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Hindeloopen - 11

30 mi NW of Vollenhove

- 11 Commonwealth graves - 1 AUS - 3 CAN - 7 UK -



Hindeloopen is a coastal village on the IJsselmeer (formerly Zuiderzee), 35 kilometers south of Harlingen
The churchyard surrounds the church on the western side of the village, near the dyke
At the entrance to the churchyard are the graves of 11 airmen
There are 11 airmen buried in this cemetery: Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard
Seven from the United Kingdom, three from Canada and one from Australia
Of these, three from the United Kingdom and two Canadians are not identified
No. of Identified Casualties: 6

Unknown - 1 Dec 1941 - Rank: Sergeant - RAF
Plot B - Row 13 - Grave 6 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard


KNOWN UNTO GOD

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Unknown - 31 Aug 1943 - Rank: Unknown - RAF
Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 9 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard


KNOWN UNTO GOD

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Unknown - 29 Nov 1943 - Rank: Officer - RCAF
Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 3 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard


KNOWN UNTO GOD

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Unknown - 26 Jul 1944 - Rank: Unknown - RAF
Plot D - Row 2 - Grave 2 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard


KNOWN UNTO GOD

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Unknown - 1939 - 1945 - Rank: Unknown - RCAF
Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 7 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard


KNOWN UNTO GOD

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SGLO - T1325B - NO crash !!!

Hampden Mk.I AD972 EQ-? - F/Sgt. Dadson - returned to UK
408 Squadron - RCAF - 7 Nov 1941 - Mission: Osnabrück, Germany
1 KIA



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Crew: Hampden Mk.I - AD972 - EQ-? - 07 Nov 1941 - mission: Osnabrück, Germany
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R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF

933248 - Sergeant - Observer - Bernard William Palastanga - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Hindeloopen Cemetery - Grave 5

...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - W. R. Wilkinson - RAFVR

...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - Morgan - RAFVR
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ORB report - AD972 EQ-? - 07 Nov 1941 - 00:43 - 06:21
ORB report - Hampden AD972 - 07 Nov 1941 - 00:43 - 06:21
via "The National Archive"

R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF
returned to RAF Syerston at 06:21am - 07 Nov 1941
His following mission was on 27 Nov 1941 with AD754 towards Düsseldorf, Germany

R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
Son of Alfred Charles and Edith Mabel Dadson, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
was sadly killed on 25 Jan 1942
His Hampden Mk.I AD782 EQ-A crashed soon after take off from North Luffenham
Plot A - Grave 12- Tunbridge Wells Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2655440
Victor was the nephew of my paternal grandmother
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info by T. J. Verrall - 428 Sqdn Newsletter 2005

R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF
R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF
via Trevor J. Verrall - 11 Jun 2013


DIED ON DUTY
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF A VERY DEAR SON
"AT REST"

- Epigraph on Dadson memorial -
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According to the entry in Bomber Command Losses by W. R. Chorley for 1942
A Hampden Mk.I AD782 EQ-A which took off 17:37 on 25 Jan 1942 from North Luffenham
crashed after stalling at 1500 ft. It was seen to dive vertically into the ground with the loss of all four crew onboard

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Crew: Hampden Mk.I - AD782 - EQ-A - 25 Jan 1942 - mission: Brest, France
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R/76568 - Pilot - F/Sgt. Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
982777 - Observer - Sgt. Douglas Marsden - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
1062332 - W/Op./Air Gunner - Sgt. Harold Davies - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
990757 - W/Op./Air Gunner - Sgt. Albert Barclay Wright - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
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933248 - Sergeant - Observer - Bernard William Palastanga - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Hollington, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, UK -
Plot B - Row 13 - Grave 5 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649283
Son of William Joseph Palastanga, and of Dora Palastanga, of Hollington, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, UK

Sgt. Palastanga's hours are as follows: No. of Trips - 3 - No. of Hours 17 - info ORB

THE DE LAUNE CYCLING CLUB ROLL OF HONOUR - 1939 - 1945
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Name: Bernard William PALASTANGA
Born: Southam - 4 July 1920 - Date of Death: - 7 Nov 1941 - Age 21
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Son of William Joseph Palastanga, and of Dora Palastanga
of Hollington, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, UK
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On the night of the 6/7 November 1941, 408 RCAF Squadron were operating
Hampden Bombers from RAF Syerston
Sgt. Palastanga was the Observer in Hampden AD972 EQ-? which took off as part of
a raid on Germany (Target not identified) ... Osnabrück, Germany - info PATS
As they were crossing the Dutch coast returning from bombing the target
Hampden Mk.I AD972 EQ-? was attacked by a Messerschmitt 110 night-fighter
The aircraft was immediately put into a diving cork-screw to port manoeuvre
and contact was lost with the enemy aircraft but not before it had fired
several bursts of machine gun and cannon fire
A crew check was made by the pilot to which Sgt. Palastanga did not respond
On checking his position the escape hatch was found open
Sgt. Palastanga had evidently bailed out as his stowed parachute was missing from the rack
Sgt. Palastanga was reported as missing - believed killed in action

Attached to the above report is a telegram from the International Red Cross
reporting that the body of Sgt. Palastanga was washed ashore on 12 April 1942

A report from a German file found in 1947 states that the body of Sgt. Palastanga
was buried in Grave 5 Row 13 Section B of Hindeloopen cemetery Holland

source Palastanga story - www.delaunecc.org/Club_roll_of_hon39-45.htm

Observer - Sgt. Bernard William Palastanga Observer - Sgt. Bernard William Palastanga Observer - Sgt. Bernard William Palastanga
Sergeant - Bernard William Palastanga - RAFVR
- source delaunecc.org -


HIS LIFE A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY;
HIS ABSENCE A SILENT GRIEF.
AT REST WITH DADDY

- Epigraph on Palastanga memorial -
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...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - W. R. Wilkinson - RAFVR
returned to RAF Syerston at 06:21am - 07 Nov 1941
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...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - Morgan - RAFVR
returned to RAF Syerston at 06:21am - 07 Nov 1941
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SGLO - T1325B - NO crash !!!

HAMPDEN Mk.I - AD972 - EQ-? - 07 Nov 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 4

R/76568 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Victor Charles Dadson - RCAF 933248 - Sergeant - Observer - Bernard William Palastanga - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA ...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - W. R. Wilkinson - RAFVR ...... - Sergeant - W/Op./Air Gunner - Morgan - RAFVR

- 1 KIA - 3 RET -

DADSON - PALASTANGA(†) - WILKINSON - MORGAN


Contact Dadson is pending - 07 Jun 2013 - PATS

Last update - 01 Sep 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. - W.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
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1078608 - Sergeant - W.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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For other 6 crew members - see above at Lemmer Cemetery section -
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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 - W.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

- 7 KIA -

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


Last update - 18 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2097

Lancaster Mk.I - W4847 - OL-V - F/Sgt. H. A. Partridge - 22:24 - in the IJsselmeer off Hindeloopen
83 Squadron - RAF - 5th Mar 1943 - Mission: Essen
4 KIA - 3 MIA



Serial range W4102 - W4700 This aircraft was one of 200 Lancasters ordered from Metro-Vick
in 1940 and built as 170 Mk.I (W4176-W4982) with Merlin 20 engines, and 30 Mk.III (W4983-W5012)
with Merlin 28 engines from Sep 42 to May 43
They were delivered to Woodford for asembly and flight testing
W4847 was delivered to 83 sqdn Jan 1943
W4847 also took part in the key Operations against Lorient 13/14 Feb 43 and St.Nazaire 28 Feb/1 Mar 43
When lost this aircraft had a total of 67 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - W4847 - OL-V was airborne - 19:43 - 5th Mar 1943 from Wyton, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Lt. Robert Denzel, IV./NJG 1) and crashed 22:24 - 5th Mar 1943 -
in the IJsselmeer off Hindeloopen (Friesland), Holland
Four are buried in various Dutch cemeteries
and three are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4847 - OL-V - 5 Mar 1943 - Mission: Essen
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J/16966 - P/O. - Pilot - H. A. Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 177

1284393 - 116671 - F/O. - Navigator - L. W. Sprackling - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-1

1376200 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - J. M. Freshwater - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 150

R/87122 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. O. Fulton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - Grave D-1-6

1379924 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - H. Fell - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149

1337405 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - A. D. Dinnis - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Makkum Churchyard - Grave M-31

541922 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. L. Organ - RAF - Age 23 - KIA - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - Grave D-1-5
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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 - W4847 - OL-V - Partridge
Loss Card - W4847 - OL-V - Partridge - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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R/87122 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Roy Oswald Fulton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Newton P.O., New Westminster, BC, Canada - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 6 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649281
born 9 Nov 1919, Bellingham, WA, USA - died 5 Mar 1943, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 23

clip - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Roy Oswald Fulton - RCAF
clip - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Roy Oswald Fulton - RCAF
source: findagrave - by Operation:PictureMe - 05 Jun 2015

Casualties Air Force - list 546 - Missing Casualties Air Force - list 809 - Missing
AIR CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 1943/04/12
Royal Canadian Air Force, Casualties - April 1943 - List No. 546 - Missing
Fulton, Roy Oswald, Sgt, - Missing on active service after air operations overseas
Mrs. R. O. Fulton (mother), Newton P.O., New Westminster, British Columbia

Partridge, Henry Albert, PO, Missing on active service after air operations overseas
F. S. Partridge (father), Roblin, Manitoba

AIR FORCE CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 1944/02/19
Royal Canadian Air Force, Casualties - February 1944 - List No. 809 - Now Presumed dead
Partridge, Henry Albert, PO, Roblin, Manitoba
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541922 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Lewis Organ - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Miltonhill, Berkshire, UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 5 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649282
Son of Thomas James Organ and Hilda Elizabeth Organ née Lewis, of Miltonhill, Berkshire, UK

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1914 - Mr. Thomas J. Organ - Ms. Hilda E. Lewis - district: Headington - Vol 3a Page 2213
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Jill Organ - mother's surname: Lewis - district: Headington - Vol 3a Page 2017
Birth 4th Qtr. 1917 - Pamela M. Organ - mother's surname: Lewis - district: Headington - Vol 3a Page 1384
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1919 - John L. Organ - mother's surname: Lewis - district: Headington - Vol 3a Page 1403
The district Headington spans the boundaries of the counties of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1925 - Elizabeth J. Organ - mother's surname: Lewis - district: Abingdon - Vol 2c Page 494
The district Abingdon spans the boundaries of the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1927 - Fay J. Organ - mother's surname: Lewis - district: Wandsworth - Vol 1d Page 682
The district Wandsworth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
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Marriage 1st Qtr. 1939 - Pamela M. Organ - Spouse: Harry T. Grace - district: Wallingford - Vol 2c Page 591
The district Wallingford spans the boundaries of the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
Birth 1st Qtr. 1945 - Nicholas J. Grace - mother's surname: Organ - district: Oxford - Vol 3a Page 2671
The district Oxford spans the boundaries of the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
Death 3rd Qtr. 1970 - Nicholas John Grace - 24De1944 - district: Warwick - Vol 9c Page 2476
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Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1949 - Fay J. Organ - Spouse: Albert Hollis - district: Abingdon - Vol 6a Page 25
The district Abingdon spans the boundaries of the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
Birth 1st Qtr. 1951 - Simon F. J. Hollis - mother's surname: Organ - district: Blackpool, Lancashire - Vol 10b Page 616
Birth 1st Qtr. 1953 - Amanda C. Hollis - mother's surname: Organ - district: Fylde, Lancashire - Vol 10c Page 312
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info FreeBMD


OUR LOVE AND THOUGHTS
ALWAYS WITH YOU
IN YOUR NEW LIFE

- Epigraph on Organ memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

J/16966 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Henry Albert Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA
- of Roblin, Manitoba, Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 177 - CWGC ref. 1803948
Son of Franklin Stratton Partridge and Ellie May Partridge, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
born 19 Mar 1920, Canada - died 5 Mar 1943, IJsselmeer (lake), The Netherlands - Age 22

J/16966 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Henry Albert Partridge - RCAF
J/16966 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Henry Albert Partridge - RCAF
source: veterans.gc.ca - 05 Jun 2015

Globe and Mail, 1944/02/19 - February 1944 - List No. 809 - Presumed dead
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- WORKUM (SPOORDYK) GENERAL CEMETERY -

1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Raynes Park, Surrey, UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 1 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649504
Son of Mr. Walter Sydney Sprackling and Mrs. Minnie Louisa Sprackling née Lopez/Lopes
husband of Myra Olive Sprackling née Bruce, of Raynes Park, Surrey, UK
Siblings: Doris M. Sprackling and Sydney Sprackling (twins)
Half-siblings: Herbert W. G. Deeks (half-brother) and Minnie A. Deeks (half-sister)

1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR
1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR
1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard "Len" William Sprackling - RAF
source: Malcolm Deeks (nephew) - via Steve Newman - 20 Nov 2016

A V E N U E   O F   R E M E M B R A N C E - Wickford
Plaque - 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR - 22
Plaque - 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAF - 22
AVENUE OF REMEMBRANCE - Wickford - wickfordmemorial.com
Discrepancy Age 22/23 - info PATS
courtesy Richard Crockett via Tom Bint - 17 Nov 2016


THOUGH GONE FROM OUR MIDST
HE LIVES IN OUR MEMORY
FOR EVER

- Epigraph on L. W. Sprackling memorial -
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His brother, Able Seaman Sydney Sprackling also died on service
Death: 20 Dec 1941, at Sea - Age 22
Casualty of WWII, Sydney served in the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Kandahar; Service No: C/JX 168888
Panel Reference: 43, 3. - Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL - CWGC ref. 2472754 - MIA



Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1911 - Herbert Alexander Deeks with Ms. Minnie Louisa Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 904
Birth 4th Qtr. 1912 - Herbert W. G. Deeks - mother's surname: Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 110
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Minnie A. Deeks - mother's surname: Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 858
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Marriage ... .... 19.. - Walter S. Sprackling with Ms. Minnie Louisa Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol .. Page ...
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1919 - Doris M. Sprackling - mother's surname: Lopes - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 504
Death 1st Qtr. 1919 - Doris M. Sprackling - Age 0 - district: Poplar - Vol 1c - Page 549
Birth 1st Qtr. 1919 - Sydney Sprackling - mother's surname: Lopes - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 504
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Leonard W. Sprackling - mother's surname: Lopes - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 872
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Leonard W. Sprackling - Ms. Myra O. Bruce - district: Surrey Mid E - Vol 2a Page 782
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1946 - Mrs. Myra O. Sprackling with Mr. Arthur W. Jones - district: Poplar - Vol 5d Page 684
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1376200 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Matthew Freshwater - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA
- of New Southgate, Middlesex, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 150 - CWGC ref. 1270455
Son of John Matthew Freshwater Sr. and Amy Freshwater née Hyde
husband of Hilda M. Freshwater née Bandey, of New Southgate, Middlesex, UK
Father of Jean F. Freshwater (daughter)

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1914 - John M. Freshwater - Amy Hyde - district: Edmonton - Vol 3a Page 1082
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - John M. Freshwater - mother's surname: Hyde - district: Edmonton - Vol 3a Page 1013
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1940 - John M. Freshwater - Hilda M. Bandey - district: Essex S.W. - Vol 4a Page 1239
Essex S.W. is an alternative name for Essex South Western and it is in the county of Essex
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1942 - Jean F. Freshwater - mother's surname: Bandey - district: Edmonton - Vol 3a Page 1126
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1379924 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Hayden Fell - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- of Levenshulme, Manchester, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149 - CWGC ref. 1269905
Son of Norris M. Fell and Gladys M. Fell née Bugg, of Levenshulme, Manchester, UK
Sibling: Vera Fell (sister)

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1917 - Noris M. Fell - Gladys M. Bugg - district: Salford - Vol 8d Page 252
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1921 - Hayden Fell - mother's surname: Bugg - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1435
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1927 - Vera Fell - mother's name: Bugg - district: Salford - Vol 8d Page 462
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- MAKKUM PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD -

1337405 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Arthur Desmond Dinnis - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Polegate, Sussex, UK - Row M - Grave 34 - Wonseradeel - Makkum Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649470
Son of Arthur William Dinnis and Annie Dinnis née Gribble, of Polegate, Sussex, UK

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Arthur W. Dinnis - Annie Gribble - district: Eastbourne - Vol 2b Page 175
district Eastbourne spans the boundaries of the counties of Sussex and East Sussex
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Thomas H. Dinnis - mother's surname: Gribble - district: Uckfield - Vol 2b Page 185
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1918 - Mary J. Dinnis - mother's surname: Gribble - district: Hailsham - Vol 2b Page 155
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Phyllis E. Dinnis - mother's surname: Gribble - district: Hailsham - Vol 2b Page 202
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Arthur D. Dinnis - mother's surname: Gribble - district: Hailsham - Vol 2b Page 151
district Hailsham spans the boundaries of the counties of Sussex and East Sussex
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??? Birth 4th Qtr. 1922 - Kathleen E. Dinnis - mother's surname: Gribble - district: Hailsham - Vol 2b Page 135 ???
??? Birth 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Raymond W. Dinnis - mother's surname: Gribble - district: Hailsham - Vol 2b Page 142 ???


HE HEARD THE CALL
AND MOST GALLANTLY RESPONDED.
HE GAVE HIS ALL

- Epigraph on Dinnis memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T2097

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4847 - OL-V - 05 Mar 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

J/16966 - Pilot Officer - Henry Albert Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1376200 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Matthew Freshwater - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA R/87122 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Roy Oswald Fulton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
1379924 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Hayden Fell - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 1337405 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Arthur Desmond Dinnis - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 541922 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Lewis Organ - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

PARTRIDGE(†) - SPRACKLING(†) - FRESHWATER(†) - FULTON(†)
FELL(†) - DINNIS(†) - ORGAN(†)


Contact Sprackling is pending - 21 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 21 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3323

Lancaster Mk.II - DS824 - JI-K - J. K. Williams - 01:12 - in IJsselmeer
514 Squadron - RAF - 22nd Jan 1944 - Mission: Magdeburg
4 KIA - 3 MIA



This aircraft was one of 200 Lancasters - Serial Range DS601 - DS852 - ordered from
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft in 1941 and built as Mk.IIs from Sep 1942 to Oct 1943 with,
up to DS627, Hercules V1 engines and the remainder Hercules XV1 engines
DS824 was delivered to 514 Sqdn Oct 1943
Took part in the following Key Operations: Berlin 2/3 Dec 1943; Berlin 1/2 Jan 1944
Berlin 2/3 Jan 1944; Brunswick 14/15 Jan 1944; Magdeburg 21/22 Jan 1944-Lost
When lost this aircraft had a total of 76 hours
DS824 was one of four 514 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See: LL627; LL672; LL680
Lancaster Mk.II - DS824 - JI-K was airborne - 19:56 - 21 Jan 1944 from Waterbeach, UK
Crashed at 01:12 in the IJsselmeer. Four, including P/O. Williams who was on his second tour,
are buried in cemeteries along the Friesland coast - Staveren (1), Hindeloopen (1) and Makkum (2)
while three are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
F/Sgt. Lanes's wife, Dorothy Mary Lane, lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.II - DS824 - JI-K - 22 Jan 1944 - Mission: Magdeburg
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161058 - P/O. - Pilot - J. K. Williams - RAFVR - KIA - Staveren Cemetery - K-31

1334196 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - L. N. Millis - RAFVR - KIA - Age 22 - Makkum Churchyard - O-32

417157 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator - W. H. Chapman - RAAF - KIA - Age 26 - Hindeloopen Churchyard - D-1-1

1570038 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. R. Keenen - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 232

968290 - 151014 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - D. F. Henshaw - RAFVR - MIA - Age 27 - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 206

914246 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - A. Pratt - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 236

932746 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - E. A. Lane - RAFVR - KIA - Makkum Churchyard - O-39
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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 - DS824 - JI-K - Williams
Loss Card - DS824 - JI-K - Williams - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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417157 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Wilbur Henry Chapman - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Dawson, South Australia - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 1 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649280
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 120
Son of Samuel and Harriett Chapman; husband of Isabel Jean Chapman, of Dawson, SA, Australia
born: 26 May 1917, Peterborough, SA, Australia - Occupation: Farm duties ( home )
German Totenliste 213 - body washed ashore 1 April 44 near Hindeloopen - buried 3 April 44, Hindeloopen, Friesland - Row 1 Grave 1

417157 - Flight Sergeant - Wilbur Henry Chapman - RAAF 417157 - Flight Sergeant - Wilbur Henry Chapman - RAAF 417157 - Flight Sergeant - Wilbur Henry Chapman - RAAF
417157 - Flight Sergeant - Wilbur Henry Chapman - RAAF
source RAAF service records - and - connectingspirits.com.au - 17 Nov 2016


HIS DUTY DONE.
EVER REMEMBERED AND LOVED

- Epigraph on Chapman memorial -
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For other crew members - see above at Staveren Cemetery section -
Click on button
Staveren



SGLO - T3323

LANCASTER Mk.II - DS824 - JI-K - 22 Jan 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

161058 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Kenneth Williams - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1334196 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Leslie Noel Millis - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 417157 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Wilbur Henry Chapman - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA 1570038 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - James Richard Keenen - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
968290 - 151014 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Donald Frank Henshaw - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA 914246 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Arthur Pratt - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ernest Allan Lane - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA

WILLIAMS(†) - MILLIS(†) - CHAPMAN(†) - KEENEN(†)
HENSHAW(†) - PRATT(†) - LANE(†)


Last update - 17 Nov 2016 - 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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922310 - 127055 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Gordon Robert Sugar - RAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Headington, Oxford, UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 8 - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - CWGC ref. 2649285
Son of Robert John and Daisy Mary Sugar; husband of Dulcie May Sugar, of Headington, Oxford, UK


IN THE MOSAIC OF VICTORY
LIES THIS PRECIOUS PIECE

- Epigraph on Sugar memorial -
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For other crew members - see above at Staveren Cemetery section -
Click on button
Staveren



SGLO - T2451

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED603 - OL-O - 13 Jun 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

127147 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Eric Arthur Tilbury - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 1153358 - 146295 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Harold Elvin Howsam - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 552503 - 52074 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Raymond Edward Moore - DFM - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA 650173 - 51914 - Pilot Officer - Flight Engineer - Arthur Bertram Smart - DFM - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA
J/17802 - Pilot Officer - Bomb Aimer - Arthur Gordon Fletcher - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 646985 - 51543 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles Frederick John Sprack - DFM - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA 922310 - 127055 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Gordon Robert Sugar - RAF - Age 22 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

TILBURY(†) - HOWSAM(†) - MOORE(†) - SMART(†)
FLETCHER(†) - SPRACK(†) - SUGAR(†)


Contact Smart is pending - 20 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact Tilbury is pending - 03 Oct 2016 - PATS

Last update 04 Oct 2016 - PATS


Workum / IJsselmeer

30 mi NW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T1187

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1016 - JN-A - Sgt. J. D. Elder - 03:20 - 2km W of Workum / IJsselmeer
150 Squadron - R.A.F. - 15th Aug 1941 - Mission: Hannover
1 KIA - 5 POW




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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1016 - JN-A - 15 Aug 1941 - Mission: Hannover
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912857 - Pilot - Sgt. - J. D. Elder - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

1377210 - 2nd Pilot - Sgt. - H. H. M. Barton - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

391330 - Navigator / Bombardier - Sgt. - E. W. McConchie - RNZAF - Age .. - POW

952805 - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt. - H. Dodsworth - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

947993 - W.Operator - Sgt. - C. Davies - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

549187 - Rear Air Gunner - Sgt. - J. W. Whittingham - RAFVR - 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.

Loss Card - R1016 - JN-A - Elder
Loss Card - R1016 - JN-A - Elder - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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912857 - Pilot - Sgt. - James Douglas Elder - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
Sgt. J. D. Elder - Stalag Luft 6 - POW No. 156
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- LEEUWARDEN NORTHERN GENERAL CEMETERY -

1377210 - 2nd Pilot - Sgt. - Henry Harvey Molyneux Barton - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of UK - Row 1 - Grave 4 - Leeuwarden Northern General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649299
Son of Capt. Cecil Molyneux Barton and Mrs. Una Alys Barton née Harvey, of Mevagissey, Cornwall, UK


"HIS WAS THE STRENGTH
OF GENTLENESS
THE GLORY OF A COURAGE
UNAFRAID"

- Epigraph on Barton memorial -
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391330 - Navigator / Bombardier - Sgt. - Ernest William McConchie - RNZAF - Age .. - POW
Son of Mr. E. H. McConchie (father), 35 Rata Road, Wellington, E2
Sgt. E. W. McConchie - Stalag Luft 6 - POW No. 154
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952805 - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt. - Herbert Dodsworth - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
Sgt. H. Dodsworth - Stalag Luft 6 - POW No. 155
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947993 - W.Operator - Sgt. - Cyril Davies - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
Sgt. C. Davies - Stalag Luft 6 - POW No. 157
- . - . -

549187 - Rear Air Gunner - Sgt. - John William Whittingham - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
Sgt. J. W. Whittingham - Stalag 357 - POW No. 159
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WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1016 - photo courtesy: TRESOAR Fries Fotoarchief - TWO0081
WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1016 - photo courtesy: TRESOAR Fries Fotoarchief - TWO0080
WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1016 - wreckage at harbour of Hindeloopen
photos courtesy: TRESOAR Fries Fotoarchief



SGLO - T1187

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1016 - JN-A - 15 Aug 1941 - 2 KM W of WORKUM - CREW 6

912857 - Pilot - Sgt. James Douglas Elder - RAFVR - Age .. 1377210 - 2nd Pilot - Sgt. Henry Harvey Molyneux Barton - RAFVR - Age 20 391330  - Navigator / Bombardier  - Sgt. Ernest William McConchie - RNZAF - Age ..
952805  - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt. Herbert Dodsworth - RAFVR - Age .. 947993  - W.Operator              - Sgt. Cyril Davies - RAFVR - Age .. 549187  - Rear  Air Gunner        - Sgt. John William Whittingham - RAFVR - Age ..

- 1 KIA - 5 POW -

ELDER - BARTON(†) - McCONCHIE
DODSWORTH - DAVIES - WHITTINGHAM



Last update - 13 Oct 2016 - PATS



Hindeloopen / IJsselmeer

30 mi NW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3576

Lockheed P-38J-5-LO "Lightning" - #42-67192 - MACR #4428
O-25514 - 1st Lt. Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. - Sun 09 Apr 1944
474th FG - 428th FS - Kingscliffe - attached to 20th FG - 55th FS
1 POW




No. 13120 - Cadet Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. at US Military Acedemy, West Point, NY
No. 13120 - Cadet - Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr.
at United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
Class of January 1943

Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. - with flight jacket - 1943 - copy and reuse restrictions apply
Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. - with flight jacket - 1943
“From the collection of The National World War II Museum,
copy and reuse restrictions apply”
- 03 Sep 2013

Sunday 9th of April, Rex was in his P-38, escorting B-24 bombers back from a mission
to bomb an aircraft plant in northern Germany
He was only 12 minutes from the coast of Holland and the relative safety
of the North Sea when his propellers ran away
The resulting vibration was tearing the P-38 apart
The bucking aircraft became impossible to hold steady, and Rex had to bail out
There was no ejection seat in those days
He had to clamber out onto the wing and hope the tearing wind
would not bash him against the P-38’s tail booms
Additionally, it was overcast, he could not see the ground,
and he was dropping with his aircraft through the clouds
. . . . .
He survived, lived with the underground, was picked up by a German patrol
and escaped by running away when they were diverted
Captured through a double-agent and shipped to Stalag III
Escaped from a rolling freight car and wandered through Czechoslovakia
he was recaptured and thrown into a concentration camp
He was liberated at war’s end and returned to the 1st Fighter Group at March Field
where he honed his flying skills for the next four years
- info Memorial article "Rexford Herbert Dettre" -

O-25514 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. - Inglewood, CA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 21 Mar 1920, Philadelphia, PA – died 11 Mar 2004, Columbia, Mississippi - Age 83
Interment: West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York
Class of January 1943 - United States Military Academy - No. 13120
was with the Underground in the Province of Friesland and transfered via Vollenhove - #13 on list(37) Kingma
Also mentioned in questionnaire of Mr. J. J. J. van Kluyve - stayed 5 days in Vollenhove
08 Jul 1944 - Captured together with Capt. Richard "Dick" M. Scott in Prosper de Zitter's False "Safe" House, Brussels
Dulag Luft - 6 Oct 1944
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. . . . .

Dettre in questionnaire of J. J. J. van Kluyve, Kerkstraat 139, Vollenhove - 25 Aug 1945
Dettre in questionnaire of J. J. J. van Kluyve, Kerkstraat 139, Vollenhove - 25 Aug 1945
He was there for 5 days and handed over to Meijerink, Café de Unie, Zwolle
source "Vragenlijst" Mr. J. J. J. van Kluyve

Dettre in questionnaire of Marten Kingma, Vollenhove
Dettre in questionnaire of Marten Kingma, Vollenhove
He was there for 4 days and handed over to Meijerink, Café de Unie, Zwolle
source "Vragenlijst" Marten Kingma
Note: See some discrepancy in names and days comparing to Van Kluyve's version - info PATS


SGLO - T3526
15 Mar 1944 - P-38J - 42-68062 - 364FG 385FS - Bunchoterpolder, Holland - MACR 3111
O-24964 - Capt. - Fighter Pilot - Richard M. Scott - Lancaster, PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
In January 1944, Richard was assigned to the 364th Fighter Group stationed in England
He participated in the air offensive against Germany
15 Mar 1944, he failed to return from a mission and spent four months as an evadee
in occupied Holland and Belgium - E&E #2981
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2981.pdf
Subsequently, he was captured and imprisoned at Stalag Luft III at Sagan, Germany
After two escape attempts, he returned through Allied lines in April 1945
............................................................................
BRIGADIER GENERAL - Richard M. Scott, aka Dick Scott - 28 Apr 1918, Lancaster, PA - 02 Jan 2005 - Age 86
Retired 01 Oct 1970
was the former mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania - info wikipedia.org
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Mechanical failure, bailed out between Molkwerum and Schuilenburg, about 1.5 mi S of Hindeloopen
and landed near farm "De Kamp" of Tjitte Folkertsma
With help of the locals he disappeared over the railroad in the reed of the Haanmeer [polder]
Soon arrived also "de Grünen", mostly fanatic Nazi's from Leeuwarden
The whole farm was searched but nothing was found
The lifeboat "C.A. den Tex" only found a gas tank and pieces of rubber
Althrough the IJsselmeer is very shallow at that point, the Lightning was totally gone

Major General Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. - Retired 1 Apr 1973

Major General Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr.
Major General Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr.
1920-2004
- via wwiimemorial.com - Betty B. Dettre (wife) -

SGLO - T3576

LOCKHEED P-38J-5-LO - #42-67192 - 09 Apr 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 1

O-25514 - 1st. Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. - Inglewood, CA - POW - Stalag Luft 3

- 1 POW -

DETTRE


Contact Dettre is pending - 08 Sep 2010 - PATS

Last update - 02 Jul 2015 - PATS



Workum - 9

30 mi NW of Vollenhove

- 9 Commonwealth graves - 3 CAN - 6 UK -



Workum is a town on the edge of the IJsselmeer (formerly Zuiderzee) some 30 kilometers due south of Harlingen
The Cemetery: Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - is on the south-eastern side of the town
on the road to the railway station. This road is known as the Spoordyk
Close to the entrance are the graves of nine airmen
six of whom came from the United Kingdom and three from Canada
No. of Identified Casualties: 9

Workum - 9 Commonwealth War Graves - 1946
Workum - 9 Commonwealth War Graves - 2006
1946 - Workum - 9 Commonwealth War Graves - 2006


SGLO - T2097

Lancaster Mk.I - W4847 - OL-V - F/Sgt. H. A. Partridge - 22:24 - in the IJsselmeer off Hindeloopen
83 Squadron - RAF - 5th Mar 1943 - Mission: Essen
4 KIA - 3 MIA



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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4847 - OL-V - 5 Mar 1943 - Mission: Essen
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J/16966 - P/O. - Pilot - H. A. Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 177

1284393 - 116671 - F/O. - Navigator - L. W. Sprackling - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-1

1376200 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - J. M. Freshwater - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 150

R/87122 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. O. Fulton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - Grave D-1-6

1379924 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - H. Fell - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - no known grave - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149

1337405 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - A. D. Dinnis - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Makkum Churchyard - Grave M-31

541922 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. L. Organ - RAF - Age 23 - KIA - Hindeloopen Protestant Churchyard - Grave D-1-5
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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 - W4847 - OL-V - Partridge
Loss Card - W4847 - OL-V - Partridge - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Raynes Park, Surrey, UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 1 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649504
Son of Mr. Walter Sydney Sprackling and Mrs. Minnie Louisa Sprackling née Lopez/Lopes
husband of Myra Olive Sprackling née Bruce, of Raynes Park, Surrey, UK
Siblings: Doris M. Sprackling and Sydney Sprackling (twins)
Half-siblings: Herbert W. G. Deeks (half-brother) and Minnie A. Deeks (half-sister)

1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR
1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR
1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard "Len" William Sprackling - RAFVR
source: Malcolm Deeks (nephew) - via Steve Newman - 20 Nov 2016

A V E N U E   O F   R E M E M B R A N C E - Wickford
Plaque - 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR - 22
Plaque - 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAF - 22
Discrepancy Age 22/23 - info PATS
courtesy Richard Crockett via Tom Bint - 17 Nov 2016


THOUGH GONE FROM OUR MIDST
HE LIVES IN OUR MEMORY
FOR EVER

- Epigraph on L. W. Sprackling memorial -
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His brother, Able Seaman Sydney Sprackling also died on service
Death: 20 Dec 1941, at Sea - Age 22
Casualty of WWII, Sydney served in the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Kandahar; Service No: C/JX 168888
Panel Reference: 43, 3. - Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL - CWGC ref. 2472754 - MIA



Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1911 - Herbert Alexander Deeks with Ms. Minnie Louisa Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 904
Birth 4th Qtr. 1912 - Herbert W. G. Deeks - mother's surname: Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 110
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Minnie A. Deeks - mother's surname: Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 858
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . divorced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage ... .... 19.. - Walter S. Sprackling with Ms. Minnie Louisa Lopez - district: Poplar - Vol .. Page ...
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 1st Qtr. 1919 - Doris M. Sprackling - mother's surname: Lopes - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 504
Death 1st Qtr. 1919 - Doris M. Sprackling - Age 0 - district: Poplar - Vol 1c - Page 549
Birth 1st Qtr. 1919 - Sydney Sprackling - mother's surname: Lopes - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 504
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Leonard W. Sprackling - mother's surname: Lopes - district: Poplar - Vol 1c Page 872
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Leonard W. Sprackling - Ms. Myra O. Bruce - district: Surrey Mid E - Vol 2a Page 782
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1946 - Mrs. Myra O. Sprackling with Mr. Arthur W. Jones - district: Poplar - Vol 5d Page 684
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Memorial Ceremony at Workum Cemetery
Memorial Ceremony at Workum Cemetery
"Memorial Ceremony at Workum Cemetery"
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

For other crew members - see above at Hindeloopen Cemetery section -
Click on button
Hindeloopen




SGLO - T2097

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4847 - OL-V - 05 Mar 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

J/16966 - Pilot Officer - Henry Albert Partridge - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA 1284393 - 116671 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Leonard William Sprackling - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1376200 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - John Matthew Freshwater - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA R/87122 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Roy Oswald Fulton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
1379924 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Hayden Fell - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 1337405 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Arthur Desmond Dinnis - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 541922 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Lewis Organ - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

PARTRIDGE(†) - SPRACKLING(†) - FRESHWATER(†) - FULTON(†)
FELL(†) - DINNIS(†) - ORGAN(†)


Contact Sprackling is pending - 21 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 21 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2265

Lancaster Mk.I - W4888 - SR-P - F/O. N. J. Stanford - 01:40 - 1 km S of Workum
101 Squadron - RAF - 5th May 1943 - Mission: Dortmund
6 KIA - 1 POW



Serial Range W4761 - W5012 This aircraft was one of 200 Lancasters ordered from Metro-Vick
in 1940 and built as 170 Mk.I's (W4761-W4982) eigth Merlin 20 engines and 30 Mk.III's (W4983-W5012)
with Merlin 28 engines from Sep 1942 to May 1943
They were transported to Woodford for final assembly and flight testing
W4888 was delivered to 101 Sqdn 13 Feb 1943
W4888 wore the ID's SR-Z/P/E
W4888 took part in the following Key Operations:
As SR-Z, Essen 3/4 Apr 1943; Pilsen 16/17 Apr 1943; as SR-P, Dortmund 4/5 May 1943-Lost
When lost this aircraft had a total of 102 hours
W4888 was one of six No.101 Sqdn Lancasters lost during this operation
See W4784; W4863; ED776; ED830; ED835
Lancaster Mk.I - W4888 - SR-P was airborne - 21:40 - 4th Apr 1943 from Holme-on-Spalding Moor, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter ( Oblt. Lothar Linke, IV./NJG 1 )
and crashed - 01:40 - 5th May 1943 at Workum (Friesland), 15 km SW of Sneek, Holland
Those killed are buried in Workum (Spoordyk) General cemetery
P/O. Lewis's DFM was Gazetted 9 Feb 1943
P/O. R. D. Paterson was interned in Camps 9C/L3, POW No. 42744
'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records P/O. R. D. Paterson as P/O. R. D. Patterson

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4888 - SR-P - 5 May 1943 - Mission: Dortmund
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778777 - 80378 - F/O. - Pilot - N. J. Stanford - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-4

1392429 - 128664 - P/O. - Navigator - R. D. Paterson - RAFVR - Age 29 - POW - interned in Camps 9C/L3 - POW No. 42744

R/56328 - J/16982 - F/O. - W.Operator - W. T. Lewis - DFM - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-2

1203348 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - A. H. Clark - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-5

1336486 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer / Observer - A. J. L. Lyon - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-3

R/131490 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - G. W. F. Reynolds - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-6

1132867 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. M. Hadfield - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Workum Cemetery - Grave D-1-7
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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 - W4888 - SR-P - Stanford
Loss Card - W4888 - SR-P - Stanford - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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Discrepancy !!! - On Loss card 12611 given for 1392429 - 128664 - P/O. R. D. Paterson !!!

