UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1927 - Doreen Ronson - mother's surname: Wedge - district Fylde, UK
- . - . -

- MEDEMBLIK GENERAL CEMETERY -

R/80787 - J/7076 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Henry Taylor - RCAF - KIA
- of Canada - Grave 248 - Medemblik General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620173
born 30 Dec 1921, Guelph, ON, Canada - died 3 Jun 1942, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 20
Pilot Officer, Kenneth Henry Taylor, Pilot, missing after air operations overseas
Mrs. K. H. Taylor (wife), 13 Hapwick Avenue, Newark, England
Globe and Mail, 1942/06/17

Son of Mrs. Merton W. Plunkett, Toronto, and brother of Lt. Jack. M. Taylor, of Hamilton, ON
Pilot Officer Taylor was 20 years old. He was born in Guelph and attended Upper Canada college.
He received his wings at Brantford last September

R/80787 - J/7076 - Pilot Officer - Kenneth Henry Taylor - RCAF - newsclip R/80787 - J/7076 - Pilot Officer - Kenneth Henry Taylor - RCAF - gravemarker
Newsclip - R/80787 - J/7076 - Pilot Officer - Kenneth Henry Taylor - RCAF - Gravemarker
via Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Newsclip: Hamilton Spectator 09 Jul 1942
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

106565 - Flying Officer - Observer - Peter Leslie Edwards - RAFVR - MIA
- of King's Norton, Birmingham, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 66 - CWGC ref. 232813
born 1st Qtr. 1917, UK - died 3 Jun 1942, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 25
Son of James Leslie and Ellen Edwards née Hemus, of King's Norton, Birmingham, UK
marriage parents: 2nd Qtr. 1911 - James L. Edwards and Ellen Hemus - district Bromsgrove, UK
- . - . -

- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

R/80200 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Orville Wilbert McKenzie - RCAF - KIA
- of Canada - Plot 85 - Row A - Grave 14 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619635
born 18 Nov 1916, St. Paul, MN, USA - died 3 Jun 1942, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 25
Sgt. Orville Wilbert McKenzie, missing overseas, Mrs. Murdock Mckenzie (mother), Castlegar, BC, Canada
Globe and Mail, 1942/06/10

M I S S I N G - BELIEVED KILLED
R/80200 - Sgt. Orville Wilbert McKenzie - via Canadian Virtual War Memorial
R/80200 - Sgt. Orville Wilbert McKenzie

Missing, believed killed, after operational action over Germany
SGT.-OBSVR. ORVILLE WILBERT McKENZIE, R.C.A.F., is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch McKenzie, 1910 Topping St., Trail, B.C.
He has a brother, Ross, living at Ste. 20, Nova Villa apts., Sherbrook St., Winnipeg
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg Evening Tribune - Operation: Picture Me
images via Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 03 Oct 2017
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SGLO - T1565

HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - AT154 - EQ-B - 3 Jun 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 4

R/80787 - J/7076 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Kenneth Henry Taylor - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA 106565 - Flying Officer - Observer - Peter Leslie Edwards - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA 1325076 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Ewart Gladstone Ronson - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA R/80200 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Orville Wilbert McKenzie - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 1 MIA -

TAYLOR(†) - EDWARDS(†) - RONSON(†) - McKENZIE(†)


Last update - 04 Oct 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T1806

Lancaster Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - P/O. R. G. Rowlands - 02:50 - in the IJsselmeer
270 Squadron - RAF - 5th Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
5 KIA - 2 MIA



R5755 was delivered to 207 Sqdn 27 Jul 1942 and took part in the following Key Operations:
Duisburg 6/7 Aug 42; Osnabrück 9/10 Aug 42; Gardening Kraut 10/11 Aug 42; Mainz 12/13 Aug 42; Bremen 4/5 Sep 42-Lost
When lost this aircraft had a total of 49 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N was airborne - 00:30 - 5 Sep 42 from Bottesford, UK
shot down by a night-fighter flown by Uffz. Heinz Vinke, II./NJG 2,
and crashed - 02:50 - into the IJsselmeer E of Medemblik (Prov. of North-Holland)
Sgt. Fleck and Sgt. Pattison have no known graves;
their companions are buried in various Dutch cemeteries - Scharl - Lemmer - Bergen - Staveren

Scharl(Skarl), in the commune of Hemelumer-Oldeferd, is a small community on the south Friesland coast
It is 3 mi SE of Staveren, the small cemetery stands on high ground in the centre of the village
It contains the graves of five airmen, three belonging to the Royal Air Force
and two to the Royal Australian Air Force. Two of them are not identified
No. of Identified Casualties: 3

Bergen - Prov. of N-Holland - is on the coast 4 mi NW of Alkmaar and 26 mi NNW of Amsterdam
The cemetery is on the north-eastern outskirts of Bergen, in the road known as Kerkedijk
The Commonwealth plots are in the south-eastern part of the cemetery
Bergen General Cemetery contains a war graves plot of 245 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War
34 of them unidentified, and most of them airmen
Thirteen Polish airmen are also buried in the Commonwealth plot
No. of Identified Casualties: 223

Occupation : F/O. Rowlands - Police Constable, Brooklyn Park, SA, Australia
Occupation : Sgt. Luton - Student, Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - 5 Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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407728 - F/O. - Pilot - R. G. Rowlands - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA - Scharl Cemetery - Grave 26

1325076 - P/O. - Air Observer - A. B. Hastings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-247

403411 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. C. Luton - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA - Staveren Cemetery - Grave - I-31

532066 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. Fleck - RAF - Age 25 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 83

655006 - Sgt. - Observer - F. J. C. Barnes - RAF - Age 23 - KIA - Bergen Cemetery - Grave - 1-A-8

1105186 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - J. W. Atkinson - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA - Bergen Cemetery - Grave - 1-A-7

778001 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - C. V. Pattison - RAF - Age 25 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 91
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - R5755 - EM-N - Rowlands
Loss Card - R5755 - EM-N - Rowlands - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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120038 - Pilot Officer - Air Observer - Adam Byers Hastings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of UK - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 247 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649331
buried 21 Sep 1942 - Grave 247 - Lemmer General Cemetery
- . - . -

- HEMELUMER OLDEFERD (SCHARL) GENERAL CEMETERY -

407728 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Richard Gerald Rowlands - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA
- of Brooklyn Park, South Australia, Australia - Grave 26 - Scharl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649274
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 129
Son of Robert William and Kathleen Rowlands, of Brooklyn Park, South Australia, Australia
Birth: 15 Jul 1917, Mile End, SA, Australia


"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN"

- Epigraph on Rowlands memorial -
- . - . -

- STAVEREN GENERAL CEMETERY -

403411 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner- John Campbell Luton - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia - Row I - Grave 31 - Staveren General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649374
born 16 May 1922, North Sydney, NSW - Enlistment No. 2 Recruting Centre, Sydney - Marital Status: Single
Trade or Calling: Car Driver - Religion: Church of England
Next of Kin: W. W. Luton (father) (bankmanager), 32 Wilson St., Cammeray, NSW, Australia
Embarked at Sydney on 22 Feb 1941 for Canada and UK
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 126
Son of William Wheeler Luton (British) and Priscilla Judith Luton (Australian), of Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia


GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

- Epigraph on Luton memorial -
- . - . -

- See also at Staveren section -
Click on button
Staveren

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

532066 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Fleck - RAF - Age 25 - MIA
- of Glengormley, Co. Antrim, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 83 - CWGC ref. 1270113
Son of William and Elizabeth Fleck, of Glengormley, Co. Antrim, UK
- . - . -

778001 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Cecil Vivian Pattison - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA
- of UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 91 - CWGC ref. 1803998
Roll of Honour of Rhodesian Aircrew in WW II - Sgt. Cecil Vivian Pattison - 05 Sep 1942 - Lancaster Rear Gunner
- . - . -

- BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

655006 - Sergeant - Observer - Frederick John Charles Barnes - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Firth Park, Sheffield, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 8 - Bergen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619775
Son of Frederick and Nelly Barnes (née Bygate), Firth Park, Sheffield, UK
born 1st Qtr. 1919 - Frederick J. C. Barnes - mother's surname Bygate - district Ecclesall B.
Sibling: born 2nd Qtr 1925 - Kenneth Barnes (brother) - mother's surname Bygate - district Ecclesall B.
Marriage parents - 1st Qtr. 1917 - Mr. Frank Barnes and Ms. Nellie Bygate - district Ecclesall B.
The district Ecclesall B. is an alternative name for Ecclesall Bierlow and
it spans the boundaries of the counties of Derbyshire and West Riding of Yorkshire


OUR DEAR BOY
ON EARTH
YOU ALWAYS DID YOUR BEST
GOD GRANT YOU ETERNAL REST

- Epigraph on Barnes memorial -
- . - . -

1105186 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John Wilfred Atkinson - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
- of Darlington, Co. Durham, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 7 - Bergen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619769
Son of Thomas and Barbara Atkinson, of Darlington, Co. Durham, UK


ON WHOSE SOUL
SWEET JESUS, HAVE MERCY.
R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Atkinson memorial -
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SGLO - T1806

LANCASTER Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - 5 Sep 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

407728 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Richard Gerald Rowlands - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA 120038 - Pilot Officer - Air Observer - Adam Byers Hastings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 403411 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner- John Campbell Luton - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA 532066 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Fleck - RAF - Age 25 - MIA
655006 - Sergeant - Observer - Frederick John Charles Barnes - RAF - Age 23 - KIA 1105186 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John Wilfred Atkinson - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 778001 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Cecil Vivian Pattison - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA

- 5 KIA - 2 MIA -

ROWLANDS(†) - HASTINGS(†) - LUTON(†) - FLECK(†)
BARNES(†) - ATKINSON(†) - PATTISON(†)


Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1846

Stirling Mk.I - W7569 - MG-D - P/O. B. Dallenger - 23:00 - in the IJsselmeer
7 Squadron - RAF - 16th Sep 1942 - Mission: Essen
7 KIA



Delivered to No.44MU 8 Jun 42, to No.7 Sqdn 29 Jul 42
Stirling Mk.I - W7569 - MG-D was airborne - 20:05 - 16 Sep 42 from Oakington, Cambridgeshire, UK
Flak damaged and subsequently crashed in the IJsselmeer
The majority - all RNZAF - are buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery
Plt. Off. Ben Dallenger, RNZAF - Age 23 - 458hrs - 11th.op.
Flt. Sgt. Donald Trevor Lamb, RNZAF - Age 20 - 294hrs - 5th.op.
Sgt. Ronald Hugh Crabtree, RNZAF - Age 24 - 215hrs - 9th.op.
Sgt. William James Anderson, RNZAF - Age 23 - 160hrs - 5th.op.
Sgt. Harry Oldfield Goddard, RNZAF - Age 27 - 187hrs - 5th.op.
but P/O. Clarke - RCAF - and Sgt. Sandison - RAF - are buried in Amsterdam's New Eastern Cemetery

Sgt. William James Anderson, RNZAF - [photo TWN 6.1.43] Sgt. Ronald Hugh Crabtree, RNZAF - [photo TWN] Flt. Sgt. Donald Trevor Lamb, RNZAF  - [photo TWN]
- - - Anderson - - - - - - Crabtree - - - - - - - Lamb - - -

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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - W7569 - MG-D - 16 Sep 1942 - Mission: Essen
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411377 - P/O. - Pilot - B. Dallenger - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-244

R/69558 - J/11210 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - R. E. Clarke - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-D-Joint Grave 3

41540 - F/Sgt. - Observer Spec. - D. T. Lamb - RNZAF - Age 20 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-246

411741 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner Spec. - R. H. Crabtree - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-245

566067 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - P. Sandison - RAF - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-D-Joint Grave 4

41617 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - W. J. Anderson - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-243

404547 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - H. O. Goddard - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-249
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W7569 - MG-D - Dallenger
Loss Card - W7569 - MG-D - Dallenger - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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411377 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Ben Dallenger - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 244 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649327
born 31 Mar 1919, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Youngest son of Joseph Sidney Dallenger and Eveline Jane Dallenger née Hughes,
14 Stilling Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Before joining the RNZAF he was YMCA secretary at Lower Hutt and Auckland
German Totenliste No. 109 - NZ411377 - P/O. B. Dallenger - recovered near Lemmer, Holland
buried 03 Oct 1942 - Grave 244 - Lemmer General Cemetery

Aunt Nellie Cunliffe, died 26 Nov 1933, Russell Street, Westport - Age 48
beloved wife of Richard Cunliff and sister of Mrs. J. S. Dallenger, Lower Hutt

Pilot Officer - Pilot - Ben Dallenger - RNZAF
411377 - P/O. - Ben Dallenger - RNZAF
Evening Post, Volume CXXXV, Issue 110, 11 May 1943, Page 4
source: National Library of New Zealand

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W7472 MG-C was airborne - 23:31 - 19 Jun 1942 from Oakington, Cambridgeshire, UK
P/O. Dallinger was as 2nd Pilot with crew P/O. Calvert on a mission to Emden, Germany
Probably on his first run for orientation
They returned to base - 03:43 - 20 Jun 1942
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according ORB (Operations Record Books, No. 7 Squadron)
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RNZAF - Service records - Dallenger - request 18 Mar 2011 - received 20 May 2011 - PATS -
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41540 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Donald Trevor Lamb - RNZAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Spring Creek, Marlborough, New Zealand - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 246 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649335
Son of William Wentworth Lamb and of Louisa Frances Lamb (née Rush), of Spring Creek, Marlborough, New Zealand
German Totenliste No. 109 - NZ41540 - F/Sgt. D. Lamb - recovered from IJsselmeer (lake) - 24 Sep 1942
buried 24 Sep 1942 - Grave 246 - Lemmer General Cemetery
- . - . -

411741 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Ronald Hugh Crabtree - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 245 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649325
Son of Harry Aubrey and Manetta Coral Crabtree of Napier, of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
German Totenliste No. 109 - NZ411741 - Sgt. R. H. Crabtree - recovered near Lemmer, Holland
buried 26 Sep 1942 - Grave 245 - Lemmer General Cemetery
- . - . -

41617 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William James Anderson - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 243 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649319
Son of William S. Anderson and of Catherine S. Anderson (née McArthur), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
German Totenliste No. 109 - NZ41617 - Sgt. W. J. Anderson - washed ashore Oudemirdum, Holland
buried 03 Oct 1942 - Grave 243 - Lemmer General Cemetery

ANDERSON, Sergeant William James
NZ41617; b New Brighton 16 Oct 18; Chch THS; welder/cutter - Booth MacDonald & Co,
Chch. RNZAF Levin/ITW as Air Gunner u/t 19 Jan 41, emb for Canada 27 Feb 41, att RCAF 16 Mar 41,
3WS 19 Mar 41 [hosp 24 Jun-7 Jul], 6BGS 4 Aug 41, Air Gunners Badge & remust
as Wireless Operator / Air Gunner & Sgt. 1 Sep 41, by Stranraer flying boat from Ottawa
to Halifax 4 Sep 41, 1 Y Depôt 8 Sep 41, att RAF & emb for UK 18 Sep 41, 3PRC 28 Sep 41,
2SS 10 Oct 41, 11OTU (Wellington) 25 Nov 41, 7CF (Stirling) 21 Jul 42,
7 Sqn (Stirling - 5 ops) 27 Aug 42, kao 17 Sep 42.
Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery - C.9.243, Friesland, Netherlands.
Son of William Stevenson & Catherine Strath Anderson (née McArthur), Harewood, Chch.
[phot. TWN 6.1.43].
- info via Errol Martyn -
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404547 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Harry Oldfield Goddard - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Kinohaku, Auckland, New Zealand - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 249 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649329
born 7 May 1915, Kinokahu, New Zealand
Son of Frederick Goddard and of Emily Sarah Goddard (née Hammond), of Kinohaku, Auckland, New Zealand
Frederick Goddard (father) born: England
Emily Sarah Hammond (mother) born: New Zealand
Occupation: Self employed Farmer - Religion: Church of England
Address: Te Anga R.D., Te Kuiti, New Zealand
Attested: 18 Jul 1940 - Enlistment: 24 Nov 1940, Te Kuiti
As Rear Gunner of Stirling aircraft he took part in 5 ops, targets Saarbrucken, Bremen and Duisburg, in Germany
5th operational flight was target Essen, Germany - 187 hrs. as Air Gunner
Sgt. Harry Oldfield Goddard recovered 17 Sep 1942
buried 18 Sep 1942 - Grave 249 - Lemmer General Cemetery

RNZAF - Service records - Goddard - request 18 May 2011 - received 18 Jul 2011 - PATS -
- . - . -

- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

R/69558 - J/11210 - Pilot Officer - Co-Pilot - Robert Edward Clarke - RCAF - KIA
- of Canada - Plot 69 - Row D - Joint Grave 3 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619542
born 11 Sep 1922, Canada - died 16 Sep 1942, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 20
initial grave number - Plot 69 - 38/2 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
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566067 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Peter Sandison - RAF - KIA
- of UK - Plot 69 - Row D - Joint Grave 4 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619693
initial grave number - Plot 69 - 37/2 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
- . - . -



SGLO - T1846

STIRLING Mk.I - W7569 - MG-D - 16 Sep 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

411377 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Ben Dallenger - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA R/69558 - J/11210 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - Robert Edward Clarke - RCAF - KIA 41540 - Flight Sergeant - Observer Spec. - Donald Trevor Lamb - RNZAF - Age 20 - KIA 566067 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Peter Sandison - RAF - KIA
41617 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William James Anderson - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA 411741 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner Spec. - Ronald Hugh Crabtree - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA 404547 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Harry Oldfield Goddard - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

DALLENGER(†) - CLARKE(†) - LAMB(†) - SANDISON(†)
ANDERSON(†) - CRABTREE(†) - GODDARD(†)


Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2293

Lancaster Mk.I - W4981 - OL-A - Sgt. A. S. Renshaw - 23:24 - Eesterga ( Friesland )
83 Squadron - RAF - 13th May 1943 - Mission: Pilsen
6 KIA - 1 POW



W4955 was delivered to No.83 Sqdn Apr 1943
W4955 also took part in the Key Operation against Pilsen 16/17 Apr 43 and Stettin 20/21 Apr 43
When lost this aircraft had a total of 53 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - W4981 OL-A was airborne - 21:54 - 13th May 43 from Wyton, UK - Outbound at 22,000 feet
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Lothar Linke of IV./NJG 1)
crashing - 23:24 - at Eesterga (Friesland) 2 km NNE of Lemmer, Holland
Those killed are buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery
The remains of Sgt. Hargreaves being discovered in the wreckage as late as Jan 1952

F/O. S. W. Gould was interned in Camp L3, POW No. 1325
'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records Sgt. Stone as Sgt. Stones.
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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4981 - OL-A - 13 May 1942 - Mission: Pilsen
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535117 - Sgt. - Pilot - A. S. Renshaw - RAF - Age .. - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-240

1393387 - Sgt. - Navigator - J. E. Lecomber - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-238

542820 - 47704 - F/O. - Wireless Operator - S. W. Gould - RAF - Age 22 - POW - in Camp L3 POW No. 1325

1083323 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - F. A. Worsnop - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-239

1365974 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - H. R. Williamson - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-241

1310051 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. McGhee Hargreaves - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-220

1333951 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. R Stone - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-237
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W4981 - OL-A - Renshaw
Loss Card - W4981 - OL-A - Renshaw - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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535117 - Sergeant - Pilot - Anthony Steven Renshaw - RAF - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 240 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649343
- . - . -

1393387 - Sergeant - Navigator - Joseph Edward Lecomber - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 238 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649336
born 1921, UK
Son of Mr. Joseph E. Lecomber and Mrs. Florence G. Lecomber née Hope

Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Joseph E. Lecomber with Florence G. Hope - district: Mile End Old Town, UK
birth: 4th Qtr. 1921 - Joseph E. Lecomber - mother's surname: Hope - district: Poplar, UK
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542820 - 47704 - F/O. - Wireless Operator - S. W. Gould - RAF - Age 22 - POW
taken POW and interned in Camp L3 with POW No. 1325

It's Stanley Wilfred Gould - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 08 Jun 2013

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Stanley W. Gould - Ms. Enid M. Turnage - district: Hove, Sussex - Vol 2b page 741

AIR78-63-0-2 page 675 - 542820 - Stanley Wilfred Gould
AIR78-63-0-2 - page 675
542820 - Stanley Wilfred Gould - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 08 Jun 2013

Mrs. Enid M. Gould, 98, of Peoria, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on 06 Jun 2012, at Riverview Senior Living in East Peoria
Enid was born in London, England on 19 Dec 1913, a daughter of Robert and Ivey Grace (Ruhl) Turnage.
They preceded her in death
She married Stanley W. Gould on 02 Jul 1942 in London. He preceded her in death on 26 Apr 1994 in Peoria
Service and visitation will be private
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria, IL, USA

POW Questionnaire - 1945
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Stanley Wilfred Gould - born 05 Mar 1920
1945 - Address: North Street, Cheddar, Somerset
Stanley Wilfred Gould - died 26 Apr 1994, Peoria, Illinois, USA - Age 74
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 16 Oct 2013
- . - . -

1083323 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frederick Arthur Worsnop - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
- of Derby, UK - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 239 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649351
Son of Frederick James Worsnop and Lily Worsnop, of Derby; husband of Ethel Worsnop, of Derby, UK


SILENT THOUGHT,
SWEET AND TENDER.
WE WHO LOVED YOU
WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER

- Epigraph on Worsnop memorial -
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1365974 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Henry "Harry" Rochead Williamson - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of UK - Plot C - Row 9 - Grave 241 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649349
born 27 Nov 1920, UK
Son of Henry Rochead Williamson and Ann Veronica Williamson, of Edinburgh, UK

1365974 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Henry 'Harry' Rochead  Williamson - RAFVR
1365974 - Sgt. Henry 'Harry' Rochead Williamson - RAFVR
photo via Lindsay Watson (nephew) - 09 Jan 2017


I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES
UNTIL THE HILLS

- Epigraph on Williamson memorial -
Psalm.CXXI.1
- . - . -

1310051 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James McGhee Hargreaves - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA
- of Glasgow, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 220 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649330
Son of Robert and Janet B. Hargreaves, of Glasgow, UK

1939 - Govan High School Former Pupils - 1946
Govan High School - memorial - James McGhee Hargreaves - RAFVR
Govan High School - memorial - James McGhee Hargreaves - RAFVR
They gave their tomorrows for our todays
source Govan High School, Glasgow - 09 Jan 2017


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF A GALLANT SON & BROTHER
HE LIES FAR FROM HOME
PEACEFUL BE HIS REST

- Epigraph on Hargreaves memorial -
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1333951 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Jack Richard Stone - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Southhampton, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 237 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649346
Son of Richard William Seward Stone and Winfred Emily Stone, of Southhampton, UK


UNTIL THE DAYBREAK

- Epigraph on Stone memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T2293

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4981 OL-A - 13 May 1943 - EESTERGA - CREW 7

535117 - Sergeant - Pilot - Anthony Steven Renshaw - RAF - Age .. - KIA 1393387 - Sergeant - Navigator - Joseph Edward Lecomber - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 542820 - 47704 - F/O. - Wireless Operator - Stanley Wilfred Gould - RAF - Age 22 - POW - in Camp L3 POW No. 1325 1083323 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frederick Arthur Worsnop - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
1365974 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Henry 'Harry' Rochead Williamson - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1310051 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James McGhee Hargreaves - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA 1333951 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Jack Richard Stone - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 POW -

RENSHAW(†) - LECOMBER(†) - GOULD - WORSNOP(†)
WILLIAMSON(†) - HARGREAVES(†) - STONE(†)


Contact Williamson is pending - 26 March 2010 - 03 Jan 2017 - PATS

Last update - 10 Jan 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T2305

Halifax Mk.II - DT732 - ZA-X - F/Sgt. J. F. Mills - in the IJsselmeer
10 Squadron - RAF - 14th May 1943 - Mission: Bochum
6 KIA - 1 MIA




Halifax Mk.II - DT732 - ZA-X was airborne - 23:51 - 13 May 43 from Melbourne, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed into the IJsselmeer
F/Sgt. Mills has no known grave; five are buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
and Sgt. Macadam is buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery

'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records Sgt. J.C.Howie as Sgt. J.C.Howrie

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - DT732 - ZA-X - 14 May 1943 - Mission: Bochum
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415040 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - J. F. Mills - RAAF - Age 27 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 193

1347046 - Sgt. - Navigator - J. S. Macadam - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-236

1211847 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - A. Jones - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-C- Coll.Grave 13

1284957 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. C. Howie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-C- Coll.Grave 12

1336690 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. W. Avent - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-C- Coll.Grave 12

1055780 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - C. Maltby - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-C- Coll.Grave 12

1260589 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - E. J. C. Howard - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-C- Coll.Grave 13
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - DT732 - ZA-X - Mills
Loss Card - DT732 - ZA-X - Mills - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1347046 - Sergeant - Navigator - John Swanson Macadam - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Wick, Caithness-shire, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 236 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649337
Son of David and Isabella B. Macadam, of Wick, Caithness-shire, UK
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

415040 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - John Franklin Mills - RAAF - Age 27 - MIA
- of South Perth, Western Australia, Australia - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 193 - CWGC ref. 1076885
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 100
Son of William Thomas Mills and Louisa Cecilia Mills; husband of Edna Geraldine Mills, of South Perth, WA, Australia
- . - . -

- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

1211847 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Aeron Jones - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Dowlais, Glamorgan, UK - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 13 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619618
Son of Rees and Margaret Ann Jones, of Dowlais, Glamorgan, UK


HIS LIFE
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY,
HIS ABSENCE A SILENT GRIEF

- Epigraph on Jones memorial -
- . - . -

1284957 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - James Cyril Howie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Streatham, London, UK - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 12 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619605
Son of Florence Emma Howie, of Streatham, London, UK


HE WAS ALWAYS CAREFREE
NEVER SAD,
A CHERISHED MEMORY
I HOLD OF MY LAD

- Epigraph on Howie memorial -
- . - . -

1336690 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John William Avent - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Walthamstow, Essex, UK - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 12 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619507
Son of John William and Rose Lillian Avent, of Walthamstow, Essex, UK


AS EACH YEAR PASSES
TREASURED MEMORIES
OF YOU SON
WILL NEVER FADE

- Epigraph on Avent memorial -
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1055780 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles Maltby - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Thorner, Yorkshire, UK - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 12 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619641
Son of Charles and S. E. Maltby, of Thorner, Yorkshire, UK


GONE FROM OUR HOME
BUT NOT FROM OUR HEARTS

- Epigraph on Maltby memorial -
- . - . -

1260589 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Eric John Charles Howard - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Holloway, London, UK - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 13 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619604
Son of Charles James Howard and Maud Howard; husband of Clare Patricia Howard, of Holloway, London, UK
- . - . -



SGLO - T2305

HALIFAX Mk.II - DT732 - ZA-X - 14 May 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

415040 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - John Franklin Mills - RAAF - Age 27 - MIA 1347046 - Sergeant - Navigator - John Swanson Macadam - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1211847 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Aeron Jones - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1284957 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - James Cyril Howie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
1336690 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John William Avent - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1055780 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles Maltby - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 1260589 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Eric John Charles Howard - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 MIA -

MILSS(†) - MACADAM(†) - JONES(†) - HOWIE(†)
AVENT(†) - MALTBY(†) - HOWARD(†)


Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2430

Lancaster Mk.III - ED935 - GT-? - F/Sgt. K. L. W. Lay - xx:xx - in the IJsselmeer
156 Squadron - RAF - 12th June 1943 - Mission: Münster
4 KIA - 4 MIA




ED935 was delivered to No.625 Sqdn ex-SIU May 43
No information regarding the electronic pack installed. Joined 156 Sqdn 8 Jun 1943
ED935 performed no Key Raids with No.625 Sqdn
Lost on its first operation with No.156 Sqdn
This aircraft had a total of 21 hours
Lancaster Kk.III ED935 GT-? was airborne - 23:38 - 11 Jun 43 from Warboys, UK
Crashed in the IJsselmeer
Four are buried in Dutch cemeteries - Lemmer and Amsterdam - ; four have no known graves
Their average age was 23.5

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED935 - GT-? - 12 Jun 1943 - Mission: Münster
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408724 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - K. L. W. Lay - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 193

748739 - 120216 - F/O. - 2nd Pilot - J. A. Cowley - DFM - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-C- Coll.Grave 20

411748 - F/O. - Navigator - R. M. Bryant - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA - Amsterdam - New Eastern Cemetery - 69-C- Coll.Grave 19

1380012 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - W. J. Drake - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-235

743397 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. E. Ratcliff - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 162

1320428 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - D. C. Bauman - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 142

1483600 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - J. R. Curtis - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-234

1533997 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - W. Forster - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ED935 - GT-? - Lay
Loss Card - ED935 - GT-? - Lay - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1380012 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William John Drake - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Winchester, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 235 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649328
Son of John Drake and Emily Drake née Goodenough, of Winchester, UK

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1917 - John Drake to Emily Goodenough - district: Winchester, Hampshire Co., UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1920 - William J. Drake - mother's surname: Goodenough - district: Winchester, Hampshire Co., UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1921 - Emily J. Drake - mother's surname: Goodenough - district: Winchester, Hampshire Co., UK


JESUS CALLED HIM
TO HEAVEN'S PERFECT PEACE

- Epigraph on Drake memorial -
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1483600 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - John Richard Curtis - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Hull, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 234 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649326
Son of Charles Herbert Curtis and Clara Curtis née Gibson, of Hull, UK

Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1918 - Charles H. Curtis to Clara Gibson - district: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Joan Curtis - mother's surname: Gibson - district: Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1921 - John R. Curtis - mother's surname: Gibson - district: Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Frank Curtis - mother's surname: Gibson - district: Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

408724 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Kenneth Laurence William Lay - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA
- of Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Australia - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 193 - CWGC ref. 1803187
birth: 09 Aug 1917, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia
enlistment: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 125
Occupation : F/Sgt. Lay - Joinery Machinist
Son of William George Lay and Agnes Marion Lay, 82 Lang Street, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia

408724 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Kenneth Laurence William Lay - RAAF
F/S. Kenneth Laurence William Lay - RAAF
- photo courtesy awn.gov.au - P01993.029
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743397 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Reginald Edward Ratcliff - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA
- of Edmonton, Middlesex, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 162 - CWGC ref. 2939894
Son of Frederick Robert Ratcliff and Marian Maud Ratcliff née Rawling, of Edmonton, Middlesex, UK

Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1911 - Frederick R. Ratcliff to Marion M. Rawling - district: Hackney, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1912 - Reginald E. Ratcliff - mother's surname: Rawling - district: Hackney, UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1913 - Margaret B. Ratcliff - mother's surname: Rawling - district: Shoreditch, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1915 - Henry F. Ratcliff - mother's surname: Rawling - district: Hackney, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1917 - Frederick R. D. Ratcliff - mother's surname: Rawling - district: Hackney, UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Francis J. Ratcliff - mother's surname: Rawling - district: Hackney, UK
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1320428 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Donald Compton Bauman - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of Bushey, Hertfordshire, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 142 - CWGC ref. 1083568
Son of Oscar Bauman and Isabel Bauman née Compton, of Bushey, Hertfordshire, UK

Birth: 4th Qtr. 1920 - Donald C. Bauman - mother's surname: Compton - district: Brentford, Middelsex Co., UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1926 - Betty I. Bauman - mother's surname: Compton - district: Brentford, Middelsex Co., UK
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1533997 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William Foster - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- of Bedlington, Northumberland, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149 - CWGC ref. 1270245
Son of Bertram and Alice Forster, of Bedlington, Northumberland, UK
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- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

748739 - 120216 - F/O. - 2nd Pilot - John Albert Cowley - DFM - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Cam, Gloucestershire, UK - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 20 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619555
Son of George William Samuel and May Louise Cowley, of Cam, Gloucestershire, UK
F/O. Cowley had previously flown Wellingtons with No.70 Sqdn in the Middle East
his award being promulgated 5 Aug 1941
burial 23 Jun 1943 - Plot 69 - Row 60 - 4 Deep
- burial info - Service Records Bryant - page 14 - naa.gov.au -


NOW SLEEPS THE BRAVE,
WHO SINKS TO REST,
BY ALL HIS COUNTRY'S
WISHES BLEST!

- Epigraph on Cowley memorial -
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411748 - F/O. - Navigator - Robert Maxwell Bryant - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Cowra, NSW, Australia, Australia - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 19 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619530
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 119
born 13 Jan 1921 - Religion: Presbyterian - Marital Status: Single
enlisted: 2RC, 25 May 1941 - embarked: 18 Sep 1941
Occupation : F/O. Bryant - Law Student
Son of John James Bryant and Mary Estelle Bryant, 15 Bartlett Ave., Cowra, New South Wales, Australia

F/O. Robert Maxwell 'Max' Bryant - RAAF
F/O. Robert Maxwell 'Max' Bryant - RAAF
- photo courtesy Navigator Don Charlwood - via Pieter Hoekstra

Amsterdam - Grave 19 -  F/O. Robert Maxwell 'Max' Bryant - RAAF
New Eastern Cemetery, Amsterdam - Grave 19 - F/O. Robert Maxwell 'Max' Bryant - RAAF
F/O. Max Bryant was recovered from the sea at Urk Dike, by a Dutchman, Jan Rus
who died one year later in a concentration camp
Max Bryant witnessed the incident with 27 OTU L7815 - 23:40 - 13th Sep 1942, at RAF Lichfield
burial 23 Jun 1943 - Plot 69 - Row 59 - 4 Deep
- burial info - Servive Records Bryant - page 14 - naa.gov.au -


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE

- Epigraph on Bryant memorial -
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SGLO - T2430

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED935 - GT-? - 12 Jun 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 8

408724 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Kenneth Laurence William Lay - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA 748739 - 120216 - F/O. - 2nd Pilot - John Albert Cowley - DFM - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 411748 - F/O. - Navigator - Robert Maxwell Bryant - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA 1380012 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William John Drake - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
743397 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Reginald Edward Ratcliff - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA 1320428 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Donald Compton Bauman - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA 1483600 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - John Richard Curtis - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1533997 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William Foster - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA

- 4 KIA - 4 MIA -

LAY(†) - COWLEY(†) - BRYANT(†) - DRAKE(†)
RATCLIFF(†) - BAUMAN(†) - CURTIS(†) - FOSTER(†)


Contact Lay is pending - 12 Aug 2011 - PATS

Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3106

Halifax Mk.II - LW286 - LK-H - P/O. H. F. Farley - ?02:01? - in the IJsselmeer
51 Squadron - RAF - 22nd Nov 1943 - Mission: Berlin
3 KIA - 4 MIA



LW286 was the sixty-second 51 Sqdn Halifax to be lost
LW286 was one of two 51 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. Also see: HR726
Halifax Mk.II - LW286 - LK-H was airborne - 17:04 - 22 Nov 43 from Snaith, UK
Cause of loss not established
Crashed at ?02:01? in the IJsselmeer between Urk and Hindeloopen
Sgt. Springett is buried in the Protestant Churchyard in Hindeloopen
F/O. Moynihan is buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer) Cemetery
while Sgt. Dyer's 1st grave ( Grave No. ? ) was at Urk till 18-07-1947,
later reinterred at Amersfoort (Oud-Leusden) General Cemetery "Rusthof" - Grave 13-9-188 -
The others (4) have not been identified and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - LW286 - LK-H - 22 Nov 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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159066 - P/O. - Pilot - H. F. Farley - RAFVR - Age 30 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 131

1576553 - 139959 - F/O. - Navigator - F. H. Moynihan - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-222

1078608 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - A. B. Springett - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - Grave D-1-2

1272401 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - S. H. Godfrey - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 150

131990 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - H. O. Hetterley - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 125

1606353 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - E. H. G. Dyer - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - Grave 13-9-188

1333569 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. E. Whitehead - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 169
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - LW286 - LK-H - Farley
Loss Card - LW286 - LK-H - Farley - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1576553 - 139959 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Francis Henry Moynihan - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Birmingham, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 222 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649341
Son of Thaddeus John and Maud Emmaline Moynihan, Birmingham, Warwickshire Co., UK

marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Thaddeus J. Moynihan with Maud E. Lawrence - district: Plymouth, Devon Co., UK
Note: Also written as Thaddeus J. Moynahan in some records - info PATS
birth: 1st Qtr. 1914 - John L. Moynihan - mother's surname: Lawrence - district: Birmingham, Warwickshire Co., UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Michael J. Moynihan - mother's surname: Lawrence - district: Birmingham, Warwickshire Co., UK
birth: 4th Qtr. 1920 - Francis H. Moynihan - mother's surname: Lawrence - district: Birmingham, Warwickshire Co., UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1924 - Catherine A. Moynihan - mother's surname: Lawrence - district: Birmingham, Warwickshire Co., UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1924 - Mary P. Moynihan - mother's surname: Lawrence - district: Birmingham, Warwickshire Co., UK

Elise Robinson - 21 Oct 2004 - 09:31 - Genes Reunited
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I am looking for any information about my g-grandfather - Thaddeus - as far as we are aware he was born in Plymouth.
He was born in the mid to late 1800's & was married to Maud Lawrence & had 5 children
twin girls Mary Patricia - my grandmother & Catherine (who died within a year)
and sons Francis Henry (who died in WWII), John (who died at the age of 3) & Michael (who moved to Canada).
If anyone can shed some light on Thaddeus please get in touch
I would be most grateful
- Elise Robinson - 2004 -


F/O. - Navigator - Francis Henry Moynihan - RAFVR
F/O. Francis Henry Moynihan - RAFVR
- photo courtesy Elise Robinson - via Stevin Oudshoorn


ON WHOSE SOuL,
SWEET JESUS, HAVE MERCY
"GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"

- Epigraph on Moynihan memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

159066 - P/O. - Pilot - Horace Frank Farley - RAFVR - Age 30 - MIA
- of Clapham, London, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 131 - CWGC ref. 1269815
Son of Mr. Frederic Charles Farley and Mrs. Catherine Bessie Farley née Beauchamp
husband of Violet M. Farley née Conway, Clapham, London, UK

Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1907 - Frederick Charles Farley with Catherine Bessie Beauchamp - district: Amesbury, Wiltshire Co., UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Horace F. Farley - mother's surname: Beauchamp - district: Medway, Kent co., UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Eric B. Farley - mother's surname: Beauchamp - district: Winchester, Hampshire Co., UK
marriage: 1st Qtr. 1942 - Horace F. Farley with Violet M. Conway - district: Staines, Middlesex Co., UK
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1272401 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Samuel Henry Godfrey - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- of Loxwood, Sussex, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 150 - CWGC ref. 1798472
Son of Charles and Margaret Elizabeth Godfrey née Cunningham, of Loxwood, Sussex, UK

marriage: 4th Qtr. 1913 - Charles Godfrey with Margaret E. Cunningham - district: Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
birth: 4th Qtr. 1914 - Alice M. E. Godfrey - mother's surname: Cunningham - district: Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1916 - Charles R. Godfrey - mother's surname: Cunningham - district: Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Queenie M. Godfrey - mother's surname: Cunningham - district: Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Samuel H. Godfrey - mother's surname: Cunningham - district: Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1924 - Ethel E. Godfrey - mother's surname: Cunningham - district: Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
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131990 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Harry Oswald Hetterley - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- of UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 125 - CWGC ref. 1800003

birth: 1st Qtr. 1922 - Harry O. Hetterley - mother's surname: Johnson - district: Ashby de la Zouch, UK
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1333569 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Eric Whitehead - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- of Southsea, Hampshire, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 169 - CWGC ref. 1531447
Son of Fred and Florence A. Whitehead née Burnham, Southsea, Hampshire Co., UK

marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Fred Whitehead with Florence A. Burnham - district: Portsmouth, Hampshire Co., UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1921 - Frederick A. Whitehead - mother's surname: Burnham - district: Portsmouth, Hampshire Co., UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1923 - John E. Whitehead - mother's surname: Burnham - district: Portsmouth, Hampshire Co., UK
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- HINDELOOPEN PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD -

1078608 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Alfred Bakes Springett - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 2 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649284
Son of Charles L. and Elsie Springett née Bakes, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Charles L. Springett with Elsie Bakes - district: Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
birth: 4th Qtr. 1920 - Alfred B. Springett - mother's surname: Bakes - district: Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1923 - Kenneth C. Springett - mother's surname: Bakes - district: Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK


IN MEMORY OF A DEARLY LOVED
SON AND BROTHER
MAM, DAD AND KEN
HAREHILLS, LEEDS, ENGLAND

- Epigraph on Springett memorial -
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- see also at Hindeloopen Cemetery section -
Click on button
Hindeloopen

- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

1606353 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Edward "Ted" Harold George Dyer - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Cullompton, UK - Plot 13 - Row 9 - Grave 188 - Oud-Leusden Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620309
Initial buried at Cemetery of Urk till 18 Jul 1947, reinterred at Oud-Leusden Cemetery "Rusthof"
Son of Mr. Harold J. Dyer and Mrs. Edith K. Dyer née Batchelor, Cullompton, Devon Co., UK
Sgt. E. H. G. Dyer is commemorated on Cullompton main Bullring War Memorial - info: greatwar.eclipse.co.uk

Edward Harold George Dyer - civil photo Ted and Patsy Dyer - civil photo
Edward Harold George Dyer - - - - - - - - - - - - Ted and Patsy Dyer - civil photo
source famlytree ancestry.co.uk - via Toni Geren - 17 Nov 2016

Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1923 - Harold J. Dyer with Edith K. Batchelor - district: Exeter, Devon Co., UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Edward H. G. Dyer - mother's surname: Batchelor - district: Tiverton, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1927 - Marie P. Dyer - mother's surname: Batchelor - district: Tiverton, UK
??? birth: 3rd Qtr. 1942 - Veronica T. Dyer - mother's surname: Batchelor - district: Tiverton, UK ???
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SGLO - T3106

HALIFAX Mk.II - LW286 - LK-H - 22 Nov 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

159066 - P/O. - Pilot - Horace Frank Farley - RAFVR - Age 30 - MIA 1576553 - 139959 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Francis Henry Moynihan - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 1078608 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Alfred Bakes Springett - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 1272401 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Samuel Henry Godfrey - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
131990 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Harry Oswald Hetterley - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 1606353 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Edward Harold George Dyer - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA 1333569 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Eric Whitehead - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA

- 3 KIA - 4 MIA -

FARLEY(†) - MOYNIHAN(†) - SPRINGETT(†) - GODFREY(†)
HETTERLY(†) - DYER(†) - WHITEHEAD(†)


Last update - 18 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3220

Lancaster Mk.I - DV300 - SR-W - F/Lt. R. E. MacFarlane - 18:15 - Banco Polder near Tacozijl
101 Squadron - RAF - 16th Dec 1943 - Mission: Berlin
5 KIA - 3 MIA



DV300 was a Mk.I and was delivered to 32MU Sep 1943
and delivered to 101 Sqdn ABC-equipped 8 Nov 1943
DV300 took part in the following Key Operations:
Berlin 18/19 Nov 43; Berlin 2/3 Dec 43; Berlin 16/17 Dec 43-Lost When lost this aircraft had total of 48 hours
DV300 was one of four 101 Sqdn Lancasters to be lost on this operation
Also lost see: DV299; DV283; LM389
Lancaster Mk.I - DV300 - SR-W was airborne - 16:25 - 16 Dec 43 from Ludford Magna, UK
shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG 1)
and exploded at - 18:15 - over the Banco Polder some 2 km NE of Tacozijl (Friesland)
and close to Lemmer, Holland
where on 20 Dec 1943 five were buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer: General Cemetery)
Three, including the ABC Operator, F/O. Thompson have no known graves
and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
F/Lt. MacFarlane's award was Gazetted 12 Feb 43

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - DV300 - SR-W - 16 Dec 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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J/16696 - F/Lt. - Pilot - R. E. MacFarlane - DFM - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-230

1621809 - Sgt. - Navigator - L. D. Wilson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-228

1394496 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - D. B. Harvey - RAFVR - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152

1803722 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. E. Clarke - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-229

1394339 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - F. R. Westall - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-221

K/548824 - R/87718 - J/17581 - F/O. - 2nd Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - L. E. Thompson - RCAF - Age 24 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 175

1435308 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. Ireland - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 154

1275767 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - E. R. E. Jordan - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-231
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - DV300 - SR-W - MacFarlane
Loss Card - DV300 - SR-W - MacFarlane - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/92109 - J/16696 - Flying Lieutenant - Pilot - Ronald Ernest MacFarlane - DFM - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 230 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649338
Son of Mr. John MacFarlane and Mrs. Phoebe MacFarlane née Robb, 295 McSween Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
born 28 Dec 1921, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada - died 16 Dec 1943, Lemmer, The Netherlands - Age 21
Siblings: six (6) brothers and seven (7) sisters

Marriage parents 24 Dec 1902, Aubrey, Ouebec
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John MacFarlane - 75 - born abt. 1870, Aubrey, Quebec - 295 McSween Rd., Chilliwack, B.C.
Phoebe MacFarlane née Robb - 62 - born abt. 1883, near Montreal, Quebec - 295 McSween Rd., Chilliwack, B.C.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pte. J. Alex MacFarlane - 41 - born abt. 1904 - C.F.C. Neys, Ontario
Bessie E. MacFarlane - 40 - born abt. 1905 - White Rock, B.C.
William Everett MacFarlane - 26(†) - born abt. 1906 - died 02 May 1932, Gold River, B.C. - Age 26
Agnes MacFarlane - 37 - born abt. 1908 - R.C.A.F. Jarvis, Ontario
Ian William MacFarlane - 34 - born 22 Feb 1910, Chilliwack, B.C. - Whitehorse, Yukon - died 08 Sep 1999 - Age 89
Tfr. J. Murray MacFarlane - 32 - born abt. 1913 - R.C.A.C. Dundurn, Saskatchewan
L.A.C. Lorne W. MacFarlane - 30 - born abt. 1915 - R.C.A.F. Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Mrs. Myles Spargo - 29 - born 23 Aug 1915 - 139 Moncton St., Steveston, B.C. - died 29 Jul 2009 - Age 93
Phoebe Isabelle MacFarlane - 27 - born 18 Sep 1917 - R.C.N. Halifax, Nova Scotia - died 27 Sep 2015 - Age 98
Bertha "Bert" E. MacFarlane - 25 - born 14 Jan 1919, Chilliwack, B.C. - Chilliwack, B.C. - died 10 Oct 2008, Chilliwack - Age 89
Mrs. J. Parker - 23 - born abt. 1922 - Portage la Praire, Manitoba
Ronald Ernest MacFarlane - 21(†) - born 28 Dec 1922, Chilliwack, B.C. - died 16 Dec 1943, Lemmer, Holland - Age 21
L.A.C. Keith Alan MacFarlane - 22 - born abt. 1923 - R.C.A.F. No.6 Repair Depot, Trenton, Ontario - died 08 Mar 2010 - Age 87
Jean M. MacFarlane - 20 - born abt. 1925 - New Westminster, B.C.
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William died from exposure while on Fur Trapping Trip
William Everett MacFarlane, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. John MacFarlane, found dead on Vancouver Island,
after being missing since May. He had been engaged in trapping.
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info William - December 29, 1932 - The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, Page 7
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info family: RCAF Service records - MacFarlane
Ages and addresses as given in letter signed by Phoebe MacFarlane (mother), Chilliwack, B.C. - 12 Sep 1944
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Friday 07 May 1943 - Irene Alice "Renee" MacFarlane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MacFarlane, 295 McSween Road,
who exchanged nuptial vows with L.A.C. Ernest Alfred John Parker, RCAF,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parker, Chilliwack Central Road.

Dorothy Janet (MacFarlane) Spargo - born 23 Aug 1915 - died 29 Jul 2009 - Age 93
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F/Lt. - Pilot - Ronald 'Ronnie' Ernest MacFarlane
F/Lt. - Ronald Ernest MacFarlane - RCAF

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 23 Jul 1940
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Address 23 Jul 1940: 295 McSween Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation: none - Religion: Presbyterian - Marital Status: Single
John MacFarlane (father): born Aubrey, Quebec - Occupation: Fruit farmer
Phoebe MacFarlane née Robb (mother): born near Montreal, Quebec
Enlistment - 07 Feb 1941, Vancouver, B.C.
Height: 5 feet 9½ inches - Weight: 145 pounds - Eyes: Blue - Hair: Brown
Posted to: No. 2 Manning Depot, RCAF, Brandon, Manitoba - Trade: Std. Pilot or Observer
Pilot's Flying Badge - 20 Sep 1941
Embarked Canada - 07 Oct 1941
Disembarked U.K. - 3 P.R.C. - 19 Oct 1941
Promoted T/F/Sgt. - 01 Jul 1942
Distinguished Flying Medal - DFM - presented by His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace on 30th. November, 1943
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info: RCAF Service records - MacFarlane

"Ronnie" MacFarlane was born in Chilliwack and attended Chilliwack High School
He was prominent in athletics and was an active member of Cooke's Presbyterian Church
He worked for Pickards until he joined the R.C.A.F. in February 1941
Ronnie trained as a pilot, and received his wings in September
In October he went overseas and during the year captained a Wellington bomber
A veteran of several operations against targets in Italy and Germany,
MacFarlane was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for gallant and distinguished services
receiving the award at a Buckingham Palace investiture
When over the Ruhr MacFarlane's Lancaster bomber was hit and one crewman was killed and another injured
MacFarlane avoided three German night-fighters by diving to 80 feet above the sea
Continuing evasive manoeuvres, the Lancaster was shot up by the three night-fighters
and pursued by five others. Despite the enemy's efforts, MacFarlane landed safely at base
On the night of his crew’s loss, MacFarlane was piloting a Lancaster that was shot down
by German night-fighter Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, the highest scoring German
night-fighter pilot of the Second World War and MacFarlane became his 38th victim
Schnaufer destroyed 121 allied aircraft during the war and on the night of December 16, 1943
he destroyed four Lancasters. MacFarlane’s aircraft exploded over the Banco polder
and three members of the crew are recorded on the Runnymede Memorial and five buried at Lemsterland
The crew members were Flying Officer L. E. Thompson R.C.A.F., Sergeants J. E. Clarke, L. D. Wilson,
F. R. Westall, D. B. Harvey, J. Ireland and E. B. E. Jordan of the R.A.F. Schnaufer survived the war
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- - - source : chilliwack.museum.bc.ca/War_Mem_WW2.html - - -

F/Lt. - Pilot - Ronald 'Ronnie' Ernest MacFarlane - Friedhof zu Lemmer - Reihe 5 Grab No. 230
F/Lt. - Pilot - Ronald 'Ronnie' Ernest MacFarlane
Friedhof zu Lemmer - Reihe 5 Grab No. 230

source German cemetery record: RCAF Service records - MacFarlane - 27 Oct 2015


UNTIL THE DAY BREAK
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY

- Epigraph on MacFarlane memorial -

RCAF - Service records - MacFarlane - request 28 Sep 2015 - received 27 Oct 2015 - PATS -

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1621809 - Sergeant - Navigator - Leonard Dinsdale Wilson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Hessle, Yorkshire, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 228 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649350
Son of Mr. George Dinsdale Wilson and Mrs. Florence Marion Irene Wilson née Brown, of Hessle, Yorkshire, UK
Siblings: Florence E. Wilson and Lorna I. Wilson

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1923 - George D. Wilson - Florence M. I. Brown - district: Glanford Brigg - Vol 7a Page 1107
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1923 - Leonard D. Wilson - mother's surname: Brown - district: Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, UK - Vol 7a Page 1144
Birth 1st Qtr. 1926 - Florence E. Wilson - mother's surname: Brown - district: Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, UK - Vol 7a Page 1077
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1928 - Lorna I. Wilson - mother's surname: Brown - district: Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, UK - Vol 7a Page 1141
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1950 - Lorna I. Wilson - Gilbert G. Richmond - district: Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire - Vol 2a Page 158
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info: FreeBMD
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1803722 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - John Edward Clarke - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Dagenham, Essex, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 229 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649323
Son of Mr. Henry Edward Clarke and Mrs. Grace Alice Clarke, of Dagenham, Essex, UK


DUTY CALLS, DUTY DONE.
ALONE WE ARE NOTHING,
TOGETHER WE ARE ONE.
MUM, DAD AND ALL

- Epigraph on Clarke memorial -
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1394339 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Frederic Ronald Westall - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Peckham, London, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 221 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649348
Son of Mr. Fred G. Westall and. Mrs. B. M. Westall, of Peckham, London, UK


"GUIDE ME,
O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH!"
CWM RHONDDA
YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - "CLIFTON"

- Epigraph on Westall memorial -
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1275767 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Eric Ronald Edward Jordan - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Reading, Berkshire, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 231 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649334
Son of Mr. Rodney Charles Jordan and Mrs. Caroline Anne Jordan, of Reading, Berkshire, UK


TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE HE LOVED
IS NOT TO DIE

- Epigraph on Jordan memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1394496 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Donald Bruce Harvey - RAFVR - MIA
- of UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152 - CWGC ref. 1799593
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K/548824 - R/87718 - J/17581 - Flying Officer - 2nd Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Lorne Edgar Thompson - RCAF - Age 24 - MIA
born 29 Aug 1919, Toronto, Canada - died 16 Dec 1943, Lemmer, The Netherlands - Age 24
- of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 175 - CWGC ref. 1808735
Son of Mr. William George Thompson and Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Thompson née Webb, 3 Leuty Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Albert Victor Thompson, Reginald William Thompson and Arthur Roy Thompson

Wiliam George Thompson - Father - M-59 abt. 1886 - 1 Leuty Ave, Toronto
Anne Elizabeth Thompson - Mother - F-59 abt. 1886 - 1 Leuty Ave, Toronto
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Albert Victor Thompson - Brother - M-34 abt. 1911 - Post Office Box 70, Bancroft, ON
Reginald William Thompson - Brother - M-32 abt. 1913 - 1 Leuty Ave, Toronto
Arthur Roy Thompson - Brother - M-29 abt. 1916 - 1705 Avenue Rd. Apt.3, Toronto, ON
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Ages as on 14 May 1945

22 Nov 1940 - E N R O L M E N T - NON-PERMANENT ACTIVE MILITIA OF CANADA
2nd Battalion - IRISH FUSILIERS
Regimental No.: K/548824
Religion: United Church - Occupation: Ink Chemist
Height: 5'10½" - Weight: 132 pounds - Color of Eyes: Blue - Color of Hair: Light Brown
Irish Fusiliers - Pte - 22 Nov 1940 to 21 Dec 1940

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 08 Jan 1941
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Present Address: 4322 Locarno Cresent, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent Address: 3 Leuty Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Coloured Ink Chemist - Religion: United Church - Marital Status: Single
William George Thompson (father): born London, England - Occupation: Salesman
Anne Webb (mother): Portsmouth, England
Enlistment - 18 Jan 1941, Vancouver, B.C.
Height: 5 feet 10¼ inches - Weight: 129½ pounds - Eyes: Blue - Hair: Brown
Posted to: No. 2 Manning Depot, RCAF, Brandon, Manitoba - Trade: Std. Pilot or Observer
L.A.C. - 16 May 1941
Sgt. - 08 Dec 1941
Air Gunner's Badge - Grade II - 08 Dec 1941
Embarked Halifax Canada - 08 Jan 1942
Disembarked U.K. - 3 P.R.C. - 21 Jan 1942
Promoted T/F/Sgt. - 01 Feb 1943
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info: RCAF Service records - Thompson

RCAF - Service records - Thompson - request 21 Oct 2015 - received 06 Nov 2015 - PATS -

K/548824 - R/87718 - J/17581 - F/O. Lorne Edgar Thompson - RCAF - via Canadian Virtual War Memorial
T O R O N T O - F L I E R - L I S T E D - M I S S I N G
K/548824 - R/87718 - J/17581 - F/O. Lorne Edgar Thompson - RCAF - via Canadian Virtual War Memorial
newsclips - K/548824 - R/87718 - J/17581 - F/O. Lorne Edgar Thompson
Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star January 23, 1945, page 8 - Operation: Picture Me
images via Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 03 Oct 2017
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1435308 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Ireland - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of Widnes, Lancashire, UK - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 154 - CWGC ref. 1800917
Son of Mr. William O. Ireland and Mrs. Alice Ireland, of Widnes, Lancashire, UK
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SGLO - T3220

LANCASTER Mk.I - DV300 - SR-W - 16 Dec 1943 - BANCO POLDER - CREW 8

R/92109 - J/16696 - Flying Lieutenant - Pilot - Ronald Ernest MacFarlane - DFM - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1621809 - Sergeant - Navigator - Leonard Dinsdale Wilson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1394496 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Donald Bruce Harvey - RAFVR - MIA 1803722 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - John Edward Clarke - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
1394339 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Frederic Ronald Westall - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA K/548824 - R/87718 - J/17581 - Flying Officer - 2nd Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Lorne Edgar Thompson - RCAF - Age 24 - MIA 1435308 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Ireland - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA 1275767 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Eric Ronald Edward Jordan - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 5 KIA - 3 MIA -

MACFARLANE(†) - WILSON(†) - HARVEY(†) - CLARKE(†)
WESTALL(†) - THOMPSON(†) - IRELAND(†) - JORDAN(†)


Contact Macfarlane is pending - 29 Oct 2015 - PATS

Last update - 04 Oct 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T3217

Lancaster Mk.III - JA853 - MG-L - W/O. W. A. Watson - 18:05 - near Follega ( Friesland )
7 Squadron - RAF - 16th Dec 1943 - Mission: Berlin
5 KIA - 2 MIA



Delivered to 7 Squadron ex-32 MU Jul 1943 - JA853 wore the ID's MG-L/R
JA853 took part in the following Key Operations: Peenemünde 17/18 Aug 43;
Hannover 18/19 Oct 44; Berlin 23/24 Nov 43; Berlin 26/217 Nov 43; Berlin 2/3 Dec 43
When lost this aircraft had a total of 239 hrs.
Lancaster Mk.III - JA853 - MG-L was airborne at - 16:24 - 16 Dec 43 from Oakington, UK
shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang schnaufer, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed at - 18:05 - on farmland owned by Mr. Bangma at Follega (Friesland),
6 km NNE of Lemmer, Holland
Five are buried in Lemmerland (Lemmer) General Cemetry

W/O. Watson RAAF and his fellow Australian F/Sgt. Butterworth RAAF are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

It would appear from Totenliste 197, that one of the two unknown in Graves No's 223 and 224 was F/Sgt. Robinson the airbomber

Five 'Aussies' - RAAF members of Lancaster JA853
Five "Aussies" - RAAF members of Lancaster JA853
back l-r: W/O. William Maitland Waterman (Nav), W/O. Wallace Arthur Watson (Pilot), F/S. Charles Lloyd Robinson (BA)
front l-r: F/S. John Butterworth (W/Op) and F/S. Reginald Douglas McWha (Rear Gunner)
- courtesy Dave Cheetham -

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JA853 - MG-L - 16 Dec 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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412327 - W/O. - Pilot - W. A. Watson - RAAF - Age 21 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 191

415061 - W/O. - Navigator - W. M. Waterman - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-226

408306 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator - J. Butterworth - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 192

1800194 - F/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. E. Hedges - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-227

412270 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - C. L. Robinson - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-225

1817269 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - J. Hurst - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-224

414816 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - R. D. McWha - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-8-223
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - JA853 - MG-L - Watson
Loss Card - JA853 - MG-L - Watson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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415061 - Warrant Officer - Navigator - William Maitland Waterman - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of North Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 226 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649347
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 132
born 22 Apr 1922, Cottesloe, WA - died 16 Dec 1943, Follega, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of William Outrid Cromwell Waterman and Olive Maitland Waterman, of North Cottesloe, WA, Australia
Mr. W. Waterman (father), 198 Broom Street, North Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia
Mrs. O. M. Waterman (mother), 361 New Castle Street, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation W/O. Waterman : Student

W/O. - Navigator - William Maitland Waterman
Navigator - W/O. William Maitland Waterman
28 Apr 1922 - 16 Dec 1943 - Age 21
- image via Wiebe H. de Vries -


"THEIRS NOT TO REASON WHY,
THEIRS BUT TO DO AND DIE"

- Epigraph on Waterman memorial -
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- Service Records Waterman - 56 pages - Digital Copy - naa.gov.au -

1800194 - Flight Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Raymond Edgar Hedges - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA
- of Westminster, London, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 227 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649332
Son of Francis Reginald and Margaret Amy Hedges née Smith
Husband of Patience Catherine Isabella Hedges née Parkinson, of Westminster, London, UK
Father of Isobel and Terry

Name: HEDGES, Patience Catherine I. - birth: 27 April 1908 - 1975 - Age 66
Registration district: Windsor & Maidenhead - County: Berkshire
death: 1st Qtr. 1975 - Volume no: 19 - Page no: 0708
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info via Findmypast - 04 Nov 2013



IN PROUD MEMORY
HUSBAND OF PATIENCE
DADDY OF ISOBEL & TERRY
"NOT GOOD-BYE RAY" PAT

- Epigraph on Hedges memorial -
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Census 1911 - England and Wales
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Registration District: Watford - Sub District: Watford - Parish: Watford Urban
Address: 53 St Marys Road, Watford - County: Hertfordshire
Married 8 years - Marriage 1902
Francis Hedges - Head - M-33 abt. 1878, Camden Town, Middlesex - Clerk Railway
Margaret Amy Hedges - Wife - F-33 abt. 1878, Watford, Hertfordshire
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Evelyn Amy Hedges - Daughter - F-7 abt. 1904, Watford, Hertfordshire
Raymond Edgar Hedges - Son - M-2 abt. 1909, Watford, Hertfordshire
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info via Findmypast - 27 Oct 2013


marriage: 3rd Otr. 1902 - Francis Reginald Hedges - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK
marriage: 3rd Otr. 1902 - Margaret Amy Smith - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK
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birth: 2nd Qtr. 1904 - Evelyn Amy Hedges - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK - 3a - 807
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1908 - Raymond Edgar Hedges - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK - 3a - 863

marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1930 - Ms. Evelyn A. Hedges with Mr. Albert W. Gransby - district: Watford - Vol 3a - Page 2383
birth: 1st Qtr. 1933 - Alan D. Gransby - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK - 3a - 1404
GRANSBY Alan of Bricket Wood, passed away peacefully on 12 Mar 2012 - Age 79
Devoted husband of Joan and loving father of Clare and Paul
Clare J. Gransby (b.1961) and Paul C. Gransby (b.1963) - via FreeBMD - info PATS

Hi Teunis, sorry about delay
Ray Hedges was my great uncle
I don't have any photos but his daughter Isobel
who I believe is known as Pearl Diver
Could luck with the project!
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Paul Gransby - 03 Nov 2013


birth: 2nd Qtr. 1937 - Gillian S. Gransby - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK - 3a - 1806
marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1960 - Ms. Gillian S. Gransby - Mr. Brian J. Wright - district: Watford - 4b - 522
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marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1939 - Mr. Raymond E. Hedges with Ms. Patience C. I. Parkinson - district: City of Westminster, London Co., UK
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birth: 1st Qtr. 1941 - Isobel P. Hedges - Mother's surname: Parkinson - district: Surrey South Western - 2a - 930
birth: 4th Qtr. 1942 - Terence R. Hedges - Mother's surname: Parkinson - district: Westminster - 1a - 436
death: 1st Qtr. 1949 - Terence R. Hedges - Age 6 - district: Westminster - 5c - 442
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marriage: 4th Qtr. 1967 - Mr. Charles T. L. Stewart with Ms. Isobel P. Hedges - district: St Marylebone, London Co., UK - 5d - 1655
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birth: 1st Qtr. 1969 - Sophie Lyle Stewart - Mother's surname: Hedges - district: Westminster - 5e - 1159
Sophie Lyle Stewart is the granddaughter of F/Sgt. Raymond E. Hedges - info PATS
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info FreeBMD - 28 Oct 2013
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412270 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Charles Lloyd Robinson - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 225 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649344
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 129
born 29 May 1917, Petersham, NSW - Enlisted: 2 R.C. 22 Jun 1941 - Embarked: 18 Sep 1942
Religion: Church of England - Marital Status: Single
Son of Charles Henry and Eva May Robinson, 27 Clarendon Rd, Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia

Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Charles Lloyd Robinson
Bomb Aimer - Fl.Sgt. Charles Lloyd Robinson
- courtesy Douglas Robinson via Dave Cheetham -
Doug Robinson died in September 2013 - info Dave - 28 Oct 2013


FOND MEMORIES LINGER ON

- Epigraph on Robinson memorial -
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- Service Records Robinson - 61 pages - Digital Copy - naa.gov.au -

1817269 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Gunner - James Hurst - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Nottingham, UK - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 224 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649333
Son of Bertram and Kathleen Elsie Hurst; husband of Mary Agnes Hurst, of Nottingham, UK

Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - James Hurst - RAFVR
Mid Upper Gunner - Sgt. James Hurst
- courtesy Dave Cheetham (nephew) -
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414816 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Reginald Douglas McWha - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of New Farm, Queensland, Australia, Australia - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 223 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649339
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 126
born 18 Feb 1920, Augathella, QLD - died 16 Dec 1943, Follega, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of John Johnston McWha and Jane Cecilia McWha, Narellan Flats, 445 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Queensland, Australia
Occupation F/Sgt. McWha : Grazier


HE GAVE HIS LIFE
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE,
A GREATER GIFT
NO MAN CAN GIVE

- Epigraph on McWha memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

412327 - Warrant Officer - Pilot - Wallace Arthur Watson - RAAF - Age 21 - MIA
- of Maclean, New South Wales, Australia - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 191 - CWGC ref. 1809784
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 132
born 6 May 1922, Maclean, NSW - died 16 Dec 1943, Follega, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Clarence Arthur and Elizabeth Watson, Section 3, Roadside, Maclean, New South Wales, Australia
Enlistment: 22 Jun 1941 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Occupation W/O. Watson : Student
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408306 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Butterworth - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
- of Tinderbox, Tasmania, Australia - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 154 - CWGC ref. 1530998
born 6 Aug 1921, New Norfolk, TAS - died 16 Dec 1943, Follega, The Netherlands - Age 22
Enlistment: 9 Oct 1941, No. 6 R.C. Hobart - Embarked: 6 Jan 1943
Religion: Roman Catholic - Marital Status: Single - Occupation: Bread Baking
Son of Charles O'Neil Butterworth and Frances Eleanor Butterworth
of Tinderbox, via Pierson's Point, Tasmania, Australia

Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Butterworth
Wireless Operator - Fl.Sgt. John Butterworth
- courtesy Dave Cheetham -
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- Service Records Butterworth - 58 pages - Digital Copy - naa.gov.au -

Acknowledgements for info and photos for JA853 crew
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Dave Cheetham - nephew of Sgt. James Hurst
Douglas Robinson - next of kin of Fl.Sgt. Charles Lloyd Robinson
Stevin Oudshoorn - basher82.nl/searchAUS.htm
Sue Guinan - gravesoftas.dyndns.org - tribute to Fl.Sgt. John Butterworth
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SGLO - T3217

LANCASTER Mk.III - JA853 - MG-L - 16 Dec 1943 - FOLLEGA - CREW 7

412327 - Warrant Officer - Pilot - Wallace Arthur Watson - RAAF - Age 21 - MIA 415061 - Warrant Officer - Navigator - William Maitland Waterman - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA 408306 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Butterworth - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA 1800194 - Flight Sergeant - Flight Engineer  - Raymond Edgar Hedges - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA
412270 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Charles Lloyd Robinson - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA 817269 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Gunner - James Hurst - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA 414816 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Reginald Douglas McWha - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA

- 5 KIA - 2 MIA -

WATSON(†) - WATERMAN(†) - BUTTERWORTH(†) - HEDGES(†)
ROBINSON(†) - HURST(†) - McWHA(†)


Contact Robinson is pending - 02 Feb 2008 - PATS
Contact Hurst is pending - 29 May 2011 - PATS
Contact Hedges is pending - 27 Oct 2013 - PATS

Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS

*** Bf-110-G4 - Werke Nr. 4857 ***


Under construction

Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 02 Dec 2014


Noordoostpolder - Rutten - Kavel A-8



SGLO - T3959

Spitfire Mk.IX - MH907 - 9R-Z - F/O. F. R. M. Cook - 19:45 - Kavel A-8
229 Squadron - 29th Aug 1944
1 KIA



!!! SPITFIRE ENGINE FOUND in 2010 and 2014 !!!
!!! during drainage works on Kavel A-8 near dyke !!!

Starter gear - instruction plate
Starter gear - instruction plate - photo by PATS - 19 Nov 2014

2010 - Supercharger 2014- Spitfire Engine
2010 - Supercharger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014- Spitfire Engine
photos by PATS - 19 Nov 2014

info from farmer at Kavel A-8 - 16 Nov 2014
Under investigation for serialnumbers, etc ... info PATS - 17 Nov 2014

SUPERCHARGER and ENGINE
are at unknown place, nobody knowns were it is nowadays

!!! W A N T E D !!! O P S P O R I N G - V E R Z O C H T !!! W A N T E D !!!
20 October 2016 - info PATS

MH907 was a Spitfire F.Mk.IXc fitted with a Merlin 63
It served with 229 Squadron from 26 June 1944 until lost on operations on the 29th August 1944
MH907 IX - CBAF M63 39MU 26-9-43 - 405ARF 9-10-43
421S 23-10-43 - 3501SU 17-6-44 - 229S '9R-Z' 26-6-44
Shot down by flak - attacking barges in IJsselmeer 29-8-44 - F/O. F.R.M. Cook killed
body washed ashore - buried as "unknown' - 31 Aug 1944 - Lemmer Cemetery - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 219

Cook - epigraph
Newsclip - The Argus, 12 Oct 1944, Melbourne - inset is own signature
MELBOURNE PILOT MISSING - inset is own signature
sources: The Argus, 12 Oct 1944, Melbourne - www.naa.gov.au

Cook - RAAF records - page 30 - 11 Oct 1945 Cook - RAAF records - page 27 - 07 Nov 1945
F/O. Frank Réné Malyon Cook - RAAF records - page 27
page 30 - 11 Oct 1945; page 27 - 07 Nov 1945
source - www.naa.gov.au

Shot down by AA-fire from Radarstation "Eisbär" at Sondel (see correction below - info PATS )
Crashed in Noordoostpolder - SW of Lemmer - just over dyke - source: Jan J. van der Veer -

!!! C O R R E C T I O N !!!
Was not shot down by AA-Fire of "Eisbär", but from German FLAK-boats !!!
according eyewitness account of Wiebe Feenstra (born 02 Nov 1928, Lemmer)
source: "Oorlogsherinneringen 1940-1945 van Wiebe Feenstra"
info via John Nijenhuis, Lemmer - 15 Apr 2014

408971 - Flying Officer - Fighter Pilot - Frank Réné Malyon Cook - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Plot C - Row 8 - Grave 219 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649324
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 120
Son of John Malyon Cook and Jeane Cook, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
born 8 Sep 1922, Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Enlistment: 21 Jun 1941 - No. 1 Recruiting Centre, Melbourne
Embarked: 12 May 1942 - Marital Status: Single - Religion: Anglican
Occupation F/O. Cook: Clerk, Prahan, Victoria, Australia
John Malyon Cook (father), 325 Dandenong Road, Prahan, Victoria, Australia
RAAF 253624 - F/Lt. John Malyon Cook (father) - Group 273 RAAF, Pacific
RAAF 430341 - F/O. Anthony James Malyon Cook (brother) - serving in India

Redirection by Mr. Zeinstra to plane on Kavel A-14 'dijkstrook'
Redirection to plane on Kavel A-14 'dijkstrook'
via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013
A-14 was in that direction, but with the latest info it should be A-8 for this Spitfire - info PATS - 20 Nov 2014
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408971 - Flying Officer - Fighter Pilot - Frank Réné Malyon Cook - RAAF - Age 21
F/O. Frank Réné Malyon Cook - RAAF - Age 21
source: Rob Kreukniet - 22 Sep 2008


TO HIS GAY, GALLANT SPIRIT
"A YOUNG MAN LINGERS LIGHTLY
WHERE HE DIES

- Epigraph on Cook memorial -
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SGLO - T3959

SPITFIRE Mk.IX - MH907 - 9R-Z - 29 Aug 1944 - KAVEL A-8 - CREW 1

408971 - Flying Officer - Fighter Pilot - Frank Réné Malyon Cook - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

COOK(†)


Last update - 22 Mar 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T1671

Wellington Mk.IV - Z1204 - GR-V - F/Sgt. J. Kubiak - ? 00:28 / 01:09 ? - IJsselmeer
Squadron 301 - PAF - 3rd July 1942 - Operation Bremen
3 KIA - 3 MIA



Serial Range Z1202 - Z1221. 20 Wellington Mk.IV.
Part of a batch of 440 Wellington Mk.Ic / IV / III - Z1040-Z1054; Z1066-Z1115;
Z1139-Z1181. 108 Mk.Ic delivered by Vickers (Chester) between May 1941 and Mar 1942
Z1071; Z1150 converted to Mk.XVI
Z1182-Z1183; Z1202-Z1221; Z1243-Z1292; Z1311-Z1345; Z1375-Z1424; Z1459-Z1496 195 Mk.IV
delivered by Vickers (Chester) between Jun 1941 and Mar 1942
Z1562-Z1578; Z1592-Z1626; Z1648-Z1697; Z1717-Z1751
137 Mk.III delivered by Vickers (Chester) between Nov 1941 and May 1942
Z1204 was one of two 300 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation
Other is Wellington Z1326 - BH-B - see below -
Wellington Mk.IV - Z1204 - GR-V was airborne - 23:25 - 2 Jul 1942 from Hemswell, UK
as she had been borrowed by 301 Sqdn. (Wellington Mk.IV - Z1204 - BH-V as for 300 Sqdn.)
Shot down by Flak and came down - 00:28 - (also 01:09 ) - in the IJsselmeer, between Lemmer and Urk
Three washed ashore - 3 Jul 1942 - and are buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery, Holland,
while both pilots and Sgt. Pokrant are commemorated on the Polish War Memorial, Northolt, UK

Recovered - Apr 1961 - by RNLAF - location East-Flevoland - approx. 9 km SSE of Urk
After hindcast it's not Z1204 !!! because the engine is from a Wellington Mk.III !!!
Discrepancy !!! - That location tends to Lancaster Wellington Mk.III - Z1633 !!! - info Nico Kwakman
As can seen on photo below with Bristol Hercules III or XI engine with dyke in background - info PATS - 30 Mar 2015

Wellington Engine (Bristol Hercules III or XI engine) - location East Flevoland - photo collection Zwanenburg
Wellington Engine (Bristol Hercules) - location East Flevoland - photo collection Zwanenburg

Wellington Mk.III which featured the 1,375 hp (1,205 kW) Bristol Hercules III or XI engine
Wellingtons Mk.IV used the 1,200 hp (900 kW) Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engine
and were flown by two Polish and two RAAF squadrons

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3 July 1942 - Vickers Wellington no. Z1314 (GR-M)
Shot down on its way to Bremen by a fighter near Borgen, Germany.
Lost was Sgt. Kedzierski.
The rest of the crew: F/O. Atenski, F/O. Brzozowski, P/O. Benoit and Sgt. Kowalczyk safe, taken prisoners.

3 July 1942 - Vickers Wellington no. Z1204
Shot down over the sea by a fighter during raid on Bremen.
Whole crew lost: F/Sgt. Kubiak, Sgt. Czapski, F/O. Krasnodebski, Sgt. Poktant, Sgt. Lozinski and Sgt. Lugowski.
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source: polishsquadronsremembered.com/301/301_losses.html

Crew Z1326 - BH-B - 300 Squadron - On return, ditched some 25 miles E of Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, UK
All were rescued by a merchant vessel after two hours in their dinghy

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Crew: Wellington Mk.IV - Z1204 - GR-V - 3 Jul 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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792432 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - T. J. Kubiak - PAF - Age 26 MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK

783877 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Z. Czapski - PAF - Age 22 - MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK

P 1206 - F/O. - Navigator - H. Krasnodębski - PAF - Age 39 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery

793111 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - L. Pokrant - PAF - Age 27(24) - MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK

794284 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - M. J. Łoziński - PAF - Age 23 -KIA - Lemmer Cemetery

783877 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - S. Ługowski - PAF - Age 27 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z1204 - GR-V - Kubiak
Loss Card - Z1204 - BH-V - Kubiak - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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792432 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Teofiel Jerzy Kubiak - PAF - Age 26 MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK
792432 - Starszy Sierzant - Teofiel Jerzy Kubiak - born 27 Apr 1916, Witebsk, USSR
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783877 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Zdzisław Czapski - PAF - Age 22 - MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK
783877 - Plutonowy - Zdzisław Czapski - born 18 Sep 1919, Brzesc, Poland

783877 - Co-Pilot - Plutonowy / Sgt. Zdzisław Czapski - source polishwargraves.nl
783877 - Sgt. Zdzisław Czapski
source polishwargraves.nl - 07 Feb 2014
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P 1206 - F/O. - Navigator - Henryk Krasnodębski - PAF - Age 39 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery
P 1206 - Porucznik - Henryk Krasnodębski - born 7 Jan 1903, Warszawa, Poland

P 1206 - Navigator - Porucznik / F/O. Henryk Krasnodębski - source polishwargraves.nl P 1206 - Navigator - Porucznik / F/O. Henryk Krasnodębski - source polishwargraves.nl
P 1206 - F/O. Henryk Krasnodębski
source polishwargraves.nl - 07 Feb 2014
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793111 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Longin Pokrant - PAF - Age 27 (24) - MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK
793111 - Starszy Szeregowiec - Longin Pokrant - born 19 May 1915 (1918), Lódz, Poland
Son of Valenti and Jadwiga Pokrant, Lódz, Poland
Husband and father of Mrs. Alice Pokrant née Tytler and Robert J. Pokrant, Blackpool, UK
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Longin Pokrant with Ms. Alice R. Tytler - district: Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Robert J. Pokrant - mother's surname: Tytler - district: Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

dicrepancy birth year - 1915 and 1918 - info PATS

I am Robert Jerzy Pokrant.
My father was Longin Pokrant and was born in 1918.
His birth certificate states he was a master cotton spinner.
He died in 1942 when shot down in a bomber over Germany.
He was a member of the Polish Air force in the UK.
My grandparents were Jadwiga and Valenti Pokrant of Lódz.
They owned a small textile mill in the 1930s.
I never met them or even spoke to them as I was a young child in the early 1950s
and the Cold War prevented me from making contact.
Any information about them would be useful.
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Bob Pokrant - 6 Mar 2000 - polish ancestors - Ancestry - Query Surnames: pokrant

I was born in 1942 in Blackpool, England.
My father, Longin Jerzy Pokrant, was in the Polish Air force and died over Bremen in 1942.
My mother, Alice Tytler, lived until 2001.
My Polish grandparents were from Lódz and were called Valentin and Jadwiga.
They owned or worked in a small textile factory and my father was a master spinner.
I never saw them as during the 1950s my mother feared
that i would not be allowed back if I visited Poland.
Does anyone know of Pokrants in Llodz?
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Robert Jerzy Pokrant, Perth, Australia - 05 Dec 2003 - www.pokrant.com

My father, Longin Jerzy Pokrant, was a sergeant and radio operator in Squadron 300
and was shot down over Holland or thereabouts in early July 1942.
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Witaj Bob - 02 Nov 2008 - Yahoo Group "Descendants of the Polish Squadrons"
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794284 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Marian Józef Łoziński - PAF - Age 23 -KIA - Lemmer Cemetery
794284 - Kapral - Marian Józef Łoziński - born 10 Mar 1919, Dolina, Poland

794284 - Air Gunner - Kapral / Sgt. Marian Józef Łoziński - source polishwargraves.nl 794284 - Air Gunner - Kapral / Sgt. Marian Józef Łoziński - source polishwargraves.nl
794284 - Sgt. Marian Józef Łoziński
source polishwargraves.nl - 07 Feb 2014
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783877 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Stanisław Ługowski - PAF - Age 27 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery
783877 - Kapral - Stanisław Ługowski - born 17 Sep 1914, Poland

783877 - Air Gunner - Kapral / Sgt. Stanisław Ługowski - source polishwargraves.nl
783877 - Sgt. Stanisław Ługowski
source polishwargraves.nl - 07 Feb 2014
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Headstone - Henryk Krasnodębski Headstone - Marian Józef Łoziński Headstone - Stanisław Ługowski
H. Krasnodębski - . - . - . - . - . - M. J. Łoziński - . - . - . - . - - . - . - S. Ługowski
- Lemmer General Cemetery -
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SGLO - T1671

WELLINGTON Mk.IV - Z1204 - GR-V - 3 Jul 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6

792432 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Starszy Sierżant - Teofiel Jerzy Kubiak - PAF - Age 26 - MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK 783877 - Sergeant - Co-Pilot - Plutonowy - Zdzisław Czapski - PAF - Age 22 - MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK P 1206 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Porucznik - Henryk Krasnodębski - PAF - Age 39 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery
793111 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Starszy Szeregowiec - Longin Pokrant - PAF - Age 27(24) - MIA - Northolt Memorial, UK 794284 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Kapral - Marian Józef Łoziński - PAF - Age 23 -KIA - Lemmer Cemetery 783877 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Kapral - Stanisław Ługowski - PAF - Age 27 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery

- 3 KIA - 3 MIA -

KUBIAK(†) - CZAPSKI(†) - KRASNODĘBSKI(†)
POKRANT(†) - ŁOZIŃSKI(†) - ŁUGOWSKI(†)

Additional info and photos source: www.polishwargraves.nl/ned/z.1204.htm
!!! Note: Wellington Mk.IV - Z1204 - BH-V as for 300 Sqdn. !!!

Contact Pokrant is pending - 06 Feb 2014

Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS



SGLO - T1857

Wellington Mk.III - Z1633 - KO-J - S/L. R. J. S. Parsons - 18:02 - 8 km S of Urk
Squadron 115 - RAF - 28th September 1942 - Operation: Lingen (Ems)
3 KIA - 2 POW




Under construction

Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 27 Mar 2015

The Wellington was intercepted by a Fw-190 piloted by Uffz. Kurt Knespel of 10./JG 1
During the fight Flight Sergeant Parker was killed
Flight Sergeant Clough was last seen trying to put the fire in the plane out with a fire extinguisher
Uffz. Knespel claimed the Wellington at 17:56
and reported it crashing in the IJsselmeer at 18:02 near Urk
S/L. Parsons, F/Sgt. Clough and F/Sgt. Parker lost their lives
Sgt. Gilmour and Sgt. Stansall were captured and became POW

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Crew: Wellington Mk.III - Z1663 - KO-J - 28 Sep 1942 - Mission: Lingen (Ems)
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33462 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Robert James Sealer Parsons - RAF - Age .. - KIA

923190 - F/Sgt. - Observer - William Leonard Clough - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA

R/83152 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner - John Austin Parker - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/79078 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer / Air Obs. - John Mitchell Gilmour - RCAF - Age .. - POW

R/39842 - R/86311 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - John James Stansall - RCAF - Age .. - POW
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Camp L3 - POW No. 27198 - Gilmour J. M. - 115 - Z1663 - R/79078 - RCAF - 28/09/42
Camp 344 - POW No. 27241 - Stansell J. J. - 115 - Z1663 - R/86311 - RCAF - 28/09/42
!!! Discrepancy in surname and Army Service Number for Stansall / Stansell !!!

Loss Card - Z1663 - KO-J - Parsons
Loss Card - Z1663 - KO-J - Parsons - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- NEW AMSTERDAM EASTERN CEMETEREY -

33462 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Robert James Sealer Parsons - RAF - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Plot 69 - Row D - Coll. Grave 11-13 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619663

33462 - Squadron Leader - Robert James Sealer Parsons joined the Royal Air Force before the war
01 Oct 1939 - ex-Flight Cadet promoted to Pilot Officer on probation
The London Gazette, 27 Oct 1939 - page 7179
08 Oct 1940 - Pilot Officer on probation to Flying Officer
The London Gazette, 01 Dec 1940 - page 6862

Likely one of the two is our man as found on FreeBMD - 1920 is preferable
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Marriage 1st Qtr. 1919 - Ernest G. S. Parsons and Ms. Jessie Marion Lincolne - District: Ely - Vol 3b Page 942
Marriage: 1919 - Mr. Ernest Parsons and Ms. Jessie Marion Lincolne
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - ??? Robert J. S. Parsons ??? - Mother's surname: Lincolne - District: Ely - Vol 3b Page 1073
The district Ely spans the boundaries of the counties of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1922 - ??? Robert J. S. Parsons ??? - Mother's surname: Bebbington - District: Axbridge - Vol 5c Page 732
The district Axbridge is in the county of Somerset
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1941 - ??? Mr. Robert J. S. Parsons ??? and Ms. Beryl J. Wilson - District: Solihull - Vol 6d Page 2245
The district Solihull spans the boundaries of the counties of Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire
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!!! Above need to be verified !!!! - info PATS - 31 Mar 2015
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R/83152 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner - John Austin Parker - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
born 18 Sep 1921, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- of Windsor, Ontario, Canada - Plot 69 - Row D - Coll. Grave 11-13 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619661
Son of Mr. John Henry Parker and Mrs. Lila Isabella Parker née Austin, Apt. 4, 1483 Cataraqui Street East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Body washed ashore near Isle of Urk

R/83152 - F/Sgt. John Austin Parker - via Canadian Virtual War Memorial R/83152 - F/Sgt. John Austin Parker - via Canadian Virtual War Memorial
newsclip - R/83152 - F/Sgt. John Austin Parker - headstone
Windsor Daily Star - Operation: Picture Me
images via Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 03 Oct 2017

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 16 Oct 1940
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Chas Ross, Pontiac, Michigan - Cashier, Asst. Manager - 1939 - 1940 - left to join R.C.A.F.
Address 16 Oct 1940: 1483 Cataraqui Street East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: none - Religion: Protestant Anglican
John Henry Parker (father), born London, Ontario - Occupation: Laborer at Chrysler Corporation
Lila Isabella Austin (mother), born Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enlistment - 02 Jan 1941, Windsor, Ontario
Height: 5 feet 7 inches - Weight: 128 pounds - Eyes: Blue
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario - Trade: Wireless Operator Air Gunner
Air Gunner's Badge - 08 Dec 1941
Embarked Canada - 08 Jan 1942
Disembarked U.K. - 3 P.R.C. - 21 Jan 1942

398th RCAF casualty list - Parker
398th RCAF casualty list - Parker - 18 Oct 1942
source Globe and Mail (Toronto) - 19 Oct 1942

RCAF - Service records - Parker - request 22 Jun 2015 - received 11 Jul 2015 - PATS -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

923190 - F/Sgt. - Observer - William Leonard Clough - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA
- of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 73 - CWGC ref. 1084606
Son of Mr. Albert John Clough and Mrs. Hannah Harrison Clough née Wards;
husband of Mrs. Marjorie Chloe Clough née Bruhn, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, UK
Father of Peter L. Clough (b.1935)

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1908 - Albert John Clough - District: South Shields - Vol 10a Page 1297
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1908 - Hannah Harrison Wards - District: South Shields - Vol 10a Page 1297
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1910 - William L. Clough - District: South Shields - Vol 10a Page 797
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1934 - Mr. William L. Clough - Ms. Marjorie Bruhn - District: South Shields - Vol 10a Page 1811
The district South Shields spans the boundaries of the counties of Co. Durham and Tyne and Wear
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1935 - Peter L. Clough - Mother's surname: Bruhn - District: South Shields Vol 10a Page 1020
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Birth 24 Dec 1934 - Death Nov 2000 - Name: Peter Leonard Clough - Age 65
district: Wandsworth, London Co. Register Number: D110A - District and Subdistrict: 2561D - Entry Number: 204

There is one "Unknown" buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery on 14 Oct 1942
which was brought in from Urk
This might have been the body of Flight Sergeant Clough
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based on almost identical Service Number written on burial record - info Nico Kwakman - 25 Mar 2015
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R/79078 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer / Air Obs. - John Mitchell Gilmour - RCAF - Age .. - POW
Son of Mr. Robert Gilmour, Strathmore, Ouebec, Canada
Camp L3 - POW No. 27198 - Gilmour J. M. - 115 - Z1663 - R/79078 - RCAF - 28/09/42
Stalag Luft 3 is situated in pine woods area at Sagan, 168 kilometers southeast of Berlin

398th RCAF casualty list - Gilmour
398th RCAF casualty list - Gilmour - 18 Oct 1942
source Globe and Mail (Toronto) - 19 Oct 1942
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R/39842 - R/86311 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - John James Stansall - RCAF - Age .. - POW
Son of Mr. Harry Stansall, Hartney, Manitoba, Canada
Camp 344 - POW No. 27241 - Stansell J. J. - 115 - Z1663 - R/86311 - RCAF - 28/09/42
!!! Discrepancy in surname and Army Service Number for Stansall / Stansell !!!
Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf was a large, German prisoner of war camp, later renumbered Stalag 344
It is located in Poland near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Lambinowice)
in what was then known as Upper Silesia

397th RCAF casualty list - Stansall
397th RCAF casualty list - Stansall - 16 Oct 1942
source Globe and Mail (Toronto) - 17 Oct 1942
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SGLO - T1857

WELLINGTON Mk.III - Z1663 - KO-J - 28 Sep 1942 - 8 KM S of URK - CREW 5

33462 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Robert James Sealer Parsons - RAF - Age .. - KIA 923190 - F/Sgt. - Observer - William Leonard Clough - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA R/83152 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner - John Austin Parker - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
R/79078 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer / Air Obs. - John Mitchell Gilmour - RCAF - Age .. - POW R/39842 - R/86311 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - John James Stansall - RCAF - Age .. - POW

- 3 KIA - 2 POW -

PARSONS(†) - CLOUGH(†) - PARKER(†)
GILMOUR - STANSALL


Contact Stansall is pending - 30 Mar 2015

Under construction - 04 Oct 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T4668

Typhoon Mk.Ib - MN547 - F/O. J. G. Fraser - 09:30 - Follega
439 "Tiger" Squadron - RCAF - 11th Nov 1944
1 EVD



Forced landing due to a glycol leak near Follega - 16 km SSE of Sneek -

MI9 report 3326 2965 - F/O. John G. Fraser - RCAF
439 Sqn Typhoon MN547 - FTR Sneek Nov 44 - sheltered in Holland until liberated 4 Apr 1945

J/36722 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John "Johnny" G. Fraser - RCAF - Age .. - EVD

SGLO - T4668

TYPHOON Mk.Ib - MN547 - 11 Nov 1944 - FOLLEGA - CREW 1

J/36722 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John 'Johnny' G. Fraser - RCAF - Age .. - EVD

- 1 EVD -

FRASER


Under construction - 05 Dec 2011 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - Kavel M-44

8 mi WNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3568

Lockheed/Vega B-17G-1-VE Fortress c/n 6599 - #42-39856 - 2nd Lt. Russell H. Gecks - 15:00
96th BG(H) - 337th BS - 8th AF - 8 Apr 1944 - MACR #3651
5 POW - 5 EVD




B-17 'LANE TECH of Chicago'
B-17 'LANE TECH of Chicago'
B-17 "LANE TECH of Chicago" - likely an E or F version
Source 96th Bomb Group Newsletter August 2016 Issue No.67 - page 17
!!! Authenticity and a clear photo is needed to verify this - info PATS - 15 Mar 2017 !!!

42-39856 - LANE TECH OF CHICAGO a.k.a. WACKY WOODY
Source: B-17 Master Log - David R. Osborne
Contact Dave Osborne - 13 Feb 2016
Based on the comment of Bob Denissen (see below) we can skip "WACKY WOODY"
so what's left is 42-39856 - LANE TECH OF CHICAGO as being correct by elimination - info PATS - 17 Mar 2017


Dave couldn't give me a good source, where the name switch was made, etc ...
In a 2nd review I do now notice that "LANE TECH of Chicago" as seen in above photo is not a G-Model !!!
"WACKY WOODY" is a B-17G, which also is #42-39856
info by PATS - 15 Mar 2017

Aircraft Record Card B-17G - 42-39856
Aircraft Record Card . . . B-17G - 42-39856
source Ted Szalinski - via Tom Kane - 14 Feb 2017

The record shows that it was manufactured by Lockheed-Vega, Burbank CA and received
by the USAAF on 20 Sep 1943. It went to the Long Beach Modification Center CA on 22 Sep 1943
and then to Scott AAF IL on 01 Oct 1943. This movement is unusual since Scott AAF was a
technical training center and would not ordinarily be a staging location for a B-17.
The record shows that it departed the US on 08 Oct 1943 and assigned to the Eighth Air Force, England.
It was dropped from inventory on 08 Apr 1944.

I hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely
ARCHANGELO 'Archie' DiFANTE
AFHRA/RSR
600 Chennault Circle, Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6424
(334) 953-2447 - DSN 493-2447

e-mail of 18 Nov 2016


If B-17 Master Log is TRUE !!!

- next article is applicable - info PATS - 13 Feb 2016

Ted Szalinski - He takes flier to find plane school 'bought' in 1943
Ted Szalinski - He takes flier to find plane school 'bought' in 1943
source: Chicago Tribune, Sunday, 27 Mar 1983 - via Bert Wijs - 10 Feb 2016
Contact Ted Szalinski - 15 Feb 2016

The Incredible Story Of A WWII Bomber Bought By Lane Tech Students
See article by Justin Breen | Dnainfo - 15 Mar 2017

Ted Szalinski and Tom Kane - March 2017 - via Justin Breen | Dnainfo
Ted Szalinski and Tom Kane - March 2017
photo by Ellen Szalinski - via Justin Breen - 15 Mar 2017

"Wacky Woody" is B-17G 42-39841 and NOT B-17G 42-39856

B-17G - Wacky Woody - Nose Art Wacky Woody does Norway
B-17G "WACKY WOODY"
Source 96th Bomb Group Newsletter August 2016 Issue No.67 - page 19
"Wacky Woody" is B-17G 42-39841 and NOT B-17G 42-39856
see comment below by Bob Denissen - info PATS - 20 Mar 2017


! ! ! C L E A R - L A N G U A G E ! ! !

Clear language by Bob Denissen
Clear language by Bob Denissen
Source 96th Bomb Group Newsletter August 2016 Issue No.67 - page 19
it's 16056199 - O-741889 - Robert J. Denissen (Pilot) - info PATS - 20 Mar 2017
Denissen, Robert, b. 16 Apr 1922, d. 18 Apr 2002, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin
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B-17G 42-39841 "Wacky Woody" - lost 25 Feb 1944 - Crew Lupole

(96th BG Plane w/ 452nd BG Crew) - MACR 2862

Under construction - 20 Mar 2017 - PATS
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!!! Next photo is authentic and that's for 100% the plane of Crew Gecks on 08 Apr 1944 !!!
if it also was "Wacky Woody" need to be reviewed again, we need some 'ammunition' to proof this - info PATS
Plus B-17G - Square 'C' - 239856 - G - 337th BS - photo from William E. Shuttles Collection Plus
B-17G - Square "C" - 239856 - G - 337th BS - photo from William E. Shuttles Collection
via Tom Kane "Alum of Lane Tech" - 05 Jan 2017

Crew Gecks 01 - Gecks 02 - Gregrow - not on crew of 8 April 44 03 - Cramer - not on crew of 8 April 44 04 - Lovero 05 - Miskinis 06 - Rademacher 07 - Denny 08 - Hanley 09 - Jones 10 - Polito
Crew Gecks - taken at Rapid City, South Dakota
- image courtesy Hanley family -
Move cursor over photo/faces for names

Crew Gecks 01 - Gecks 02 - Gregrow - not on crew of 8 April 44 03 - Cramer - not on crew of 8 April 44 04 - Lovero 05 - Miskinis 06 - Rademacher 07 - Denny 08 - Hanley 09 - Jones 10 - Polito
Crew Gecks - taken at Rapid City, South Dakota
Standing - l-r : 2nd Lt. Gecks, 2nd Lt. Gregow, 2nd Lt. Cramer, 2nd Lt. Lovero, S/Sgt. Miskinis
Kneeling - l-r : S/Sgt. Rademacher, T/Sgt. Denny, T/Sgt. Hanley, S/Sgt. Jones, S/Sgt. Polito
- image & info: Dick Denny - page 16 - "As Life Unfolds" -
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. Gregrow (due medical issues) and Navigator 2nd Lt. Cramer were replaced - not on 8th April 1944 mission !!!
Move cursor over photo/faces for names

3 3 7 t h   B S   C R E W   L - 9 5

337th BS - Crew L-95 - Gecks - effective 04 Mar 1944 - letter 06 Mar 1944 - REEL B0191 - page 437
337th BS - Crew L-95 - Gecks - effective 04 Mar 1944
clip of letter A.P.O. 634 U.S. Army - 07 Mar 1944
source: REEL B0191 - page 437 - Maxwell AFB AL - via Tom Kane - 18 Mar 2017

37387494 - O-759839 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. James J. Cramer was taken POW - Stalag Luft 1 -
Prisoner of War (POW). 28 Mar 1944 - Was one of 8 crew members to bail out
of B-17G #42-97166 'Old Gatemouth' piloted by Wm. A. Young.
Plane was hit with flak near bombing run. Plane was successfully returned to England.
MACR 3591 - 28 March 1944, France
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www.americanairmuseum.com/person/109390
2nd Lt. Paul R. Gregow was replaced by Co-Pilot Frank M. Deason after this picture was taken

April 8th, 1944 - Seventh Mission - Crew Gecks -
AAF Sta. 138 - Snetterton Heath
Intended destination : Rheine / Salzbergen - Mission : Operational
WX Forcast: 4-6/10 cirrus, estimated 23000-24000 feet.
Downward visibility 10-15 miles with haze
Last contact with radio - 8 Apr 1944 - 13:45 - Location 52.21N 07.30E - near Rheine / Salzbergen
O-417954 - Major Robert B. Good and O-797572 - 1st Lt. Edward A. Martin - contacted with Radio

Route from B-17G #42-39856 on 8 Apr 1944
Routes from B-17G #42-39856 on 8 Apr 1944 and Halifax II DT550 on 8 Nov 1942
Highlighted area is my research area Vollenhove

#42-39856 crashed on land - Evasion report Hanley
#42-39856 crashed on land (Kavel M-44) - info Evasion report Hanley

08 Apr 1944 - around 14:00 - Plane crash on Kavel M-44 and some parts on Kavel G-69
8 Apr 1944 - around 14:00 - Plane crash on Kavel M-44 and some parts on Kavel G-69
Immediately after the crash the plane caught fire
source: "De Vriendenking" - 2000-1 - via Paul Harmens en Henk Huisman - 15 May 2013
Time of crash varies from different sources: Around 14:00, 14:30 and 15:00 - info PATS

Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove
Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove - Rapport Nr. 267 - Emmeloord, 9 Apr 1944
Rapport Nr. 267 - Emmeloord, 9 Apr 1944
via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

--------- Telegram form - KU 1383 -----------
From LPOU 469 to OBERURSEL
Date: 17 Apr 1944
Time: 0350
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Remarks: Very Urgent
LZAN No. 151 13/4 1545
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To Research Centre West Oberursel/Taurus
Additonal report to enemy losses on 8 April over Holland
B 17 F downed by hunter at 1500 hrs at Northeast Polder near island
Urk ( IJssel Sea ) - aircraft 95% crash , lies in water. On stabilisers
"S" in square, underneath 239 856. 5 prisoners 2nd Lt. Lovero, P. V.
O-744 934 - S/Sgt. Polito, S.A. 32 852 598 - S/Sgt. Welch, L.P.
12 166 945 - S/Sgt. Rademacher, L.H. 36 584 996 - S/Sgt. Jones H.
33 060 255. Remaining members of crew probable escaping. Number of
downing KU 1385. Prisoners have been sent to Research Centre West on
12 April 1944.
Air Force Prisoner of War Cencentration Point
Holland No. 94/44 Officer
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? "S" in square ? , underneath 239 856
96th BG / 337th BS - does have - Square 'C' !!!! - info PATS -

--------- Telegram form - KU 1383 -----------
Report : Hq, Local Air Base E (v) 202/II
Airdrome Commando / Airfield Schellingwoude - date 9 April 1944
L25 911 Air District Post Office Amsterdam
The 5 POW were captured at Island of Urk, 9 April 1944, about 0200 hrs

Crew Parachuted from enemy aircraft over IJssel Sea on
8 April 1944, in the afternoon, from 10 000 feet ( 3200m).
Reason: Motor trouble. Probable aircraft continued flight, no crash
observed in Holland. No downing number!
(signed) Schwartz - Captain & Unit Commander
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You wil see IJssel Sea for IJsselmeer - reason - see explanation below
In German-Dutch-English - Meer-Zee-Sea and See-Meer-Lake
So the word Meer in Dutch is just the opposite in German !
While See in German is Lake in English and not Sea - PATS -


96th BG - patch Square C 337th BS - patch 8th-air-force-patch

96th BG - 45th CBW - Square 'C' - 337th BS - AW - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-39856 "Lane Tech of Chicago" - 08 Apr 1944 - Mission: Rheine / Salzbergen
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16060026 - O-808982 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Russell H. Gecks - Kent County, MI - EVD

O-689306 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Frank M. Deason - Bexar County, TX - EVD

19081534 - O-744934 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Peter V. Lovero - Orange County, CA - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - North 1

12166945 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Leland F. Welch - Monroe County, NY - POW - Stalag 17B

17154817 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard E. Denny - Bena, Cass County, MN - EVD

37351998 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Clifton E. Hanley - Pueblo County, CA - EVD

36584996 - S/Sgt. - Asst. RO. / Ball Turret Gunner - Leon H. Rademacher - MI - POW - Stalag 17B - Barrack 32B

32739849 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Peter E. Miskinis - Montgomery County, NY - EVD

33060255 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Armorer / Left Waist Gunner - Howard F. Jones - Baltimore City County, MD - POW - Stalag 17B - Barrack 32B

32852598 - S/Sgt. - Armorer / Tail Turret Gunner - Sam A. Polito - Schenectady County, NY - POW - Stalag 17B - Barrack 32B
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!!! Discrepancy !!! - Navigator / Bombardier for Lovero, etc ...
Miskinis gives himself as RWG, while MACR reports him as Engineer - TT
Denny gives himself as TTG, while MACR reports him as Asst. Engineer - RWG - info PATS

16060026 - O-808982 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Russell Herbert Gecks - Kent County, MI - EVD
Russell H. Gecks - born: 9 Sep 1923, Brooklyn, NY - died: 16 Jun 1996, Marin Co., CA - Age 73
Enlistment: 13 May 1942, Grand Rapids, MI - Residence: Kent Co., MI - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Herbert Gecks (father) and Mrs. Amilie/Amelia Gecks née Cridge (mother)
158 S Elliott Place, Brooklyn - (Address: Census 10 Apr 1930)

01 Jun 1925 - address - 235 Winthrop St., Brooklyn, NY
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Mr. Richard Russell Cridge (M-53) (Head) - Chef Restaurant - maternal grandfather - born abt. 1872, England
Mrs. Violet Cridge (F-49) (wife) maternal grandmother - born abt. 1876, England
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Alberta Violet Cridge (F-25) (daughter) - Designer - born 01 Nov 1899, NY - died 08 Apr 1999, DE - Age 99
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Mrs. Amelia Gecks née Cridge (daughter) (F-23) - born abt. 1902, NY
Russell Gecks (grand-son) (M-1) - born 09 Sep 1923, NY
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Olivia Cridge (F-20) (daughter) - Saleslady - born abt. 1905, NY
Grace Cridge (F-17) (daughter) - School - born abt. 1908, NY
Edward Cridge (M-12) (son) - School - born abt. 1913, NY
Richard R. Cridge (M-11) (son) - School - born abt. 1914, NY
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Enummeration of the Inhabitants - BROOKLYN, Kings County - 01 Jun 1925
additional info Longislandsurnames.com and Ancestry

Mrs. Olivia Cridge Finnerty (aunt), 24.. Glenwood Ave, Toledo, Ohio
Address 09 Apr 1944: Russell H. Gecks, c/o Phillips, 10 Connecticut Ave, Freeport, NY
Mr. Harold Wines Phillips (uncle) and Mrs. Alberta Violet Phillips née Cridge (aunt)

was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #11 on list(37) Kingma
E&E #1381 - 2nd Lt. Russell H. Gecks - FTR Apr 44 - Mission Marathon - Escape and Evasion report (11 pages)
source: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556011

Census 1930 - 10 April - Brooklyn, King Co., New York
Census 1930 - 10 April - Brooklyn, King Co., New York
Russell R. Gecks = Russell Richard Gecks - later changed to Russell Herbert Gecks
source: Ancestry - via Mary Nell Sergent née Deason - 20 Mar 2017
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Gecks (20) and Denny (20) - via J. Muller (40) / J. Ansink (34) / J. Muller (40) - 09 Apr 1944
Gecks (20) and Denny (20) - via J. Muller (40) / J. Ansink (34) / J. Muller (40) - 09 Apr 1944
Clip - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - Johan Ansink (36) - 10 May 1946

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
IS9WEA/7/130/727 - Appendix "C" - O-808982 - 2nd Lt. Russell H. Gecks
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7 Missions
Wounded: No
born: 9 Sep 1923 - Occupation: Student
Address: 10 Connecticut Ave, Freeport, Long Island, NY
Departure: B-17G, Snetterdon Heath, 8 Apr 10:30 hrs
Three engines gone - no fire - plane under control
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - seen at Fraipont, 9 Jun 1944
Radio Operator - T/Sgt. Clifton E. Hanley - seen at Slins, near Liège, 11 Jul 1944

On 8 Apr our target was an airfield near Osnabrück, Germany, and when we made the run we were hit
by heavy Flak at about 19,000 feet. No. 2 engine was out, and the prop ran away and dropped off
then No. 1 engine went out. We were losing altitude and called England to say we were hitting the deck
We turned back over the Zuiderzee and the order to bail out was given when we were over land
All the crew left at 9,000 feet. I saw the ship explode - Plane crashed on land (Kavel M-44)

I landed on marshy, barren land without any house or people in sight and buried my chute in the mud
I walked toward Deason, Hanley and Denny, of my crew, and we got rid of our equipment
and decided to go S through Belgium and France and then to Spain. We also decide to pair off as soon as possible
After reaching the end of barren area we got to a sort of settlement and met a Dutchman on a canal
and we asked for help. Then we heard a boat coming and took cover. Two of the men went to scout for food and water
and came back with some. We slept that night in a shack by the edge of a canal.