778777 - 80378 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Nicholas James Stanford - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
- of UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 4 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649505
Stanford, Nicholas James - Fg.Off - 05 May 1943 - Lancaster Pilot - Roll of Honour of Rhodesian Aircrew in WW II

Nicholas James Stanford
born - 02 Jan 1915, Greytown, Kwazulu-Natal, South-Africa
Son of Mr. Harold Shippey Stanford and Mrs. Annie Gertrude Stanford née Adkins, 12 Aberfoyle
Mr. Harold Shippey Stanford (father) - born 18xx - died 18 Jul 1945, Cottage Hospital, Greytown
Mrs. Annie Gertrude Stanford née Adkins (mother), born abt. 1879, England - died 16 Jan 1915 - Age ~36
Sibling: Kenyon Adkins Stanford (brother) - born 12 Mar 1911 - died .... - Age ..

Arrival of S.S. "GALWAY CASTLE" - Cape Town - Southampton - 15 May 1913, Southampton, UK
Annie Gertrude Stanford (Wife) - 34 - born abt. 1879
Kenyon Adkins Stanford (none) - 2 - born abt. 1911
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info Ancestry - via Toni Geren - 23 Jan 2015
Discrepancy !!! Annie Gertrude Stanford - born abt. 1875 and abt. 1879 - !!!

Note: S.S. "GALWAY CASTLE" was sunk by U-boat
12 Sep 1918 - U 82 (Heinrich Middendorf) Sunk 160 miles SW1/2S of Fastnet 48.50N, 10.40W
London & Plymouth - Port Natal - passengers & general cargo - 143 lives were lost
she was attacked by U 82 160 miles south-west of Fastnet Rock, she sank three days later.
source: http://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/2359.html

150 lives were lost, many unnecessarily during the evacuation of the ship, which although
suffering a broken back, remained afloat for another three days.
source: Union-Castle, A Fleet History by Peter Newall

It is known that the estate of Harold Shippey Stanford was inherited
by his niece Mrs. Felicity O'Grady née Stanford. She passed away in Cape Town, South-Africa in 1990
and left a daughter named Teresa Ethelwynne O'Grady (formerly Nash, divorced)
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source: Greytown Gazette - 17 Dec 2014 - Page 11

778777 - 80378 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Nicholas James Stanford - RAFVR - courtesy Stanford family - via SMAMF
F/O. Nicholas James Stanford - RAFVR
image courtesy Stanford family - via SMAMF - 05 Jul 2016
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South African representives place wreath at memorial - 16 Apr 2015 - photo by Henk Tigchelaar
South African representives place wreath at memorial - 16 Apr 2015
photos by Henk Tigchelaar, Bolsward - 05 May 2015
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1392429 - 128664 - P/O. - Navigator - Ralph Duncan Paterson - RAFVR - Age 29 - POW
born 18 Jan 1913, UK - died .. Jun 1978, district: Havering, Greater London, UK - Age 65
taken POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 42744

Birth 1st Qtr. 1913 - Ralph D. Paterson - mother's surname: Duncan - district: Chorlton, Lancashire Co., UK
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1935 - Ralph D. Paterson - Ms. Ellen Crittall - district: Finsbury - Vol 1b Page 1270
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1937 - Ralph D. Paterson - mother's surname: Crittall - district: Hackney - Vol 1b Page 494
Birth 1st Qtr. 1947 - Diane B. Paterson - mother's surname: Crittall - district: Hendon - Vol 5f Page 103
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info FreeBMD

1392429 - 128664 - P/O. - Navigator - Ralph Duncan Paterson - RAFVR
1392429 - 128664 - P/O. - Navigator - Ralph Duncan Paterson - RAFVR
courtesy Paterson family - image by SMAMF - 16 Nov 2015

Ralph Duncan Paterson Jr. - Obituary
Published in The Times on May 15, 2012
Ralph Duncan, a very special man, died suddenly on the 10th May 2012,
at his home in Cromac, Central France, aged 75
Much loved husband .......

P/O. - Navigator - Ralph Duncan Paterson was badly burned
info letter - 29 Dec 1943 - Mrs. Ethel Clark to Reynolds family
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R/56328 - J/16982 - Flying Officer - Wireless Operator - William Thomas Lewis - DFM - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA
born 01 Jun 1914, Montreal, Canada
- of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 2 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649501
Son of Mr. Alfred Daniel Lewis and Mrs. Mary Ann Lewis née Leonard, 6133 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Siblings: Alfred Francis Lewis, Robert Emmett Lewis, Albert Anthony Lewis and James Joseph Lewis
Alfred Donald Lewis (father) - born ...., Wales - died 25 Sep 1940, Montreal - Age ..
!!! Discrepancy !!! - Alfred Daniel Lewis is also given as Alfred Donald Lewis !!!
Mary Ann Lewis née Leonard (mother) - born 12 Nov 1885, Montreal, Canada

R/56328 - J/16982 - Flying Officer - Wireless Operator - William Thomas Lewis - DFM - RCAF - portrait by Emmy Visser
R/56328 - J/16982 - Flying Officer - Wireless Operator - William Thomas Lewis - DFM - RCAF
- portrait by Emmy Visser -
image by SMAMF - 16 Nov 2015

R/77452 - L.A.C. Albert Anthony Lewis (brother) - R.C.A.F. - died 30/31 May 1941 - Age 19
born abt. 1922, Montreal, Canada
Son of Alfred "Frederick" Daniel Lewis and Mary A. Lewis, of Montreal
Sec. 3. - Lot 1806 - Grave 2594 - MONTREAL (NOTRE DAME DES NEIGES) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2688165



A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 09 Apr 1930
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Unit 1st C.M.M.G. Bde. Regt, No. 564
William Thomas Lewis, S Old Orchard Ave No. 8, Montreal
Employer's name: Toronto Carpet Manufacturing Co. Limited, Montreal
Birth June 5, 1913, Canada - !!! Discrepancy !!! - It's 01 Jun 1914 !!!
Trade: Clerk
S.O.S. 17 Dec 1930

Clip - Toronto Carpet Manufacturing Co. Limited, Montreal - 15 May 1940
Clip - Toronto Carpet Manufacturing Co. Limited, Montreal - 15 May 1940
source: RCAF - Service records - Lewis - 21 Jul 2015

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 16 May 1940
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Alfred Donald Lewis (father) - Occupation: C.P.R. Dining Car Department
Present/Permanent Address: 6133 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation: Purchasing Clerk - Stenographer
Occupation: Factory Superintendent and Salesman Glove Division - G. W. Sadler Company Limited
Enlistment: 20 Aug 1940, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Religion: Roman Catholic
Posted to No. 1 Manning Depot, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Trade: Air Crew Gunner
Air Gunner's Badge - 21 Jul 1941
T.O.S. No. 1 "Y" Depot Halifax - 23 Jul 1941
Embarkment leave - 21 Jul 1941 - 04 Aug 1941
S.O.S. 1 "Y" Depot to RAF Trainee Pool - 14 Aug 1941
Embarkment Canada - 15 Aug 1941
T.O.S. 3 P.R.C. from Canada - 15 Sep 1941
D.F.M - 03 Feb 1943
D.F.M ( London Gazette) - 09 Feb 1943

Clip - G. W. Sadler- Company Limited, Montreal - 15 May 1940
Clip - G. W. Sadler- Company Limited, Montreal - 15 May 1940
source: RCAF - Service records - Lewis - 21 Jul 2015

Marriage parents - 11 May 1908, Montreal
Enlistment: 20 Aug 1940, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lt. Alfred Francis Lewis (32 - born 22 Jul 1911 - died .. Nov 1991 - Age 81) - 7021 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec
L.A.C. Robert Emmett Lewis (27 - abt. 1916) - #9 A.O.S. R.C.A.F., St. John, Quebec
R/77452 - L.A.C. Albert Anthony Lewis (abt. 1922) - R.C.A.F. - died 30/31 May 1941 - Age 19
L.A.C. James Joseph Lewis (19 - abt. 1924) - #5 M.D. R.C.A.F., Lacine, Quebec
L.A.C. = Leading Aircraftman
A.O.S. = Air Observer School
#5 M.D. = #5 Manning Depot in Lachine, Ouebec

12 Apr 1944 - Letter to his Aunt from (A. B. Matthews) Wing Commander, R.C.A.F, Overseas, London
Mrs. G. L. Ovens (Aunt), "Murree" Myrddin Cresent, Camarthen, South Wales, UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1888 - George Leo Ovens - district: Hereford - Vol 6a Page 473
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1912 - George Leo Ovens - Ms. Ethel M. Lewis - district Hereford - Vol 6a Page 1226
Death 3rd Qtr. 1950 - George L. Ovens - Age 62 - district: Carmarthen - Vol 8a Page 217
WO 339/85378 - Lieutenant George Leo OVENS - Royal Army Service Corps - nationalarchives.gov.uk

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source: RCAF - Service records - Lewis - 24 Jul 2015
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Letter Mrs. Mary Lewis to Mr. G. E. Reynolds - 22 May 1943
Letter Mrs. Mary Lewis to Mr. G. E. Reynolds - 22 May 1943
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

R/56328 - J/16982 - Flying Officer - Wireless Operator - William Thomas Lewis - DFM - RCAF
R/56328 - J/16982 - Flying Officer - Wireless Operator - William Thomas Lewis - DFM - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Lewis - 21 Jul 2015

RCAF - Service records - Lewis - request 10 Jul 2015 - received 24 Jul 2015 - PATS -
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1203348 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Arthur Harold Clark - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1920, UK
- of UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 5 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649497
Son of Mr. Arthur Clark and Mrs. Ethel Jessie Clark née Hawkins, Bath, Somerset Co., UK
29 Dec 1943 - Mrs. Ethel Clark (mother), 6 Coronation Rd, Park Lane, Bath, Somerset, UK

Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Arthur H. Clark - mother's surname: Hawkins - district: Bath, Somerset Co., UK

1203348 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer Arthur Harold Clark with his girlfriend Hazel 1203348 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer Arthur Harold Clark with his girlfriend Hazel Bath Airman's Death
Sgt. Arthur Harold "Sonny" Clark with his girlfriend Hazel
image via SMAMF - 16 Nov 2015

Letter Mrs. Ethel Clark to Mr. G. E. Reynolds - 29 Dec 1943 Letter Mrs. Ethel Clark to Mr. G. E. Reynolds - 29 Dec 1943
Letter Mrs. Ethel Clark to Mr. G. E. Reynolds - 29 Dec 1943
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114
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1336486 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / Observer - Anthony Jules Lawson Lyon - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born 1921, UK
- of UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 3 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649502

birth: 4th Qtr. 1921 - Anthony J. L. Lyon - mother's surname: Chinchen - district Southampton, Hampshire Co, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Aubrey K. L. Lyon - mother's surname: Chinchen - district Southampton, Hampshire Co, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1924 - Jill J. D. Lyon - mother's surname: Chinchen - district Southampton, Hampshire Co, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1926 - Ronald Lyon - mother's surname: Chinchen - district Southampton, Hampshire Co, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1929 - Jacqueline F. Lyon - mother's surname: Chinchen - district Southampton, Hampshire Co, UK
Aubrey, Jill, Ronald and Jacqueline siblings of Anthony J. L. Lyon

1336486 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / Observer - Anthony Jules Lawson Lyon - RAFVR
1336486 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / Observer - Anthony Jules Lawson Lyon - RAFVR
image via SMAMF - 16 Nov 2015
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R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
born 01 Oct 1923, Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, Ontario
- of Elora, Ontario, Canada - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 6 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649503
Son of Mr. George Edward Reynolds and Mrs. Alice Gertrude Reynolds née Parr, Geddes Street, Elora, Ontario, Canada

Marriage (parents) - 23 Dec 1908 at Elora
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George E. Barnfield Reynolds (father) - Age 65 - born 09 Nov 1878, Nichol Twp, Wellington Co. - died 1954
Alice G. Reynolds née Parr (mother) - born abt. 1890 - died 18 Sep 1940 - Age ~50
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Margaret Harriet Dorothy Robinson (sister) - Age 33 - born 21 Dec 1910, Nichol Twp - R.R.#5, Hamilton, Ontario
John James Edward Reynolds (brother) - Age 30 - born 11 Mar 1913, Nichol Twp - Brampton, Ontario
Eleanor D. Mock (sister) - Age 28 abt. 1915 - Elora, Ontario
Marion G. Muir (sister) - Age 25 abt. 1918 - Elora, Ontario
George William Francis Reynolds - born 01 Oct 1923 - died 05 May 1943, Workum, The Netherlands - Age 19
Ronald H. Reynolds (brother) - Age 13 abt. 1930 - Elora, Ontario
Edward Ray Reynolds (brother) - Age 8 abt. 1935 - Elora, Ontario
one sister stillborn
Ages as given in letter of 08 Nov 1943

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 20 Oct 1941
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George Edward Reynolds (father) - Occupation: Retired Farmer
Present/Permanent Address: R.R.#2, Elora, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment: 21 Oct 1941, Hamiltion, Ontario, Canada - Religion: Anglican
Posted to No. 1 Manning Depot, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Trade: Std. Tradesman
Air Gunner's Badge - 25 Sep 1942
S.O.S. 1 "Y" Depot to RAF Trainee Pool - 27 Oct 1942
Embarkment Canada - 28 Oct 1942
Disembarkment U.K. - 05 Nov 1942
T.O.S. 3 P.R.C. - 06 Nov 1942

R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Reynolds - 21 Jul 2015

German records - Grablage - Friedhof Workum - F/Sgt. George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
German records - Grablage - Friedhof Workum - F/Sgt. George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Reynolds - 21 Jul 2015

Letter by Sgt. George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF - 12 Oct 1942, No. Y Depot, Halifax, NS R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
Letter 12 Oct 1942 . . . . . . . . . Flight Sergeant - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
right image courtesy Gord Muir (nephew) - 29 May 2011
Letter - 21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

Medals - Commemoration - R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
Medals - Commemoration - R/131490. . . . Flight Sergeant - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF
courtesy Gord Muir (nephew) - 29 May 2011

Ontario men winged at Jarvis, ON - Sep 1942 - G. W. F. Reynolds, Elora
Ontario men winged at Jarvis - Sep 1942 - G. W. F. Reynolds, Elora
No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF, Jarvis, Ontario, Canada
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

Telegram RCAF to Mr. G. E. Reynolds - 04 Jun 1943
Telegram RCAF to Mr. G. E. Reynolds - 04 Jun 1943
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

Elora Express - 09 Jun 1943 - page 5 - Sgt. Reynolds - Sgt. Lewis - Missing
SGT. GEORGE REYNOLDS MISSING. BELIEVED KILLED
Elora Express - 09 Jun 1943 - page 5
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

Letter - 26 Jun 1946 - by Phil. van Tol - page 01 Letter - 26 Jun 1946 - by Phil. van Tol - page 02
Letter - 26 Jun 1946 - by Phil. van Tol - page 03
Workum Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves - 26 Jun 1946 - photo by Phil. van Tol
Gravemarker - Reynolds Flyer R.A.F. - 26 Jun 1946 - photo by Phil. van Tol Gravemarker - Reynolds Flyer R.A.F. - 26 Jun 1946 - photo by Phil. van Tol
Gravemarker - Reynolds Flyer R.A.F. - 26 Jun 1946 - photo by Phil. van Tol
Gravemarker - Reynolds Flyer R.A.F. - Killed In Action - 5-5-1943
photos taken on 26 Jun 1946 by Phil. van Tol, Hilversum, North-Holland
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114


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

- Epigraph on Reynolds memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Reynolds - request 10 Jul 2015 - received 24 Jul 2015 - PATS -
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1132867 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Milner Hadfield - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1920, UK -died 05 May 1943 - Age 22
John was born in September 1920 at 105 Lee Street, Oldham, Lancashire County, England
- of Oldham. Lancashire, UK - Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 7 - Workum (Spoordijk) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649499
Son of John and Mary Annie Hadfield née Batty, of Oldham. Lancashire, UK

Marriage parents - 3rd Qtr. 1904 - Mr. John Hadfield and Ms. Mary Ann Batty - district Oldham, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Mary A. Hadfield - mother's surname: Batty - district Oldham, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1920 - John M. Hadfield - mother's surname: Batty - district Oldham, UK

1132867 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Milner Hadfield - RAFVR 1132867 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Milner Hadfield - RAFVR Photo of P/O. Arthur Gordon Fletcher - RCAF -  at grave of Sgt. John Milner Hadfield - RAFVR
1132867 - Sergeant - John Milner Hadfield - RAFVR
via ancientfaces - 07 Aug 2014 - middle image via SMAMF - 16 Nov 2015
right image: Photo of P/O. Arthur Gordon Fletcher - RCAF - Grave 8
displayed at Grave 7 of Sgt. John Milner Hadfield - RAFVR



HE GAVE
THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL,
HIS UNFINISHED LIFE

- Epigraph on Hadfield memorial -
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Workum Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves - 26 Jun 1946 - photo by Phil. van Tol
Workum Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves
photo taken on 26 Jun 1946 by Phil. van Tol, Hilversum, North-Holland
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

On April 16, 2015 an information panel will be unveiled near the Dutch town of Workum
In the early morning hours of May 5 1943, Lancaster W4888 of No. 101 Squadron RAF was
intercepted over the Norhern part of the Netherlands.
After a short aerial combat the bomber was shot down by a German night-fighter flown by Lothar Linke
Six crewmembers were killed in the crash. They found their last resting place on the local cemetery
After extensive inquiries we got in touch with relatives of six of the airmen
They provided information and photos which is of great help to compile the text and the lay out of the panel
Unfortunately we did not succeed tracing relatives of Nicholas James STANFORD (RAF 80378)
He originally came from South Africa and enlisted in 1941 in Salisbury, Rhodesia.
After his training he arrived at 101 Squadron and flew several operations.
The committee of the foundation will be extremely grateful if any member could
provide us with a picture of Nicholas James or can direct us to the family
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info via SMAMF - 28 Nov 2014

W4888 unveilment memorial - 16 Apr 2015 - photo by Henk Gorter W4888 unveilment memorial by Mr. Jacob E. Dijkstra 'Sathe Westerein' - 16 Apr 2015 - photo by Henk Gorter
Unveilment of W4888 memorial by Mr. Jacob E. Dijkstra "Sathe Westerein" - Workum, 16 Apr 2015
photos by Henk Gorter - source: www.workum.nl/nl/fotos/overzicht/1093

Poppies on Workum flag - artist impression
Poppies emblem on Workum flag - artist impression

Lancaster W4888 memorial plaque, Workum - photo by Henk Tigchelaar, Bolsward
Lancaster W4888 memorial plaque, Workum - photo by Henk Tigchelaar, Bolsward
Lancaster W4888 memorial plaque, Workum
photos by Henk Tigchelaar, Bolsward - 05 May 2015
!!! Nowadays the memorial plaque is updated with a photo of F/O. Stanford !!! - info 04 May 2016
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SGLO - T2265

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4888 - SR-P - 05 May 1943 - 1 KM S OF WORKUM - CREW 7

778777 - 80378 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Nicholas James Stanford - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA 1392429 - 128664 - P/O. - Navigator - Ralph Duncan Paterson - RAFVR - Age 29 - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 42744 R/56328 - J/16982 - Flying Officer - Wireless Operator - William Thomas Lewis - DFM - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA 1203348 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Arthur Harold Clark - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
1336486 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / Observer - Anthony Jules Lawson Lyon - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA R/131490 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George William Francis Reynolds - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA 1132867 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Milner Hadfield - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 POW -

STANFORD(†) - PATERSON - LEWIS(†) - CLARK(†)
LYON(†) - REYNOLDS(†) - HADFIELD(†)


Contact Reynolds is pending - 29 May 2011 - 27 Jul 2015 - PATS
Contact Paterson is pending - 07 May 2015 - PATS
Contact Lyon is pending - 23 Dec 2015 - PATS

Last update - 28 Nov 2016 - 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



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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
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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


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 -


WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM
SHALL HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE

- Epigraph on Fletcher memorial -
St.John III.16
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Memorial Ceremony at Workum Cemetery
Memorial Ceremony at Workum Cemetery
Memorial Ceremony at Workum Cemetery
"Memorial Ceremony at Workum Cemetery"
21 Aug 2013 - source: Wellington County Museum & Archives, A2004.114

For other crew members - see above at Staveren Cemetery section -
Click on button
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SGLO - T2451

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED603 - OL-O - 13 Jun 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

127147 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Eric Arthur Tilbury - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 1153358 - 146295 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Harold Elvin Howsam - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA 552503 - 52074 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Raymond Edward Moore - DFM - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA 650173- 51914 - Pilot Officer - Flight Engineer - Arthur Bertram Smart - DFM - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA
J/17802 - Pilot Officer - Bomb Aimer - Arthur Gordon Fletcher - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 646985 - 51543 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles Frederick John Sprack - DFM - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA 922310 - 127055 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Gordon Robert Sugar - RAF - Age 22 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

TILBURY(†) - HOWSAM(†) - MOORE(†) - SMART(†)
FLETCHER(†) - SPRACK(†) - SUGAR(†)


Last update - 01 Sep 2015 - PATS



Hoogersmilde - 5

24 mi NE of Vollenhove

- 5 Commonwealth graves - 5 UK -



Smilde is a village about 16 kilometers south-west of Assen on the main Assen-Meppel road
Hoogersmilde, another village in the same commune, is 2.5 kilometers south-south-west of Smilde
The cemetery: Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery is on the northern outskirts of Smilde
180 metres west of the main road to Assen
The war graves are in the south-western part
There are now a small number of 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site
No. of Identified Casualties: 5


SGLO - T1431

Avro Manchester Mk.I - R5779 - OL-G - F/O. R. W. Cooper - 03:49 - 12 km SSW of Assen
83 Squadron - RAF - 9th March 1942 - Mission: Essen
5 KIA - 2 POW



Serial range R5768 - R5841 This aircraft was one of 43 Avro Manchester Mk.I's built
by Metro- Vick (Trafford Park) for transportation to and final assembly at Woodford
Contract No. 982866/39. The 43 aircraft were delivered from Mar 1941 to Mar 1942
The first 13 aircraft were destroyed by enemy action at the works 23 Dec 1940
The Serials were re-allocated
Delivered to A.V.Roe for final assembly, storage, mods. and engine change 1 Aug 1941
To No.83 Sqdn 24 Dec 1941 MFO Essen 8/9 Mar 1942. Had previously completed 4 operations
R5779 was one of two No.83 Sqdn Manchesters lost on this operation. See: L7426
Manchester Mk.I - R5779 - OL-G was airborne - 01:50 - 9 Mar 1942 from Scampton, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw. Paul Gildner, II./NJG 2) and crashed in flames 03:49 - 09 Mar 1942
at Oranje (Drenthe) on the banks of the Oranje Kanaal, 12 km SSW of Assen, Holland
Those killed are buried in Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery
Sgt. A. F. Key was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 24835 with Sgt. G. W. Rex, POW No. 24838

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Crew: Avro Manchester Mk.I - R5779 - OL-G - 9 Mar 1942 - Mission: Essen
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60121 - F/O. - Pilot - R. W. Cooper - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA - Hoogersmilde Cemetery - Grave 3-4-15

1057893 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - J. T. H. Mowat - RAFVR - Age 18 - KIA - Hoogersmilde Cemetery - Grave 3-4-14

913609 - Sgt. - Observer - M. J. C. Cross - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Hoogersmilde Cemetery - Grave 3-4-18

1310838 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. W. Dalby - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Hoogersmilde Cemetery - Grave 3-4-16

1252286 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - G. W. Rex - RAF - Age .. - POW - Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 24838

749326 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - C. Broad - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Hoogersmilde Cemetery - Grave 3-4-17

628343 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - A. F. Key - RAF - Age .. - POW - Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 24835
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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 - R5779 - OL-G - Cooper
Loss Card - R5779 - OL-G - Cooper - via www.lancasterbombers.net
Source: Royal Air Force Museum - 06 Aug 2013 - via Guy Revell
- - - via PATS to "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- 5 crew positions (source Chorley-Bomber Command Losses Vol 3) - via Dick, Berkshire - rafcommands - 09 Apr 2011
- update 4 positions/names (source: 83 Squadron book, p 57-8 - via James Castle, East Sussex - rafcommands - 09 Apr 2011

Dear PATS,
I hope the following may put the names right (Alfred Key and George Rex). It also gives crew positions.
It is taken from the Squadron history. "83 Squadron 1917 -1969" by Ronald Low and Frank Harper - ISBN 1 900604 05 1
Great website! I hope you find the attached photographs useful
They were taken from the 83 Squadron photograph dated October 1941
I hope you enjoy it.
Best wishes, James Castle - 09 Apr 2011

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988241 - 60121 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert "Bob" Ward Cooper - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of Grasscroft, Yorkshire, UK - Plot 3 - Row 4 - Grave 15 - Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820892
Son of Nr. Robert Cooper and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cooper, of Oldham, Lancashire, UK
husband of Joan Wilshaw Cooper née Anderson, of Grasscroft, Yorkshire, UK

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1941 - Robert W. Cooper - Ms. Joan W. Anderson - district: Saddleworth - Vol 9a Page 907
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1057893 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - James Thomson Heggie Mowat - RAFVR - Age 18 - KIA
- of Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, UK - Plot 3 - Row 4 - Grave 14 - Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820895
Son of Thomas Heggie Mowat, and Georgina Eunice Mowat, of Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, UK
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913609 - Sgt. - Observer - Michael John Carlton Cross - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Wantage, Berkshire, UK - Plot 3 - Row 4 - Grave 18 - Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820893
born 2nd Qtr. 1920
Son of Maj. John Kynaston Carlton Cross and Constance May Cross, of Wantage, Berkshire, UK


"HE ASKED LIFE OF THEE,
AND THOU GAVEST IT HIM,
EVEN LENGTH OF DAYS FOR EVER"

- Epigraph on Cross memorial -
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1310838 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George William Dalby - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of East Ham, Essex, UK - Plot 3 - Row 4 - Grave 16 - Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820894
Son of Mr. George Joshua Dalby and Mrs. Margaret Louise Dalby née Blanchard, of East Ham, Essex, UK

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1919 - George J. Dalby - Margaret L. Blanchard - district: West Ham - Vol 4a Page 409
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - George W. C. Dalby - mother's surname: Blanchard - district: West Ham - Vol 4a Page 483
Birth 4th Qtr. 1921 - Leonard F. Dalby - mother's surname: Blanchard - district: West Ham - Vol 4a Page 469
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Albert V. Dalby - mother's surname: Blanchard - district: West Ham - Vol 4a Page 473
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1929 - Ronald R. Dalby - mother's surname: Blanchard - district: West Ham - Vol 4a Page 383
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info FreeBMD

In case anyones interested, my Grandads brother was George Dalby who was killed on that flight
and is buried in Holland. I have an excellent photo of the entire 83rd Squadron dated October 1941
with approximately 100 air crew in it.
I am having restored since its weathered and I only received it after my Grandad died recently.
I am happy to send a digital copy to anyone interested in it.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
posted by ajruk - rafcommands.com - 24 Mar 2014


AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
I REMEMBER HIM ALWAYS
MUM

- Epigraph on Dalby memorial -
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1252286 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - G. W. "George" Rex - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 24838

It's George William Rex - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 08 Jun 2013

AIR78-133-0-1 page 423 - 1252286 - George William Rex
AIR78-133-0-1 - page 423
1252286 - George William Rex - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 08 Jun 2013
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749326 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles "Charlie" Broad - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, UK - Plot 3 - Row 4 - Grave 17 - Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820891
Son of Mr. George Broad and Mrs. Amy Ann Broad, of Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Sibling: Amy Broad


HE'D NO TIME TO SAY FAREWELL,
FONDLY LOVED & REMEMBERED.
MOTHER, DAD, SISTER AMY
R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Broad memorial -
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628343 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - A. F. "Alfred" Key - RAF - Age 23 - POW
taken POW - Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 24835
Son of Mr. Alfred R. Key and Mrs. Ellen C. Key née Cozens

Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1915 - Alfred R. Key and Ms. Ellen C. Cozens - district: Willesden, Middlesex Co., UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1915 - Ellen M. Key - mother's surname: Cozens - district: Willesden, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1918 - Alfred F. Key - mother's surname: Cozens - district: Willesden, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1920 - Winifred L. Key - mother's surname: Cozens - district: Willesden, Middlesex Co., UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Death - 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Winifred L. Key - Age 0 - district: Willesden, Middlesex Co., UK
Death - 2nd Qtr. 1917 - Ellen M. Key - Age 1 - district: Willesden, Middlesex Co., UK
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- info via FreeBMD -

It's Alfred Frederick Key - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 08 Jun 2013

AIR78-91-0-1 page 198 - 628343 - Alfred Frederick Key
AIR78-91-0-1 - page 198
628343 - Alfred Frederick Key - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 08 Jun 2013
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SGLO - T1431

AVRO MANCHESTER Mk.I - R5779 - OL-G - 09 Mar 1942 - 12 KM SSW OF ASSEN - CREW 7

988241 - 60121 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert 'Rob' Ward Cooper - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 1057893 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - James Thomson Heggie Mowat - RAFVR - Age 18 - KIA 913609 - Sgt. - Observer - Michael John Carlton Cross - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1310838 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George William Dalby - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
1252286 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - George William Rex - RAF - Age .. - POW 749326 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Charles 'Charlie' Broad - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 628343 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Alfred Frederick Key - RAF - Age 23 - POW

- 5 KIA - 2 POW -

COOPER(†) - MOWAT(†) - CROSS(†) - DALBY(†)
REX - BROAD(†) - KEY


Contact Dalby is pending - 24 Mar 2014 - PATS

Last update - 01 Sep 2015 - PATS



Beilen - 7

25 mi NE of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 6 UK - 1 FRANCE -



Beilen is a small town in the province of Drenthe, 16 kilometers south of Assen
The cemetery: Beilen General Cemetery, is 100 metres NW of the station, near the church
The graves are near the north-western boundary hedge
There are a small number of 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site,
one of whom was a soldier of the Free French Forces
No. of Identified Casualties: 7


SGLO - T1326

Wellington Mk.Ic - T2516 - LN-? - F/O. C. G. Gilmore - 20:20 - 16 km SSW of Assen
99 Squadron - RAF - 7th November 1941 - Mission: Berlin
6 KIA



Serial range T2501 - T2520. 20 Wellington Mk.Ic
Part of a batch of 300 Wellington Mk.Ic - T2458-T2477; T2501-T2520; T2541-T2580
T2606-T2625; T2701-T2750; T2801-T2850; T2873-T2922; T2951-T3000
Delivered by Vickers (Weybridge) between Jun40 and Feb41. T2919; T2977; T2979; T2982
T2988 converted to Mk.VIII. T2850; T2920; T2969 converted to Mk.XVI
T2545 converted to Mk.II and later used as an engine test bed
T2516 was one of three 99 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation. see: T2554; X9739
Wellington Mk.Ic - T2516 - LN-? was airborne - 17:28 - 7 Nov 1941 from Waterbeach, UK
Crashed - 20:10 - at Beilen, hamlet Smalbroek (Drenthe), 16 km SSW of Assen, Holland
All are buried in Beilen General Cemetery
Cause of loss not established

Cemetery Beilen - Nov 2008 - by Rob Kreukniet
Cemetery Beilen - Nov 2008 - by Rob Kreukniet -
l-r: Schofield - Harrowby - Gilmore - Wiggs - Harrop - Sanders

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - T2516 - LN-? - 7 Nov 1941 - Mission: Berlin
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1265123 - 68817 - F/O. - Pilot - C. G. Gilmore - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Beilen General Cemetery - Grave A-5

1376554 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - G. W. T. Wiggs - RAFVR - Age 18 - KIA - Beilen General Cemetery - Grave A-6

403777 - F/Sgt. - Observer - I. G. Harrowby - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA - Beilen General Cemetery Grave A-4

1168621 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - F. H. Sanders - RAVFR - Age 25 - KIA - Beilen General Cemetery Grave A-8

628840 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - A. C. F. Harrop - RAF - Age 21 - KIA - Beilen General Cemetery Grave A-7

1378123 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - E. R. Schofield - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Beilen General Cemetery Grave A-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 - T2516 - LN-? - Gilmore
Loss Card - T2516 - LN-? - Gilmore - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1265123 - 68817 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Charles George Gilmore - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Plot A - Grave 5 - Beilen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820775

CHARLES GEORGE GILMORE
Pilot Officer Royal Air Force Reserve. B.Sc., London School of Economics.
Missing, presumed killed in action, November 1941.
- info: The Roll Of The Fallen - 1939-1945 - University of London -
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1376554 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - George William Thomas Wiggs - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
- of Regent's Park, London, UK - Plot A - Grave 6 - Beilen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820780
Son of William and Eliza Wiggs; husband of Primrose Elizabeth Maud Wiggs, of Regent's Park, London, UK


"NEVER IN THE FIELD
OF HUMAN CONFLICT
WAS SO MUCH OWED
BY SO MANY TO SO FEW"

- Epigraph on Wiggs memorial -
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403777 - F/Sgt. - Observer - Ian Gordon Harrowby - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA
born 07 Dec 1919, Auckland, New Zealand
- of Auckland City, New Zealand - Plot A - Grave 4 - Beilen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820777
Son of George Alfred Harrowby and Mary Harrowby (née Gordon), 116 Rockfield Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand
George Alfred Harrowby (father) - born: 3rd Qtr. 1879, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Mary Harrowby (mother) née Gordon - born: Feilding, New Zealand

Newsclip - Harrowby
Newsclip - Harrowby
Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 34, 10 Feb 1942, Page 7

Ian Gordon Harrowby - Occupation: Clerk (General) - Religion: Methodist - Marital Status: Single
Home address: 116 Rockfield Rd, One Hill Tree, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment: 29 Sep 1940, GTS Levin - Embarked for Canada aboard the "Awatea" on 05 Nov 1940
Flight Sergeant Harrowby had 247 flying hours as an Air Observer and qualified for the following medals
The 1939-45 Star, The Aircrew Europe Medal, The War Medal 1939-45 and The NZ War Service Medal
Type of Operational Aircraft experienced since 03 Sep 1939: Anson, Fairey Battle and Wellington
He was on his 5th operational flight

F/Sgt. - Observer - Ian Gordon Harrowby - RNZAF
F/Sgt. - Observer - Ian Gordon Harrowby - RNZAF
left image: by Rob Kreukniet - Nov 2008
right image: credit to www.underabombersmoon.com - by Stephen Harris - 11 Aug 2012

RNZAF - Service records - Harrowby - request 27 Nov 2012 - received 08 Jan 2013 - PATS -
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1168621 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Sanders - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- of Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK - Plot A - Grave 8 - Beilen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820778
Son of Victor F. T. and Lily Sanders, of Birmingham; husband of Jessie Sanders, of Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK


"EARTH HATH
ONE GUARDIAN SOUL THE LESS,
HEAVEN, ONE ANGEL MORE"

- Epigraph on Sanders memorial -
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628840 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albert Charles Frank Harrop - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Gosport, Hampshire, UK - Plot A - Grave 7 - Beilen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820776
Son of Albert and Emily E. Harrop, of Gosport, Hampshire, UK

Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Albert Harrop and Ms. Emily E. Osgood - district: Alverstoke, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1920 - Albert C. F. Harrop - mother's surname: Osgood - district: Alverstoke, UK

Posting on Genres Reunited by Kevin Jacobs - 21 Jan 2007 12:15
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Looking for relations of Albert Harrop c1895 who was married to Emily Osgood 1900,
they married in Gosport i believe or in the Area.
They did not have a TV so instead had 8 children
Albert 1920, Henry c1922, Lillian c1923, David 1927, Marjorie 1929,
Irene c1931, Rodney c1933 and Godfrey c1934.
I think he originated from Gorton, MANCHESTER.
Do not know if he had any siblings but would think he did.
He was a Royal Marine (Sgt) and served in the 1st world war.
Lived around the Forton Road, Gosport area in Hampshire Close to Portsmouth
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REMEMBERED BY
HIS LOVING MUM AND DAD,
BROTHERS, SISTERS
AND SWEETHART VI.

- Epigraph on Harrop memorial -
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1378123 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Edward Reginald Schofield - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK - Plot A - Grave 3 - Beilen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820779
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Schofield, of Misterton, Nottinghamshire; husband of Alice Schofield, of Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK

Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Edward R. Schofield - mother's surname: Brown - district: Southwell, UK
Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1937 - Mr. Edward R. Schofield and Ms. Alice Scott - district: Doncaster, UK
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SGLO - T1326

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - T2516 - LN-? - 07 Nov 1941 - 16 KM SSW OF ASSEN - CREW 6

1265123 - 68817 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Charles George Gilmore - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1376554 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - George William Thomas Wiggs - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA 403777 - F/Sgt. - Observer - Ian Gordon Harrowby - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA
1168621 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Sanders - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 628840 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albert Charles Frank Harrop - RAF - Age 21 - KIA 1378123 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Edward Reginald Schofield - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

- 6 KIA -

GILMORE(†) - WIGGS(†) - HARROWBY(†)
SANDERS(†) - HARROP(†) - SHOFIELD(†)


Last update - 02 Sep 2015 - PATS

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"Operation Amherst"
French - 3rd. Special Air Service Regiment - French Paratroopers -
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Night 7/8 April 1945 - After he was dropped with 701 other French Paratroopers
of the 3rd and 4th Special Air Service Regiment -
Sergeant Yago Ragnacci - HQ Squadron 3rd SAS "Amherst" - Stick 21
Mostly in groups of 15 men, to capture bridges and create confusion under the Germans
According to plan the 2nd Canadian Division would link up with 3rd and 4th SAS in 72 hours
Sgt. Ragnacci was missed, drowned in one of the canals near Beilen
He was one of the 34 who died in the following days during "Operation Amherst"
mainly in the Province of Drenthe
A monument in memoriam of those 34 French Paratroopers is found in Assen
The grave of Sgt. Yago Ragnacci is found at Plot A - Grave 1 - Beilen General Cemetery

Sergeant Yago Ragnacci - 3rd S.A.S. Regiment - France - Age 19 - KIA
of France - Beilen General Cemetery
born 16 Aug 1925, Fabriano, Italy - died 7 Apr 1945 - Age 19
Award: Bronzen Kruis (Holland)



Last update - 02 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3496

B-17G - #42-31299 - 1st Lt. Garland B. Lloyd - Hijken - 14:50
95th BG - 334th BS - 8th AF - 06 Mar 1944 - MACR #2999
9 POW - 1 EVD




Base: USAAF Station 119 - Horham, Suffolk, UK
Boeing B-17G-5-BO #42-31299 - "Junior" BG-M - Mission: Berlin
Shot down by Ofw. Sherer of 1/JG11, North of Osnabruck, Germany
Wing on fire, the plane tried to stay as long as possible with formation
then said to Group Leader that the crew was going to bail - All bailed out
crashed near Oranjekanaal, Oranje - 3 km west of Hijken, Holland

Crew Lloyd
Crew Lloyd - 334th Sqn -
back l-r: Garland B. Lloyd (Pilot) , Willys P. Jones (Co-Pilot), Elton A. Skinner (Navigator) , Russell P. Allman (Bombardier)
front l-r: Marion Gillmor (Top Turret Gunner) , George R. Robinson (Left Waist Gunner), John Janssen (Radio Operator),
Porter B. Hyght (Right Waist Gunner), Victor P. Valek (Tail Turret Gunner), Ralph R. Rice (Ball Turret Gunner)
photo supplied by Russell P. Allman - source 95thbg.org -

95th BG Square B 334th BS 8th-air-force-patch

95th BG - 13rd CBW - Square 'B' - 334th BS - BG - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-31299 - BG-"M" - 'Junior' - 6 Mar 1944 - Mission: Berlin - MACR #2999
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13037232 - O-803103 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Garland Brooke Lloyd - Summit Co, Ohio - EVD/POW

14103277 - O-686482 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Willys Pierce Jones - Washington Co, Minnesota - POW

34051522 - O-1286559 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Elton Andrew Skinner - Broward Co., Florida - EVD

35121470 - O-685753 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Russel P. Allman - Texas - POW

12198200 - T/Sgt. - Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Marion (nmi) Gillmor - Ontario Co., New York - EVD/POW

37174496 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John (nmi) Janssen - California - POW

15096917 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Ralph R. Rice - Cuyahoga Co., Ohio - POW

34103912 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Porter B. Hyght - Alabama - POW

32075985 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - George R. Robinson - Gloucester Co., New Jersey - POW

36378914 - T/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Victor Peter Valek - Cook Co, Illinois - POW/EVD
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13037232 - O-803103 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Garland Brooke Lloyd - Summit Co, Ohio - EVD/POW
born 26 Jun 1916, Braxton Co., West Virginia - died 21 Oct 1971, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA - Age 55
Enlistment: 3 Jun 1941, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Grace Louise Lloyd (wife) née Stoutamire , 114 Mays ( 1326 N Adams), Tallahassee, Florida
Marriage 16 Jan 1943 - Ms. Grace Louise Stoutamire
Son of Mr. Orange Judd Lloyd and Mrs. Sarah A. Lloyd (née Givens)
Hiding for about 3 months at the farm "Romsicht" of Lammert Tiesinga, Oosterwolde, Friesland
Escape for 4 month; taken POW at 9 Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Stalag Luft 1 North 1 - Barrack 11 - Room 14 (January 1945) Midland, Texas

13037232 - O-803103 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Garland Brooke Lloyd
13037232 - O-803103 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Garland Brooke Lloyd
image via Gerben Tiesinga - 20 Apr 2015
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14103277 - O-686482 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Willys Pierce Jones - Washington Co, Minnesota - POW
born 13 Feb 1917, Lake Crystal, Blue Earth Co., MN - died 23 Feb 1989, Stillwater, Washington Co., MN - Age 72
Enlistment: 14 Nov 1942, Omaha, Nebraska
Mrs. Ruth O. Jones (wife), 1111 South Second Street, Stillwater, Minnesota
Son of Mr. Hugh Jones and Mrs. Kate May Jones (née Hughes)
Stalag Luft 1 North 1 - (January 1945) Minnesota
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Willys Pierce Jones - Occupation: Pres. Allison-Williams CO
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34051522 - O-1286559 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Elton Andrew Skinner - Broward Co., Florida - EVD
born 6 Dec 1918, Washington - died 12 Jun 2013 - Age 94
Enlistment: 11 Apr 1941, Camp Blanding, FL - Residence: Broward Co., Florida
Mrs. Dorothy C. Skinner (wife), - c/o Mrs. E. Lope, 906 New Kirk Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Was able to get away from the Germans; near Arnhem, helped by Henri 'Henk' Burgers
for 6 months with Dutch and Belgium Underground
Liberated by American First Army - 10 Sep 1944 near Liège, Belgium
returned to UK - 11 Sep 1944
E&E #1969 - Escape and Evasion Report (7 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-1969.pdf
23 Missions flown - Air Medal with 3 clusters
Peace time occupation: Hotel Bellman

Henri 'Henk' Anton Engelbert Burgers - born 14 Jul 1919, Arnhem
died 4 Feb 1945, Kommando Oranienburg, Germany - Age 25
Oorlogskruis 1939-1045 with Palm(F) - posthume 9 Jun 1950, Apeldoorn
Civilian (Student), member of the resistance
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35121470 - O-685753 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Russel P. Allman - Greene Co., Ohio - POW
born 19 Feb 1919, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio - died 22 Oct 2006, OH - Age 87
Enlistment: 24 Mar 1941, Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky
Mrs. Mildred A. Allman (wife), 1518 Ridgewood Ave, Houston, TX
POW #1838 - WIA (lost right hand) - Air Force Hospital 7 / XI Leeuwarden - Frankfurt, West Oberursel
Stalag Luft III near Sagan, Germany
around 22 Sep 1944 repatriated to the States as an exchange POW on S.S. 'Gripsholm'
22 Missions flown
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12198200 - T/Sgt. - Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Marion (nmi) Gillmor - Ontario Co., New York - EVD/POW
born 9 Sep 1922, New York, NY - died 3 Oct 1989 - Age 67
Mr. Calvin Gillmor (father), Rural Free Delivery Number Four, Canandaigua, New York
Enlistment: 19 Oct 1942, Rochester, NY
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Evaded for a while - last seen in Holland by Navigator Skinner
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37174496 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John (nmi) Janssen - California - POW
Enlistment: Mar 1942
Mrs. Naomi Janssen (wife), 930 North Madison, Hollywood, California
Son of Mrs. M. W. Sowaske, Route 3, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County (Chippewa County), Wisconsin
Technical Sergeant Janssen, a graduate of the Ladysmith High School and also attended the Rusk County Normal
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
he was liberated in April 1945

T/Sgt. John Janssen
T/Sgt. John Janssen
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15096917 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Ralph R. Rice - Cuyahoga Co., Ohio - POW
born 1922, Ohio
Enlistment: 31 Mar 1942, Cleveland, OH
mrs. Irene Bratz Rice (mother), 1539 East 75th Street, Cleveland, Ohio
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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34103912 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Porter B. Hyght - Alabama - POW
born 21 May 1914, Alabama - died 25 Jan 1994, Leeds, Jefferson Co., Alabama - Age 80
Enlistment: Fort McClellan, Alabama
Mrs. Ruth Doss (mother), 2334 21st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Awarded the "Silver Star" for shooting down 5 German Aircraft
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32075985 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - George R. Robinson - Gloucester Co., New Jersey - POW
born 1918, New Jersey
Enlistment: 18 Jul 1942, Camden, NJ
Mrs. Rosalie J. Robinson (wife), 3416 Coral Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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36378914 - T/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Victor Peter Valek - Cook Co, Illinois - POW/EVD
born 8 Jun 1921, Illinois - died 16 Jun 1996, Biscayne Gardens, Dade, Florida - Age 75
Son of Mr. Joseph Valek and Emilia 'Emily' Cornelia Zloza Valek
He married - 14 Jun 1950 - Ms. Hannah Leah Levine
Enlistment: 30 Sep 1942, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Emily Valek (mother), 4417 S Wood St. Chicago, Illinois
Mr. Joseph L. Valek (brother), 4417 S Wood St. Chicago, Illinois
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Seen at day when camp Nürnberg was evacuated, he started with other POW on march to Moosberg
Escape from march to POW Camp at the end of the war. Not seen in Moosburg
Possible with a POW named Bob Oyer ( 12039868 - Robert L. Oyer - MACR 2592 - 42-39982 - 25 Feb 1944 )
Letter 10 Jan 1946 : 9810 So. Avers Ave, Evergreen Park, IL
Letter 18 Feb 1946 : Mr. Victor P. Valek, 875 E Broad St., Columbus, OH
- signed Garland B. Lloyd, 1st Lt. Air Reserve - Inactive -

Victor P. Valek - Army dress - 1942 T/Sgt. Victor P. Valek - 1943 T/Sgt. Victor P. Valek - May 1943
1942 - T/Sgt. - Victor P. Valek - 1943
images via Vicki Valek (daughter) - 10 Apr 2011
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Salvage by RNLAF - 03 Mar 1968 - Parts only
Salvage by SLGD - 10 Dec 1988 - Large parts recovered

SGLO - T3496

B-17G - #42-31299 - 06 Mar 1944 - HIJKEN - CREW 10

13037232 - O-803103 -  1st Lt. - Pilot - Garland Brook Lloyd - Summit Co, Ohio - EVD/POW 14103277 - O-686482 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Willys Pierce Jones - Washington Co, Minnesota - POW 34051522 - O-1286559 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Elton Andrew Skinner - Broward Co., Florida - EVD 35121470 - O-685753 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Russel P. Allman - Texas - POW 12198200 - T/Sgt. - Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Marion (nmi) Gillmor - Ontario Co., New York - EVD/POW
37174496 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John (nmi) Janssen - California - POW 15096917 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Ralph R. Rice - Cuyahoga Co., Ohio - POW 34103912 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Porter B. Hyght - Alabama - POW 32075985 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - George R. Robinson - Gloucester Co., New Jersey - POW 36378914 - T/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Victor Peter Valek - Cook Co, Illinois - POW/EVD

- 9 POW - 1 EVD -

LLOYD - JONES - SKINNER - ALLMAN - GILLMOR
JANSSEN - RICE - HYGHT - ROBINSON - VALEK

Spoke with Skinner

Contact Skinner is pending - 07 May 2010 - PATS
Contact Valek is pending - 08 May 2010 - PATS
Contact Hyght is pending - 09 Apr 2011 - PATS
Contact Lloyd is pending - 11 May 2011 - PATS
Contact Rice is pending - 05 Dec 2014 - PATS

Last update - 09 Jan 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T3303

B-17G - #42-39761 - 2nd Lt. Thompson E. White - Zweeloo - 13:30
351st BG(H) - 511th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1939
7 POW - 3 EVD




Shot down by fighters, all bailed out

351st BG Triangle J 511th BS 8th-air-force-patch

351st BG - 94th CBW - Triangle 'J' - 511th BS - BG - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
Base: USAAF Station 110 - Polebrook, UK - 14 May 1943
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Crew: B-17G - #42-39761 - DS-"D" - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Oscherleben - MACR #1939
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19047690 - O-738522 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thompson E. White - Stalag Luft 1 - POW

11066667 - O-677379 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Valleau (nmi) Wilkie Jr. - Stalag Luft 3 - POW

14101998 - O-671152 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Freed (nmi) Warren Jr. - Stalag Luft 3 - EVD/POW

R-6651017 - T/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Peter A. Soderling - Winslow, IN - Stalag 17B - POW

39682903 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Clyde L. Mellen - Salt Lake City, UT - Stalag 17B - EVD/POW

13126535 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Harry D. Kratz - Collegeville, PA - EVD

13093393 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Walter R. Snyder - San Diego, CA - EVD

14141010 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - John H. Watson - Doerun, GA - Stalag 17B - POW

13136335 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Norman (nmi) Elkin - Baltimore City, MD - EVD

16043045 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hymen A. Hitow - Bay City, Bay County, MI - Stalag 17B - POW
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19047690 - O-738522 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thompson E. White - Stalag Luft 1 - POW
born 1916, Oregon
wounded at location -> field Hospital
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Brother of Mr. Milton A. White (brother), Route 4, Box 178, Medford, Oregon
Enlistment: 12 Mar 1942, Portland Airbase, Oregon - Marital status: Single - Residence: Multnomah County, OR
3rd Mission
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11066667 - O-677379 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Valleau (nmi) Wilkie Jr. - Stalag Luft 3 - POW
Valleau Wilkie Jr., born 3 Jul 1923, Summit, NJ
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Son of Mr. Valleau Wilkie Sr. (father), Morristown School, Morristown, New Jersey
Mr. Valleau Wilkie Sr. - (b. 21 Mar 1890, New York, New York Co., NY - d. 27 Dec 1957, Needham, Norfolk Co., MA - Age 67)
Mrs. Amelia Perry Wilkie (mother) - (b. 20 Jan 1898 - d. Feb 1970, Wellesley, Norfolk, Massachusetts - Age 72)
Father is headmaster of Morristown School (private school)
Siblings: Amelia Wilkie - (b.27 Dec 1919, Summit, NJ - d.12 Nov 2000, MA - Age 80) and Sarah Perry Wilkie
Enlistment: 16 Apr 1942, New Haven, CT - Marital status: Single - Residence: Union County, NJ
2nd Mission
Valleau Wilkie Jr. married Marjorie Haskin - two children, Janice Perry and Robert Valleau
2nd marriage to Donna Hartwell (deceased)
'Perry' also seen as 'Parry', 'Haskin' also as 'Hankin' - 21 Jul 2010 - PATS

In 1973 Mr. Wilkie move to Fort Worth to assume the position of Executive Director
of 'The Sid W. Richardson Foundation'
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14101998 - O-671152 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Freed (nmi) Warren Jr. - Stalag Luft 3 - EVD/POW
Freed Warren, born 11 May 1921, Maury City, Crockett County, TN - died Feb 1956 - Age 34
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Son of Mrs. Willie L. Warren (mother), Maury City, Tennessee
Enlistment: 31 Mar 1942, Memphis, TN - Marital status: Single - Residence: Shelby County, TN
3rd Mission

2nd Lt. Freed Warren was caught in Belgium
He was under guard of the Secret Police, Group 712
Antwerp, Army Penitentiary, Begijene St - Delivery of POW - 1 June 1944 -
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R-6651017 - T/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Peter A. Soderling - Winslow, IN - Stalag 17B - POW
Peter Andrew Soderling, born 27 Oct 1908, OK - died 13 Sep 1975, Lawrence, Douglas Co, Kansas, USA - Age 66
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15 - Barrack 19A
- Do find 3 different birth years !!! 1908 - 1910 - 1912 !!!! -
SODERLING, Peter A., 10-27-1908 - 9-13-1975 -
son of Peter A., Sr. & Lucy Stewart Soderling - hus. of Edna Miley - (obit)
Winslow - Pike County, Indiana USA
Brother of Mrs. John L. Wood (sister), R. R. #3, Winslow, Indiana
As M/Sgt. - 06651017 - Enlistment: 25 Jan 1946, Lock Haven, PA - Marital status: Married - Residence: Pike Co., Indiana
18th Mission
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39682903 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Clyde L. Mellen - Salt Lake City, UT - Stalag 17B - EVD/POW
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15 - Barrack 31B
Clyde Leo Mellen - born 8 Mar 1909, Salt Lake City, UT
died - 27 Oct 1961 - Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico - Age 52
Son of Mrs. Stella M. Mellen (mother), 262 Almond Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Enlistment: 10 Mar 1942, Fort Douglas, UT - Marital status: Divorced
3rd Mission

Mellen - Casualty questionnaire -
Kratz, Elkins and Snyder last seen on border of Spain and France
I was captured and they made it into Spain
All three were in good condition. Date 6 Feb 1944 -
Found Soderling, Watson and Hitow in the prison Camp Stalag 17B
All were in good condition but Hitow still had a lot of 'Flak' in one hand
Last seen 5 May 1945 except Hitow which was about 20 May 1945
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name #04 in "evaders list" of Peter Jan van den Hurk - Meppel
Helpers: Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Jacques Vrij
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13126535 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Harry Detwiller Kratz - Collegeville, PA - EVD
born 3 Mar 1922, PA - died 11 Mar 1989 - Age 77
Son of Mrs. Mary D. Kratz (mother), 385 Leslie Street, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 19 Oct 1942, Philadelphia, PA - Marital status: Single
3rd Mission
Occupation: Tire builder at Goodrich B.F.
E&E #635 - Escape and Evasion Report (15 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-635.pdf

Kratz - E&E #635 - Casualty questionnaire - 11 May 1944 - :
The plane's No.4 engine was shot out and could not feather the propeller
and No.1 engine was knocked out and feathered; No.2 engine was hit and caught fire
Tail Gunner injured in hand
Bailed out as first at 5000 ft
All members bailed out; chutes opened.
Plane blew up just before it hit the ground
Heard that pilot had broken his ankle on landing ( Hearsay )
Received help the same day I crashed
19 Mar 1944 - Spain
08 May 1944 - Gibraltar
10 May 1944 - Gibraltar by Air
11 May 1944 - Bristol, UK
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name #06 in "evaders list" of Peter Jan van den Hurk - Meppel
Helpers: Peter van den Hurk, Jacques Vrij
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13093393 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Walter Robert Snyder - San Diego, CA - EVD
born 18 May 1924, Pennsylvania - died 08 Sep 2005 - Age 81
Residence 1941: Burlington Co., NJ
Husband of Mrs. Cora Lee Snyder (wife), 5190 Foothill Boulevard, San Diego, California
Enlistment: 18 Dec 1941, Fort Dix AAB, NJ - Marital status: Married
6th Mission
Occupation: Electric Plater (?Plant?)
E&E #642 - Escape and Evasion Report (27 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-642.pdf

Snyder- E&E #642 - Casualty questionnaire - 13 May 1944 - :
All bailed out; Sgt. Mellen P/W.
Left wing was on fire; blew up when hit the ground
Sgt. Hytow was injured in the hand
16 Mar 1944 - Spain
09 May 1944 - Gibraltar
12 May 1944 - Gibraltar by Air
13 May 1944 - Bristol, UK
02 Nov 1945 - 2nd Enlistment - S/SGT: Fort Dix AAB, NJ - Residence: Burlington Co., NJ - Marital status: Married
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name #05 in "evaders list" of Peter Jan van den Hurk - Meppel
Helpers: Jan Meijering, Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Jacques Vrij
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14141010 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - John H. Watson - Doerun, GA - Stalag 17B - POW
born 22 Aug 1923, GA - Residence 1942: Worth Co., Georgia
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15 - Barrack 19A
Son of Mrs. John A. Watson (mother), R. D. #2, Doerun, Georgia
Enlistment: 30 Oct 1942, Fort McPherson, Atlanta Co., GA - Marital status: Single
5th Mission
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13136335 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Norman (nmi) Elkin - Baltimore City, MD - EVD
born 15 Jun 1922, MD
Husband of Mrs. June Elkin (wife), 385 Leslie Street, Newark, New Jersey
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elkin (parents), 2922 Ridgewood Avenue, Baltimore 15, Maryland
Enlistment: 04 Nov 1942, Baltimore, MD - Marital status: Single
3rd Mission
Occupation: Machinist's helper in shipyard
E&E #641 - Escape and Evasion Report (40 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-641.pdf

Elkin - E&E #641 - Casualty questionnaire - 13 May 1944 - :
Plane was all shot up and left wing on fire
The tail gunner's hands were bleeding
I counted 10 chutes open
Saw Sgt. Hitow being led off after landing, heard he was taken to the hospital
later met Sgt. Kratz, Sgt. Snyder (both returned) and Sgt. Mellen
Tail Gunner is P/W, was taken to hospital for hands
Top Turret Gunner ( Sgt. Mellen ) was also captured
19 Mar 1944 - Spain
08 May 1944 - Gibraltar
12 May 1944 - Gibraltar by Air
13 May 1944 - Bristol, UK
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name #02 in "evaders list" of Peter Jan van den Hurk - Meppel
Helpers: Hendrik Moorlag, Jan Meijering, Hoving, Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Jacques Vrij
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Hendrik Einje Moorlag - born 26 Sep 1899 - died 10 Oct 1955 - Age 56
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16043045 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hymen A. Hitow - Bay City, Bay County, MI - Stalag 17B - POW
born 31 May 1921, MI - died 5 Feb 1995, Saginaw, MI - Age 73
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15 - Barrack 19A
Son of Mr. Isadore Hitow (father), 210 North Farragut Street, Bay City, Michigan
Isador Hitow - born 25 Dec 1893 - died May 1979, Bay City, MI - Age 85
Enlistment: 18 Dec 1941, Detroit, MI - Marital status: Single - Married Ms. Sylvia Kort on 15 Dec 1945 -
4th Mission
Mrs. Sylvia Kort Hitow - born 18 Apr 1923, Detroit - died 12 May 2005 - Age 82
four children to Hyman and Sylvia: Pamela Hitow, Jay Hitow, Lee Hitow and Randi Sue Hitow
First name 'Hymen' is also written as 'Hyman' - 21 Jul 2010 - PATS
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SGLO - T3303

B-17G - #42-39761 - 11 Jan 1944 - ZWEELOO - CREW 10

19047690 - O-738522 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thompson E. White - Stalag Luft 1 - POW 11066667 - O-677379 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Valleau (nmi) Wilkie Jr.  - Stalag Luft 3 - POW 14101998 - O-671152 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Freed (nmi) Warren Jr. - Stalag Luft 3 - EVD/POW R-6651017 - T/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Peter A. Soderling - Winslow, IN - Stalag 17B - POW 39682903 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Clyde L. Mellen - Salt Lake City, UT - Stalag 17B - EVD/POW
13126535 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator -  Harry Detwiller Kratz - Collegeville, PA - EVD 13093393 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Walter Robert Snyder - San Diego, CA - EVD 14141010 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - John H. Watson  - Doerun, GA - Stalag 17B - POW 13136335 -  Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Norman (nmi) Elkin - Baltimore City, MD - EVD 16043045 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hymen A. Hitow - Bay City, Bay County, MI - Stalag 17B - POW

- 7 POW - 3 EVD -

WHITE - WILKIE Jr. - WARREN Jr. - SODERLING - MELLEN
KRATZ - SNYDER - WATSON - ELKIN - HITOW


Contact Hitow is pending - 21 Jul 2010 - PATS

Last update - 24 Oct 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3309

B-24H - #42-52123 - 2nd Lt. James E. Urban - Exloo-Sleen - 12:15
448th BG(H) - 713th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #2518
10 KIA



42-52123 IG - "Thirty Day Furlough"
Point of departure: Seething, UK - Station 146
Intended destination: Brunswick, Germany - Type of mission: Objective bombing
failed to return due to flak and crashed near Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
All (10) were KIA

Urban, Anthony, Friedman, Brenner, Smith, Mc Clellan, Deffner and Kelly are reburied 20 Jul 1950
in a joint grave at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Petula is buried on the Netherlands American Cemetery , Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: L Row 14 Grave: 12
the final grave of Barber is unknown - likely Itawamba County, Missisippi, USA - info PATS - 10 Jun 2011

Additional info Barber - 01 Jun 2014
Initial buried in a local cemetery at Odoorn. Transfered to Margraten Cemetery, The Netherlands
Returned to the United States in April 1949
Interred in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ratliff, Itawamba Co. near where his grandparents and many other relatives are buried
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Crew Urban
Crew Urban
back l-r : 2nd Lt. Alden P. Anthony, ?Urban?, ?Friedman? , 2nd Lt. Fred Brenner
front l-r : ?Deffner?, ??????, ??????, Deffner, ??????, ??????
not all names and positions are clear so far
image via Barbara Anthony (daughter) - 10 Jun 2010

I'm writing you in regards to your inquiry about my great uncle Joseph Deffner
I read about your interest in finding out information about him
I can tell you that in the photo that was posted he is in the front row the fourth person from the left
Laura G. - 10 Jul 2010
according Joe Kauffman, Batavia, NY - 21 Jun 2010 - Deffner is in the front at the left

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 - #42-52123 - Thirty Day Furlough - "IG" - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Brunswick - MACR #2518
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16043498 - O-676878 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - James E. Urban - Lake County, MI - KIA

15130316 - O-808492 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Alden P. Anthony - Cuyahoga Co., OH - KIA

11069545 - O-688194 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Stanley (nmi) Friedman - Essex Co., MA - KIA

O-687928 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Fred (nmi) Brenner - Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY - KIA

17038532 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Howard M. Smith - Cass Co., IA - KIA

38285507 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Wendell R. Mc Clellan - Bowie, Montague Co., TX - KIA

32675587 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph B. Deffner - Genesee Co, NY - KIA

14040228 - T/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Roy D. Barber - Itawamba Co., MS - Age 22 - KIA

12183208 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - George (nmi) Petula - Westchester Co., NY - KIA

32782047 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John J. Kelly - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - KIA
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16043498 - O-676878 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - James E. Urban - Lake County, MI - KIA
born 1919, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 27 Dec 1941, Detroit, Michigan - Nativity: Pennsylvania - Marital status: Single
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15130316 - O-808492 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Alden P. Anthony - Cuyahoga Co., OH - KIA
born 1919, Ohio
Son of Mr. A. P. Anthony (50 ~b.1880) and Mrs. Katherine S. Anthony (55 ~b.1875),
10900 Churchill Ave, Cleveland City - Ward 25 Block 83 -, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
Siblings: Carmelita P. Anthony (F-25 ~b.1905) - private secretary, doctor's office - and Rita D. Anthony (F-15 ~b.1915)
Occupation father: Sales manager, distribution syrups - family info via US Census 1930
Enlistment: 12 May 1942, Cleveland,Ohio - Nativity: Ohio - Marital status: Married
leaving behind his wife and five months old daughter Barbara

2nd  Lt. Alden P. Anthony
2nd Lt. Alden P. Anthony
images via Barbara Anthony (daughter) - 10 Jun 2010
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11069545 - O-688194 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Stanley (nmi) Friedman - Essex Co., MA - KIA
born 1921, New York
Enlistment: 02 Jun 1942, Boston, Massachusetts - Nativity: New York - Marital status: Single
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O-687928 - 2nd. Lt. - Bombardier - Fred (nmi) Brenner - Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY - KIA

Navigator 2nd Lt. Fred Brenner
Navigator - 2Lt. Fred Brenner
image via Praigrod family
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17038532 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Howard M. Smith - Cass Co., IA - KIA
born 1913, Iowa
Enlistment: 08 Jan 1942, Fort Crook, Nebraska - Nativity: Iowa - Marital status: Single
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38285507 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Wendell R. McClellan - Bowie, Montague Co., TX - KIA
born 1922, Texas
Enlistment: 07 Nov 1942, Dallas, TX - Nativity: Texas - Marital status: Single
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32675587 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph B. Deffner - Genesee Co, NY - KIA
born 28 Feb 1914, Batavia, New York
Enlistment: 18 Jan 1943, Rochester, NY - Nativity: New York - Marital status: Single
Son of Emil J. Deffner, born 1873 - died 29 Aug 1933 - Age 60
and Catherine A. Deffner (née Brothers), born Jun 1872 - died May 1955 - Age 82
Siblings in US Census 1930: James (22) - (b. 14 Mar 1908 - d. Feb 1967 - Age 59) and Anna (18)
Father Emil Deffner worked at the Batavia Woodworking Co. - - info Joe Kaufmann -

Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. Joseoh B. Deffner
Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. Joseph B. Deffner
image via Joe Kauffman, Batavia, NY - 21 Jun 2010

Joseph B. Deffner, son of Mrs. Catherine B. Deffner of Batavia, New York,
Joseph was graduated from St. Joseph’s Parochial School; Batavia High School;
was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Knights of Columbus,
managed K. of C. team in Genesee Town Baseball League; member of Junior Chamber of Commerce;
was employed at Van Hoesen’s store, seven years; and at Curtiss-Wright war-plane plant, Buffalo, for several months.
Joseph entered service January 25, 1943, at Batavia, Service No. 32675587;
trained for Air Force, Miami, Florida; Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado;
Aerial Gunners’ School, Fort Meyers, Florida, crew-trained, several western fields;
went overseas, November, 1943; as Ball Turret Gunner on Eighth Air Force Bomber
was stationed somewhere in England.

On January 11, 1944, Staff Sergeant Joseph B. Deffner, aged 29, was killed in action over Germany.
About 700 heavy bombers, Flying Fortresses and Liberators, in daylight attacked Oschersleben,
Halberstadt and Brunswick, German plane-plants in heart of Reich, greatest aerial battle in history.
Sixty bombers were lost.

Sergeant Deffner was survived by his mother; by brother, James, of Long Island;
four sisters; Mrs. George (Mary) Taggart, Mrs. Edwin (Anna) Bermingham, Batavia;
Mrs. Sylvester (Helen) Lester, Mrs. Gabriel (Catherine) Ailinger, Buffalo.

- info Genesee County - World War II - Memorial book - May 1953 -

* * * * * * * R U T H Mc E V O Y - C O L L E C T I O N * * * * * * *
- dates as in publication -
Emil P. Deffner, ill at home, 133 Bank - 15 Jan 1914; has stroke - 19 Aug 1933
Obit - 133 Bank Street, Batavia - 30 Aug 1933
Four daughters: Mrs. Sylvester (Helen) Lester; Mrs. George (Mary) Taggart;
Miss Anna Deffner (later Bermingham); Mrs. Gabriel (Catherine) Ailinger
Two sons: James T. and Joseph B. of Buffalo, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Emil Deffner, Honored on 78th birthday, 20 Jun 1949
Obit - Mrs. Emil Deffner, 24 May 1955
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James Deffner, marries Josephine Metzler in Church of Sacred Heart Brooklyn
is superintendent at Forest Box, Lumber Co., Astoria - 13 May 1943
Obit - on Long Island - 58 - 9 Feb 1967
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Joseph B. Deffner, in Adirondacks with Albert McMahon - 19 Jul 1939
Missing - 5 Feb 1944; Killed - 12 Apr 1944; Body being sent from Holland - 5 Jun 1950
Sisters: Mrs. Molly Langee, 400 Towers. Mrs. Ann Lawvey, 233 Bank Street in Dec 1984
Ann died Feb 1986; one son killed in Vietnam; husband killed in service; one daughter Francis B.;
formely organist in Williamsville Catholic Church
Only niece located near by: Frances B. Seitz, 17 Howard Street, Williamsville, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daniel Joseph Bermingham - born 9 Jan 1947, Batavia - died 23 Aug 1968, Vietnam - Age 21
- info from Ruth McEvoy Collection -
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14040228 - T/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Roy D. Barber - Itawamba Co., MS - Age 22 - KIA
born 1920, Ratliff community, Itawamba Co., Missisippi
Son of Mr. Marion Blanchard Barber and Mrs. Annie Lou Barber, Winter Haven, FL - (address in 1944)
Siblings: Addie Katherine "Kathreen" Barber, Dovie Earline Barber, Betty Ruth Barber and Martha Ruth Barber
Enlistment: 23 Jan 1941, Montgomory, Alabama - Nativity: Missisippi - Marital status: Single
Sent overseas to England in November 1943
Initial buried in a local cemetery at Odoorn. Transfered to Margraten Cemetery, The Netherlands
Returned to the United States in April 1949
Interred in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ratliff, Itawamba Co. near where his grandparents and many other relatives are buried

T/Sgt. Roy D. Barber - 01 Oct 1943
T/Sgt. Roy D. Barber - 01 Oct 1943
courtesy Earline Helms (sister) - via Patricia Everson - 31 May 2014
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12183208 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - George (nmi) Petula - Westchester Co., NY - KIA
born 1923, New York
US Census 1 May 1930: New York Foundling Hospital and Nurses Home, 175 E 68th Street, New York
George Petula - Male (7) and his sister Frances Petula - Female (4 11/12)
Parents born in Poland
Enlistment: 06 Nov 1942, New York city, NY - Nativity: New York - Marital status: Single
Netherlands American Cemetery , Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: L Row 14 Grave: 12
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32782047 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John J. Kelly - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - KIA
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Memorial Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, KY
Memorial Zachary Taylor National Cemetery - Plot: I, 185
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
image via findagrave.com - by Paula

Memorial Exloo - crew Urban - 11 Jan 1944
Memorial Exloo - crew Urban - 11 Jan 1944
image via findagrave.com - by Jean Louis Vijgen



SGLO - T3309

B-24H - #42-52123 - 11 Jan 1944 - EXLOO/SLEEN - CREW 10

16043498 - O-676878 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - James E. Urban - Lake County, MI - KIA 15130316 - O-808492 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Alden P. Anthony - Cuyahoga Co., OH - KIA 11069545 - O-688194 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Stanley (nmi) Friedman - Essex Co., MA - KIA O-687928 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Fred (nmi) Brenner - Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY - KIA 17038532 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Howard M. Smith - Cass Co., IA - KIA
38285507 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Wendell R. McClellan - Bowie, Montague Co., TX - KIA 32675587 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph B. Deffner - Genesee Co, NY - KIA 14040228 - T/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Roy D. Barber - Itawamba Co., MS - Age 22 - KIA 12183208 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - George (nmi) Petula - Westchester Co., NY - KIA 32782047 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John J. Kelly - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - KIA

- 10 KIA -

URBAN(†) - ANTHONY(†) - FRIEDMAN(†) - BRENNER(†) - SMITH(†)
McCLELLAN(†) - DEFFNER(†) - BARBER(†) - PETULA(†) - KELLY(†)


Contact Anthony is pending - 02 Jun 2010 - PATS
Contact Deffner is pending - 10 Jul 2010 - PATS

Last update - 26 Oct 2015 - PATS



Ommen - 4

23 mi ESE of Vollenhove

- 4 Commonwealth graves - 4 UK -



Ommen is a town lying 25 kilometers east of Zwolle, on the road to Hardenburg and Coevorden
The cemetery: "Ommen General Cemetery" is on the eastern outskirts of the town
north of the road to Hardenberg
There are now a small number of 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site
No. of Identified Casualties: 4


SGLO - T1606

Stirling Mk.I - N3762 - BU-C - S/L. P. Nixey - 02:37 - 5 km NE of Ommen
214 Squadron - RAF - 20th June 1942 - Mission: Emden
4 KIA - 4 POW



Serial Range N3750 - N3769. 20 Stirling Mk.I - Part of a batch of 100 Short S29 Stirling Mk.I - N3635-N3684;
N3700- N3729; N3750-N3769 (100), of which N3645, N3647-N3651 (6) were destroyed at the Rochester works
by enemy action. Replaced with DJ972-DJ977. N3640, N3657 and N3711 became Mk.II's
and were re- converted to Mk.I or Mk.III, N3669-N3670 were converted to Mk.III
Delivered by Short Brothers Ltd between Apr 1942 and Jun 1942. Contract No.763825/38
Delivered to No.214 Sqdn 8 Jun 1942
Stirling Mk.I - N3762 - BU-C was airborne from Stradishall (Suffolk), UK
Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed near De Driehoek (Overijssel), 5 km NE of Ommen, Holland
Those killed are buried in Ommen General Cemetery
S/L. P. Nixey was only 22 years old
Sgt. J. H. Bailey was interned in Camps L3/L6/L4, POW No. 303, with W/O. L. R. Burgin, POW No. 312
F/O. R. McD. Mitchell in Camp L3, POW No. 295, with F/O. C. D. Noble, POW No. 477
F/O. C. D. Noble - RCAF - MBE - 1 Oct 1946 for 'escaping activities'

L3 = Stalag Luft III - POW camp Sagan (Zagan) & Belaria, Germany
L4 = Stalag Luft IV - POW camp Gross Tychow (Tychowo), Poland
L6 = Stalag Luft VI - POW camp Heydekrug (Silute), Lithuania

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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - N3762 - BU-C - 20 Jun 1942 - Mission: Emden
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42257 - S/L. - Pilot - P. Nixey - RAF - DSO - Age 22 - KIA - Ommen General Cemetery - Grave 7

J/7330 - F/O. - 2nd Pilot - R. McD. Mitchell - RCAF - Age .. - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 295

J/15080 - F/O. - Observer - C. D. Noble - RCAF - DFC, MBE - Age 24 - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 477

913638 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D.A. Melville - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Ommen General Cemetery - Grave 5

568448 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - W. E. Pearson - RAF - Age .. - KIA - Ommen General Cemetery - Grave 4

935079 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - L. R. Burgin - RAF - Age ?20? - POW - interned in Camps L3/L6/L4 - POW No. 312

614046 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - A. Buckley - RAF - Age 23 - KIA - Ommen General Cemetery - Grave 6

1110527 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. H. Bailey - RAF - Age .. - POW - interned in Camps L3/L6/L4 - POW No. 303
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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 - N3762 - BU-C - Nixey
Loss Card - N3762 - BU-C - Nixey - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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42257 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Peter Nixey - RAF - DSO - Age 22 - KIA
- of Farningham, Kent, UK - Grave 7 - Ommen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820603
Son of Frederick Henry Nixey and Marjorie Nixey née Lincoln
husband of Margaret Nixey née Furey, Farningham, Kent Co., UK

marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Frederick H. Nixey and Marjorie Lincoln - district: Hampstead, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Peter Nixey - mother's surname: Lincoln - district: Lichfield, Staffordshire Co., UK
marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1941 - Peter Nixey and Margaret Furey - district: Brackley, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Peter J. Nixey - mother's surname: Furey - district: Brackley, UK


SIC ITUR AD ASTRA

- Epigraph on Nixey memorial -
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J/7330 - F/O. - 2nd Pilot - Robert McDonald Mitchell - RCAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 295
husband of Mrs. R. M. Mitchell (wife), Langham, Saskatchewan, Canada
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J/15080 - F/O. - Observer - Carman Douglas Noble - RCAF - DFC, MBE - Age 24 - POW
taken POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 477
born 1918, Durham, Ontario - died 05 Feb 1989 - Age 71
Son of Mr. T. A. Noble (father), Durham, Ontario, Canada
!!! discrepancy >>> NOBLE - In awards: Shot down 18 Jun 1942 - Mission: Osnabrück !!!
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913638 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Douglas Archer Melville - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 5 - Ommen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820602
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568448 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Wilfred Ernest Pearson - RAF - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 4 - Ommen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820604
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935079 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - L. R. Burgin - RAF - Age ?20? - POW
born 1914 - died 1994 - Age ~80
taken POW - interned in Camps L3/L6/L4 - POW No. 312

It's Lewiss Ross Burgin - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 09 Jun 2013

AIR78-25-0-2 page 383 - 935079 - Lewiss Ross Burgin
AIR78-25-0-2 - page 383
935079 - Lewiss Ross Burgin - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 09 Jun 2013

!!! Discrepancy in Age !!!
!!! Need to be verified - info PATS - 13 Mar 2014 !!!
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1914 - Lewis R. Burgin - mother's surname: Burgin - district: Thrapston, Northamptonshire, UK
Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1941 - Mr. Lewis R. Burgin and Ms. Joan M. Stickney - district: Holderness, Yorkshire, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1942 - Anthony M. R. Burgin - mother's surname: Stickney - district: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1946 - Helen J. Burgin - mother's surname: Stickney - district: Holderness, Yorkshire, UK
Death 4th Qtr. 1994 - Lewis Ross Burgin - born 02 Mar 1914 - Age 79 - district: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire,UK
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!!! Need to be verified - info PATS - 13 Mar 2014 !!!
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614046 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Arthur Buckley - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Huddersfield, UK - Grave 6 - Ommen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820601
Son of Arthur and Annie Buckley, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

614046 - Sergeant - Arthur Buckley - RAF
Sergeant - Arthur Buckley - RAF
Source: Anthony Dickinson (Great nephew) - via 214squadron.org.uk


SACRED MEMORIES

- Epigraph on Buckley memorial -
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1110527 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. H. Bailey - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L3/L6/L4 - POW No. 303

It's James Harold Bailey - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 09 Jun 2013

AIR78-7-0-1 page 1018 - 1110527 - James Harold Bailey
AIR78-7-0-1 - page 1018
1110527 - James Harold Bailey - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 09 Jun 2013
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SGLO - T1606

STIRLING Mk.I - N3762 - BU-C - 20 Jun 1942 - 5 KM NE OF OMMEN - CREW 8

42257 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Peter Nixey - RAF - DSO - Age 22 - KIA J/7330 - F/O. - 2nd Pilot - Robert McDonald Mitchell - RCAF - Age .. - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 295 J/15080 - F/O. - Observer - Carman Douglas Noble - RCAF - DFC, MBE - Age .. - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 477 913638 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Douglas Archer Melville - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
568448 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Wilfred Ernest Pearson - RAF - Age .. - KIA 935079 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Lewiss Ross Burgin - RAF - Age ?20? - POW - interned in Camps L3/L6/L4 - POW No. 312 614046 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Arthur Buckley - RAF - Age 23 - KIA 1110527 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - James Harold Bailey - RAF - Age .. - POW - interned in Camps L3/L6/L4 - POW No. 303

- 4 KIA - 4 POW -

NIXEY(†) - MITCHELL - NOBLE - MELVILLE(†)
PEARSON(†) - BURGIN - BUCKLEY(†) - BAILEY


Last update - 02 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3438A - NO crash !!!