On 9 Apr we started walking and got mixed up on all the canals and fields
At a bridge we met some boys on bicycles and followed them accross
They took us to a deserted house and told us to wait there. At evening a men came in an auto
and took us to two houses and the same night we went to Vollenhove
There we got in touch with people who helped us and arrangements were made for our return

Escape route:
Holland: Noordoostpolder - Vollenhove - Meppel - Zutphen - Varnfeld [Warnsveld] - Zutphen - Echt - Maastricht
Belgium: Slins - Roclouge [Roclenge-Sur-Geer] - Fraipont - Liège - Slins - Herstal - Beffe - Porcheresse - Bagimont
France: Gespunsart - Arreux - l'Echelle - Fraillicourt - Renneville - Auménancourt-le-Petit
[right spelling - info PATS]
- info Escape and Evasion report - 2 Sep 1944 -

GECKS, RUSSELL H. - 1st Lt. - O-808982 - U.S.A. - Age 21
Plane: 137284 - Clip Passenger List - Prestwick, Scotland - 27 Sep 1944 to New York, NY - 28 Sep 1944
Plane: 137284 - Clip Passenger List-Foreign
Prestwick, Scotland - 27 Sep 1944 to New York, NY - 28 Sep 1944
source: Ancestry - via Mary Nell Sergent née Deason - 20 Mar 2017
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O-689306 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Frank Maurice Deason - Bexar County, TX - EVD
born 21 Sep 1921, Big Springs, Howard Co., TX - died 31 May 1999, Yuma, Yuma Co., AZ - Age 77
Husband of Dorothy R. Deason (wife), 330 Avant Avenue, San Antonio, Texas
Mrs. Dorothy R. Deason - born 13 Apr 1923 - died 19 Oct 2003, Yuma, Yuma Co., AZ - Age 80

was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #10 on list(37) Kingma
E&E #1974 - 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - FTR Apr 44 - Escape and Evasion report (7 pages)
source: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556604

2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - presentation of THE AIR MEDAL 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - presentation of THE AIR MEDAL 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - presentation of THE AIR MEDAL
Presentation of THE AIR MEDAL to Second Lieutenant Frank M. Deason, AC by Brigadier General J. A. Porter
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
images via Mary Nell Sergent (sister) née Deason - 21 Mar 2017

NO SCARY - phrase by Co-pilot Frank M. Deason
"No Scary" - phrase by Co-pilot Frank M. Deason
image via Mary Nell Sergent (sister) née Deason - 25 Feb 2012

O-689306 - 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - Co-pilot of 'Wacky Woody'
O-689306 - 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - Co-pilot of 'Wacky Woody'
image via Mary Nell Sergent (sister) née Deason - 25 Feb 2012

Lt. Deason might have flown on "Wacky Woody", but it's not the B-17G 42-39856
and this could be the start of the confused nose-art naming - info PATS - 17 Mar 2017

Bomberjack of 2nd Lt. Deason was worn after the war
for several years by Joop, the son of Jacob Muller, Grindweg A 22u, Vollenhove
There was only a small label with the name: FRANK M. DEASON
No other names or emblem on the jacket
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info Joop Muller (himself) - 16 Nov 2014 - 17 Mar 2017


E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
IS9WEA/6/202/1684 - Appendix "C" - O-689306 - 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason
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Interview: 11 Sep 1944 - Returned to UK: 11 Sep 1944
7 Missions, Air Medal
Wounded: No
born: 21 Sep 1921 - Occupation: Civil Emp. for QM
Plane did not crash in water

O-689306 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason - helpers
Helpers for O-689306 - 2nd Lt. Frank M. Deason

H E L P E R S
PETER Jan VAN DEN HIRK [HURK], Ceintour Baan 27 [Centuurbaan 27], Meppel, Holland
Medal of Freedom with Gold Palm - Peter van den Hurk, Meppel - Den Haag 4 Sep 1946

ALBERT BEKKER , Maastricttsche Brood Fabrick [Maastrichtsche Broodfabriek], Maastricht, Holland
Broodfabriek = Bread factory

Crew members with Bekker family - one week - 1944
Frank Deason (left) with other three crew members at Bekker family residence
clip from "The Yuma Daily Sun"
via Mary Nell Sergent (sister) née Deason - 25 Feb 2012

Frank Deason with his Dutch Underground friends - Marie and Albert Bekker - 1985
Frank Deason with his Dutch Underground friends - Marie and Albert Bekker
"The Yuma Daily Sun" - Mon, April 29 1985 - page 13
via Mary Nell Sergent (sister) née Deason - 25 Feb 2012

Mr. Albert P. Bekker - born 26 Jun 1914, Holland - died 28 May 1991, Walnut Creek, CA, USA - Age 77
Mrs. Marie J. Bekker (wife) - born 04 Mar 1914, Vise, Belgium - died 12 Oct 2002, Walnut Creek, CA, USA - Age 88

BEKKER, Marie Josephine - Peacefully at home in Walnut Creek on October 12, 2002,
surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her cherished husband of 63 years, Albert Bekker
Loving mother of Noelle Bekker Fahlen, Janine Granucci Carrig, and Roger Bekker,
and mother-in-law of Charles Fahlen, the late Ronald Granucci, James Carrig, and Barbara Remy Bekker;
devoted grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 12
Daughter of the late Hadelin and Marie-Marguerite Rion;
sister of Joseph and the late Yvonne Rion and sister-in-law of Miep Rion
Born March 4, 1914 in Vise, Belgium
With her husband, served in Dutch resistance during WW II and received commendation
from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for saving downed Allied flyers
In 1953, immigrated with her husband and children to United States from Maastricht, Netherlands,
sponsored by, among others, four American airmen she and her husband had rescued during the war
Longtime resident of San Francisco before moving to Walnut Creek in 1990
World traveler; avid bridge player, and gifted photographer
Member of Photochrome Club of S. F., and French and International Clubs of Rossmoor
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anne's Church, 1600 Rossmoor Pkwy, Walnut Creek,
on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at 11:00am
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by Hospice
of Contra Costa County, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA 94520, or a charity of your choice
OAK PARK HILLS CHAPEL 925-934-6500
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This article appeared on page E - 99 of the San Francisco Chronicle

THOMAS BALTUS, 1381 Thier Prayon, Belgium, Prov. of Liège

- info Escape and Evasion report - 11 Sep 1944
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -
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19081534 - O-744934 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Peter V. Lovero - Orange County, CA - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - North 1
Peter V. Lovero - born 21 May 1920, CA - died Aug 1983 - Age 63
Enlistment: 24 Mar 1942, Los Angeles Co., CA - Residence: Orange County, NY - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mrs. Anna Lovero (mother), ... .....y, Santa Ana, Orange County, California
Mr. Vito Lovero (father) - 21 Mar 1895 - 5 Mar 1972 - Age 86 - buried Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
Mrs. Anna Lovero (mother) - née Matranga - 04 Oct 1897 - Jun 1983 - Age 85 - buried Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
North 1 - Barrack 3 Room "Unknown" (this may have been Barracks 11)
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12166945 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Leland F. Welch - Monroe County, NY - POW - Stalag 17B
Leland F. Welch - born 30 Nov 1913, NY - died 05 Apr 1980 - Age 66
Enlistment: 25 Sep 1942, Rochester, NY - Residence: Monroe County, NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mrs. Helen Baldwin (mother), Rural Free Delivery Number One, Canisteo, NY

US Census 28 Apr 1930
Address: Dansville Groveland, Sparta Town, Livingston Co., NY
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Mr. James L. Baldwin - Head - M-53 (48) born abt. 1877, NY
Mrs. Helen S. Baldwin - wife - F-38 (26) born abt. 1892, NY
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Buelah Leona Welch - Step-Daughter - F-22 born 10 Feb 1908, NY
James H. Welch - Step-Son - M-19 born abt. 1911, NY
Leland F. Welch - Step-Son - M-16 born 30 Nov 1913, NY
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info: FamilySearch


Welch, James - 25 Jun 1910 - .. Sep 1978 - Age 68 - Rochester, Monroe, NY - Rochester, Monroe, NY - SSN issued New York 076-09-6688
Welch, Leland - 30 Nov 1913 - 05 Apr 1980 - Age 66 - Rochester, Monroe, NY - Dansville, Livingston, NY - SSN issued New York 076-09-6696
- info SSDI -
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17154817 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard E. Denny - Bena, Cass County, MN - EVD
Richard Emerson Denny - born 6 Aug 1923, Owatonna, MN - died 13 Jul 2008 - Age 84
Son of Mr. Guynel Emerson Denny and Mrs. Alicia Helen Denny ( née Naethe ), Bena, Minnesota

was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #42 on list(37) Kingma
E&E #2115 - FTR Apr 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages)
source: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556745
- see MIS-X reports
Enlistment: 30 Oct 1942, Fort Snelling, MN - Residence: Cass County, MN - Nativity: MN - Marital Status: Single
On his fake passport "Carte d'indentite" his new name was
Nom/Name: Jacques Pierre Louis Dupont, Celibataire/Single, Occupation: Magasinier/Warehouse keeper

Underground 'snapshot' - T/Sgt. Richard E. Denny         Underground 'snapshot' - T/Sgt. Clifton E. Hanley
T/Sgt. Richard E. Denny - Underground 'snapshot' - T/Sgt. Clifton E. Hanley -
images from Charlie P. Miller's WWII Album - 07 Jul 2012

Richard E. Denny Fake ID - Richard E. Denny aka Jacques Pierre Louis Dupont
Fake ID - Richard E. Denny aka Jacques Pierre Louis Dupont Fake ID - Richard E. Denny aka Jacques Pierre Louis Dupont
T/Sgt. - Richard Emerson Denny
Fake passport "Carte d'indentite" - Nom/Name: Jacques Pierre Louis Dupont
via Elaine (Barbara) Denny, daughter - 09 Sep 2009 - 04 Feb 2011

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Interview : 13 Sep 1944 - Returned to UK: 15 Sep 1944
Air Medal - 7 Missions - born 6 Aug 1923, Bena, MN - Occupation: Guide
Departure: B-17F - Attlebourough 8 Apr 07:45 - Crash: NE polder 14:30 - 8 Apr 1944
dispose of parachute, harness and mae west: Buried in mud
Pilot - 2nd Lt. R. Gecks - Last seen 12 Jul 1944
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. F. Deason - Last seen 6 Jul 1944
Radio-Operator - T/Sgt. C. Hanley - Last seen 6 Jun 1944

Stayed at Mr. DAISY [DESIRE] AUGER , Slins, Belgium - stayed here 2 months
- info 13 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #2115 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -
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37351998 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Clifton E. Hanley - Pueblo County, CA - EVD
Clifton Evans Hanley - born 12 Dec 1921, Fargo, Ellis County, OK - died 7 Jun 1997, Winter Park, Orange Co., FL - Age 75
Husband of Mrs. Margaret ?H? Hanley (wife), 1667 6th Street, Dodge City, Kansas

was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #43 on list(37) Kingma
E&E #1977- T/Sgt. Clifton E. Hanley - FTR Apr 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (7 pages)
source: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556607
Enlistment: T/Sgt. - 19 Feb 1946, Long Beach, CA - Residence: Pueblo County, CO - Nativity: OK - Marital Status: Married
2nd Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
2nd marriage: 10 Nov 1955 - Mr. Clifton E. Hanley to Ms. Della Mae Jordan
- 1st enlistment record not found at AAD-archives -

Clifton E. Hanley Clifton E. Hanley Clifton E. Hanley
T/Sgt. - Clifton 'Cliff' Evans Hanley
Fake ID - Hanley - aka - Joseph Bastin Fake ID - Hanley - aka - Joseph Bastin
Fake ID - Clifton 'Cliff' Evans Hanley - aka - Joseph Jean Louis Bastin
images via Debra Hanley, daughter - 10 Oct 2010 -

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
7 missions - Air Medal - Occupation: Grocery Clerk - address: 1706 E 8th Street, Pueblo, CO
departure: B-17 - Eccles Road - 8 Apr 10:30 - crash: in reclaimed land near Zuiderzee, 8 Apr 14:30
dispose of parachute, harness and mae west: Buried in mud
All paper and equipment destroyed ? - plane crashed and burned

H E L P E R S
PETER VAN DEN HURK, Ceintuurbaan 27, Meppel, Holland
Medal of Freedom with Gold Palm - Peter van den Hurk, Meppel - Den Haag 4 Sep 1946

ALBERT BEKKERIE [BAKKERIJ], Maastricht Brood Fabriek [Maastrichtsche Broodfabriek], Maastricht, Holland
Bekkerie = Bakkerij = Bakery . . . . Bekkerie is not a surname

THOMAS BALTUS, 1381 Thier, Prayon, Belgium, Province of Liège

Dogtags S. L. Burney RCAF J-8785 - given to T/Sgt. Clifton E. Hanley - approx. 10 Apr 1944
- info 11 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #1977 -
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556607

O B I T U A R T Y - Orlando Sentinel - 12 Jun 1997
Clifton E. Hanley, 75, Timber Drive, Winter Park, died Saturday, June 7.
Mr. Hanley was a retired postal worker. Born in Fargo, Okla., he moved to Central Florida in 1977
He was Protestant. Mr. Hanley was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran
Survivors: wife, Della M.; sons, Greg, Winter Park, Doug Addison, Scottsdale, Ariz.;
daughters, Debra, Winter Park, Michelle Horn, Sanford, Carolyn Weaver, Jacksonville,
Janice Engle (step-daughter), Concordia, Kan.; sister, Nora Elliott, Chico, Calif.;
10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Banfield Funeral Home, Winter Springs.
- Discrepancy - birth place - Blackwell, OK (FamilySearch) - Fargo, OK (obituary) -

O B I T U A R T Y - Orlando Sentinel - 15 Oct 2004
Della Mae Hanley, 78, Winter Park, died Thursday 14 Oct 2004 - Banfield Funeral Home, Winter Springs
Della Mae Hanley, b. 03 Feb 1926 - d. 14 Oct 2004 - Age 78 - 32792 Winter Park, Orange, FL - info SSDI
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36584996 - S/Sgt. - Asst. RO. / Ball Turret Gunner - Leon H. Rademacher - MI - POW - Stalag 17B - Barrack 32B
Leon H. Rademacher - born 4 Feb 1924 - died Mar 1987 - Age 63
Son of Mrs. Agnes Rademacher (mother), 28340 Mineral Spr./Waltz Rd., Waltz, Michigan
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
- Enlistment record not found at AAD-archives -
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32739849 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Peter E. Miskinis - Montgomery County, NY - EVD
Peter E. Miskinis - born 17 Feb 1923 - died 24 Apr 2006 - Age 83
Enlistment: 02 Jan 1943, Albany, NY - Residence: Montgomery County, NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Husband of Mrs. Jane A. Miskinis (wife), 32½ Jay Street, Amsterdam, New York
"In dienst van hun naaste ..." - page 267-268 - Miskinis bailed out above Germany and captured !!!
this is not true ....... one of the many 'errors' in this book

Miskinis bailed out near Urk - Noordoostpolder and was an EVADER !!!!! - info PATS
E&E #3061 - Escape and Evasion Report - (7 pages)
source: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5557593

S/Sgt. Peter Edward Miskinis - clip E-E report
S/Sgt. Peter Edward Miskinis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Clip - E&E #3061 report - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- left image via Pieter Hoekstra -

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
IS9WEA/1/432 - Appendix "C" - 32739849 - S/Sgt. Peter Edward Miskinis
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A. On 8 Apr 1944 I was brought to Mrs. and Mr. Piet Brouwer in Urk, Holland (Grocery Store Owners)
Board and lodging 8-18 Apr 1944. Cigarettes and one suit of clothes

B. I was then moved to the house of Mr. and Mrs. H. de Koning (Milkman), Oud-Heinstraat 40, Zaandijk, N-Holland
18 Apr 44 - 14 May 1945. Board and lodging, two suits of clothes, one pair of shoes, cigarettes, and books to read.

I was treated very well by both parties named above
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- info 16 May 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #3061 -

Lub Hoekman - Peter Miskinis @ Pieter Hakvoort residence ( Flux )
Lub Hoekman and Peter Miskinis at the Hakvoort residence Wijk I-20 - Urk - Apr 1944
- image via Pieter Hoekstra -

Peter Miskinis with Pieter & Aaltje Hakvoort
Peter Miskinis with Pieter & Aaltje Hakvoort - Apr 1944
image via nopinoorlogstijd.nl - 06 May 2015

Pieter Hakvoort, born 1 May 1886, was member of the Urk underground
Many English and American Airman were given shelter in his house before transported to Enkhuizen
from here they went to other addresses in North-Holland
Pieter was arrested 29 May 1944, via Camp Amersfoort transported to Camp Neuegamme, Germany
were he died 22 Dec 1944 - Age 56 - due the poor treatment in the months before
After the war he was reinterred at the General Cemetery in Urk

Peter Miskinis, injured leg, was ending up in Zaandijk (Prov. of North-Holland) till Liberation 1945
Peter did have Lithuanian roots, while his wife Jean Alice did have Polish ancestors
- info Mrs. Jean A. Miskinis - 19 Oct 2007
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33060255 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Armorer / Left Waist Gunner - Howard F. Jones - Baltimore City County, MD - POW - Stalag 17B - 32B
Howard F. Jones - born 27 Jul 1917, MD - died 15 Mar 2004 - Age 86
Enlistment: 12 May 1941, Baltimore, MD - Residence: Baltimore City, MD - Nativity: MD - Marital Status: Single
Husband of Mrs. Louise N. Jones (wife), 3205 Clarence Ave, Baltimore, Maryland
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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32852598 - S/Sgt. - Armorer / Tail Turret Gunner - Sam A. Polito - Schenectady County, NY - POW - Stalag 17B - 32B
Sam A. Polito - born 10 Jul 1924, NY - died 18 Jan 1999, Albany, NY - Age 74
Enlistment: 12 Mar 1943, Albany, NY - Residence: Schenectady County, NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Son of Salvatore Polito (father) and Mrs. Benedicto Polito (mother), 328 Schenectady St., Schenectady City, NY - US Census 8 Apr 1930 -
Sibling: Carmelena Polito (sister) (F-7-abt 1923)
Mr. Joseph Bruno (godfather), 414 Hulett Street, Schenectady, New York
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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-------- info MACR #3651, KU 1383 + FamilySearch + AAD archive -----------

See also here at the site of Comete Line - the 'underground' in Belgium - Russell H. Gecks - was in Camp Beffe
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org

32132179 - O-?????? - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Raul R. Gregrow - Onondaga County, NY -
Paul R. Gregrow - born: 5 May 1918 - died: 12 Feb 1985 - Age 66

covers - 'As Life Unfolds' -
'A Soldier Looks at Spiritual Warfare'
Richard Emerson Denny Sr. did write "As Life Unfolds" - describes his WWII time -
The 2nd book "A Soldier Looks at Spiritual Warfare" is about all his experience
after the loss of his first born son Richard "Rick" Emerson Denny Jr. - Age 21 -
Province Tay Ninh, Vietnam - 29 Jan 1968 -

T/Sgt. Denny was Top Turret Gunner !!!!
According to TT Denny - 4 EVD and 6 POW
He was together with the Pilot, Co-Pilot, Radio Operator as EVD's
Miskinis was with the Dutch near Zaandijk - NO POW !!! - info : Mrs. Jean A. Miskinis
So there are 5 EVD's !!! and 5 POW !!!

Denny, Deason, Hanley and Gecks - at castle near Maastricht
l to r - Denny, Deason, Hanley and Gecks
Photo taken - 1944 - in castle near Maastricht
- info Dick Denny - page 34 - "As Life Unfolds" -

14th century castle - residence of Albert and Marie Bekker - who runs a bakery
Two toddlers are Roger Bekker and likely ?Janine? or ?Noelle? Bekker - info by PATS - 27 Feb 2012
source - newsclip via Mary Nell Sergent (sister) née Deason - 25 Feb 2012
see also Deason section above and image below

Deason, Denny, Roger Bekker, Hanley and Gecks - 1944
Deason, Denny, Roger Bekker, Hanley and Gecks - 1944
"The Yuma Daily Sun" - courtesy Frank Deason
via Mary Nell Sergent (sister) née Deason - 25 Feb 2012

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Posted message from Randy Waldman - 11/22/2003 - 10:12:40 PM -
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My father, Lloyd Waldman, was a Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - 568th BS -
in the spring of 1945. His pilot was Paul R. Gregrow
Anyone having any further information about the other crew member names
would be greatly appreciated
My father is residing in a VA facility in Norfolk, NE
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Lloyd R. WALDMAN - Age 82 - Birth Date: 31 Mar 1922 , Platte Center, NE
Retired, Mechanic Welder, Veteran, World War II - Death Date: 13 Feb 2005, Lincoln, NE
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This message from Randy tells me for 100%
Pilot Paul R. Gregrow was not on the crew of Gecks - 8th April 1944 -
Also checked the 390th BG site: 20 Missions for "Crew 05: Gregrow, Paul R"
First was Mission 268, Datteln, GE, 7th of March 1945
Last was Mission CH3, 3rd of May, Vogelenzang, Holland
CH = "Chow Hound" - Food droppings above Holland

------------ Crew members Pilot Gregrow --- aka Crew 05 -----
390th BG / 568th Bomber Squadron - 3rd Air Division - Framlingham, UK
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32132179 - Pilot - Paul R. Gregrow - 20 Missions - Mission #268 --> #300, CH2 and CH3
Co-Pilot - Ralph Holman - only on 1st mission #268 -
12099741 - Co-Pilot - Jerome J. Goler - 19 Missions -
37406022 - Navigator - Edward G. Jerrald - 20 Missions -
Bombardier / Togglier - Philip J. Carey - 19 Missions -
Bombardier / Togglier - Joseph F. Glenson - only on 20th mission CH3 -
Radio Operator - Frederic P. Lucas - 20 Missions -
Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lloyd R. Waldman - 20 Missions -
Ball Turret Gunner - Richard E. Scott - 20 Missions -
17114190 - Waist Gunner - Virgil A. Trewick - 20 Missions -
Tail Turret Gunner - Arthur G. Plattie - 20 Missions -
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Mission #268 ---> #300 - Operational Missions over Germany
The CH2 and CH3 Missions - Food Droppings over Holland - code "CHOW HOUND"
------ reference - www.390th.org - ----------

SGLO - T3568

B-17G - #42-39856 - 08 Apr 1944 - NOORDOOSTPOLDER - KAVEL M-44 - CREW 10

16060026 - O-808982 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Russell Herbert Gecks - Kent County, MI - EVD O-689306 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Frank Maurice Deason - Bexar County, TX - EVD 19081534 - O-744934 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Peter V. Lovero - Orange County, CA - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - North 1 12166945 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Leland F. Welch - Monroe County, NY - POW - Stalag 17B 17154817 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard E. Denny - Bena, Cass County, MN - EVD
37351998 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Clifton E. Hanley - Pueblo County, CA - EVD 36584996 - S/Sgt. - Asst. RO. / Ball Turret Gunner - Leon H. Rademacher - MI - POW - Stalag 17B - Barrack 32B 32739849 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Peter E. Miskinis - Montgomery County, NY - EVD 33060255 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Armorer / Left Waist Gunner - Howard F. Jones - Baltimore City County, MD - POW - Stalag 17B - Barrack 32B 32852598 - S/Sgt. - Armorer / Tail Turret Gunner - Sam A. Polito - Schenectady County, NY - POW - Stalag 17B - Barrack 32B

- 5 POW - 5 EVD -

GECKS - DEASON - LOVERO - WELCH - DENNY
HANLEY - RADEMACHER - MISKINIS - JONES - POLITO

Spoke with Denny

Contact Miskinis is pending - 19 Oct 2007
Contact Cramer is pending - 21 Oct 2007
Contact Denny is pending - 22 Oct 2007
Contact Gregrow is pending - 22 Oct 2007
Contact Deason is pending - 22 Sep 2010 - 25 Feb 2012 - 18 Mar 2017
Contact Hanley is pending - 01 Oct 2010
Contact Welch is pending - 01 Jun 2015

Last update - 21 Mar 2017 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - near camp 'Zwartemeer' - Kavel T-111

3 mi SWW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3618

P-51B-5-NA - #43-7006 - A9*H - 2nd Lt. J. E. Barlow - 5 km SSW of Vollenhove - ~ 18:40
363rd FG - 380th FS - 9th AF - 23 Apr 1944 - MACR #4754
1 POW



Point of departure: USAAF Station 413 - Course 270
Type of mission: Fighter sweep
Weather: Solid overcast at 8000 ft. except narrow strip from Jade to Zuiderzee

MACR #4754 - page 11 - SE and A9*H
KUJ 881 - gives SE and A9*H
SE is not correct ....it's SW of Vollenhove
plane came down near camp 'Zwartemeer', Noordoostpolder - ( info: 'Paradijs in Oorlogstijd?' - page 152 )
other sources do give A9*N but this must be A9-H ( see KUJ 881 )


Clip - Police report
Clip - police report - Kavel T-111 - 23 Apr 1944
Exact crash location is Kavel T-111 (5 km SSW of Vollenhove) - 14 Jul 2013 - PATS
Discrepancy ... "Tweemotorig" / Twin-engine ... It's of course a single-engine - 16 Jul 2013 - PATS

Kavel T-111 - Ramspol area - 1947
Kavel T-111 - Ramspol area - 1947
Kavel T-111 is 4 mi ENE (6.5 km) from Ramspol - 15 Jul 2013 - PATS

.... American pilot D. Barlowe ( must be J. E. Barlow ) .... Spring 1944 .... came down near camp 'Zwartemeer'
he was picked up by Mr. C. Van Wijngaarden, housekeeper of the camp. After it became dark
he was brought to the district-office "Ramspol" ( 2.3 mi WSW of camp "Zwartemeer" )
Mr. D. Kuiper, who had a phone connection, made in cooperation with his neighbour MD A. K. Iwema
an urgent call about a very sick person to the hospital in Vollenhove ( so-called "Ziekenbarak" )
Here they ( read as the Underground) understood that a plane was crashed
Later that night, an ambulance brought the American (Barlow) safely to the hospital in Vollenhove .....

- info: page 152 - 'Paradijs in Oorlogstijd?' - 1986 - by Dr. C. C. Baalen -
was with Underground of Vollenhove - #31 on list(37) Kingma - sheltered in Vollenhove (van Kluyve)

2nd Lt. J. E. Barlow  - helped by Dirk Kuiper, Ramspol
2nd Lt. J. E. Barlow - helped by Dirk Kuiper, Ramspol

Sep 43 - Two American Waist Gunners - U.S.A. - 08 Oct 1943 - Elton F. Kevil and Theodore J. Sysol
Apr 44 - Figther Pilot Barlo - U.S.A. - 23 Apr 1944 - James E. Barlow
Jul 44 - William Owen - Waist Gunner - U.S.A. - 29 Jun 1944 - William Franklin Owens Jr.
Sep 43 - Polish Fighter Pilot Stankiewicz - R.A.F. - 13 Oct 1944 - Kazimierz Stankiewicz
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - Dirk Kuiper, Vollenhove, 14 Jan 1946
Some small discrepancy in names and time - 25 Jun 2014 - PATS

"Ramspol" - RAF aerial photo #3085 - 02 Nov 1944
'Ramspol' - RAF aerial photo #3085 - 02 Nov 1944 - 'Ramspol' left under
'Ramspol' - workshop and district-office
'Ramspol' - workshop and district-office

S T A T E M E N T - K A M M E R L O H R
Statement - 1st Lt. Morton A. Kammerlohr
Map - Pilot was last heard from in this area
P I L O T   W A S   L A S T   H E A R D   F R O M   I N   T H I S   A R E A
Barlow's P-51 Mustang crashed SSW of Vollenhove, W of Meppel -
His coolant was hit by flak while en-route home - Last contact within Oosterwolde area
Crash location is 30 mi SW of Oosterwolde, Fr. area - info PATS
There is no Aerodrome/Airdrome at Oosterwolde !!!
Likely Aerodrome Norg (Peest) - info PATS - 05 Mar 2016

Fliegerhorst Norg on German Map
Fliegerhorst Norg on German Map
source: defensie.nl

39302968 - O-748519 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - James E. Barlow - Benton Co., OR - POW - Stalag Luft 3
James E. Barlow - born: 4 Jan 1918, Portland, Oregon - died: 30 Oct 1988, Huachuca City, Cochise, AZ - Age 70
Enlistment: 24 Jun 1941, Portland, OR - Residence: Benton Co., OR - Nativity: Oregon - Martial Status: Single
POW #5165 - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

2nd Lt. James E. Barlow near aircraft 2nd Lt. James E. Barlow - POW #5165 - Stalag Luft 3, Sagan - 29 May 1944
left image - 2nd Lt. James E. Barlow near aircraft
right image - 2nd Lt. James E. Barlow - POW #5165 - Stalag Luft 3, Sagan - 29 May 1944
images via James E. Barlow Jr. (son) - 22 Jun 2012 - 22 Jul 2012

Mr. Edward A. Barlow (father) (Head-45 abt.1885, OH) and
Mrs. Irene M. Barlow (mother) (Wife-36 abt. 1894, WI) née McDonald
No siblings in US Census 4 Apr 1930 - Address: 8924 57 Ave, Portland City - Multnomah Co., Oregon
Same address also Mr. Alva James Barlow (grandfather-81 abt. 1849, OH)
Mrs. Nancy Anne Barlow (grandmother-79 abt. 1851, OH) née Phillbrook
- additional info via rootsweb.com - Susan Barlow Holmes - 23 Sep 2010 -

Groep André - James E. Barlow - via Kuysten, Sprang, N-Brabant
Groep André - James E. Barlow - via Kuysten, Sprang
- via Ronald Vernes - 26 Aug 2010 -

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Report 13 May 1944 - 17:50 - Hq of Airfield E(v) 207/XI, Gilze-Rijen
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Taken POW, by the Field-Police of Breda, in Zundert, NL
near the boundary of Belgium on 12 May 1944 at 10:30
He was descented by parachute already on 23 April 1944
He refuses comment on his whereabouts till yesterday
Last address before were: 707 S 6th Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
-------- end report ---------

He was last contacted by radio by O-748787 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. Charles R. Reddig
and O-748668 - Flight Commander - 1st Lt. Morton A. Kammerlohr
They where on a rhubarb mission to the Bremen - Oldenburg area
USAAF Station 413 - RAF Staplehurst was a World War II airfield in England
located near the town of Staplehurst, south of Maidstone, Kent, UK
During the war the USAAF Ninth Air Force 363d Fighter Group
was stationed there with North American P-51 Mustang Fighters

LTC, US AIR FORCE - Morton A. Kammerlohr - born 01 Oct 1921 - died 22 Oct 1996, Cassville, Barry Co., MO - Age 75

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Here is a brief time-line of Dad's "European Vacation" as he wrote it
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shot Down - "Kaput" / April 23, 1944
Vollenhove near Meppel / April 23 to April 30
Vollenhove - Zwolle - Amsterdam - Sprang Capelle / April 30 to May 11
Breda - Tilburg / May 11 to May 13
Captured Breda ( Zundert ) / May 12 ( he had May 13 - The Stalag Luft III has May 11 ), 1944
Amsterdam / May 13 to May 20
Dulag Luft, Oberursel (North of Frankfurt am Main) Germany / May 20 to May 23
Stalag Luft III West Compound, Sagan Germany / May 29, 1944 to Jan 28, 1945
Forced March / Jan 28 to Feb 6
Stalag Luft VII A, Mooseburg Germany / Feb 6 to April 30
Liberated by Gen. Patton's 3rd Army, 14th Armoured Division / April 30, 1945
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info James E. Barlow Jr. (son) - 22 Jul 2012

German Prisoner of War Interrogation Centre, Dulag Luft, Oberursel
aka - Auswertestelle West

Note left by underground Vollenhove
Note left by underground Vollenhove
source: van Kluyve - via Evert van der Linde

According letters of Mr. H. J. Meijerink, Zwolle (06 Jan 1947) and Mr. R. de Jong, Amsterdam (27 Jun 1946)
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Stayed in Vollenhove for one week with Mr. van Kluyve, Kerkstraat 139, Vollenhove
2nd Lt. James E. Barlow went by boat from Vollenhove to Zwolle with Mr. van Kluyve
Here they met Mr. H. J. Meijerink (his name in war-time was "van de(r)(n) Heuvel")
By train from Zwolle to Utrecht with "Frits", towards Amsterdam guided by Dutch girl
Stayed with Mr. R. de Jong, Marowijnestraat 8'' (8-II), Amsterdam-West
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info of letters - via James E. Barlow Jr. (son) - 22 Jul 2012
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H. J. Meijerink
Hermannes Johannes Meijerink (28 Jan 1927 - 13 Sep 1986 - Age 59)
His contact address (06 Jan 1947) and in the war: Hotel de Unie, Veemarkt 24, Zwolle
Post-war address: Koestraat 36, Zwolle
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Notary - Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - Oct 1945 MoF Award - Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve
Notary - Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MoF Award . . . . . . . . . . . .
photo via Joke van Kluyve (daughter) - 20 Mar 2014
Award source: National Archives, College Park, MD, United States - 07 Feb 2014

Van KLUYVE, Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve
born 24 Apr 1904, Dinxperlo - died 26 Dec 1969, Dordrecht - Age 65
Awards: KV

Kruis van Verdienste - K.B. no. 17 of 05 Dec 1952
Civilian

Heeft zich in verband met vijandelijke actie door moedig en
beleidvol optreden onderscheiden en daarmede het belang van het Koninkrijk
gediend bij het verlenen van hulp aan en het vervoeren van een groot aantal
leden van geallieerde vliegtuigbemanningen, die in de zomer van 1944 in de
NOORD-OOSTPOLDER dan wel elders in het Noorden des lands tengevolge van de
oorlogshandelingen waren gedwongen per valscherm te landen.
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1952 - 'Kruis van Verdienste' - aka - 'Verzetskruis' - Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - by Prince Bernard zur Lippe Biesterfeld
1952 - 'Kruis van Verdienste' - aka - 'Verzetskruis' - Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve
- awarded by Prince Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld -
photo via Anneke van Kluyve (daughter) - 28 May 2015

Confiscated - Watch Nr. 42-6884 - 20 May 1944, Auswertestelle West, Oberursel
2nd Lt. Barlow, J. E. - Confiscated - Watch Nr. 42-6884
Auswertestelle West, 20 May 1944 - Oberursel

2nd Lt. James E. Barlow - Personalkarte I - POW #5165 - Oflag Luft 3
2nd Lt. James E. Barlow - Personalkarte I - POW #5165 - Oflag Luft 3
images via James E. Barlow Jr. (son) - 22 Jul 2012

Metal Note Case with POW ID #5165 - Kgflg.d.Lw. 3
Metal Note Case with POW ID #5165 - Kgflg.d.Lw. 3
Baracke: 167 - Raum: 12 - (West Compound)
image via James E. Barlow Jr. (son) - 24 Jul 2012
"Kgflg. d. Lw. 3" is the abbreviation of Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe 3,
or Air Force Prisoner of War Camp 3, a.k.a. Stalag Luft III - (Stammlager Luft III, or POW Camp for Airmen #3)


Memorial - James E. Barlow - Marjorie E. Barlow
Memorial - James E. Barlow - Marjorie E. Barlow
- via Wendy Millard - Findagrave - 03 Mar 2013 -

- The Biography of a Rabbit - by Roy Benson Jr.
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32138780 - O-804989 - 2nd Lt. Roy (Bunny) Benson Jr., NY was also on that flight and did remember this:
" ..... We had another pilot, James Barlow from Klamath Falls, Oregon, who during training was
always on the radio singing on the radio "here I sit, fat, dumb and happy".
He was shot down on one of our early missions and we heard him call on his radio
"So long guys here goes fat, dumb, and happy bailing out".
We were beginning to lose pilots now and were getting replacements from the States ........... "


17 days later - 11 May 1944 - Roy Benson was shot down on a mission to France, P-51 - 43-6950 - MACR #4752
he was lucky to bail out - 23000 ft - his Mustang got on fire after a hit of a ME-109
Came down in the France/Belgium/Luxemburg area but was taken POW directly and brougt to Metz, France
after that he was transfered to Stalag Luft 3, Sagan. So was Barlow at the same time

" ............ Just recently I read the book The Interrogator by Haus Scharff and realized that he was
the one who interrogated me. He moved to the United States after the war and lived in California
The third and last time I was taken in for interrogation Bruce was in the room when I was brought in
We just looked at each other and tried to show no sign of recognition
He didn't say anything and shortly another door opened and in came
"Here I sit, fat, dumb and happy" Barlow who had been shot down a month previously
We still tried to show no sign of recognition and finally the interrogator said:
"go ahead and say hello to each other for we know already you were flying together
We shook hands and smiled at each other. After eleven days of solitary confinement we would have
liked to talk, but didn't. After those eleven days we were desperate to talk to someone besides
the interrogator! He asked no more questions and we were taken back to our rooms
Barlow was not in the same prison camp that I was and I believe that was the last time I saw him
I learned later that after he returned to the States he stayed in the service
and rose to the rank of Major before I lost track of him ........... "

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" .. text ... " is from - The Biography of a Rabbit - by Roy Benson Jr. -

32138780 - O-804989 - 2nd Lt. Roy 'Bunny' Benson Jr. - Ontario Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 3
Roy Garfield Benson Jr. - born: 23 Jul 1917, NY - died: 25 Aug 1990 ( 25 Sep 1990 on SSDI !!! ) - Age 73
Enlistment: 15 Apr 1942, Rochester, NY - Residence: Ontario Co., NY - Nativity: New York - Martial Status: Single
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

SGLO - T3618

P-51B-5-NA - #43-7006 - A9*H - 23 Apr 1944 - Kavel T-111 - CREW 1

39302968 - O-748519 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - James E. Barlow - Benton Co., OR - POW - Stalag Luft 3

- 1 POW -

BARLOW


Contact Barlow is pending - 21 Jun 2012 - PATS
Contact Kuiper is pending - 08 May 2014 - PATS

Last update - 06 Mar 2016 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - Uiterdijkenweg - Kavel R-21

5 mi NNW of Vollenhove



SGLO - T3490

P-51B-1-NA - #43-12264 "Sweet Suzanne" GQ-D - 2nd Lt. H. B. White
5 km NW of Blokzijl - ~ 11:15
354th FG - 355th FS - 9th AF - 3 Mar 1944 - MACR #2919
1 POW



355th Fighter Group
355th FG - THE STEEPLE MORDEN STRAFERS

355th FG - 'The Steeple Morden Strafers' 355th FG - callsign 'Haywood' 9th-air-force-patch
354th FG - - - - - - - 355th FS - - - - - 9th Air Force

Point of departure: 10:00am - AAF Station 150, Boxted, Essex, UK - Course 270
Type of mission: Penetration Support - heading Berlin
Weather: 5/10 to 10/10 cirro cumulus tops 29000 ft. visibility excellent, except in clouds

Horace B. White
Insignia: GOOJ
found also GQ-D and WD-?
Lt. White made a Mustang drawing - while with fam. Otten, Erp - with GQ-D
Coevorden is also showing up in some books - it's near Blokzijl - 17 Jun 2009 - PATS
#43-12264 - original 4th FG - 335 FS WD-? - went as GQ-D to 354th FG 9th AF USA -
- source www.littlefriends.co.uk -

Horace B. White - Mayday - statement- 1st  Lt. James B. Dalglish
Statement O-886127 - 1st Lt. James B. Dalglish, Air Corps - flying 'Red 5' to Flossmore -
Lt. White did not bail out, he made a crash landing !!! - info PATS
info crash-landing, etc, ... 'Pyama-house' - pages 93-95

Horace B. White - modified Map Northern Holland
Map Northern Holland - modified -

Horace B. White - ID by Underground - Friesland Horace B. White at collage Horace B. White at collage
2nd Lt. Horace B. White
- ID snaps by Underground Friesland -
- Helpers: Zijlstra, Tiny Mulder, H. van Cleeff, W. van der Heyde, fam. Otten, C. van Laanen - info at collage (updated) -
2-3-'43-Coevorden is wrong - it's 3-3-'43-Blokzijl - 17 Jun 2009 - PATS

14102028 - O-744813 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Horace 'Hal' Bedford White - Memphis, TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1
2nd Lt. Horace Bedford White Jr. born 8 Mar 1923, Texas - died 26 Sep 2000, California - Age 77
Son of Mr. Horace B. White Sr. and Mrs. Ruth Mae White, Memphis City, Shelby County, Tennessee
Enlistment: 1 Apr 1942, Memphis, TN, USA - Occupation: Aeronautical Engineer
info: AAD archives and US census 2 April 1930

"...... 11:05 - Engine failure over Emden, Germany - tried to reach England, but crash landed near Blokzijl
Hid in haystack, next day contact with Group Vollenhove [Weijs, Kingma] and heading North towards Leeuwarden
stayed for 14 weeks with the underground in Friesland
later by train via Amsterdam to the province of North-Brabant - stayed with fam. Otten, Erp (24-26 Jun 1944) ......"

- write-up 2nd Lt. Horace B. White - guestbook fam. Otten -

via G. Weijs, Verlaat, Blokzijl to Marten Kingma, Voorpoort A 22 g, Vollenhove
next day he was passed to Jilles Zylstra, Drachten
was transfered via Vollenhove - #03 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
- info from 'Kingma' helper file - "National Archives" - received 23 Mar 2011 -

Horace B. White - ID by Underground - North-Brabant
2nd Lt. Horace B. White
- ID snap by Underground North-Brabant - Piet Felix
- Source 'ID': StrolZaand, De Ketsheuvel van Vroeger, Jaargang 10, Sep 1995, nr. 4, page 19 -

Captured afterwards by Gestapo in Antwerp, Belgium
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 - liberated 1 May 1945 - 1 Jun 1945 back in USA

- info: 'Pyama-house' - pages 93-95 - AAD archives - US Census 2 April 1930 -

SGLO - T3490

P-51B-1-NA - #43-12264 - GQ-D - 3 Mar 1944 - 5 KM NW OF BLOKZIJL - Kavel R-21 - CREW 1

14102028 - O-744813 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Horace 'Hal' Bedford White - Memphis, TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1

- 1 POW -

WHITE


Last update - 25 Nov 2014 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - Kavel J-86

9 mi W of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3741

P-47D-20-RE - #42-76372 - OC-E - 1st Lt. W. C. O'Barr - near Isle of Schokland - 12:45
356th FG - 359th FS - 8th AF - 29 May 1944 - MACR #5201
1 POW



356th Fighter Group
356th FG - color sheme

356th FG 359th FG 8th-air-force-patch
356th FG - - - - - - - 359th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

Wm O'Barr (middle) With fellow pilots
William Connie O'Barr (middle) with fellow pilots
image courtesy Sharon O'Barr (daughter) - via Brian O'Barr (cousin) - 04 Jan 2014

In 1943, Martlesham Heath , Suffolk, UK became one of a group of grass-surfaced airfields earmarked
for use by fighters of the Eighth Air Force
The airfield was assigned USAAF designation Station 369

Point of Departure : 09:41AM - AAF F-369 - Course: 270
Type of Mission : Escort - Target: Anklam, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Last sighted - O-697215 - 2nd Lt. Robert P. Lubbers - 12:45 - location: Zuiderzee
see statement Pilot Lubbers

Statement - 2nd  Lt. Robert P. Lubbers - 29 May 44

O'Barr's Thunderbolt was leaking oil shortly they had made rendezvous with their assigned bombers
He called his wingman, Lt. Lubbers, and asked if he could see any oil leaking
Lt. Lubbers stated that he could see no oil
But coming back on th radio he stated that the oil pressure was fluctuating and dropping
They - ( Lt. O'Barr, Major White and Lt. Lubbers) - decided to fly back home - 60 mi SE of Hamburg
but near the NE-polder he was unable to continue his flight
Dropping to 6000 ft, rolled it over its back and bailed out safely
Lt. Lubbers saw him on the the ground, while his chute spilled

Map - IJsselmeer area - O'Barr seen on ground

O'Barr's Thunderbolt was leaking oil shortly they had made rendezvous with their assigned bombers
He called his wingman, Lt. Lubbers, and asked if he could see any oil leaking
Lt. Lubbers stated that he could see no oil
But coming back on th radio he stated that the oil pressure was fluctuating and dropping
They - ( Lt. O'Barr, Major White and Lt. Lubbers) - decided to fly back home - 60 mi SE of Hamburg
but near the NE-polder he was unable to continue his flight
Dropping to 6000 ft, rolled it over its back and bailed out safely
Lt. Lubbers saw him on the the ground, while his chute spilled

Map - IJsselmeer area - O'Barr seen on ground

18097107 - O-737217 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot - William Connie O'Barr - POW - Stalag Luft 1
was taken POW and transfered to Stalag Luft 1
see report - casualty No. J 1239 - also KU 559 A - 52.38 N , 5.47E - Schokland Isle

Clip - questionnaire de Feijter
Clip - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - de Feijter - 1946
info questionnaire W. G. de Feijer
Clip - questionnaire van Wijngaarden, Kamp Zwartemeer
Clip - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - van Wijngaarden, Zwartemeer 1946
info questionnaire H. T. van Wijngaarden, Kamp Zwartemeer
Clip - questionnaire de Wit, Kampen
Clip - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - de Wit, Kampen - 1946
info questionnaire L. H. J. de Wit

O'Barr was found by W. G. Feijter and given to H. T. van Wijngaarden from "Kamp Zwartemeer"
Via Ramspol, he was handed to L. H. J. de Wit from the Underground in Kampen
De Wit gave O'Barr to Knipmeijer or his organization thru German patrols

Clip - questionnaire A. J. Burger - 08 Mar 1946
Clip - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - A. J. Burger - 08 Mar 1946
Delivered by Arnoldus J. Burger, Garderen to G. J. van der Top, Stroe
Mr. W. C. O'Barr, 1434 E Diamondstreet, Phoenix, AZ
info Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - A. J. Burger - 08 Mar 1946 - via Wolter Noordman - 21 Jan 2017

Was with the Underground in the province of North-Brabant - #17 on list(36) 'Cor van der Hooft' and #52 on list(94) 'Groep André'
likely captured in Belgium - [ as most on this escape-line ]
On his USAAF - AFPPA-12 form - post-war casuality questionnaire his rank is: Captain

William Connie O'Barr - born: 29 Apr 1923, AZ - died: 13 Apr 2006, Moreno Valley, CA - Age 82
Enlistment: 25 Mar 1942 - Address 1945, Phoenix, Arizona
Doris Mae O'Barr (wife) née Heacock - born: 03 Apr 1922, CA - died: 30 Jan 2001, Moreno Valley, CA - Age 78
They had one daughter Sharon

1st Lt. William C. O'Barr - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - POW No. 5144
1st Lt. William C. O'Barr - POW No. 5144
Stalag Luft 1 - North 1, Barrack3, Room 15
- source: 85th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion -

William 'Bud' O'Barr - likely in this POW Camp photo - front row at the right
William 'Bud' O'Barr - likely in this POW Camp photo - front row at the right
image via Brian O'Barr (cousin) - 01 Jan 2014

1st Lt. William C. O'Barr - Uniform - 1945 1st Lt. William C. O'Barr - Cockpit - 1943
1945 - 1st Lt. William C. O'Barr - 1943
William and Doris O'Barr Colonel William C. O'Barr - 25 Nov 1968
William and Doris O'Barr . . . . . . . Col. William C. O'Barr - 25 Nov 1968
- source: 85th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion -

SGLO - T3741

P-47D-20-RE - #42-76372 - OC-E - 29 May 1944 - Kavel J-86 - CREW 1

18097107 - O-737217 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot - William Connie O'Barr - POW - Stalag Luft 1

- 1 POW -

O'BARR


Last update - 22 Jan 2017 - PATS



Akkrum - 3

26 mi NNW of Vollenhove

- 3 Commonwealth graves - 3 CAN -




SGLO - T2262

Halifax Mk.II - JB898 - EQ-Q - F/O. R. O. Blackhall - 00:52 - near Akkrum
408 Squadron - RCAF - 5th May 1943 - Operation Dortmund
3 KIA - 5 POW



Akkrum is the administrative centre and chief village
of the commune known as Utingeradeel
It is 12 mi South of Leeuwarden on the main road to Heerenveen
The cemetery is on the eastern outskirts of the village, on the road to Oldeboarn (Oldeboorn)
In the south-western part are the graves of 3 airmen - 2 Canadian - 1 American
No. of Identified Casualties: 3

Delivered by English Electric Co. (Salmesbury & Preston) between 31Mar 43 and 13Apr 43
JB898 was one of two No.408 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. See also HR658 EQ-V
Halifax Mk.II - JB898 - EQ-Q was airborne - 22:43 - 4th of May 1943 from Leeming, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Lothar Linke, IV./NJG 1) and crashed - 00:52 -
at Akkrum (Friesland), 17 km SSE of Leeuwarden, Holland.
Those killed are buried in Utingeradeel (Akkrum) General Cemetery

F/O. Blackhall was an American from Bremerton, Washington, USA - serving in the RCAF -
Sgt. Horn had been attached from 22 OTU

"By the way, I already investigated and F/O. Blackhall was a Canadian although
his father moved to Bremerton he was born in Vancouver
and I have the family details"

- info Steve Godfrey - 15 Oct 2007 -

K. E. Godfrey was interned in Camps 9C/L6/357, POW No. 42756
Sgt. C. L. Horn (promoted to WO2 during captivity), in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1138
and Sgt. G. I. Semper, POW No. 1158. Commissioned to the rank of F/O. during captivity
Escaped Apr 45 to Trelleborg on Swedish ship 'Lily Mathieson'
F/Sgt. C. B. Norton in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1154
P/O. F. H. Scythes in Camp L3, POW No. 1278

Crew Halifax Mk.II JB898 - EQ-Q - six members
Crew Halifax Mk.II JB898 EQ-Q - six members
Blackhall (P), Norton (N), Emmons (FE), Williams (RG), Godfrey (WOP), Semper (BA)
Williams (RG) not on 5th of May 1943 mission
image courtesy Peter Wilson Cunliff - via René Bosma - 22 Jul 2011

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - JB898 - EQ-Q - 5 May 1943 - Mission: Dortmund
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J/17313 - F/O. - Pilot - R. O. Blackhall - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA - Akkrum Cemetery - Grave K - 110

129339 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - F. H. Scythes - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L3, POW No. 1278

R/95595 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - C. B. Norton - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1154

1187129 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator - K. E. Godfrey - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/L6/357, POW No. 42756

R/52795 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - K. E. Emmons - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA - Akkrum Cemetery - Grave K - 112

146147 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - G. I. Semper - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1158

J/17692 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - A. J. Sutton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA - Akkrum Cemetery - Grave K - 111

R/119868 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - C. L. Horn - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1138
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - JB898 - EQ-Q - Blackhall
Loss Card - JB898 - EQ-Q - Blackhall - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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Gravemarker - F/O. - Robert Orin Blackhall - Akkrum Cemetery Gravemarker - Sgt. - Kenneth Edward Emmons - Akkrum Cemetery Gravemarker - P/O. - Albert James Sutton - Akkrum Cemetery
Robert Orin Blackhall - - - Kenneth Edward Emmons - - - Albert James Sutton
Akkrum General Cemetery - images via Wiebe H. de Vries

J/17313 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Orin Blackhall - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Vancouver, Canada - Row K - Grave 110 - Akkrum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649384
born 15 Apr 1920, Canada - died 5 May 1943, Akkrum, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Mr. William Percy Blackhall (father) and Mrs. Adelaide Elizabeth Blackhall (mother) née Waterbury
Siblings: William W. Blackhall (b.1917 - d.2007 - Age 90) and Virginia Blackhall ( b.1921 - d.2011 - Age 90)
William Percy Blackhall (father) - born 4 Sep 1880, Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada - died 1929, Canada - Age 49
Son of Mrs. Adelaide Elizabeth Waterbury McManus née Blackhall and stepson of Mr. Robert McManus, Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A

J/17313  - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Orin Blackhall - RCAF
F/O. - Robert Orin Blackhall
image via Jennifer Jorgensen (niece) - 04 Oct 2012

BLACKHALL, Robert Orin. F/Sgt., missing after air operations overseas
Mrs. A. E. McManus (mother), Vancouver - info Globe and Mail, 1943/06/12

Posting NETWORK54 forum by Jennifer Jorgensen - Crew of Halifax plane - June 29 2011, 4:38 AM
. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
My uncle. Robert Orin Blackhall, was the pilot of this plane.
I have pictures of some of the crew
Jennifer Jorgensen (niece)


UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

- Epigraph on Blackhall memorial -
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654999 - 129339 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - Frederick "Freddie" Hamilton Scythes - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L3, POW No. 1278
born 12 Jun 1915, Canada - died 12 Jun 1986 - Age 71
Mr. John Ardagh Scythes (father) born 12 May 1884 and Mrs. Armeda Scythes née Peacock (mother)
John Ardagh Scythes married Armeda Peacock - 01 Aug 1906, Toronto, ON
Siblings: Helen Scythes, John Bruce Scythes, Marion Scythes and Ruth Scythes
Freddie was a Canadian in RAF service
Actg. Cpls. - 14 Aug 1942 - 654999 - Frederick Hamilton Scythes (129339) - info London Gazette

SCYTHES, Frederick Hamilton. PO. R.A.F., missing after air operations overseas
Flight Officer M. Scythes W.A.A.F, (wife), London, England - info Globe and Mail, 1943/06/12

SCYTHES, Frederick Hamilton. PO. R.A.F., previously reported missing on active service overseas
now reported prisoner of war (Germany)
Flight Officer M. Scythes (wife), London W.14, England - info Globe and Mail, 1943/07/05

SCYTHES, Margaret (née Rutherford) (Wife) - Passed away peacefully
on 6 March 2009, at Extendicare, Hamilton, Ontario, in her 88th year
Beloved wife of the late Frederick Scythes (1986)
Margie herself was an Officer in the W.A.A.F. and served in the Air Ministry War Room in London for four years
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P/O. - Frederick 'Freddie' Hamilton Scythes with daughter Linda Scythes - abt. 1940/1941 P/O. - Co-Pilot - Frederick 'Freddie' Hamilton Scythes - likely POW photo - info by Linda
Feb 1943, England - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - Frederick 'Freddie' Hamilton Scythes Feb 1943, England - writing on back of photo
P/O. - Frederick "Freddie" Hamilton Scythes
images via Linda Sherlock (daughter) - 03 Oct 2012

Feb 1943, England - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - Frederick 'Freddie' Hamilton Scythes Freddie with his daughter Linda - abt. 1940/1941
P/O. - Frederick "Freddie" Hamilton Scythes . . . . . . . . . . . with Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

His silver cigarette case and his wing, which my son now has - Linda -
His silver cigarette case and his wing - which my son now has - Linda -
images via Linda Sherlock (daughter) - 07 Jan 2014

Frederick Hamilton Scythes was a member of the Caterpillar Club
an association of parachutists who have successfully used a parachute in a “genuine emergency descent”
He wrote to his wife regularly as a POW,
and followed the first postcard message below with a letter dated the same day.
In the latter he describes being shot down over enemy territory.
He appears to be taking everything in stride, and uses every opportunity
to assure his wife that he is fine.