B-24H-5-FO - c/n 788 - #42-7764 - 'BAGG OF BOLTS' "B" - 2nd Lt. H. E. Broxton - near Ommen - ~15:15
448th BG - 715th BS - 8th AF - 21 Feb 1944 - NO MACR - NO CRASH !!!
Damaged but returned to - Station 146 - Seething, UK
1 KIA - 1 INJ/DOW - 8 RET



448th BG - Patch Circle I 715th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

No. 477
B-24H-5-FO - #42-7764 'B' - 'Bag O'Bolts' - Seething, UK - 21 Feb 1944 - with 400 extra holes
B-24H-5-FO - #42-7764 "B" - 'Bag O'Bolts' - Seething, UK - 21 Feb 1944 - with 400 extra holes
Two men ( Sgt. Hudson and ????? ) were wounded, one man (S/Sgt. Henry Kubinski) bailed out over Holland
"The Mighty Eight" - page 109 - via Sir Schokkenbroek - 14 Mar 2014
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448th BG - Circle 'I' - 715th BS - 'Squadron Code - IO' - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
Radio call letter 'P' of this plane was later changed to 'B'
Base : Seething, UK - Station 146 - deployed 22 Dec 1943
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Crew: B-24H-5-FO - #42-7764 "B" - 'Bag of Bolts' - 21 Feb 1944 - Mission: Hesepe Airfield - MACR #....
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20443215 - O-747201 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Hervey E. Broxton - Jefferson Co., AL - Age 28 - flew back to Seething, UK

16119153 - O-811341 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Dwight W. Covell - Muskegon Co., MI - Age 22 - flew back to Seething, UK

12076016 - O-687825 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Robert F. Fauerbach - New York Co., NY - Age 26 - flew back to Seething, UK

19039292 - O-746837 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Clair Ed Sharp - Riverside Co., CA - Age 27 - flew back to Seething, UK

12171708 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top-Turret Gunner - Donald V. Birdsall - Otsego Co., NY - Age 21 - flew back to Seething, UK

18194485 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Joe K. Corziatti - Pittsburg Co., OK - Age 19 - flew back to Seething, UK

17127045 - Sgt. - AR - Ball Turret Gunner - Keith C. Tindall - Jackson Co., MO - Age 31 - flew back to Seething, UK

16162433 - Sgt. - AE - Right Waist Gunner - Robert E. Hudson - Macon Co., IL - Age ~21 - flew back to Seething, UK - INJ/DOW
Wounded gunner died 14 Jan 1945 - DOW

36555495 - S/Sgt. - AG - Left Waist Gunner - Henry Kubinski - Wayne Co., MI - Age ~21 - KIA

32711613 - Sgt. - G - Tail Turret Gunner - Irving Elba - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - flew back to Seething, UK
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!!! Likely Crew #71 on 21 Feb 1944 !!! based on John C. Rowe WWII Aircrew Log
!!! Names / Positions need to be verified - info PATS - 18 Mar 2014 !!!

20443215 - O-747201 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Hervey Earl Broxton - Jefferson Co., AL - Age 28 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 14 Jan 1916, GA
Son of Hervey E. Broxton and Maude Broxton
Enlistment: 25 Nov 1940, Birmingham, AL - residence: Jefferson Co., Alabama

Hervey Earl Broxton, Georgia - LT COL US AIR FORCE WW II
Lt. Col. Hervey Earl Broxton
born: 14 Jan 1916 - died: 31 Jan 1969 - Age 53
Burial: Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens
East Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, USA
Plot: Section 12, Lot 6
Note: GA LT COL US AIR FORCE WW II
Find A Grave Memorial# 71545753 - image via JoeyC - 27 Feb 2015

!!! Discrepancy - HERVEY - HARVEY !!!
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 20443215 - NAME: BROXTON#HERVEY#E########
!!! Discrepancy - HERVEY - HARVEY !!!
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16119153 - O-811341 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Dwight Wayne Covell - Muskegon Co., MI - Age 21 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 29 Jul 1922, Chicago, IL - died 20 Dec 1990, VA - Age 68
Son of Mr. Lawrence Gregerson Covell and Mrs. Elsie Evelyn Covell née Johnson
Enlistment: 10 Sep 1942, Lansing, MI - Residence: Muskegon Co., MI
Last Known Residence: Annandale, Fairfax County, VA 22003

Spouse: Shirley A. Covell - born 9 Jun 1925 - died 27 Sep 1988 - Age 63

Colonel U.S. Air Force - Dwight W. Covell
Legion of Merit-Distinguished Flying Cross-Air Medal 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery - Virginia, USA - Plot: Section 11, Site 691-1
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12076016 - O-687825 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Robert F. Fauerbach - New York Co., NY - Age 26 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 11 Aug 1917, NY - died 9 March 1992, Charlotte, Florida - Age 74
Enlistment: 11 Apr 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: New York Co., NY
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19039292 - O-746837 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Clair Ed Sharp - Riverside Co., CA - Age 27 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 02 Apr 1916, Montana - died 27 May 2004, Riverside, CA - Age 88
Enlistment: 16 Sep 1941, March Field, Riverside, CA - Residence: Riverside Co., CA

SHARP, CLAIR ED
Passed away on May 27th at the age of 88 years old.
He was a devout Christian Scientist who lived his life as such.
He worked as a public accountant for many years.
His interests and hobbies included photography, flying, and being a Ham Radio Operator.
Second Lt. Claire E. Sharp was a Bombardier on the B-24 Liberator "Bag of Bolts"
on the mission over Germany on February 21, 1944 making "Liberator History".
He was awarded the second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info - obituary Clair Ed Sharp - 2004
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12171708 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top-Turret Gunner - Donald Van Birdsall - Otsego Co., NY - Age 21 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 09 Dec 1923, Wells Bridge, NY - died 26 Sep 2011, Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California - Age 88
Address: Wells Bridge, Otsego County, New York
Son of Mr. William I. Birdsall and Mrs. Lucy M. Birdsall, Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY
Siblings: Pauline Birdsall, Gladys L. Birdsall, John E. Birdsall, Charles W. Birdsall and Howard E. Birdsall
Enlistment: 21 Oct 1942, Albany, NY - Residence: Otsego Co., New York

Last Place of Residence: Rancho Mirage, Riverside Co., California
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18194485 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Joe K. Corziatti - Pittsburg Co., OK - Age 19 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 17 Oct 1924, OK - died 27 Apr 1944 - Age 19
Address: 531 Polk Street, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK
Enlistment: 10 Dec 1942, Oklahoma City, OK - Residence: Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma - Marital Status: Married

US Census 1920
McAlester Ward 4, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
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Henry H. Bowden - Head - M-42 abt. 1878, Alabama
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Martin Corzitti - Head - M-29 abt. 1891, Italy - immigrated in 1911 to USA - Occupation: Miner
Rosa Mary Corzitti - Wife - F-29 abt. 1891, Italy - immigrated in 1914 to USA
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Mary Corzitti - Daughter - F-5 abt. 1915, Oklahoma
Maggie Corzitti - Daughter - F-2 abt. 1918, Oklahoma

US Census 02 Apr 1930
McAlester Ward 4, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
Address: 537 Polk Avenue
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Martin Corzotti - Head - M-40 abt. 1890, Italy - immigrated in 1914 to USA - Occupation: Miner
Mary Corzotti - Wife - F-40 abt. 1890, Italy - immigrated in 1915 to USA
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Mary Corzotti - Daughter - F-14 abt. 1916, Oklahoma
Margaret Corzotti - Daughter - F-12 abt. 1918, Oklahoma
Joe K. Corzotti - Son - M-5 abt. 1925, Oklahoma

!!! Discrepancy surname - Corzitti/ Corzotti/ Corziatti !!!

18194485 - T/Sgt. Joe K. Corziatti - OK - 27 Apr 1944 - B-24J #42-109793 - KIA
Buried: Plot F Row 4 Grave 16 - Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

OKLAHOMA WAR MEMORIALWORLD WAR - Part IXe - page 5
OKLAHOMA WAR MEMORIALWORLD WAR - Part IXe - page 5

Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps
Home address: McAlester, Pittsburg County
Mrs. Mary Corziatti, Mother, 531 West Polk St., McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK
Born 17 Oct 1924, OK - ??? 1925 ???
Enlisted 10 Dec 1942 - 08 Dec 1942 ???
Decorations: Awarded posthumously Order of the Purple Heart;
Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters. Served as Radio Operator
Died 27 Apr 1944, in action in France



UNITED STATES EIGHTH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945
IWM AAM - AP Photo: FRE 1804 - Roger Freeman Collection
IWM 205361850 - AP Photo: FRE 1804 - Roger Freeman Collection
Airmen of the 448th Bomb Group examine bullet holes in the side of their
B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-7746) nicknamed “Bag O’ Bolts” after a mission
They are (left to right):
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. Keith C. Tindall, of Kiowa, CO
Engineer and Top Turret Gunner T/Sgt. Donald V. Birdsall of Wells Bridge, NY
Radio Operator Joe K. Corziatti, of 531 Polk Street, McAlester, OK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Reviewed and passed 23 Feb 1944.' [stamp],
'Not to be published until 27/2/44.' [stamp] and '307110.' [Censor no.]
Printed caption on reverse:
AFIRE RIDDLED BY 400 BULLET HOLES "BAG O'BOLTS" COMES HOME ON TWO ENGINES
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source and info: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205361850
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17127045 - Sgt. - AR - Ball Turret Gunner - Keith C. Tindall - Jackson Co., MO - Age 31 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 07 May 1912, KS - died 01 Apr 1985, MO - Age 72
Enlistment: 21 Oct 1942, Fort Leavenworth, KS - Residence: Jackson Co., Missouri
Address: Kiowa, Elbert Co., CO
AR = Assistant Radio Operator
Son of Mr. Charles C. Tindall and Mrs. Nell L. Tindall, Reno Co. Kansas, USA - US Census 1920
His step-father in 1930 was Edwin K. Kraul, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
His step-father in 1961 was Harry C. Farber - second marriage of Harry was to Nell L. Kraul
step-son, Keith C. Tindall, Kansas City, MO
Keith C. Tindall, 1214 E. 41st - 20 Sep 1963 - The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri - Page 5

US Census 1930
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Edwin K. Kraul - Head - M-36 - abt. 1894, Iowa
Nell L. Kraul - Wife - F-38 - abt. 1892, Nebraska
Keith C. Tindall - Stepson - M-18 - abt. 1912, Kansas

S/Sgt. Keith C. Tindall - Oakdale Cemetery, Lawrence Co., MO S/Sgt. Keith C. Tindall - Oakdale Cemetery, Lawrence Co., MO
Sgt. Keith C. Tindall - Oakdale Cemetery, Lawrence Co., MO
via Monett Historical Society - 22 Feb 2014
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16162433 - Sgt. - AE - Right Waist Gunner - Robert E. Hudson - Macon Co., IL - Age ~21 - flew back to Seething, UK - INJ/DOW
born 1923, IL
Enlistment: 10 Dec 1942, Peoria, IL - Residence: Macon Co., Illinois
AE = Assistant Engineer

Wounded gunner died 14 Jan 1945 - DOW
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36555495 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Henry Kubinski - Wayne Co., MI - Age ~21 - KIA
born abt. 1923, Michigan - died 23 Feb 1944 - Age ~21
Son of Mr. Joseph Kubinski (Father) and Mrs. Lottie Kubinski (Mother)
Address: 3975 Commor Street, Wayne Co., Detroit, MI

US Census - 07 Apr 1930, Detroit
Address: Commor Street 3975, Wayne Co., Detroit, MI
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Joseph Kubinski (Head) - M-36, abt. 1896, Poland - immigrated in 1912 to USA
Lottie Kubinski (Wife) - F-38, abt. 1892, Poland - immigrated in 1910 to USA
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Jenny Kubinski (Daughter) - F-14, abt. 1916, Pennsylvania
Thaddeus Kubinski (Son) - M-12, abt. 1918, Michigan
Eugene Kubinski (Son) - M-11, abt. 1919, Michigan
Henry Kubinski (Son) - M-7, abt. 1923, Michigan

US Census - 1940, Detroit
Residence: Ward 13, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, MI
Address: Commor Street 3975, Wayne Co., Detroit, MI
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Joseph Kubinski (Head) - M-46, abt. 1896, Poland
Lottie Kubinski (Wife) - F-48, abt. 1892, Poland
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Eugene Kubinski (Son) - M-20, abt. 1920, Michigan
Henry Kubinski (Son) - M-17, abt. 1923, Michigan

E. J. KUBINSKI - SSN 374-05-6027 - 08 Oct 1918 - 14 Aug 2002 - 83 years - MI - 48071 (Madison Heights, Oakland County)
THADDEUS J. KUBINSKI - SSN 331-26-3598 - 25 Sep 1916 - 15 Nov 2008 - 92 years - MI - 48135 (Garden City, Wayne County)
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Likely related - need to be verified - info PATS - 23 Feb 2015
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Bailed out near Ommen, was found ~17:00 in the river "Regge" - near railway bridge Ommen - Zwolle
Initial buried 23 Feb 1944 - Single Grave - Row II - Grave: 20 - Ommen General Cemetery
reinterred Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, NL - Plot: H - Row: 6 - Grave: 18

S/Sgt. H. Kubinski - Row II - Grave: 20 - Ommen General Cemetery
S/Sgt. H. Kubinski - Row II - Grave: 20 - Ommen General Cemetery
via Sir Schokkenbroek - 20 Feb 2014

32711613 - Sgt. - G - Tail Turret Gunner - Irving Elba - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - flew back to Seething, UK
born 22 Jan 1923, Poland - died: 26 Nov 1986 - Age 63
Enlistment Date: 16 Jan 1943
Release Date: 15 Sep 1945
Address 1940: 468-470 Bushwick Avenue, New York, Kings Co., New York
Son of Rubin/Rubia Elba and Fannie/Feiga/Feyga Elba

US Census - 03 Apr 1940
Assembly District 19, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings, New York, United States
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Rubin/Rubia Elba - Head - M-49 - 15 Jul 1890, Poland - died .. Jan 1963 - Age 72
Fannie Elba - Wife - F-43 - abt. 1897, Poland
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Madaline Elba - Daughter - F-18 - abt. 1922, Poland
Irving Elba - Son - M-17 - abt. 1923, Poland
Rita Elba - Daughter - F-15 - abt. 1925, Poland
Lillian Elba - Daughter - F-12 - abt. 1928, Poland
Sammy/Sam Elba - Son - M-11 - abt. 1929, Poland
Theodore Elba - Son - M-3 - abt. 1937, New York

Honored on WWIIMEMORIAL.COM
Irving Elba
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S. Army Air Forces
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
HONORED BY: Daughters & Son
ACTIVITY DURING WWII: TAIL GUNNER ON BOMBER. STATIONED IN ENGLAND
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US Census 1940 - Assembly District 19, Brooklyn
??? Irving Elba - Age 17, born Poland - 428 470 Bushwick Avenue, New York, Kings Co., New York ???
Irving Elba - Born 22 Jan 1923: Poland - Died 1986 : Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
!!! Need to be verified - info PATS - 20 Mar 2014 !!!
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How the 'Bag O'Bolts' got its name - page 189 - 193 - by 448th BG Staff Officer Bob Harper
Epilogue - 'Bag O'Bolts' - page 193 - comments by 448th BG Staff Officer Bob Harper
Epilogue - 'Bag O'Bolts' - page 193
comments by 448th BG Staff Officer Bob Harper
Source: So. Cal. 2nd ADA Debriefing Team - News wire Book One
!!! Claire Sharpe should be CLAIR ED SHARP !!! - info PATS - 21 Mar 2014
!!! Fauerback should be FAUERBACH !!! - info PATS - 24 Feb 2015
!!! Harvey Broxton should be HERVEY EARL BROXTON !!! - info PATS - 24 Feb 2015
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SGLO - T3438A - NO crash !!!

B-24H-5-FO #42-7764 "B" - 21 Feb 1944 - NEAR OMMEN - CREW 10

20443215 - O-747201 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Hervey E. Broxton - Jefferson Co., AL  - Age 28 - flew back to Seething, UK 16119153 - O-811341 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Dwight W. Covell - Muskegon Co., MI - Age 22 - flew back to Seething, UK 12076016 - O-687825 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Robert F. Fauerbach - New York Co., NY - Age 26 - flew back to Seething, UK 19039292 - O-746837 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Clair Ed Sharp - Riverside Co., CA - Age 27 - flew back to Seething, UK 12171708 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top-Turret Gunner - Donald V. Birdsall - Otsego Co., NY - Age 21 - flew back to Seething, UK - photo of his obituary
18194485 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Joe K. Corziatti - Pittsburg Co., OK  - Age 19 - flew back to Seething, UK 17127045 - Sgt. - AR - Ball Turret Gunner - Keith C. Tindall - Jackson Co., MO  - Age 31 - flew back to Seething, UK 16162433 - Sgt. - AE - Right Waist Gunner - Robert E. Hudson - Macon Co., IL  - Age ~21 - flew back to Seething, UK - INJ/DOW 36555495 - S/Sgt. - AG - Left Waist Gunner - Henry Kubinski - Wayne Co., MI - Age ~21 - KIA 32711613 - Sgt. - G - Tail Turret Gunner - Irving Elba - Kings Co., NY  - Age 21 - flew back to Seething, UK

- 1 KIA - 1 INJ/DOW - 8 RET -

BROXTON - COVELL - FAUERBACH - SHARP - BIRDSALL
CORZIATTI - TINDALl - HUDSON - KUBINSKI(†) - ELBA


Contact Elba is pending - 22 Feb 2015 - PATS
Contact Birdsall is pending - 24 Feb 2015 - PATS

Under Construction - Last update - 17 May 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T4011

P-51-C - #42-103749 - 2nd Lt. John Howard Lougheed - Eerde - 13:20
375th FG - 361st FS - 8th AF - 11 Sep 1944 - MACR #8703
1 KIA



2nd Lt. Lougheed's P-51-C-7NT - "Betty Lee" - #42-103749 inspected a low flying B-24H - #42-95138
and was apparenly sucked in by propwash while passing underneath
He collided with the bomber tearing off part of his wing, both a/c crashed
Mustang P-51C crashed near hamlet of Eerde, SSE of Ommen, Overijssel, The Netherlands
2nd Lt. John Howard Lougheed was KIA

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16113865 - O-824665 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - John Howard Lougheed - Wayne County, MI - KIA
born 1923, MI
Enlistment: 30 Sep 1942, Detroit, Michigan
buried: Single grave No. 21 - Row II, Ommen General Cemetery
reinterred in Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL, final burial Michigan, USA
hometown: St. Clair County, IL
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SGLO - T4011

P-51-C-7NT - "BETTY LEE" - #42-103749 - 11 Sep 1944 - EERDE - CREW 1

16113865 - O-824665 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - John Howard Lougheed - Wayne County, MI - KIA

- 1 KIA -

LOUGHEED(†)


Last update - 01 Jul 2011 - PATS


SGLO - T3500B - NO crash !!!

B-17-F - #42-31025 - 1st Lt. Albert A. Adams - area Ommen/Dalfsen - 11:30
306th BG - 423rd BS - 8th AF - 06 Mar 1944 - NO MACR - NO CRASH !!!
1 KIA - 3 POW - 1 EVD - 5 RET



B-17-F - #42-31025 left Thurleigh, Eng, 07:00AM - 06 Mar 1944

B-17-F - #42-31025 - 1st Lt. Albert A. Adams - did return to the UK
however four members did bail out above Holland - around 11:30AM -
Martin (nmi) Cech, Cleo C. White, John K. Hedberg and Max E. Palenica in this order

Over Berlin engine #4 failed and could not be feathered so they drop back out of the formation
Me-190's were attacking the ship for thirty minutes, Top Turret Gunner T/Sgt. Lloyd B. Keene
was severly injured, but downed a Fw-190 while wounded
Over the Zuiderzee we were only a hundred feet above the water
Also engine #1 was hit and couldn't feathered either; dropping the air speed to 135 mph
Then a P-51 showed up and escorted us to a B-24 base in England
Keene died of his wounds in the plane
Meanwhile, confusion and pain were rampant in the back of the plane
The ringing of the alarm bell twice did prompted the men to prepare to jump
Co-Pilot Mathis, twice told the men over the intercom to discard the bell
but due all enemy hits the intercom was damaged at that point
Cech and White bailed out
When Palenica was heading to the back door he was hit by a helmet and goggles in his leg
Hedberg unable to leave the tail position got out with Palenica's help
Palenica made a tourniquet for Hedberg, got him to the door and #3 was kicked out
The fourth and last to bail out was Palenica
He joined White and Hedberg in a POW Camp. Cech successful stayed away from the Germans
- info from "First over Germany" by Russel A. Strong - page 223 -

306th BG triangle H 423rd BS 8th-air-force-patch

306th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'H' - 423rd BS - RD - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing - B-17G - #42-31025 - 6 Mar 1944 - Mission: Berlin - NO MACR
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16002246 - O-...... - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Albert "Al" A. Adams - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK

32168119 - O-748205 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Joseph "Joe" B. Mathis III - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK

O-....... - ... Lt. - Navigator - William A. Barnes - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK

16021893 - O-679359 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Arnold J. Bugni - Gogebic Co., MI - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK

36227704 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lloyd B. Keene - Grant Co., WI - KIA

35319409 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Air Gunner - Matthew "Max" Edward Palenica - Cuyahoga Co., OH - EVD/ POW - Stalag Luft 1

32485079 - ?/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Laurence R. Stevenson - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK

15017498 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Cleo C. White - Fairmont, Marion County, WV - EVD/ POW - Stalag Luft 1

6927336 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Martin Cech - Cuyahoga County, OH - EVD

16035147 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John K. Hedberg - Cook County, IL - POW - Stalag Luft 4
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16002246 - O-...... - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Albert "Al" A. Adams - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK
born 20 Oct 1916, Chicago, IL - died Apr 2004, Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL - Age 87
Enlistment: 30 Sep 1940, Chicago, IL - Residence: Cook Co., IL - Nativity, IL - Marital Status: Single
As a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot, he flew 32 bombing missions over enemy-occupied Europe
He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
and later reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel

32168119 - O-748205 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Joseph "Joe" B. Mathis III - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK
born 1918, NJ - died 22 Oct 1944 - Age 26
Enlistment: 18 Aug 1941, Trenton, NJ - Residence: Hudson Co., NJ - Nativity, NJ - Marital Status: Single
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O-748205 - Pilot - Captain - Joseph "Joe" B. Mathis III - Sunday 22 Oct 1944 - MIA
B-17-G - #43-37976 - ""Lilly Marlene" was in a mid-air collision in-bound over the North Sea with B-17-G - #44-8099
from the 19 Airmen two survived - MACR #9655, Alyea Jr - MACR #9656, Mathis III
Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
U.S. Army Air Forces, 423rd Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group, Heavy



16021893 - O-679359 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Arnold J. Bugni - Gogebic Co., MI
born 14 Jul 1916, MI - died Nov 1978, Wakefield, Gogebic Co., MI - Age 62
Enlistment: 25 Feb 1941, Wausau, WI - Residence: Gogebic Co., MI - Nativity: MI - Martial Status: Single
Graduated from bombardier school at Childress, TX class 43-07

O-....... - Navigator - William A. Barnes - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK

36227704 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lloyd Bill Keene - Grant Co., WI - KIA
born 6 May 1919, WI - died 6 Mar 1944 - Age 24
Enlistment: 10 Nov 1941, Fort Sheridan, IL - Residence: Grant Co., WI - Nativity: WI - Marital Status: Single
Lloyd Keene died of his wounds in the plane
brought back to Wisconsin, USA - final burial at Lima Union Cemetery

US Census 19 Apr 1930 - Village of Livingston, Clifton Twp., Grant Co., WI
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Bert Keene (father) - Head 55 abt. 1875, WI - proprietor: Pool Hall
Blanche Keene (daughter) - Age 16 abt. 1914, WI
Leona Keene (daughter) - Age 14 abt. 1916, WI
Lloyd B. Keene (son) - Age 10 - born 6 May 1919, WI
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Arthur E. Keene (brother) - Age 30 abt. 1899 - Potosi, WI - info: Chicago Tribune (IL) - 14 Apr 1944

Lima Union Cemetery T/Sgt. Lloyd B. Keene - memorial.jpg
Lima Union Cemetery, Grant Co., WI . . . . . . . . . T/Sgt. - Lloyd B. Keene . . . . . . . . . .
- via findagrave.com - John Burkholder -

His parents are Albert Keene and Vina Keene née Steinborn
Siblings: Blanche M. Reynolds - 23 Jun 1913, Union, Grant Co., WI - died 05 Sep 2003 - age 90
Leona Sudmeyer née Keene - 07 Sep 1915 - 21 Jul 2004, Lancaster, WI - Age 88
Nellie Snider née Keene (†), Arthur Keene (†), Geneive Irish née Keene - b.1901 - (†), Albert Keene (†),
George Keene (†), Elva Keene (†) and Donald Keene (†)
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Main info is from the obituary of his sister Blanche - 2003
Siblings are not given in the right order - info PATS - 13 Mar 2014

T/Sgt. Lloyd Bill Keene - Army portrait
T/Sgt. - Lloyd Bill Keene
photo via Kari Hampton
Lloyd is my great grand uncle, Arthur E. Keene is my great grandpa - 13 Mar 2014 -

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35319409 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Air Gunner - Matthew "Max" Edward Palenica - Cuyahoga Co., OH - EVD/ POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 25 Oct 1921, OH - died 09 Dec 1999, Peoria, AZ - Age 78
Son of Mr. Paul Palenica (father) and Mrs. Maria Palenica (mother), 6518 Gertrude Ave, Cleveland, OH
Siblings: Henry "Hank" R. Palenica, Stella T. Palenica, Irene Palenica and Jane Palenica
Enlistment: 12 Aug 1942, Cleveland, Ohio
Bailed out as fourth and last near Ommen
Husband of Dorothy Palenica (wife),born 10 Sep 1927 - died 26 Apr 2007, Phoenix, AZ - Age 79
was transfered via Vollenhove - #04 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
near Arnhem helped and guided by Henry Burgers
Taken POW - 17 Dec 1944 - near Roermond, Province of Limburg
some of the helpers are Mr. Remko Roosjen and Mr. Jacques Vrij

T/Sgt. Matthew 'Max' Edward Palenica 'Unknown' Crew - with Max Palenica
T/Sgt. Matthew 'Max' Edward Palenica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Unknown" Crew - with Max Palenica . . . . . . . . . . .
back-l-r: Max Palenica; 2nd on the left - with his 'original' crew taken in 1943, USA
- via Matthew Palenica (Son) - 05 Sep 2010

T/Sgt. PALENICA M. E. - Kriegsgefangenen Lager Dulag Luft I - POW #7221
Kriegsgefangenelager der Luftwaffe I
T/Sgt. PALENICA M. E. - #7221

Dulag-Luft (Oberursel) - Eingeleifert am: 28 Dec 1944 - POW #7221
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Mrs. Stella T. Piekos (sister) née Palenica, born 10 Feb 1918 - died 26 May 2010 - Age 92
Hank Palenica (Adeline), Irene Matuszeski, Jane Sliwinski (deceased) and Max Palenica (deceased)
- info obit 'The Plain Dealer' - 30/31 May 2010 -
additional info and image via Matthew Palenica (Son) - 25 May 2009

Award for Mr. Remko Roosjen, Hengelo - Medal of Freedom (USA) - silver - 4 Sep 1946, Den Haag
Mr. Jacob 'Jacques' Vrij - born 19 Apr 1916, Emmer-Compascuum - died 25 Dec 2007, Delft - Age 91
Awards for Mr. Jacques Vrij, Maastricht - Medal of Freedom (USA) - bronze - 21 Nov 1946, Amsterdam
and Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau

Collage - 44 Airmen - Frisian Underground T/Sgt. Max Palenica - photo taken by Underground S/Sgt. Cleo B. White - photo taken by Underground
Photos on collage of Max Palenica and Cleo White taken by Underground
"typo's" - middle name of White, wrong date and crash location
Helpers: Tiny Mulder and Jacob "Jacques" Vrij
discrepancy - it's Cleo C. White - info PATS

Signed Fl. 2.50 'Zilverbon' banknote of Harry Houwing - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Signed Fl. 2.50 "Zilverbon" banknote - of Harry Houwing - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 11 Oct 2010 -
Names on note: Max Palenica, Cleo White, Michael Kopzca, Marlowe B. Olson, Paul H. Moseley and William H. Hammond

Signed Fl. 2.50 'Zilverbon' banknote of Theodore John de Jongh - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Signed Fl. 2.50 'Zilverbon' banknote of Theodore John de Jongh - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Signed Fl. 2.50 "Zilverbon" banknote - of Theodore John de Jongh - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Snapshot photo on top is of T/Sgt. Max Palenica
- source: Wally U. de Jongh (son) - 27 Mar 2013 -
Names on note: Michael Kopzca, Max Palenica, Cleo C. White, Paul H. Moseley, Marlowe B. Olson and William H. Hammond
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Theodore John de Jongh - born 02 Dec 1920, Bandung, Indonesia - died 20 Aug 2014, Amsterdam - Age 93
info via Marla Olson - 15 Sep 2014

32485079 - ?/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Laurence R. Stevenson - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK

32485079 - Laurence R. Stevenson - Residence: Sussex Co., Delaware - Enlistment: 19 Dec 1942, Camden, NJ - born 1919, PA
36450961 - Laurence C. Stevenson - Residence: Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin - Enlistment: 8 Feb 1943, Marquette, MI - born 1923, MI

15017498 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Cleo C. White - Fairmont, Marion County, WV - EVD/ POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 1920, WV
Enlistment: 11 Feb 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio
Bailed out as second near Ommen
was transfered via Vollenhove - #05 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
near Arnhem helped and guided by Henry Burgers
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Stalag Luft 1 - North 3, Barracks 1 (Block 301) - Room 10

6927336 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Martin Cech - Cuyahoga County, OH - EVD
born: 14 Nov 1918, OH - died 6 Apr 2004, Venice, Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 83
Residence: 7903 Linwood Avenue, Cleveland, OH - Peace time occupation: Machinist
Air Medal - 20 Missions - Bailed out as first around 11:30AM - wounded: Yes. Small piece 20mm in back
Helped and sheltered for over a year by Underground in eastern part of Holland - mostly Province of Overijjsel
places are: Ommen, Enschede, Glanerbrug, Eibergen (Gld.), Almelo, Den Ham, Bergentheim, Marienberg en Nijverdal
E&E #2934 - Escape and Evasion Report (19 pages) - see MIS-X reports
Quartered in Marienberg from July 1944 to February 1945
On 5 Apr 1945 he was picked up by the Canadian Army

S/Sgt. Martin Cech - 3rd of left - with other evaders
Martin Cech 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

S/Sgt. Martin Cech - 3rd of left - with other evaders
Martin Cech 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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16035147 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John K. Hedberg - Cook County, IL - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 6 Feb 1925 (1923), Chicago, IL - died 10 Mar 1993, Denver, CO - Age 68 (70)
discrepancy birth year - 1923 in Army records / 1925 at Headstone - info PATS
Likely to young (16) when enlisted; told he was 18 - info PATS
Enlistment: 24 Oct 1941, Chicago, Illinois
Bailed out as third near Ommen

John Kirnson Hedberg - captured
S/Sgt. - John Kirnson Hedberg
avulsion thumb and index finger right, cut wounds right upper leg
- info MACR #2916 - #42-31373 - page 7 and page 10 - via footnote.com -

Because of the seriousness of his wounded right hand, he was turned over to the Germans
and was sent to a prison camp - Stalag Luft 4
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Married to Ruby - three children after WWII - Donna (F), Jay(M) and Ed(M)
John K. Hedberg - Birth: 6 Feb 1925 - Death: 10 Mar 1993 - Age 68
Spouse: Ruby M. Hedberg - Birth: 20 Jul 1925 - Death: 12 Apr 1991 - Age 65

John K. Hedberg - Inventor: Adjustable tennis racket handle
United States Patent 3931968 - 13 May 1974 - date issued: 13 Jan 1976

Deceased Name: RUBY M. HEDBERG - 65, of Denver died April 12 1991.
Services were April 17 in the Moore-Howard Mortuary, West 46th Avenue.
Burial - 17 Apr 1991 Plot: 2 Site 953 - was in Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Mrs. Hedberg, a native of Arvada, owned the Hed Sign Shop and Love Tennis Shop with her husband.
She was manager of Postal Sub-Station 21 and was active in the Ex-POW and DAV Women's Auxiliary groups.
Survivors include her husband, John; two sons, Jay of Arvada and Eddie of Lakewood;
a daughter, Donna Jack of Evergreen; and seven grandchildren.

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info: Obituary - Rocky Mountain News (CO) - 27 April 1991

Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver Memorial S/Sgt. John K. Hedberg
Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memorial S/Sgt. John K. Hedberg
Burial 15 Mar 1993 - Plot: Section 2 Site 953 - Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
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Crew Albert A. Adams - 1943 - 306th BG 423rd BS
1943 - Crew Albert A. Adams - 306th BG 423rd BS - 1943
front l-r: Albert 'Al' A. Adams (P), Joseph 'Joe' Mathis (CP), William A. Barnes (N), Arnold J. Bugni (B)
back l-r: William G. Eben (ENG), Cleo C. White (RWG), H. C. Edenholm (RO),
Hugo Cappelli (LWG)
, Laurence Stevenson (BTG), John K. Hedberg (TG)
NOT on crew of 6 Mar 1944

Photo from page 4 - 306th Echoes, April '93 - Vol. 18, No.2
Crew Albert A. Adams - 1943 - 306th BG 423rd BS - from 300th Echoes, April 1993, Vol. 18, No. 2
1943 - Crew Albert A. Adams - 306th BG 423rd BS - 1943
423rd - front l-r: Albert 'Al' A. Adam (P), Joseph 'Joe' Mathis (CP), William A. Barnes (N), Arnold J. Bugni (B)
back l-r: William G. Eben (ENG) - not 306th, Cleo C. White (RWG), H. C. Edenholm (RO) - not 306th,
Hugo Cappelli (LWG)
, Laurence R. Stevenson (BTG), John K. Hedberg (TG)
NOT on crew of 6 Mar 1944

H. C. Edenhold = 19913316 - Sgt. - Radio Operator / Air Gunner - Herbert C. Edenholm, born 1910, WA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
Herbert Edenholm - born 14 Mar 1910, WA - died 1 May 1971, Seattle, King Co., WA - Age 61
belly landing - 31 Dec 1943 - with crew Coleman Goldstein - #42-3186 - 92nd BG - 327th BS
MACR #1959 - 4 POW - 6 EVD - over France - target Cognac, Fr. -
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Enlistments: 09 Mar 1942, Tacoma, WA (married) and 11 Sep 1946, McChord Field, WA (divorced) - Residence: King Co., WA

Hugo Capelli = 12155785 - T/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - Hugo Cappelli, born 1922, NJ - POW - Stalag Luft 3
Crew Daniel W. Gates - 12 Sep 1944 - B-17G #42-102503 - 306th BG - 423rd BS
MACR #8835 - 8 POW - 1 KIA - over Germany
Son of Mrs. Marie C. Cappelli (mother), 87-86 254th Street, New York Co., New York
Enlistment: 19 Oct 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: Nassau Co., NY - Nativity: New Jersey - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

13053320 - ..... - William G. Eben, Berks Co., PA
born 23 Nov 1918, PA - died 22 Jul 1997, Reading, Berks, PA - Age 78
Enlistment: 4 Feb 1942, Philadelphia, PA - Residence: undefined code - Nativity: PA - Martial Status: Single
Son of William C. Eben and Emma A. Eben, 1418 Hampden Boulevard, Reading, Berks Co., PA - US Census - 14 Apr 1930

William A. Barnes (N), Arnold J. Bugni (B) - are NOT on POW or EVD listings -
William Eben and Laurence Stevenson - are NOT on POW or EVD listings either -
by elimation some of these 'four' could be also on board on 06 March 1944
Needs to be verified with 306th BG Association - 03 Sep 2010 - PATS

CREW NAMES for 06 Mar 1944 mission
are given in "Escape and Evasion Report" of LWG - S/Sgt. Martin Cech - 12 Apr 2011 - PATS

As it was not his original crew - names written by Martin Cech were not accurate
ADAMS, METHEWS, BOONGIE, BARNES, PALINICA, KEENE, STEVENSO, WHITE, CECH, HEADBERG
other variants in E&E #2934 report - MATTHEWS, BOUGNAY, STEVENSON, HEADBERY/HEADBURG



SGLO - T3500B - NO crash !!!

B-17-F - #42-31025 - 06 Mar 1944 - NEAR OMMEN/DALFSEN - CREW 10

16002246 - O-...... - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Albert 'Al' A. Adams - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK 32168119 - O-748205 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Joseph 'Joe' B. Mathis III - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK O-....... - ... Lt. - Navigator - William A. Barnes - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK 16021893 - O-679359 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Arnold J. Bugni - Gogebic Co., MI - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK 36227704 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lloyd B. Keene - Grant Co., WI - KIA
35319409 - T/Sgt. - Radio Op./Air Gnr. - Matthew 'Max' Edward Palenica - Cuyahoga Co., OH - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 32485079 - ?/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Laurence R. Stevenson - flew back to a B-24 base in the UK 15017498 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Cleo C. White - Fairmont, Marion County, WV - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 6927336 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Martin Cech - Cuyahoga County, OH - EVD 16035147 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John K. Hedberg - Cook County, IL - POW - Stalag Luft 4

- 1 KIA - 3 POW - 1 EVD - 5 RET -

ADAMS - MATHIS III - BARNES - BUGNI - KEENE(†)
PALENICA - STEVENSON - WHITE - CECH - HEDBERG


Contact Adams is pending - 02 Sep 2010 - PATS
Contact Hedberg is pending - 03 Sep 2010 - PATS
Contact Palenica is pending - 03 Sep 2010 - PATS
Contact Mathis is pending - 04 Sep 2010 - PATS
Contact Keene is pending - 12 Apr 2011 - 13 Mar 2014 - PATS

Last update - 17 Feb 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3083

B-17G - #42-37830 MZ-V - 2nd Lt. Henry E. Marks Jr. - Ommen - 12:15
96th BG(H) - 413rd BS - 8th AF - 13 Nov 1943 - MACR #1388
7 KIA - 3 POW



Departure: AAF Station 138 - USAAF Snetterton Heath
Rammed by another B-17 aircraft in midair - info MACR
Other source: Shot down NE of Arnhem by Hauptmann Wolfgang Neu, 4./JG26


96th BG - patch Square C 413rd BS - patch 8th-air-force-patch

96th BG - 45th CBW - Square 'C'- 413rd BS - MZ - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-37830 MZ-V - 13 Nov 1943 - Mission: Bremen - MACR #1388
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33098770 - O-798548 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Henry Earl Marks Jr. - Southhampton Co., VA - KIA

14034899 - O-801828 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Wilbur Hyman Brown - Pitt Co., NC - POW

39022216 - O-682303 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Bernard Maurice Cress - Los Angeles Co., CA - KIA

14103243 - O-676931 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Ben (nmi) Ehrlich Jr. - Fulton Co., GA - KIA

33239605 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Milton Fuhrman Jr. - Cumberland Co., PA - KIA

35369730 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Maurice Francis Wren - Vigo Co., IN - KIA

13135665 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Maurice Issac Bowen Jr. - Baltimore City Co., MD - KIA

35446547 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Eugene Lawrence Fennell - Cabell Co., WV - POW

11089423 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Francis Joseph Ferrick Jr. - Suffolk Co., MA - POW

12172260 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Edmund Joseph O'Rourke - Oneida Co., NY - KIA
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33098770 - O-798548 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Henry Earl Marks Jr. - Southhampton Co., VA - KIA
born 26 Feb 1919, Capron, Southhampton Co., VA, USA - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands - Age ~24
Son of Mr. Henry Earl Marks Sr. (father) and Mrs. Ethel Davis Marks (mother)
Mrs. Ethel D. Marks (mother), Rural Free Delivery Number One, Courtland, Virginia
Mr. Henry Earl Marks Sr. - born 13 May 1897 - died 21 Nov 1948 - Age 51
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, NL - Plot: H - Row: 9 - Grave: 21
Siblings: Ida Catherine (F), Benjamin Edward (M), Leonidas Seaborn (M), Jessie Thomas (M) and Aubrey Pope Marks (M)
Occupation: Henry Earl Marks Sr. is farmer

US Census 10 Apr 1930 and US Census 30 Apr 1940
Address 1930: Route 609, Courtland & Emporia Road, Capron District, VA
Address 1940: Road 609, Capron District, VA
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Henry Earl Marks - Head - born 13 May 1897 - died 21 Nov 1948 - Age 51 - Occupation: Farmer
Ethel Novella Davis Marks - Wife - born 03 Feb 1897 - died 06 Jul 1974, Capron, VA - Age 77
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ida Katherine Marks Whitehead - Daughter - born 24 Dec 1916 - died 15 Oct 1995 - Age 78
Henry Earl Marks - Son - born 26 Feb 1919, Capron, VA - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands
Benjamin Edward Marks - Son - born 02 Dec 1922 - 29 Mar 2012 - Age 89
Leonidas "Lon" Seaborn Marks - Son - born 05 Sep 1924, Pope, VA - died 13 Mar 2009 - Age 84
Jessie "Jess" Thomas Marks - Son - born 20 May 1926 - died 02 Feb 1952, Richmond, VA - Age 25
Aubrey Pope Marks - Son - born 22 Jan 1932 - died 02 Dec 2004 - Age 72
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additional info via Find A Grave - by 'Remembering the Forgotten' - 13 Mar 2009

In Memory - Lt. Henry Earl Marks Jr.
In Memory - Lt. Henry Earl Marks Jr.
image source Findagrave Memorial #34756582 by Joe Vick - 19 Apr 2014
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14034899 - O-801828 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Wilbur Hyman Brown - Pitt Co., NC - POW
born 02 Sep 1920 - died 18 Jan 2005, Lawrenceville, Brunswick Co., VA - Age 84
Grandson of Mr. Jesse W. Brown (grandfather), Maple Street, Greenville, North Carolina
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Lawrenceville, VA – Wilbur Hyman Brown, 84, died 18 Jan 2005
Survivors include his wife, Alta Thompson Brown; two sons, Bruce Brown of Murfreesboro and Steve Brown of Edenton;
two sisters, Bettie Neblett of Charlottesville and Mattie Bryan of Greenville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lawrenceville United Methodist Church
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville
Oakwood Park Cemetery, Section E - Lot 133 - Capt. AAF WWII, Pilot POW

Source: Obituary - Roanoke-Chowan News Herald - 25 Jan 2005

39022216 - O-682303 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Bernard Maurice Cress - Los Angeles Co., CA - KIA
born 06 Jan 1917, Queens, Upshur Co., West Virginia - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands - Age 26
Enlistment: 05 Mar 1942, Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co., CA
Husband of Mrs. Bonita B. Cress (wife), 2591 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, California
Final burial USA

14103243 - O-676931 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Ben (nmi) Ehrlich Jr. - Fulton Co., GA - KIA
born 07 Dec 1915, WV - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands - Age 27
Enlistment: 18 Apr 1942, Atlanta, Georgia - Residence: Fulton Co., GA
Brother of Mr. Louis A. Ehrlich (brother), 904 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia
Final burial USA
Burial: Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur Co., Georgia, USA

Bombardier Training Class 43-6 -  Ben Ehrlich Jr.
Ben Ehrlich Jr., Bombardier Training Class 43-6
Big Spring Flying School, Texas - WW II - Photo added by: dfr - 10 Nov 2013
source Findagrave Memorial# 8739435 by TWCP

33239605 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Milton Fuhrman Jr. - Cumberland Co., PA - KIA
born 06 Feb 1922, Marietta, Lancaster Co., PA - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mr. William M. Fuhrman Sr. and Mrs. Stella C. Fuhrman
William M. Fuhrman, Jr. attended the Hershey Industrial School, graduating in 1939
Husband of Mrs. Thera Fuhrman née Lorenz (wife), 245 East Water Street, Middletown, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 01 Sep 1942, Harrisburg, PA - Marital Status: Married
Final burial USA

His remains were returned to the U.S. and he was buried near his Hometown,
in the Marietta Cemetery, in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
William Milton Fuhrman, Jr. was survived by his wife, Thera Lorenz Fuhrman;
his Father, William Milton Fuhrman, Sr.; his Brothers, Dale H. Fuhrman; Charles E. Fuhrman;
and Earl C. Fuhrman; and by his Sister, Doris L. Fuhrman; and other relatives
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info via Find a Grave - by Joel Frampton Gilfert

T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Milton Fuhrman Jr.
T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Milton Fuhrman Jr.
source Find A Grave Memorial# 64390479 by Joel Frampton Gilfert - 19 Jan 2011
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35369730 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Maurice Francis Wren - Vigo Co., IN - KIA
born 19.. - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands - Age ..
Husband of Mrs. Patricia ?R? Wren (wife), Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, NL - Plot: M - Row: 18 - Grave: 6

13135665 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Maurice Issac Bowen Jr. - Baltimore City Co., MD - KIA
born 1922 - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands - Age ~21
Son of Mrs. Frances P. Bowen (mother), Prince Frederick, Maryland
Final burial Maryland, USA
Honored by M. E. Wood (nephew); Mrs. Bonnie Palmer (niece) - see wwiimemorial.com

35446547 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Eugene Lawrence Fennell - Cabell Co., WV - POW
born 29 Jan 1915, WV - died Jun 1967, Girard, Trumbull, OH - Age 52
Husband of Mrs. Bernice D. Fennell (wife), 944 Monroe Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia
Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug (Closed) Moved to Stalag 4 Grosstychow East Prussia 54-20

11089423 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Francis Joseph Ferrick Jr. - Suffolk Co., MA - POW
born 24 Jul 1924, MA - died Feb 1981 - Age 56
Son of Mrs. Margaret M. Ferrick (mother), 133 Calumet Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12

Enlistment: 19 Sep 1942, Boston, Massachusetts - Residence: Suffolk Co., MA
Patricia Ferrick (daughter)

Crew with S/Sgt. Francis Joseph Ferrick Jr.
Crew with S/Sgt. Francis Joseph Ferrick Jr.
source John Manhro - via Sir Schokkenbroek - 17 Apr 2014
back l-r: - 1 - , - 2 - , - 3 - , - 4 - , - Ferrick - , - Fuhrman -,
front l-r: - 7 - , - 8 - , - 9 - , - 10 -
Fuhrman based on his Army Portrait - info PATS - 19 Mar 2015

12172260 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Edmund Joseph O'Rourke - Oneida Co., NY - KIA
born 21 Feb 1922, NY - died 13 Nov 1943, Ommen, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mr. Willis J. O'Rourke (father) and Mrs. Doris N. O'Rourke née Barden (mother), Blossvale, New York
Siblings: Audrey L. O'Rourke (F) and Barba O'Rourke (F)
Final burial New York, USA

US Census 03 Apr 1940
Annsville Town, Oneida, New York, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Willis J. O'Rourke - Head - M-44 - born 1896, New York - died 1958 - Age ~62
Doris N. O'Rourke - Wife - F-41 - born 1898, New York - died 1991 - Age ~93
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmund J. O'Rourke - Son - M-17 - born 21 Feb 1922, New York - died 13 Nov 1943 - Age 21
Audrey O'Rourke - Daughter - F-15 - born 26 Mar 1925, New York - died 24 Jun 1980 - Age 65
Barba O'Rourke - Daughter - F-7 - born abt. 1933, New York
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info familysearch

Audrey L. Bowers - died 24 Jun 1980 - Willis J. O'Rourke (father) - Doris N. Barden (mother) - Frederick J. Bowers (spouse) - NY - 2

Honored by Mr. Fred Bowers (brother-in-law) - see wwiimemorial.com

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SGLO - T3083

B-17G - #42-37830 MZ-V - 13 Nov 1943 - OMMEN - CREW 10

33098770 - O-798548 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Henry Earl Marks Jr. - Southhampton Co., VA - KIA 14034899 - O-801828 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Wilbur Hyman Brown - Pitt Co., NC - POW O-682303 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Bernard Maurice Cress - Los Angeles Co., CA - KIA 14103243 - O-676931 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Ben (nmi) Ehrlich Jr. - Fulton Co., GA - KIA 33239605 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Milton Fuhrman Jr. - Cumberland Co., PA - KIA
35369730 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Maurice Francis Wren - Vigo Co., IN - KIA 13135665 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Maurice Issac Bowen Jr. - Baltimore City Co., MD - KIA 35446547 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Eugene Lawrence Fennell - Cabell Co., WV - POW 11089423 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Francis Joseph Ferrick Jr. - Suffolk Co., MA - POW 12172260 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Edmund Joseph O'Rourke - Oneida Co., NY - KIA

- 7 KIA - 3 POW -

MARKS Jr.(†) - BROWN - CRESS(†) - EHRLICH(†) - FUHRMAN Jr.(†)
WREN(†) - BOWEN Jr.(†) - FENNELL - FERRICK Jr. - O'ROURKE(†)


Contact Brown is pending - 01 Nov 2010 - PATS
Contact Ferrick is pending - 15 Apr 2011 - PATS
Contact Marks is pending - 18 Mar 2015 - PATS
Contact Bowen is pending - 19 Mar 2015 - PATS
Contact Fuhrman is pending - 06 Jun 2016 - PATS

Last update - 07 Jun 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1008

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1281 - WS-? - mission Emden - 05:30
9 Squadron - RAF - 27 Apr 1941 -
6 POW




Take-off: 26 Apr 1941 - 20:44 - RAF Honington, Suffolk, UK

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1281 - WS-? - at crash location
Wellington Mk.Ic - R1281 - WS-? - at crash location
Wellington Mk.Ic - R1281 - WS-? - at crash location
HKO - Ommen - via Sir Schokkenbroek - 20 Jan 2015

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1281 - WS-? - 27 Apr 1941 - Mission: Emden
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400051 - Pilot - Sgt. - R. G. Damman - RAAF - Age 27 - POW

745529 - 2nd Pilot - Sgt. - R. M. Trundle - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW

910503 - Observer - Sgt. - D. B. Reid - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW

619759 - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt. - R. R. Mackenzie-Graham - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW

908595 - Front Air Gunner - Sgt. - B. S. Jacobs - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

906225 - Rear Air Gunner - Sgt. - B. W. Channing - RAFVR - Age 21 - 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 - R1281 - WS-? - Damman
Loss Card - R1281 - WS-? - Damman - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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400051 - Pilot - Sgt. - Ronald "Ron" Gustave Damman - RAAF - Age 27 - POW
born 7 Sep 1913, Warburton, Victoria, Australia - died 15 Jul 2002, Runaway Bay, Queensland - Age 88
Son of Mr. Gustave Melbourne Damman and Mrs. Hair Alice Damman
Ms. Jean Alice Damman (sister) - born .. ... 1915, Warburton
Ms. Sheila Evelyn Damman (sister) - born 07 Mar 1920, Warburton
Mr. Stanley Percy Damman (brother) - born 25 Nov 1923, Warburton - died 31 Dec 2013, Pomona - Age 90
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. G. M. Damman (father), Hazel Park, Warburton
Mr. Percy Damman (uncle) (1876-1970), 221 Collins Street, Melbourne
Miss Lilly Damman (aunt) (1870-1946), Chevron, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne

POW No. 592 - Camps: Stalag Luft I - Barth, Stalag Luft VIIIB - Lamsdorf,
Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug, Stalag 357 - Kopernikus, Poland
01 May 1943: Promoted to Flight Sergeant
01 May 1944: Promoted to Warrant Officer

Spoke with Peter P. Damman (cousin) (b.1929) - info PATS - 05 Dec 2014
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Sgt. Ronald 'Ron' Gustave Damman Sgt. Ronald 'Ron' Gustave Damman
Sgt. Ronald "Ron" Gustave Damman
courtesy Jane (daughter) - via Peter Damman (cousin) - 04 Jan 2015

SHEILA EVELYN DAMMAN
SHEILA EVELYN DAMMAN
Service Number : VFX65581
Date of birth : 07 Mar 1920
Place of birth : WARBURTON VIC
Place of enlistment : Unknown
Next of Kin : DAMMAN G.
Rank : Lieutenant
Unit : 2/8 Australian General Hospital
Award : Mention in despatches
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 6 March 1947
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 754, position 19
Date of London Gazette: 6 March 1947
Location in London Gazette: Page 1095, position 52
Mrs. Sheila Evelyn Catton née Damman
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418924 - Stanley Percy Damman
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info awm.gov.au - 31 Dec 2014
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2007 - From Lloyd Clark, of Knoxfield:
I was a member of the Odd Bods in the early years
You may have heard of Cal Younger, a former cadet cartoonist with the Melbourne Argus;
the Red Cross organised some of his PoW caricatures to be sent on in 1942 and published
in that paper. Ron Damman, who is mentioned as the first RAAF aircrew POW, was a member
of the Damman family, tobacconists of Melbourne.
Ron died 5 years ago at his retirement home at Runaway Bay, Qld.


Cartoon with Ron Damman
Cartoon with Ron Damman, East Malvern, Melbourne

(Following caption is from the Argus at the time)
Sent to "The Argus" London office, from which it was forwarded to Melbourne,
the series of drawings reproduced above is the work of a Victorian Flight-Sergeant in the RAAF
who has been a prisoner of war in Stalagluft III at Sagan, in Silesia, Prussia, since May, 1942.
He is Flight Sergeant C. H. Younger, of East Hawthorn, who has included his own likeness among those of
a number of fellow Victorian NCO's in the same camp. He has also completed and sent out other series
featuring New South Wales prisoners and an Australian sporting team formed by men in the camp.
All the airmen in the group were brought down in raids over Germany at various times onwards from early 1941,
the "oldest inhabitant" among them being Sergeant - Pilot - R. Damman, who has been a prisoner since April of that year.
Sgt. A. L. Bull became a prisoner in August 1942, and Sgt. F. W. Penn the following month.
W/O. D. R. Wardell has been a prisoner since February, 1942; and Flight Sergeant R. F. Davies was brought down
in a raid on Emden four months later.
(Whether or not one smoked, Cal Younger always depicted his caricatures with smoking paraphernalia "for effect")

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
via Peter Damman - Odds'n' Ends page 4 - source: theoddbods.org/2004_02/oddsnends04.htm - 30 Dec 2014
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745529 - 2nd Pilot - Sgt. - Richard Morris Trundle - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW
born 1920, UK

Likely !!! - Richard Morris Trundle, 33 GRAHAM ROAD, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2HU
Irene F. Trundle - sourced from Electoral Roll records from 2002-2007 - same address
info: www.192.com
Mr. Richard Morris Trundle was born in 1920 and the first directorship
we have on file was in 1991 at Graham Court (Malvern) Limited
RICHARD MORRIS TRUNDLE - Director - 20 Feb 1991 - 07 Oct 1996
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All above is likely and need to be verified !!! - info PATS - 20 Jan 2015


POW No. 615 - Camps: Stalag Luft 1 - Barth, Stalag Luft III - Sagan

AIR78 - ID - 745529 - Richard Morris Trundle
AIR78-160-1 - page 366
745529 - Richard Morris Trundle - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 04 Dec 2014

Year of birth need to be verified !!!! - info PATS - 04 Dec 2014
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910503 - Observer - Sgt. - Donald "Don" Bruce Reid - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW
born 11 Dec 1920, Poplar, London, UK - died 01 Jan 2011, Mombasa, Kenya - Age 90

POW No. 610 - Camps: Stalag Luft I - Barth, Stalag Luft III - Sagan

AIR78 - ID - 910503 - Donald Bruce Reid
AIR78-132-2 - page 499
910503 - Donald Bruce Reid - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 04 Dec 2014
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619759 - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt. - Rob Roy Mackenzie-Graham - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW
born 22 Jul 1920, Scotland - died 18 Jul 1994, Los Angeles - Age 73
Mother's Last Name: Braude

POW No. 598 - Camps: Stalag Luft I - Barth, Stalag Luft VIIIB - Lamsdorf, Stalag Luft III - Sagan,
Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug, Stalag 357 - Kopernikus, Poland

AIR78 - ID - 619759 - Rob Roy Mackenzie-Graham
AIR78-64-1 - page 866
619759 - Rob Roy Mackenzie-Graham - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 05 Dec 2014
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Sandra MacKenzie-Graham - 11 Apr 1939 - 01 Apr 2014 - Age 74
A lifelong lover of art, antiques, and natural beauty, Sandra MacKenzie-Graham of Burlingame
died unexpectedly at her home on April 1, only 10 days before her 75th birthday.
Sandra was born Mary Sandra Glassey on April 11, 1939, to Thomas and Martha Glassey.
She attended San Jose State where she studied fine arts and mathematics.
In 1974, Sandra married Rob Roy MacKenzie-Graham, a professional engineer from Scotland
who had served in the Royal Air Force.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Thank you so much. Sandra was my cousin and lifelong friend."
- Beth Larson, Washington, District of Columbia - 04 May 2014
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908595 - Front Air Gunner - Sgt. - Bryan Sydney Jacobs - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
born 19..
POW No. 602 - Camps: Stalag Luft 1 - Barth, Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug, Stalag 357 - Kopernikus, Poland

AIR78 - ID - 908595 - Bryan Sydney Jacobs
AIR78-84-5 - page 204
908595 - Bryan Sydney Jacobs - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 04 Dec 2014
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906225 - Rear Air Gunner - Sgt. - Bernard William Channing - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW
born 1920, UK - died 1988 - Age 68
Son of Mr. Oscar Rawle Channing and Mrs. Ellen Louisa Channing née Doman, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight
1938 : The family are at 2 St Boniface Villa, High Street, Ventnor

POW No. 589 - Camps: Stalag Luft I - Barth, Stalag Luft III - Sagan, Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug

Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Bernard W. Channing - mother's surname: Doman - district: Isle of Wight - Vol 2b Page 1473
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Cyril O. Channing - mother's surname: Doman - district: Isle of Wight - Vol 2b Page 1076

His brother Cyril died 12 Jun 1944 while with No. 228 Squadron
228 Sqn was based at Pembroke Dock between 1943 and 1945 flying anti-submarine patrols.
On 12th June 1944 a German U-boat U993 (Oblt. Kurt Hilbig) reported being attacked
and returning fire on a Sunderland which crashed into the sea and blew up.
All 11 crew members became Missing in Action
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
source: www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people_2_c/channing_co.htm

1337189 - Sergeant - Cyril Oscar Channing - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 226 - CWGC ref. 1084261
Son of Mr. Oscar Rawle Channing and Mrs. Ellen Louisa Channing née Doman, of Ventnor, Isle of Wight




SGLO - T1008

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1281 - WS-? - 27 Apr 1941 - ARRIËN/OMMEN - CREW 6

400051 - Pilot - Sgt. - Ronald 'Ron' Gustave Damman  - RAAF - Age 27 - POW 745529 - 2nd Pilot - Sgt. - Richard Morris Trundle - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW 910503 - Observer - Sgt. - Donald Bruce Reid - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW
619759 - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt. - Rob Roy Mackenzie-Graham - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW 908595 - Front Air Gunner - Sgt. - Bryan Sydney Jacobs - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 906225 - Rear Air Gunner - Sgt. - Bernard William Channing - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW

- 6 POW -

DAMMAN - TRUNDLE - REID
GRAHAM - JACOBS - CHANNING



Contact Damman is pending - 05 Dec 2014 - PATS
Contact Mackenzie-Graham is pending - 05 Dec 2014 - PATS

Last update - 13 Oct 2016

*** P-51D - #44-11336 - QP-Z ***

Under construction


SGLO - T5472

P-51D - #44-11336 - QP-Z - 2nd Lt. K. E. Foster - 10:30 - Ommen
4FG - 334FS - USAAF - 31st Mar 1945 - MACR #13945
1 POW/EVD



T-223645 - O-200273 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Kenneth E. Foster - Age 28 - POW/EVD
born 05 Sep 1916, PA - died ?07? Sep 1977 - Last Place of Residence: Marin, California - Age ~61
Address 1945: 19 Hoffman Ave., Oil City, PA, U.S.A.
Length in Service: 16 Months & 2½ years R.C.A.F.
10601557 - Kenneth E. Foster - Enlistment: 02 Dec 1943 - Marital Status: Divorced

Left 07:08am Debden, UK - USAAF Station 356
Mission: Escorting Liberators to bomb Hamburg, Germany
On the return after target had been bombed
P-51D - #44-11336 - QP-Z - "Buffalo Bertie" made a crash landing near Ommen due engine trouble
Captured by civilian and turned over to Germans.
Escaped from prison on 05 Apr 1945, Havelte
Rejoined Allied Forces - 13 Apr 1945, Meppel

E&E #2958 - 18 Apr 1945 - media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2958.pdf

D I S C R E P A N C Y
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Based on MACR #13945 - 10:30 - Engine trouble - Landed near Hengelo
Based on E&E #2958 - Crash-landed near Ommen
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SGLO - T5472

P-51D - #44-11336 - QP-Z - 31 March 1945 - OMMEN - CREW 1

T-223645 - O-200273 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Kenneth E. Foster - Age 28 - POW/EVD

- 1 POW/EVD -

FOSTER



Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 26 Oct 2015

*** SPITFIRE Mk.XVI - TB907 - 3W-E ***

Under construction


SGLO - T5481

SPITFIRE Mk.XVI - TB907 - 3W-E - W/O. J. C. van Roosendaal - 12:15 - Warnsveld
322nd RAF Squadron - 01 Apr 1945
1 POW/EVD



ORB - 01 Apr 1945 - 322nd RAF Squadron
ORB - 01 Apr 1945 - 322nd RAF Squadron
source The National Archives - AIR27/1716 - 28 Oct 2015

RAF Schijndel (B.85) - Take off 11:50
Spitfire Mk.XVI - TB907 - 3W-E was hit by Flak
1692496 - W/O. Johannes 'Hans' C. Van Roosendaal (Dutchman) - 322nd Squadron RAF - baled out near Warnsveld - 12:15
Captured by the Germans, but escaped while in prison in Havelte
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SGLO - T5481

SPITFIRE Mk.XVI - TB907 - 1 Apr 1945 - WARNSVELD - CREW 1

W/O. Johannes 'Hans' C. Van Roosendaal

- 1 POW/EVD -

VAN ROOSENDAAL


Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 29 Oct 2015

*** SPITFIRE Mk.XVI - TB907 - 3W-E ***

Under construction


SGLO - T5494F

SPITFIRE Mk.IX - PT723 - AH-E - 2nd Lt. H. W. Rohde - 17:55 - Zwolle
332nd RAF Squadron - 02 Apr 1945
1 POW/EVD



Spitfire Mk.IX - PT723 -AH-E made an emergency landing near Zwolle
5494 - 2nd Lt. Hans Wischmann Rohde (Norwegian) - RAF 332 Sqdn was captured near Deventer
Escape from prison in Havelte - together with American O-200273 2nd Lt. Kenneth E. Foster (4FG/334FS)
and Dutchman 1692496 - W/O. Johannes "Hans" C. van Roosendaal from RAF 322 Squadron

V/Sjt. Hans Wischmann Rohde . . . F/Sgt. instead of 2nd Lieutenant ???
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SGLO - T5494F

SPITFIRE Mk.IX - PT723 - 2 Apr 1945 - ZWOLLE - CREW 1

5494 - 2nd Lt. Hans Wischmann Rohde - POW/EVD

- 1 POW/EVD -

ROHDE


Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 26 Oct 2015



Den Ham - 3

26 mi ESE of Vollenhove

- 3 Commonwealth graves - 1 AUS - 2 UK -



Den Ham is a large village 16 kilometers north-west of Almelo, on the road to Meppel
The cemetery: "Den Ham General Cemetery" is about 800 metres SE of the village
on the north side of the road to Almelo
The graves are in the south-western part of the cemetery
Den Ham General Cemetery contains the graves of three Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War
No. of Identified Casualties: 3

Memorial - Den Ham Memorial - plaque - Den Ham
Memorial - Den Ham
- images courtesy Dick Breedijk -

Salvage of Lancaster Mk.III - JB144, Den Ham, 18/19 Jul 2002 - photos by Dick Breedijk

Text on "old" plaque:
Early morning 16 Sep 1943 a Lancaster of the RAF crashed in this meadow
The Australian Pilot of the 4-engine bomber - Fl/Lt. Leslie Gorden Knight, DSO - was killed
after he ordered first, his seven crewmen to bail out
He is buried the same day at the "Old Cemetery" in Den Ham
The other did land safely nearby
Two left engines were out, but he could avoid the village of Den Ham
for a disaster in a last pull-up. The plane was that night on a raid
against a dyke of the Dortmund-Ems canal near Ladbergen
Les Knight and his crew belong to the 617th Squadron and were in May 1943
also one of the "Dambusters", the famous attack on the Ruhrdams (Eder dam) in Germany

Crew Knight - IWM CH11049 - full crew, pictured at Scampton in July 1943
Crew Knight - full crew, pictured at Scampton in July 1943
l-r: Harold Hobday (Navigator), Edward Johnson (Bomb Aimer), Fred Sutherland (Front Gunner), Les Knight (Pilot),
Bob Kellow (Wireless Operator), Harry O’Brien (Rear Gunner) and Ray Grayston (Flight Engineer)
source IWM CH11049 - via dambustersblog.com

Route Map 15/16 Sep 1943
ROUTE MAP: DORTMUND - EMS CANAL - 15/16 Sep 1943
source collection Pieter C. Meijer - 28 Dec 2016


SGLO - T2886

Lancaster Mk.III - JB144 - KC-N "Nan" - F/Lt. L. G. Knight - 03:46 - Den Ham
617 Squadron - RAF - 16th Sep 1943 - Mission: Ladbergen - Dortmund-Ems canal
1 KIA - 2 POW - 5 EVD



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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JB144 - KC-N "Nan" - 16 Sep 1943 - Mission: Dortmund-Ems canal
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401449 - F/Lt. - Pilot - L. G. Knight - RAAF - DSO - MID - Age 22 - KIA - Den Ham General Cemetery

1377185 - 119291 - P/O. - Navigator - H. S. Hobday - RAFVR - DFC - Age 31 - EVD

411453 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - R. G. T. Kellow - RAAF - DFM - Age 26 - EVD

913888 - 155194 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - R. E. Grayston - RAF - Age 24 - POW

1006393 - 119126 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - E. C. Johnson - RAFVR - DFC - Age 31 - EVD

1332301 - F/Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - L. C. Woollard - RAF - Age 22 - EVD

R/108628 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - F. E. Sutherland - RCAF - Age .. - EVD

R/142252 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - H. E. O'Brien - RCAF - Age 21 - 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 - JB144 - KC-N - Knight
Loss Card - JB144 - KC-N - Knight - via www.lancasterbombers.net
Source: Royal Air Force Museum - 27 Nov 2013 - via Guy Revell
- - - via PATS to "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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401449 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Leslie "Les" Gordon Knight - DSO - MID - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia - Grave 765 - Den Ham General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820430
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 125
Son of William Henry Harold and Nellie Marsom Knight, of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
birth: 7 Mar 1921, Camberwell, VIC, Australia - Occupation: Accountant
Inital grave in Den Ham General Cemetery - Row 23 - Grave 1

401449 - F/Lt. Leslie 'Les' Gordon Knight - RAAF - DSO - MID 401449 - F/Lt. Leslie 'Les' Gordon Knight - RAAF - DSO - MID
401449 - F/Lt. Leslie "Les" Gordon Knight - RAAF - DSO - MID
via Pieter C. Meijer - 04 Jun 2013

Kellow, Hobday and Knight - likely at Wigsley (1942) 27 May 1943 - Scampton - Les Knight, The King and Guy Gibson
. . . Kellow, Hobday and Knight . . . . . . . 27 May 1943 - Scampton - Les Knight, The King and Guy Gibson . . .
- likely at Wigsley (1942) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
source collection Pieter C. Meijer - 28 Dec 2016

Funeral left crash location Funeral of Les Knight - Den Ham - 16 Sep 1943
Funeral left crash location towards cemetery - Den Ham - 16 Sep 1943
source collection Pieter C. Meijer - 28 Dec 2016

Sketch of Les Knight - 27 Jun 1943 German grave marker - OFFR. L. G. KNIGHT
Sketch of Les Knight - 27 Jun 1943 . . . . . . . German grave marker - OFFR. L. G. KNIGHT
source collection Pieter C. Meijer - 28 Dec 2016

Leslie's mother at the grave of her son Les Knight
Leslie's mother at the grave of her son Les Knight
source collection Pieter C. Meijer - 28 Dec 2016


LET US BE WORTHY

- Epigraph on Knight memorial -
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1377185 - 119291 - P/O. - Navigator - Harold Sydney "Sidney" Hobday - RAFVR - DFC - Age 31 - EVD
Birth 28 Jan 1912 - Harold S. Hobday - Mother's surname: Farrant - District: Croydon, Surrey - died 24 Feb 2000 - Age 88
Address - 17 Apr 1946: 26 The Glade, Stoneleigh, Epsom, England

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1938 - Harold S. Hobday - Ethel F. Simpson - district: Croydon, UK - Vol 2a - Page 2027
Ethel Ferrier (née Simpson), widow of Harold Sydney Hobday, died peacefully on 10th May 2010,
after 62 years of a devoted life together, of 10 years apart,
Ethel now reunited with Sydney for their Heavenly reunion.