- - - - - - May 14, 1943 - - - - - -

My Dearest Wife.
Look darling, this is not propaganda.
I am well and we are being fairly treated so don’t worry…hope we’ll be together soon.
Keep Jack posted and give him my best for all the others.
Harry Jay is here and fit.
You are allowed to send one clothing parcel (10 lbs) every three months and cigarettes
through British American Tobacco Co…frequently.
Please take care of yourself dear.
Love Frederick.

- - - - - - May 14, 1943 - - - - - -

Dearest.
Sorry [about the shortness of] my first letter.
I had so much to say and so little space to say it.
We were shot down in flames over Holland and I was able to get out at 15,000
with my chute on but holding the loose folds to my chest
as I had grabbed the ripcord…and it opened in the kite.
The Germans told me Sutton and Emmons were dead
while Semper, Norton, Horn (flesh wound on leg) and Godfrey (broken arm)
and myself were taken prisoner.
This will also confirm deaths of H. E. Davey and F/L. Cawan, pilot, RAF
reputedly of a Stirling crew….
We are allowed four letters and three postcards each month so almost all
will be to you to pass on news to the family….
Please keep your chin up and please don’t stop loving your old man.
Freddie.
Please send your photo.
- source letters legionmagazine.com -

H. E. Davey is likey F/O. W. E. Davey - Stirling Mk.I EF343 OJ-B - 5th May 1943 - info PATS
F/L. Cawan - not found in CWGC database - ??? Cowan ??? - info PATS
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Posting NETWORK54 forum by Linda Sherlock - F. H. Scythes - November 25 2011, 9:51 PM
. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frederick Hamilton Scythes was my father.
I have some informations about him and will look for pictures.
Linda Sherlock (daughter)
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R/95595 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Carl Borthwick Norton - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1154
Carl "Soggy" Borthwick Norton, born Mar 1917, Bancroft, ON - died Oct 1998 - Age 81
husband of Peggy Norton née Robinson (wife) - born 22 Feb 1923 - died 31 Jul 2007 - Age 84
- info Bethany United Cemetery - Ramsayville, ON -

NORTON, Carl Borthwick, F/Sgt., previously reported missing on active service overseas now reported prisoner of war (Germany)
Mr. W. H. Norton (father), 4 Pacific Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - info Globe and Mail, 1943/07/05
Son of Mr. William H. Norton (died 9 Oct 1953 - Age 60) and Mrs. Ruby A. Borthwick (died 4 Aug 1974 - Age 80)

Mr. William Howard Norton (father) and Ms. Ruby Alice Borthwick (mother) - married on Thursday, 16 Nov 1916, Carleton, Ontario
Sibling: Frank Norton (brother)

Are you related ? . . . . . . .
Yes, He was my uncle. My father Frank was his brother.
Brian Norton (nephew) - 21 Aug 2017

Newsclips - Soggy - 1943 - 1945
"Soggy" Norton Is Nazi Captive
source : The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Canada

The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Canada - Tuesday, May 29, 1945 - page 9
       'Soggy' Norton Arrives At Center Wearing Curious Dress and Beard
"Soggy" Norton Arrives At Center Wearing Curious Dress and Beard
WO. C. (Soggy) Norton of 95 Lees Avenue, Ottawa, Observer
and former member of the 1940 Dominion rugby football champion "Ottawa Rough Riders"
The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Canada - Tuesday, May 29, 1945 - page 9

Grave marker - Carl 'Soggy' Borthwick Norton - Bethany United Cemetery - Ramsayville, ON Grave marker - Peggy Norton née Robinson - Bethany United Cemetery - Ramsayville, ON
Grave markers - Carl "Soggy" Borthwick Norton and his adored wife Peggy Norton née Robinson
- Family plot - Bethany United Cemetery - Ramsayville, ON -
source images: Cliff Seibel - CanadianHeadstones.com - 16 Jan 2013

A look back at Ottawa East Athletes
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The history of Ottawa East sports would not be complete without including Carl "Soggy" Norton.
"Soggy" played football with Ottawa' Rough Riders and Tony Golab, an all-star with the Riders,
claimed that no one ever tackled him as hard as "Soggy".
Judge Ed Houston, a long-time friend, des-cribed ,"Soggy" as a truly remarkable strong person
but with a tender heart and more than just a passing, interest in his fellow man.
"Soggy" ended his career in Ottawa as an industrious and most efficient detective on the Ottawa Police Force'.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A History of Ottawa East - by Patsy Guzzo - Mainstreeter - Sep 1986
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1187129 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator - Kenneth Eric Godfrey - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/L6/357, POW No. 42756
- info Steve Godfrey (son) - 23 Feb 2011 -

F/Sgt. - Kenneth Eric Godfrey - photo 001 F/Sgt. - Kenneth Eric Godfrey - photo 002
F/Sgt. - Kenneth Eric Godfrey
- photos via Steve Godfrey (son) - 18 Jul 2012
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J/17692 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Albert James Sutton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Row K - Grave 111 - Akkrum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649386
Son of Harry and Matilda Sutton, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
born 25 Aug 1919, Canada - died 5 May 1943, Akkrum, The Netherlands - Age 23

Sgt. - Albert James Sutton
Sgt. - Albert James Sutton
- photo via SMAMF (c) - Douwe Drijver - 26 Sep 2012

SUTTON, Albert James, Sgt., missing after air operations overseas
Mr. Harry Sutton (father), 176 Erskine Avenue, Toronto - info Globe and Mail, 1943/06/12

Posting NETWORK54 forum by Ryan Jones - Halifax JB898 crew - September 27 2011, 8:20 PM
. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
My grandfather's brother was the radio operator Albert James Sutton
I have a few pictures, would be very interested in sharing
Ryan Jones (nephew)


SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS

- Epigraph on Sutton memorial -
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R/52795 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Kenneth Edward Emmons - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Newboro, Ontario, Canada - Row K - Grave 112 - Akkrum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649385
Son of James Edward Emmons and Laura Emmons, of Newboro, Ontario, Canada
born 17 Sep 1915, Canada - died 5 May 1943, Akkrum, The Netherlands - Age 27

Ken Emmons with Edith Noble Grandmother Amelia Foster Noble, Ken Emmons and Edith Noble Mom Laura Emmons, Ken and Eddie (aka Terry)
Sgt. Kenneth Edward Emmons
images via Laura (niece) - via SMAMF by Alexander Tuinhout - 07 Oct 2012

Saturday - 07 Nov 1942 - Kingston Whig Standard - Page 7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NEWBORO - 06 Nov 1942
Mrs. Lionel J. Williams has received word from her son, Ken Emmons in England,
stating that he has been promoted
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EMMONS, Kenneth Edward, Sgt., missing after air operations overseas
Mrs. K. E. Emmons (wife), 1203 Bloor Street West, Toronto - info Globe and Mail, 1943/06/12

Newboro War Memorial Newboro War Memorial - Kenneth Emmons
1914 - 1918 - - - - Newboro War Memorial - - - - 1939 - 1945 - - - - Sgt. Kenneth Edward Emmons
source waymarking.com - posted by model12

KENNETH EMMONS
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In honour and lasting memory of these men
who gave their lives in defense of their country
in World War I 1914-1918 and World War II 1939-1945
forever remembered they gave their tomorrow for our today
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commemorated on Newboro War Memorial, Newboro, Ontario
- . - . -


OUR LOVE WE SHARE
FOR YOUR TENDER SHARE
A GRATEFUL MOTHER

- Epigraph on Emmons memorial -
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658187 - 146147 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - George Irving Semper - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1158
born 3rd Qtr. 1911, district Hunslet - Son of Mr. Irving Semper and Mrs. Lily Semper née Garrs
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1907, district Holbeck - Irving Semper (father) and Lily Garrs (mother)
Siblings: Hubert Garrs Semper - 4th Qtr. 1908, Evelyn M. Semper - 2nd Qtr. 1913 and Edward W. Garrs - 4th Qtr. 1915
Sgt. - 19 Mar 1943 - 658187 - George Irving Semper (146147) - info London Gazette
Flg. Off. to Flt. Lt. - 19 Mar 1945 - George Irving Semper (146147) - info London Gazette

MI9-Report 3096 - F/Lt. George I. Semper - 408 Sqn Halifax JB898 - FTR Dortmund May 43 - escaped Lubeck Apr 45 to Sweden
while in Trelleborg, Sweden he met Mr. Johannes Hendrik "Henk" Dulfer (1912-1982), a Dutchman of Winterswijk
according Henk Dulfer, Semper was 33 years old in May 1945 - George Irving Semper- born 1911
On 9 May 1945 - Sgt. George Irving Semper was transfered to a camp near Malmö for repatriating

Sgt. George Irving Semper - at home in Leeds Sgt. George Irving Semper - in flying kit Sgt. George Irving Semper - in Sweden
Sgt. George Irving Semper - in Stalag Luft 3
658187 - 146147 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Sgt. George Irving Semper - photos
right: Sgt. Semper at home at Leeds - middle: With flying kit - right: Just before repatriated in Sweden
bottom : Sgt. Semper with fellow escapees in Stalag Luft 3 - back row 2nd from right -
images courtesy Peter Semper (son) - via Steve Godfrey - 08 Dec 2011
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R/119868 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Clarence Leslie "Les" Horn - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1138
born 06 Sep 1919, MB - died 05 Apr 1956, MB - Age 36 - buried at Virden cemetery, Manitoba
Enlistment: 28 Jul 1941 - posted overseas: 10 Jul 1942 - served until 05 Dec 1945
Son of Mr. Kitchingman Thomas Horn and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Horn, Virden, MB, Canada
Marriage (parents): 11 Dec 1893, Woodworth, Manitoba
Siblings: 5 brothers and 5 sisters

Leslie Horn with his parents
Leslie Horn with his parents
'Les' Horn on the farm - horse riding 'Les' Horn with his mom Sgt. 'Les' Horn - RCAF - via Myrtle Wooldridge (niece) - !!! photo is mirror of original !!!
R/119868 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Clarence Leslie 'Les' Horn - RCAF R/119868 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Clarence Leslie 'Les' Horn - RCAF R/119868 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Clarence Leslie 'Les' Horn - RCAF
Les - 1942 - England or Toronto, Canada - via Myrtle Wooldridge (niece) Les in Scotland on a buggy - via Myrtle Wooldridge (niece)
Sgt. Clarence Leslie 'Les' Horn"
photos(6) via Barry Horn (nephew) - 30 Sep 2012 - and Myrtle Wooldridge (niece) - 03 Oct 2012

Kitchingman "Kitch" Thomas Horn - Head - 17 Nov 1871, Saintfield, ON - 05 Jan 1959, MB - Age 87
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ann Horn née Turner - Wife - 04 Aug 1878, Tavistock, ON - 29 Aug 1973, MB - Age 95
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Roy Wilkinson Horn - Son - 17 Aug 1895, Woodworth, MB - 06 Sep 1955 - Age 60
Annie May Horn - Daughter - 27 Jul 1897, Virden, MB - 09 Aug 1973 - Age 76
Reidy "Reid" Henry Horn - Son - 07 Mar 1899, Wallace, MB - 09 Sep 1993 - Age 94
Gordon Edward Horn - Son - 13 Oct 1902, Wallace, MB - 11 May 1992 - Age 89
Lillie Irene Horn - Daughter - 19 Aug 1904, MB - 08 Jun 1956 - Age 52
Pearl Elizabeth Horn - Daughter - 04 Aug 1905, MB - 06 Oct 1916 - Age 11
Clifford John Horn - Son - 02 Mar 1908, MB - 04 Aug 1994 - Age 86
Mary Ethel Horn - Daughter - 27 Apr 1910, MB - 05 Jun 2003 - Age 93
James Thomas Horn - Son - 20 May 1916, MB - 10 Nov 1989 - Age 73
Clarence Leslie "Les" Horn - Son - 06 Sep 1919, MB - 05 Apr 1956 - Age 36
Dorothy Helen Horn - Daughter - 17 Jan 1925, MB - 06 Jul 1992 - Age 67
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info from Horn family book - via Barry Horn (nephew) - 27 Sep 2012

Kitchingman 'Kitch' Thomas Horn with his sons at family reunion
Kitchingman "Kitch" Thomas Horn with his sons at family reunion
via Barry Horn (nephew) - 07 Oct 2012

HORN, Clarence Leslie, Sgt., previously missing after air operations overseas now prisoner of war
Mr. K. T. Horn (father), Virden, Manitoba, Canada - info Globe and Mail, 1943/06/03

Luftpost of POW 1138 Stalag Luft 6 via Stalag Luft 3
Luftpost of POW 1138 Stalag Luft 6 via Stalag Luft 3
Luftpost of POW 1138 from Stalag Luft 6 Lager "K" via Stalag Luft 3 to Mrs. K. T. Horn
via Barry Horn (nephew) - 30 Sep 2012

United Church - 20 Dec 1950, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Mr. Clarence Leslie Horn married Ms. Catherine Elizabeth Margaret Quinn (b. 13 Sep 1918)
info Myrtle Wooldridge (niece) - via Barry Horn (nephew) - 29 Sep 2012

Thought you might like this information.
Deceased, Catherine Elizabeth Horn, December 26,2013.
Born Sept. 13, 1918. Predeased by her husband, Clarence Leslie Horn on April 5, 1956.
Sincerely, Myrtle - info by email 13 Jan 2014


In Loving Memory of Clarence Leslie Horn
In Loving Memory of Clarence Leslie Horn
Tombstones - F/O. Clarence Leslie Horn - images by granddaughter of Myrtle
Apr 1956 - Newsclip - passing Clarence Leslie Horn, Virden
Apr 1956 - Newsclip - passing Clarence Leslie Horn, Virden

Newsclip - 05 Nov 1996 -
Newsclip - 05 Nov 1996 - Newsclip - 05 Nov 1996 -
Newsclip - 05 Nov 1996 -
T A K E N - P R I S O N E R : A SACRIFICE FOR PEACE
Page 12 - Virden Empire-Advance, Virden Manitoba - November 5, 1996
Story compiled by Glenn Gordon Horn (nephew) (†) - son of Gordon Edward Horn (brother)
via Barry Horn (nephew) - 27 Sep 2012 - son of James Thomas Horn (brother)
Glenn Gordon Horn (nephew) - born 28 Feb 1934 - died 27 May 2009 - Age 75
Page 12 by Dianne, Virden Empire-Advance, Virden - 11 Oct 2012

Pilot Officer - John Stephen "Jack" CARVER - born 1915, Portage la Prairie, MB - died 2010, Toronto, ON - Age 95
Passed away peacefully at Highbourne Lifecare Centre on 02 Apr 2010 in his 96th year
Born in, and early education in, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Worked at Hard Rock Gold Mines Limited, Geraldton, Ontario 1939
Enlisted in the RCAF in 1940, serving overseas in Bomber Command (RCAF 408 Squadron) and was discharged in 1945
Graduated from Queen's University in 1947 and joined Standard Brands Food Service Company,
where he had previously worked part time from 1933 to 1938
husband of Mrs. Helen Ruth Carver née Kerr
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brother-in-law of J/3493 - Squadron Leader - James Bernard Kerr - RCAF 418 Squadron - MIA - Age 27
18 Jul 1944 - Panel 243 - RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - 2649354
Son of James Alexander Kerr and Minta Amelia Kerr, of Trenton, Ontario, Canada.
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Crew Carver - RCAF
l-r: "Curly" Birchall, "Hoot" Gibson, "Jess" James, "Chuck" Black, "Bill" Wiggett, "Les" Horn, "Jack" Carver

The members of the crew in this photograph are as follows:
From left to right, sitting
John "Hoot" W. Gibson, Mid Upper Gunner (sitting on the floor)
L. K. "Jess" James, Engineer, William "Bill" Wiggett, Clarence Leslie "Les" Horn, Rear Gunner
John Stephen "Jack" Carver, Pilot (sitting on arm of chair wearing cap).
From left to right, standing
Roland "Curly" J. Birchall, Navigator (looking down at something he is holding).
Charles "Chuck"’ N. Black, Wireless Operator (wearing cap).


Carver - Logbook 04 February 1943 - Winnipeg Fliers In Raid On Turin
Carver - Logbook February 1943 - Winnipeg Fliers In Raid On Turin
images via John Carver (son) - 15 Jan 2013

Carver - Logbook March 1943 - Halifax Mk.II HR-654 coded 'EQ*R'
Carver - Logbook March 1943 - Halifax Mk.II HR-654 coded "EQ*R"
images via John Carver (son) - 23 Dec 2012

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My father says that Sergeant Wiggett was not a member of his crew at any time,
and he thinks that the photographer ‘brought him in’ to round out the crew.
There is another picture in which Sergeant Wiggett appears with 3 other members of the crew,
probably taken on the same day, as the clothing appears to be identical.
My father feels that the sergeant was added to get a ‘normal’ crew of 7 airmen.

My father last flew with most of these men on a mission to St. Nazaire, March 22nd, 1943.

He spent a month in a local hospital with an ulcer, and was later repatriated home
to Canada where he became an RCAF flying instructor.

On April 17th, 1943 WO2(N) Birchall (R90351), from St. Thomas, Ontario,
was killed in action at the age of 20, on a mission to Pilzen, Czechoslovakia.
Warrant Officer Class II Navigator Roland Birchall is buried in the Communal cemetery, Louppy-le-Chateau, Meuse, France.

Also on April 17th, 1943 FS(WAG) Gibson (R144193), from Hamilton, Ontario,
was killed on the same mission to Pilzen, at the age of 20.
Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner John William Gibson was buried in the Bierfield cemetery, Germany,
exhumed, and reburied in the War Cemetery, Rheinberg, Germany.
His plane, Halifax # JB-925 went down thirty miles North of Saarbrucken at Bierfield, Germany.
There were a total of four #408 Squadron aircraft lost on this date.

Les Horn survived the war and visited my parents at their home in Kingston, Ontario, in 1945 or 1946.
My father, Jack Carver, celebrated his 89th birthday this past February (2004).
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comments by John Stephen Kerr Carver (son), April 10th, 2004 , Toronto -

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R/90351 - Warrant Officer Class II - Navigator - Roland Birchall - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada - Coll. grave 3-5 - Louppy-le-Chateau communal Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2689849
born 23 Dec 1922, Canada - died 17 Apr 1943 - 408 RCAF Squadron
Son of Thomas and Emily Birchall, of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
His brother Albert also died on service - 19 Sep 1942


REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on R. Birchall memorial -
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J/15411 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Albert Birchall - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada - Noyers-le-Val communal Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2689878
born 03 Nov 1918, Canada - died 19 Sep 1942 - 15 RAF Squadron
Son of Thomas and Emily Birchall, of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
His brother Roland also died on service - 17 Apr 1943


REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on A. Birchall memorial -
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R/75614 - Warrant Officer Class II - W.Op./Air Gnr. - John William Gibson - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Coll. grave 8. L. 6-11 - Rheinberg War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2043209
born 27 Apr 1916, Canada - died 17 Apr 1943 - 408 RCAF Squadron
Son of Ellen E. Gibson, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


OUR LOVING SON
AND BROTHER JOHN WILLIAM

- Epigraph on Gibson memorial -
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Newsclip - Canadian crew - Winnipeg paper
Newsclip - Canadian crew - Winnipeg Newspaper
image via John Carver (son) - 23 Dec 2012
Sergeant Wiggett was not a member of his crew at any time - info John Carver (son)

Finding of original photo in three steps by PATS :)
Finding of original photo in three steps by PATS :)
Original photo - Canadian crew in front of Halifax - original photo
Canadian crew in front of Halifax - original photo as used in newsclips
l-r: "Bill" Wiggett, "Hoot" Gibson, "Les" Horn and "Jack" Carver
image via John Carver (son) - 15 Jan 2013

408 Sqdn - Halifax II BB-336 coded EQ-O - 03/04 Apr 1943
R/116330 - Sgt. Russell Thomas Wiggett - POW - Age 22
(WOP/AG, blown out of aircraft, safe, shot down on 10th mission)
Sgt. R. T. Wiggett - R.C.A.F. - POW No: 1045 - Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug, Stalag Kopernikus (357)
Toronto Star of 25 May 1943 lists him as Russell Thomas Wiggett, RCAF, R116330, of Glenboro, Manitoba
In 11 May 1945 issue, he is listed as liberated ( 02 May 1945 by Americans - 04 May in DC3 to England )

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Flight Lieutenant - Russell Thomas WIGGETT
born 26 Sep 1920, Glenboro, MB - died 14 Mar 2011, Calgary, AB - Age 90
Service Numbers: R/116330, J/90359, 208353
Units: Royal Canadian Air Force - Period of Service: World War 2
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info www.legionmagazine.com



SGLO - T2262

HALIFAX Mk.II - JB898 - EQ-Q - 5 May 1943 - NEAR AKKRUM - CREW 8

J/17313 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Orin Blackhall - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA 654999 - 129339 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - Frederick Hamilton Scythes - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L3, POW No. 1278 R/95595 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Carl Borthwick Norton - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1154 1187129 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator - Kenneth Eric Godfrey - RAFVR - POW - in Camps 9C/L6/357, POW No. 42756
R/52795 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Kenneth Edward Emmons - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA 658187 - 146147 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - George Irving Semper - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1158 J/17692 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Albert James Sutton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA R/119868 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Clarence Leslie Horn - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1138

- 3 KIA - 5 POW -

BLACKHALL(†) - SCYTHES - NORTON - GODFREY
EMMONS(†) - SEMPER - SUTTON(†) - HORN


Contact Godfrey is pending - 15 Oct 2007 - PATS
Contact Scythes is pending - 23 Feb 2011 - PATS
Contact Semper is pending - 08 Dec 2011 - PATS
Contact Blackhall is pending - 18 Dec 2011 - PATS
Contact Sutton is pending - 18 Dec 2011 - PATS
Contact Horn is pending - 26 Sep 2012 - PATS
Contact Carver is pending - 17 Oct 2012 - PATS
Contact Norton is pending - 16 Jan 2013 - 21 Aug 2017 - PATS

Last update - 04 Nov 2017 - PATS



Gorredijk - 6

23 mi NNE of Vollenhove

- 6 Commonwealth graves - 6 UK -




SGLO - T1259

Wellington Mk.Ic - Z8845 - WS-? - Sgt. J. C. Saich - 04:04 - Terwispel
9 Squadron - RAF - 8th Sep 1941 - Operation Berlin
6 KIA



Opsterland is the administrative title of a commune
with headquarters in Beesterzwaag, which controls sixteen villages
Gorredijk is one of these, and lies 20 mi SSE of Leeuwarden
The cemetery is on the southern outskirts of the village, on the road to Heerenveen
There are now a small number of 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site
No. of Identified Casualties: 6

Serial Range Z8822 - Z8871. 50 Wellington Mk.Ic
Mk.Ic and VIII delivered by Vickers (Weybridge) between May 1941 and Nov 1942
Z8845 was one of two 9 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation. See also R1499
Wellington Mk.Ic - Z8845 - WS-? was airborne - 20:30 - 7th of Sep 1941 from Honington, UK
Last heard on W/T at - 00:50 - 8th of Sep 1941 sending NAP
Believed shot down shortly after this by a night-fighter (Oblt. Helmut Lent, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed at Terwispel (Friesland), 10 km SSW of Drachten. Holland
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Helmut Lent - claim #23 - 8.9.1941 - 4:04 - Wellington IV./NJG 1 - near Drachtstercompagnie
Wellington Mk.Ic (Z8845) “WS-?” of 9 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt. Saich, 6 killed
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All are buried in Gorredijk General Cemetery
The precise meaning of NAP has not been established
but it is thought to allude to the success, or otherwise, of the mission

Cemetery Gorredijk - CWGC graves - Jan 2008 - by Rob Kreukniet
Cemetery Gorredijk - CWGC graves - 16 Jan 2012
l-r: Lowe (1), Trott (2), Balls (3-6), Banks (3-6), MacDonald (3-6), Saich (3-6)
image by Rob Kreukniet

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - Z8845 - WS-? - 8 Sep 1941 - Mission: Berlin
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1253402 - Sgt. - Pilot - J. C. Saich - DFM - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Gorredijk Cemetery - Coll. Grave A - 3-6

1100940 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - R. A. Banks - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Gorredijk Cemetery - Coll. Grave A - 3-6

516598 - F/Sgt. - Observer - W. B. Lowe - RAF - Age 28 - KIA - Gorredijk Cemetery - Grave A - 1

952991 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - W. R. Balls - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Gorredijk Cemetery - Coll. Grave A - 3-6

1062958 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - E. Trott - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Gorredijk Cemetery - Grave A - 2

1365180 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - A. S. MacDonald - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Gorredijk Cemetery - Coll. Grave A - 3-6
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z8845 - WS-? - Saich
Loss Card - Z8845 - WS-? - Saich - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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1253402 - Sergeant - Pilot - Jack Cyril Saich - DFM - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Great Easton, Essex, UK - Row A - Coll. Grave 3-6 - Gorredijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649357
Son of Mr. Francis George Saich and Mrs. Elizabeth E. Saich née Moore, of Great Easton, Essex, UK


WHAT IS MY LIVE
GIVEN FOR FREEDOM

- Epigraph on Saich memorial -
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1100940 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Robert Arthur Banks - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK - Row A - Coll. Grave 3-6 - Gorredijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649354
Son of Mr. Arthur Banks and Mrs. Mabel Banks née Johnson, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK
Sibling: Donald Banks (1st Qtr. 1923)

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Mr. Arthur Banks - Ms. Mabel D. Johnson - district: Bucklow, Cheshire Co. - Vol. 8a - Page: 606
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Robert A. Banks - mother's surname: Johnson - district: Bucklow, Cheshire Co. - Vol. 8a - Page: 278
Birth 1st Qtr. 1923 - Donald Banks - mother's surname: Johnson - district: Bucklow, Cheshire Co. - Vol. 8a - Page: 234
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1945 - Mr. Donald Banks - Ms. Annie I. Monks - district: Birkenhead, Cheshire Co. - Vol. 8a - Page: 1495


HIS BRIGHT YOUNG LIFE
NOBLY GIVEN.
MAY WE PROVE WORTHY
OF THE SACRIFICE

- Epigraph on Banks memorial -
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516598 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Walter Basil Lowe - RAF - Age 28 - KIA
- of Blackpool, Lancashire, UK - Row A - Grave 1 - Gorredijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649355
born 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Walter B. Lowe - mother's surname: Peckett - district: Preston, Lancashire, UK
Son of Mr. Frank Elijah Lowe and Mrs. Ethel May Lowe née Peckett;
husband of Mrs. Peggy Lowe née Morris, of Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Siblings: Francis Cyril Lowe, Hubert Gerald Lowe, Stephen Esmore Lowe and Raymond Edward Lowe

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1906 - Mr. Frank Elijah Lowe and Ms. Ethel May Peckett - district: Fylde, Lancashire Co. - Vol 8e Page 1526
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1907 - Francis Cyril Lowe - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 718
Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Hubert Gerald Lowe - mother's surname: Peckett - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1246
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Walter Basil Lowe - mother's surname: Peckett - district: Preston - Vol 8e Page 926
Birth 4th Qtr. 1914 - Stephen Esmore Lowe - mother's surname: Peckett - district: Preston - Vol 8e Page 848
Birth 21 May 1917 - Raymond Edward Lowe - mother's surname: Peckett - district: Preston - Vol 8e Page 324
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Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1941 - Mr. Walter B. Lowe and Ms. Peggy Morris - district: Blackpool - Vol 8e Page 1723
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info: FreeBMD and Mike Lowe (nephew)


516598 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Walter Basil Lowe - RAF
516598 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Walter Basil Lowe - RAF
image via Mike Lowe (nephew) - 12 Jun 2015

Mike Lowe, of Carterton, UK, said: “When I was a boy, my grandmother told me that
we could not see Walter Basil Lowe – my Uncle Budge – who came from Lancashire,
because he had been shot down over the North Sea and killed.
But, in 2001, we received a letter from Mr. Lieuwe Boonstra, from The Netherlands,
revealing the truth about what had happened to Budge and his crew.”
Mr. Boonstra’s research found that Flight Sergeant Lowe, a 28-year-old navigator,
was on his 41st mission when his Wellington bomber was shot down over Gorredijk on September 8, 1941.
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source: Oxford Mail - 22 May 2013


A DEVOTED AND COURAGEOUS
SON AND HUSBAND

- Epigraph on Lowe memorial -
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952991 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Ronald Balls - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK - Row A - Coll. Grave 3-6 - Gorredijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649353
Son of William H. and Ada L. Balls, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
Siblings: John L. Balls and Roy C. Balls

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1920 - Mr. William H. Balls - Ms. Ada L. Roberts - district: Yarmouth - Vol 4b Page 23
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - William R. Balls - mother's surname: Roberts - district: Yarmouth - Vol 4b Page 6
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - John L. Balls - mother's surname: Roberts - district: Yarmouth - Vol 4b Page 14
Birth 1st Qtr. 1926 - Roy C. Balls - mother's surname: Roberts - district: Yarmouth - Vol 4b Page 6
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info FreeBMD


IN PROUD MEMORY

- Epigraph on Balls memorial -
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1062958 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Eric Trott - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Sheffield, UK - Row A - Grave 2 - Gorredijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649358
Son of Mr. Bernard Trott and Mrs. Maud Elizabeth Trott née Williams, of Sheffield, UK
Sibling: 169548 - P/O. - Navigator - Bernard Aidan Trott - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
- of Sheffield, UK - Grave 31. C. 2. - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2034423
Son of Maud Trott, of Broomhill, Sheffield. G.I.P.E.

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1911 - Mr. Bernard Trott - Ms. Maud Williams - district: Ecclesall B. - Vol 9c Page 694
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Bernard A. Trott - mother's surname: Williams - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 1183
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Eric Trott - mother's surname: Williams - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 1043

THIS WINDOW WAS GIVEN BY MAUD ELIZABETH TROTT - 13 Jan 1957
Sergeant - Eric Trott - RAFVR - Stained window - St Aiden's with St Luke Church, Manor Lane, Sheffield
Sergeant - Eric Trott - RAFVR - Stained window, Sheffield
Dedication:
1) Sgt. E. Trott, W/Op A/G - 8th September 1941 (Wellington Mk.Ic - Z8845 - WS-?, 9 Sqn, RAF Honnington)
2) P/O. B. A. Trott, W/Op Nav - 14th January 1944 (Lancaster Mk.III - ND357 - GT-G, 156 Sqn, RAF Warboys)
Date Dedicated : 13th January 1957
Location: St Aiden's with St Luke Church, Manor Lane, Sheffield
source: airfieldarchaeology.co.uk/sheffield-st-aidens-church.html


I SERVE

- Epigraph on Trott memorial -
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1365180 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Alan Scotland MacDonald - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Maida Vale, London, UK - Row A - Coll. Grave 3-6 - Gorredijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649356
Son of James Yeadon Macdonald and Elizabeth McClerie Macdonald, of Dalry, Ayrshire, UK
husband of Jean McCormick Macdonald, of Maida Vale, London, UK


THE WILL OF GOD
PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING

- Epigraph on MacDonald memorial -
Philippians 4:7
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SGLO - T1259

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - Z8845 - WS-? - 8 Sep 1941 - TERWISPEL - CREW 6

1253402 - Sergeant - Pilot - Jack Cyril Saich - DFM - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1100940 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Robert Arthur Banks - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 516598 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Walter Basil Lowe - RAF - Age 28 - KIA
952991 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Ronald Balls - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1062958 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Eric Trott - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1365180 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Alan Scotland MacDonald - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

- 6 KIA -

SAICH(†) - BANKS(†) - LOWE(†)
BALLS(†) - TROTT(†) - MACDONALD(†)


Contact Lowe is pending - 11 Mar 2014 - PATS

Last update - 15 Jun 2015 - PATS



Scharl - 5

28 mi WNW of Vollenhove

- 5 Commonwealth graves - 3 UK - 2 AUS -



Scharl , in the commune of Hemelumer-Oldeferd, is a small community on the south Friesland coast
It is 5 kilometers South-East of Staveren, 2 kilometers South-West of Warns
Skarl is the Frisian name of Scharl
The small cemetery stands on high ground in the centre of the village
It contains the graves of five airmen
three belonging to the Royal Air Force and two to the Royal Australian Air Force
No. of Identified Casualties: 3
Two of them are not identified

Grave 25 - : - Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 -
- RAF
- 6th October 1942 -


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
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Grave 27 - : - Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 -
- RAAF
- 9th July 1942 -


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
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UNKNOWN - 2

Grave 25 : Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 - RAF - 6th October 1942 - KIA Grave 27 : Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 - RAAF - 9th July 1942 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

UNKNOWN(†) - UNKNOWN(†)


Last update - 27 Mar 2011 - PATS


SGLO - T1158A

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1800 - SR-T - Sgt. W. R. Davey - 00:34 - in IJsselmeer
101 Squadron - RAF - 3rd Aug 1941 - Operation Hamburg
2 KIA - 4 MIA



Part of a batch of 550 Wellington Mk.Ic
Delivered by Vickers (Chester) between Aug 1940 and May 1941
R1800 was one of two 101 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation. See also R1088
Wellington Mk.Ic - R1800 - SR-T was airborne - 22:48 - 2nd Aug 1941 from Oakington, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw. Siegfried Ney, IV./NJG 1) and crashed in the IJsselmeer
Ofw. Siegfried Ney (12 victories) - KIA 28-3-42 did claim that night two Wellingtons
3rd of Aug 1941 - Wellington - at 00.34 and the 2nd at 04.35

Two bodies were recovered from the water
Sgt. Walker is buried at Leeuwarden and Sgt. Quinlan is buried at Scharl
The rest have no known graves
Sgt. Quinlan found in IJsselmeer on 14 Aug 1941, brought to Laaxum harbour, burial on 15 Aug 1941

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1800 - SR-T - 3 Aug 1941 - Mission: Hamburg
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1253258 - Sgt. - Pilot - W. R. Davey - RAF - Age 19 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 42

1104630 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - W. Watson - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 54

979240 - Sgt. - Observer - L. Hill - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 45

974757 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. A. Smith - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 52

982279 - Sgt. - 2nd W.Operator / Air Gunner - W. H. Walker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Leeuwarden Cemetery - Row 1 Grave 3

927098 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - T. C. Quinlan - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - Scharl Cemetery - Grave 12
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - R1800 - SR-T - Davey
Loss Card - R1800 - SR-T - Davey - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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927098 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Thomas Christoper Quinlan - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of UK - Grave 12 - Scharl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649273
born 21 Dec 1917, Dublin, Ireland
Son of Thomas and Annie Quinlan née Quinn
Only son - he had three sisters
Enlistment RAFVR: 23 May 1940 - Occupation: Jockey
Address 14 Jun 1940: The Plough Inn, Pyecombe, Hassocks, near Brighton, Sussex Co., UK
Married 5 Dec 1940 with Alma Joan Lee at Brighton - after Tom's death she remarried
becoming Mrs. Londt, Transvaal, South Africa
additional info via Jim Condon (cousin) - 28 Mar 2011

Tom with his mother Annie Tom with his wife Alma
with mother Annie . . . . . .Thomas Christoper Quinlan . . . . . with wife Alma
images via Jim Condon (cousin) - 28 Mar 2011
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- LEEUWARDEN NORTHERN GENERAL CEMETERY -

982279 - Sergeant - 2nd W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Horace Walker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Glasgow, UK - Row 1 - Grave 3 - Leeuwarden Northern General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649305
Son of William Henry and Mary Walker, of Glasgow, Scotland, UK


HE LIVES FOR EVER
IN OUR HEARTS

- Epigraph on Walker memorial -
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1253258 - Sergeant - Pilot - William Richard Davey - RAF - Age 19 - MIA
- of Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 42 - CWGC ref. 231834
Son of Alfred and Gertrude Annabel Davey née Chew, of Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire, UK

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1918 - Alfred Davey with Gertrude A. Chew - district: Blackburn, Lancashire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1919 - Pauline Davey - mother's surname: Chew - district: Fylde, Lancashire Co., UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1921 - William R. Davey - district: Fylde, Lancashire Co., UK
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1104630 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Wilson Watson - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 54 - CWGC ref. 1809792
- . - . -

979240 - Sergeant - Observer - Lawrence Hill - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 45 - CWGC ref. 1800121
- . - . -

974757 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Gordon Alan Smith - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of Tyldesley, Lancashire, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 52 - CWGC ref. 1807455
Son of Thomas and Eliza Smith, of Tyldesley, Lancashire, UK
- . - . -



SGLO - T1158A

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1800 - SR-T - 3 Aug 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6

1253258 - Sergeant - Pilot - William Richard Davey - RAF - Age 19 - MIA 1104630 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Wilson Watson - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA 979240 - Sergeant - Observer - Lawrence Hill - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
974757 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Gordon Alan Smith - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA 982279 - Sergeant - 2nd W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Horace Walker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 927098 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Thomas Christoper Quinlan - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 2 KIA - 4 MIA -

DAVEY(†) - WATSON(†) - HILL(†)
SMITH(†) - WALKER(†) - QUINLAN(†)


Contact Quinlan is pending - 27 Mar 2011 - PATS

Last update - 29 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1806

Lancaster Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - P/O. R. G. Rowlands - 02:50 - in the IJsselmeer
270 Squadron - RAF - 5th Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
5 KIA - 2 MIA



For a more detailed report of R5755 - see at Lemmer Cemetery - above -

Lancaster Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N was airborne - 00:30 - 5 Sep 42 from Bottesford, UK
shot down by a night-fighter flown by Uffz. Heinz Vinke, II./NJG 2,
and crashed - 02:50 - into the IJsselmeer E of Medemblik (Prov. of North-Holland)
Sgt. Fleck and Sgt. Pattison have no known graves;
their companions are buried in various Dutch cemeteries - Scharl - Lemmer - Bergen - Staveren

Occupation : F/O. Rowlands - Police Constable, Brooklyn Park, SA, Australia
Occupation : Sgt. Luton - Student, Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - 5 Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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407728 - F/O. - Pilot - R. G. Rowlands - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA - Scharl Cemetery - Grave 26

1325076 - P/O. - Air Observer - A. B. Hastings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave - C-9-247

403411 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. C. Luton - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA - Staveren Cemetery - Grave - I-31

532066 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. Fleck - RAF - Age 25 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 83

655006 - Sgt. - Observer - F. J. C. Barnes - RAF - Age 23 - KIA - Bergen Cemetery - Grave - 1-A-8

1105186 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - J. W. Atkinson - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA - Bergen Cemetery - Grave - 1-A-7

778001 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - C. V. Pattison - RAF - Age 25 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 91
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - R5755 - EM-N - Rowlands
Loss Card - R5755 - EM-N - Rowlands - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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407728 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Richard Gerald Rowlands - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA
- of Brooklyn Park, South Australia, Australia - Grave 26 - Scharl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649274
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 129
Son of Robert William and Kathleen Rowlands, of Brooklyn Park, South Australia, Australia
Birth: 15 Jul 1917, Mile End, SA, Australia


"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN"

- Epigraph on Rowlands memorial -
- . - . -

SGLO - T1806

LANCASTER Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - 5 Sep 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

407728 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Richard Gerald Rowlands - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA 120038 - Pilot Officer - Air Observer - Adam Byers Hastings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 403411 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner- John Campbell Luton - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA 532066 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Fleck - RAF - Age 25 - MIA
655006 - Sergeant - Observer - Frederick John Charles Barnes - RAF - Age 23 - KIA 1105186 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John Wilfred Atkinson - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 778001 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Cecil Vivian Pattison - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA

- 5 KIA - 2 MIA -

ROWLANDS(†) - HASTINGS(†) - LUTON(†) - FLECK(†)
BARNES(†) - ATKINSON(†) - PATTISON(†)


Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1472

HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - AE421 - EA-P - F/O. R. P. Worthy - 22:58 - in IJsselmeer
49 Squadron - RAF - 10th April 1942 - Mission: Essen
3 KIA - 1 MIA



AE421 was initially issued to No.83 Sqdn, transferred to No.49 Sqdn AE421
was one of two 49 Sqdn Hampdens lost on this operation. See also AT190
HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - AE421 - EA-P was airborne - 21:29 - 10 Apr 1942 from Scampton, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Lt. Reinhold Knacke, II./NJG 1)
Crashed - 22:58 - in the IJsselmeer, 10 km E of Enkhuizen
The body of F/O. Worthy was recovered from the water's edge 22 May 1942
and that of Sgt. Considine, at Laaxum four days later
his watch had stopped at - 02:16 - and they are both buried in Dutch cemeteries
but that of Sgt. Wilkinson was taken by the tides through the sluices into
the Wadden Sea / North Sea and he was eventually washed ashore in Norway
where he is buried in Sola Churchyard
Sgt. McGrenery is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial - Panel 88

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Crew: HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - AE421 - EA-P - 10 Apr 1942 - Mission: Essen
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61231 - F/O. - Pilot - R. P. Worthy - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - 13-2-31

1077651 - Sgt. - Observer - A. T. P. Considine - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Scharl Cemetery - Grave 13

1052525 - Sgt. - W.Op./Air Gunner - T. H. McGrenery - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 88

1050141 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - J. W. Wilkinson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Sola Cemetery - Grave - 1-A-8
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - AE421 - EA-P - Worthy
Loss Card - AE421 - EA-P - Worthy - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1077651 - Sergeant - Observer - Anthony Talbot Percy Considine - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Derk, Co. Limerick, Irish Republic - Grave 13 - Scharl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649272
Son of Capt. Talbot J. Considine and Mary S. Considine née White, of Derk, Co. Limerick, Irish Republic

* * * family info from thepeerage.com * * *
Heffernan Christopher John Considine - born 1 Nov 1920, died 16 Aug 1927 - Age 6
Anthony Talbot Percy Considine - born 15 Mar 1922, died 11 April 1942 - Age 20
Neal Hyacinth John Considine - born 9 Apr 1924
Neal Hyacinth John Considine married Mary Bryne, daughter of John Bryne, on 26 Sep 1956
Neal Hyacinth John Considine was educated at Downside School, Bath, Somerset, England
He lived at Mayfield House, County Cork, Ireland
info thepeerage.com by Darryl Lundy
- . - . -

- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

61231 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Reginald "Reg" Percy Worthy - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Bitterne Park, Southampton, UK - Plot 13 - Row 2 - Grave 31 - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620456
Son of Albert Edward and Rose Worthy; husband of Elsie May Worthy, of Bitterne Park, Southampton, UK


TREASURED MEMORIES OF REG.
WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

- Epigraph on Worthy memorial -
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1052525 - Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gunner - Thomas Hill McGrenery - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 88 - CWGC ref. 1079403

l-r: Sgt. W. Ralph (POW), Sgt. Fred Hill and Sgt. Thomas Hill McGrenery
l-r: - Sgt. W. Ralph (POW), Sgt. Fred Hill and Sgt. Thomas Hill McGrenery
image courtesy of Fred Hill - source: 49squadron.co.uk
Hampden AD931 - 14 Apr 1942 - Sgt. W. Ralph (Air Gunner) - POW
533845 - W. Ralph - RAF - Stalag Luft 3 , Stalag Luft 6 , Stalag 357 - POW No.178

It's William Ralph - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 07 Jul 2013

AIR78-131-0-1 page 575 - 533845 - William Ralph
AIR78-131-0-1 - page 575
533845 - William Ralph - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 07 Jul 2013
- . - . -

1050141 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John William Wilkinson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of North Carlton, Nottinghamshire, UK - British Plot - E-11 - Sola Churchyard ( Norway ) - CWGC ref. 2186841
Son of John William Pollard and Ethel Maud Wilkinson; husband of Irene Wilkinson, of North Carlton, Nottinghamshire, UK


IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
OF JOHN WILLIAM
"ABIDE WITH ME,
FAST FALLS THE EVENTIDE"

- Epigraph on Wilkinson memorial -
- . - . -

- - - - - - - - Cemetery: SOLA CHURCHYARD - NORWAY - - - - - - - - -
Sola is situated on the south-west coast, south of Stavanger and just north of Sandnes
The Commonwealth war graves are located behind the church surrounded by a hedge
During the Second World War, Norway was of strategic importance to the Germans
Their invasion on 9 April 1940 was sudden and widespread and despite Allied intervention,
the entire country was under German occupation by early June
Thereafter, Allied activity in Norway was confined to raids and special operations
with the Commonwealth air forces providing support to Norwegian resistance groups until
the German capitulation in May 1945
There are no Commonwealth war cemeteries in Norway
those who died there being buried in civil cemeteries and churchyards.
Sola, the site of Stavanger airport, was captured by the Germans on 9 April 1940
and was raided constantly thereafter by the Commonwealth air forces
being the nearest aerodrome in Norway to the home bases in Scotland
It was heavily defended and many of the crews were shot down
The Commonwealth war graves plot is at the airfield and maintained
by the Royal Norwegian Air Force Station at Sola
It contains 45 burials, two of them unidentified, and all but one of them airmen
In 1961, 13 of the graves were brought to Sola from
isolated churchyards at Blomvag, Miomna, Eivindvik and Eikedal
No. of Identified Casualties: 43



SGLO - T1472

HP52 HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - AE421 - EA-P - 10 Apr 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 4

61231 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Reginald Percy Worthy - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA 1077651 - Sergeant - Observer - Anthony Talbot Percy Considine - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1052525 - Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gunner - Thomas Hill McGrenery - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA 1050141 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John William Wilkinson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 3 KIA - 1 MIA -

WORTHY(†) - CONSIDINE(†) - McGRENERY(†) - WILKINSON(†)


Last update - 29 Aug 2015 - PATS

The Hampden B.Mk.I - AT190 - EA-A - No. 49 Sqdn - was also lost on this operation to Essen
AT190 was initially issued to No. 106 Sqdn
HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - AT190 - EA-A was airborne - 21:22 - 10 Apr 1942 from Scampton, UK
Presumed shot down by Flak shortly before reaching the target ( Essen )
Those killed are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
The Loss Card raised in respect of this aircraft states that several charts
one bearing the name of Sgt. Woodhead, were found 29 Apr 1942, some 4 km NW of Kiel

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Crew: HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - AT190 - EA-A - 10 Apr 1942 - Mission: Essen
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41602 - F/Lt. - Pilot - Charles Marshall - RAF - Age .. - POW

1109752 - Sgt. - Observer - Stuart Woodhead - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - Reichswald Forest War Cem. - Grave 19-B-2

903486 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Alfred Collins - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA - Reichswald Forest War Cem. - Grave 19-B-1

997227 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - F. Webster - RAF - POW
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - AT190 - EA-A - Marshall
Loss Card - AT190 - EA-A - Marshall - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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41602 - F/Lt. - Pilot - Charles Marshall - RAF - Age .. - POW
- was interned in Camp L3, POW No. 122
F/Lt. Charles Marshall awarded M.B.E. for 'Escape Activities' 28 Jun 1946
- . - . -

997227 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Frederick Webster - RAF - Age .. - POW
- in Camps L3/L6/L7, POW No. 187
- . - . -

- REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY -

1109752 - Sgt. - Observer - Stuart Woodhead - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
- Grave 19-B-2 - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2047131
Sgt. S. Woodhead : Son of Frank and Kate Woodhead, of Sheffield, UK
husband of Frances Mary Woodhead, of Handsworth, Sheffield, UK


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER

- Epigraph on Woodhead memorial -
- . - . -

903486 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Alfred Collins - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
- Grave 19-B-1 -Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2035733
Sgt. W.A. Collins: Son of William and Agnes Louisa Collins, of Barling, Essex, UK


A LIGHT FROM HOME HAS GONE
A VOICE WE LOVED IS STILLED.
HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ALL

- Epigraph on Collins memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - Txxxx

HP52 HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - AT190 - EA-A - 10 Apr 1942 - GERMANY - CREW 4

41602 - F/Lt. - Pilot - Charles Marshall - RAF - Age .. - POW 1109752 - Sgt. - Observer - Stuart Woodhead - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA 903486 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Alfred Collins - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA 997227 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Frederick Webster - RAF - Age .. - POW

- 2 KIA - 2 POW -

MARSHALL - WOODHEAD(†) - COLLINS(†) - WEBSTER


Last update - 29 Aug 2015 - PATS



Ter Idzard



SGLO - T1832

Halifax Mk.II - BB205 - NP-B - Sgt. F. Caldwell - ?02:33? - 04:30 - near Ter Idzard
No. 158 Squadron - RAF - 14th Sep 1942 - Operation Bremen
7 POW




ORB - No. 158 - 13/14 Sep 1942 - BB205
ORB - No. 158 - 13/14 Sep 1942 - BB205
The National Archives - 26 Sep 2016

13 Sep 1942 - Take off at 23:54 from RAF East Moor
The aircraft carried 3x1000 G.P. T.D. .025, 6 S.B.C. 90x4, 6 S.B.C. 8x30, I.F.F. and T.R. 1335.
1636 gallons of fuel were carried and this would normally last for 8 to 9 hours
No signals were received after take-off. No rescue action was undertaken.
Also W1251 "T", BB228 "P" and W7783 "J" left for Bremen
Halifax BB228 NP-P (up 00:07) returned to base early (down 01:19) due Rear Turret U/S
Halifax W1251 NP-T (up 00:05) returned to RAF Great Massingham (down 04:50)
Halifax W7783 NP-J (up 23:55) returned to RAF West Massingham (down 05:37)

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Ludwig Becker, IV./NJG 1) and crashed - 02:33 -
13/14.09.42 - 02.21 - Halifax - 6./NJG 2 - Oblt. - £ 631 1C: 5.700 m. - claim 34 - Film C. 2035/II Anerk: Nr.123
info www.cieldegloire.com/_001_becker_l.php
It should read as:
13/14.09.42 - 02.21 - Lancaster - 6./NJG 2 - Oblt. - £ 631 1C: 5.700 m. - claim 34 - Film C. 2035/II Anerk: Nr.123
IV./NJG 1 was till 01 Oct 1942 II./NJG 2 - info Jaap Woortman - 28 Apr 2013
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

BB205 homebound 04.30am - 14 sep 1942
BB205 homebound - 04.30am - 14 sep 1942
De Ovend - 1997 - source eyewitness W. H. de Vries, Wolvega

Wonder if it was shot down by Oblt. Ludwig Becker - other sources do give 04.30am
02.21 / 02.33 fits more for Lancaster W4108 just nearby, local reports may proof this
also from No. 158, Halifax W1251-NP-T (up 00.05) was at 02:29 on target Bremen - info PATS


port-outer-engine U/S - according W/O. Cantillon
Port outer engine became U/S - according W/O. Cantillon - RAAF Service records Cantillon
U/S = 'Un-Serviceable'

Crashed at Ter Idzard, 3 km NE of Wolvega
All were eventually taken POW, Sgt. Reid was evading for two days, and interned at Stalag Lamsdorf (344)

655627 - Sgt. Caldwell POW No. 26999 at 344 Lamsdorf - Exchanged identity with Tpr E. Keating, Royal Tank Regiment

344 Lamsdorf - 26977 - Caldwell F. - 655627 - RAF
344 Lamsdorf - 27034 - Hunt C. A. - R/78615 - RCAF
344 Lamsdorf - 27062 - Readman D. F. - 946535 - RAF
344 Lamsdorf - 27003 - Bren R. H. D. - 158 - BB205 - 909207 - RAF - 13/09/42
344 Lamsdorf - 27107 - Reid J. J. - 1053920 - RAF
344 Lamsdorf - 27045 - Cantillon R. J. - 401230 - RAAF
344 Lamsdorf - 27058 - Soper L. J. - R/116639 - RCAF
info Air Foirce POW's - www.rafcommands.com/old-site/air-force-pows/

Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a notorious German Army prisoner of war camp, later renumbered Stalag-344,
located near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Łambinowice) in Silesia. The camp initially occupied
barracks built to house British and French prisoners in World War I.

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - BB205 - NP-B - 14 Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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655627 - Sgt. - Pilot - F. Caldwell - RAFVR - POW

R/78615 - Sgt. - Navigator / Observer - C. A. Hunt - RCAF - POW

946535 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. F. Readman - RAFVR - POW

909207 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. H. D. Bren - RAFVR - POW

1053920 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. J. Reid - RAFVR - POW

401230 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - R. J. Cantillon - RAAF - POW

R/116639 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - L. J. Soper - RCAF - POW
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - BB205 - NP-B - Caldwell
Loss Card - BB205 - NP-B - Caldwell - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

655627 - Sgt. - Pilot - Frederick Caldwell - RAFVR - POW - Age ~27
born 1915, UK
interned at Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf - POW No. 26977

Birth 4th Qtr. 1915 - Frederick Caldwell - mother's surname: Bertwistle - district: Warrington - Vol 8c Page 313
- . - . -

R/78615 - Sgt. - Navigator / Observer - Clarence Albert Hunt - RCAF - POW - Age 20
born 15 Dec 1921, Canada - died 1983 - Age ~61
interned at Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf - POW No. 27034

Hunt, Clarence Albert, Sgt., prisoner of war
P. E. Hunt (father), 699 York Street, London, Ont., Canada
AIR FORCE CASUALTIES - 386th Casualty list, Ottawa 04 Oct 1942 - Globe and Mail, 05 Oct 1942
- . - . -

946535 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - David Fozzard Readman - RAFVR - POW - Age 27
born 12 Jul 1915, UK - died 26 Aug 1979, Bramhope, Leeds - Age 64

Birth 3rd Qtr. 1915 - David Readman - mother's surname: Readman - district: Middlesbrough - Vol 9d Page 1081
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1948 - David F. Readman - Jean McGregor - Scarborough - Vol 1b Page 1875
Marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1948 - David Fozzard - Jean McGregor - Scarborough - Vol 1b Page 1875
Scarborough spans the boundaries of the counties of North Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note !!! - It's mentioned twice in the records - info FreeBMD

interned at Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf - POW No. 27062

Stalag VIII B - School Tutors - 10 Jul 1943
Stalag VIII B - School Tutors - 10 Jul 1943 - with Sgt. David Readman on the far right
Sgt. David Readman - The Journal of One-Name Studies, April 1999 946535 - Sgt. David Fozzard Readman - RAFVR
946535 - Sgt. David Fozzard Readman - RAFVR
images courtesy Mrs. Jean Readman - via Keith A. Reedman - 25 Sep 2016
Sgt. David Readman - The Journal of One-Name Studies, April 1999

Jean and David Readman
Jean and David Readman
image courtesy Mrs. Jean Readman - via Keith A. Reedman - 25 Sep 2016
The Journal of One-Name Studies, April 1999

1999 - Mrs. Jean May Readman was residing in Leeds, Jean's maiden name: Jean May Minor
Her first marriage in 1944 was with F/O. William D. McGregor . . . Bill was killed in a flying accident

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1944 - William D. McGregor - Jean M. Minor - district: Scarborough - Vol 9d Page 621
Birth 19 Feb 1926, Birmingham, West Midlands, England - died 12 May 2003, Leeds, UK - Age 77

McGREGOR, WILLIAM DUNCAN Fg Off (173279) - 129 Sqn -
The Staffordshire Advertiser of November 17th 1945 reports:
FLYING OFFICER'S DEATH
Major and Mrs, E. McGregor, 9, Northcote Place, Newcastle [Newcastle-under-Lyme presumably],
have received information that their son, Flying Officer William Duncan McGregor, has been killed
in a flying accident. Flying Offficer McGregor, who was 23 years of age, was an old boy of Newcastle High School,
and joined the R.A.F. in 1941. He was trained in Canada and had taken part in many operational flights over Germany.
The National Probate Calendar has the following:
MCGREGOR William Duncan of 55 Longfield Road, Harpfield, Stoke-upon-Trent died 8 November 1945 at Fuhlsbuttel, Hamburg, Germany.