Birth 2nd Qtr. 1945 - Jean F. Hobday - mother's surname: Simpson - district: Surrey Mid.E. - Vol 2a Page 424
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1948 - John Sydney Hobday - mother's surname: Simpson - district: Surrey Mid.E. - Vol 5g Page 555
Birth 19 Oct 1951 - Peter Guy Hobday - mother's surname: Simpson - district: Surrey Mid.E. - Vol 5g Page 227
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1956 - Gerald L. Hobday - mother's surname: Simpson - district: Surrey Mid.E. - Vol 5g Page 250

17 Apr 1946 - Letter of H. S. Hobday (F/LT) DFC. RAF
17 Apr 1946 - Letter of H. S. Hobday (F/LT) DFC. RAF
source "Vragenlijst" 04 May 1946 - Dirk van der Meij - 12 May 2014

John Hobday - May 10, 2014 / 6:41 pm
Hi Charles my name is John Sydney Hobday the eldest son of Sidney Hobday I was looking for a picture of dad
as all my photos that he gave me were lost in a fire many years ago. I watched Johnny Johnson on the local news
in the week as he must live close by and it reminded me to look for some photos on line
never seen this one before it’s a nice picture of them all
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
https://dambustersblog.com/2014/01/10/dambuster-of-the-day-no-61-edward-johnson/
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411453 - P/O. - F/Lt. Wireless Operator - Robert "Bob" George Thomas Kellow - RAAF - DFM - Age 26 - EVD
birth 13 Dec 1916, Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Enlistment 28 Apr 1941 Occupation: Shop Assistant
Posting at Discharge 37 SQUADRON
WW2 Honours and Gallantry - Distinguished Flying Medal
Evaded via Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Gribaltar - back in UK 4 Dec 1943
Bob moved in 1974 to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - he died 12 Feb 1988 - Age 71

411453 - P/O. Robert 'Bob' George Thomas Kellow - RAAF 411453 - P/O. Robert 'Bob' George Thomas Kellow - RAAF
411453 - P/O. Bob Kellow - RAAF - DFM
- image via AWM site - awm.gov.au -
'PATHS TO FREEDOM' - by Bob Kellow - 1992 - ISBN: 0-9695956-0-3

Hobday at grave of his pilot Les Knight Hobday at grave of his pilot Les Knight
Hobday at grave of Les Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . Kellow at grave of Les Knight
source collection Pieter C. Meijer - 28 Dec 2016
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913888 - 155194 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - Raymond "Ray" Ernest Grayston - RAF - Age 24 - POW
born: 13 Oct 1918 Dunsfold, Surrey, UK - died 15 Apr 2010 - Age 91
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1918 - Raymond E. Grayston - Mother's surname: Brumham - District: Hambledon, Surrey Co.
Ray Grayston had been serving in 50 Squadron when he was posted to 617 Squadron in March 1943
taken POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 2531
back in the UK - 27 May 1945
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1006393 - 119126 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Edward Cuthbert "Johnny" Johnson - RAFVR - DFC - Age 31 - EVD
born: 03 May 1912, Lincoln, UK - died 01 Oct 2002 - Age 90
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1912 - Edward C. Johnson - Mother's surname: Cuthbert - District: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK
Address : 64 Charnley Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Evading with help of the 'Comete-line' - duration 11 weeks - passed the Pyrenees 06 Dec 1943
Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Gribaltar - back in UK Dec 1943

23 Jun 1943 - Sydney Hobday, Les Knight and Johnny Johnson in front of Buckingham Palace
23 Jun 1943 - Sydney Hobday, Les Knight and Johnny Johnson in front of Buckingham Palace
source collection Pieter C. Meijer - 28 Dec 2016
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1332301 - F/Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - Leslie Charles "Woollie" Woollard - RAF - Age 22 - EVD
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1921 - Leslie C. Woollard - Mother's surname: Walls - District: Lewes, Sussex Co., UK
did evade via line "Tréboul" and returned 21 Jan 1944 to the UK
Sgt. Leslie Charles Woollard, 14 Evelyn Rd., Lower Sussex, England
Leslie Charles "Woollie" Woollard - died .. Sep 1978, Lewes Sussex, United Kingdom - Age 57
- extra crew member - info by Bob Kellow - "Paths to Freedom" - pages 12,13,22,180 -

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1943 - Mr. Leslie C. Woollard with Ms. Foord - district: Lewes - Vol 2b Page 441
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 1st Qtr. 1944 - Diana M. L. Woollard - mother's surname: Foord - district: Lewis - Vol 2b Page 224
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1945 - Bridget V. M Woollard - mother's surname: Foord - district: Lewis - Vol 2b Page 214
Birth 4th Qtr. 1947 - Jean C. Woollard - mother's surname: Foord - district: Lewis - Vol 5h Page 415
Birth 1st Qtr. 1950 - Derek C. Woollard - mother's surname: Foord - district: Lewis - Vol 5h Page 387
Birth 4th Qtr. 1953 - Graham E. Woollard - mother's surname: Foord - district: Lewis - Vol 5h Page 306
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1955 - Alan P. Woollard - mother's surname: Foord - district: Worthing - Vol 5h Page 579

1332301 - F/Sgt. Leslie Charles 'Woollie' Woollard - RAF
1332301 - F/Sgt. Leslie Charles "Woollie" Woollard - RAF
via Pieter C. Meijer - 04 Jun 2013
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R/108628 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Frederick Edwin "Doc" Sutherland - RCAF - Age ~20 - EVD
from Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Next-of-kin: Dr. F. H. Sutherland (father), Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Evaded via Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Gribaltar - back in UK

Sergeant Frederick E. Sutherland
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canadian ‘Doc’ Sutherland joined 50 Squadron in September 1942
and was posted to 617 Squadron on 29 March 1943.
He was the front gunner on Les Knight ’s Lancaster AJ-N that went first to the Möhne Dam,
and then successfully attacked and breached the Eder Dam.
Shot down four months later, he successfully managed to evade capture and escaped back to England
with the help of the Resistance movements, returning through Holland,France and Spain.
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Dambusters - Breaching the Eder Dam - by Robert Taylor
- . - . -

65th Anniversairy - 617 Squadron - Dambusters - signed - Fred Sutherland - 18 Sep 2008
65th Anniversairy - 617 Squadron - Dambusters - signed - Fred Sutherland - 18 Sep 2008
65th Anniversairy - 617 Squadron - Dambusters - signed - Fred Sutherland - 18 Sep 2008

R/142252 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Earl "Harry" O'Brien - RCAF - Age 21 - POW
from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
born 15 Aug 1922, Regina, SK - died .. Sep 1985 - Age 63
Next-of-kin: J. T. O'Brien (father), Regina, Sasketchewan, Canada
taken POW - interned in Camp L6/357 - POW No. 519
Sent to Camp L6 and Camp 357 - Kopernikus

Henry Earl O'Brien - also mention as Harry E. O'Brien !!! - info Alieneyes - 27 Jan 2011

Air Force Casualities - O'Brien and Sutherland
Air Force Casualities - O'Brien and Sutherland
Canadian Museum of History - 26 Dec 2106

RCAF Casualty List No. 714, issued 24 October 1943:
O'Brien, Henry Earl, F/Sgt, missing on active service on air operations overseas
J. T. O'Brien (father), Regina
RCAF Casualty List No. 724, issued 4 November 1943:
O'Brien, Henry Earl, F/Sgt, previously reported missing on active service
on air operations overseas, now reported prisoner of war (Germany)
J. T. O'Brien (father), Regina
info Alieneyes - 26 Jan 2011
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SGLO - T2886

LANCASTER Mk.III - JB144 - KC-N "Nan" - 16 Sep 1943 - DEN HAM - CREW 8

401449 - Flight Lieutenant - Leslie 'Les' Gordon Knight - DSO - MID - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA - Den Ham General Cemetery 1377185 - 119291 - P/O. - Navigator - Harold Sydney 'Sidney' Hobday - RAFVR - DFC - Age 31 - EVD 411453 - P/O. - F/Lt. Wireless Operator - Robert 'Bob' George Thomas  Kellow - RAAF - DFM - Age 26 - EVD 913888 - 155194 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - Raymond 'Ray' Ernest Grayston - RAF - Age 24 - POW
1006393 - 119126 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Edward Cuthbert 'Johnny' Johnson - RAFVR - DFC - Age 31 - EVD 1332301 - F/Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - Leslie Charles 'Woollie' Woollard - RAF - Age 22 - EVD R/108628 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Frederick Edwin 'Doc' Sutherland - RCAF - Age ~20 - EVD R/142252 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Earl 'Harry' O'Brien - RCAF - Age 21 - POW

- 1 KIA - 2 POW - 5 EVD -

KNIGHT(†) - HOBDAY - KELLOW - GRAYSTON
JOHNSON - WOOLLARD - SUTHERLAND - O'BRIEN


Contact Sutherland is pending - 28 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact Van der Meij is pending - 11 May 2014 - PATS
Contact Woollard is pending - 26 Dec 2016 - PATS
Contact Hobday is pending - 27 Dec 2016 - PATS

Last update - 30 Dec 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3188

Mosquito Mk.VI - HX975 - EG-O - F/Sgt. T. Mair - 14:22 - Den Ham
487 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Squadron - 10th Dec 1943
2 KIA



Mosquito Mk.VI - HX975 - EG-O damaged by flak, hit tree crashlanding in an area
locally known as "Lindeflier", South of Vroomshoop, 2 km SE of Den Ham, time 14:22pm
Two killed were buried at Den Ham General Cemetery

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Crew: Mosquito Mk. VI - HX975 - EG-O - 10 Dec 1943 - Mission: ...........
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656406 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Thomas Mair - RAF - Age 24 - KIA

751684 - W/O. - Navigator - Kenneth Leslie Owen Blow - DFC - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
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656406 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Thomas Mair - RAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Greenock, Renfrewshire, UK - Grave 764 - Den Ham General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820431
Son of Marion Mair, of Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

- Epigraph on Mair memorial -
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751684 - W/O. - Navigator - Kenneth Leslie Owen Blow - DFC - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK - Grave 763 - Den Ham General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820429
Son of Mr. Edward Blow and Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Blow née Atkins, of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
Sibling: Peter E. Blow

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1918 - Mr. Edward Blow and Ms. Annnie E. Atkins - district: St.Albans - Vol 3a Page 1807
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1921 - Kenneth L. O. Blow - Mother's surname: Atkins - District: St. Albans, Hertfordshire Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Peter E. Blow - Mother's surname: Atkins - District: St. Albans, Hertfordshire Co., UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info FreeBMD


WE, AT HOME, REMEMBER
WITH OUR LOVING THOUGHTS.
MAY HE REST.
MOTHER, FATHER, BROTHER

- Epigraph on Blow memorial -
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SGLO - T3188

MOSQUITO Mk.VI - HX975 - EG-O - 10 Dec 1943 - DEN HAM - CREW 2

656406 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Thomas Mair - RAF - Age 24 - KIA 751684 - W/O. - Navigator - Kenneth Leslie Owen Blow - DFC - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

MAIR(†) - BLOW(†)


Last update - 02 Sep 2015 - PATS



Nunspeet - 6

23 mi SSW of Vollenhove

- 6 Commonwealth graves - 6 UK -



Nunspeet was a town in the commune of Ermelo. In 1973 Nunspeet became
a separate municipality after having been part of Ermelo before
Situated on the main Amersfoort-Zwolle road
The "Ermelo ( Nunspeet ) New General Cemetery" is on the south-eastern side of the town
The graves are in the north-eastern part of the cemetery
No. of Identified Casualties: 6


SGLO - T3779

Lancaster Mk.II - DS818 - JI-Q - "Maggie" - P/O. D. A. Duncliffe - 02:00 - Nunspeet
514 Squadron - RAF - 13th Jun 1944 - Mission: Gelsenkirchen
4 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD



This aircraft was one of 200 Lancasters ordered from Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft in 1941
and built as Mk.IIs with Hercules XV1 engines. DS818 was delivered to No.514 Sqdn 24 Sep 1943
Took part in the following Key Operations: Berlin 26/27 Nov 43; Berlin 23/24 Dec 43 aborted;
Berlin 29/30 Dec 43; Berlin 1/2 Jan 44; Brunswick 14/15 Jan 44 aborted; Berlin 30/31 Jan 44;
Berlin 15/16 Feb 44 aborted; Stuttgart 15/16 Mar 44; Berlin 24/25 Mar 44;
Schweinfurt 26/27 Apr 44; Duisburg 21/22 May 44; Gelsenkirchen 12/13 Jun 44 Lost
When lost on his 12th operational Flight this aircraft had a total of 305 hours
DS818 was one of two No.514 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. Other was LL678

Lancaster Mk.II - DS818 - JI-Q was airborne - 23:11 - 12 Jun 1944 from Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, UK
Cause of loss not established. Crashed at Oosteinderweg, Nunspeet (Gelderland), where those killed
were buried 15 Jun 1944 in Ermelo (Nunspeet) New General Cemetery
Lewis (grave 2-394) and Brown (2-293A) were first buried as unknown
F/Sgt. H. J. Bourne (also recorded as M. J. Bourne) was interned in Camp L7 Bankau - POW No. 205
Sgt. P. G. Cooper also in Camp L7 Bankau - POW No. 211

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.II - DS818 - JI-Q - 13 Jun 1944 - Mission: Gelsenkirchen
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1238964 - 174413 - P/O. - Pilot - D. A. Duncliffe - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD

658833 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - G. F. Lewis - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

1520541 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - G. K. Brown - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA

1086096 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - P. G. Cooper - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

1586150 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - H. J. Bourne - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

2208713 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - W. E. Steger - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1852412 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - K. R. Baker - RAFVR - Age ~20 - 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 - DS818 - JI-Q - Duncliffe
Loss Card - DS818 - JI-Q - Duncliffe - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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On his way back after bombing the target it was hit by a Night-fighter over Holland
caught on fire and three (3) man bailed out
??? ( Might be a victim of night-figter Ltn. Hittler III./NJG 1 ???
??? who claimed at 01.30 - S.W. Zuider Zee 50-70 Km 2500m ) ???
There are more Lancaster claims, 13 Jun 1944
that may be applicable to the loss of DS818 - 30 Oct 2008 - PATS


Flight Engineer - Peter Geoffrey Cooper, heavy wounded - broken leg
and Bomb Aimer - Harry James Bourne, not wounded, were arrested by the Germans
Pilot - Derek Anthony Duncliffe landed between Nunspeet and Doornspijk and was able to evade
info received - 27 Feb 2008 - from historian Dick Breedijk
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1238964 - 174413 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Derek Anthony Duncliffe - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD
born 3rd Qtr. 1922, Rugby, Warwickshire, England - died 08 Jan 1996, Thurlaston, Warwickshire, UK - Age 73
Son of Mrs. Mildred Grace Duncuff née Rodgers, of 10, Benn St., Rugby

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1945 - Mr. Derek A. Duncliffe with Ms. Nancy E. Stalker - district: Middlesbrough - Vol 9d Page 1391
Birth 4th Qtr. 1947 - Rosemary A. Duncliffe - mother's surname: Stalker - district: Middlesbrough - Vol 1b Page 1139
Birth 1st Qtr. 1955 - Phillip A. Duncliffe - mother's surname - district: Rugby - Vol 9c Page 1392
Birth 1st Qtr. 1957 - Barbara L. Duncliffe - mother's surname - district: Rugby - Vol 9c Page 1551
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info via FreeBMD

P/O. - Pilot - Derek Anthony Duncliffe - RAFVR
P/O. - Pilot - Derek Anthony Duncliffe - RAFVR
image via Phillip A. Duncliffe (son) - 05 Oct 2016

LANCASTER "Q" for QUEENIE - 06 Jun 1944 - 0344 - 0649 - Quistreham, Normandie
ORB - DS818 - Quistreham - 05/06-jun-1944 - with Duncliffe crew
IN DAWN ATTACK - 'D-day' - with Duncliffe crew
IN DAWN ATTACK - 'D-day' - with Duncliffe crew
The crew for "Q" for Queenie were P/O. "Joe" Duncliffe of Rugby, F/Sgt. "Jock" Lewis of Aberdeen
F/Sgt. Bourne of Favesham, Sgt. Hollis of Burnley, Sgt. Baker of Amersham
F/Sgt. Hutton of ....tford, and Sgt. Guy from ......ow.
Discrepancy !!! - Sgt. Guy was not on board, according ORB it should be F/Sgt. W. Webb - info PATS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlie Bray - 6 Apr 1898, Portslade, Brighton, Sussex - died 12 Sep 1993, Bedford - Age 95
His duties as a war correspondent during the Second World War earned Bray a 'mentioned in dispatches',
and his wife Marjory was in MI6
newsclip via Phillip A. Duncliffe (son) - 05 Oct 2016 - reformat by PATS

2/3 Jun - DS818 "Q" - F/S. Hannesson - target Wissant Gun positions - 01:26 - 03:38
5/6 Jun - DS818 "Q" - P/O. Duncliffe - target Quistreham - 03:44 - 06:49
6/7 Jun - DS818 "Q" - P/O. Fowke - target Lisieux - 00:10 - 03:00
7/8 Jun - DS818 "Q" - P/O. Duncliffe - target Massy Palaiseau - 00:30 - 02:24 ( returned early )
8/9 Jun - DS818 "Q" - P/O. Duncliffe - target Fougeres - 21:56 - 02:30
11/12 Jun - LL703 "L" - P/O. Duncliffe - target Nantes - 23:50 - 05:07
12/13 Jun - DS818 "Q" - P/O. Duncliffe - target Gelsenkirchen - 23:11 - FTR - Aircraft missing
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DS818 "Q" and P/O. Duncliffe for June 1944 - source ORB - AIR27/1977
Note !!! - P/O. J. E. K. Hannesson (30 Jun 1944) and F/L. A. F. Fowke (29 Jul 1944) both KIA - info PATS



ID via Underground - P/O. Derek Anthony Duncliffe - RAFVR ID via Underground - P/O. Derek Anthony Duncliffe - RAFVR - retouch by PATS
ID via Underground - P/O. Derek Anthony Duncliffe - RAFVR
source - Gemeente Nunspeet - 05 Oct 2016 - retouch by PATS - move cursor over left image

The Pilot : " I landed alone and walking south until I came to the end of a wood
were I remained until dawn. Later that morning I continued walking south and
was met by a Dutch boy on a bicycle. (Wim Mazier - Age 17) I told him I was English and he took me
to a hut buried in the ground. Later, brought the supervisor of the underground to me
From then until I made contact with Allied forces in April ´45
I lived with various members of the Underground, always hoping to be sent back to England
but no schemes ever materialized
During this period I met several Allied soldiers
I was at Apeldoorn sent to Brussels and to the U.K. by air at the end of April”


On January 8th, 1996 the village of Thurlaston suffered the loss of one of it's well loved villagers,
Derek Anthony Duncliffe, at the age of 73. From the age of 3 weeks a long-time resident
except for his distinguished war service with the RAF.
Pre-war he worked at the Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Compagny, Baginton,
on Wellington and Whitley bombers until he volunteered for the RAF.
After attending Jesus College, Cambridge, he went to the United States
to the Darr Flying School at Ponca City Airport, Oklahoma, and then to Edmonton, Canada.
Returned to Oklahoma were he was awarded his Pilots Wings,
On his return to England, posted to RAF Cosford and then to No. 514 Squadron, Bomber Command
at Waterbeach, Cambridge. Shot down over Holland, 13 Jun 1944, after succesful bombing Gelsenkirchen
He flew 28 bombing missions.
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658833 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Gordon Florence Lewis - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
born 23 Feb 1921, 48 Ashvale Place, Aberdeen, Scotland - died 13 Jun 1944, Nunspeet - Age 23
- of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK - Grave: Plot 2. Grave 394 - Ermelo ( Nunspeet ) New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647986
Son of Mr. James Fowlie Lewis and Mrs. Bessie Agnes Lewis née Ogg, of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Siblings: Bessie Agnes Watson née Lewis (sister) - born 12 Nov 1926 - died 18 Jan 2006 - Age 79
Alice Lewis (sister) - born 10 May 1928 - she died as a baby - Age ..

James Fowlie Lewis (Father) died 6 Jan 1962 - Age 75 - Informant Alfred Peter Lewis (Brother) 41 Gordon Road, Aberdeen
Bessie Agnes Lewis (Mother) died 17 Apr 1979 - Age 81 - Usual Residence Brownhills, Fintray
Informant was daughter B. Beattie, Brownhills, Fintray
Bessie Agnes Watson Lewis born 12 November 1926, Aberdeen (younger sister of Gordon Florence Lewis)
Bessie Agnes Watson Lewis (28) married John Robertson Beattie (30) in 1955, Aberdeen
Bessie Agnes Watson Beattie died 18 Jan 2006, Upper Boddam, Largie, Insch AB52 6NA
Informant was her daughter Fiona Barbour, Upper Boddam, Largie, Insch AB52 6NA
Fiona Beattie was born 14 Mar 1957
Fiona Beattie married Gordon Alexander Barbour - 25 Sep 1975, Bucksburn - Divorced in 1991
Fiona Beattie (niece) moved to England
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info via Patricia Irving - 17 Dec 2016


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

- Epigraph on Lewis memorial -
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1520541 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - George Kennedy Brown - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
born abt. 1913, Arbroath, Scotland - died 13 Jun 1944, Nunspeet - Age 31
of Scotland - Grave: Plot 2. Grave 393A - Ermelo ( Nunspeet ) New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647985

He is commemorated on a war memorial inside Inverkeilor parish church

Sgt George K. Brown - R.A.F.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN OF INVERKEILOR
WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945

Inverkeilor war memorial, 1939-1945
Inverkeilor war memorial, 1939-1945
Location: in the kirk, on the west side of the Anniston Aisle
There is also an incised wooden panel below this plaque, with the same details
courtesy Dr John Robertson, Angus, Scotland
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1086096 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Peter Geoffrey Cooper - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
born 19..
heavy wounded - broken leg - taken POW - interned in Camp L7 - POW No. 211
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1586150 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Harry James Bourne - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
born 19..
of Faversham, Kent Co., UK
taken POW - interned in Camp L7 - POW No. 205
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2208713 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William Edward Steger - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
born abt. 1924, UK - died 13 Jun 1944, Nunspeet - Age 20
- of Walton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK - Grave: Plot 2. Grave 395 - Ermelo ( Nunspeet ) New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647989
Son of Edward Steger and Elsie Steger née Lievesley, of Walton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1921 - Mr. Edward Steger with Ms. Elsie Lievesley - district: Chesterfield - Vol 7b Page 1806

He is commemorated on a war memorial pillar for Holymoorside and Walton in the parish park at Holymoorside, Derbyshire

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE TWO
WORLD WARS.

1939 - 1945 - WILLIAM EDWARD STEGER

Holymoorside and Walton war memorial, 1914-1919, 1939-1945 Holymoorside and Walton war memorial, 1914-1919, 1939-1945
Holymoorside and Walton war memorial, 1914-1919, 1939-1945
source www.derbyshirewarmemorials.com - © Roy Branson


DUTY NOBLY DONE.
REMEMBERED ALWAYS

- Epigraph on Steger memorial -
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1852412 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Keith Russell Baker - RAFVR - Age ~20 - KIA
born 1924, UK - died 13 Jun 1944, Nunspeet - Age ~20
- of Amersham, Buckinghamshire Co., UK - Grave: Plot 2. Grave 396 - Ermelo ( Nunspeet ) New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647984
Son of Mr. Reginald Baker and Mrs. Edith C. Baker née Pedder, Amersham, UK

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Mr. Reginald Baker - Ms. Edith C. Pedder - district: Amersham - Vol 3a Page 2456
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Keith R. Baker - Mother's surname: Pedder - district: Amersham - Vol 3a Page 1430

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SGLO - T3779

LANCASTER Mk.II - DS818 - JI-Q "Maggie" - 13 Jun 1944 - NUNSPEET - CREW 7

1238964 - 174413 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Derek Anthony Duncliffe - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD 658833 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Gordon Florence Lewis - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 1086096 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Peter Geoffrey Cooper - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 1520541 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - George Kennedy Brown - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
1586150 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Harry James Bourne - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 2208713 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William Edward Steger - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1852412 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Keith Russell Baker - RAFVR - Age ~20 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD -

DUNCLIFFE - LEWIS(†) - COOPER - BROWN(†)
BOURNE - STEGER(†) - BAKER(†)


Contact Duncliffe is pending - 05 Oct 2016 - PATS

Last update - 18 Dec 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T4650

Spitfire Mk.IX - PT649 - F/Lt. J. B. Shillitoe - 12:15 - Hulshorst
127 Squadron - RAF - 6th Nov 1944
1 KIA




PT649 - Spitfire Mk.IX - Hulshorst ( Zilverbeekje ) - 12:15 - 6 Nov 1944 -

F/Lt. John Burton Shillitoe
F/Lt. John Burton Shillitoe
via Jaap Vermeer - 21 Nov 2008

clip - burial document - John Burton Shillitoe
Burial doc - Section II - No. 293 - from Shillitoe
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Burial 9 Nov 1944
Shillitoe, John Burton, born 25 July 1921, R.A.F. - Flight Lieutenant - 69479
Age 23 - Death location: Hulshorst
Remarks: Deceased 7 Nov 1944 - Airplane did crash at "Zilverbeekje" near RR-Station Hulshorst
Note - 7 Nov 1944 instead of 6 Nov 1944 - info PATS

1288674 - 69479 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - John Burton Shillitoe - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of UK - Grave: Plot 2. Grave 393 - Ermelo ( Nunspeet ) New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647988
born 25 July 1921, Mill Ln, Kirk Hammerton, Yorkshire, UK
Son of John Shillitoe and Annie Alice Shillitoe née Burton
Marriage parents: 26 Dec 1912, The Parish Church, Parish of Kilburn, York County, UK
Husband of Joan Winifred Shillitoe née Andrews
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1942 - John B. Shillitoe to Joan W. Andrews - district: Wandsworth, UK

Marriage record parents of John Burton Shillitoe
Marriage record parents - John Shillitoe and Annie Alice Burton
reformat - original record via Jaap Vermeer - 21 Nov 2008

Birth record - daughter of John Burton Shillitoe
Birth record daughter - Carolyn June Shillitoe - 28 Oct 194
reformat - original record via Jaap Vermeer - 21 Nov 2008

Carolyn June Shillitoe (daughter) - born 28 Oct 1944
born: 28 Oct 1944, 121 Highbury Road, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, UK
Sub-district of Nottingham West in the County Borough of Nottingham
registered: 22 Nov 1944
Daughter of John Burton Shillitoe and Joan Winifred Shillitoe née Andrews
Address father: Flight Lieut. 6949 R.A.F. - 88 Cricklade Avenue, London, SW2
Address mother: Joan W. Shillitoe (mother), 15 Brockley Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, UK
Note: Carolyn June was born nine days before here father was killed in action
!!! Likely - birth 4th Qtr. 1944 - Carol J. Andrews - mother's surname: Andrews - district: Worthing, UK !!!

Memorial at crash location - F/Lt. John Burton Shillitoe Memorial info at crash location - F/Lt. John Burton Shillitoe
Memorial at crash location - F/Lt. John Burton Shillitoe
images via Cor Fikse - 06 Nov 2011
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SGLO - T4650

SPITFIRE Mk.IX - PT649 - 06 Nov 1944 - HULSHORST - CREW 1

1288674 - 69479 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - John Burton Shillitoe - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

SHILLITOE(†)


Last update - 02 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5332

Tempest Mk.V - NV680 - F/Lt. A. A. McIntyre - 14:30 - Nunspeet
222 Squadron - RAF - 28th Feb 1945
1 KIA




NV680 - Tempest Mk.V - Nunspeet ( Kienschulpenweg ) 14:30 - 28 Feb 1945

123214 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Archibald Angus McIntyre - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born 27 Oct 1922, Quetta, India
- of Littlehampton, Sussex, UK - Grave: Plot 2. Grave 391 - Ermelo ( Nunspeet ) New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647987
Son of Mr. Archibald Norman McIntyre and Mrs. Stella Mary McIntyre née Sealy, of Littlehampton, Sussex, UK

Lancing College War Memorial
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flight Lieutenant Archibald Angus MCINTYRE (123214)
222 (Natal) Squadron Royal Air Force

He was educated at Lancing College where he was in Sandersons House from September 1936 to July 1940.
He was a member of the Cricket XI in 1939 and 1940, the Football XI in 1939 and 1940
and a member of the Squash Team in 1940.
He was a member of the Officer Training Corps where he achieved Certificate A.
He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
on the 13th of May 1942. After pilot training he joined 54 Squadron who operated Spitfires
and were based in Australia where they flew operations against Japanese air attacks.
He was promoted to Flying Officer on the 13th of May 1943.
In mid 1943 he returned, by way of the United States, to the UK where he joined 501 Squadron,
flying Spitfires on bomber escort missions as well as flying fighter sweeps over France.
He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant on the 18th of November 1944.

He converted to the Tempest aircraft and joined 222 Squadron based at RAF Predannack in Cornwall
and flew many missions with them before they moved to France in February 1945.

At 8.20am on the 24th of February 1945 Archibald McIntyre took off with his squadron
in a Tempest Mk V for an offensive sweep of the Twente--Rheine area.
As they approached the airfield at Plantine they spotted a Focke Wulf 190 just touching down
as well as eight others lined up on the southern part of the airfield with their engines running.
One other Focke Wulf was seen taxiing on the northern perimeter.
Wing Commander Mason attacked the landing aircraft and it swerved off the runway
and crashed into some trees.
Flying Officer Turvey attacked a second aircraft which tipped into a ditch.
Flight Lieutenant McIntyre attacked from the west and made two attacks on the next three aircraft,
setting two on fire and damaging another.
The squadron claimed two aircraft destroyed with five probably destroyed and five more damaged
during the attack.
On the 28th of February 1945 he took off in Tempest NV680 for an armed reconnaissance over Holland.
His squadron had just attacked the railway at Nunspeet when his aircraft was hit by flak
to the north east of Nijmegen and crashed at 2.30pm.
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source: hambo.org/lancing

Beemerbiker - Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:15 am
Post subject: Flt. Lt. Archibald Angus McInty
Dear Jaap,

I recently found this website and your interest in Flt. Lt. A. A. McIntyre.
He was my wife's uncle. Although he has a very Scottish name, the family hadn't lived in Scotland
for 150 years. Uncle Angus, like his brother - my wife's father, was born in India.
The family had always been part of the British Colonial system in India.

Sometime in the future, we intend to visit his grave. In the meantime,
if I can be of any assistance do let me know.

Kind Regards
Gary
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source: warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ptopic1993.html



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

- Epigraph on McIntyre memorial -
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SGLO - T5332

TEMPEST Mk.V - NV689 - 28 Feb 1945 - NUNSPEET - CREW 1

123214 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Archibald Angus McIntyre - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

McINTYRE(†)


Contact McIntyre is pending - 14 Sep 2015 - PATS

Last update - 14 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5320

Mustang P-51D-20-NA - #44-63808 - KI-N - 2nd Lt. H. B. Smith - 12:12 - Nunspeet
20 FG / 55FS - 25th Feb 1945 - MACR #12705
1 KIA




O-830560 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. Horace Blessing "Smitty" Smith - Altoona, PA - Age 21 - KIA
Son of Mrs. Cora Elder Smith and the late Mr. Horace B. Smith, 1114 13 Avenue, Altoona, PA
Enlistment: 24 Nov 1942

Was airborne from Kings Ciffe, UK with Mustang P-51D-20-NA - #44-63808 - KI-N -
for a strafing mission - course: 100°- intended destination Magdeburg area

Flak light - very intense - while in a turn at 1000ft, attempting to pinpoint location
Flak gunners surrounding a hospital opened fire immediately
Fire from right side of A/C near scoop
O-721427 - Lt. Edward Leroy Kier with A/C 44-14330 - KI-F, flying RED 3,
saw fire break out on Lt. Smth's A/C
He prepared to warn him on R/T just as Lt. Smith jettisoned his canopy
in order to avoid the very intense flak. Lt. Kier dove for deck.
he then looked for Lt. Smith A/C and saw it just as it hit the ground
- info MACR #12705 -

At 11:15 1st Lt. Edward L. Kier did claim a ME109 who was on RED 2 tail
in the Dummer Lake Area, moments later he claims another ME109
Ser. No. of A/C : 44-14330 - Markings: KI-F - Ammo. expended: Part of 1585 Rounds .50 Cal. API
- Encounter report - 25 Feb 1945 - 1st Lt. Edward L. Kier
API = Armor Piercing Incendiary - info by PATS

Crash location: Hulshorst (Rijnvis 30), Municipality Nunspeet

2nd Lt. Horace Blessing Smith
"SMITTY"
O-830560 - 2nd Lt. Horace Blessing Smith
Awards: Air Medal and 1 cluster
Assigned to 55FS / 20 FG - 20 Nov 1944 - Combat hours : 80.45

Clip - Death of 1st Lt. Horace Blessing Smith confirmed
DEATH OF LT. SMITH CONFIRMED
source: Altoona Tribune, 26 Jan 1946 - via Jaap Vermeer - 10 May 2014



SGLO - T5320

MUSTANG P-51D-20-NA - #44-63808 - KI-N - 25 Feb 1945 - NUNSPEET - CREW 1

O-830560 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. Horace Blessing 'Smitty' Smith - Altoona, PA - Age 21 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

SMITH(†)


Last update - 10 May 2014 - PATS



Wijhe - 3

22 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 3 Commonwealth graves - 1 CAN, 2 UK -



Wijhe is 15 kilometers south of Zwolle on the road to Deventer
The cemetery is 2 kilometers north-east of the village on the north-western side
of the by-road to Heino. In a prominent position west of the entrance
are the graves of 2 British airmen and 1 Canadian airman
No. of Identified Casualties: 3


SGLO - T4689

Typhoon Mk.Ib - PD526 - F/O. F. H. Broad - 09:00 - Wijhe
257 'Burma' Squadron - RAF - 19th Nov 1944
1 KIA



257th 'Burma' RAF
Typhoon IB PD526 was airborne from 257 Squadron base in Belgium
It did crash - 09:00 - near the hamlet of Wijnvoorden, north of Wijhe
Pilot, F/O. Broad, was killed in the early morning of 19th Nov 1944
He was buried at the Wijhe Genearal Cemetery

RAF Aerial photograph - Wijhe - December 1944
RAF Aerial photograph - December 1944 - crashsite of BROAD in Wijhe (Herxen)
original image via Huub van Sabben - 15 Nov 2015 - crop and text by PATS

R/153676 - J/23898 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Toronto, ON, Canada - Plot 41. Row E. Grave 2 - Wijhe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820747
born 03 Sep 1923, London, UK - died 19 Nov 1944, Wijhe, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Frederick Thomas Broad (father) (60 - abt. 1885) and
Doris Minnie Broad (mother) née Heath (46 abt. 1899), 100 Dupont St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
husband of Mrs. Alice Broad née Carney (21 - abt. 1924), 139 Brookside, Newtown, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., UK
marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1944 - Mr. Frederick Heath Broad and Ms. Alice Carney - district: Carlisle, UK
Father of daughter Avril (born April 1944), his wife Alice was pregnant of his son Gerry (born July 1945)
Came to Toronto in 1927 - enlisted Jan 1942 - went overseas June 1943
Siblings: Dorothy Eleanor Broad (19 - abt. 1926) and Joan Alfreda Broad (14 - abt. 1931)
Mrs. Alice Broad (widow) (remarried Kendall), 139 Brookside, Newtown, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., UK
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1948 - Mr. Sidney Kendall with Mrs. Alice Broad - district Carlisle, UK

F/O. - Pilot - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF Frederick and Alice - 1944 F/O. - Pilot - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF
FO - Pilot - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF
images - via Avril and Gerry - 12 May 2011

R/153676 - AC2 - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF J/23898 - F/O. - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF
images from Service records F/O. Broad - 29 Nov 2011
R/153676 - AC2 - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF J/23898 - F/O. - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF
R/153676 - AC2 - Frederick Heath Broad - F/O. - J/23898
images from Service records F/O. Broad - 02 Feb 2017

F/O. - Pilot - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF - Globe and Mail 28 Dec 1944 -
Clip of RCAF - List No. 1076 - 27 Dec 1944
AIR FORCE CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 1944/12/28
Royal Canadian Air Force, Casualties - December 1944


"HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME,
THOUGH HE WERE DEAD,
YET SHALL HE LIVE"

- Epigraph on Broad memorial -
St.John XI.25
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RCAF - Service records - Broad - request 19 Jul 2011 - received 29 Nov 2011 - PATS -



SGLO - T4689

TYPHOON Mk.Ib - PD526 - 19 Nov 1944 - WIJHE - CREW 1

R/153676 - J/23898 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Frederick Heath Broad - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

BROAD(†)


Contact Broad is pending - 27 Apr 2011 - PATS

Last update - 11 Jun 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T4780

Mosquito B.Mk.XX - KB235 - 6T-A - F/O. G. R. E. Weir - 21:45 - Wijhe
608 Squadron - RAF - 6th Dec 1944
2 KIA




The squadron was disbanded on 31st July 1944, but on the following day it re-formed
at Downham Market in England as part of No 8 (PFF) Group's Light Night Striking Force

Mission to Berlin. Mosquito KB235 (coded 6T-A)
Took off - 18:47 - from RAF Station Downham Market, Norfolk, UK
on an operation to Berlin and crashed - 21:45 - near hamlet Hengeveld, 3 km southeast of Wijhe
crash location 100 meter east of farm "De Wezenberg"
Both, Pilot and Navigator, lost their live and were buried at Wijhe General Cemetery

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Crew: Mosquito B.Mk.XX - KB235 - 6T-A - 06 Dec 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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758120 - 141774 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Graeme Robert Eric Weir - MID - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA

170251 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Edward Cecil Hardy - RAFVR - Age 32 - 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 - KB235 - 6T-A - Weir
Loss Card - KB235 - 6T-A  - Weir - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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758120 - 141774 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Graeme Robert Eric Weir - MID - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- of UK - Plot 41. Row E. Grave 3 - Wijhe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820749
Son of Mr. Kenneth S. Weir and Mrs. Olive R. Weir (née Bartlett)
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Graeme R. E. Weir - Mother's Surname: Bartlett - district Lewisham
Marriage 3rd. Qtr. 1917 - Kenneth S. Weir - Spouse: Olive R. Bartlett - district Camberwell
Likely Sibling: Birth 2nd Qtr. 1926 - Kenneth S. Weir - Mother's Surname: Bartlett - district Lewisham
The district Lewisham spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, Kent and London

Enlisted (758120) in the RAFVR (as a Trainee Pilot?) sometime after Jan 1937
Must have passed because by 17 Feb 1943 he is a F/Sgt. Pilot
and gets Commissioned as a Pilot Officer (Emergency) (141774)
Promoted to Fg Off with effect 17 Aug 1943
Awarded a Mention in Despatches - MID - with effect from 01 Jan 45 as an Acting/Flt. Lt.
but by this time he had already died on 6 Dec 1944
- extracted from the London Gazette -
- info Peter Davies via Rafcommands forum - 23 Feb 2009 -
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170251 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Edward Cecil Hardy - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA
- of Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire, UK - Plot 41. Row E. Grave 1 - Wijhe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820748
Son of Robert Day Hardy and Agnes Ann Hardy, of Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire, UK
husband of Doris Hardy née Charlesworth, of Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire, UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1912 - John E. C. Hardy - Mother's surname: Lucas - District: Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire Co.
Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1938 - Mr. John E. C. Hardy - Ms. Doris Charlesworth - District: Market Harborough, Nottinghamshire Co.