173279 - Flying Officer - Pilot - William Duncan McGregor - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Newcastle, UK - Grave Reference: 3A. E. 5. - Hamburg Cemetery Ohlsdorf - CWGC ref. 2200583
born abt. 1922, UK - died 08 Nov 1945, Fuhlsbuttel, Hamburg, Germany - Age 23
Son of Major and Mrs. E. McGregor, Newcastle, UK
husband of Mrs. Jean May McGregor née Minor, Stoke-upon-Trent, UK



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909207 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Robert Henry Dawson Bren - RAFVR - POW - Age 23
born 1919, UK - died 2010, New Zealand - Age ~91
Son of Mr. Robert Bren and Mrs. Gladys Mary Bren née Dawson
Marriage 22 Jun 1918 - Mr. Robert Bren with Ms. Gladys Mary Dawson - district: Bromley - Vol 2a Page 1176
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Robert H. D. Bren - mother's surname: Dawson - district: Swansea, Glamorgan Co. - Vol 11a Page 2052

interned at Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf - POW No. 27003
Emigrated to New Zealand in 1946 after service in the RAF in WW2
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1053920 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John Joseph Reid - RAFVR - POW - Age ..
Sgt. Reid was taken POW after two days in the field
interned at Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf - POW No. 27107
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401230 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Reginald James Cantillon - RAAF - POW - Age 25
born 16 Apr 1917, Ballarat, Vic., Australia - died 22 Apr 2015, Frankston, Victoria, Australia - Age 98
Next of kin: Mrs. Elsie Katie Pietzsch (mother), 16 Warwick Street, ASCOT VALE W.2 Melbourne Vic. - Mrs. F. K. Pietzsh
Enlistment: Melbourne
Religion: Congregational

interned at Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf - POW No. 27045
01 May 1944 - promoted to Warrant Officer, during time as POW

Camps - W/O. Cantillon
Camps W/O. Cantillon - RAAF Service records Cantillon

Stalag Dulag Luft ( Frankfurt) - 3 days - 20 Sep 1942 - 25 Sep 1942
Stalag VIII B ... later Stalag 344 - 2 yrs. 4 mths. 10 days - 28 Sep 1942 - 22 Jan 1945
Stalag VIII A Görlitz - 10 days - 03 Feb 1945 - 10 Feb 1945
Stalag IXC Ziegenhain - 13 Mar 1945
Note !!! : days varies with given date, Ziegenhain is likely Stalag IXA
Camp info: RAAF Service records of 401230 W/O. Reginald James Cantillon - recordsearch.naa.gov.au
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R/116639 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - LeRoy John Soper - RCAF - POW - Age 20
born 27 Aug 1922, California, U.S.A. - died 18 Dec 1994, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado, U.S.A. - Age 72
Son of Mr. Richard John Soper and Mrs. Nancy Soper née Clough, Napa, California, U.S.A.
Marriage parents: 03 Nov 1921, Weber, Utah, United States - Nancy age was 27
Siblings: Melba C. Deveraux née Soper (sister) - born 06 Dec 1926, Napa, CA - died 20 Apr 2005, Red Bluff, CA - Age 78
Russell Soper (brother) - born 18 May 1933, Napa, CA - .. Oct 1986, Yountville, CA - Age 53

US Census 02 Apr 1930 - Napa City, Napa Co., California
Address: 463 Adams Street
Thomas John Soper - Head - M-75/27 born 20 Jun 1855, ON, Canada - Occupation: Gardner - 1871 year of immigration to U.S.
R. J. Soper - Son - M-29/21 abt. 1901, Colorado - Occupation: Labor, Mare Island
Nancy Soper - Daughter-in-law - F-29/21 abt. 1901, England - 1920 year of immigration to U.S.
Roy J. Soper - Grandson - M-6 abt. 1924, California
Melba Soper - Granddaughter - F-3 abt. 1927, California
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note: Parents of his mother Nancy are both from England
Parents of grandfather Thomas Soper are from England too
Paternal grandmother (wife of Thomas Soper) was born in Iowa - Amelia Ellermeyer - 06 Sep 1859 - 03 Feb 1924 - Age 64
Parents of Amelia Soper née Ellermeyer are both from Germany
Thomas John Soper - born 20 Jun 1855, ON, Canada - 04 Mar 1940, Napa Co., CA - Age 84
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info US Census 1930
Discrepancy !!! - Age of R. J. Soper (39) and Nancy Soper (35) doesn't correspond with other censuses
Also name is Melba instead of Melva, while his grandson was 7
Need some verification - info PATS


Soper - 29 Apr 1910 - Census, Precinct 8, Montezuma, Colorado, United States
Soper - 29 Apr 1910 - Census, Precinct 8, Montezuma, Colorado, United States
Soper - 03 Jan 1920 - Census, Napa, CA
Soper - 03 Jan 1920 - Census, Napa, CA
Soper - 02 Apr 1930 - Census, Napa, CA
Soper - 02 Apr 1930 - Census, Napa, CA
Soper - 22 Apr 1940 - Census, Napa, CA
Soper - 22 Apr 1940 - Census, Napa, CA
source FamilySearch

interned at Stalag VIII B (344) Lamsdorf - POW No. 27058

Soper, LeRoy John - Prisoner of War. R. J. Soper (father), Napa, California, U.S.A.
AIR FORCE CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 1942/10/02
Subject: Royal Canadian Air Force, Casualties
Category: Canada: Air Force: casualties: October 1942

1SG - F/O. LeRoy John Soper - headstone - via Find a Grave
1SG - F/O. LeRoy John Soper

Inscription on grave:
1SG
US ARMY
WW II KOREA
VIETNAM
BSM & 2 OLC
POW 1942-1945
RCAF
FLYING OFFICER
Burial: Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA, Plot: Section 8, Site 832
Find A Grave Memorial# 1208156 - image by William Peel - 04 Jun 2014
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AIR 78 records - The National Archives, Kew, UK
Full names RAFVR personnel from AIR 78 records - The National Archives, Kew, UK

MISSING IN ACTION - book for sale
Booklet title: "Missing in Action" - 104 pages - by Lieuwe Boonstra - 15 September 2016
It describes the crashes of Lancaster W4108 and Halifax BB205 in high detail
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SGLO - T1832

HALIFAX Mk.II - BB205 - NP-B - 14 Sep 1942 - TER IDZARD - CREW 7

655627 - Sgt. - Pilot - Frederick Caldwell - RAFVR - POW - interned in Camp 344 POW No. 26977 R/78615 - Sgt. - Navigator / Observer - Clarence Albert Hunt - RCAF - POW - interned in Camp 344 POW No. 27034 946535 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - David Fozzard Readman - RAFVR - POW - interned in Camp 344 POW No. 27062 909207 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Robert Henry Dawson Bren - RAFVR - POW - interned in Camp 344 POW No. 27003
1053920 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John Joseph Reid - RAFVR - POW - interned in Camp 344 POW No. 27107 401230 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Reginald James Cantillon - RAAF - POW - interned in Camp 344 POW No. 27045 R/116639 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - LeRoy John Soper - RCAF - POW - interned in Camp 344 POW No. 27058

- 7 POW -

CALDWELL - HUNT - READMAN - BREN
REID - CANTILLON - SOPER


Under construction - 11 Oct 2016 - PATS



Nieuwehorne - 7

20 mi NE of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 5 UK - 1 CAN - 1 NZ -



Nieuwehorne is a village in the commune of Heerenveen
It is 30 mi SSE Leeuwarden, 20 mi SE of Sneek and 4 mi east of the Leeuwarden-Meppel Road
The cemetery is on the north-eastern outskirts of the village, on the road to Oudehorne
In the south-western corner are the graves of seven airmen
Five of whom came from the United Kingdom, one from Canada and one from New Zealand
No. of Identified Casualties: 7


SGLO - T1834

Lancaster Mk.I - W4108 - UG-B - P/O. E. F. Dowdell - 02:22 - near Oudehorne
1654 Conversion Unit - RAF - 14th Sep 1942 - Operation Bremen
7 KIA



W4108 was initially delivered to 97 Sqdn Jul 1942, to 49 Sqdn 1st Sep 1942, to 1654CU 10 Sep 1942
Undertook no operations with No.97 Sqdn
With No.49 Sqdn took part in the raid against Düsseldorf 10/11 Sep 1942
With No. 1654CU lost against Bremen 13/14 Sep 1942
When lost this aircraft had a total of 103 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - W4108 - UG-B was airborne 23:30 from Wigsley, Nottinghamshire, UK
A total of 466 planes - including aircraft from Operational Training Units and Conversion Units
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Ludwig Becker, IV./NJG 1) and crashed - 02:22 -
on farmland worked by the Kleistra brothers at Buitenweg, Oudehorne (Friesland)
7 mi E of Heerenveen, Holland
The aircraft crashed in two parts. All the crew recovered. Some very badly burned
They were identified by the Germans
All are buried on 15 Sep 1942 in Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant Cemetery

W4108 at crash location
W4108 at crash location
De Ovend - 1997 - image via W. H. de Vries, Wolvega

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4108 - UG-B - 14 Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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1255394 - 103490 - P/O. - Pilot - E. F. Dowdell - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Nieuwehorne Cemetery - Grave 14-30

391872 - P/O. - Navigator - P. A. Vivian - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA - Nieuwehorne Cemetery - Grave 14-32

652245 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator - R. Robertson - RAF - Age 24 - KIA - Nieuwehorne Cemetery - Grave 14-34

1105111 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. A. Walker - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Nieuwehorne Cemetery - Grave 14-29

R/86603 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. J. W. Adams - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA - Nieuwehorne Cemetery - Grave 14-31

651576 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - P. K. Jones - RAF - Age 20 - KIA - Nieuwehorne Cemetery - Grave 14-28

1338677 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - R. L. Moss - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Nieuwehorne Cemetery - Grave 14-33
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W4108 - UG-B - Dowdell
Loss Card - W4108 - UG-B - Dowdell - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1255394 - 103490 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Edwin Frederick Dowdell - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- of Kilburn, Middlesex, UK - Row 14 - Grave 30 - Nieuwehorne Protestant Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649261
born 05 Jan 1917, UK - died 14 Sep 1942, Oudehorne, Holland - Age 25
Son of Phillip and Florence Elizabeth Dowdell née Lefever
husband of Alice Dowdell née Capon, of Kilburn, Middlesex, UK

Royal Air Force Reserve
London Gazette Issue 35273 published on the 12 September 1941 - page 5298
24 Jun 1941 - Sgt. - 1255394 - Edwin Frederick Dowdell (103490)
- info London Gazette Archives -

Pilot Officer Edwin Frederick Dowdell - RAFVR
Pilot Officer Edwin Frederick Dowdell - RAFVR
De Ovend - 1997 - image via W. H. de Vries, Wolvega

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1902 - Mr. Philip Dowdell and Ms. Florence Elizabeth Lefever - district: Shoreditch
Birth 1st Qtr. 1917 - Edwin F. Dowdell - mother's surname: Lefever - district: Shoreditch, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Annie M. Dowdell - mother's surname: Lefever - district: Shoreditch, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Walter J. Dowdell - mother's surname: Lefever - district: Shoreditch, UK
The district Shoreditch spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1941 - Mr. Edwin F. Dowdell and Ms. Alice Capon - district: Islington
The district Islington spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex
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- info freebmd -
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391872 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Patrick Aylmer Vivian - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand - Row 14 - Grave 32 - Nieuwehorne Protestant Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649265
born 01 Dec 1920, Marton, New Zealand - died 14 Sep 1942, Oudehorne, Holland - Age 21
Son of Dr. Arthur Harry Aylmer Vivian and Claire Mary Vivian née Izard, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Miss M. G. Kell (fiancée), Welton Cliff, near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK

Birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Margaret G. Kell - mother's surname: Glover - district: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, UK
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1945 - Margaret G. Kell - Mr. Herbert A. Renwick - district: Welton, Lincolnshire, UK
- info FreeBMD -

Arthur Harry Aylmer Vivian married Claire Mary Izard in 1918
Arthur Harry Aylmer Vivian (father) - born 1890 - died 1963 - Age 73

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 18 Dec 1939
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Address: 58 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch, NZ - Religion: Church of England
Trade: Fruit orchard hand
Enlisted: 17 Dec 1939, Initial Training Wing, Levin
15 Jan 1940: Training Squadron, Ohakea
23 Mar 1940: Embarked to UK by "Akaea"
02 Jun 1940: Air Observer Badge
01 Sep 1941: Flight Sergeant
06 Feb 1942: Pilot Officer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
300 hrs. 32nd operations
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391872 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Patrick Aylmer Vivian - RNZAF 391872 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Patrick Aylmer Vivian - RNZAF
391872 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Patrick Aylmer Vivian - RNZAF
PO Patrick Aylmer Vivian with his fiancée Margaret PO Patrick Aylmer Vivian - RNZAF - letter burial Nieuwehorne
Patrick with his fiancée Margaret . . . . . . . . . . . . . Letter - burial Nieuwehorne
images courtesy Patricia "Tris" Wareham (niece) - 10 Feb 2013

RNZAF - Service records - Vivian - request 17 Aug 2012 - received 26 Sep 2012 - PATS -
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652245 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Robert Robertson - RAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Douglas, Isle of Man, UK - Row 14 - Grave 34 - Nieuwehorne Protestant Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649264
born 02 Apr 1918, Scotland - died 14 Sep 1942, Oudehorne, Holland - Age 24
Son of James and Isabella Robertson;
husband of Emilie Dorothea Robertson, of Douglas, Isle of Man, UK


"ABIDE WITH ME;
FAST FALL THE EVENTIDE"

- Epigraph on Robertson memorial -
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1105111 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Alec Walker - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Pleasley Hill, Nottinghamshire, UK - Row 14 - Grave 29 - Nieuwehorne Protestant Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649266
born 23 Mar 1920, UK - died 14 Sep 1942, Oudehorne, Holland - Age 22
Son of Frederick and Louisa Mary Walker;
husband of Marjorie Walker née Radford, of Pleasley Hill, Nottinghamshire, UK

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1942 - George A. Walker - Marjorie Radford - district: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Co. - Vol 7b Page 189


UNTIL THE DAY BREAK
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE
AND DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP
IN VICTORY

- Epigraph on Walker memorial -
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R/86603 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Joseph William Adams - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Row 14 - Grave 31 - Nieuwehorne Protestant Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649260
Son of William Daniel Adams and Emily Elizabeth Adams, 9508 98th Ave, Cloverdale, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
born 30 Oct 1921, Manyberries, Alberta, Canada - died 14 Sep 1942, Oudehorne, The Netherlands - Age 20

T H E - T R A G I C - T A L E - O F - A - Y O U N G - A I R M A N
The tragic tale of a young airman - Edmonton Journal - Aug 1989
The tragic tale of a young airman - Edmonton Journal - Aug 1989
Persistence by a Dutch town brings the story of John Adams to light - by Bob Gilmour, Journal Staff Writer
source The Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 26 Sep 2016

RCAF - Service records - Adams - request 01 Oct 2013 - received 21 Jan 2014 - PATS -
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651576 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Percy Kenneth Jones - RAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire, UK - Row 14 - Grave 28 - Nieuwehorne Protestant Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649262
born 05 Mar 1922, Wales - died 14 Sep 1942, Oudehorne, Holland - Age 20
Son of Percy and Eleanor Jones, of Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire, UK

Birth 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Percy K. Jones - mother's surname: Davies - district: Bedwellty, Monmouthshire Co., UK


HE DIED AS HE LIVED.
EVERY ONE'S FRIEND.
MA. DAD.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS

- Epigraph on Jones memorial -
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1338677 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Reginald Laurence Moss - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Crownhill, Plymouth, UK - Row 14 - Grave 33 - Nieuwehorne Protestant Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649263
born 24 Jul 1922, England - died 14 Sep 1942, Oudehorne, Holland - Age 20
Son of William and Lydia Moss, of Crownhill, Plymouth, UK


AT THE SETTING OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER YOU

- Epigraph on Moss memorial -
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Paperback, 84 pages - 1992 - Title: "Een Brits litteken in Friese bodem"
The fatal disaster of Lancaster W4108 near Oudehorne on 14 September 1942
by Foppe de Boer, Lieuwe Boonstra and Yme de Jong
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SGLO - T1834

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4108 - UG-B - 14 Sep 1942 - NEAR OUDEHORNE - CREW 7

1255394 - 103490 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Edwin Frederick Dowdell - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 391872 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Patrick Aylmer Vivian - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA 652245 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Robert Robertson - RAF - Age 24 - KIA 1105111 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Alec Walker - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
R/86603 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Joseph William Adams - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA 651576 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Percy Kenneth Jones - RAF - Age 20 - KIA 1338677 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Reginald Laurence Moss - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

DOWDELL(†) - VIVIAN(†) - ROBERTSON(†) - WALKER(†)
ADAMS(†) - JONES(†) - MOSS(†)


Contact Vivian is pending - 28 Dec 2012 - PATS

Last update - 26 Sep 2016 - PATS



Molkwerum - 1

28 mi NW of Vollenhove

- 1 Commonwealth grave - 1 UK



Molkwerum, administered by Hemelumer-Oldeferd, is a small village on the SW Friesland coast
It is 25 mi S of Harlingen and 4 mi NE of Staveren
The churchyard is in the centre of the village
In its south-eastern corner is the grave of a British airman
No. of Identified Casualties: 1


SGLO - T2558

Stirling Mk.III - EH889 - AA-Z - F/Lt. T. F. McCrorie - 00:26 - in the IJsselmeer
75 Squadron - RNZAF - 23rd June 1943 - Operation Mülheim
5 KIA - 2 MIA



Delivered by Austin Motors Ltd between May 1943 and July 1943
Contract No.B982939/39. Delivered to No.75 Sqdn 29 May 1943
EH889 was one of four No.75 Sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation. See also: EF399; BK810; EF408
Stirling Mk.III - EH889 AA-Z was airborne - 23:48 - 22nd Jun 1943 from Newmarket, UK
Petrol: 1496 Gallons
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Lothar Linke, IV./NJG 1) and crashed - 00:26 - into the IJsselmeer
F/Lt. McCrorie is buried Hemelumer-Oldeferd (Molkwerum) Protestant Churchyard
P/O. Stuckey in Wonseradeel (Makkum) Protestant Churchyard
and the Tod twins in Medemblik General Cemetery
Sgt. Kennedy is buried at Wieringermeer (Middenmeer) General Cemetery
The others are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

WO.2 R.E.Tod's - DFM - was Gazetted 7th May 1943
The Immediate Award was made in recognition of his actions during an operation 10/11 Apr 1943
when both of the twins were part of a crew which survived a ditching. See: BF455

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Crew: Stirling Mk.III - EH889 - AA-Z - 23 Jun 1943 - Mission: Mülheim
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1365093 - 68770 - F/Lt. - Pilot - T. F. McCrorie - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Molkwerum Churchyard - Grave 190

563586 - 51042 - P/O. - Navigator - W. Stuckey - MID - RAF - Age 29 - KIA - Makkum Churchyard - Grave O-31

R/91741 - WO2 - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. D. Tod - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA - Medemblik Cemetery - Grave 250

625045 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - E. Grainger - RAF - Age 21 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 151

404946 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. L. Richards - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 199

R/91742 - WO2 - Mid Upper Air Gunner - R. E. Tod - DFM - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA - Medemblik Cemetery - Grave 249

1003148 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - R. A. Kennedy - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - Middenmeer Cemetery - Grave 1448
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - EH889 - AA-Z - McCrorie
Loss Card - EH889 - AA-Z - McCrorie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1365093 - 68770 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Thomas 'Tom' Fraser McCrorie - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Broom, Warwickshire, UK - Grave 190 - Molkwerum Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649271
Washed ashore from the IJsselmeer on 05 Jul 1943 - buried Molkwerum Cemetery, Koudum, Grave 190 Row 13

born 25 Jan 1917, Ayr, Scotland, UK
discrepancy Age 27 if born in 1917 - info PATS
Son of Dr. John Andrew McCrorie and Mrs. Margaret McCrorie née Fraser
Siblings: Younger brothers Fraser and Jack McCrorie
husband of Mrs. Joan McCrorie née Holder, Broom, Warwickshire, UK
father of Robert F. McCrorie

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1941 - Thomas F. McCrorie with Joan Holder - Alcester, Warwickshire Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr 1942 - Robert F. McCrorie - mother's surname: Holder - Evesham, Worcestershire Co., UK

Flt. Lt. - Thomas Fraser McCrorie - RAFVR Flt. Lt. - Thomas Fraser McCrorie - RAFVR
Flt. Lt. - Thomas Fraser McCrorie - RAFVR
- courtesy Robert McCrorie (son) - 05 Jun 2011 -
More details see Stevin Oudshoorn's contribution: basher82.nl/Data/molkwerum/mccrorie.htm


THERE'S SOME CORNER
OF A FOREIGN FIELD
THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND

- Epigraph on McCrorie memorial -
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- WONSERADEEL (MAKKUM) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD -

563586 - 51042 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - William Stuckey - MID - RAF - Age 29 - KIA
- of Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK - Row O - Grave 31 - Makkum Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649487
washed ashore - buried Wonseradeel (Makkum) Cemetery - Grave 1 Row 3
Son of William Edwin and Alice Mary Stuckey née Fletcher
husband of Peggy Stuckey née Sewell, Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1892 - William Edwin Stuckey with Alice Mary Fletcher - district: Plymouth, Devon Co., UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1913 - William Stuckey - mother's surname: Fletcher - district: Plymouth, Devon Co., UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1915 - Muriel C. Stuckey - mother's surname: Fletcher - district: Plymouth, Devon Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1917 - John Stuckey - mother's surname: Fletcher - district: Plymouth, Devon Co., UK
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1940 - William Stuckey with Peggy Sewell - district: Newmarket, Suffolk Co., UK


BELOVED IN LIFE
AND CHERISHED IN REMEMBRANCE

- Epigraph on Stuckey memorial -
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- MEDEMBLIK GENERAL CEMETERY -

Twins Doug and Ernie Tod - (c) St. Vital Museum and Historical Society
Twins Doug and Ernie Tod - (c) St. Vital Museum and Historical Society

R/91741 - Warrant Officer Class II - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Richard Douglas Tod - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada - Grave 250 - Medemblik General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620174
Son of Alexander and Mary Edith Tod, of St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada
His twin brother Robert Ernest also died on service
born 19 Feb 1920, St.Vital (Winnipeg), Manitoba, Canada - died 23 Jun 1943, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 23
washed up and buried at Andijk (Z2764)
Initial buried Andijk West General Cemetery - Plot 40, East Grave 144


"YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED
IN THE LAND YOU LOVED"

- Epigraph on R. D. Tod memorial -
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Twins presumed dead
T W I N S   P R E S U M E D   D E A D
image: Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Operation: Picture Me

R/91742 - Warrant Officer Class II - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Robert Ernest Tod - DFM - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada - Grave 249 - Medemblik General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620175
Washed up from the sea near Medemblik (Z2367) on 05 Jul 1943
Son of Alexander and Mary Edith Tod, of St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada
His twin brother Richard Douglas also died on service
born 19 Feb 1920, St.Vital (Winnipeg), Manitoba, Canada - died 23 Jun 1943, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 23

AC2 Robert Ernest Tod - ID 17152
AC2 Robert Ernest Tod - ID 17152
source: R.C.A.F Service Records Tod

D.F.M. Sgt. Robert Ernest Tod
D.F.M. Sgt. Robert Ernest Tod - Winnipeg Evening Tribune - reformat
image: Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Operation: Picture Me

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TOD, Sergeant Robert Ernest - (R91742)
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- Distinguished Flying Medal - No.75 Squadron -
Award effective 23 April 1943 as per London Gazette dated 7 May 1943
and AFRO 1035/43 dated 4 June 1943
Born in St.Vital (Winnipeg), Manitoba; home there; enlisted there 30 January 1941
Trained at No.4 BGS (graduated 6 January 1942) and No.1 WS (graduated 6 December 1941)
Killed in action 23 June 1943 (Stirling EH889, No.75 Squadron; buried in Holland;
his twin brother, Richard Douglas Tod, was also killed).
Award presented by Governor General to next of kin, 12 December 1944
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This airman was the wireless operator of an aircraft which was damaged
by anti-aircraft fire during an operational flight over enemy territory
The aircraft gradually lost height and the pilot was eventually
compelled to bring it down to the sea
Meanwhile, Sergeant Tod worked coolly at his apparatus,
maintaining wireless contact with base
His excellent work enabled the aircraft to be continuously plotted
from the ground and plans for rescue to be made.
The entire crew of the aircraft were picked up within fifteen minutes of coming down on the sea
This airman displayed great coolness and unswerving devotion to duty throughout
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see : http://www.airforce.ca/wwii/ALPHA-TO.html
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Winnipeg Free Press - Monday, May 03, 1943
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One of two St. VITAL twin BROTHERS, who together in the same Stirling bomber
in long distance raids on Germany and Italy for the past eight months
Sergeant Robert Ernest TOD, 23. has won the Distinguished Flying Medal,
a Canadian Press despatch from London, England, announced Monday.
Sergeant TOD and his identical brother, Sergeant Richard Douglas TOD,
have been taking, it in turns on different nights to act as
wireless operator and gunner in the big bomber, relatives explained.........
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Twins Doug and Ernie Tod - (c) St. Vital Museum and Historical Society
Twins Doug and Ernie Tod - (c) St. Vital Museum and Historical Society


"TO SAVE MANKIND -
YOURSELF YOU SCORNED TO SAVE"

- Epigraph on R. E. Tod memorial -
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

625045 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Eric Grainger - RAF - Age 21 - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 151 - CWGC ref. 1798668
Son of William Henry and Myra Grainger née Johnson, UK

Marriage: 2nd Qtr 1906 - William Henry Grainger - Myra Johnson - district: Newport Sh., UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1921 - Eric Grainger - Mother's surname: Johnson - district: Newport Sh., UK
district Newport Sh. spans the boundaries of the counties of Shropshire and Staffordshire
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404946 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - James Leonard Richards - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA
- of Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 199 - CWGC ref. 2940158
Commemorated on Ashburton Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand
born 24 Jan 1918, Rakaia, NZ
primary education: Methven School - 1928 - 1930
secondary education: Methven District High School - 1931 - 1934
request for forms of application for the RNZAF vacancy of a Photographer - 27 Jun 1936
date of 1st application: 18 Dec 1937
date of 2nd application: 14 Sep 1939 - Occupation: Farming - Religion: C. of E. - Anglican
Son of Henry Edward Richards and Jessie Elizabeth Richards, P.O. Box 78, Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand

Enlisted for Aircrew training, Ground Training School, Levin - 01 Dec 1940
Embarking for Canada - 18 Jun 1941
No. 6 Air Obsever School, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - 06 Jul 1941
Award: Air Observers' Badge - 08 Nov 1941
No. 1 Air Navigators' School, Rivers, Manitoba - 10 Nov 1941
No. 1 "X" Depot, Halifax, Nova Scotia - to await embarkation for the UK - 19 Dec 1941
Arriving in England - 07 Jan 1942
No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth, Dorset Co., UK
No. 9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit - 07 Apr 1942
No. 11 Operational Training Unit, Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire - 12 May 1942
Training on Wellington bomber aircraft - took part in two operational flights as bombardier - Düsseldorf and Bremen
Completed operational training
Posted to No. 75 (N.Z.) Squadron - 25 Sep 1942 - RAF Mildenhall later RAF Newmarket both in Suffolk, UK
Moved with Squadron to No. 1657 Conversion Unit, Stadishall, Suffolk - Jun 1942 - for training on Stirlings
The conversion completed the Squadron returned to RAF Newmarket, Suffolk, UK
This brought his total of operationa to eight (8)
291 hours as Bomb Aimer
Henry Edward Harrison Richards (father) - born: Dorie Rural, Rakaia, NZ - Occupation: Farmer
Jessie Elizabeth Tait (mother) - born: Oamaru, NZ

F/Sgt. - James Leonard Richards - RNZAF
F/Sgt. - James Leonard Richards - RNZAF -
- image by Weekly News - via Auckland museum cenotaph records -

RNZAF - Service records - Richards - request 04 Jul 2011 - received 29 Dec 2011 - PATS -
- . - . -

- WIERINGERMEER (MIDDENMEER) GENERAL CEMETERY -

1003148 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Raymond Anthony Kennedy - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
- of St. Marylebone, London, UK - Grave 1448 - Middenmeer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620219
Son of Patrick Michael and Florence Ann Kennedy, of St. Marylebone, London, UK


IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY SON,
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Kennedy memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T2558

STIRLING Mk.III - EH889 - AA-Z - 23 Jun 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

1365093 - 68770 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Thomas 'Tom' Fraser McCrorie - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA 563586 - 51042 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - William Stuckey - MID - RAF - Age 29 - KIA R/91741 - Warrant Officer Class II - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Richard Douglas Tod - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA 625045 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Eric Grainger - RAF - Age 21 - MIA
404946 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - James Leonard Richards - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA R/91742 - Warrant Officer Class II - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Robert Ernest Tod - DFM - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA 1003148 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Raymond Anthony Kennedy - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA

- 5 KIA - 2 MIA -

McCRORIE(†) - STUCKEY(†) - R. D. TOD(†) - GRAINGER(†)
RICHARDS(†) - R. E TOD(†) - KENNEDY(†)


Contact McCrorie is pending - 02 Jun 2011 - PATS

Last update - 04 Oct 2017 - PATS




SGLO - T5120

P-51 B-10 - #42-106693 - CV-M - 2nd Lt. G. Lupton - 8 km E of Isle of Schokland - 11:05
359th FG - 368th FS - 8th AF - 1st Bomb Division - 16 Jan 1945 - MACR #11875
1 POW



359th Fighter Group

359th FG 368th FS 8th-air-force-patch
359th FG - - - - - - - 368th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

Departure place : USAAF Station No. 133 - East Wretham, Norfolk, UK
Weather: 6/10 to 8/10 low overcast
Around 10:50 - vicinity Amersfoort, Holland
Last sighted by O-796642 - Capt. George F. Baker Jr. in a/c P-51 D - CV-E - #44-14500

2nd Lt. Graham Lupton was forced to bail out - 8000 ft - due material failure
while on an escort mission with destination Ruhland, Germany - course 140° -
The "Mustang" had been losing oil pressure, coolant and fire were streaming from the engine
It was still flyable - altitude 10000 ft - until the flames forced him to leave the ship
Taken POW - he was not in a Camp - but transferred to several locations
One was Enschede, Prov. of Overijssel, Holland

Personal effects - Graham Lupton
- personal effects of Graham Lupton - report J 2858 - MACR -

Statement - Capt. George F. Baker Jr.
- statement Capt. George F. Baker Jr. - 20 Jan 1945 - MACR -

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One story that I do remember him telling is how a German sergeant surely saved his life
when Dad went down so he never was actually assigned to a POW camp,
but rather marched around the countryside with minimal supervision
One day as they marched through a German city, American bombers flew over head
and everyone was directed underground into a subway station (or something similar)
Dad and another flyer were moved below to the safe area
The German towns people seeking shelter there realized they were in the company
of the American flyers who were presently bombing them into submission
Dad is convinced if not for the German sergeant who protected him that day
he surely would not have survived the war

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info by Jeff Lupton - son of P51 pilot Graham Lupton - 16 Aug 2007 -
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14128351 - O-832430 - 2nd Lt. Graham Lupton - born: 1922 - Nativity: North Carolina
Residence 1942: Charleston County, South Carolina
Enlistment, 24 Sep 1942, Fort Moultrie, Charleston County, South Carolina
born 28 Jun 1922, Kinston, North Carolina - died 12 Nov 2008, Tavares, Florida - Age 86

- obituary - Graham Lupton -
Mr. Graham Lupton, 86, of Eustis, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
He was born in Kinston, N.C., and moved to Eustis, FL in 1950 after completing
his pharmacy education at the University of Florida
He founded Lupton's Pharmacy of Eustis (currently Lake Pharmacy) in 1965 and operated it until 1983
Mr. Lupton was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Eustis,
a member and past president of the Eustis Kiwanis Club,
a retired major from the U.S.A.F. Reserve
and a veteran having served as a P51 Mustang Fighter Pilot during WWII
Mr. Lupton had been a prisoner of war
The final resting place will be Hillcrest Memorial Gardens of Leesburg, FL
- source - The Daily Commercial - Friday, November 14, 2008

SGLO - T5120

P-51 B-10 - #42-106693 - CV-M - 16 Jan 1945 - 8 KM E OF ISLE OF SCHOKLAND - CREW 1

14128351 - O-832430 - 2nd Lt. Graham Lupton - born: 1922, NC - taken POW

- 1 POW -

LUPTON


Contact Lupton is pending - 16 Aug 2007 - 26 Jul 2013 - PATS

Last update - 27 Jul 2013 - PATS



Hieslum - 2

30 mi NW of Vollenhove

- 2 Commonwealth graves - 2 UK -



Hieslum, administered by the commune Wonseradeel, is 1.5 kilometers south of Parrega
and 9 kilometers south-south-west of Bolsward, which is on the Sneek-Harlingen road
In the churchyard, near to the west door of the church
are the graves of 2 airmen from the United Kingdom
They are marked by a memorial which was erected by the local people
No. of Identified Casualties: 2


SGLO - T2286

Lancaster Mk.III - ED589 - WS-P - Sgt. G. H. Saxton - 23:51 - near Parrega/Hieslum
9 Squadron - RAF - 13th May 1943 - Operation Pilsen
2 KIA - 5 MIA



This aircraft was a Mk.III and was delivered to 9 Squadron 5th Feb 1943
ED589 wore the ID's WS-O/P ED589 took part in the following key Operations:
As WS-O, Nüremburg 8/9Mar 43; St.Nazaire 22/23Mar 43; Berlin 27/28Mar 43; Essen 3/4Apr 43;
As WS-P, Düsseldorf 25/26 May 1943. When lost ED589 had a total of 125 hours
Also lost at 13-14/05/43 - Pilsen : ED452, ED543, ED667, ED693, R5611, W4110, W4305, W4944, and W4981
Lancaster Mk.III - ED589 - WS-P was airborne - 21:42hrs - 13th May 1943 from Bardney, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw. Heinz Vinke, IV./NJG 1) and crashed - 23:51 - 13 May 1943
between Parrega and Hieslum (Friesland) - two small communities 11 km SW of Sneek, Holland
Sgt. Owen and Sgt. Buntin are buried in Wonseradeel (Hieslum) Protestant Churchyard
but the others have no known graves

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED589 - WS-P - 13 May 1943 - Mission: Pilsen
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1499180 - Sgt. - Pilot - G. H. Saxton - RAFVR - Age 27/28 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 164

R/124685 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - W. R. MacDonald - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 184

1211258 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - J. Reddish - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 162

149558 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - D. C. Ferris - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149

571812 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - R. M. Morris - RAF - Age 22 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 159

954224 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. C. Owen - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA - Hieslum Churchyard - Grave 21-2

1550979 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. Buntin - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Hieslum Churchyard - Grave 21-1
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ED589 - WS-P - Saxton
Loss Card - ED589 - WS-P - Saxton - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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Memorial Churchyard Hieslum
- - - Hieslum - Memorial - - -

954224 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Charles Owen - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of Rhos-on-Sea, Denbighshire, UK - Row 21 - Grave 2 - Hieslum Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649454
Son of Owen and Mabel Owen, of Rhos-on-Sea, Denbighshire, UK
Note : C.E. Owen on Hieslum memorial grave - CWGC is John Charles Owen
- . - . -

1550979 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - James Buntin - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Row 21 - Grave 1 - Hieslum Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649453
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1499180 - Sergeant - Pilot - George Henry Saxton - RAFVR - Age 27/28 - MIA
- of Carlisle, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 164 - CWGC ref. 2940944
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saxton, of Carlisle, UK
- . - . -

R/124685 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Wallace Reginald MacDonald - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA
- of Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 184 - CWGC ref. 1079291
born 17 Apr 1917, Canada - died 14 May 1943, Hieslum, The Netherlands - Age 26
- . - . -

1211258 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Reddish - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 162 - CWGC ref. 2939978
- . - . -

149558 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Douglas Claude Ferris - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of Milton, Southsea, Hampshire, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149 - CWGC ref. 1269964
Son of William John and Maude Ferris, of Milton, Southsea, Hampshire, UK
- . - . -

571812 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Roger Marshall Morris - RAF - Age 22 - MIA
- of Cambridge, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 159 - CWGC ref. 1077227
Son of Ernest Tom and Bertha Morris; husband of Isabella Morris, of Cambridge, UK
- . - . -



SGLO - T2286

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED589 - WS-P - 13 May 1943 - NEAR PARREGA/HIESLUM - CREW 7

1499180 - Sergeant - Pilot - George Henry Saxton - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA R/124685 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Wallace Reginald MacDonald - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA 1211258 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Reddish - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA 149558 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Douglas Claude Ferris - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
571812 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Roger Marshall Morris - RAF - Age 22 - MIA 954224 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Charles Owen - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 1550979 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - James Buntin - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 2 KIA - 5 MIA -

SAXTON(†) - MacDONALD(†) - REDDISH(†) - FERRIS(†)
MORRIS(†) - OWEN(†) - BUNTIN(†)


Last update - 29 Aug 2015 - PATS



Bakhuizen - 9

25 mi WNW of Vollenhove

- 9 Commonwealth graves - 6 UK - 2 AUS - 1 CAN -



Gaasterland is the administrative title of a commune, having headquarters
in the Town Hall at Balk, which controls that village and eight others
Bakhuizen is a village in this commune, and is on the southern Friesland coast
It lies 10 kilometers east-south-east of Staveren and 30 kilometers west of Lemmer
The Roman Catholic Cemetery is about 150 yards to the rear of the Roman Catholic Church
which is in the south-western part of the village
Close to the entrance are the graves of nine airmen
six of whom came from the United Kingdom, one from Canada and two from Australia
No. of Identified Casualties: 9


SGLO - T1999

Lancaster Mk.I - W4308 - UV-C ("C" for Charlie) - S/L. R. B. Osborn - 20:54 - near Warns
460 Squadron - RAAF - 23rd Jan 1943 - Operation Düsseldorf
2 KIA - 5 INJ/POW



W4308 was a Mk.I and was delivered to No.460 Sqdn 28 Oct 42
Took part in the following Key Operations: Stuttgart 22/23 Nov 42 (No.460 Sqdn's first Lancaster Operation);
Turin 28/29 Nov 42; Mannheim 6/7 Dec 42; Turin 11/12 Dec 42-aborted; Duisburg 20/21 Dec 42; Berlin 17/18 Jan 43;
Düsseldorf 23/24 Jan 43-Lost. When lost this aircraft had a total of 69 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - W4308 - UV-C was airborne - 17:14 - 23 Jan 1943 from Breighton, UK
Homebound, and while nearing the Dutch coast, attacked by a ME110 (Oblt. Wolfgang Kuthe, IV./NJG 1)
crash-landing - 20:54 - 23 Jan 1943 on open land near Warns (Friesland), 3 km WNW of Bakhuizen, Holland
where the two men killed are buried in Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery
S/L. Osborn who was badly injured was repatriated - 16 Sep 1944
Bomber Command Association Newsletter - No.28 (Feb95) - contains a graphic account of
the investigation into loss of this Lancaster
S/L. R. B. Osborn spent three months in Leeuwarden Hospital
before internment in Camps 9C/L3, as POW No. 19634
Sgt. R. A. Brown RAAF was confined in Hospital due injuries, POW No. 42732
Sgt. I. H. S. Hayes was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27379
F/O. H. E. L. Longworth in Camps 21B/L3, POW No. 117
Sgt. P. H. Martin in Camp 8B/344
Commissioned during captivity and transferred to Camp L3, POW No. 27381

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4308 - UV-C ("C" for Charlie) - 23 Jan 1943 - Mission: Düsseldorf
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74686 - S/L. - Pilot - Richard Bentley Osborn - RAF - DSO - DFC - Age 23 - INJ/POW - Camps 9C/L3 - POW No. 19634

403620 - P/O. - Navigator - Harold "Bing" Leonard Edward Longworth - RAAF - Age 28 - POW - Camp L3 - POW. No. 117

406441 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Philip Andrew Martin - RAAF - Age 26 - POW - Camp L3 - POW No. 27381

646058 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Ivor Horace Spencer Hayes - RAF - Age .. - POW - Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 27379

411084 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John "Jack" "Spike" Vincent Conlon - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - Grave 24-12

401812 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ronald "Ron" Arthur Brown - RAAF - Age 21 - INJ/POW - Camp 9C - POW No. 42732

400391 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Stuartson "Stewie" Charles Methven - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - Grave 24-11
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

74686 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Richard Bentley Osborn - RAF - DSO - DFC - Age 23 - INJ/POW
born 20 Apr 1919
left upper arm injured and taken POW - Camps 9C/L3 - POW No. 19634
S/L. R. B. Osborn spent three months in Leeuwarden - St Bonifatius Hospital
S/L. Osborn who was badly injured was repatriated - 16 Sep 1944
Address: 55A High St., Oxford, England
marriage 3rd Qtr 1945: Mr. Richard B. Osborn and Ms. Eileen Anne Skoulding - district Weston, Lancashire, UK

published privately a book in 1993
The last landing of C 'Charlie' (Lancaster W 4308) on Saturday 23 January 1943 :
a review of the event written for "Stewie" Methven and Jack Conlon - by R. B. "Skipper" Osborn
R. B. Osborn, Mt. Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
R. B. Osborn, 17 Turner St, Berwick, Victoria 3806, Australia
and a second book in 1996
Circuits and bumps : being an account of the experiences in the Royal Air Force during the second world war
of Squadron Leader Richard Bentley Osborn, DSO, DFC Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
and Flight Officer Eileen Anne Skoulding (mentioned in Dispatches) Women's Auxiliary Air Force
as written by Richard Osborn
- . - . -

403620 - P/O. - Navigator - Harold "Bing" Leonard Edward Longworth - RAAF - Age 28 - POW
injured and taken POW - Camps Oflag XXIB (21.B) and Stalag Luft III (3) - POW. No. 117

born 25 Feb 1914, Maitland, NSW - died 1985 - Age 71
Enlistment: 3 Feb 1941, No. 2 Recruiting Centre, Sydney, NSW - Next of kin: Henry Longworth
Embarkment: 16 Oct 1941 - Occupation: Bank Teller
date of Discharge: 2 Nov 1945 - Rank: Flight Lieutenant - Posting at Discharge 460 Squadron
Mr. Henry Barlow Longworth (father), Karuah Street, Thornton, NSW
Mrs. Christina McIntosh Longworth (mother), Thornton, Newcastle, NSW
411070 - Russell James Longworth (brother) - RAAF
Miss Violet Longworth (aunt), 12 Crowsnest Rd, North Sydney, NSW
- . - . -

406441 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Philip Andrew Martin - RAAF - Age 26 - POW
taken POW - Camps Stalag VIIIB aka 344 and Stalag Luft III - POW No. 27381

born 5 Dec 1916, Northam, WA - died 1990 - Age 74
Enlistment: 9 Dec 1940, Perth, WA - Next of Kin: Kenneth John Martin (father)
date of Discharge: 12 Nov 1945 - Rank: Flight Lieutenant - Posting at Discharge 460 Squadron
Mr. K. J. Martin (father), Springfield, Northam, WA
Mr. Kenneth John Martin (father), Dalwallinu, WA
- . - . -

646058 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Ivor H. S. Hayes - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 27379
Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a notorious German Army prisoner of war camp,
later renumbered Stalag-344, located near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Lambinowice) in Silesia

It's Ivor Horace Spencer Hayes - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 09 Jun 2013

AIR78-73-0-3 page 110 - 646058 - Ivor Horace Spencer Hayes
AIR78-73-0-3 - page 110
646058 - Ivor Horace Spencer Hayes - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 09 Jun 2013
- . - . -

411084 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John "Jack" "Spike" Vincent Conlon - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Orange, New South Wales, Australia - Row 24 - Grave 12 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649246
born 18 Aug 1919, Glebe Point, NSW
Son of Michael Sylvester Colon and Mary Ann Matilda Conlon, of Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Enlistment: 31 Mar 1941, Sydney, NSW - Next of Kin: Mary Conlon (mother) - Religion: Roman Catholic
Ms. M. A. Conlon, 18 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Sgt. Conlon did jump at the last moment ...... it's was a fatal one due less altitude
He was found only 500m from the crash location with unopened chute


SWEET JESUS
HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL
MAY HE REST IN PEACE. AMEN

- Epigraph on Conlon memorial -
- . - . -

401812 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ronald "Ron" Arthur Brown - RAAF - Age 21 - INJ/POW
injured and taken POW - Camp 9C - POW No. 42732
promotod to Warrant Officer: retrospective effect from 11 Jun 1943

born: 24 Oct 1921, Northcote, VIC - died 1985 - Age 64
Mr. E. A. Brown (father), 12 Rotherwood Road, Ivanhoe E.21, VIC
Enlistment: 31 Mar 1941, Melbourne, VIC - Next of Kin: Eltham Arthur Brown (father) - Religion: Metodist
date of Discharge: 8 Jan 1946 - Rank: Warrant Officer - Posting at Discharge: Phu Morecambe Lanes

Wounded right leg (tibia & fibula) by cannon shell - broken leg
Leeuwarden - St. Bonifatius Hospital (23 Jan 1943 to early Apr 1943)
Dulag Luft (Lazaret) 7 day - Obermassfeld Stalag IX C - year - Meinigen - month
Luft 7 ( 2 months ) Camp near Leizig
20 Jun 1944 Stalag Luft VII
Left Stalag Luft VII 20 Jul 1944 for Stalag IV DZ (Stalag IVD = TORGAU [ELBE])
15 Sep 1944 (being repatriated) - Safe in UK - previously POW Stalag IX.C
Embarkation (6 weeks)
source Digital Copy records - RAAF 401812 - WO R. A. Brown
- . - . -

400391 - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Stuartson "Stewie" Charles Methven - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA
- of Belgrave, Victoria, Australia - Row 24 - Grave 11 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649250
born 10 Jun 1912, Suva, Fiji
Son of Stuartson Collard Methven and Ruby Iris Methven, of Belgrave, Victoria, Australia
Enlistment: 20 Aug 1940, Melbourne, VIC - Next of Kin: Stuartson Methven (father)
S. C. Methven (Father), "Banaba" Hilton Grove, Belgrave, Victoria, Australia

PO. Methven was killed in 2nd attack by ME110


R.I.P.

- Epigraph on S. C. Methven memorial -
- . - . -

22 Jul 1942 - Brother Capt. J. M. Methven was killed six months earlier in the Middle East

VX.48690 - Captain - John Malcolm Methven - M.I.D. - Australian Infantry - Age 23 - KIA
- of Belgrave, Victoria, Australia - Grave: A III. E. 18. - El Alamein War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2210487
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry A.I.F. 2/23 Bn.
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
born abt. 1919, Ocean Island, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Colony
Son of Stuartson Collard Methven and Ruby Iris Methven, of Belgrave, Victoria, Australia


R.I.P.

- Epigraph on J. M. Methven memorial -
- . - . -

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additional info via Rein Strikwerda - 02 Jul 2011



SGLO - T1999

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4308 - UV-C ("Charlie") - 23 Jan 1943 - NEAR WARNS - CREW 7

74686 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Richard Bentley Osborn - RAF - DSO - DFC - Age 23 - INJ/POW - Camps 9C/L3 - POW No. 19634 403620 - P/O. - Navigator - Harold 'Bing' Leonard Edward Longworth - RAAF - Age 28 - POW - Camp L3 - POW. No. 117 406441 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Philip Andrew Martin - RAAF - Age 26 - POW - Camp L3 - POW No. 27381 646058 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Ivor Horace Spencer Hayes - RAF - Age .. - POW - Camp 344 - POW No. 27379
411084 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John 'Jack' 'Spike' Vincent Conlon - RAAF - Age 23 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - Grave 24-12 401812 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ronald 'Ron' Arthur Brown - RAAF - Age 21 - INJ/POW - Camp 9C - POW No. 42732 400391 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Stuartson 'Stewie' Charles Methven - RAAF - Age 30 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - Grave 24-11

- 2 KIA - 5 INF/POW -

OSBORN - LONGWORTH - MARTIN - HAYES
CONLON(†) - BROWN - METHVEN(†)


Last update - 04 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3279

Avro Lancaster Mk.I - DV401 - QR-Z - F/O. G. A. Tull - 01:30 - near Mirns/Bakhuizen
61 Squadron - RAF - 3rd Jan 1944 - Operation Berlin
7 KIA



DV401 was a Mk.I and was delivered to 61 Squadron 30 Nov 1943
DV401 took part in the following Key Operations: Berlin 16/17 Dec 43; Berlin 23/24 Dec 43; Berlin 29/30 Dec 43
When lost this aircraft had a total of 64 hours
Avro Lancaster Mk.I - DV401 - QR-Z was airborne - 23:46 - 2nd of Jan 1944 from Skellingthorpe, UK
South of Staveren over the IJsselmeer, the aircraft was attacked by a German nighfighter
and was badly damaged and on fire
Crashed - 01:30 - 3rd Jan 1944 at Mirns (Friesland) near Bakhuizen, 18 km WNW of Lemmer, Holland
Funerals were held 4th of Jan 1944 in Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman catholic Cemetery
their graves being next to two Australians who were buried a year previous with 460 Sqdn - See W4308 -

Two Lancaster crews with Sgt. Heasman and F/Sgt. Baldwin
Lancaster crews - 13 Airmen -
l-r : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, Heasman, Baldwin, #11, #12, #13
- #14 took likely the photo -
- image via Vic Heasman (son) - 4 Jul 2009

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Crew: Avro Lancaster Mk.I - DV401 - QR-Z - 3 Jan 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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124570 - Flying Officer - Pilot - G. A. Tull - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - 24-20

1394468 - Sgt. - Navigator - J. G. Holden - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - 24-16

1392768 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - J. Stock - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - 24-18

1607798 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. E. Heasman - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - 24-17

R/164036 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. S. Baldwin - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - 24-22

1593845 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - C. G. Crosby - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - 24-21

1356442 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - C. Ablett - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Bakhuizen Churchyard - 24-19
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - DV401 - QR-Z - Tull
Loss Card - DV401 - QR-Z - Tull - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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124570 - Flying Officer - Pilot - George Arthur Tull - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Yiewsley, West Drayton, Middlesex, UK - Row 24 - Grave 20 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649252
Son of Mr. George Tull and Mrs. Lucy Tull née Williams, of Yiewsley, West Drayton, Middlesex, UK

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1915 - George Tull and Lucy Williams - district: Warwick, Warwickshire Co. - Vol 6d Page 1125
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - George A. Tull - mother's surname: Williams - district: Warwick, Warwickshire Co. - Vol 6d Page 1587


NOTHING CAN TAKE AWAY
THE LOVE A HEART HOLDS DEAR.
ALWAYS REMEMBERING YOU.
R.I.P. MUM & DAD

- Epigraph on Tull memorial -
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1394468 - Sergeant - Navigator - Joseph Gerald Holden - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Swiss Cottage, London, UK - Row 24 - Grave 16 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649249
Son of Mr. Donald Holden and Mrs. Blanche Holden née Jovenet, of Swiss Cottage, London, UK

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Donald Holden and Ms. Blanche Jovenet - district: St.Martin - Vol 1a Page 1428
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1915 - Donald J. S. Holden - mother's surname: Jovenet - district: Pancras - Vol 1b Page 49
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Bernard J. F. Holden - mother's surname: Jovenet - district: Pancras - Vol 1b Page 2
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Joseph G. Holden - mother's surname: Jovenet - district: Pancras - Vol 1b Page 43
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Marriage 2nd Otr. 1950 - Bernard J. F. Holden - Ms. Josephine M. Valentiny - district: Stoke Newington - Vol 5d Page 1294
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1958 - Martin J. Holden - mother's surname: Valentiny - district: Stroud - Vol 7b Page 862


LORD, ALL PITYING,
JESU BLEST.
GRANT HIM
THINE ETERNAL REST

- Epigraph on Holden memorial -
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1392768 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - James Stock - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Lower Edmonton, Middlesex, UK - Row 24 - Grave 18 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649251
Son of Mr. James Herbert Stock and Mrs. Kathleen Stock, of Lower Edmonton, Middlesex, UK


MEMORY IS A GOLDEN CHAIN
THAT LINKS US
TILL WE MEET AGAIN

- Epigraph on Stock memorial -
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1607798 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Gordon Edward Heasman - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
- of Wymering, Hampshire, UK - Row 24 - Grave 17 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649248
born 2nd Qtr. 1911 - mother's surname Gordon - district Lambeth
Son of Mr. Edward W. and Mrs. Mabel Annie Heasman née Gordon
Husband of Doris Mabel Heasman née White, 19 Harwich Road, Wymering, Hampshire, UK
Brother of Ronald H. Heasman (b.1913); Harold W. Heasman (b.1915) and Winifred D. Heasman (b.1917)
Father of Victor E. Heasman (born 1931 - died 09 Mar 2015)
Peter G. Heasman (born 1933)
Maureen Heasman (born 1937)
Shirley B. Heasman (born 1939)

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1930 - Gordon E. Heasman and Ms. Doris Mabel White - district: district Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK - Vol 2b Page 1339
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1931 - Victor E. Heasman - mother's surname: White - district: Portsmouth - Vol 2b Page 605
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1933 - Peter G. Heasman - mother's surname: White - district: Portsmouth - Vol 2b Page 580
Birth 3nd Qtr. 1937 - Maureen Heasman - mother's surname: White - district: Portsmouth - Vol 2b Page 668
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1939 - Shirley Heasman - mother's surname: White - district: Portsmouth - Vol 2b Page 894
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info FreeBMD


Sgt. Gordon Edward Heasman
Sergeant - Gordon Edward Heasman
- image via Vic Heasman (son) - 6 Jul 2009

Telegram - Missing - 1607798 F/Sgt. G. E. Heasman
Telegram - Missing - 1607798 F/Sgt. G. E. Heasman
source: Vic Heasman (son) - via Elger Abbink - 21 Jul 2015


JUST A SMALL TOKEN
OF REMEMBRANCE
TO ONE OF THOSE
WHO MADE THE GREAT SACRIFICE

- Epigraph on Heasman memorial -
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R/164036 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Stanley Baldwin - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Windsor, Ontario, Canada - Row 24 - Grave 22 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649245
Son of Mr. Arthur Joseph Baldwin and Mrs. Mary Ann Baldwin née Smeaton, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
born 28 Feb 1923, Windsor, ON, Canada - died 3 Jan 1944, Mirns, The Netherlands - Age 20

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 21 Apr 1942
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Arthur Joseph Baldwin (father) - Occupation: Customs Clerk
Present/Permanent Address: 1440 Giles Boulevard, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Electricians Apprentice
Enlistment: 21 Apr 1942, Windsor, Ontario, Canada - Religion: United Church
Posted to No. 1 "M" (Manning) Depot, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Trade: (Std.) Observer or Pilot
Air Gunner's Badge - 19 Feb 1943
Embarkment leave - 20 Feb 1943 - 05 Mar 1943
T.O.S. No. 1 "Y" Depot Halifax - 06 Mar 1943
S.O.S. 1 "Y" Depot to RAF Trainee Pool - 27 Mar 1943
Embarkment Halifax, Canada - 28 Mar 1943
U.K. - 04 Apr 1943
T.O.S. 3 P.R.C. from Canada - 05 Apr 1943

Arthur Joseph Baldwin (father) - Age 57 abt. 1888 - 1440 Giles Boulevard, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Mary Ann Baldwin née Smeaton (mother) - Age 46 abt. 1899, Perth, Scotland - 1440 Giles Blvd. East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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William Jordan Baldwin (brother) - Age 23 abt. 1922 - R.C.A.F. New Foundland
John Stanley Baldwin - born 28 Feb 1923 - died 3 Jan 1944, Mirns, The Netherlands - Age 20
Robert Douglas Baldwin (brother) - Age 18 - born 19 Oct 1926 - 1440 Giles Boulevard, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Barbara Ann Baldwin (sister) - Age 9 abt. 1936 - 1440 Giles Boulevard, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Ages as given in letter of 16 Feb 1945
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William Jordan Baldwin - born abt. 1922 - deceased before 2015
Robert Douglas Baldwin - born 19 Oct 1926, Windsor, ON, Canada - died 03 Dec 2014, Bad Axe, MI, USA - Age 87
Barbara Ann Hewson née Baldwin, Sedona, AZ, USA
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Additional info - Obituary Robert Douglas Baldwin

R/164036 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John 'Jack' Stanley Baldwin - RCAF R/164036 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John 'Jack' Stanley Baldwin - RCAF
R/164036 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John "Jack" Stanley Baldwin - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Baldwin - 21 Jul 2015

German records - Grablage - Friedhof Bakhuizen - F/Sgt. J. S. Baldwin - RCAF
German records - Grablage - Friedhof Bakhuizen - F/Sgt. J. S. Baldwin - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Baldwin - 21 Jul 2015


SLEEP ON, BELOVED SON.
WE LOVED YOU WELL;
BUT JESUS LOVE YOU BEST
"HIS WILL BE DONE"

- Epigraph on Baldwin memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Baldwin - request 10 Jul 2015 - received 24 Jul 2015 - PATS -
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1593845 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles Gordon Crosby - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA
- of Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, UK - Row 24 - Grave 21 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649247
Son of Mr. Lancelot Bellas Crosby and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Crosby née Coan, of Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, UK
Sibling: Kathleen M. Crosby (sister)

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1903 - Lancelot Bellas Crosby and Elizabeth Annie Coan - district: Sunderland - Vol 10a Page 1071
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1908 - Charles Gordon Crosby - district: Sunderland - Vol 10a Page 834
Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Kathleen M. Crosby - mother's surname: Coan - district: Sunderland - Vol 10a Page 1368
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Death 3rd Qtr. 1937 - Lancelot B. Crosby - Age 71 - district: Sunderland - Vol 10a Page 502

LANCELOT BELLAS CROSBY - died 18 Sept 1937 - Age 71 - Bishopwearmouth Cemetery, Sunderland


HE GAVE HIS LIFE
AMONG THOUSANDS
TO ENSURE PEACE.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

- Epigraph on Crosby memorial -
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1356442 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Charles Ablett - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Row 24 - Grave 19 - Bakhuizen Catholic Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649244
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Bakhuizen - Cemetery
Bakhuizen - Cemetery 'St. Odulphus' - memorials crew DV401
- image via Hans and Elger Abbink -



SGLO - T3279

LANCASTER Mk.I - DV401 - QR-Z - 3 Jan 1944 - NEAR MIRNS/BAKHUIZEN - CREW 7

124570 - Flying Officer - Pilot - George Arthur Tull - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1394468 - Sergeant - Navigator - Joseph Gerald Holden - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1392768 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - James Stock - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1607798 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Gordon Edward Heasman - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
R/164036 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John 'Jack' Stanley Baldwin - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA 1593845 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles Gordon Crosby - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA 1356442 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Charles Ablett - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 7 KIA -

TULL(†) - HOLDEN(†) - STOCK(†) - HEASMAN(†)
BALDWIN(†) - CROSBY(†) - ABLETT(†)


Contact Heasman is pending - 03 Jul 2009 - PATS
Contact Baldwin is pending - 28 Jul 2015 - PATS

Last update - 16 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3256

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator - c/n 578 - #42-7554 - 1st Lt. John H. Allen - 14:51 - Mirns
445th BG(H) - 702nd BS - 8th AF - 22 Dec 1943 - MACR 15597
7 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD




Wrist watch found at crash location - info John Keulen, Bakhuizen - source IDPF Destro - page 63
Wrist watch - 14:51pm - found at crash location
info John Keulen, Bakhuizen - source IDPF Destro - page 63

Crew 42-7554
Crew - B-24H-1-FO Liberator - #42-7554 WV-X
Standing left to right: ? unknown ?, John Allen, Sam Ellicott , Joseph Gill, Tony Destro, Joe Pavelko
Kneeling - left to right": Romuald Firewicz , John Elder, Everett Odom, Harry Henry
- image via Wiebe H. de Vries -

On the image above you will see written Gill - kneeling 2nd from the right -
This is not Gill but Everett Morrison Odom, according his sister Edith Colin née Odom
??? - Further a (co)pilot (? Bevins ?) contacted John Odom ( Edith & Everett's brother )???
13 Dec 2007 - PATS


Sam Ellicott was replaced on 22 Dec 1943 by Erwin Bevins
12054608 - O&797495 - ELLICOTT#SAMUEL#M#######
RESIDENCE: NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE - PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 12 MAR 1942 - NATIVITY: DELAWARE - BIRTH: 1917
MARITAL STATUS: Single
O&797495 - ELLICOTT SAMUEL M, ARMY, Delaware - European Theatre: Germany
24 Feb 1944 - Unit: 0445BG
Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated - GERMANY
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
born 14 Sep 1917, Wilmington, DE
Son of Mr. Samuel M. Ellicott Sr. I and Mrs. Helen Ellicott née Coale, 230 West 17th St., Wilmington, Del.

Name: Samuel M. Ellicott Jr. II - Birth: 14 Sep 1917 - Death: 29 Jun 1968 - Age 50
Name: Lillian Allen Ellicott (wife) - Birth: 05 Oct 1922 - Death: 21 Oct 2001 - Age 79
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Name: Samuel M. Ellicott III (son) - Birth: 06 Jul 1943 - Death: 07 Dec 1962 - Age 19
Name: Carolyn F. Ellicott (daughter) - Birth: 23 Jun 1958 - Death: 24 Jun 1958 - Age 1 day

1st Lt. Samuel Massey Ellicott
1st Lt. Samuel Massey Ellicott II
source: AAM / IWM - by usafdo - 18 Feb 2015
usafdo = Anthony Louis Destro II

Co-pilot 1st Lt. Samuel M. Ellicott II with #41-29117 crew Captain BUNNING
MACR #2555 - Shot down over Germany on 24 Feb 1944 and taken POW
Mrs. Samuel M. Ellicott (wife) former Ms. Lillian Allen, 526 Ferris Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Romuald Firewicz was replaced on 22 Dec 1943 by Oscar Robbins Jr.
33284229 - FIREWICZ#ROMUAID#M######
RESIDENCE: ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA - PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 17 JUL 1942 - NATIVITY: PENNSYLVANIA - BIRTH: 1920
MARITAL STATUS: Single
Romuald M. Firewicz - 31 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 1996 - Age 75
!!! Discrepancy ROMUAID .... it's ROMUALD !!! - info PATS

Crew Allen - courtesy Nancy Book (niece of John Harold Allen)
Crew - B-24H-1-FO Liberator - #42-7554 WV-X
courtesy Nancy Book - via Thomas Ferguson - 04 Jul 2011
Pats, Everett is 3rd from the left - info EEC = Edith (sister) and Earl Colin - 5 Jul 2011

#42-7554 - Airborne from Tibenham, Norfolk, UK
Shot down by Fw. Theodor von Kavarbasic in Bf-110G-2 of ZG 26/7
Crashed - 14:51 - 22nd Dec 1943 at Mirns (Friesland) near Bakhuizen, 18 km WNW of Lemmer, Holland
Funerals were held 24th of Dec at Gaasterland (Bakhuizen) Roman Catholic Cemetery
T/Sgt. John R. Elder washed ashore - 24th Dec 1943 -
Seven KIA, 2 became POW - while one was evading

Final flight path - Crew Allen - 22 Dec 1944 ... by Jan J. van der Veer
Final flight path - Crew Allen - 22 Dec 1944 - sketch by Jan J. van der Veer
courtesy Owens family - highlights by Anthony Louis Destro II - 02 Apr 2015

445th BG patch Circle F 445th BG - 702nd BS patch 8th-air-force-patch

445th BG - 2nd CBW - Circle 'F' - 702nd BS - WV - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator - #42-7554 - 22 Dec 1943 - Mission: Osnabrück
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O-465407 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Harold Allen - Dallas Co., TX - Age 23 - FOD

12035086 - O-807665 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Erwin James Bevins Jr. - Watervliet, Albany Co., NY - Age 23 - EVD

20241293 - O-674179 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joseph Francis Gill Jr. - New York - Age 25 - POW

14061673 - O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro - Dade Co., FL - Age 22 - KIA

38188018 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John R. Elder - Le Flore County, OK - Age 22 - KIA

35371021 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Oscar Robbins Jr. - Decatur Co., IN - Age 21 - FOD

13125175 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph John Pavelko - Philadelphia, PA - Age 19 - KIA

33325811 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - Harry Luther Henry - Philadelphia, PA - Age 25 - POW

34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens - Fulton Co., AL - Age 23 - KIA

14165120 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Morrison Odom - Wadesboro, NC - Age 19 - KIA
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Positions of Gunners need to be verified !!! - info PATS - 03 Feb 2015
Positions of Gunners verified !!! - info PATS - 02 Sep 2015

O-465407 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Harold Allen - Dallas Co., TX - FOD
born 04 Jun 1920, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, USA - died 22 Dec 1943, Mirns, The Netherlands - Age 23
Enlistment: 03 Jan 1942
Son of Mr. John David Allen (father) and Mrs. Katie A. Allen (mother), 5435 Goodwin Ave, Dallas, TX
Husband of Mrs. Jetta Fern Allen, 3403 Kings Rd, Dallas, TX
Sibling: Mary Katherine Allen (sister)
Initial buried buried in the Netherlands

US Census 02 Apr 1930
Justice Precinct 1, Dallas City, Texas, United States
Address: 5434 Goodwin Ave, Dallas City
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John D. Allen - Head - M-36 - born 14 Feb 1894, Texas - Occupation: Operator - Linetyper
Katie A. Allen - Wife - F-34 - born 05 Aug 1895, Texas
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
John H. Allen - Son - M-10 - born 04 Jun 1920, Dallas, Texas
Mary K. Allen - Daughter - F-6 - born 13 May 1924, Dallas, Texas
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info: FamilySearch, Fold3 and Findagrave

US Census 04 Apr 1940
Tract 10, Dallas, Justice Precinct 1, Dallas, Texas, United States
Address: 5434 Goodwin Ave, Dallas City
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John D. Allen - Head - M-46 - born 14 Feb 1894, Texas - Occupation: Linetyper, Daily Newspaper
Katie A. Allen - Wife - F-44 - born 05 Aug 1895, Texas
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John H. Allen - Son - M-19 - born 04 Jun 1920, Dallas, Texas
Mary K. Allen - Daughter - F-15 - born 13 May 1924, Dallas, Texas
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info: FamilySearch and Findagrave

John Harold Allen - North Dallas High School ROTC - 1938 A&M - John Harold Allen - 1941
A&M - John Harold Allen - 1942 1st Lt. John Harold Allen - 1943
A&M - graduate - 1942 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Lt. - John Harold Allen - 1943
John Harold Allen was in the field artillery and a mechanical engineering graduate at A&M
- info: Lawrence Dubose, A&M graduate 1942 -
top images via Fold3 and Find a Grave - by destro_anthony - usafdo

Identification Tag and two Watches
Identification Tag and two Watches
Articles were surrendered to a CID investigator by John Keulen of Bakhuizen
source: IDPF Elder - page 84

PILOT MISSING SINCE 1943 RAID IS DECLARED DEAD
PILOT MISSING SINCE 1943 RAID IS DECLARED DEAD
clip via Cathy Peters - 12 Mar 2015

O-465407 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Harold Allen
O-465407 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Harold Allen
photo via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 13 May 2015

Uniform of Lt. John H. Allen
Uniform of Lt. John H. Allen - on collector's display in U.S.A.
images via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 08 Feb 2016
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12035086 - O-807665 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Erwin James Bevins Jr. - Watervliet, Albany Co., NY - EVD
born 1 Aug 1920, NY - died 2 Mar 1985, Watervliet, Albany County, NY - Age 64
Enlistment: 15 Dec 1941, Albany, NY - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Erwin J. Bevins Sr. and Sadie Bevins née Sigjer, 1534 4th Ave, Watervliet, NY
Siblings: Marcella A. Donavan née Bevins and Eugene "Gene" J. Bevins

12035086 - O-807665 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Erwin James Bevins Jr. 12035086 - O-807665 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Erwin James Bevins Jr.
12035086 - O-807665 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Erwin James Bevins Jr.
Persoonsbewijs of Maarten van Zuilen - fake ID for Erwin James Bevins Jr.
Persoonsbewijs of Maarten van Zuilen - fake ID for Erwin James Bevins Jr.
images via SMAMF - 16 Nov 2015

Given as Edwin James Bevins in SSDI and on headstone !!!
Last Place of Residence: Albany, New York
Previous Residence Postal Code: 12189

Bevins - Undergrond ID - Ottens, Amersfoort
Bevins - Undergrond ID - Ottens, Amersfoort
image of Ottens' album via Leendert Smit - 27 Oct 2011
proof of name on back of photo via Michael LeBlanc - 01 Nov 2011

15th US Census - 17 Apr 1930 - Watervliet Albany Co., NY
Address: 1516 5th Ave, Watervliet, NY
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Erwin J. Bevins Sr. (Head 35/22) - born abt. 1895, NY - occupation: Chauffeur - died Oct 1954 - Age ~59
Sadie Bevins (Wife 33/19) - born abt. 1897, NY
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Marcella A. Bevins (Daughter) (F-12) - born 16 Aug 1917, Watervliet, NY - died 23 Nov 2007, Troy - Age 90
Erwin J. Bevins Jr. (Son) (M-9) - born 01 Aug 1920, NY - died 02 Mar 1985, Watervliet, NY - Age 64
Eugene J. Bevins (Son) (M-6) - born abt. 1924, NY - died 14 Jun 2008 - Age ~84

E&E #2946 - Escape and Evasion Report (23 pages)
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5557546

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Evading for a period of 473 days

LT. BEVINS was shot down at 15:30 [14:51], 22 December, 1943, at BAKHUIZEN, HOLLAND (Sheet 3B, Q-4777)
He received help within an hour

His chief helpers are as follows:

RENSE TALSMA, home BAARN, (Sheet 2A3A, Z-3305)
Cigarettes, ration tickets, money, clothes, excellent help of an on Jan-April 1944
in LEEUWARDEN area (Sheet 3B, V-7013)
Carried BEVINS, who was wounded on shoulder, into LEEUWARDEN and obtained doctor
and place to stay with "THE BOSS"
Tall, 31, light hair, stylishy dressed, former government worker

"THE BOSS", LEEUWARDEN
22 Dec 1943, early Feb 1944, shelter and medical care
Underground leader with contacts with hospital
29, small, brown hair, well known to EVENHUIS(†), Englis Straat [Engelsestraat 6], LEEUWARDEN
Jan Evenhuis - born 15 Jan 1896, Groningen - liquidate 18 Aug 1944, Camp Vught - Age 48



PETER SIJETMA [PIETER SIJTEMA], WARGA (Sheet 3B, U-7308)
Food and Shelter April-May, 1944, electrician
2 daughters, SIKIE [SIJKE], 8 and JANNI [JANKE], 5
[WARGA (Dutch), WERGEA (Frisian)], Kerkbuurt 27
Pieter Sijtema (pseudonym: Pieter Johannes de Vries) at Warga

Bevins with wooden shoes on Sijke Siitema's bicycle in Warga - collection Sijtema
Bevins with wooden shoes on Sijke Sijtema's bicycle in Warga
via Janke Sijtema - collection Sijtema - 17 Nov 2015

BOB, LEEUWARDEN
Took LT. BEVINS from WARGA to MEPPEL in May, 1944 under dangerous conditions
Was shot at and pursued but escaped
6 feet, 50, heavy, gunsmith in LEEUWARDEN

Photographer [ABRAHAM VONK], opposite RR station MEPPEL (Sheet 3A, Z-9656)
Spent one night in May
As result photographer lost all possessions at German hands
Lives at shop with wife and son [HENK] 18, daughter 24

TAYO ["THEO" OTTENS], S of town, E of large barrack area, AMERSFOORT, (Sheet 2A3A, E-3997)
Food, shelter June, 1944
Wife and 5 daughters, ages 3 weeks to 11 years
[MoF - GELIUS LEBERTHUS OTTENS - born 29 Aug 1906 - died 21 Dec 1999 - Age 93]

Ottens family with Erwin Bevins, Mike Fedoruk and Charles Crook
Ottens family with three American evaders
l-r: Mr. Ottens, Erwin Bevins, Mrs. Ottens, Mike Fedoruk, Charles Crook, Jo Turkenburg (niece of Mrs. Ottens)
image via Michael LeBlanc - 30 Oct 2011

KOOSLAG [JAN KOESLAG], ½ km outside LAREN (Sheet 2A3A, Z-2809)
Food and shelter on farm. July-August 1944
Hid 8 evaders, has 11-12 children
[LAREN is 8 mi ENE of ZUTPHEN]

Bevins on bicycle a.k.a. 'Opoefiets'- 1944 - photo via Jan Lefeber
Bevins on bicycle a.k.a. "Opoefiets" - 1944
image from Jan Lefeber - collection Jan Braakman - source: thewarinthecorner.org

ALBERTS, next door to butcher called HILDSBERDGEN [HULSBERGEN], NIJVERDAL, (Sheet 2A3A, V-1318)
Food and shelter Sept - Dec, 1944
Wife and 2 small children

JAN HILDSBERGDEN [HULSBERGEN], NIJVERDAL
Butcher, heavy, 30
Meat, food, clothes and cigarettes, Sept - Dec 1944

Nijverdal - December 1944 - Airmen at Van der Graaf
Nijverdal - December 1944 - Airmen at Van der Graaf
Jim Burnett, Hannie, Gerry Martin, "The baker" Mr. Van der Graaf,
Mrs. Van der Graaf, Ted Weaver, Hetty and Erwin Bevins "Yours truly"

Contact Van der Graaf is pending - 15 Feb 2016 - PATS

VAN DER GRAFF [VAN DER GRAAF], S. NIJVERDAL
Food and shelter Dec 1944 - Feb 1945
Baker, son 16, 2 daughters HETTY, 18, HANNIE, 22

DR. BAKKER, DR. SMIT, DR. BODE
Medical help Dec 1944 - Feb 1945
All visited LT. BEVINS several times and did not hesitate to do their best
in spite of German surveillance

GERRITDINA PIKSEN "GERRY", NIJVERDAL
Clothes, food, ration tickets, excellent help and many great risks taken without hesistation
Leader in organization, helper of many pilots
girl, 24, dark, 5-10, large build

Gerrit Jan Piksen - 24 jul 1917, Hellendoorn - 14 Oct 1944, Haarle - Age 27
Gerrit Jan Piksen
born 24 jul 1917, Hellendoorn - died 14 Oct 1944, Haarle - Age 27
Captured 14 Oct 1944 - shot by Germans on Bathemerweg near Haarle
MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Awarded posthumously - 12 Mar 1947, Utrecht
KRUIS VAN VERDIENSTE (KV)
Awarded posthumously - 20 Jan 1953
VERZETSHERDENKINGSKRUIS (VHK)


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BONIJE, HELLENDOORN WEG, NIJVERDAL
Food, clothing, shelter first 3 weeks of March, 1945
2 parents, sons YON, 22, HELLEKER, 24

M. VAN HARTEN, GROOTE STRAAT [GROTESTRAAT 274], NIJVERDAL
Food and shelter 25 March - 09 April, 1945, during this period had moved to HAARLE
to escape Germans (Sheet 2A3A,V-0818)
Protected evaders while surrounded by Germans and lost all possessions April 8-9
in burning of farm during fighting
Father, 53, former straw and fertilizer dealer
2 sons, 17 & 25, 2 daughters, one [ANNIE] 24, DEENY [DINY], 22

EE-2946 Bevins helpers summary
EE-2946 - Bevins helpers summary
Probably names (phonetic spelling) given by Lt. Bevins
names need to be verified - 18 Oct 2011 - info PATS

APPENDIC "C" to E&E Report No. IS9WEA/1/357/2479
No. O-807665 - Rank 2/Lt. - Name: BEVINS E. J.
Date of Interview: 11 Apr 1945
Maps Used: NWE 250,000 Sheet 3B. Sheet 2a & 3a.
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From 22 DEC 1943 - 22 JAN 1944 stayed with EVENHUIS, ENGLES Straat, LEEUWARDEN
Medical attention fed and clothed. (U-7014, Scheet 3a)

From 22 JAN 1944 - 08 APR 1944 stayed at WARGA (U-7308, Scheet 3B), PETER SIJETMA [PIETER SIJTEMA]
an electrician - next to a school in the main street [Wartensterdijk] on the road to WARTENA (U-7507 Scheet 3B)
[WARGA (Dutch), WERGEA (Frisian)]
[WARTENA (Dutch), WARTEN (Frisian)]

Stayed with TAO ["THEO"] OTTENS, a Private Detective in AMERSFOORT (E-9981 Scheet 2a, 3a)
From 08 APR 1944 - 10 MAY 1944

KOESLAG, a farmer, near LAREN (V-0600 Sheet 2a and 3a)
From 10 MAY 1944 - 09 JUN 1944

Bevins with Koeslag family - 1944 - photo via Gerald Edward Martin
Koeslag family with Bevins - 1944
Family of Albert Jan and Hanna Koeslag (2nd row, 2nd and 3rd from the right), photographed in 1944
Farmers near the town of Laren in eastern Holland, they offered Bevins (at right, back row)
a hiding place after having stayed in Leeuwarden, Warga and Amersfoort
Albert Jan Koeslag was arrested by the Germans in November 1944 but survived the war
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image via Gerald Edward Martin - collection Jan Braakman - source: thewarinthecorner.org

Gerald Edward Martin - b. 02 Dec 1922, Croyden, England - died 05 Mar 2008, Snohomish, WA, USA - Age 85
12/13 Jun 1944 - Avro Lancaster Mk. II LL678 - Flight Engineer - Sgt. G. E. Martin - RAF - Survived - EVD
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VANDERGRAFFE [VAN DER GRAAF], a baker in NIJVERDAL (V-1318 Sheet 2a and 3a)
From 15 OCT 1944 - 08 MAR 1945

BONJE, town architect in NIJVERDAL
From 08 MAR 1945 - 25 MAR 1945
BONJE worked for Germans as cover to help the organisation

M. van HARTEN, GROOTESTRAAT 274, NIJVERDAL
From 08 MAR 1945 - 25 MAR 1945

Farmer in HAARLE named HOOBERT
From 25 MAR 1945 - 09 APR 1945

Dr. SMIT, NIJVERDAL, gave me medical attention
Dr. BOTE (?), NIJVERDAL, assistant of Dr. BAKKER
Dr. BAKKER, NIJVERDAL
All three looked after several Es and Es ( E&E's)

On 09 April 1945 LT. BEVINS, LT. TED WEAVER, and 30 Dutch civilians
moved to a castle E of HAARLE with 22 Germans
All were taken by the 2nd Canadian Division at this castle on that day

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

- info 09-12 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2946 -

FAMILY RECEIVES FIRST WORD FROM SON IN MANY MONTHS
Lt. Erwin Bevins, missing since '43, on his way home - 02 May 1945
Lt. Erwin Bevins, missing since '43, on his way home - 02 May 1945
source - The Times Record, Troy, NY - reformat by PATS

AREA MAN POSED AS DUTCH PERSON TO FOOL GERMANS
Lt. E. J. Bevins, Watervliet, Home After 16 Months With Underground
Lt. Erwin J. Bevins Jr. - at home - 19 May 1945
Lt. Erwin J. Bevins Jr. at home - 19 May 1945
source - The Times Record, Troy, NY - reformat by PATS

1st Lt. Edwin J. Bevins - US ARMY - WORLD WAR II
Headstone - 1st Lt. Edwin J. Bevins - 1920 - 1985
Burial: Saint Mary's Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot: Saint Joseph's Shrine, Plot I
image via Alysia - Find A Grave Memorial# 110180448 - 07 May 2013
*** He was born "ERWIN", and later in life changed his 1st name ***
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20241293 - O-674179 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joseph Francis Gill Jr. - New York - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan
born 20 Oct 1918, NY died 01 Jul 2001, Madison, Somerset Co., Maine - Age 82
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Gill Sr., 8 Hickory Street, Floral Park, Long Island, NY
Enlistment: 27 Jan 1941, Brooklyn, NY - Resident: Nassau Co., NY - Nativity: New York - Marital Status: Single
info birth: MACR - death: Dan Gill (son) - SSDI

FLORAL PARK FAMILY HEARS MISSING SON IS PRISONER
Floral Park Family Hears Son Is Captive
Lt. Joseph F. Gill Jr. - Missing Son is Prisoner
Lt. Joseph F. Gill Jr. - Missing Son is Prisoner
source Julie Gill (daughter) - via Tony Destro - 15 Feb 2015

Patient of the Reserve-Lazarett IX-C(a) Obermassfeld, Thuringia, Germany - Orthopedic Hospital
Lt. Joseph F. Gill Jr. - O 674179 - 445 BG
U.S. P.O.W. 1788
info via forum.armyairforces.com by Robert E. Johnson - 06 Jul 2006

Lt. Joseph F. Gill Jr. - U.S. P.O.W. 1788
Lt. Joseph F. Gill Jr. - U.S. P.O.W. 1788
source Julie Gill (daughter) - via Tony Destro - 15 Feb 2015

3 WAR HEROES ARE BACK HOME ON FURLOUGHS
Dr. Streitel, Gill And Dowing Return to Village
3 War Heroes Back Home - Floral Park, L.I.
3 War Heroes Back Home - Floral Park, L.I., NY
source Julie Gill (daughter) - via Tony Destro - 15 Feb 2015

Heritage Herald - header
Crew Allen - Heritage Herald 1990 - page 5
Original crew of Lt. Allen
source: Heritage Herald 1990 - page 5
Piecing History Together for Lt. Joseph Gill, 445th Navigator - story by Mary Beth Barnard
James Owens is given here at the left in the back - that is not correct !!! - info Gigi M. Jackson - 27 Feb 2015

20241293 - O-674179 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joseph Francis Gill Jr. - via Dan 20241293 - O-674179 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joseph Francis Gill Jr. - via Julie
20241293 - O-674179 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joseph Francis Gill Jr.
courtesy Dan and Julie Gill (son & daughter) - via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 13 May 2015 - 18 Aug 2015
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14061673 - O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro - Dade County, FL - KIA
born 1921, Jamestown, NY - died 22 Dec 1943, Mirns, Holland - Age 22
Enlistment: 16 Jan 1942, Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida - Residence: Dade Co., FL - Marital Status: Single
Grade: Aviation Cadet - Branch: Air Corps
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bakhuizen - Row: 24 Grave Nr. 14
Son of Luigi "Louis" Destro (father) and Maria "Mary" Destro (mother) née Agate, Miami, Dade Co., FL, USA
Siblings: Phyllis Destro (sister) and Samuel Destro (brother)
Address: Mrs. Louis Destro, 566 NW 1st Street, Miami, Florida

US Census - 14 Apr 1930, Jamestown City, Chautauqua Co., New York
Address: 53 South Main St, Jamestown, NY
Luigi "Louis" Destro - Head - Age 37 - born abt. 1893, Bronte, Italy - Merchant Retail Grocery
Maria "Mary" Destro - Wife - Age 27 - born 07 Oct 1902, Bronte, Italy - died 08 Feb 1994, FL - Age 91
Anthony Destro - Son - Age 9 - born abt. 1921, Jamestown, NY
Phyllis Destro - Daughter - Age 7 - born 15 May 1922, Jamestown, NY - died 10 May 2000, FL - Age 77
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Census 1935 - Dade County, Florida
Address: 1035 NW 5st Rear
Luigi "Louis" Destro - Head - Age 42, Bronte, Italy - Grocer
Maria "Mary" Destro - Wife - Age 31, Bronte, Italy - Housewife
Anthony Destro - Son - Age 14, Jamestown, NY - Student
Phillys Destro - Daughter - Age 12, NY - Student
Samuel Destro - Son - Age 5, NY - None
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LUIGI "LOUIS" DESTRO - born 02 Feb 1889 - died 02 Oct 1946 - Age 57
MARIA "MARY" DESTRO - born 07 Oct 1902 - died 08 Feb 1994 - Age 91
SAMUEL DESTRO - born 29 Apr 1930 - died 17 Oct 2001 - Age 71
!!! Discrepancy birth Luigi - 1889 - 1893 (as in Censuses) !!!

US Census 1940 - 15 Apr 1940 - Dade County, Florida
Area C, Miami, Election Precinct 69, Dade, Florida, United States
Address: 566 NW 1st Street
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Luigi "Louis" Destro - Head - M-44 abt. 1896, Italy
Maria "Maria" Destro - Wife - F-37 abt. 1903, Italy
Anthony Destro - Son - M-19 abt. 1921, New York
Phylis Destro - Daughter - F-17 abt. 1923, New York
Simeon "Samuel" Destro - Son - M-10 abt. 1930, New York
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Margarette Agate - Sister-in-law - F-28 abt. 1912, New York
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info: FamilySearch
!!! Discrepancy birth Luigi - 1889 - 1893 - 1896 (as in Censuses) !!!
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Anthony Louis Destro (l) - Samuel Destro (m) - Phyllis Destro-Parasiliti-Verela (r) Anthony Louis Destro - Graduation picture
left image: Anthony Louis Destro (l) with his brother Samuel (m) and sister Phillis (r)
right image: Anthony Louis Destro - Graduation picture

HIS FIRST FURLOUGH HOME ! - 07 Sep 1942, Miami
Tony with parents and Wagner Freas at Frolics Club - 07 Sep 1942
Tony with parents and Wagner Freas at Frolics Club - 07 Sep 1942
original photo via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II (nephew) - 17 May 2015
Wagner Freas = Samuel Wagner Freas - born abt. 1923, FL

O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro Lt. Destro (left) and Lt. Bevins (right) - 1943 - Sioux City, IA
O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro
left image: 2nd Lt. Anthony Louis Destro - army portrait
right image: Sioux City, Iowa 1943 - Training base before deployed to England
photos via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II (nephew) - 03 Jan 2015
see also : www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3153625

Thank you very much for have a web page honoring a B-24 crash that had my uncle
and his other 9 other air crew members on it.
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Anthony L. Destro II - 15 Jan 2015


2nd Lt. Anthony L. Destro - reported Missing In Action - Telegram
04 Jan 1944 - 2nd Lt. Anthony L. Destro - reported Missing In Action - Telegram
image via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II (nephew) - 30 Apr 2015

ID-TAG - O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro
ID-TAG - O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro
source Destro's IDPF records - aka "293" file

O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro .... original b/w O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro .... sepia by PATS O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro .... colour retouch by PATS
Original . . . . . O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro . . . . . Sepia and Colour retouch by PATS
Original b/w photo via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II (nephew) - 17 May 2015

2nd Lt. Anthony Louis Destro - Gloves and Goggles on display - Bakhuizen - 11 Nov 2015
2nd Lt. Anthony Louis Destro - Gloves and Goggles on display - Bakhuizen - 11 Nov 2015
image by PATS - 11 Nov 2015

FOIA - IDPF - Destro - request 09 Mar 2015 - received PDF - 141 pages - 15 May 2015
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38188018 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John R. Elder - Le Flore County, OK - KIA - drowned -
born 13 Apr 1921 - died 22 Dec 1943, near Mirns (IJsselmeer), Holland - Age 22
Son of Robert Lee Elder (father) and Lillian Fern Elder (mother), Howe Twp, Box 15, Heavener, Le Flore County, OK
Address: Mr. Lee Elder (father), 512 Southeast 47th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
initial buried 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bakhuizen - Row: 24 Grave Nr. 15
Likely John Robert Elder - info PATS

JOHN R. ELDER, Technical Sergeant, Engineers, U.S. Army Air Corps
Home address: Heavener, Le Flore County
Katherine Brower (sister), c/o Mrs. Lee Elder, Heavener. Born April 13, 1921
Enlisted July 16, 1942. Graduated Heavener High School 1942
Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 22, 1943, somewhere in Germany
- info: Oklahoma War Memorial - World War II - page 153 -

US Census 9 Apr 1930 - Howe Township - Le Flore Co., OK
Lee Elder - Head - 37/25/18 - born 1893, OK - Undergrond foreman - Coal miner
Fern Elder - Wife - 35/23 - born 1895, IL
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Mary Elder - Daughter - 17 - born abt. 1913, OK - daughter from first marriage of Lee Elder
William G. Elder - Son - 11 - born 1918, OK
John R. Elder - Son - 8 - born 1921, OK
Martha K. Elder - Daughter - 6 - born abt. 1924, OK
Louise C. Elder - Daughter - 5 - born abt. 1925, OK
Wesley C. Elder - Son - 3 8/12 - born abt. 1926, OK
Lindburg Elder - Son - 2 2/12 - born 1928, OK
Baby Elder - Son - 8/12 - born 1929, OK
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- info US Census 1930 -

US Census 18 Apr 1940 - Howe Township - Le Flore Co., OK
Lee R. Elder - Head - 47/25/18 - born 1893, OK - Undergrond foreman - Coal miner
Fern Elder - Wife - 45/23 - born 1895, IL
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William G. Elder - Son - 21 - born 1918, OK - Coal miner
John R. Elder - Son - 19 - born 1921, OK - Coal miner
Martha C. Elder - Daughter - 16 - born abt. 1924, OK
Charlene Louise Elder - Daughter - 15 - born abt. 1925, OK
Charles Wesley Elder - Son - 13 - born abt. 1926, OK
Lindy Elder - Son - 12 - born 1928, OK - died 1944 - Age 16
Bob Elder - Son - 10 - born 1929, OK
Velma Elder - Daughter - 7 - born abt. 1933, OK
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- info US Census 1940 -
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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER : 18032400
NAME : WILLIAM G. ELDER
RESIDENCE: STATE : OKLAHOMA
RESIDENCE: COUNTY : OKLAHOMA
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT : VICTORVILLE AAF CALIFORNIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT : 18 Jan 1946 - Master Sergeant - Air Corps
TERM OF ENLISTMENT : Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
NATIVITY : OKLAHOMA
YEAR OF BIRTH : 18
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info of his brother
18032400 - M/Sgt. William George Elder - via aad-archives - 04 Jan 2015

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T/Sgt. John R. Elder - Killed in action
Three Oklahomans Killed in Action
Miami Daily News Record - 29 Feb 1944
via newspapers.com

T/Sgt. John R. Elder - headstone
GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS
Headstone - T/Sgt. John R. Elder - 1921 - 1943
Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA
image via Shelia Bobo - findagrave.com - 27 May 2011

Robert Lee Elder (father) - 03 Mar 1893 - Dec 1978 - Age 85 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK
Lillian Fern Elder (mother) - 28 Mar 1895 - Jul 1980 - Age 85 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK
Lindburg "Lindy" Elder (brother) - 1928 - 1944 - Age 16 - Heavener, Le Flore Co., OK
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- info SSDI - Findagrave -

FOIA - IDPF - Elder - request 25 Sep 2014 - received PDF - 118 pages - 04 Feb 2015
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35371021 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Oscar Robbins Jr. - Decatur County, IN - FOD
born 1922, IN - died 22 Dec 1943, Mirns, Holland - Age 21
Son of Mr. Oscar Robbins (father) and Mrs. Opal Robbins (mother), Greensburg City, IN, USA
Husband of Mrs. Oscar Robbins, Jr. of R.R.5, Greensburg, IN, USA

35371021 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Oscar Robbins Jr. 35371021 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Oscar Robbins Jr.
35371021 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Oscar Robbins Jr.
left photo via Wanda Ebinger née Robbins (niece) - 02 Feb 2015
right photo via Richard J. Cuskaden (nephew) - via SMAMF - 06 Mar 2015

Census 22 Apr 1930 - Washington Twp, Greensburg City - Ward 2 , Decatur Co., Indiana, USA
Address: 211 East Central Ave
Oscar Robbins - Head - 32/24 - born 27 Sep 1897, IN - died 11 Jan 1975 - Age 77
Opal Lee Robbins née Ray - Wife - 27/18 - born 14 Apr 1903, IN - died 27 Oct 1997 - Age 94
Oscar Robbins Jr. - Son - 8 - born abt. 1922, IN - died 22 Dec 1943, Holland - Age 21
Thomas E. Robbins - Son - 7 - born 9 Apr 1923, IN - died 4 Sep 2008, Greensburg, IN - Age 85
Elsie F. Cuskaden née Robbins - Daughter - 6 - born 23 Mar 1924, IN - died 13 Aug 2014, Greensburg, IN - Age 90
Betty Lou Robbins - Daughter - died in infancy - born 16 Aug 1926 - died 07 Oct 1926 - Age 1m 22d
COD - chronic enteritis
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HOPE HELD FOR OSCAR ROBBINS

LOCAL MAN MISSING SINCE DEC. 22, 1943
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Hope that her husband, Oscar Robbins, Jr., who was reported missing in action in the
European war theatre after parachuting from his disabled plane during aerial combat
on Dec. 22, 1943, may still be alive, is held by the airman's wife and parents, of Greensburg.
Belief that Robbins may have joined other members of the plane crew, who escaped to the
Dutch underground, is expressed by Mrs. J. D. Allen, of Dallas, Texas, in a letter to
the local youth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Robbins, Sr.
Mrs. Allen's son, who was also a member of the plane crew, is still listed as missing along with Robbins.
From Lt. Joe Bevins, co-pilot of the plane, who was a prisoner of the Nazis for 16 months
before escaping to Canadian lines, Mrs. Allen had received information that her son was seen
in August of last year. A Lt. Gill and and Sgt. Henry, who also parachuted to safety and
were taken prisoner by the Nazis, have been liberated.
Mr. and Mrs. Robbins have another son, Gene, who has been in the army 30 months
and is now stationed with the Army of Occupation at Bremen, Germany.
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Newspaper Article dated 14 Sept 1945 Greensburg Daily News
https://familysearch.org/photos/stories/3404593
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Widow Receives Purple Heart Award
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Mrs. Oscar Robbins, Jr. of R.R.5 has received the Purple Heart award from the
war department presented posthumously to her husband, Tech. Sgt. Oscar Robbins, Jr.
Sgt. Robbins was a radio operator aboard a plane downed during operations
over Germany on Dec. 22, 1943.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Robbins, of this city, Sgt. Robbins
attended the local schools and entered service in September 1941
with one of the early groups of selectees.
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Newspaper Article dated 20 Oct 1947 Greensburg Daily News
https://familysearch.org/photos/stories/3404619
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Brother of Oscar Robbins Jr. was in the U.S. Army
35090217 - ROBBINS#THOMAS#E########
RESIDENCE: STATE - INDIANA - COUNTY: MARION
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
ENLISTMENT - 02 FEB 1943

He was a member of the VFW in Greensburg after proudly serving his country as a PVT
in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945. He was also a WWII veteran and
was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded on Dec. 8, 1944 while fighting in Germany
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info - US Census 1930, AAD Archives, Findagrave and obituary of Thomas Eugene (Gene) Robbins - 2008

FOIA - IDPF - Robbins - request 09 Mar 2015 - expecting Sep 2015
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13125175 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph John Pavelko - Philadelphia, PA - KIA - Margraten - M-10-14
born 10 Feb 1924, PA - died 22 Dec 1943, Mirns, Holland - Age 19
Son of Mr. John M. Pavelko and Mrs. Anna Pavelko née Sklencar
Enlistment: 08 Oct 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Residence: Philadelphia Co., PA - Marital Status: Single
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bakhuizen - Row: 24 Grave Nr. 14

!!! Be aware !!! - Joseph "Jig" Pavelko - "Jig" is not his real middle name !!!
It's the Air Force alphabet spelling as for "J" - info PATS

US Census 18 Apr 1940
Ward 38, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Address: 2020 Dennie Street, Philadelphia City
1935 - Same house
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John Pavelko - Head - M-46 - abt. 1894, Czechoslovakia
Anna Pavelko - Wife - F-40 - abt. 1900, Ľubica, Czechoslovakia
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Michael Pavelko - Son - M-17 - abt. 1923, Pennsylvania
Joseph John Pavelko - Son - M-16 - abt. 1924, Pennsylvania
John Pavelko - Son - M-12 - abt. 1928, Pennsylvania
Helen Pavelko - Daughter - F-6 - abt. 1934, Pennsylvania
Dorothy Veronica Pavelko - Daughter - F-1 - abt. 1939, Pennsylvania
Thomas - Son - M - born after 18 Apr 1940
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Michael Pavelko - born 14 Jun 1922, PA - died .. Mar 1969 - Age 47
John F. Pavelko - born 20 Sep 1927, PA - died 18 Aug 2009, Butler, PA - Age 82
Helen A. Petko née Pavelko - died 30 Jun 2013 in Belle Haven Nursing Home, Quakertown, PA - Age 79
Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late John M. & Anna (Sklencar) Pavelko
Survived by a brother Thomas Pavelko, and a sister Dorothy Pavelko
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info: FamilySearch and Mrs. Dorothy Pavelko

Map of crash location - original sketch by Jan J. van der Veer - 1983
Map of crash location - original sketch by Jan J. van der Veer - 1983
See also locations for Pavelko's medal and Owens' ID-tag
IJsselmeer (lake) is former Zuiderzee since 1932
courtesy Owens family - highlighted by PATS - 03 Apr 2015

Medal of Joseph Pavelko - found on crash location by Jan K. Visser - Mirns, June 1981 Medal of Joseph Pavelko - found on crash location by Jan K. Visser - Mirns, June 1981
Medal of Joseph Pavelko - found on crash location by Jan K. Visser - Mirns, June 1981
size is 25 x 13 mm
courtesy Pavelko family

Original Img018 ... Joe Pavelko (right) with unknown (left) Retouch by PATS - Img018 ... Joe Pavelko (right) with unknown (left)
ORIGINAL - Img018.jpg - l-r: Unknown and Joe Pavelko - RETOUCH by PATS
damaged image - courtesy Dorothy V. Pavelko (sister) - 13 May 2015

13125175 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph John Pavelko
13125175 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph John Pavelko
courtesy Dorothy V. Pavelko (sister) - via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 13 May 2015

Purple Heart - Joseph J. Pavelko Purple Heart - Joseph J. Pavelko
Purple Heart - Joseph J. Pavelko
courtesy Pavelko/Petko family - via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 13 May 2015

FOIA - IDPF - Pavelko - request 25 Sep 2014 - expecting Apr 2015
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33325811 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - Harry Luther Henry - Philadelphia, PA - POW - Dulag 12
born 13 Mar 1919, Oldtown, MD - died 23 Mar 1990 - Age 71
Son of Mr. Emmit C. Henry and Mrs. Callie M. Henry née Twigg, Oldtown, Maryland
Siblings: Elsie V. Henry (F), Clarence P. Henry (M) and Ethel S. Henry (F)
Enlistment: 03 Aug 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Residence: Undefined Code, PA
Date of entry into active Service: 17 Aug 1942
Address: Mrs. Mary Henry (wife), 3726 L Street, Philadelphia, PA
Nativity: Maryland - Marital Status: Married
Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12 and Stalag XVII-B - Barrack 38B
03 May 1945: Released as POW
Date of Seperation: 12 Dec 1945
Place of Seperation: SAD AAFPDC, San Antonis, Texas
Address 1945: 757 Howell St, Oxford Village, Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, 24, PA

US Census 1920
Address: Oldtown, Allegany, Maryland, United States
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Emmit C. Henry - Head - M-30 - born 1889, West Virginia - Farmer
Callie M. Henry - Wife - F-28 - born 1891, Maryland
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Elsie V. Henry - Daughter - F-10 - born abt. 1910, Maryland
Clarence P. Henry - Son - M-9 - born abt. 1911, Maryland
Ethel S. Henry - Daughter - F-5 - born abt. 1915, Maryland
Luther H. Henry - Son - M-0 - born 13 Mar 1919, Oldtown, Maryland
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info: FamilySearch

US Census 1930
Address: Oldtown, Allegany, Maryland, United States
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Emmit Henry - Head - M-39 - born 1889, West Virginia - Farmer
Callie Henry - Wife - F-38 - born 1891, Maryland
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Ethel Henry - Daughter - F-15 - born abt. 1915, Maryland
Luther Henry - Son - M-10 - born 13 Mar 1919, Oldtown, Maryland
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Ellen Henry - Mother - F-65 - born abt. 1870, Maryland
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info: FamilySearch

US Census 17 Jun 1940
Address: Oldtown, Election District 2, Allegany, Maryland, United States
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Emmit C. Henry - Head - M-50 - born 1889, West Virginia - Farmer
Callie M. Henry - Wife - F-47 - born 1891, Maryland
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William E. Stalling - Farm hand - M-57 - born abt. 1883, Maryland
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info: FamilySearch

US Census 17 Apr 1940
Address: Lansdowne Borough, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
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Elbert A. Corbin - Head - M-62 - born abt. 1878, Pennsylvania
Gwladys Corbin - Wife - F-59 - born abt. 1881, Pennsylvania
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Harry L. Henry - Lodger - M-21 Maryland
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info: FamilySearch

Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
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Emmit C. Henry (father) - born 1889, West Virginia - died 1968 - Age ~77
Callie M. Henry (mother) née Twigg - born 1891, Maryland - died 1981 - Age ~90
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Elsie V. Henry (sister) - born 1909, Maryland - died 1987 - Age ~78
Ethel S. Henry (sister) - born 1914, Maryland - died 1992 - Age ~78
Clarence P. Henry (brother) - born 1910, Maryland - died 1997 - Age ~87
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info: Findagrave

Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
T/Sgt. Harry Luther Henry - 1919 - 1990 - headstone
T/Sgt. Harry Luther Henry - 1919 - 1990 - headstone
Find A Grave Memorial# 3166134 - by Byron - 25 Mar 2014
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34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens - Fulton County, GA - KIA
born 26 Nov 1920, GA - died 22 Dec 1943, Mirns, Holland - Age 23
Son of Mr. James Ollie Owens and Mrs. Eva Watson Owens née Atkinson
Siblings: Nellie Lucille Owens (F), Verner Alva Owens (M), Ada Louise Owens (F) and Vera Beatrice Owens (F)
Enlistment: 13 Jul 1942, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia - Residence: Fulton Co., GA - Marital Status: Single
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bakhuizen - Row: 24 Grave Nr. 13

US CENSUS 07 Apr 1930 - Atlanta Borough
1560 DeKalb Ave, Atlanta, De Kalb County, GA
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James Ollie Owens - Head - M 37(19) - born 12 Mar 1893, GA - died 14 Aug 1937 - Age 44
Eva Watson Atkinson Owens - Wife - F 36(18) - born 09 Jul 1893, GA - died 02 Jul 1984 - Age 90
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Nellie Lucille Owens Tuck - Daughter - F-17 - born 23 Oct 1912, GA - died 13 Jul 2006 - Age 93
Verner Alva Owens - Son - M-15 - born 13 May 1914, GA - died 26 Dec 1995 - Age 81
Ada Louise Owens Morris - Daughter - F-11 - born .. ... 1918, GA - died 21 Jun 1974 - Age ~56
James Carl Owens - Son - M-9 - born .. ... 1920, GA - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age ~23
Vera Beatrice Owens Jackson - Daughter - F-5 - born 06 Aug 1924, GA - died 14 Jan 1983 - Age 58
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Fold3 and Findagrave: info by Gigi M. Jackson

His brother is Lt. Col. US AIRFORCE - Verner Alva Owens, Sr.

Lt. Col. Verner Alva Owens - headstone
Lt. Col. Verner Alva Owens - 1914 - 1995 - headstone
source Findagrave - by: rhondajo - 17 Jun 2012

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 14103237
NAME : OWENS#VERNER#A##########
RESIDENCE: STATE : GEORGIA
RESIDENCE: COUNTY : DE KALB
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT : ATLANTA GEORGIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY : 15
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH : 04
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR : 42
BRANCH: CODE : Air Corps
NATIVITY : GEORGIA
YEAR OF BIRTH : 1915
!!! discrepancy !!! 13 May 1914 / 1915 !!! discrepancy !!!