LOVING MEMORIES
OF OUR DEAR ONE.
THOSE WHO LOVED HIM
WILL NEVER FORGET

- Epigraph on Hardy memorial -
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SGLO - T4780

MOSQUITO B.Mk.XX - KB235 - 6T-A - 06 Dec 1944 - WIJHE - CREW 2

758120 - 141774 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Graeme Robert Eric Weir - MID - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 170251 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Edward Cecil Hardy - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

WEIR(†) - HARDY(†)


Last update 02 Sep 2015 - PATS



Heerde - 12

21 mi S of Vollenhove

- 12 Commonwealth graves - 6 UK, 6 CAN -



Heerde is a small town 18 kilometers south of Zwolle
on the main Zwolle-Apeldoorn road
The cemetery is on the western outskirts of the town on the road to Oldebroek
The British plot is in the south-western part of the cemetery
One of the graves is marked by a private memorial
No. of Identified Casualties: 12


SGLO - T3877

Halifax Mk.III - MZ511 - LK-M - F/Lt. A. T. Hope-Robertson - 01:20 - Heerde
578 Squadron - RAF - 21st Jul 1944 - Operation Bottrop
5 KIA - 1 POW - 1 EVD



Halifax Mk.III - MZ511 - LK-M was one of six No.578 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation
Other losses: LK834; MZ556; MZ572; MZ617; MZ696
Halifax Mk.III - MZ511 - LK-M was airborne - 23:05 - 20 Jul 44 from Burn, Yorkshire, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter ( Maj. Martin Drewes, III./NJG 1 )
crashing - 01:20 - between Oldebroek ( Gelderland ) and Heerde
where those killed are buried on various days in the town's General Cemetery
Navigator P/O. Jack Smith, wounded, was interned in Camp L1 ( Stalag Luft I, Barth-Vogelsang ), POW No. 5188
While Bomb Aimer F/O. - Kenneth C. Parsons was able to evade

MZ511 - Crew Hope-Robertson with Ground crew - Display 578 Squadron reunion
MZ511 - LK-M - Crew Hope-Robertson with Ground crew - Display 578 Squadron reunion
source: Paul Waites - The 578 Squadron Burn Association - 11 May 2015

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Crew: Halifax Mk.III - MZ511 - LK-M - 21 Jul 1944 - Mission: Bottrop
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1346895 - 127900 - F/Lt. - Pilot - A. T. Hope-Robertson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

177571 - P/O. - Navigator - J. Smith - RAFVR - Age .. - interned in Stalag Luft I - POW No. 5188 - POW

178696 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. F. Jones - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1590858 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. Johnson - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

1339172 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - K. C. Parsons - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD

1433278 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - T. R. Gunn - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1125703 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - G. H. Jones - 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 - MZ511 - LK-M - Hope-Robertson
Loss Card - MZ511 - LK-M - Hope-Robertson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1346895 - 127900 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Alastair Tennant Hope-Robertson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland - Grave 664 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648106
born 19 Apr 1923, Moffat
Son of Laurence Hope-Robertson and Mora Tennant Hope-Robertson (née Sloan), of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Sibling: Mora Hope-Robertson (sister) - married name - Mrs. Mora Dickson, born 1918, Glasgow - died 17 Dec 2001, Edinburgh - Age 83
Mora, born 1918, Glasgow, the second of four children, she moved with the family to Moffat in Dumfriesshire
when she was two months old. There, at the Lodge, life centred around the home for the first 13 years of her life
Scottish to the core, Mora trained at Edinburgh School of Art.
However, the war years intervened and the Lodge was used as a billet for officers,
among them a certain Polish officer of whom Mora became very fond.
Another of her books, Poems of Love and War 1944-45 speaks movingly of these men and their short-lived time on earth
Mora’s own youngest brother, Alastair, became a casualty of that war, shot down over Holland at the age of 21 in 1944
- info: Obituary Mora Dickson - news.scotsman.com -

Flight Lt. Hope-Robertson found 31 Aug 1944, burial 1 Sep 1944

Flight Lieutenant Alastair Tennant Hope-Robertson
Flight Lieutenant Hope-Robertson, The Royal Air Force (V.R.), was born on 19 April 1923,
and at Loretto from May 1933 to April 1941. He was in the VI Form and a Lance-Corporal in the A.T.C.
After being an R.A.F. cadet at Aberdeen University for a short time,
he underwent training at Falcon Field, Arizona, U.S.A., and was commissioned there in August 1942.
See London Gazette: issue 35759 - supplement - page 4648 - 07th Aug 1942
In 1943 he served for three months in the Middle East, and afterwards took part in raids on Germany.
While acting as Pilot and Captain of a Halifax bomber he was killed in action over Holland
on the night of 20-21st July 1944, and is buried together with four of his crew in Heerde cemetery, near Apeldoorn.
"He was one of the most outstanding Captains of Aircraft known since the formation of the Squadron." (No. 578)
- info: lorettoniansociety.org.uk -

Flight Lieutenant - Alastair Tennant Hope-Robertson
1921 - 1944
Flt. Lt. Alastair Tennant Hope-Robertson

Moffat Memorial Flight Lieutenant - Alastair Tennant Hope-Robertson
Moffat - Memorial - Scotland
- via Lt. Col Mike Rowney MBE -

Hope-Robertson bench in Moffat
Hope-Robertson bench in Moffat
Hope-Robertson bench in Moffat
via The Scottish War Memorials Project


"HE HAS OUTSOARED
THE SHADOW OF OUR NIGHT ...
HE IS SECURE"

- Epigraph on Hope-Robertson memorial -
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177571 - P/O. - Navigator - Jack Smith - RAFVR - POW
taken POW - interned in Stalag Luft I - POW No. 5188
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178696 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - David Faulkner Jones - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Rhos-on-Sea, Denbighshire, UK - Grave 662 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648109
Son of Richard and Mary E. Jones, of Rhos-on-Sea, Denbighshire, UK
found 25 Jul 1944, burial 25 Jul 1944


WE CANNOT, LORD,
THY PURPOSE SEE
BUT ALL IS WELL
THAT'S DONE BY THEE

- Epigraph on D. F. Jones memorial -
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1590858 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Johnson - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Great Lumley, Co. Durham, UK - Grave 660 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648108
Son of Joseph and Margaret Johnson,of Great Lumley, Co. Durham, UK
found 21 Jul 1944, burial 22 Jul 1944


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR SON
SGT. GEORGE JOHNSON
No. 1590858
KILLED 21-7-1944

REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on D. F. Jones memorial -
!!! Note: This is a private family stone !!!
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1339172 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Kenneth Charles Parsons - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD
born 1921, Llanhennock, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK - died 14 Feb 2013 - Age 91
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1921 - Kenneth C. Parsons - mother's surname: Davies - district: Newport M., Gwent, UK
IS9 Files - 1/297/2388 - F/O. Kenneth C. Parsons - 578 Sqn Halifax MZ511

F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Kenneth Charles Parsons
F/O. Kenneth Charles Parsons
image via Dick Breedijk - 07 Aug 2014

It's Kenneth Charles Parsons - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 09 Jun 2013

AIR78-123-0-5 page 135 - 1339172 - Kenneth Charles Parsons
AIR78-123-0-5 - page 135
1339172 - Kenneth Charles Parsons - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 09 Jun 2013

Kenneth Charles Parsons (“Ken”) was born in Newport, Gwent
In his teens he read AJ Cronin’s The Citadel, and it was his secret dream to become a doctor.
However, this was very unlikely owing to his family circumstances:
he was one of six children, and his father worked as a gardener.
Instead he joined the Royal Air Force, intending to become a fighter pilot.
During training in the USA he converted from pilot to Bomb Aimer and returned to England,
where he flew 32 missions in Halifaxes. He was shot down in flames over Holland,
most of his crew died, one was captured, and Ken was fortunately found and sheltered
by the Dutch resistance. He was missing presumed dead for several months before eventually
being helped back to allied territory to rejoin his squadron.
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source: bmj.com - 09 Jun 2013


PARSONS (Ken) Dr.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kenneth Charles Parsons, born in Llanhennock, Newport, died on 14th February 2013 aged 91
Dearly loved father and grandfather, and lately family doctor in the Forest of Dean
Memorial Service to be held at St. Michaels Church, Mitcheldean at 11am on Saturday 13th April
Donations in lieu of flowers to the James Hopkins Trust - c/o John Hall Funeral Directors, Churcham, Glos. GL2 8AS
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Published in the South Wales Argus on 25 February 13


1433278 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Reginald Gunn - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Fallowfield, Manchester, UK - Grave 659 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648105
Son of Joseph Reginald and Florence Gunn, of Fallowfield, Manchester, UK
found 21 Jul 1944, burial 22 Jul 1944


SO YOUNG TO DIE
BUT YET SO BRAVE
HIS LIFE FOR PEACE
HE NOBLY GAVE

- Epigraph on Gunn memorial -
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1125703 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Gwyn Hughes Jones - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Rhymney, Monmouthshire, UK - Grave 661 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648110
Son of Richard and Mary E. Jones, of Rhos-on-Sea, Denbighshire, UK
found 21 Jul 1944, burial 22 Jul 1944


HIS SUN WENT DOWN
WHILE IT WAS YET DAY

- Epigraph on G. H. Jones memorial -
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SGLO - T3877

HALIFAX Mk.III - MZ511 - LK-M - 21 Jul 1944 - HEERDE - CREW 7

1346895 - 127900 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Alastair Tennant Hope-Robertson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 177571 - P/O. - Navigator - Jack Smith - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 178696 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - David Faulkner Jones - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1590858 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - George Johnson - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
1339172 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Kenneth Charles Parsons - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD 1433278 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Reginald Gunn - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1125703 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Gwyn Hughes Jones - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 5 KIA - 1 POW - 1 EVD -

HOPE-ROBERTSON(†) - SMITH - JONES(†) - JOHNSON(†)
PARSONS - GUNN(†) - JONES(†)


Last update - 17 Feb 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T4646

Lancaster Mk.III - LM628 - VN-M - F/O. R. E. Rennie - 21:30 - Heerde
50 Squadron - RAF - 6th Nov 1944 - Operation Mittelland Canal
7 KIA



Lancaster Mk.III - LM628 - VN-M - Merlin 38 engines initially installed
LM628 was delivered to 50 Squadron 26 Jun 1944
LM628 took part in the following Key Raids
Donges 24/25 Jul 1944; Châtellerault 9/10 Aug 1944
Russelsheim 12/13 Aug 1944; Darmstadt 11/12 Sep 1944
This target is variously described, as
(a) Dortmund-Ems Canal - (b) Gravenhorst - (c) Mittelland Canal
When lost this aircraft had a total of 352 hours
Lancaster Mk.III - LM628 - VN-M was airborne - 16:19 - 6 Nov 1944 from Skellingthorpe in an attempt to cut the junction
of the Dortmund-Ems and Mittelland Canal systems near Gravenhorst
Bomb load: 14 x 1000 lb MC

Lancaster Mk.III - LM628 - VN-M crashed - 21:30 - near Heerde (Gelderland), 15 km SSW of Zwolle
All are buried alongside five airmen from 578 Sqdn ( Halifax MZ511 ) who were killed 21st Jul 1944
in the General Cemetery at Heerde
P/O. Albert Darby, brother of Sgt. W. Darby, and also a Flight Engineer with 50 Sqdn and gained a DFM
was also killed on Active Service and is buried in his hometown of Newcastle-under-Lyme
after losing his life 12/13 Apr 1945

General Cemetery at Heerde - Old marker at collective grave 667 for five airmen General Cemetery at Heerde - Old marker at collective grave 667 for five airmen - source Noordman - page 71
General Cemetery at Heerde - Old marker at collective grave 667 for five airmen
Rennie, Horning, Dunkelman, Dowling and Darby
left image courtesy Sharon Murphy née Cook (niece) - 19 May 2015
right image source: page 71 - collection W. Noordman
HEERDE 1940-1945 - 1988 - W. NOORDMAN, H. TABAK and W. VAN VELZEN

OVERSEAS - MISSING AFTER AIR OPERATIONS
Ottawa, 15 Dec 1944 - RCAF - Casualty list No. 1067 - OVERSEAS - MISSING AFTER AIR OPERATIONS
Ottawa, 15 Dec 1944 - RCAF - Casualty list No. 1067
clip - Globe and Mail, 16 Dec 1944

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - LM628 - VN-M - 6 Nov 1944 - Mission: Mittelland Canal
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R/157903 - J/25818 - F/O. - Pilot - R. E. Rennie - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

R/191595 - J/36835 - F/O. - Navigator - F. A. Horning - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

R/198251 - J/95289 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. A. Dunkelman - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1737140 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - W. Darby - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

R/172064 - J/36306 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - G. T. G. Terris - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

R/270087 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - R. A. Dowling - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA

R/263352 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - M. A. Cook - RCAF - 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.

Loss Card - LM628 - VN-M - Rennie
Loss Card - LM628 - VN-M  - Rennie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/157903 - J/25818 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Edward Rennie - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada - Grave 667 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648111
born 29 Jan 1921, Bow Island, Alberta - died 6 Nov 1944, Heerde, The Netherlands - Age 23
Racial Origin: Scotch - Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Son of Mr. Edward McKenzie Rennie and Mrs. Leila Nelly Rennie, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan;
husband of Mrs. Mildred Leeta Rennie née Champion, Box 304, c/o Radio Range Station, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Sibling: Gerry Rennie (M)

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 13 Jan 1942
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Present/Permanent Address: 2849 W. 42nd Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
Occupation: Draw Bench Helper (Boeing Aircraft, Vancouver, B.C.)
Enlistment: 27 Mar 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia - Religion: United Church
Posted to: No. 1 Recruiting Centre, RCAF, Vancouver, B.C. - Trade: AC2 Standard Pilot or Observer
Pilot's Flying Badge - 30 Apr 1943
Marriage - 12 Jul 1943
Embarked New York - 8 Oct 1943
Disembarked U.K. - 16 Oct 1943
Mr. Edward McKenzie Rennie ( father) - deceased in 1934, Earview, Saskatchewan, Canada - farmer
Mrs. C. R. Logan (mother) - remarried
Marriage - 12 Jul 1943, Charlottetown, P.E.I. - Ms. Mildred Leeta Champion
Mrs. Mildred Leeta Rennie Owen (wife) - remarried - Mr. John Henry Owen
OWEN, Mildred Leeta (CHAMPION)[RENNIE]; 80; Irishtown PE>Dartmouth NS; Chron-Herald; 18 Jun 2005
Mrs. Mildred Leeta Owen - born 07 Sep 1924, Irishtown, PE - died 16 Jun 2005, Dartmouth, NS - Age 80

R/157903 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Edward Rennie - RCAF J/25818 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Edward Rennie - RCAF
R/157903 - J/25818 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Edward Rennie - RCAF
source - Service records - Rennie - 11 May 2015

R/157903 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Edward Rennie - RCAF - source Noordman - page 69
R/157903 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Edward Rennie
source: page 69 - collection W. Noordman
HEERDE 1940-1945 - 1988 - W. NOORDMAN, H. TABAK and W. VAN VELZEN


"WHOSOEVER WILL LOSE HIS LIFE
FOR MY SAKE.
THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT"

- Epigraph on Rennie memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Rennie - request 12 Feb 2015 - received 11 May 2015 - PATS -

R/191595 - J/36835 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Frederick Arthur Horning - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Coll. Grave 667 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648107
born 03 Jul 1921, Ottawa, ON - died 6 Nov 1944, Heerde, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Mr. Frederick Jacombe Horning and Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Horning, 46 Lowther Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 13 Aug 1942
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Address 13 Aug 1942: 55 King St. W., Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Student - Religion: United Church
Attended Medical School McGill University
Previous Service: McGill Reserve Training Battalion, Montreal - 1940 - 1942
Enlistment - 08 Sep 1942, London, Ontario
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario - Trade: Aircrew (ITS)
Navigator Badge - 15 Oct 1943
Embarked Canada - 1 Nov 1943
Disembarked U.K. - 9 Nov 1943

Mr. Frederick Jacombe Horning (father) - born abt. 1893, Guelph, Ontario - died 18 Mar 1942 - Age 49
24 Sep 1945, Toronto - Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Horning (mother) - born abt. 1889, London, ON - Age 56

HORNING FREDERICK ARTHUR - F/O. RCAF - 44-11-06 - Raid on Osnabruck - Science '39-42
info McGill Alumni - McGill University War Records

R/191595 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Frederick Arthur Horning - RCAF J/36835 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Frederick Arthur Horning - RCAF
R/191595 - J/36835 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Frederick Arthur Horning - RCAF
source - Service records - Horning - 11 May 2015


LOVED
WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE.
MOTHER

- Epigraph on Horning memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Horning - request 12 Feb 2015 - received 11 May 2015 - PATS -

1737140 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - William Darby - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- Newcastle, Staffordshire, UK - Coll. Grave 667 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648102
Son of Albert and Gertrude Darby, of Newcastle, Staffordshire, UK
His brother, Pilot Offr. Albert Darby, D.F.M., also died on service - 12/13 April 1945

1737140 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - William Darby - RAFVR
1737140 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - William Darby - RAFVR
source - Irene Darby (sister-in-law) - 03 Jun 2015

643336 - 56691 - P/O. Albert Darby, (D.F.M.), Flight Engineer - Royal Air Force - Age 23 - KIA
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cemetery, Staffordshire, UK - C. of E. and Nonconformist. New part. Grave 16651 - CWGC ref. 2713092
He was the son of Albert and Gertrude Darby, of Newcastle-under-Lyme



Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Albert Darby - Ms. Gertrude Austin - district: Newcastle L. - Vol 6b Page 157
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Albert Darby - mother's surname: Austin - district: Newcastle L. - Vol 6b Page 68
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1924 - William Darby - mother's surname: Austin - district: Newcastle L. - Vol 6b Page 69
Birth 1st Qtr. 1926 - Violet M. Darby - mother's surname: Austin - district: Newcastle L. - Vol 6b Page 56
Birth 4th Qtr. 1927 - Ronald D. Darby - mother's surname: Austin - district: Newcastle L. - Vol 6b Page 58
Birth 1st Qtr. 1936 - Raymond L. Darby - mother's surname: Austin - district: Newcastle L. - Vol 6b Page 64
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1940 - Barrie Darby - mother's surname: Austin - district: Newcastle L. - Vol 6b Page 136
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EACH EVENING
AS THE SUN GOES DOWN
WE WILL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU.
MAM AND DAD

- Epigraph on William Darby memorial -
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R/198251 - J/95289 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Midland, Ontario, Canada - Coll. Grave 667 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648104
born 19 Nov 1922, Midland, Ontario - died 6 Nov 1944, Heerde, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mr. Louis Dunkelman and Mrs. Elizabeth Dunkelman née Oliver, 82 Seventh St., Midland, Ontario, Canada
Louis Dunkelman (father) - born: abt. 1882, London, England - Citizenship: Canadian - died 01 Feb 1960 - Age 77
Elizabeth Dunkelman née Oliver (mother) - born: abt. 1882, Scotland - Citizenship: Canadian - died 06 Feb 1962 - Age 80
Siblings: Mrs. Blance Trew née Dunkelman, Mrs. Rose Hawkesworth née Dunkelman and Lewis Dunkelman

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 21 Jul 1942
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Present Address - 23 Oct 1942: 82 Seventh St., Midland, Ontario, Canada.
Permanent Address: 82 Seventh St., Midland, Ontario, Canada.
Occupation: Fruit Clerk - Religion: Anglican - Church of England - Racial Origin: British
Enlistment - 23 Oct Jun 1942, Toronto, Ontario
Posted to: No. 11 Recruiting Centre, RCAF, Toronto, ON - Trade: Aircrew Std.
Air Gunner Badge - 23 Dec 1943
Embarked Halifax - 20 Jan 1944
Disembarked U.K. - 31 Jan 1944

Louis Dunkelman (father) - M-63 - born: abt. 1882, England - address: 82 Seventh St., Midland, Ont., Canada
Elizabeth Dunkelman née Oliver (mother) - F-63 - born: abt. 1882, Scotland - address: 82 Seventh St., Midland, Ont., Canada
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Mrs. Blance Trew née Dunkelman (sister) - F-31 - born: abt. 1914 - address: 82 Seventh St., Midland, Ontario, Canada
Mrs. Rose Hawkesworth née Dunkelman (sister) - F-31 - born: abt. 1914 - address: 82 Seventh St., Midland, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Dunkelman (brother) - M-26 - born: abt. 1919 - address: 250 Heath St. W. Apart. 10, Toronto, Ont.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
based on F A M I L Y - info - letter - 29 Sep 1945 - RCAF - Service records - Dunkelman

Obitutary: TREW, Blanche (DUNKELMAN); 92; Midland ON; Midland Mirror; 2006-6-23; nutters

Pilot Officer - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF Pilot Officer - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF
R/198251 - J/95289 - P/O. George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Dunkelman - 04 Jun 2015

Pilot Officer - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF Pilot Officer - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF
R/198251 - J/95289 - P/O. George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF
source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Newsclip - Pilot Officer - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF Newsclip - Pilot Officer - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF
Newsclip - P/O. George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF
source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial


CLAIM THEM, O LORD.
AND ALL THAT TENDS
TO MAKE THIS EARTH
A GROUP OF FRIENDS

- Epigraph on Dunkelman memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Dunkelman - request 22 May 2015 - received 09 Jun 2015 - PATS -
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R/172064 - J/36306 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - George Thompson Gilbert Terris - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Mission City, British Columbia, Canada - Grave 666 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648112
born 08 May 1921, Nordegg, Alberta - died 6 Nov 1944, Heerde, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Terris, R.R. #1, Mission City, British Columbia, Canada
Mr. James Terris (father) (farmer), born: Edinburgh, Scotland - Citizenship: Canadian
Mrs. Graham Gilbert (mother), born: Scotland (deceased) - Citizenship: Canadian
Marriage parents: Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 13 Jun 1942
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Present Address - 13 Jun 1942: 2856 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
Permanent Address - R.R. #1, Mission City, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation: Millworker - Religion: United Church - Racial Origin: Scottish
Enlistment - 13 Jun 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted to: No. 1 Recruiting Centre, RCAF, Vancouver, B.C. - Trade: A.C.2 Standard Aircrew (ITS)
Air Bomber Badge - 01 Oct 1943
Embarked Halifax - 22 Oct 1943
Disembarked U.K. - 30 Oct 1943

James Terris - M-58 born abt. 1887, Scotland - address: Mission City, B.C.
Graham Gilbert - F-44 born 18 Dec 1888, Scotland - Died 09 Dec 1932, Nordegg, Alberta - Age 43
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Annie Helmer (Anne Shanks (Terris) (Helmer) Lowden) - F-36 born 06 Mar 1909 - address: Wayne, Alberta - died 13 Apr 1986 - Age 77
James Stanley Terris - M-35 born abt. 1910 - address: Mission City, B.C.
George Thomson Gilbert Terris - M-3 born 09 May 1912 - Died 07 Jul 1915, Nordegg, Alberta - Age 3
Mrs. Mary Adams (Mary Muriel Marlin Collins) - F-31 born 04 Apr 1914 - address: Mission City, B.C. - 18 Jan 1997 - Age 83
Mrs. Graham ?Frenck? - F-28 born abt. 1917 - address: Nordegg, Alberta
Andrew Balfour Terris - M-25 born 15 Nov 1919 - address: Hammond, B.C. - died 09 Jan 1973 - Age 53
George Thomson Gilbert Terris - M-23 born 08 May 1921 - Died 06 Nov 1944, Heerde, The Netherlands - Age 23
John Marlin Terris - M-20 born abt. 1925 - address: Overseas R.C.A.F
Charlotte Balfour Terris - F-18 born abt. 1927 - address: Hammond, B.C.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
based on F A M I L Y - info - letter 18 Sep 1945 - RCAF - Service records - Terris
Additional info via Findagrave (Nordegg Memorial Cemetery)


Flying Officer - George Thompson Gilbert Terris - RCAF R/172064 - J/36306 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - George Thompson Gilbert Terris - RCAF - source Noordman - page 70
J/36306 - F/O. George Thompson Gilbert Terris - RCAF
left image source: RCAF - Service records - Terris - 04 Jun 2015
right image source: page 70 - collection W. Noordman
HEERDE 1940-1945 - 1988 - W. NOORDMAN, H. TABAK and W. VAN VELZEN


"FATHER.
IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING
LEAVE WE NOW
THY SERVANT SLEEPING"

- Epigraph on Terris memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Terris - request 22 May 2015 - received 09 Jun 2015 - PATS -
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R/270087 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ralph Andrew Dowling - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
- of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Coll. Grave 667 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648103
born 18 Jul 1925, Toronto, York County, ON, Canada - died 6 Nov 1944, Heerde, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Mr. William Alfonso Dowling and Mrs. Grace Elma Dowling née McCoy, 60 Cloverlawn Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sibling: Velma G. Dowling (sister)

Mr. William Alfonso Dowling (father) - M-51 - born abt. 1894, Drayton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
Mrs. Grace Elma Dowling née McCoy (mother) - F-40 - born 10 Jun 1905, Madoc, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
Ms. Velma G. Dowling (sister) - F-22 - born abt. 1923, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
01 Oct 1945, 60 Cloverlawn Ave, Toronto

207th (Reserve) Fd. Battery R.C.A. - 17 Sep 1942 - discharged 25 Jan 1943
Royal Canadian Artillery - Reason for discharge: Night Work
Date of Birth on R.C.A. Attestation form was 18 Jul 1924

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 26 Jul 1943
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Occupation: Draughtsman - Religion: Presbyterian
Enlistment: 02 Aug 1943, Toronto, Ontario
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, Toronto, Ontario - Trade: Std. Aircrew
Air Gunner Badge - 14 Jan 1944
Embarkment Canada - 25 Mar 1944
Disembarkment U.K. - 02 Apr 1944

ID Card - R/270087 - AC2 - Ralph Andrew Dowling - RCAF
ID Card - R/270087 - AC2 - Ralph Andrew Dowling - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Dowling - 04 Jun 2015

R/270087 - Flight Sergeant - Ralph Andrew Dowling - RCAF R/270087 - Flight Sergeant - Ralph Andrew Dowling - RCAF - source Noordman - page 67
R/270087 - Flight Sergeant - Ralph Andrew Dowling - RCAF
left image source: RCAF - Service records - Dowling - 04 Jun 2015
right image source: page 67 - collection W. Noordman
HEERDE 1940-1945 - 1988 - W. NOORDMAN, H. TABAK and W. VAN VELZEN

Part of group photo with Dowling and Cook - graduating class in Montreal, Quebec
Part of group photo with Dowling and Cook - graduating class in Montreal, Quebec
Sgt. Ralph Andrew Dowling (Toronto, ON), Sgt. Roy Leonard Burgetz (Kitchener, ON)
Sgt. Frank Augustin "Chuck" de Verteuil (Trinidad, BWI) and Sgt. Michael Arthur Cook (Wellandport, ON)

courtesy Sharon Murphy née Cook (niece) - 19 May 2015


IN LIFE BELOVED
IN DEATH UNFORGOTTEN

- Epigraph on Dowling memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Dowling - request 22 May 2015 - received 09 Jun 2015 - PATS -
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R/263352 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Michael Arthur Cook - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Wellandport, Ontario, Canada - Grave 665 - Heerde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648101
born 14 Feb 1923, Wellandport, ON - died 6 Nov 1944, Heerde, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Paul Rhei Cook and Rose Franey Cook, RR#3 Welland, Wellandport, Ontario, Canada
Marriage parents: 30 Oct 1920, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Paul Rhei Cook - b. 1887, Liberty Mills, IN, USA - d. 30 Nov 1945 - Age 58
Rose Cook née Franey - b. 1891, Ottawa, ON - d. 28 Feb 1944 - Age 53
Siblings (01 Feb 1946): Frieda Mary Cook (24), John Sanford Cook (20) and Paul Robert Cook (17)

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 21 Jan 1943
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Occupation: Steel worker - Religion: Roman Catholic
Address 21 Jan 1943: RR#3, Welland, Ontario, Canada
Enlistment - 22 Jul 1943, Hamilton, Ontario
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, Toronto, Ontario - Trade: Std. Aircrew
Air Gunner Badge - 14 Jan 1944
Embarked Canada - 25 Mar 1944
Disembarked U.K. - 2 Apr 1944

Frieda Mary Cook - 1923 - 1982 - Age 59 - ( Wife of Gordon K. Small - 1925-1999 )
John Sanford Cook, born in Hagarsville, Ontario, Canada on 18 Jun 1925 to Paul Cook and Rose Franey
He passed away on 21 Jun 1980 in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada - Age 65
Paul Robert Cook, born in Winger, Ontario, Canada on 2 Feb 1928 to Paul Cook and Rose Franey
Paul Robert married Marcheta Weaving and had 3 children
He passed away on 5 Oct 1989 in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada - Age 61


R/263352 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Michael Arthur Cook - RCAF R/263352 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Michael Arthur Cook - RCAF
R/263352 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Michael Arthur Cook - RCAF
source - Service records - Cook - 11 May 2015

Group photo with Cook and Dowling - graduating class in Montreal, Quebec
Names - Group photo with Cook and Dowling - graduating class in Montreal, Quebec
Group photo with Cook and Dowling - graduating class in Montreal, Quebec
back row: Dowling 1st from left - front row: Cook 2nd from left

l-r: Chuck, Mike, Roy and unknown - during Training
l-r: Chuck, Mike, Roy and unknown - during Training
courtesy Sharon Murphy née Cook (niece) - 19 May 2015

Roy Leonard Burgetz - born 7 Jun 1918, Centreville, ON - died 26 Jan 2006, Kitchener, ON
Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, ON


Here are the fellows in Mike's crew
Here are the fellows in Mike's crew
courtesy Sharon Murphy née Cook (niece) - 18 May 2015


LOVINGLY REMEMBERED
BY MOM, DAD, FRIEDA,
JACK AND BOB
R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Cook memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Cook - request 12 Feb 2015 - received 11 May 2015 - PATS -
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HEERDE 1940-1945 - 1988 - W. NOORDMAN, H. TABAK and W. VAN VELZEN
Lancaster Mk.III - LM628 - page 66 - 71

Cover - ‘HEERDE 1940-1945 - 1988 - W. NOORDMAN, H. TABAK and W. VAN VELZEN’
HEERDE 1940-1945
Heerder Historische Vereniging




SGLO - T4646

LANCASTER Mk.III - LM628 - VN-M - 06 Nov 1944 - HEERDE - CREW 7

R/157903 - J/25818 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Robert Edward Rennie - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA R/191595 - J/36835 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Frederick Arthur Horning - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA 1737140 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - William Darby - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA R/198251 - J/95289 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Amos Dunkelman - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
R/172064 - J/36306 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - George Thompson Gilbert Terris - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA R/270087 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ralph Andrew Dowling - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA R/263352 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Michael Arthur Cook - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

RENNIE(†) - HORNING(†) - DARBY(†) - DUNKELMAN(†)
TERRIS(†) - DOWLING(†) - COOK(†)


Contact Rennie is pending - 12 May 2015
Contact Cook is pending - 17 May 2015
Contact Darby is pending - 19 May 2015

Last update - 14 Jun 2015 - PATS




SGLO - T3948

B-17G-45-BO - #42-97204 "Skylark" - SO-K - 2nd Lt. Harry W. Rainey Jr. - 12:47 - Wezep
384 BG(H) - 547th BS - 8th AF - 26 Aug 1944 - MACR 8466
1 KIA - 8 POW - 1 EVD



384th BG triangle P 547th BS 8th-air-force-patch

384th BG - 41st CBW - Triangle 'P' - 547th BS - SO - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G-45-BO - #42-97204 "Skylark" - SO-K - 26 Aug 1944 - Mission: Gelsenkirchen
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11098320 - O-817523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Harry Wesley Rainey Jr. - Hampden Co., MA - POW

18202215 - O-714188 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - J. Z. Rowe (IO) - Travis Co., TX - POW

O-717645 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Charles Dean Francis III - Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery Co., PA - POW

19060782 - O-732857 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter Selium Kendall Jr. - Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA - POW

18192565 - T/sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Jack Clifton Evans - Garfield Co, OK - POW

19097547 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Donald Barrett Sturdivant - Los Angeles, CA - POW

34826568 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Richard Nelson Mosier - Whitfield Co., GA - POW

37621179 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John Grover Thornhill - Franklin Co., MS - POW

31384535 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Alfred Bachelor Knowlton - Providence Co., RI - EVD

36819163 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Norman Hirsh Gordon - Racine, Racine Co., WI - KIA
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IO = Initials Only

11098320 - O-817523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Harry Wesley Rainey Jr. - Hampden Co., MA - POW
born 1921, MA
Mrs. Edna M. Rainey (mother), Eighteen Smith Avenue, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Enlistment: 10 Sep 1942, Springfield, MA - Residence: Hampden Co., MA - Marital Status: Single

US Census 10 Apr 1930, Westfield City, Hampden Co., USA
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Address: 15 McKinley Terrace
Mr. Harry W. Rainey Sr. - (head) - Age 30/20 - born 05 Feb 1900, MA - died May 1981, MA - Age: 81 - Occupation: Life Insurance
Mrs. Edna M. Rainey - (hife) - Age 30/20 - born 24 Sep 1899, MA - died Oct 1988, MA - Age: 89
Harry W. Rainey Jr. - (son) - Age 9 - born 1921, MA
Barbara A. Rainey - (daughter) - Age 4 - born abt. 1926, MA

18202215 - O-714188 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - J. Z. Rowe - Travis Co., TX - POW
born 12 Jul 1922, Moody, Texas - 01 Sep 2010, Austin, Texas - Age 88
George V. Rowe (father), Rural Free Delivery Number One, Moody, Texas, USA
Enlistment: 19 Feb 1943, San Antonio, TX - Residence: Travis Co., TX - Marital Status: Undefined Code
Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12
(Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
1950 - Married with Ms. Raquel Teresa Otero

US Census 5 Apr 1930 - McLennan County, TX
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George V. Rowe (head) - Age 40/22 - born abt. 1890, KY - Farmer / General farm
Johnie Rowe (wife) - Age 37/19 - born 01 Sep 1892, TX
Vanise B. Rowe (son) - Age 16 - born abt. 1914, TX - Labourer / General farm
James L. Rowe (son) - Age 9 - born abt. 1921, TX
J. Z. Rowe (son) - Age 7 - born 12 Jul 1922, TX

Mrs. Johnie Rowe née Moore - 01 Sep 1892, TX - 04 Jan 1975, Moody, Mclennan, TX - Age 82
- info SSDI -

O-717645 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Charles Dean Francis III - Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery Co., PA - POW
born 31 Mar 1922 - died 1 Sep 2008, Bethayres, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - Age 86
Mr. Charles D. Francis Jr. (father), 1504 West Glenwood Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

19060782 - O-732857 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter Selium Kendall Jr. - Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA - POW
born 1917
Mrs. Naomi C. Kendall Jr. (wife), 3210 Palmira, Tampa, Florida, USA
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Stalag 6 - info by Robert F. Loureiro ( fam. member ) / Arthene Loureiro, Niece - via wwiimemorial.com

18192565 - T/sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Jack Clifton Evans - Garfield Co, OK - POW
born 1922
Mrs. Well I. Evans (mother), 627 East Maine Street, Enid, Oklahoma, USA

19097547 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Donald Barrett Sturdivant - Los Angeles, CA - POW
born 13 Jul 1918, DC - died Nov 1984 - Age 66
Mrs. Beverly G. Sturdivant (wife), 257 East 6th Street, Downey, California, USA
Enlistment: 17 Apr 1942, Los Angeles, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co., CA - Marital Status: Single
Son of Dr. Burton Barrett Sturdivant (father) and Mrs. Nina Ellen Sturdivant (mother) née Duckworth
marriage parents: 04 May 1915, Red House, MD

US Census 03 Apr 1930 - Cowen Town, Glade District, Webster County, WV
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Burton B. Sturdivant (head) - Age 42/27 - born abt. 1888, NC - Physian Medicine
Nina E. Sturdivant (wife) - Age 36/21 - born 25 Oct 1893, Westernport, MD - died 15 Sep 1966, West Union, WV - Age 72
Dorthy A. Sturdivant (daughter) - Age 13 - born abt. 1917, NC
Donald B. Sturdivant (son) - Age 11 - born 13 Jul 1918, DC - died Nov 1984 - Age 66
Alan E. Sturdivant (son) - Age 3 8/12 - born 21 Sep 1926, WV - died 27 Aug 2000, Elizabethtown, KY - Age 73
- additional info SSDI -

34826568 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Richard Nelson Mosier - Whitfield Co., GA - POW
born 1924, TN
Mrs. Jackie Mosier née Whitaker (wife), Route Number One, Ramhurst, Georgia, USA
Married: 23 Apr 1943 - Ms. Jackie Whitaker
Enlistment: 31 Jul 1943, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia
Residence Co.: Whitfield, GA - Marital Status: Married - Nativity: TN
Stalag Luft I - South - Barrack "Unknown" - Room "Unknown"

37621179 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John Grover Thornhill - Franklin Co., MO - POW
born 8 May 1925, MO - died 06 Apr 1966 - Age 40
Mrs. Vivian Ray Thornhill (mother/widow) née Goode, Gray Summit, Missouri, USA
Mr. Elmer Thornhill (father) - born 16 Feb 1886, Robertsville, MO - died 03 Mar 1930, Washington, Washington Twp, Franklin Co., MO - Age 44
Enlistment: 03 Aug 1943, Jefferson Barracks, MO - Residence: Franklin Co., MO - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow ( ? formerly Heydekrug ?) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug was evacuated - 14 Jul 44 - 19 Jul 1944 - info PATS - 12 Mar 2009
burial: Bethel Cemetery, Labadie, Franklin Co., MO

Memorial S/Sgt. John Grover Thornhill - Bethel Cemetery, Labadie, Franklin Co., MO
Memorial - John Grover Thornhill - 1925 - 1966 - Age 40
Bethel Cemetery, Labadie, Franklin Co., MO
- photo by Diane - via findagrave.com