34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens Sgt. James Owens Missing on Raid
34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens
courtesy Gigi M. Jackson - via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 01 Mar 2015
Gigi's uncle was married to the youngest sister of T/Sgt. James Carl Owens
see also Find A Grave Memorial# 3166134

34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens 34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens
James Carl Owens with his Mom Eva James Carl Owens with his Mom Eva
James Carl Owens with his Mom Eva
34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens
middle images: Carl with his Mom Eva
bottom image: Carl with his Mom Eva and sisters Nellie, Vera and Ada
images courtesy Cathy Peters (niece) - via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 10 May 2015

Mrs. Eva Owens with her sons Verner and James James Carl Owens with his youngest sister Vera
Mrs. Eva Owens with her sons Verner and James . . . James Carl Owens with his youngest sister Vera
images courtesy Cathy Peters (niece) - via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 10 May 2015

Original 'Dog Tag' 1942 - 34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens 'Dog Tag' 1943 found at crash location - 34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens
Dog Tags - 34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens
left image: Original "Dog Tag" 1942 - - - right image: "Dog Tag" 1943 found at crash location

JAMES C OWENS . . . . . . . . . . JAMES C OWENS
34351234 T42 A . . . . . . . . . . 34351234 T43 A
MRS EVA OWENS . . . . . . . . . . MRS EVA W OWENS
195 PINE ST AP 454 . . . . . . . . . . 195 PINE ST APT454
ATLANTA GA P . . . . . . . . . . ATLANTA GA P
Note difference !!! - 1942 and 1943 ... middle name "W" ... AP 454 and APT454 - info PATS
images courtesy Cathy Peters (niece) - 10 Mar 2015

Owens' Wing, Medals and Purple Heart
T/Sgt. James Carl Owens - Wing, Medals and Purple Heart - courtesy Cathy Peters (niece) - 10 Mar 2015

FOIA - IDPF - Owens - request 25 Sep 2014 - expecting Apr 2015
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14165120 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Morrison Odom - Wadesboro, NC - KIA
born 12 Feb 1924, Rockingham, NC - died 22 Dec 1943, Mirns, Holland - Age 19
Enlistment: 16 Oct 1942, Camp Croft, South Carolina - Residence: Anson Co., NC - Marital Status: Single
He left for England about the first of December, 1943 and cabled his parents of his arrival the 13th
Initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bakhuizen - Row: 24 Grave Nr. 14
reinterred: Margraten, NL - final burial: Eastview Cemetery aka East View Cemetery, Wadesboro, NC
Son of Mr. Luther Lemuel Odom and Mrs. Minnie Allred Odom
Siblings: Luther L. Odom Jr. (M), Harley M. Odom (M),
Louise Hudson née Odom (F), Johh P. Odom (M), William H. Odom (M),
Edith Colin née Odom (F), Barbara Jensen née Odom (F) and Jessie Ruth Craven née Odom (F)
Husband of Mrs. Ruby Odom née Sink - formerly Ms. Ruby Sink, Lexington, NC, USA

Mr. Luther Lemuel Odom (father) - born 07 Jan 1889, Marlboro County, SC - died 15 Jul 1945, Winston-Salem, NC - Age 56
Mrs. Minnie Allred Odom (mother) - born 21 Jan 1892, Richmond County, NC - died 02 Oct 1970, Greensboro, NC - Age 78
Mrs. Edith Odom Colin (sister) - born 04 Jan 1922, Richmond County, NC - died 09 Apr 2012, Greensboro, NC - Age 90

US CENSUS 05 Apr 1930 - Wadesboro, Anson County, NC
Address: 218 Rose Terrace, Wadesboro Town
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Luther L. Odom - Head - M-41(21) - born 07 Jan 1889, South Carolina
Minnie A. Odom - Wife - F-38(18) - born 21 Jan 1892, North Carolina
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Luther L. Odom Jr. - Son - M-17 - born abt. 1913, North Carolina
Harley M. Odom - Son - M-16 - born abt. 1914, North Carolina
Louise Odom Hudson - Daughter - F-14 - born abt. 1916, North Carolina
John P. Odom - Son - M-12 - born abt. 1918, North Carolina
William H. Odom - Son - M-10 - born abt. 1920, North Carolina
Edith B. Odom - Daughter - F-8 - born 04 Jan 1922, North Carolina
Everett M. Odom - Son - M-6 - born 12 Feb 1924, North Carolina
Barbara G. Odom - Daughter - F-10 months - born 07 May 1929, North Carolina
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info: FamilySearch and Fold3

US CENSUS 10 Apr 1940 - Wadesboro, Anson County, NC
Address: 226 Mowen Road, Wadesboro
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Luther L. Odom - Head - M-51(21) - born 07 Jan 1889, South Carolina
Minnie A. Odom - Wife - F-48(18) - born 21 Jan 1892, North Carolina
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Louise Odom Hudson - Daughter - F-24 - born abt. 1916, North Carolina
John P. Odom - Son - M-22 - born abt. 1918, North Carolina
William H. Odom - Son - M-20 - born abt. 1920, North Carolina
Edith B. Odom - Daughter - F-18 - born 04 Jan 1922, North Carolina
Everett M. Odom - Son - M-16 - born 12 Feb 1924, North Carolina
Barbara G. Odom - Daughter - F-10 - born 07 May 1929, North Carolina
Jessie Ruth Odom - Daughter - F-4 - born abt. 1936, North Carolina
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info: FamilySearch

Everett Morrison Odom - Registration Card - Draft WWII
Everett Morrison Odom - Registration Card - Draft WWII
Everett Morrison Odom - Registration Card - Draft WWII
Height: 5'11" - Weight: 180 pounds - Age 18
Employer: Mason & Hanger, Baraboo, WI - Place of Employment: Badger Ordnance, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI
Address 1942: 206 Morven Rd, Wadesboro, Anson Co., NC
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via Fold3 - Registration card - 1942

D I E D - A T T A C K I N G - N A Z I S
S/Sgt. Everett Morrison Odom - Newspaper clip
14165120 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Morrison Odom
- clipping from Mar 1944
clip via Martha O. Parham (niece) - 15 Mar 2015
!!! Discrepancy !!! - Everett / Everette - info PATS

S/Sgt. Everett Morrison Odom - image via Barbara (sister) S/Sgt. Everett Morrison Odom - image via Barbara (sister)
S/Sgt. Everett Morrison Odom
image courtesy Barbara (sister) - via Tony Destro - 09 May 2015

S/Sgt. Everett Morrison Odom - Portrait
14165120 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Morrison Odom
image via Martha O. Parham (niece) - 15 Mar 2015

S/Sgt. Everett Morrison Odom - 1924 - 1943 - headstone
S/Sgt. Everett Morrison Odom - 1924 - 1943 - headstone
Eastview Cemetery aka East View Cemetery, Wadesboro, NC
Find A Grave Memorial# 95905603 - by Lisa - 25 Aug 2012

"..... His family nickname was 'Bozo' ....." - info Barbara Odom Jensen (sister) - 12 Mar 2015

FOIA - IDPF - Odom - request 09 Mar 2015 - expecting Sep 2015
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Sign - Belfry/Klokkenstoel (build 1953) at cemetery of Mirns/Murns
Belfry/Klokkenstoel (build 1953) at cemetery of Mirns/Murns
22 Dec 1943 - Old belfry was destroyed in crash of the Liberator, new belfry was build in 1953

B-24 Propeller found 13 Nov 1975 at cemetery of Mirns/Murns
B-24 Propeller found 13 Nov 1975 at cemetery of Mirns/Murns
Propeller was found when one of the older graves was cleared
l-r: Mr. E. Rijpkema, Mr. Bruinsma, Mr. Johannes Melchers

Radio/Intercom switch of B-24 - Mirns/Murns Belfry/Klokkenstoel (build 1953) at cemetery of Mirns
Radio/Intercom switch of B-24 - . . . . . . . . . . . Belfry/Klokkenstoel (build 1953)
Mirns (Murns is the Frisian name)
images (5) via Willem de Jong - 23 Feb 2014
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All KIA reinterred to Margraten, NL and USA

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1st Lt. - John Harold Allen
Religion: No Preference - Cemetery Name: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Disposition: Administrative Decision
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2nd Lt. - Anthony Louis Destro
Religion: Catholic - Cemetery Name: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Disposition: Administrative Decision
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T/Sgt. - James Carl Owens
Religion: No Record - Cemetery Name: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Disposition: Administrative Decision
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T/Sgt. - Oscar Robbins Jr.
Religion: No Record - Cemetery Name: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Disposition: Administrative Decision
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T/Sgt. - John R. Elder
Religion: Protestant - Cemetery Name: Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, Oklahoma
Disposition: According to next of kin
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S/Sgt. - Everett Morrison Odom
Religion: Protestant - Cemetery Name: North Carolina
Disposition: According to next of kin
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S/Sgt. - Joseph John Pavelko
Religion: Catholic - Cemetery Name: Margraten - Grave Number: M 10 14, Holland
Disposition: According to next of kin
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Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee - 1970
Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Coll. Grave - Plot: A - 4108
Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Coll. Grave - Plot: A - 4108
Coll. Grave - Plot: A - 4108
images via Anthony "Tony" L. Destro II - 17 May 2015

Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
Coll. Grave - Plot: A - 4108

1st Lt. - John Harold Allen - Texas
2nd Lt. - Anthony Louis Destro - Florida
T/Sgt. - James C. Owens - Georgia
T/Sgt. - Oscar Robbins Jr. - Indiana
Air Corps - December 22, 1943
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--- image courtesy Carole McCaig ---
www.findagrave.com
- 29 May 2008 -

ON 11 NOV 2015 AN INFO PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY NEXT-OF-KIN
Mirns/Murns Cemetery
Mirns/Murns Cemetery
Mirns/Murns Cemetery

A video by Fred Vogels of this commemoration can be seen here: B-24 Liberator #42-7554



SGLO - T3256

LIBERATOR B-24H-1-FO #42-7554 - 22 Dec 1943 - MIRNS - CREW 10

O-465407 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Harold Allen - Dalals County, TX - Age 23 - FOD 12035086 - O-807665 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Erwin James Bevins Jr. - Watervliet, Albany Co., NY - Age 23 - EVD 20241293 - O-674179 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joseph Francis Gill Jr. - New York - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan 14061673 - O-732613 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony Louis Destro - Dade County, FL - Age 22 - KIA 38188018 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John R. Elder - Le Flore County, OK - Age 22 - KIA - drowned -
35371021 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Oscar Robbins Jr. - Decatur County, IN - Age 21 - FOD 13125175 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph John Pavelko - Philadelphia, PA - Age 19 - KIA - Margraten - M-10-14 33325811 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - Harry Luther Henry - Philadelphia, PA - Age 25 - POW - Dulag 12 34351234 - T/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Waist Gunner - James Carl Owens - Fulton County, GA - Age 23 - KIA 14165120 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Morrison Odom - Wadesboro, NC - Age 19 - KIA

- 7 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD -

ALLEN(†) - BEVINS Jr. - GILL Jr. - DESTRO(†) - ELDER(†)
ROBBINS Jr.(†) - PAVELKO(†) - HENRY - OWENS(†) - ODOM(†)


Contact Odom is pending - 13 Dec 2007 - 09 Mar 2015 - PATS
Contact Gill is pending - 30 Mar 2011 - PATS
Contact Allen is pending - 30 Mar 2011 - PATS
Contact Robbins is pending - 31 Jul 2011 - 05 Mar 2012 - 02 Feb 2015 - PATS
Contact Destro is pending - 03 Jan 2015 - PATS
Contact Owens is pending - 02 Mar 2015 - PATS
Contact Pavelko is pending - 07 Apr 2015 - PATS
Contact Elder is pending - 25 Apr 2015 - PATS
Contact Henry is pending - 26 Apr 2015 - PATS

Last update - 16 Feb 2016 - PATS



*** Bolsward ***

31 mi NNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3257

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator - c/n 544 - #42-7520 - 1st Lt. Norman M. Nelson - 14:30 - Bolsward
445th BG(H) - 700th BS - 8th AF - 22 Dec 1943 - MACR 16098
10 KIA




#42-7520 - Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator - c/n 544 - from 445th BG - 700th BS
crashed nearby farm "Spreeuwenstein" - 1 km SSE of Bolsward - around 14:30pm - 22 Dec 1943
Whole crew of #42-7520 - "Snow Goose" - is KIA
Those found at the crash location were buried at the General Cemetery Bolsward

Crater due explode bombs - 'Snow Goose' - Bolsward, Holland
Crash and bomb crater - "Snow Goose" #42-7520
- photo H. Eizema -
via Henk Witteveen - 2 Apr 2011

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! NOT #42-64438 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Although #42-64438 is given in MACR #16098 it does not correspond with other records
Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator #42-64438 - c/n 151
42-64438 salvaged due to battle damage Nov 30, 1944 - info: joebaugher.com

The Ramblin' Wreck (Serial #42-64438) was assigned to the 8th AF, 445th BG, 700BS
It blew a tire on take-off from Tibenham (in England) on a mission to Misburg, 26 Nov 1944
Salvaged 29 Nov 1944 - 2 Dec 1944 - info: b24bestwest.com

Ramblin'Wreck - 26 Nov 1944 crash Tibenham, UK
Ramblin'Wreck - 26 Nov 1944 crash Tibenham, UK
Ramblin'Wreck - #42-64438 - 26 Nov 1944 crash Tibenham, UK
Photos taken by Cpl. James J. Graham stationed in Tibenham, England - 445th Bomb Group
He was an airplane and engine mechanic and made engine changes
made complete inspections of B-24 aircraft, and made test flights
He also did similar work on B-29 aircraft
Photos of the Ramblin' Wreck were taken sometime between 26 Nov 1944 and 02 Dec 1944
images via Don Graham (son) - 31 Mar 2011
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Crew Nelson
"Crew Nelson"
Back l-r: Martin P. Bulger Jr., George J. Clark, Norman M. Nelson, Edward H. Benjamin
Front l-r: James V. King, Asha P. Small, Charles E. Smith, George H. Entzminger, Francis H. Folkner, Walter Derdzenski
Edward H. Benjamin replaced by Conrad Silverman - not on 22 Dec 1943 crew
image courtesy Nelson family - via Henk Witteveen - 30 Mar 2011

445th BG patch Circle F 445th BG - 700th BS patch 8th-air-force-patch

445th BG - 2nd CBW - Circle 'F' - 700th BS - RN - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator #42-7520 - 22 Dec 1943 - Mission: Osnabrück
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O-679101 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Norman Martin Nelson - Gann Valley, Buffalo Co., SD - Age 21 - KIA

O-806622 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - George Joseph Clark - Southampton, Suffolk Co., New York - Age 28 - FOD

O-685748 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Conrad Silverman - Kings Co., NY - Age 28 - KIA

36128029 - O-744971 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Martin Patrick Bulger Jr. - Detroit, Wayne Co., MI - Age 23 - KIA

37233780 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - George H. Entzminger - Bronson, Bourbon Co., KS - Age 20/21 - FOD

16076352 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles E. Smith - Moultrie Co. - Lake City, IL - Age 20 - KIA

33361283 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Francis H. Folkner - Easton, Northampton Co., PA - Age 28 - KIA

33382794 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner / Asst. Engineer - Asha Parker Small - Baltimore Co., MD - Age 33 - KIA

12200169 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Walter Derdzenski - Onondaga Co., NY - Age 20 - KIA

33552460 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James V. King - Anne Arundel Co., MD - Age 20 - KIA
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O-679101 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Norman Martin Nelson - Gann Valley, Buffalo County, SD - KIA
born 3 Sep 1922, TX - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mr. Otto R. Nelson and Mrs. Anna Marie "Mary" Johnson Nelson (d.1928)
Final burial - Zachary National Cemetery - Louisville, KY - Burial plot E 101-102 - buried 21 Sep 1949

Buffalo County South Dakota - WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS
Otto Rongvald Nelson (father) - born 10 Oct 1882, Norway - died Apr 1971 - Age 88, Gann Valley, Buffalo, SD
Occupation father: Blacksmith

US Census 9 Apr 1930 - Gann Valley - Elvina Twp - Block 5 - Buffalo Co., SD
Otto Rongvald Nelson - Head - 47 (marriage age 25) - Widower - b. Norway - to USA in 1901 - Blacksmith - Shop
Harry Rufus Nelson - Son - 18 - born 07 Sep 1911, SD
Fred Louis Nelson - Son - 17 - born 19 Feb 1913, SD
Donald Otto Nelson - Son - 15 - born 26 Sep 1914, SD
Nona Carol Nelson - Daughter - 12 - born 15 Jun 1917, SD
Norman Martin Nelson - Son - 8 - born 03 Sep 1922, TX
Robert Wayne Nelson - Son - 3 2/12 - born 10 Jan 1927, SD
- info US Census 1930 -
Mrs. Anna Marie "Mary" Johnson Nelson (mother) - born 22 Apr 1889 - died 1928 - Age 39
Otto Rongvald Nelson (father) remarried Mary Dorothy Wulff (step-mother) - 1931
O'Dene Delton Nelson - Son (half brother of Norman) - born 6 Jan 1932, SD

additional info via JoAnne Nelson (niece) and genealogy.com

Nelson Family - 1939
Nelson Family - 1939
l-r: Fred, Nona, Harry, Norman, Donald and Robert in front of Norman
via JoAnne Nelson (niece) - 06 Apr 2011

1st  Lt. Norman Martin Nelson 1st Lt. Norman Martin Nelson on crew photo 1st Lt. Norman Martin Nelson - Army portrait
1st Lt. Norman M. Nelson
- 3 Sep 1922 - 22 Dec 1943 -
images courtesy Nelson family
via Henk Witteveen - 30 Mar 2011 - JoAnne Nelson (niece) - 06 Apr 2011

Clips of letter to Nelson family - 12 Sep 1945
Clips of letter to Nelson family - 12 Sep 1945
22 12 13 and 12 22 13 are misspelled it's: 12 22 43 (22 Dec 1943) - info PATS
image via Henk Witteveen - 22 Feb 2008

Graves - Bolsward Cemetery - 1945
Graves- Bolsward Cemetery - postwar
image via Henk Witteveen - 22 Feb 2008
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O-806622 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - George Joseph Clark - Southampton, Suffolk County, New York - FOD
born 20 Nov 1915, North Sea, NY - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Mr. Benjamin P. Clark and Mrs. Hannah Clark née Tooker
Final burial - Zachary National Cemetery - Louisville, KY - Burial plot E 101-102 - buried 21 Sep 1949
"Super Bunny" was his nickname by his crew members

PATS,
George J. Clark was my uncle, known to family as 'Joe'.
He was born in the hamlet of North Sea, Southampton Town, Suffolk County, New York, which is on the east end of Long Island.
He was born on 20 Nov, 1915, the second of two sons of Hannah Tooker and Benjamin P. Clark.
Uncle Joe entered Cornell's College of Agriculture in September, 1936 in a two-year program.
At Cornell he was a member of the Vegetable Crops Club (president in 1941) and inducted into the honorary Phi Kappa Phi.
He graduated with a B.S. in June, 1941. He entered the Army Air Corps December 30, 1941.
He had training at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Lowry Field, Denver; Maxwell Field, Alabama; Lakeland, Florida;
Shaw Field, South Carolina; Spence Field, Georgia; Gowen Field, Idaho; Army Air Base, Iowa; and Mitchell Army Air Base, South Dakota.
He served with the 8th Air Force, stationed at Tibenham Air Base near Norfolk, England.
He was Co-Pilot on a B-24 Liberator bomber which was shot down on its second mission on December 22, 1943.
George Joseph Clark was declared missing in action, but his death was not officially confirmed by the army until September 9, 1945.
Chris Clark (nephew) - email 7 Apr 2011

George Joseph Clark - College year book George Joseph Clark - Air Force year book
2nd Lt. George Joseph Clark on crew photo 2nd Lt. George Joseph Clark
- 2nd Lt. George Joseph Clark -
- images courtesy Chris Clark and Nelson family -
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O-685748 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Conrad Silverman - Kings County, NY - KIA
born 18 Dec 1915, Brooklyn, NY - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Tobias Silverman and Fannie Silverman, 7006 18th Ave, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY - address Apr 1930
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bolsward - Plot 8 - Row 5 - Grave 15
Final burial - Zachary National Cemetery - Louisville, KY - Burial plot E 101-102 - buried 21 Sep 1949

US Census 7 Apr 1930 - Brooklyn - Kings Co., NY
Religion: Jewish
Tobias Silverman - Head - 44/27 - born abt. 1886, Rumania - to USA in 1905 - Tailor - Shop Self
Fannie Silverman - Wife - 37/20 - born abt. 1993, Rumania - to USA in 1910 - Helper in Store
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Leo Silverman - Son - 16 - born abt. 1914, Brooklyn, NY
Conrad Silverman - Son - 14 - born abt. 1916, Brooklyn, NY
Beatrice Silverman - Daughter - 12 - born abt. 1918, Brooklyn, NY
Estelle Silverman - Daughter - 8 - born abt. 1922, Brooklyn, NY
- info US Census 1930 -

Conrad with his father Tobias and brother Leo
Conrad with his father Tobias and brother Leo
Beatrice, Conrad and Estelle
Beatrice, Conrad and Estelle
images via Conrad B. Blum, MD (nephew) - 15 Nov 2015

Visit by Mrs. Beatrice Blum née Silverman (sister) - Bolsward - abt. 1976-1978
Visit by Mrs. Beatrice Blum née Silverman (sister) - Bolsward - abt. 1976-1978
newsclip of "Bolswards Nieuwsblad" via Tonny Witteveen - 14 Nov 2015 - reformat by PATS
Some discrepancies in this clip - 16 Nov 2015 - PATS

SILVERMAN, TOBIAS - 18 May 1885 - Jun 1966 - Age 81, Brooklyn, Kings, NY
SILVERMAN, FANNIE - 15 Jun 1892 - Feb 1969 - Age 76, Brooklyn, Kings, NY
SILVERMAN, LEO - 09 Aug 1913 - Feb 1984 - Age 70, Far Rockaway, Queens, NY
SILVERMAN, CONRAD - 18 Dec 1915 - 22 Dec 1943 - Age 28
BLUM née SILVERMAN, BEATRICE - 09 May 1918 - 14 Jan 2009 - Age 90, Sun City Center, FL
- info SSDI -

I am Conrad Silverman's niece. Daughter of Leo Silverman ...... posted 26 Jul 2011 - Aviva Beach
Aviva Chaya Beach (Silverman) - Yakima, WA
- info Ancestry - Facebook -
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36128029 - O-744971 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Martin "Marty" Patrick Bulger Jr. - Detroit, Wayne County, MI - KIA
born 1920 - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 23
Enlistment: 10 Oct 1941, Fort Custer, MI - Marital Status: Single
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Schillaard (Skillaerd) - Grave Nr. 9
reinterred 5 Nov 1945 - Margraten - initial grave VV-12-279
Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL - Plot: P Row: 8 Grave 9
"Marty" was his nickname by his crew members
Son of Mr. Martin P. Bulger and Mrs. Margaret M. Bulger née Herron
Sibling: Robert J. Bulger (brother) born 1922, Michigan - died 20 December 1944

US Census 1940 - 12 Apr 1940
Address: 2116 St. Clair Ave, Detroit, Wayne County, MI
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Martin P. Bulger Sr. - Head - M-66 - born abt. 1874, Canada
Margaret M. Bulger - Wife - F-57 - born abt. 1883, Canada
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Martin P. Bulger Jr. - Son - M-19 - born 1920, Michigan
Robert J. Bulger - Son - M-17 - born 1922, Michigan
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info: FamilySearch

His brother 36568695 - Private - Robert J. Bulger is buried at Plot: P Row: 8 Grave 10
He was a medic for 87th Infantry Division - 346th Infantry Regiment

20 Oct 1950 - Ms. Lies Hamers, Stationstraat 29, Simpelveld does adopt Marty's grave
After April 2006 their children took over the adoption of Marty's Bulger grave

Both honored by Patricia Windham née Widlaski, Friend - www.wwiimemorial.com -
Info US Census 1930 - Patricia Widlaski - Age 5 - born abt. 1925, MI
Info SSDI - Patricia W. Windham - born 13 May 1925, MI - died 02 Jul 2009 - Age 85

2nd Lt. Martin Patrick Bulger Jr. on crew photo
2nd Lt. Martin Patrick Bulger Jr. on crew photo

2nd Lt. Martin Patrick Bulger Jr. - MACR 1702 page 6
Personal Casualty Report Nr. 257 - 2nd Lt. Martin P. Bulger, ASN O-744971
Consecutive Nr. 1
Parachute jump of American pilot at Boxum on December 22, 1943 about 15:00
He died right after recovery and was buried at the Cemetery of Schillaard on December 24, 1943, Grave Nr. 9
2nd Lt. Martin P. Bulger, ASN O-744971
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2nd Lt. Martin Patrick Bulger Jr. - Memorial Margraten - P-8-9
2nd Lt. Martin Patrick Bulger Jr. - Memorial Margraten - Plot: P Row: 8 Grave 9
image via Henk Witteveen - 20 Mar 2008
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37233780 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - George H. Entzminger - Bronson, Bourbon County, KS - FOD
born 1922/1923, KS - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 20/21
Son of Glenn H. Entzminger and Ada M. Entzminger
Final burial - Zachary National Cemetery - Louisville, KY - Burial plot E 101-102 - buried 21 Sep 1949

US Census 14 Apr 1930 - Frankin Twp, Bourbon Co., KS
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Glenn H. Entzminger (Head - 39/23 - abt. 1891, KS) - Farmer, General Farm
Ada M. Entzminger (Wife - 36/20 - abt. 1894, IL)
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Lucile E. Entzminger - Daughter - 15 - abt. 1915, KS
Margaret A. Entzminger - Daughter - 12 - abt. 1918, KS
George H. Entzminger - Son - 7 - abt. 1923, KS

T/Sgt. George H. Entzminger on crew photo
T/Sgt. George H. Entzminger on crew photo
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16076352 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles Edward Smith - Moultrie County - Lake City, IL - KIA
born 10 Sep 1923, IL - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Mr. John Thomas Smith (1888 - 1963) and Mrs. Mary Margaret Smith née Vollmer (1894 - 1976)
Siblings: John Jacob Smith (1920 - 1992), James Leonard Smith (1921 - 1994)
Thomas Earl Smith (1925 - 1987), Daniel Francis Smith (1930 - 2012) and twin Donald Joseph Smith (1930 - 2000)
Enlistment: 13 Nov 1942, Peoria, IL - Marital Status: Single
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bolsward - Plot 8 - Row 5 - Grave 18
"Smitty" was his nickname by his crew members

S/Sgt. Charles E. Smith on crew photo S/Sgt. Charles Edward Smith
S/Sgt. Charles E. Smith on crew photo - Uncle Charles
right image via Cheryl Murphy née Smith (niece) - 18 Mar 2016

S/Sgt. Charles E. Smith - headstone
S/Sgt. Charles E. Smith - headstone
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33361283 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Francis H. Folkner - Easton, Northampton County, PA - KIA
born 1915, NJ - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Raymond S. Folkner (Head - 51 abt. 1879, NJ) and Anna E. Folkner (Wife - 50 abt. 1880, NJ) née Hollander
Address 12 Apr 1930 - #1056 Elm Str., Easton City, PA, USA
Enlistment: 22 Aug 1942, Allentown, PA - Marital Status: Married
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bolsward - Plot 8 - Row 5 - Grave 19
Tags of S/Sgt. Francis H. Folkner were found on 8 Jan 1944
Final burial - Zachary National Cemetery - Louisville, KY - Burial plot E 101-102 - buried 21 Sep 1949
"Shorty" was his nickname by his crew members

US Census - 12 Apr 1930
Raymond S. Folkner - Head - M-51 - born abt. 1879, New Jersey - died 1941, Northhampton Co., PA - Age ~62
Anna E. Folkner - Wife - F-50 - born abt. 1880, New Jersey
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Francis H. Folkner - Son - M-14 - born 1915, New Jersey
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Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
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Name: Raymond S. Folkner
Spouse: Anna E. Hollander
Father: James F. Folkner
Birth: date - location
Death: dd mm 1941 - city, Northampton

S/Sgt. Francis H. Folkner on crew photo
S/Sgt. Francis H. Folkner on crew photo

I am the grandson of SSgt Francis H Folkner.
I have been looking for information on him for 50 years.
My mother and grandmother never told me much about him.
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Terry Schall - 01 Feb 2016, 12:53 AM
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33382794 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner / Asst. Engineer - Asha Parker Small - Baltimore County, MD - KIA
born 1910, MD - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 33
Enlistment: 07 Nov 1942, Baltimore, MD - Marital Status: Single
reinterred at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: O Row: 14 Grave 2
"Pops" was his nickname by his crew members

S/Sgt. Asha Parker Small on crew photo
S/Sgt. Asha Parker Small on crew photo

S/Sgt. Asha Parker Small - Memorial Margraten - O-14-2
S/Sgt. Asha Parker Small - Memorial Margraten - Plot: O Row: 14 Grave 2
image via Henk Witteveen - 01 Apr 2011
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12200169 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Walter Derdzenski - Onondaga County, NY - KIA
born 1923, NY - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 20
Enlistment: 06 Nov 1942, Rochester, NY - Marital Status: Single
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bolsward - Plot 8 - Row 5 - Grave 16
Son of Mr. Alexander Derdzenski and Mrs. Pauline [Apolonia] Derzenski, Syracuse, NY
Sibling: Jennie "Jean" Wysokowski née Derdzinski (sister) born 02 Mar 1925 - died 25 Jan 2014, TX - Age 88

Alexander Derdzenski (father) - born 1895, Russia - died 27 Sep 1951, Syracuse - Age 55
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline [Apolonia] Derdzenski;
a daughter, Mrs. Edward Wysokowski, one granddaughter, Linda Wysokowski, all of Syracuse;
and one sister, Mrs. Alex Warsiewicz of Auburn, NY
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Obituary as published in the Syracuse Post-Standard, Friday 28 Sep 1951 p. 15

S/Sgt. Walter Derd(z/s)enski on crew photo
S/Sgt. Walter Derdzenski on crew photo

United States Census - 12 Apr 1940
Address: 514 S Edwards Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York
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Alexander Derdzenski - Head - M-47 - abt. 1893, Russia ( !!! Discrepancy ??? 1895, Poland ??? )
Apolonia Derdzenski - Wife - F-40 - abt. 1900, Poland
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Walter Derdzenski - Son - M-16 - 1923, NY
Jennie Derdzenski - Daughter - F-15 - 02 Mar 1925, NY
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source Find A Grave Memorial# 71579592 - 18 Jun 2011 by R. Sloma

Sgt. Derdzenski - KILLED IN ACTION
Staff Sgt. Walter Derdzenski previously listed as missing in action, was killed over Europe on Dec. 22, according
to information from the German government relayed by the International Red Cross to his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Derdzenski, 514 South Edwards Avenue.
A graduate of Eastwood High School, he enlisted in the Army Air Force in November 1942, and went overseas a year later.
Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Miss Jennie Derdzinski, and several aunts and uncles.
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source: Syracuse Herald Journal Sunday, February 13, 1944

Obituary - Jennie "Jean" Wysokowski née Derdzenski
Birth: 02 Mar 1925, NY - Death: 25 Jan 2014, Keller, TX
Jennie "Jean" Wysokowski, 88, lifelong resident of Eastwood, passed away Saturday, January 25 in Keller, TX.
Jean was a communicant of Transfiguration Catholic Church and a member of the Rosary Society and Christian Mother's Club.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward and by her son, Mark.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Michael) Matthews; her son, David (Jeannine) Wysokowski;
granddaughters, Melinda Arevalo, Courtney Ferreira and Abigail Wysokowski;
her five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
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source: Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2014
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33552460 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James Vernon King - Anne Arundel County, MD - KIA
born 15 Jan 1923 - died 22 Dec 1943, Bolsward, The Netherlands - Age 20
Enlistment: 23 Jan 1943, Baltimore, MD - Marital Status: Single
initial buried 24 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of Bolsward - Plot 8 - Row 5 - Grave 17
"Jim" was his nickname by his crew members
Son of Mr. Andrew King and Mrs. Myrtle Irene King née Cox, Davidsonville, MD
Siblings: Doris (sister), Charles (brother), Thomas (brother) and Lester (brother)

Andrew King (father) - born 09 Nov 1888 - died 29 Dec 1932 - Age 44
Myrtle (widow) remarried George King - born 23 Feb 1887 - died 16 Sep 1961 - Age 74
Myrtle Irene King née Cox (mother) - born 13 Jul 1894 - died 16 Nov 1972 - Age 78
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info Findagrave - 19 Aug 2017
George is the older brother of the late Andrew (d.1932),
his uncle George became his stepfather - info PATS - 19 Aug 2017


United States Census, 1930
Election District 1, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
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Andrew King - Head - M-41 - abt. 1889, Maryland - Farmer
Myrtle King - Wife - F-35 - 13 Jul 1894, Maryland
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Doris Gertrude King - Daughter - F-12 - abt. 1918, Maryland
Charles A. King - Son - M-11 - abt. 1919, Maryland
James Vernon King - Son - M-7 - 15 Jan 1923, Maryland
Thomas I. King - Son - M-5 - abt. 1925, Maryland
Lester Leroy King - Son - M-2 - 19 Jan 1928, Maryland
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Joseph Holland - Lodger - M-17 - abt. 1913, Maryland
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info: FamilySearch - 18 Aug 2017

S/Sgt. James V. King on crew photo
S/Sgt. James Vernon King on crew photo

33552460 - S/Sgt. James V. King
33552460 - S/Sgt. James V. King
source: Ancestry by JanelleMiller61 (niece) - 18 Aug 2017
To my knowledge it's Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL - info PATS - 24 Aug 2017

S/Sgt. James V. King - newsclip - reburial - St. Mary's Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
S/Sgt. James V. King - newsclip - reburial - St. Mary's Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
source: Ancestry by JanelleMiller61 (niece) - 18 Aug 2017

Hi –
Yes, I am his niece.
Thanks!

Janelle Miller (niece) - 19 Aug 2017

St. Mary's Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland S/Sgt. James Vernon King - 1923 - 22 Dec 1943 - Memorial
S/Sgt. James Vernon King - 1923 - 22 Dec 1943 - Memorial
St. Mary's Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
- images via Findagrave - Beverly Davis Valcovic - David Crouse
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Lester “Les” Leroy King
1928 - "Les" King - 2011

Lester “Les” Leroy King, 83, of Davidsonville,
died peacefully on May 24, 2011 at the Mandrin Chesapeake Hospice House in Harwood.
He was born on January 19, 1928 in Davidsonville
and served in the United States Air Force from 1950-54 in the 808th Motor Vehicle Squad.
He was a member the Annapolis Moose Lodge and American Legion Post 226.
He enjoyed researching family history, horse racing, gardening and loved making people smile.

He was predeceased by his former wife, Wilma Jean King on January 18, 2009; 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Les is survived by his companion of 42 years, Kathryn Alton;
2 sons, Michael King of Brandywine and Wayne(Lisa) King of Chesapeake Beach;
2 daughters, Brenda King of Davidsonville and Vicki King of Naples, FL;
4 grandchildren, Michael King, Jr., Nicholas King, Jennifer King and Dawn Dye;
and 2 great-grandchildren, Joey Demo and Maci Childress.
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source: Capital Gazette . . . legacy.com/obituaries/capitalgazette/
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Zachary National Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Zachary National Cemetery - Louisville, KY
Burial plot E 101-102 - buried September 21, 1949
- image courtesy Chris Clark -

Pilot Wing - found 16 Jun 2006 - Bolsward
Pilot Wing - Nelson or Clark - Found by Tjeerd Cuperus - Sat 16 June 2007 - Bolsward -
- info about this crash by Henk Witteveen -

Navigator 2nd Lt. A. E. Barks is also mentioned on page 229 in the book
"De Luchtoorlog boven Zuidwest-Friesland '40-'45" as part of the crew


11063680 - O-687923 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. Arthur Edwin Barks - DSC - Providence, RI - MIA

Memorialized at: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart



Navigator Lt. Arthur E. Barks was killed while flying in B-24 "Lizzie" - Crew Jorgenson - 22 Dec 1943
This crippled B-24 with 1.5 engine and riddled with 327 HOLES !!! - 1 KIA - 4 wounded -
was able to make it back to Manston, UK for an emergency landing - out of fuel -
Lt. Arthur E. Barks posthumously received the DSC - Distinguished Service Cross
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Plaque - detail B-24 Memorial Cnossenlaan, Bolsward - 04 May 2008 B-24 Memorial - Cnossenlaan, Bolsward - unveiled 04 May 2008 - at crash location
B-24 Memorial - Cnossenlaan, Bolsward - unveiled 04 May 2008 - at crash location
images by Tonnie Siemonsma - via Henk Witteveen - 02 Apr 2011



SGLO - T3257

LIBERATOR B-24H-1-FO #42-7520 - 22 Dec 1943 - SSE OF BOLSWARD - CREW 10

O-679101 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Norman Martin Nelson - Gann Valley, Buffalo County, SD - KIA O-806622 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - George Joseph Clark - Southampton, Suffolk County, New York - FOD O-685748 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Conrad Silverman - Kings County, NY - KIA 36128029 - O-744971 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Martin Patrick Bulger Jr. - Detroit, Wayne County, MI - KIA - Margraten - P-8-9 37233780 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - George H. Entzminger - Bronson, Bourbon County, KS - FOD
16076352 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles Edward Smith - Moultrie County - Lake City, IL - KIA 33361283 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Francis H. Folkner - Eaton, Northampton County, PA - KIA 33382794 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner / Asst. Engineer - Asha Parker Small - Baltimore County, MD - KIA - Margraten -O-14-2 12200169 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Walter Derdzenski - Onondaga County, NY - KIA 33552460 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James Vernon King - Anne Arundel County, MD - KIA

- 10 KIA -

NELSON(†) - CLARK(†) - SILVERMAN(†) - BULGER(†) - ENTZMINGER(†)
SMITH(†) - FOLKNER(†) - SMALL(†) - DERDZENSKI(†) - KING(†)


- Will do a request for MACR 15597 & 16098 - 25 Feb 2008 - PATS
- Note: crash is just 1 km outside my 50x50mi area - info PATS
- Note: for detailed grave info, etc .... - request for IDPS's is necessary - info PATS

Contact Clark is pending - 21 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact Nelson is pending - 06 Apr 2011 - PATS
Contact Silverman is pending - 22 Dec 2011 - 06 Mar 2015 - 13 Nov 2015 - PATS
Contact Smith is pending - 23 Dec 2015 - PATS
Contact Folkner is pending - 31 Jan 2016 - PATS
Contact Entzminger is pending - 04 Feb 2016 - PATS
Contact Derdzenski is pending - 04 Feb 2016 - 18 Aug 2017 - PATS
Contact King is pending - 04 Feb 2016 - 18 Aug 2017 - PATS

Last update - 20 Aug 2017 - PATS



Ypecolsga - 10

23 mi NW of Vollenhove

- 10 Commonwealth grave - 8 UK - 2 AUS



IJpecolsga or Ypecolsga, administered by the commune called Wymbritseradeel
is situated on the Woudsend-Rijs road. Woudsend itself is 10 kilometers south of Sneek,
just west of the road to Lemmer
The cemetery is on the western side of the Woudsend-Rijs road, 2 kilometers from Woudsend
The graves are near the entrance
No. of Identified Casualties: 10


SGLO - T1951

Lancaster Mk.I - ED355 - KM-D - F/Sgt. J. G. Dening - 20:22 - near Harich (Friesland)
44 Squadron - RAF - 17th Dec 1942 - Operation Nienberg
7 KIA



The Mk.Is were initially fitted with Merlin 20 and the Mk.IIIs with Merlin 28 engines
ED355 was a Mk.I and was delivered to 44 Squadron Dec 1942
When lost this aircraft had a total of 4 hours and was on its first operation
Lancaster Mk.I - ED355 - KM-D was airborne from Waddington, UK - (no time recorded) -
Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed - 20:22 - 17 Dec 1942 onto a road
between Waterloo and Harich (Friesland), some 15 km SSW of Sneek, Holland
near IJpecolsga (Friesland) on the Woudsend to Rijs road
Sgt. Wilkinson and Sgt. Croal were buried 22 Dec 1942 at Wymbritseradeel (IJpecolsca) General Cemetery
The remains of this Lancaster and missing five were discovered in 1951 during road reconstruction
Five are buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen
A memorial was erected nearby, as well as the names of the crew, that of Jacob Corn Nagelhout,
a Dutch resistance member who was born in nearby Woudsend has been appended to the stone
noting that he was killed on Active Service 15 Apr 1945

Wymbritseradeel (IJpecolsga) General Cemetery - Aug 1951
Wymbritseradeel (IJpecolsga) General Cemetery - Aug 1951
source: "Zij vielen in Wymbritseradiel" - page 67

Memorial - Lancaster ED355
Memorial - Lancaster ED355
- photo by Rob Kreukniet - 29 Sep 2012 -

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - ED355 - KM-D - 17 Dec 1942 - Mission: Nienberg
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405576 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - J. G. Dening - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Grave 20-I-1

120242 - F/O. - Navigator - M. A. Nias - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Grave 20-I-3

1359999 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - L. G. Powell - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Grave 20-I-4

567483 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. A. Callan - RAF - Age 23 - KIA - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Grave 20-I-2

1319418 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - G. B. Wilkinson - RAF - Age 33 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-11

R/92640 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - W. M. J. Stark - RCAF - Age 29 - KIA - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Grave 20-I-5

411996 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - E. Croal - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-10
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ED355 - KM-D - Dening
Loss Card - ED355 - KM-D - Dening - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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1319418 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bowden Wilkinson - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
- of Ruislip, Middlesex, UK - Row E - Grave 11 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649515
born 3rd Qtr. 1909, mother's surname: Bowden - district Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
Son of John Thomas Wilkinson and Alice Louisa Wilkinson
Marriage parents - 1st Qtr. 1905 - John Thomas Wilkinson and Alice Louisa Bowden - district St George Hanover Square, Middlesex Co., UK
husband of Violet Edna Wilkinson née Scollard (born 3rd Qtr. 1910, district Brentford), of Ruislip, Middlesex, UK
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1933 - Gordon B. Wilkinson and Violet E. Scollard - district Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
Siblings: Ronald J. Wilkinson (born 2nd Qtr. 1912) - mother's surname Bowden - district Brentford
Kenneth J. Wilkinson (born 1st Qtr. 1914) - mother's surname Bowden - district Brentford
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411996 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Peter Croal - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Canley Vale, NSW, Australia - Row E(ast Section) - Grave 10 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649506
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 120
born: 30 Sep 1915, Glasgow, Scotland - Occupations: Orchardist and Insurance Agent
Son of William Croal and Ellen Croal, 10 Charles Street (also 8 and 16 Charles St.), Liverpool, NSW, Australia
husband of Marjorie Merle Croal née Kelly, Torquay, 51 Prospect Road, Canley Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Married: 14 Apr 1941 - Marjorie Merle Kelly (wife)
Enlisted: No. 2 Rec. Centre - 21 Jun 1941 - Embarked: 30 Mar 1942 - Religion: Roman Catholic
Sibling: Joseph Patrick Croal (brother) - died 22 Apr 1976
Middle name "Peter" is given in the records by his wife Marjorie - info PATS

Flight Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Edward Peter Croal - RAAF 1949 - Photo of grave - AUS411996 Sergeant - E. Croal - RAAF
. . . . . . . F/Sgt. Edward Peter Croal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1949 - photo of grave
- source: naa.gov.au - RAAF records 411996 - Edward Croal

ROLL OF HONOUR
Roll of Honour - The Sydney Morning Herald - 09 July 1943
The Sydney Morning Herald - 09 July 1943
CROAL - December 17, 1942, killed in air operations over Germany previously presumed
to have lost his life. Sergeant Edward Peter Croal (R.A.A.F.) dearly beloved husband
of Marjorie beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Croal of 8 Charles Street, Liverpool
dear brother of Joe, loved, son in law of Mr. and Mrs. T. Kelly of 51 Prospect Road, Canley vale
brother-in-law of Frank (A 1 F returned M E ) aged 27 years. Deeply regretted. R.I.P.
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NOT MY WILL, O LORD
BUT THINE BE DONE.
R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Croal memorial -
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JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY - NIJMEGEN - NETHERLANDS
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The town of Nijmegen is located south of Arnhem and Jonkerbos War Cemetery
is situated in the south west part of the town
The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces
until September 1944. Nijmegen was a front line town from 17 September 1944 until February 1945
The cemetery, which was created by No. 3 Casualty Clearing station
is in a wooded area known as Jonkers Bosch, from which it took its name
Jonkerbos War Cemetery contains 1,629 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War
99 of them unidentified, and 13 war graves of other nationalities
No. of Identified Casualties: 1543

- JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY -

405576 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - John Glen Dening - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia - Grave 20-I-1 - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Nijmegen - CWGC ref. 2645350
born: 23 Mar 1915, Yeagerton near Coraki, NSW, Australia
Occupation: Senior Audit Clerk / Accountant - Religion: Presbyterian
Son of Sportsman John and Florence Mary Elizabeth Dening, Marvel St., Lismore and Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 121


A GREAT SURFMAN
FROM BYRON BAY,
AUSTRALIA'S EASTERLY POINT

- Epigraph on Dening memorial -
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120242 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Maurice Alfred Nias - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of UK - Grave 20-I-3 - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Nijmegen - CWGC ref. 2646639
Son of Charles Alfred and Annette Rose Anna Nias, UK


TIME PASSES ON
BUT MEMORIES NEVER FADE

- Epigraph on Nias memorial -
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1359999 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner - Leonard George Powell - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
- of South Yardley, Birmingham, UK - Grave 20-I-4 - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Nijmegen - CWGC ref. 2646732
Son of Arthur Richard and Martha Powell, of South Yardley, Birmingham, UK


MAY THE SUNSHINE
HE MISSED ON LIF'S HIGHWAY
BE FOUND
IN GOD'S HAVEN OF REST

- Epigraph on Powell memorial -
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567483 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - John Arthur Callan - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Hounslow, Middlesex, UK - Grave 20-I-2 - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Nijmegen - CWGC ref. 2645215
Son of Arthur Robert and Winifred Callan, of Hounslow, Middlesex, UK


FOR EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS

- Epigraph on Callan memorial -
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R/92640 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William McBain James Stark - RCAF - Age 29 - KIA
- of Canada - Grave 20-I-5 - Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Nijmegen - CWGC ref. 2646938
born 22 Oct 1913, Canada - died 17 Dec 1942, Harich, The Netherlands - Age 29
husband of Mrs. W. M. J. Stark (wife), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

RCAF - 482nd casualty list - 26 Jan 1943
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STARK, William McBain James, Sgt., missing after air operations overseas
Mrs. W. M. J. Stark (wife), Calgary
AIR FORCE CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 27 Jan 1943

RCAF - 643rd casualty list - 02 Aug 1943
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STARK, William McBain James, Sgt., previously reported missing on active service overseas
now for official purposes presumed dead
Mrs. W. M. J. Stark (wife), Calgary
AIR CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 3 Aug 1943
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SGLO - T1951

LANCASTER Mk.I - ED355 - KM-D - 17 Dec 1942 - NEAR HARICH - CREW 7

405576 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - John Glen Dening - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA 120242 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Maurice Alfred Nias - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 1359999 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Leonard George Powell - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 567483 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - John Arthur Callan - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
1319418 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bowden Wilkinson - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA R/92640 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William McBain James Stark - RCAF - Age 29 - KIA 411996 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Peter Croal - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

DENING(†) - NIAS(†) - POWELL(†) - CALLAN(†)
WILKINSON(†) - STARK(†) - CROAL(†)


Last update - 31 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2270

Stirling Mk.I - EF343 - OJ-B - F/O. W. E. Davey - 00:18 - near Hommerts/Lippenwâlde
149 Squadron - RAF - 5th May 1943 - Operation Dortmund
8 KIA



Delivered to No.149 Sqdn 13 Feb 1943
Stirling Mk.I - EF343 - OJ-B was airborne - 22:15 - 4th May 1943 from Lakenheath, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Major Lent) - being his #66 victory claim -
and crashed - 00:18 - 2 km South of Hommerts - near hamlet Lippenwâlde
All are buried in Wymbritseradeel (IJpecolsga) General Cemetery
Sgt. O'Neill was flying as the aircraft's second W/Op.
Sgt. Leach's Service Number indicates he joined the RAF in the late 1920's

Wymbritseradeel (IJpecolsga) General Cemetery - Sep 1946
Wymbritseradeel (IJpecolsga) General Cemetery - Sep 1946
source: "Zij vielen in Wymbritseradiel" - page 65

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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - EF343 - OJ-B - 5 May 1943 - Mission: Dortmund
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120435 - F/O. - Pilot - W. E. Davey - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-12

1384532 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - R. F. Whitaker - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-15

1291126 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. R. Higgs - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-17

345474 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - C. W. E. Leach - RAF - Age ~39 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-18

125606 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - T. C. Timney - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-13

1033308 - Sgt. - 2nd W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. J. O'Neill - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-14

1396863 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - G. J. C. Hall - RAF - Age 22 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-19

406674 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - E. H. Finch - RAAF - Age 34 - KIA - Ypecolsga Cemetery - Grave E-16
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - EF343 - OJ-B - Davey
Loss Card - EF343 - OJ-B - Davey - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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120435 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Walter Edwin Davey - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born 28 Oct 1921, Whetstone, Middlesex, UK - Grave E-12 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649507
Son of Sydney Davey and Winifred Davey née Addiscott, Whetstone, Middlesex, UK
Siblings: Elizabeth L. Davey, Frances M. Davey and Winifred A. Davey

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Sydney Davey - Ms. Winifred Addiscott - district: Pancras, Middlesex Co., UK
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Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Elizabeth L. Davey - mother's surname: Addiscott - district: Barnet - Vol. 3a - Page 628
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1921 - Walter E. Davey - mother's surname: Addiscott - district: Barnet - Vol. 3a - Page 732
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1922 - Frances M. Davey - mother's surname: Addiscott - district: Barnet - Vol. 3a - Page 667
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1926 - Winifred A. Davey - mother's surname: Addiscott - district: Barnet - Vol. 3a - Page 702
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Death - 3rd Qtr. 1930 - Sydney Davey - Age 55 - district: Barnet - Vol. 3a - Page 405
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120435 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Walter Edwin Davey - RAFVR 120435 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Walter Edwin Davey - RAFVR
Flying Officer - Walter Edwin Davey - RAFVR
source: Mrs. Elizabeth L. Miller (sister), Brackley - via Wim J. Stiensta - 8 Mar 2014 -
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1384532 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Richard Frederick Whitaker - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA
born 1907, Gibraltar - Grave E-15 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649514
Son of Harry Whitaker and Annie Sophia Whitaker née Norris;
husband of Violet Maude Whitaker née Shelley, Abbey Wood, Kent, UK
father of Jacqueline A. Whitaker (born 11 May 1940 - Age 3)

Wedding - 18 Apr 1936 - Violet and Dick Whitaker 1384532 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Richard Frederick Whitaker - RAFVR
Flight Sergeant - Richard Frederick Whitaker - RAFVR
right image: Wedding - 18 Apr 1936 - Violet and Dick Whitaker
source: Mrs. Violet Maude Whitaker (wife), Abbey Wood - via Wim J. Stiensta - 8 Mar 2014 -

Marriage - parents
Name: WHITAKER, Harry
Name: NORRIS, Annie Sophia
Registration district: Kensington - County: London - Year: 1st Qtr. 1898
Volume no: 1A - Page no: 324

Birth
Name: WHITAKER, Richard F.
Mother's name: Not available before 1966
Station: Gibraltar - Country: Gibraltar
Year: 1907 - Page: 27
Record source: GRO Army Birth Indices (1881 to 1965)

Marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1936 - Richard F. Whitaker - Ms. Violet M. Shelley - district: Bromley, Kent Co. - Vol: 2a - Page: 1798
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Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1940 - Jacqueline A. Whitaker - mother's surname: Shelley - district: Colchester, Essex Co. - Vol: 4A - Page: 2025
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Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1963 - Jacqueline A. Whitaker - Mr. Clifford J. Pearce - district: Daratford, Kent Co. - Vol: 5B - Page: 634
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Clip - Letter from Dick - xxx for Ja(ckie)
Clip - Letter from Dick - xxx for Ja(ckie)
source: Mrs. Violet Maude Whitaker (wife), Abbey Wood - via Wim J. Stiensta - 8 Mar 2014 -


HE INSPIRED
IN THOSE HE LEFT BEHIND,
COURAGE TO FACE THE FUTURE

- Epigraph on Whitaker memorial -
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1291126 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Richard Higgs - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Norwich, UK - Grave E-17 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649510
Son of Mr. Ernest Richard Higgs and Mrs. Jessie Higgs née Dale, Norwich, UK
Siblings: Kathleen J. Higgs, Marion J. Higgs and Elizabeth M. Higgs

Ernest R. Higgs married Jessie Dale
Name: HIGGS, Ernest R.
Name: DALE, Jessie
Registration district: Edmonton - County: Middlesex
Year: 1st Qtr 1919 - Vol. 3A - Page 1513

Kathleen J. HIGGS - Edmonton, Middlesex, 2nd Qtr. 1920, UK
Donald R. HIGGS - Edmonton, Middlesex, 1st Qtr. 1923, UK
Marion J. HIGGS - Edmonton, Middlesex, 4th Qtr. 1928, UK
Elizabeth M. HIGGS - Norwich, Norfolk, 1st Qtr. 1941, UK
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1291126 - Sergeant - Donald Richard Higgs - RAFVR Visit of his sisters - Mrs. Marion Sakal née Higgs and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hawthorne née Higgs - 1988
Sergeant - Donald Richard Higgs - RAFVR
Visit of his sisters - Mrs. Marion Sakal née Higgs and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hawthorne née Higgs - 1988
source: Marion Higgs (sister), Colchester - via Wim J. Stiensta - 8 Mar 2014 -


REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Higgs memorial -
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345474 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Charles Willis Eric Leach - RAF - Age ~39 - KIA
born 1904, Birkenhead, UK - Grave E-18 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649511

Birth 2nd Qtr. 1904 - Charles Willis E. Leach - district: Birkenhead, Cheshire Co., UK - Vol 8a Page 594
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1931 - Mr. Charles W. E. Leach - Ms. Nellie Birkin - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a - Page 1221
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??? Death 1st Qtr. 1951 - Nellie Leach - district: Bucklow, Cheshire Co., UK - Age 54 - Vol 10A - Page 194 ???