US Census 27 Jun 1930 - Boles Twp, Franklin Co., MO
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Vivian Ray Thornhill (head/widow) - Age 42 - born 15 Jun 1887, MO - died 17 Feb 1965, MO - Age 77
Harold D. Thornhill (son) - Age 13 - born 17 Sep 1916, MO - died 05 Jan 2002, MS - Age 85
Raymond E. Thornhill (son) - Age 11 - born abt. 1919, MO
James Eugene Thornhill (son) - Age 10 - born 05 Dec 1919, MO - died 07 Sep 2007, MO - Age 87
Georgia K. Thornhill (daughter) - Age 9 - born abt. 1921, MO
Emmet L. Thornhill (son) - Age 7 - born abt. 1923, MO
John G. Thornhill (son) - Age 5 - born 08 May 1925, MO - died 06 Apr 1966 - Age 40
Donald O. Thornhill (son) - Age 2 6/12 - born 27 Oct 1927, MO - died 11 Jun 1996, Washington, MO - Age 68
Emmet B. Goode (brother) - Age 28 - born 12 Jun 1902, MO - died 04 Mar 1989, Pacific, MO - Age 86
.........................................................................
Elmer Thornhill (father) - born 16 Feb 1886, Robertsville, MO - Trade: Carpenter
died 03 Mar 1930, Washington, Washington Twp, Franklin Co., MO - Age 44
Residence: Gray Summit, MO
Cause of death: Acute lobar pneumonia
Place of burial: Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit, MO
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- additional info SSDI and Findagrave -
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31384535 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Alfred Bachelor Knowlton - Providence Co., RI - EVD
born 1910, RI
Mrs. Margaret Knowlton (wife), 164 Hamilton Street, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Enlistment: 03 Jun 1943, Providence, Rhode Island - Residence: Providence Co., Rhode Island - Marital Status: Married

36819163 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Norman Hirsh Gordon - Racine, Racine Co., WI - KIA
born 21 Jan 1925 - died 16 Aug 1944 - Age 19
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Gordon (parents), 2914 North Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
buried 29 Aug 1944 in Grave 663 - Section I - Line I - Heerde General Cemetery
reinterred - 5 Feb 1946 - at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: A Row: 5 Grave 11
The initial plot number in Margraten for S/Sgt. Gordon - WW-260
awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Norman Hirsh Gordon
S/Sgt. - Norman Hirsh Gordon
1925 - 1944
- image via Dick Breedijk -

Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery
        Norman Hirsh Gordon
Norman Hirsh Gordon - 1925 - 1944
Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery, WI
- photo by sudakdescendant - via findagrave.com



SGLO - T3948

B-17G-45-BO - #42-97204 "Skylark" - SO-K - 26 Aug 1944 - WEZEP - CREW 10

11098320 - O-817523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Harry Wesley Rainey Jr. - Hampden Co., MA - POW 18202215 - O-714188 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - J. Z. Rowe - Travis Co., TX - POW O-717645 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Charles Dean Francis III - Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery Co., PA - POW 19060782 - O-732857 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter Selium Kendall Jr. - Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA - POW 18192565 - T/sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Jack Clifton Evans - Garfield Co, OK - POW
19097547 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Donald Barrett Sturdivant - Los Angeles, CA - POW 34826568 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Richard Nelson Mosier - Whitfield Co., GA - POW 37621179 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John Grover Thornhill - Franklin Co., MS - POW 31384535 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Alfred Bachelor Knowlton - Providence Co., RI - EVD 36819163 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Norman Hirsh Gordon - Racine, Racine Co., WI - KIA

- 1 KIA - 8 POW - 1 EVD -

RAINEY Jr. - ROWE - FRANCIS III - KENDALL Jr. - EVANS
STURDIVANT - MOSIER - THORNHILL - KNOWLTON - GORDON(†)


Contact Rainey is pending - 29 Oct 2011
Contact Sturdivant is pending - 29 Oct 2011
Contact Thornhill is pending - 30 Oct 2011

Last update 31 Oct 2011 - PATS


SGLO - T3296

B-17G - #42-31175 'Trudy' - 1st Lt. William B. Lock - Heerde / Markluiden - 13:22
92nd BG(H) - 326th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1920
2 KIA - 5 POW - 3 EVD



92nd BG Triangle B 326th BS 8th-air-force-patch

92nd BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'B' - 326th BS - JW - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-31175 - 'Trudy' - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Oscherleben, Germany
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18001507 - O-666761 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - William B. Lock - Age 22 - EVD

12046192 - O-791153 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard H. Sperry - Fairfield Co., Connecticut - KIA

O-675987 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Milton (nmi) Cohen - POW

14076705 - O-676215 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Sol H. Greenberg - POW

36325753 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Raymond F. Pencek - EVD

15329994 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Vernon Pierce Brubaker Jr. - POW

18160462 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James B. Farrell Jr. - Muskogee County, Oklahoma - KIA

06554921 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Jack Joseph Wilhoit - POW

38123609 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Charlie H. Mullins - EVD

17059847 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Charles Harry Scott - POW
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18001507 - O-666761 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - William B. Lock - Age 22 - EVD
born 10 Jan 1919
Enlistment: 18 Jan 1941 - Private address: Penrose, Colorado - Job as civilian: Farmer
24 Missions - Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters - arrived in UK: 24 Mar 1944
E&E #531 - Escape and Evasion Report (94 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-531.pdf
- . - . -

12046192 - O-791153 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard H. Sperry - Fairfield Co., Connecticut - KIA
born 1914 - died 11 Jan 1944, Markluiden, The Netherlands - Age 29/30
Margraten, NL - Plot: A Row: 5 Grave: 18
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O-675987 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Milton (nmi) Cohen - POW
born 23 Feb 1919
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
- . - . -

14076705 - O-676215 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Sol H. Greenberg - POW
born 1917, Georgia - died 25 Jun 2004 - Age 86 - Religion: Jewish
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
- . - . -

36325753 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Raymond F. Pencek - EVD
born 26 Jun 1917 - died 24 Feb 2010, Roswell, GA - Age 92
Private address: 2702 So. 59th CT., Cicero, Illinois, USA
Job as civilian: Automatic Machine Operator
13 Missions - Purple Heart - Air Medal with three clusters - arrived in UK: 10 Sep 1944
E&E #1892 - Escape and Evasion Report (12 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-1892.pdf
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15329994 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Vernon Pierce Brubaker Jr. - POW
born 29 Jul 1923, Ohio - died: 14 Nov 1997, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona - Age 73
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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18160462 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James B. Farrell Jr. - Muskogee County, Oklahoma - KIA
born 1921 - died 11 Jan 1944, Markluiden, The Netherlands - Age 22/23
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06554921 - S/Sgt.- Right Waist Gunner - Jack Joseph Wilhoit - POW
born 12 Nov 1916, Montana - died 01 Jan 2001, Spokane, WA - Age 84
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Enlistment for Hawaiian Department : 31 Oct 1945
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38123609 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Charlie H. Mullins - EVD
born 1 Jul 1914, New Mexico
Private address: Rogers, New Mexico - Job as civilian: Farmer
Missions: 16 - Air Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster - arrived in UK: 24 Mar 1944
E&E #532 - Escape and Evasion Report (30 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-532.pdf
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17059847 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Charles Harry Scott - POW
born 9 Jun 1922
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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SGLO - T3296

B-17G - #42-31175 'Trudy' - 11 Jan 1944 - HEERDE / MARKLUIDEN - CREW 10

18001507 - O-666761 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - William B. Lock - EVD 12046192 - O-791153 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard H. Sperry - Fairfield Co., Connecticut - KIA O-675987 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Milton (nmi) Cohen - POW 14076705 - O-676215 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Sol H. Greenberg - POW 36325753 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Raymond F. Pencek - EVD
15329994 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Vernon Pierce Brubaker Jr. - POW 18160462 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James B. Farrell Jr. - Muskogee County, Oklahoma - KIA 06554921 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Jack Joseph Wilhoit - POW 38123609 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Charlie H. Mullins - EVD 17059847 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Charles Harry Scott - POW

- 2 KIA - 5 POW - 3 EVD -

LOCK - SPERRY(†) - COHEN - GREENBERG - PENCEK
BRUBAKER Jr. - FARRELL Jr.(†) - WILHOIT - MULLINS - SCOTT


Last update 09 Sep 2016 - PATS



Duur-Olst - 15

23 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 15 Commonwealth graves - 3 CAN - 8 UK - 4 AUS -




Olst is a large village 13 kilometers north of Deventer
on the road from that town to Zwolle. Duur is a hamlet administered by Olst
and lies 2 kilometers to the north on the main road. The cemetery is on the southern outskirts
of Duur ( nowadays Den Nul ), on the eastern side of the main road
The war graves are located in a prominent position east of the main path
No. of Identified Casualties: 15
Name of hamlet "Duur" is 1 km north of Den Nul - 03 Nov 2008 - PATS

Cemetery Duur-Olst - Commonwealth War Graves
- Commonwealth War Graves - Duur-Olst -
Graves No. 6 to 12 - Halifax crew DT617 - 3 Apr 1943
Graves No. 19 to 25 - Lancaster crew ME785 - 13 Jun 1944
Grave No. 18 - Spitfire LF Mk.XVI - TB343 - Pilot - Sgt. G. Wolloshin - 1 Apr 1945
Grave No. 5 - Mr. Aaldert Geerts - Dutch resistance member killed by German squad - 10 Apr 1945
- Olst 1940-1945 - A. Korten - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 18 Feb 2009


SGLO - T2170

Halifax Mk.II - DT617 - VR-G - P/O. P. D. Boyd - 23:50 - Duur
419 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron - 3rd Apr 1943 - Operation: Essen
7 KIA



Serial Range DT612 - DT649. 38 Halifax Mk.II
Part of a batch of 250 HP59 Halifax Mk.II. DT481-DT526; DT539- DT588; DT612-DT649
DT665-DT705; DT720-DT752; DT767-DT808
Delivered by English Electric Co. (Salmesbury & Preston) between 21 Nov 1942 and 29 Dec 1942
Halifax Mk.II - DT617 - VR-G was airborne - 19:52 - 3 Apr 1943 from Middleton-St.George, Durham, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm. Herbert Lütje, III./NJG 1)
crashing - 23:50 - at Duur (Overijssel) 12 km NNW of Deventer, Holland
All are buried in Olst (Duur) General Cemetery

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - DT617 - VR-G - 3 Apr 1943 - Mission: Essen
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1043666 - 125482 - F/O. - Pilot / Navigator - P. D. Boyd - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

J/12970 - F/O. - Navigator - G. W. Lawry - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA

1079156 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - L. H. Ransome - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

R/65638 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - S. N. Hall - RCAF - Age 34 - KIA

1511061 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. B. Langley - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

656148 - 132735 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - H. T. MacDonald - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

R/105759 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - B. W. Agar - RCAF - Age 26 - 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 - DT617 - VR-G - Boyd
Loss Card - DT617 - VR-G - Boyd - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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1043666 - 125482 - Flying Officer - Pilot / Navigator - Peter Delamere Boyd - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Heswall, Cheshire, UK - Grave 7 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820588
born 05 Nov 1920 - died 03 Apr 1943 - Age 22
Son of Mr. John Spencer Boyd and Mrs. Dorothy Agnes Boyd; of Heswall, Cheshire, UK
Sibling: Hylda S. Boyd (sister)
husband of Mrs. Muriel Joyce Boyd née Took

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Mr. John Spencer Boyd with Ms. Dorothy Agnes Woodhead - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a Page 1045
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1915 - Hylda S. Boyd - mother's surname: Woodhead - district: Wirral - Vol 8a Page 788
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Peter D. Boyd - mother's surname: Woodhead - district: Wirral - Vol 8a Page 757
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1939 - Ms. Hylda S. Boyd - spouse: Mr. Charles H. Lock - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a Page 1949
Birth 4th Qtr. 1945 - Davey A. Lock - mother's surname: Boyd - district: Wrexham - Vol 11b Page 563
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1942 - Peter D. Boyd with Ms. Muriel J. Took - district: Romford - Vol 4a Page 1298
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info: FreeBMD

Peter Delamere Boyd - 1931 - 1937 - Birkenhead School
Peter Delamere Boyd - 1931 - 1937 - Birkenhead School
source Old Birkonian Society - Birkenhead School

125482 - Flying Officer - Peter Delamere Boyd
F/O. - Peter Delamere Boyd
- Olst 1940-1945 - A. Korten - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld -

Pilot Officer Peter Delamere Boyd - RAF - Aged 22 years. Killed in action, May 1943
Scout Association - Second World War Roll of Honour - 64th Birkenhead Group
scoutsrecords.org


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR ONE.
IN GOD'S KEEPING

- Epigraph on Boyd memorial -
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J/12970 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Gordon Williams Lawry - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Timmins, Ontario, Canada - Grave 8 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820593
born 14 Feb 1921 - died 3 Apr 1943, Olst, The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Walter Fisk Lawry and Sara Williams Lawry, 15 Murdock Ave, Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Was attending Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Enlisted Sept 1941, went overseas Aug 1942

J/12970 - Flying Officer - Gordon Williams Lawry - RCAF
J/12970 - Flying Officer - Gordon Williams Lawry - RCAF
source Service Records - 03 Feb 2017

J/12970 - F/O. - Gordon Williams Lawry
F/O. - Gordon Williams Lawry
- courtesy Queen's, Kingston, ON -


SELF-SACRIFICE
IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF GRACE

- Epigraph on Lawry memorial -
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1079156 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Laurence Henry Ransome - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK - Grave 10 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820595
Son of Mr. Harry Ransome and Mrs. Mary Eliza Ransome née McGlade, of Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK
Siblings: Margaret A. Ransome, Alice M. Ransone, Florence Ransome and Doris Ransome

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1910 - Mr. Harry Ransome with Ms. Mary Eliza McGlade - district: Stockton - Vol 10a Page 127
The district Stockton spans the boundaries of the counties of Co. Durham and North Riding of Yorkshire
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1912 - Margaret A. Ransome - mother's surname: McGlade - district: Guisbro' - Vol 9d Page 906
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Alice M. Ransome - mother's surname: McGlade - district: Guisbro' - Vol 9d Page 926
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Florence Ransome - mother's surname: McGlade - district: Guisbro' - Vol 9d Page 887
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Doris Ransome - mother's surname: McGlade - district: Stockton - Vol 10a Page 154
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Laurence H. Ransome - mother's surname: McGlade - district: Guisbro' - Vol 9d Page 646
The district Guisbro' is an alternative name for Guisborough and it is in the county of North Riding of Yorkshire
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info FreeBMD


"IN THAT RICH EARTH
A RICHER DUST CONCEALED;
A DUST WHOM ENGLAND BORE"

- Epigraph on Ransome memorial -
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R/65638 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Sebert Norman Hall - RCAF - Age 34 - KIA
- of Orono, ON, Canada - Grave 6 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820590
born 10 Apr 1908, Darlington, Ontario - died 3 Apr 1943, Olst, The Netherlands
Son of Mr. John Hall and Mrs. Elizabeth Hall née Blair
husband of Mrs. S. N. Hall (wife), of Orono, ON, Canada

Permanent Address: 110 Alma St, Oshawa, ON
Occupation: Metal Finisher - Religion: Methodist United
Enlistment: 28 May 1940, Toronto, ON

Mr. John Hall (father) - born Brooklyn, ON
Mrs. Elizabeth Hall née Blair (mother) - born Courtice, ON
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Mrs. Evelyn Lavonia Hall née Richards (wife)
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Anna Marie Hall (daughter) - born 04 Feb 1932, ON - died 12 Mar 2016 - Age 84
Robert Dean Hall (son) - born 03 May 1934, ON - died 05 Aug 2012 - Age 78

017153-27 Seibert Norman HALL, 19, Clerk, Darlington twp, Oshawa, s/o John HALL (b. Ontario) & Elizabeth BLAIR;
married Evelyn Lavonia RICHARDS, 17, Clerk, Oshawa, Oshawa, d/o Everett RICHARDS (b. Ontario) & Ethel DEAN;
wit Helen GIBSON & Oliver R. DAY, both Oshawa, 22 Sept 1927, Whitby

After an article in the Oshawa Express I found out that the last known address
of daughter Anne-Marie George (that's her married name) was 930 Fairbanks Road, Cobourg, ON, K9A 5H1
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Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 24 Aug 2010
Anna Marie Charles née Hall . . . is correct name - info PATS

Anna Marie Charles
February 4, 1932 - March 12, 2016 - Age 84
Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Saturday, March 12, 2016
Anna Marie Charles (née Hall) at 84 years of age.
Beloved wife of the late George Lewis Charles (November 13, 1930 - December 23, 2003 - Age 73)
Loving mother of Heather Charles of Cobourg, Michael Charles (Lisa) of Cobourg,
Stephen Charles (Linda Macklin) of Port Hope and Mary Ellen "Mitzi" Dennis (Mark) of Cobourg.
Cherished grandmother of Carrie-Anne (Jesse), Amanda, Peter, Nathan, Alyssa, Joshua, Holli (Sean),
Hannah (Mark), Jocelyn (Cory), Amber and Adam (Anna).
Sister of the late Robert Hall
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source: maccoubrey.com/notice/4251


R/65638 - Sergeant - Sebert Norman Hall - RCAF R/65638 - Sergeant - Sebert Norman Hall - RCAF
R/65638 - Sergeant - Sebert Norman Hall - RCAF
left - source - Michael Charles (grandson) - 12 Jun 2017
right - source - Operation: Picture Me - via www.veterans.gc.ca - 07 Jun 2017

R/65638 - Sergeant - Sebert Norman Hall - RCAF - from Airman's Service and Pay Book
Sergeant - Sebert Norman Hall - RCAF - from Airman's Service and Pay Book
source RCAF Servive Records - 03 Feb 2017

!!! Discrepancy First Name !!! - Seibert, Sebert and Serbert - info PATS - 10 Jun 2017
Sebert is written by himself in his Airman's Service and Pay Book, etc ...
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1511061 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Birkett Langley - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Low Fell, Co. Durham, UK - Grave 9 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820592
born 2nd Qtr. 1923 (twin) - 21 Apr 1923 (info NDFHS)
Son of Thomas William Langley, and of Dorothy Moore Langley née Spark, of Low Fell, Co. Durham, UK

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1922 - Mr. Thomas W. Langley and Ms. Dorothy M. Spark - district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Dorothy M. Langley - district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1923 - John B. Langley - district: Newcastle upon Tyne
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Marriage 1st Qtr. 1951 - Ms. Dorothy M. Langley with Mr. Douglas Bowman - Northumberland South - Vol 1b Page 922
Death 2nd Qtr. 1977 - Mrs. Dorothy Margaret Bowman - 21 Apr 1923 - Newcastle upum Tyne - Vol 2 Page 710
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Newcastle upon Tyne and it spans the boundaries of the counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear

Hello Teunis,
I have been unable to find any descendants of Dorothy, she married to Douglas Bowman 1951 Northumberland South.
They don't have any children that I could find. Dorothy Margaret Bowman, died 2nd Qtr. 1977, Newcastle Vol 2 Page 710,
date of birth given as 21 April 1923, so I would assume that we have the right Dorothy.
I could not find a death record for Douglas Bowman but his death may be later than our records.
A death notice in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle would be probable but it would require someone to search
the issues for several months, this may give location and burial which may lead to someone with information.
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Regards, Malcolm Tate - NDFHS - 05 Jul 2017
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NDFHS = Northumberland and Durham Family History Society



NOT JUST TO-DAY
BUT EVERY DAY
IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER
MOTHER AND SISTER DOROTHY

- Epigraph on Langley memorial -
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656148 - 132735 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Hamish Turner MacDonald - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 12 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820594

132735 - Pilot Officer - Hamish Turner MacDonald
P/O. Hamish Turner MacDonald
- Olst 1940-1945 - A. Korten - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld -
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R/105759 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Beverley William Agar - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Provost, Alberta, Canada - Grave 11 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820586
born 5 Jan 1917 - died 3 Apr 1943, Olst, The Netherlands - Age 26
Occupation: Hardware - Clerk
Enlistment: 31 May 1941, Edmonton, Alberta
Son of Mr. Norval Agar and Mrs. Maude Elizabeth Agar née Briggs, of Provost, Alberta, Canada
Siblings: Mrs. Elsie Gertrude Russell (sister) (F-29 abt. 1913), Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Harper (sister) (F-28 b. 1915) and
Clarence Norval Agar (brother) (M-19) - born 01 Nov 1923 - died 09 Apr 2002 - Age 78
R/149104 - F/Sgt. Clarence Norval Agar (brother) (M-19) - born 01 Nov 1923 - died 09 Apr 2002 - Age 78

Mr. Norval Agar (father) (M-62) born 04 Jul 1880, Perth, Ontario
Mrs. Maude Elizabeth Agar née Briggs (mother) (F-45) born 11 May 1886, Norwich, Ontario
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Edith Elizabeth Harper née Agar (sister) born 13 Aug 1915, Provost, Alberta - died .. Dec 1983, Provost, Alberta - Age 68

Good Day:
According to the cemetery records, Norval Agar passed away on January 31, 1943 and Maude Agar passed away October 24, 1931.
Clarence Agar (I assume is a son as well) passed away April 9, 2002 and is buried with Norval and Maude.
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Regards,
Liz Prediger (Clerk - Town of Provost) - 08 Jun 2017

R/105759 - Flight Sergeant - Beverley William Agar - RCAF
Flight Sergeant - Beverley William Agar
source - www.419squadron.com - 07 Jun 2017


OUR LOVED ONE SLEEPS HERE,
EVER REMEMBERED, EVER LOVED

- Epigraph on Agar memorial -
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SGLO - T2170

HALIFAX Mk.II - DT617 - VR-G - 03 Apr 1943 - DUUR - CREW 7

1043666 - 125482 - Flying Officer - Pilot/Navigator - Peter Delamere Boyd - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA J/12970 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Gordon Williams Lawry - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA 1079156 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Laurence Henry Ransome - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA R/65638 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Sebert Norman Hall - RCAF - Age 34 - KIA
1511061 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Birkett Langley - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA 656148 - 132735 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Hamish Turner MacDonald - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA R/105759 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Beverley William Agar - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

BOYD(†) - LAWRY(†) - RANSOME(†) - HALL(†)
LANGLEY(†) - MacDONALD(†) - AGAR(†)


Contact Agar is pending - 09 Jun 2017 - PATS
Contact Hall is pending - 10 Jun 2017 - PATS

Last update - 05 Jul 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T3778

Lancaster Mk.I - ME785 - AR-H2 - P/O. A. F. Roche - 01:30 - Wesepe
460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron - 13th Jun 1944 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
7 KIA



Serial Range ME554 - ME868. This aircraft was one of 250 Lancaster Mk.Is ordered
from Metro- Vick May 1942 and delivered from Nov 1943 to Jun 1944 with Merlin 22 engines
initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 with the exception
of ME668-9 with Merlin 22 engines
ME785 was delivered to 460 Sqdn ex-100 Sqdn 30 May 1944
Also took part in the Key Operation against Achères (Railway junction) 10/11 Jun 1944
When lost this aircrafdt had a total of 15 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - ME785 - AR-H2 was airborne - 23:05 - 12 Jun 1944 from Binbrook, Lincolnshire, UK
Crashed - 01:30 - near Wesepe ( land of Mr. Kloosterboer) in the Dutch Province of Overijssel,
coming down on the Raalte to Deventer road
All were taken to nearby Duur and buried in Olst (Duur) General Cemetery 16 Jun 1944

Crew Lancaster Mk.I ME785 AR-H2 - RAAF
Crew Lancaster Mk.I - ME785 - AR-H2 - Feb 1944 -
back l-r : T. E. Sage, J. B. Ross, G. G. Barker
front l-r : M. T. Whittenbury, A. F. Roche, R. T. Hill and J. R.Fry
- courtesy Glenn Petherbridge née Fry, daughter - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 18 Feb 2009

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - ME785 - AR-H2 - 13 Jun 1944 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
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5136 - F/O. - Pilot - A. F. Roche - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA

422165 - F/O. - Navigator - J. R. Fry - RAAF - Age 33 - KIA

1146986 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - T. E. Sage - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1673067 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. B. Ross - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

20076 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - R. T. Hill - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA

417920 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - M. T. Whittenbury - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA

1894666 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - G. G. Barker - RAFVR - Age 19 - 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 - ME785 - AR-H2 - Roche
Loss Card - ME785 - AR-H2 - Roche - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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F/O. - Pilot - Austin Frederick Roche - RAAF F/O. - Navigator - James Rollo Fry - RAAF F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas Edwin Sage- RAFVR Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Joseph Beaddie Ross - RAFVR F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Robert Trevor Hill - RAAF F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - Mervyn Thomas Whittenbury - RAAF Sgt. - Air Gunner - Gerald Gordon Barker - RAFVR
- Roche - - - - - - - - Ross - - - - - - - - - Fry - - - - - - - - - Hill - - - - - - - - - - Sage - - - - - - - Whittenbury - - - - - Barker -
- courtesy Glenn Petherbridge née Fry, daughter - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 18 Feb 2009

5136 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Austin Frederick Roche - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Provost, Alberta, Canada - Grave 24 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820596
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 108
Son of Dr. Cedric Watson Gray Roche and Mabel Roche, of Balwyn, Victoria, Australia
birth 5 Aug 1917, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Enlistment 6 Nov 1939 - Occupation: Student of Mathematics
F/O. Austin Frederick Roche was on his 23rd Mission


IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY

- Epigraph on Roche memorial -
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422165 - Flying Officer - Navigator - James Rollo Fry - RAAF - Age 33 - KIA
- of Roseville, NSW, Australia - Grave 23 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820589
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 107
Son of James Arthur Barrett Fry and Caroline Fraser Fry
husband of Jean Palmer Fry, of Roseville, New South Wales, Australia
birth 3 Jun 1911, Chatswood, NSW, Australia - Enlistment 25 Apr 1942 - Occupation: Chartered Accountant
P/O. Fry was an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants - A.C.A., A.A.I.S.

Thank you.
I was researching the loss of my second cousin James Rollo Fry KIA 13 June 1944
when the Lancaster in which he was a crew member was returning from a raid over Germany and crashed in Holland.
Most grateful to you for your work. Thanks again.
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David McManamey - 03 May 2016

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1146986 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas Edwin Sage - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, UK - Grave 25 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820598
Son of Francis Edwin and Annie Sage, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, UK


HE GAVE
THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL
HIS OWN UNFINISHED LIFE

- Epigraph on Sage memorial -
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1673067 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Joseph Beaddie Ross - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 22 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820597
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20076 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Robert Trevor Hill - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia - Grave 20 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820591
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 107
Son of Robert and Florence Nellie Louisa Hill, of Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia
birth 4 Jan 1920, Bellingen, NSW, Australia - Enlistment 27 May 1940 - Occupation: Farmer


HIS DUTY FEARLESSLY
AND NOBLY DONE
EVER FONDLY REMEBERED

- Epigraph on Hill memorial -
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417920 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Mervyn Thomas Whittenbury - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Largs Bay, South Australia, Australia - Grave 21 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820599
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 108
Son of Alfred Horace and Ellen Whittenbury, of Largs Bay, South Australia, Australia
birth 18 Nov 1922, Naracoorte, SA, Australia - Enlistment 18 Jul 1942 - Occupation: ....


HIS DUTY FEARLESSLY
AND NOBLY DONE.
EVER REMEMBERED

- Epigraph on Whittenbury memorial -
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1894666 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Gerald Gordon Barker - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of East Sheen, Surrey, UK - Grave 19 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820587
Son of Charles Edmund Barker, and of Grace Elizabeth Barker
of East Sheen, Surrey, UK - Stepson of Mr. D. Hollings, of East Sheen, UK


IN PRECIOUS
EVERLASTING MEMORY
OF MY BELOVED SON GERALD
MOTHER, KENNETH, DAVID

- Epigraph on Barker memorial -
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Five crew members ME785 - Fry, Sage, Roche, Whittenbury and Hill - Feb 1944
Five Crew members - ME785 - Feb 1944 -
l-r : J. R. Fry, T. E. Sage, A. F. Roche, M. T. Whittenbury and R. T. Hill
- courtesy Glenn Petherbridge née Fry, daughter - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 18 Feb 2009

Mike Kleinlugtebeld, Zwolle made a detailed 7 pages write-up of this ME785 crew
- see Bulletin No. 302, Februari 2009 of SGLO -
[ SGLO = 'Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945' / 'Study Group Air War 1939-1945' ]
also supplied me with the additional photos related to the Duur-Olst section



SGLO - T3778

LANCASTER Mk.I - ME785 - AR-H2 - 13 Jun 1944 - WESEPE - CREW 7

5136 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Austin Frederick Roche - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA 422165 - Flying Officer - Navigator - James Rollo Fry - RAAF - Age 33 - KIA 1146986 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas Edwin Sage - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1673067 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Joseph Beaddie Ross - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
20076 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Robert Trevor Hill - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA 417920 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Mervyn Thomas Whittenbury - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA 1894666 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Gerald Gordon Barker - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

ROCHE(†) - FRY(†) - SAGE(†) - ROSS(†)
HILL(†) - WHITTENBURY(†) - BARKER(†)


Contact Fry is pending - 03 May 2016 - PATS

Last update - 06 May 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5485

Spitfire LF Mk.XVI - TB343 - Sgt. G. Wolloshin - 14:00 - Diepenveen
341 (French) Squadron - 1st Apr 1945 - Mission : Armed recce
1 KIA



Spitfire LF Mk.XVI - TB343 outfitted with Packard Merlin M266 engine
6 Maintenance Unit - 17-1-45 - 329 Squadron 1-3-45 - 341 Squadron - 15-3-45

TB343 with Sgt. Wolloshin was on Armed recce Zutphen-Zwolle-Hengelo area
Hit by railway-mounted AA-fire and made forced landing - 14:00 - at estate "Wijnbergen"
Olsterweg - Diepenveen (province Overijssel), but hit a tree and was killed
Buried as 'unknown' at Duur ( nowadays Den Nul ) 2 km north of Olst
A dog tag could not be found - name via laundry marks in underwear -
Duur is a hamlet administered by Olst and lies 2 km to the north of Olst
- info 17 Mar 2005 - Henk Welting -

1569246 - Sergeant - Pilot - Gabriel Wolloshin - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK - Grave 18 - Olst (Duur) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820600
Son of Gabriel and Natalie Wolloshin, of Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

1569246 - Sergeant - Gabriel Wolloshin
Sergeant - Gabriel Wolloshin
- Olst 1940-1945 - A. Korten - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld -


ETERNAL REST
GRANT TO HIM, O LORD;
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT
SHINE UPON HIM. R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Wolloshin memorial -
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SGLO - T5485

SPITFIRE LF Mk.XVI - TB343 - 01 Apr 1945 - DIEPENVEEN - CREW 1

1569246 - Sergeant - Pilot - Gabriel Wolloshin - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

WOLLOSHIN(†)


Last update - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3298

B-17F - #42-29993 - 2nd Lt. Donald W. Tattershall - Schalkhaar - 13:30
306th BG(H) - 369th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1935
9 KIA - 1 POW



!!! Crashed outside my 50x50 mi search area - info PATS - 29 May 2010 !!!

Base: 306th BG - Thurleigh, UK - 9 Oct 1942
Those KIA (9) are initial buried at Diepenveen Cemetery
disinterred after liberation - brought to Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium
Five (5) do have their final resting place in the USA
Sole survivor Radio Operator T/Sgt. James A. Hobbs, wounded and brought to Kriegslazarett 4/686, Apeldoorn, Holland
On 29 March to the Luftwaffe Lazarett, Amsterdam. Discharged 11 April and lodged until the morning of the 15th of April
in a sort of garrison in the city, during shipment to the Interrogation Center at Dulagluft, Frankfurt am Main
after Dulagluft he ended up in Krems - Stalag 17B
After liberation to camp "Lucky Strike", France and returned to the "Fitin' Bitin'" in England

306th BG - Patch Triangle H 369th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

306th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'H' - 369th BS - 'WW' - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-29993 - 'WW' - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Halberstadt - MACR #1935
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18031998 - O-746460 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Donald Wayne Tattershall - Creek County, Oklahoma - 1921 - KIA

19081789 - O-682752 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William E. Grisham - Los Angeles, California - 1923 - KIA

35131821 - O-807994 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - James Crabtree Jr. - Hamilton County, Ohio - 1920 - KIA

14076211 - O-673844 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - John T. Whittle Jr. - Glynn County, Georgia - 1921 - KIA

33307771 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Leroy K. Johnson - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - 1921 - KIA

33221083 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James A. Hobbs - Arlington County, Virgina - 1908 - POW

32425145 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Carmel A. Melita - Queens County, New York - 1915 - KIA

37436962 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Robert H. Hegg - Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa - 1921 - KIA

35034937 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Elmer J. Sweitzer - Shelby County, Ohio - 1916 - KIA

15339049 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William E. Dodson - Clark County, Ohio - 1923 - KIA
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18031998 - O-746460 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Donald Wayne Tattershall - Creek County, Oklahoma - 1921 - KIA
Son of Perry Beavers Tattershall (father) and Helen Ida Tattershall (née Pence), General Delivery, Kilgore, Texas
Siblings: Wayne Phillip Tattershall (brother) - born 13 Jan 1916 - died 13 Mar 1956 - Age 40
Murray Eugene Tattershall (brother) - born 2 Nov 1917 - died 23 Mar 1990 - Age 72
Thelma Louella Tattershall (sister) - born 1929
and baby Tattershall (brother) - born 19??
- info US Census 3 Apr 1930, Tiger Twp, Creek Co., Oklahoma -
additional info rootsweb - by Carla Stanford Allen -
Enlistment: 10 Oct 1940, Tulsa, OK - Nativity: OK - Marital status: Single
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19081789 - O-682752 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William E. Grisham - Los Angeles, California - 1923 - KIA
Son of Mrs. Joyce E. Grisham (mother), 4105 Villanova St, Houston 5, Texas
Enlistment: 26 Mar 1942, Los Angeles, CA - Nativity, CA - Marital status: Single
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery - Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium - Plot: B Row: 35 Grave: 40
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35131821 - O-807994 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - James Crabtree Jr. - Hamilton County, Ohio - 1920 - KIA
born 1920, Tennessee
Son of James Crabtree Sr. (b.1876) and Margaret Crabtree (b.1886)
Address 8 Apr 1930 - US Census: 808 West 8th St. Cincinati, Ward 16 - Block 14, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Goldie G. Ryan Crabtree (sister), 6444 Glade Avenue, Cincinati, Ohio
Siblings: Goldie (F-1906), Mildred (F-1915) and Ruth (F-1916)
Enlistment: 12 Nov 1942, Fort Thomas, Newport, KY - Nativity, TN - Marital status: Single
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery - Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium - Plot: B Row: 35 Grave: 46
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14076211 - O-673844 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - John T. Whittle Jr. - Glynn County, Georgia - 1921 - KIA
Son of Mr. John T. Whittle Sr. and Mrs. Louise W. Whittle, 1102 Prince Street, Brunswick, Georgia
Address - 4 Apr 1930: 826 Carpenter, Brunswick City, First Ward - Block 900
John T. Whittle Sr. (Head) - Age 50 - b.1880; Louise Whittle (Wife) - Age 40 - b.1890
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marie W. Whittle (daughter) Age 17 - b.1913, Ruth C. Whittle (daughter) - Age 15 - b.1915
John T. Whittle Jr. (son) - Age 8 - b.1921, Anne W. Whittle (daughter) - Age 6 - b.1924
and William B. Whittle (Son) - Age 2½ - b.1927
- info from US Census 4 Apr 1930 -
Enlistment: 25 Mar 1942, Douglas, GA - Nativity, GA - Marital status: Single
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33307771 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Leroy K. Johnson - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - 1921 - KIA
Son of Earl R. Johnson (b.1898, PA) and Louise Johnson (b.1894, OH)
Address - 1930 : 438 Pacific Ave, McKeesport, Ward 10, Allegheny Co., PA
Husband of Mrs. Jean D. Johnson (wife), 425 Pacific Avenue, McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 9 Oct 1942, Pittsburgh, PA - Nativity, PA - Marital status: Single
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33221083 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James A. Hobbs - Arlington County, Virgina - 1908 - POW
Husband of Helen N. Hobbs (wife), 4225 North Second Road, Arlington, Virginia
Enlistment: 31 Jun 1942, Richmond, VA - Nativity, GA - Marital status: Married
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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32425145 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Carmel A. Melita - Queens County, New York - 1915 - KIA
Mrs. Frances ?Dale? (sister), 33-14 88th Street, Jackson Heights, New York
Enlistment: 10 Aug 1942, Fort Jay, Governors Island, NY - Nativity, NY - Marital status: Single
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery - Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium - Plot: D Row: 22 Grave: 7
- Italian roots -
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37436962 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Robert H. Hegg - Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa - 1921 - KIA
born 4 Dec 1921, Marshfield, WI
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer R. Hegg (father), 227 Third Avenue Northeast, Waverly, Iowa
He was a graduate of the Fargo, ND, high school and attended North Dakota State college at Fargo three years,
going into the army in October 1942 and leaving for overseas service just a year later
His father is employed in the local offices of the Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Newspaper clips - Sgt. Robert H. Hegg
Sgt. Robert H. Hegg
Newspaper clips via Ms. Elvira K. Hebell - 14 Jun 2010
middle clip - source: "Tripoli Leader"
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35034937 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Elmer J. Sweitzer - Shelby County, Ohio - 1916 - KIA
Mr. Leonard J. Schweitzer (brother), 2051 Playground Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Enlistment: 24 Jul 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH - - Nativity, OH - Marital status: Single
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery - Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium - Plot: D Row: 4 Grave: 9
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15339049 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William E. Dodson - Clark County, Ohio - 1923 - KIA
Son of Mr. Edgar N. Dodson and Mrs. Marie E. Dodson, 525 North Light Street, Springfield, Ohio
Address 9 Apr 1930 - US Census: 226 North Race Street, Springfield Cty, Ward 6, OH
Edgar N. Dodson (Head) - Age 38 b.1892, Marie E. Dodson (Wife) - Age 37 b.1893
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
William E. Dodson (Son) - Age 6 b.1923, Mary J. Dodson (daughter) - Age 4 8/12 b. 1925
Paul A. Dodson (Son) - Age 1 5/12 b.1928
- info from US Census 9 Apr 1930 -
Enlistment: 16 Nov 1942, Fort Thomas