1911 Census, 10 Cobden Place, Birkenhead
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James LEACH - Head - Married - M-44 abt. 1867, Liverpool, Lancashire - Insurance Agent
Maria LEACH - Wife - Married - F-42 abt. 1869, Congleton, Cheshire
Eric LEACH - Son - Single - M-6 abt. 1905, Liscard, Cheshire
Louisa LEACH - Sister - Single - F-57 abt. 1854, Liverpool, Lancashire
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125606 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Thomas Cuthbert Timney - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
- of Blackhall Colliery, Co. Durham, UK - Grave E-13 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649513
Son of Mr. Arthur Timney and Mrs. Mary Timney née Maley - 33 Middle Street, Nettlesworth, Chester-Le-Street - address Census 1911
Husband of Christina Timney née Emerson, Blackhall Colliery, Co. Durham, UK
Siblings: Arthur Timney and James Timney

There are probable more siblings
Others need to be verified - info PATS - 02 Mar 2014

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1908 - Arthur Timney - Ms. Mary Maley - district: Chester Le Street, Durham Co., UK - Vol. 10A - Page 1081
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1909 - Arthur Timney - name is on Census 1911
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1910 - James Timney - name is on Census 1911
Birth 1st Qtr. 1915 - Thomas C. Timney - mother's surname: Maley - district: Chester Le Street, Durham Co., UK - Vol. 10A - Page 1225
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1940 - Thomas C. Timney - Ms. Christina Emerson - district: Durham East, Durham Co., UK - Vol. 10A - Page 1419
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125606 - Flying Officer - Thomas Cuthbert Timney - RAFVR
Flying Officer - Thomas Cuthbert Timney - RAFVR
source: Mrs. Christina Timney (wife), Hartlepool - via Wim J. Stiensta - 8 Mar 2014 -


BELOVED HUSBAND OF CHRISTINA.
ETERNAL REST
GIVE UNTO HIM, O LORD

- Epigraph on Timney memorial -
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1033308 - Sergeant - 2nd Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - James Joseph O'Neill - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
- of Blackpool, Lancashire, UK - Grave E-14 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649512
Son of Julia O'Neill, 27 Finsbury Ave, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

A native of Scotland he lived in Blackpool for about 15 years
He has a brother in the RCAF in Canada

1033308 - Sergeant - James Joseph O'Neill - RAFVR - Newsclip Blackpool Gazette 22 Jun 1943
Sergeant - James Joseph O'Neill - RAFVR
Clip - Blackpool Gazette - 22 Jun 1943
source: Blackpool Evening Gazette - via Wim J. Stiensta - 8 Mar 2014 -


R.I.P

- Epigraph on O'Neill memorial -
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1396863 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 04 Jan 1921, Greenwich, South London, UK - Grave E-19 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649509

Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - George J. C. Hall - mother's surname: Abbott - district: Greenwich, London Co., UK - Vol: 1D - Page: 1750
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Next data need to be verified !!! It's likely his family - info PATS - 27 Feb 2014
Confirmed 01 Apr 2017

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Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Mr. George Henry Hall - Ms. Jessie Abbott - district: Greenwich, London Co. - Vol: 1D - Page: 2099
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Lilian I. HALL - Greenwich, London Co. - 4th Qtr. 1914 - Mother's surname: Abbott - Vol. 1D - Page: 1847
Elsie M. HALL - Greenwich, London Co. - 4th Qtr. 1918 - Mother's surname: Abbott - Vol. 1D - Page: 1283
George J. C. HALL - Greenwich, London Co. - 1st Qtr. 1921 - Mother's surname: Abbott - Vol. 1D - Page: 1750
Doris M. HALL - Greenwich, London Co. - 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Mother's surname: Abbott - Vol. 1D - Page: 1670
Joseph T. HALL - Greenwich, London Co. - 3rd Qtr. 1925 - Mother's surname: Abbott - Vol. 1D - Page: 1411
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Above data need to be verified !!! It's likely his family - info PATS - 27 Feb 2017

Confirmed 01 Apr 2017
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1396863 - Sergeant - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR 1396863 - Sergeant - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR
Sergeant - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR

Headstone - 1396863 - Sergeant - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR Headstone - 1396863 - Sergeant - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR
Headstone - 1396863 - Sergeant - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR
IN REMEMBRANCE - DAD I PROMISED MUM I WOULD COME - IN REMEMBRANCE
source: Public Member Stories - Ancestry - Story and photo given to us by his brother Joseph Hall
via Toni Geren - 01 Apr 2017

George John Charles HALL
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My brother George, was born in Greenwich, South London on 4, 1, 1921
he had three sisters Lily, Elsie and Doris who died age 2, and one brother myself, Joseph.
He was married to a lovely lady and they had two young sons.
George was very keen on flying and joined the Royal Air Force.
He completed 27 missions over Germany in a Stirling air plane.
These particular Stirlings were seaplanes which were converted into bombers,
by taking off the floats and replacing them with wheels, they were slower than other bombers
and could not fly as high. I have been told that of the 84 of these airplanes, 72 were lost.
Because of these drawbacks I believe the Luftwaffe, called them’ sitting ducks’ (easy to shoot down).
His aeroplane was shot down on mission No 28, he was 22 years of age.
If George had completed 30 missions he would have been excused flying for a rest.
I wish to thank you for your interest and for looking after my brother’s grave.
I attach a photograph.
Yours sincerely Joseph Hall
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source: Public Member Stories - Ancestry - Story and photo given to us by his brother Joseph Hall
If I find anything else will forward.
Father was George Henry Hall and mother was Jessie Abbott.
He married Vera Simpson Dec.1940 in London.
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1940 - George C. Hall - Vera L. Simpson - district: Deptford, London Co. - Vol 1d Page 2035
Birth 1st Qtr. 1942 - Peter J. Hall - mother's surname: Simpson - district: Deptford, London Co. - Vol 1d Page 762
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via Toni Geren - 01 Apr 2017
Additional info via FreeBMD - 02 Apr 2017
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406674 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Henry Finch - RAAF - Age 34 - KIA
- of Mt. Barker, Western Australia - Grave E-16 - Ypecolsga General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649508
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 122
Son of Willie Marome Finch and Eliza Jane Finch; husband of Mary Ruth Finch, of Mt. Barker, WA, Australia
Father of daughter Penelope Finch
born: 8 Jun 1908, Beechworth, VIC, Australia - Occupation: Farmer

406674 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Henry Finch - RAAF
Flight Sergeant - Edward Henry Finch - RAAF
source: Mrs. Mary Ruth Wells (wife), Perth - via Wim J. Stiensta - 8 Mar 2014 -

RAAF records - Digital Copy - 48 pages - barcode 1067875, Location: Canberra
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FINCH, Edward Henry - (Flight Sergeant); Service Number - 406674;
File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Stirling Mark I EF 343;
Place - Dortmund, Germany; Date - 5 May 1943

RAAF records - Digital Copy - 31 pages - barcode 5529120, Location: Canberra
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FINCH EDWARD HENRY : Service Number - 406674 : Date of birth - 08 Jun 1908
: Place of birth - BEECHWORTH VIC : Place of enlistment - PERTH WA : Next of Kin - FINCH E
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source: www.naa.gov.au/collection
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Mary Ruth Egerton-Warburton was born in 1916
She is the daughter of Horace Grey Egerton-Warburton and Ruth Egerton-Warburton
She married, firstly, Edward Henry Finch in 1941
She married, secondly, Vernon Wells in 1946
From 1941, her married name became Finch
From 1946, her married name became Wells
Child of Mary Ruth Egerton-Warburton and Edward Henry Finch
Penelope Finch b. 1942

Children of Mary Ruth Egerton-Warburton and Vernon Wells
Grey Egerton Wells b. 1947
Diana Ruth Wells b. 1948
Peter Randell Scott Wells b. 1950
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source: www.thepeerage.com/p42739.htm
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ALWAYS REMEMBERED
BY HIS WIFE MARY
AND DAUGHTER PENELOPE

- Epigraph on Finch memorial -
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Book published in 2000 - "Zij vielen in Wymbritseradiel" - ISBN: ISBN: 9789080555211
De laatste vlucht van Stirling EF343 OJ-B - The last flight of Stirling EF343 OJ-B
by Willem O. Santema & Wim J. Stienstra - paperback - 128 pages
Used photos are from this book - permission by Wim J. Stienstra - 08 Mar 2014



SGLO - T2270

STIRLING Mk.I - EF343 - OJ-B - 5 May 1943 - NEAR HOMMERTS - CREW 8

120435 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Walter Edwin Davey - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1384532 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / Bomber - Richard Frederick Whitaker - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA 1291126 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Richard Higgs - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 345474 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Charles Willis Eric Leach - RAF - Age ~39 - KIA
25606 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Bomber - Thomas Cuthbert Timney - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA 1033308 - Sergeant - 2nd Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - James Joseph O'Neill - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 1396863 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George John Charles Hall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 406674 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Henry Finch - RAAF - Age 34 - KIA

- 8 KIA -

DAVEY(†) - WHITAKER(†) - HIGGS(†) - LEACH(†)
TIMNEY(†) - O'NEIL(†) - HALL(†) - FINCH(†)


Contact Timney is pending - 30 Mar 2017 - PATS
Contact Hall is pending - 01 Apr 2017 - PATS

Last update - 02 Apr 2017 - PATS



IJlst - 2

27 mi NNW of Vollenhove

- 2 Commonwealth graves - 2 CAN -



The village of IJlst is about 22 kilometers north-west of Heerenveen
30 kilometers south-south-west of Leeuwarden and 5 kilometers south-west of Sneek
The cemetery is about 150 metres from the church, on the south-eastern outskirts of the village
Close to the entrance are the graves of 2 Canadian airmen
No. of Identified Casualties: 2

IJlst General Cemetery - 10 Apr 2010
F/O. R. M. Bull - IJlst General Cemetery - F/O. J. E. Leach
- photo by Rob Kreukniet - 15 Apr 2010 -

Stained Glass Memorial Window in town hall of IJlst - nowadays in new town hall of municipality Wymbritseradiel
Stained Glass Memorial Window
Town hall of IJlst - nowadays in new town hall of municipality Wymbritseradiel
- photo by Simon Bleeker - 05 Apr 2013 -


SGLO - T2191

DH98 Mosquito F.Mk.II - DZ743 - F/O. J. E. Leach - ~ 12:30 - near IJlst (Friesland)
410 Squadron - RCAF - 10 Apr 1943 - Operation: Day Intruder
2 KIA



These "Rangers" were less fortunate and indicated the great danger
attending these daylight penetrations into enemy territory
On 6 April, F/Lt. C. D. McCloskey and P/O. J. G. Sullivan did not return from a sortie
The German radio announced that a British aircraft had been shot down
over North West Germany and it was later learned that the two men were prisoners of war
Mac McCloskey, one of the original members of No.410, had just that day been informed
of his promotion to Flight Lieutenant as deputy commander of "A" Flight
Four days later - 10 April 1943 - F/O. J. E. Leach and F/O. R. M. Bull were lost over Friesland
and were presumed killed in action

DH98 Mosquito - Serial DZ743 - Build Type: F.II, Merlin 21/22 engines
Build Location: Hatfield - Contract Number: 555/C.23(a)
Delivery Period: Between 31-12-1942 and 22-3-1943
DZ743 was airborne from Coleby Grange - home of 410 Sqdn RCAF - aka "Cougar Squadron"
who were mainly as a guard to protect Bomber Base Waddington agaist German Night Intruders
But due the lackness of the Luftwaffe at that time of the War
the "Rangers" were now operating above NW-Germany and this morning above SW-Friesland

Mosquito DZ743 was hitting trees while in operation to shoot at the locomotive
parked at the IJlst railway station
Both were killed in the crash and buried in IJlst General Cemetery

IJlst General Cemetery - Wreath and flowers by 'The inhabitants of IJlst' - (c) archiefijlst.nl
IJlst General Cemetery - Wreath and flowers by "The inhabitants of IJlst"
image - (c) archiefijlst.nl

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Crew: DH98 Mosquito F.Mk.II - DZ743 - 10 Apr 1943 - Fighter Day Intruder
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R/88672 - J/15578 - F/O. - Pilot - J. E. Leach - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA - IJlst General Cemetery - Grave 14-430

R/88746 - J/8604 - F/O. - Navigator / Radar Operator - R. M. Bull - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA - IJlst General Cemetery - Grave 14-430
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J/15578 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John "Jack" Edward Leach - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Row 14 - Grave 430 - IJlst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649288
Commemorated on Page 180 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance
Son of Thomas A. and Beatrice M. Leach, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
born 28 Sep 1916, Canada - died 10 Apr 1943, IJlst, The Netherlands - Age 26
Husband of Mrs. J. E. Leach (wife) née Shaw, 1100 A Yonge St., Toronto, Canada

John Edward Leach
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Toronto, Ont. Pass Arts. Matriculated from Vaughan Road C.I. Supped his way through Arts.
Played Varsity Intermediate Rugby I. Was a member of Varsity Gym Team I, Boxing II.
Summer jobs: cattle-boat cowboy, camp director, student preachery office clerk.
Interests: church work, boys' clubs. Plans a return cycle trip to Europe, then Theology.
Ambition is to convert his poor pals, Ted Gray and Ian McLeod.
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info yearbook 1941 - page 62 - University of Toronto


R/88672 - J/15578 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John 'Jack' Edward Leach - RCAF R/88672 - J/15578 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John 'Jack' Edward Leach - RCAF
R/88672 - J/15578 - FO - John Edward Leach - RCAF . . . . . . Jack and Ms. Daphne Shaw (wife) . . . . . .
images via Michael Caron (cousin) - 03 Apr 2013

R/88672 - J/15578 - Flying Officer - John "Jack" Edward Leach - RCAF (4th of right)
R/88672 - J/15578 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John 'Jack' Edward Leach - RCAF - 4th of right
R/88672 - J/15578 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John 'Jack' Edward Leach - RCAF - middle
FO - John "Jack" Edward Leach - (middle) - with his buddies
images via Michael Caron (cousin) - 03 Apr 2013

Mosquito memorial - 30 Apr 2013, IJlst Mosquito memorial - 30 Apr 2013, IJlst
Mosquito memorial unveiled - 30 Apr 2013, IJlst
images via Michael Caron (cousin) - 22 May 2013

In loving memory of your family - 30 Apr 2013, IJlst

UNTIL THE DAY BREAK

- Epigraph on Leach memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Leach - request 7 Nov 2013 - received 30 Apr 2014 - PATS -

R/88746 - J/8604 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Radar Operator - Roland Montgomery "Monty" Bull - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Oakville, Ontario, Canada - Row 14 - Grave 429 - IJlst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649287
Commemorated on Page 141 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance
Commemorated on the Oakville Trafalgar High School 1939-1945 Honour Roll
Son of Mr. Roland Osborne Bull and Mrs. Edna Weston Bull née Montgomery, of Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Marriage (parents): 02 May 1918, Winnipeg, Manitoba
born 12 Jan 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - died 10 Apr 1943, IJlst, The Netherlands - Age 24
Enlistment: 08 Jan 1941, Toronto, ON
Age: 21 - Height: 6'1½" - Weight: 165 - Marital Status: Single - Religion: Church of England
Present address: 657 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario
Permanent address: First St., Oakville, Ontario
Attestation Paper: 24 Oct 1940 ... Oath taken : 08 Jan 1941, Toronto, Ontario
28 Sep 1941: Air Observer Badge
22 Nov 1941, No. 1 "Y" Depot, Halifax, NS

01 Nov 1943: Mrs. R. O. Bull, 244A Aberdeen St., Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Siblings: Mary Minette Bull - 20 - born abt. 1923 and Barbara Anne Bull - 22 - born abt. 1921 - Roland was the oldest child -
Religion: Church of England
Obituary, appeared in Oakville Record Star, 6 May 1943
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Marriage - 1948 - John Joseph Elliott Mahoney, son of Michael Mahoney to Barbara Ann Bull, daughter of R. O. Bull
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St. Thomas Times-Journal - 16 Aug 1948 - 2nd edition

BARBARA ANN BULL
16 Feb 1955 / 03-09 Aug 1955 - Deed poll - Changed name from Barbara Ann Mahoney to Barbara Ann Bull
Address in 1955 - 89 Ebury Street, London, S.W.1
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info London Gazette 12 Aug 1955 - issue 40559 - page 4647

ROLAND OSBORNE BULL (father) - MC - was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in June 1895, died 1975 - Age ~80
the son of Manlius Bull and Mary (Nixon) Bull both of Winnipeg.
He was educated at Trinity College, Port Hope, Ontario (ON) and the Royal Military College, Kingston ON
where he was a Gentleman Cadet in 1914.
In 1915, he was an officer with the Royal Field Artillery.
He served in action in Gallipoli, in Egypt and France.
He was decorated with the Military Cross (MC) for gallantry and valour in action against the enemy
and retired from the army in 1919 with the rank of Captain.
Much of his civilian career was in the investment business
and he rose to become Vice President of Gairdner & Co. Ltd. and was a director of several other companies.
In World War 2 he served first as a major and then as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Veterans Guard.
In May 1918, he married Edna Weston Montgomery daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Weston Montgomery.
They had two daughters and one son who was killed in action in WW 2.
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info: canadaveteranshallofvalour.com/BullRO.htm

EDNA WESTON BULL (mother) - Suddenly in Vancouver on May 2 1966 - born abt. 1895
Mrs. Edna Weston Bull aged 71 years of 623 Ardmore Drive, Sidney, BC, Canada
beloved wife of Colonel Roland O. Bull
Besides her husband she leaves
one daughter Mrs. N. P. T. Mary Holman of Cornwall England
five grandchildren and also one sister Mrs. Mary Rowbotham in California

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R/88746 - J/8604 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Radar Operator - Roland Montgomery 'Monty' Bull - RCAF
R/88746 - J/8604 - FO - Roland Montgomery Bull - RCAF
image via Oakville Museum - 03 Jul 2011

R/88746 - J/8604 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Radar Operator - Roland Montgomery 'Monty' Bull - RCAF
R/88746 - J/8604 - FO - Roland Montgomery "Monty" Bull - RCAF
source: Queen's University Archives - Kingston, Ontario - 05 Apr 2013
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RCAF - Service records - Bull - request 16 Oct 2013 - received 20 May 2014 - PATS -


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

- Epigraph on Bull memorial -
John 15:13
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SGLO - T2191

DH98 MOSQUITO F.Mk.II - DZ743 - 10 Apr 1943 - NEAR IJLST - CREW 2

R/88672 - J/15578 - Flying Officer - Pilot - John Edward Leach - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA R/88746 - J/8604 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Radar Operator - Roland Montgomery Bull - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

LEACH(†) - BULL(†)


Contact Leach is pending - 03 Apr 2013 - PATS

Last update - 14 Jan 2017 - PATS



Gaastmeer

27 mi NW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3269

Bf-110G-2 - Werke Nr. 6405 - Fw. Erwin Müller - 14:45 - Gaastmeer
8./ZG 26 - 22 Dec 1943
1 KIA - 1 INJ




Final flight path - Crew Allen - 22 Dec 1944 ... by Jan J. van der Veer
Final flight path - Crew Allen - 22 Dec 1944 - sketch by Jan J. van der Veer
See also crash location of Müller's Bf-110G-2 near Gaastmeer
courtesy Owens family - highlights by Anthony Louis Destro II - 02 Apr 2015

Bf-110G-2 - Werke Nr. 6405 - "Schwartze 12" did crash 1.5 km east of Gaastmeer
"Bordfunker" Eichholz was able to bail out. His pilot did not survive this crash
It was shot down when American bombers of 445th BG(H) returned from a mission to Osnabrück and Münster
At the same time two B-24 "Liberators' came down near Bolsward ( 14:30 - #42-7520 - 10 KIA ) and
Mirns ( 14:51 - #42-7554 - 7 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD )

Base of 8./ZG 26 is "Fliegerhorst" Wunstorf ( 20 km west of Hannover, Germany )
Messerschmitt is salvaged on 11 Jan 1944, parts are transported to Zerleger Betrieb Utrecht

Pilot - Feldwebel - Erwin Müller - KIA - Age ..
born .. ... 19..
Initial burial place - 07 Jan 1944 - Noorderbegraafplaats, Leeuwarden
24 Nov 1958 - Reburied - Ysselsteyn Section AR, Row 2, Grave nr. 49
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Radio / Operator - Unteroffizier - Kurt Herbert Eichholz - INJ - Age ..
born .. ... 19..
Uffz. Eichholz bailed out near Oudega (W), from here he is transported to the "Lazarett" in Leeuwarden
He is seriously wounded on his left leg
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SGLO - T3269

Bf-110G-2 - Werke Nr. 6405 - 8./ZG 26 - 22 Dec 1943 - 14:45 - GAASTMEER - CREW 2


Pilot - Feldwebel - Erwin Müller - KIA Radio / Operator - Unteroffizier - Kurt Herbert Eichholz - INJ

- 1 KIA - 1 INJ -

MÜLLER(†) - EICHHOLZ


Last update - 31 Aug 2015 - PATS



Sneek - 1

28 mi NNW of Vollenhove

- 1 Commonwealth grave - 1 UK



Sneek is 24 kilometers SSW of Leeuwarden and 28 kilometers SE of Harlingen
The cemetery is on the NW outskirts of the town, about 200 metres North of the road to Bolsward
The British grave is in the south-western part
There is one 1939-1945 war casualty buried in this site
No. of Identified Casualties: 1


SGLO - T2999

DH98 Mosquito NF. Mk.II - DZ689 - S/L. K. Mathews - 19:30 - West bank Sneekermeer
25 Squadron - RAF - 20 Oct 1943 - Intruder-patrol
1 KIA - 1 POW



DH98 Mosquito NF. Mk.II - DZ689 with Pilot Sqn/Ldr. Kenneth "Ken" Matthews
and Observer F/O. - Derek Charles Burrow, Leeds, UK
was airborne from RAF Church Fenton, UK for an "Intruder-patrol"
The DZ689 equipped with four 20mm cannon and four.303in Browning machine guns
and powered with Rolls-Royce Merlin 21 and 23 engines flew direction Holland
Near Sneek the DZ689 was shot down and crashed on the west bank of the Sneekermeer
Pilot Matthews was KIA and still in his cockpit, he is buried at Sneek General Cemetery
Observer Burrow - age 22 - bailed out at 10.000 feet - did land in the lake
close to some fishermen who did give him some help and shelter for the night
The next morning, near Terkaple while heading to Harlingen he was taken POW
However slightly injured on his leg at his landing, after a visit to the hospital,
he was interned in Camp L1 - aka Stalag Luft 1 - as POW No. 1365
and a roommate at Compound South - Barrack 6 - Room 16
- He is also listed in the West Compound -

The Geographical Journal, Vol. 103, No. 1/2 (Jan. - Feb., 1944), pp. 87-88
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Obituary: Squadron-Leader Kenneth Mathews, R. A. F.
DZ689 - Type NFII - 25 Sqdn - Missing on bomber support mission - 21.10.43 -
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Crew: DH98 Mosquito NF. Mk.II - DZ689 - 20 Oct 1943 - Bomber Support Mission
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82954 - S/L. - Pilot - K. Mathews - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Sneek General Cemetery - Grave 2-712

1458090 - 129723 - F/O. - Observer - D. C. Burrow - RAF - POW - interned in Camp L1 - POW No. 1365
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82954 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Kenneth Matthews - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex, UK - Row 2 - Grave 712 - Sneek General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649372
Son of Fred and Elsie Mathews; husband of Phyllis Edna Mathews, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex, UK


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

- Epigraph on Matthews memorial -
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1458090 - 129723 - F/O. - Observer - Derek Charles Burrow - RAF - POW
born 1921, Leeds, UK - died 28 Jul 2012 - Age 90
Son of Charles E. Burrow (father) and Winifred F. Burrow (mother) née Mohun
taken POW - interned in Camp L1 - POW No. 1365

Derek Charles Burrow - born 1921 - died 28 Jul 2012, Abbeyfield House, Low Moor, UK - Age 90
beloved husband of the late Judy, loving father of Val and Ian, also a loving grandfather and great grandfather.
- info obituary -

Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Charles E. Burrow - Winifred F. Mohun - district: Leeds, UK
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Birth - 1st Qtr. 1917 - Edward Burrow - mother's surname: Mohun - district: Leeds, UK
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1918 - Robert. D. M. Burrow - mother's surname: Mohun - district: Leeds, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1921 - Derek C. Burrow - mother's surname: Mohun - district: Leeds, UK
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Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1945 - Derek C. Burrow -Joan M. McDonald - district: Honiton, Devon, UK
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Birth - 1st Qtr. 1947 - Valerie A. Burrow - mother's surname: McDonald - district: Leeds, UK
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1950 - Ian C. G. Burrow - mother's surname: McDonald - district: Leeds, UK
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- info FreeBMD -
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SGLO - T2999

DH98 MOSQUITO NF. Mk.II - DZ689 - 20 Oct 1943 - SNEEKERMEER - CREW 2

82954 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Kenneth Matthews - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA 1458090 - 129723 - F/O. - Observer - Derek Charles Burrow - RAF - POW - interned in Camp L1 - POW No. 1365

- 1 KIA - 1 POW -

MATTHEWS(†) - BURROW


Contact Burrow is pending - 26 Jan 2013 - PATS

Last update - 31 Aug 2015 - PATS

Offingawier

28 mi NNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3194

B-17-F - #42-3488 - 2nd Lt. Edwin F. Pollock - Offingawier - 12:47
385th BG - 548th BS - 8th AF - 11 Dec 1943 - MACR #1665
2 KIA - 8 POW



Crew Pollock
Crew Pollock
back l-r: T/Sgt. Herbert M. Baber (TT), Sgt. Howard G. Hall (LWG), S/Sgt. Theodore R. Schatz (RO),
Sgt. Wilfred M. Husband (BT), Sgt. Francis M. Harwell (RWG), Sgt. Joseph La Via (TG)
front l-r: 2nd Lt. Edwin F. Pollock (P), 2nd Lt. Milo A. Raim (CP), 2nd Lt. Maurice G. Alexander (N), 2nd Lt. Max Weistein (B)
- via Harvey Weinstein (son) -
39314628 - S/Sgt. Theodore Roosevelt Schatz (RO) - not on crew of 11 Dec 1943 - was KIA on 26 Nov 1943, Mission Bremen
born 1917, MI - Enlistment: 11 Aug 1942 - Residence: Klamath Co., Oregon - Nativity: Michigan - Marital Status: Married
Buried at Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D-7-12, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium



385th BG square G 548th BS 8th-air-force-patch

385th BG - 4th CBW - Square 'G' - 548th BS - GX - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing - B-17F - #42-3488 - 11 Dec 1943 - Mission: Emden - MACR #1665
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13085870 - O-799065 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Edwin Fithian Pollock - Mercer Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3

O-749058 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Milo Aldrich Raim - Linn Co., IA - POW - Stalag 7A

14100222 - O-807958 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Maurice George Alexander - Hamilton Co., TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1

O-679415 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Max (nmi) Weinstein - Kings Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 3

13117728 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Herbert Morris Baber - Albemarle Co., VA - POW - Stalag Luft 3

32527497 - S/Sgt. - Radio-Operator - Max (nmi) Schwartz - Kings Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 4

12080317 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Wilfred Merle Husband - Niagara County, NY - KIA

38445485 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Francis Monroe Harwell - Texarkana, Arkansas - POW - Stalag Luft 3

33294700 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Howard Glenn Hall - Chester County, PA - KIA

32694148 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Joseph (nmi) La Via - NY - POW - Stalag 17B
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13085870 - O-799065 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Edwin Fithian Pollock - Mercer Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 21 Aug 1916, PA - died 09 Apr 2007, New Canaan, Fairfield, CT (former Darien, CT resident) - Age 90
Enlistment: 01 Jun 1942, Pittsburg, PA - Residence: Mercer Co., PA - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Michael C. Pollock (father), 320 Washington Boulevard, Grove City, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Leila Fithian (mother) - died 1945 - She married Michael Chalmers Pollock
Sibling: Judd Livingston Pollock (brother)
Edwin was with the Underground in the Province of Friesland
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Margaret Cunningham Pollock (daughter of Edwin) married to Richard Charles Bondy - 29 Sep 1979 - info New York Times
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O-749058 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Milo Aldrich Raim - Linn Co., IA - POW - Stalag 7A
born 31 Dec 1920, IA - died 30 Dec 2003, Orlando, Orange Co., FL - Age 82
Son of Mrs. Rose J. Raim (mother), 1053 17th Street Northeast, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
was with the Underground in the Province of Friesland
Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
Mrs. Michelle Raim Hassler (daughter)
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14100222 - O-807958 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Maurice George Alexander - Hamilton Co., TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 20 Sep 1919, TN - died 02 Jan 1996, Winter Park, Orange, FL - Age 76
Enlistment: 08 Sep 1942, Chattanooga, TN - Residence: Hamilton Co., TN - Nativity: France - Marital Status: Married
Husband of Mrs. Lois B. Alexander (wife), 803 Highland Park Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Maurice G. Alexander - Stalag Luft 1 - South - Barrack 2 - Room 3 - Jacksonville, Florida or Chattanooga, TN
Was born in France and moved from Tennessee to Central Florida in 1975
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O-679415 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Max (nmi) Weinstein - Kings Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 12 Oct 1916, Brooklyn, NY - died 30 Apr 1977 - Age 60
Enlistment: 26 Jan 1942
Husband of Mrs. Geneva K. Weinstein (wife), 428 Westmoreland Ave, Houston, TX
Mr. Lew Pollack (brother-in-law), 470 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
Max Weinstein graduated from Carslbad, NM - Bombardier Class 43-07
was with the Underground in the Province of Friesland and transfered via Vollenhove - #20 on list(37) Kingma
stayed for a week by Mr. Evert van der Linde, hamlet Moespot - just ENE of Vollenhove -
captured in Antwerp, Belgium - [ POW before 24 Aug 1944 - letter to his wife Geneva - ]
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Max and Geneva - wedding 2nd Lt. Max Weinstein 2nd Lt. Max Weinstein
2nd Lt. Max Weinstein M/Sgt. Max Weinstein - post war
Max Weinstein
- via Harvey Weinstein (son) -
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13117728 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Herbert Morris Baber - Albemarle Co., VA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 11 Oct 1922, VA - died Mar 1973 - Age 50 - Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
Enlistment: 22 Sep 1942, Richmond, VA - Residence: Undefined Code - Nativity: VA - Marital Status: Single
Son of George Jacob Baber (father) and Mary Lee Baber (mother) née Gentry
Father George Jacob Baber - born 20 Aug 1896, VA - died 26 May 1932 - Age 36 - drowned in James River
Mother Mary Lee Gentry Baber - born .... - died Abt 1930, Scottsville, Virginia - after birth of 4th child Carolyn
Grandson of Mr. Gordon T. Gentry (grandfather), Route Number Three, Scottsville, Virginia
Siblings: Elinor T. Baber (F-1926), Linsay E. Baber (M-1926) [ASN 33860873 - Enlistment 17 Nov 1944, VA] and Carolyn Baber (F-1930)
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Married 1948 - Elnora King - born 16 Sep 1922 - died Mar 2002, Fuquay Varina, Wake Co. North Carolina
Children : Andrew Lee Baber and Sandra Bethal Baber (twins) - born 1 Mar 1949, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
Andrew Lee Baber died 21 Aug 2007, Buxton, Dare Co. North Carolina - Age 58
- info www.baberfamilytree.org -
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32527497 - S/Sgt. - Radio-Operator - Max (nmi) Schwartz - Kings Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 17 May 1909, NY - died Aug 1982, New York, New York Co., NY - Age 73
Discrepancy in KU 490 - birthday is shown as 17 May 1907
Enlistment: 13 Nov 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: Kings Co., NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Joseph Schwartz (M-58/30 abt. 1872, Russia) and Mrs. Rebecca Schwartz née Appelbaum (F-47/19 abt. 1883, Russia)
Year of immigration to the United States: 1906
Siblings: William Schwartz (M-27-abt.1903, Russia), Harold Schwartz (M-23-abt.1907, NY) and
his sister Pauline Rosenblatt née Schwartz (F-13-abt.1917, NY)

Census 19 Apr 1930 - Address: 1554 40th Street, Brooklyn Borough, Kings Co., NY

Census 04 Apr 1940 - Address: 1535 39th Street, Brooklyn Borough, Kings Co., NY
Max Schwartz - Occupation in 1940: Proprietor - Artificical Flowers

N.o.k. contact 1943: Mr. Harold W. Schwartz (brother), 105 Hampshire Road, Rockville Centre, New York
Michael P. Schwartz (nephew) (M-1 abt. 1939)
son of Mr. Harold and Mrs. Estelle Schwartz, 105 Hampshire Road, Rockville Centre, New York

Confined in St. Antonius Ziekenhuis (Hospital), Sneek after been captured 12 Dec 1943, Sneek
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Newsclip - S/Sgt. Max Schwartz - Rebecca Schwartz (mother), 302 Albemarle Road, Brooklyn
Newsclip - S/Sgt. Max Schwartz - 26 Sep 1944 - Page 7
302 Albemarle Road, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Newspapers.com - via Jaap Vermeer - 07 Dec 2017
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12080317 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Wilfred Merle Husband - Niagara County, NY - KIA
born 05 Oct 1923, NY - died 11 Dec 1943, Offingawier, The Netherlands - Age 20
initial buried - Churchyard Offingawier
reinterred - Margraten, NL - Plot: O Row: 21 Grave: 4
Son of Mr. Merle Husband (father) and Mrs. Marion Cushing Husband (mother), North Tonawanda, New York
Siblings: Mrs. Elva Jean Moag, Mrs. Audrey Harbeck and Miss Lois Husband

His parents divorced on 09 Sep 1930 in the state of New York
Wilfred was raised by his mother in Tonawanda-New York
He had three sisters. One of them was named Lois V. Husband
After his divorce, Mr. Merle Husband lived at 1230 Pierce Road in Lansing, Michigan
Mrs. Marion C. Husband lived at 43 Delaware Ave. in Tonawanda, NY in the late 1940's

Wilfred Husband awarded Purple Heart posthumously
W I L F R E D   H U S B A N D   I S   R E P O R T E D   K I L L E D  I N  R A I D  O N  N A Z I S
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Reported as missing in action December 11, 1943, S/Sgt. Wilfred Merle Husband, son of Mrs. Marion Cushing Husband,
of 114 Vandervoort Street, is now revealed to have been killed on that date according to an announcement of the War Department
He was a ball turret gunner on a Flying Fortress that failed to return from a bombing mission over Germany
Mrs. Husband last week received posthumously the Purple Heart awarded to her son
S/Sgt. Husband was born in Tonawanda, October 5, 1923, and attended North Tonawanda High School
He was employed at Columbus McKinnon Chain Co., and Benson Shipbuilding Co. and enlisted in the
U.S. Air Force in April 1942 but did not actually enter the service until he following September
He received his basic training in the south and west and was sent overseas,
arriving in England just a few days before he was killed in action
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are three sisters, Mrs. Elva Jean Moag of Tonawanda, NY
Mrs. Audrey Harbeck of North Tonawanda, NY, Miss Lois Husband of Lansing, Michigan,
and his father, Merle Husband, of Michigan, U.S.A.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Article: Tonawanda News - January 10, 1945
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38445485 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Francis Monroe Harwell - Texarkana, Arkansas - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 09 Jan 1923, AR - died 05 Nov 1987, VA - Age 64
Son of Mr. Francis Monroe Harwell Sr. and Mrs. Ada "Addie" May Harwell née Adcock
Mrs. Addie M. Harwell (mother), Route Number One, Box 575 C, Texarkana, Arkansas
Sibling: Verla Vinita Reid née Harwell (sister) - born 02 Nov 1921, OK - 24 Jun 2006 - Age 84
Children of Verla: Patricia and Michael

Parents marriage 25 Jan 1921
Ada May "Addie" Adcock Harwell - born 30 Jan 1899,AR died 24 Feb 1995 - Age 96 - Concord Cemetery, Fouke, Miller Co., Arkansas, USA
Francis Monroe Harwell Sr. - born 08 Aug 1899,LA died 19 Aug 1935 - Age 36 - Concord Cemetery, Fouke, Miller Co., Arkansas, USA
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info Find A Grave Memorial #41507836 and #41501377 by Bill Cox

Francis M. Harwell Jr. was hidden by the family Hallema but due severe wounds on his back and legs
medical care was necesarry - local doctor Tiddo Graatsma who did fear the Germans
was not cooperative so the Dutch police was warned - in an ambulance he was brought to
the German guarded hospital in Sneek - 13 Dec 1944, were he joined Max Schwartz and Joseph La Via
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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33294700 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Howard Glenn Hall - Chester County, PA - KIA
born 1922, PA - died 11 Dec 1943, Offingawier, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mrs. Annie T. Hall (mother), 124 Custer Ave, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 23 Sep 1942, Greensburg, PA - Residence: Undefined Code - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
initial buried - Churchyard Offingawier
reinterred - Margraten, NL - final burial USA
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32694148 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Joseph (nmi) La Via - NY - POW - Stalag 17B
born 05 Mar 1916 - died 17 Dec 2003, Bronx, Bronx Co., NY - Age 87
Son of Mrs. Fammie La Via (mother), 2039 Hughes Avenue, New York, New York
Confined in St. Antonius Ziekenhuis (Hospital), Sneek after been captured
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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- additional info from MACR #1665, #1653, #3332 and KU 490 -
- other info from forum posts and replies by Alexander Tuinhout who's researching #42-3488 in detail -
- his book will be published in the near future -

"Unknown" - crushed skull - 6 feet - strong stature - hair black - found at 20 Dec 1943 in the wreckage
Buried 21 Dec 1943, Churchyard Offingawier - Grave - Row 17 - No. 5
- Likely Sgt. Howard Glenn Hall - see crew photo - tall and black hair - info PATS - 07 Sep 2010

Collage - 44 Airmen - Frisian Underground 2nd Lt. Edwin Fithian Pollock - photo taken by Underground 2nd Lt. Milo A. Raim - photo taken by Underground 2nd Lt. Max (nmi) Weinstein - photo taken by Underground
Photos on collage of Edwin F.Pollock, Milo Raim and Max Weinstein taken by Underground



SGLO - T3194

B-17G - #42-3488 - 11 Dec 1943 - OFFINGAWIER - CREW 10

13085870 - O-799065 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Edwin Fithian Pollock - Mercer Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3 O-749058 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Milo Aldrich Raim - Linn Co., IA - POW - Stalag 7A 14100222 - O-807958 - 2nd Lt.- Navigator - Maurice George Alexander - Hamilton Co., TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1 O-679415 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Max (nmi) Weinstein - Kings Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 3 13117728 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Herbert Morris Baber - Albemarle Co., VA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
32527497 - S/Sgt. - Radio-Operator - Max (nmi) Schwartz - Kings Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 4 12080317 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Wilfred Merle Husband - Niagara County, NY - KIA 38445485 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Francis Monroe Harwell - Texarkana, Arkansas - POW - Stalag Luft 3 33294700 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Howard Glenn Hall - Chester County, PA - KIA 32694148 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Joseph (nmi) La Via - NY - POW - Stalag 17B

- 2 KIA - 8 POW -

POLLOCK - RAIM - ALEXANDER - WEINSTEIN - BABER
SCHWARTZ - HUSBAND(†) - HARWELL - HALL(†) - LA VIA


Contact Weinstein is pending - 06 Sep 2010 - PATS
Contact Pollock is pending - 05 Sep 2016 - PATS

Last update - 08 Dec 2017 - PATS



Staveren - 7

29 mi WNW of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 2 UK - 2 CAN - 1 AUS - 1 UNKNOWN - 1 UNKNOWN -



Staveren is 45 kilometers south of Harlingen
The cemetery is adjacent to the church on the south-eastern side of the town
and close to the northern boundary hedge are the graves of six airmen
and one entirely unidentified casualty
Of the airmen, two came from the United Kingdom, two from Canada, and one from Australia
The nationality of the other airman could not be determined.
No. of Identified Casualties: 5

Those six buried in Staveren (nowadays written as Stavoren) are from various accidents

J. C. Luton - RAAF - 5 Sep 1942 - Lancaster R5755 EM-N
W. N. Partridge - RCAF - 14 May 1943 - Wellington HZ280 AS-Q
E. A. Tilbury - RAFVR - 13 Jun 1943 - Lancaster ED603 OL-O
H. L. Ferguson - RCAF - 14 Oct 1944 - Halifax LL293 A-P - Also documented as LL294 !!! -
J. K. Williams - RAFVR - 22 Jan 1944 - Lancaster DS824 JI-K
Unknown Airman - 24th Oct 1943
Unknown Victim of the 1939-1945 War
( Source www.verzetsmuseum.nl )
checked by PATS - 3 May 2008





SGLO - T1806

Lancaster Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - P/O. R. G. Rowlands - 02:50 - in the IJsselmeer
270 Squadron - RAF - 5th Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
7 KIA



403411 - Sergeant - W.Op/ Air Gunner- John Campbell Luton - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia - Row I - Grave 31 - Staveren General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649374
born 16 May 1922, North Sydney, NSW - Enlistment No. 2 Recruting Centre, Sydney - Marital Status: Single
Trade or Calling: Car Driver - Religion: Church of England
Next of Kin: W. W. Luton (father) (bankmanager), 32 Wilson St., Cammeray, NSW, Australia
Embarked at Sydney on 22 Feb 1941 for Canada and UK
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 126
Son of William Wheeler Luton (British) and Priscilla Judith Luton (Australian), of Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia


GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

- Epigraph on Luton memorial -
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More details of Lancaster Mk.I - R5755- EM-N
- See above at Lemmer section -
Click on button
Lemmer



SGLO - T1806

LANCASTER Mk.I - R5755 - EM-N - 5 Sep 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

407728 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Richard Gerald Rowlands - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA 120038 - Pilot Officer - Air Observer - Adam Byers Hastings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 403411 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner- John Campbell Luton - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA 532066 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Fleck - RAF - Age 25 - MIA
655006 - Sergeant - Observer - Frederick John Charles Barnes - RAF - Age 23 - KIA 1105186 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John Wilfred Atkinson - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 778001 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Cecil Vivian Pattison - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA

- 5 KIA - 2 MIA -

ROWLANDS(†) - HASTINGS(†) - LUTON(†) - FLECK(†)
BARNES(†) - ATKINSON(†) - PATTISON(†)


Last update - 28 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2316

Wellington Mk.X - HZ280 - AS-Q - P/O. W. Wahl - 04:06 - in the IJsselmeer
Squadron 166 - RAF - 14th May 1943 - Mission: Bochum
2 KIA - 3 POW



Serial Range HZ251 - HZ284. 34 Wellington Mk.X.
delivered by Vickers (Squires Gate) between Dec 1942 and Aug 1943
For a full list of this large batch refer to Record No.6258
Wellington Mk.X - HZ280 - AS-Q was airborne - 00:01 - 14th May 1943 from Kirmington, UK
Homebound, hit by Flak and then finished off by a night-fighter
Ditched in the IJsselmeer - 04:06 - 15 km E of Wieringen
Sgt. Wright was seriously wounded about the face, chest and knees by cannon shell splinters
He was subsequently repatriated
F/O. W. Wahl is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
F/Sgt. W. N. Partridge is buried at Staveren General Cemetery
Sgt. S. A. H. Davis was interned in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1238
P/O. H. W. Newby in Camp L3, POW No. 1349
Sgt. J. A. Wright was confined in Hospital due injuries until Repatriation. No Date

discrepancy !!! - W. A. Wright - 166 - HZ280 - J/20253 - RCAF - 14/05/43 - at rafcommands.com !!!

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Crew: Wellington Mk.X - HZ280 - AS-Q - 14 May 1943 - Mission: Bochum
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J/20354 - F/O. - Pilot - W. Wahl - RCAF - Age 29 - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

R/135103 - Sgt. - Navigator - S. A. H. Davis - RCAF - Age 28 - POW

R/114771 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator - W. N. Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA - Staveren General Cemetery

J/20835 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - H. W. Newby - RCAF - Age 22 - POW

J/20253 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - J. A. Wright - RCAF - Age .. - INJ/POW
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - HZ280 - AS-Q - Wahl
Loss Card - HZ280 - AS-Q - Wahl - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

J/20354 - Flying Officer - Pilot - William Wahl - RCAF - Age 29 - KIA
- of Kelowna, BC, Canada - Plot 69 - Row C - Coll. Grave 14 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619729
Son of Eustach Edward and Elisabeth Wahl, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada;
husband of Dorothy Wahl
born 18 Jan 1914, Canada - died 14 May 1943, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 29

The Winnipeg Tribune - 17 Nov 1943 › Page 3
MISSING ON ACTIVE SFRVICE AFTER AIR OPERATIONS
William Wahl (wife), 1255 13th Ave. W, Vancouver


REQUIESCAT IN PACE.
AMEN

- Epigraph on Wahl memorial -
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R/135103 - Sgt. - Navigator - Steuart Arthur Hamilton Davis - RCAF - Age 28 - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L1/L6/L4 - POW No. 1238

born 17 May 1914 - died 6 Dec 2001, Hospital in Toronto - Age 87
Burial: 10 Dec 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Son of Arthur Shuttlewort Davis (father), Belmont, St. Kitts. B.W.I (British West Indies)
Elaine Bertha Hamilton née Hardtman (mother) - born 23 Sep 1894 - died 26 Nov 1950 - Age 56
Occupation: Sugar planter, Brotherson's, St Kitts
Education: Dean Close School, Cheltenham
Taken to England in 1928 by his aunt Gladys to go to school - Returned to St Kitts in 1932
Eventually lived at 3 Foxbar Road, Toronto, Ontario MHV 265
- additional info via Chris Birch -

AIR FORCE CASUALTIES Globe and Mail, 10 Jun 1943
Ottawa, 9 Jun 1943 - RCAF 597th casualty list
DAVIS, Steuart Arthur Hamilton. Sgt., previously missing on active service overseas,
now reported prisoner of war (Germany)
Son of A. S. Davis (father), Belmont, St. Kitts. B.W.I

Contact with Nicholas Darnell Davis (nephew) - 12 Jan 2015
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J/20835 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - Harry Wilson Newby - RCAF - Age 22 - POW
born 21 Jan 1921, Camrose, Alberta - died 03 Nov 2006, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Age 85
Son of Mr. Harry Newby (father), Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
Harry Newby (father born, Blackburn, England) and Ann Newby (mother, born, Cullen, Scotland) née Wilson
Siblings: Ethel Wood née Newby (half sister), George Kendal Newby (half brother)
Jean Benson Barber née Newby (sister) and James Charles Newby (brother)
taken POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 1349

J/20835 - Harry Wilson Newby - in training
J/20835 - Harry Wilson Newby - in training
via Diane Cook née Newby (daughter) - 10 Jan 2015

While in training - back row - 2nd left - J/20835 - Harry Wilson Newby
J/20835 - Harry Wilson Newby - in training - other names unknown
back l-r: ???, Newby, ???, ???
front l-r: ??? , ???

photo via Diane Cook née Newby (daughter) - 10 Jan 2015

Unknown crew in front of Lancaster - from Newby's scrapbook
Unknown crew in front of Lancaster - from Newby's scrapbook - names unknown
l-r: ???, ???, ???, ???, ???, ???, ???
photo via Diane Cook née Newby (daughter) - 10 Jan 2015

AIR FORCE CASUALTIES Globe and Mail, 09 Jun 1943
Ottawa, 8 Jun 1943 - RCAF 596th casualty list
NEWBY, Harry Wilson. PO., previously missing on active service overseas,
now reported prisoner of war (Germany)
Harry Newby (father), Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Harry Newby was born on a farm south of Camrose. Later the family moved to Wetaskiwin
where he attended school and afterward gained employment with the Canadian Imperial Bank
In 1942 he enlisted in the RCAF. In May of 1943 the plane was shot down
crashing into the IJsselmeer in Holland. He was taken prisoner by the Germans
and held in Stalag Luft Three until near the end of the war, when he was freed by Scottish troops
Upon his return to Canada he moved back to Wetaskiwin, rejoining the bank
He and his wife Elva have had a happy long marriage, with three children, Dianne, Kate and Douglas
and can count many long time friends.

- info "The Alberta Freemason" magazine Oct 2004 -
additional info (wife, children) of the obituary of his wife Elva

Elva Grace Newby (née Gimblett), born 13 Apr 1920, Loverna, SK - died 17 May 2014, Calgary, AB - Age 94
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- Staveren General Cemetery -

R/114771 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - William Norman Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - Row I - Grave 30 - Staveren General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649375
Son of William and Winifred Partridge; husband of Marjorie Joan Partridge, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
born 23 Sep 1920, Canada - died 14 May 1943, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 22


BEHIND LIFE'S DARKETS CLOUD
HIS LOVE IS ALWAYS SHINING

- Epigraph on Partridge memorial -
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J/20253 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Joe Austin Wright - RCAF - Age .. - INJ/POW
Injured and taken POW - Hospital - Camp L3 - POW No. 42786 - Repatriation

J. A. Wright - !!! discrepancy !!! - W. A. Wright
Sgt. J. A. Wright - HZ280 AS-Q - 14 May 1943 - Hospital <<< info: 166 Squadron site

Camp L3 - POW No. 42786 J. A. Wright - R/87125 - RCAF <<< info: rafcommands POW list
Camp L1 - POW No. 3793 W. A. Wright - 166Sqn HZ280 - J/20253 RCAF - 14 May 1943 <<< info: rafcommands POW list

J. A. Wright = Sgt. Joe Austin Wright, St. Walburg, Saskatchewan, Canada <<< info: WarMuseum.ca
Globe and Mail, 21 Jun 1943 - Sgt. Joe Austin Wright - Missing <<< info: WarMuseum.ca
Globe and Mail, 03 Jul 1943 - Sgt. Joe Austin Wright - POW <<< info: WarMuseum.ca
Hamilton Spectator, 18 Sep 1944 - F/Sgt. Joe Austin Wright - Prisoners of war, Repatriation <<< info: WarMuseum.ca

Note : Will stick to Sgt. Joe Austin Wright (need verification) - info PATS - 05 Apr 2011

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SGLO - T2316

WELLINGTON Mk.X - HZ280 - AS-Q - 14 May 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 5

J/20354 - Flying Officer - Pilot - William Wahl - RCAF - Age .. - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery R/135103 - Sgt. - Navigator - Steuart Arthur Hamilton Davis - RCAF - Age .. - POW - interned in Camps L1/L6/L4 - POW No. 1238 R/114771 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - William Norman Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA - Staveren General Cemetery
J/20835 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - Harry Wilson Newby - RCAF - Age 22 - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 1349 J/20253 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Joe Austin Wright - RCAF - Age .. - INJ/POW - Hospital - Camp L3 - POW No. 42786 - Repatriation -

- 2 KIA - 3 POW -

WAHL(†) - DAVIS - PARTRIDGE(†)
NEWBY - WRIGHT


Contact Newby is pending - 12 Apr 2011 - 29 May 2014 - PATS
Contact Davis is pending - 15 Apr 2011 - PATS

Last update - 31 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2451

Lancaster Mk.III - ED603 - OL-O - F/Lt. E. A. Tilbury - 01:30 - in the IJsselmeer
83 Squadron - R.A.F. - 13th June 1943 - Mission: Bochum
4 KIA - 3 MIA



Serial Range ED303 - EE202 - This aircraft was one of 620 Lancasters ordered
Mk.I were initially fitted with Merlin 20 and the Mk.III with Merlin 28 engines
ED603 was a Mk.III was delivered to the Signals Intelligence Unit
at Ringway Feb 1943, joining 83 Sqdn May 1943
This aircraft was lost on its first operational trip and had a total of 20 hours
Lancaster Mk.III - ED603 - OL-O was airborne - 23:01 - 12th Jun 1943 from Wyton, Cambridgeshire, UK
Crashed in the IJsselmeer
Four were found and are buried in Cemeteries bordering the Friesland coast,
while the three holders of the DFM are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
Two won their awards with 83 Sqdn, but F/Sgt. Moore's award, Gazetted 21 Nov 1941
had been for outstanding service with No.50 Sqdn.
Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records a Sgt. R. G. Claydon in place of P/O. C. F. J. Sprack

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED603 - OL-O - 13 Jun 1943 - Mission: Bochum
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127147 - F/Lt. - Pilot - E. A. Tilbury - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Staveren Cemetery - Grave I-29

1153358 - P/O. - Navigator - H. E. Howsam - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-9

552503 - 52074 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator - R. E. Moore - DFM - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 132

650173 - 51914 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - A. B. Smart - DFM - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 133

J/17802 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - A. G. Fletcher - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-8

646985 - 51543 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - C. F. J. Sprack - DFM - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 133

922310 - 127055 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - G. R. Sugar - RAF - Age 22 - KIA - Hindeloopen Churchyard - Grave D-1-8
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ED603 - OL-O - Tilbury
Loss Card - ED603 - OL-O - Tilbury - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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127147 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Eric Arthur Tilbury - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK - Row I - Grave 29 - Staveren General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649376
Son of Arthur Herbert and Dora Beatrice Tilbury, of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK

F/Lt. Eric Arthur Tilbury - Pilot
F/Lt. - Eric Arthur Tilbury - Pilot
- courtesy Mrs. Marsh (friend) - via Diane Marsh, daughter -


LEAVING HERE A NAME, I TRUST,
THAT WILL NOT PERISH
IN THE DUST

- Epigraph on Tilbury memorial -
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WORKUM (SPOORDYK) GENERAL CEMETERY -

1153358 - 146295 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Harold Elvin Howsam - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
- of Bigby, UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 9 - Workum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649500
Son of Mr. George Howsam and Mrs. Annie Howsam née Robinson, of Lincoln, UK

??? Harold E. Howsam - born 2nd Qtr. 1916 - mother's surname: Robinson - district Caistor, Lincolnshire Co., UK ???
??? marriage: 4th Qtr. 1903 - George Howsam with Annie Robinson - district: Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire Co., UK ???
??? Discrepancy Age ??? 1912/1916 ???

Actg. Wt. Off. - 1153358 - Harold Elvin Howsam (146295) - 18 May 1943
London Gazette Supplement - 13 Jul 1943 - page 3159

Memorial for Howsam and Fletcher - Bigby Church, Lincolnshire, UK
- War Memorial for P/O. Howsam and F/Sgt. Fletcher - Bigby Church, Lincolnshire, UK -
- courtesy Michael Peck - 06 Nov 2010 -
source: roll-of-honour.com/Lincolnshire/Bigby.html


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PILOT-OFFICER HAROLD ELVIN HOWSAM
OF BIGBY, SERVER AND RINGER IN THIS CHURCH
AND
FLIGHT-SERGEANT GORDON FLETCHER
OF LONDON, ONTARIO
AND OF COMRADES LOST WITH THEM ON ACTIVE SERVICE
WITH THE PATHFINDER SQUADRON R.A.F
ON THE NIGHT OF 12 – 13TH JUNE 1943
AND LAID TO REST IN THE PROVINCE OF FRIESLAND IN HOLLAND
GRANT UNTO THEM, O LORD, ETERNAL REST



GRANT HIM, O LORD,
ETERNAL REST

- Epigraph on Howsam memorial -
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J/17802 - Pilot Officer - Bomb Aimer - Arthur Gordon Fletcher - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of London, Ontario, Canada - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 8 - Workum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649498
Son of Arthur Delaski Fletcher and Annie McIntosh Fletcher, of London, Ontario, Canada
born 25 Jun 1922 - died 13 Jul 1943, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 21

Pilot Officer Arthur Gordon Fletcher
Pilot Officer - Arthur Gordon Fletcher -
- source - remembrance book London, ON - page 146 -

Click on button
Workum


WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM
SHALL HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE

- Epigraph on Fletcher memorial -
St.John III.16
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -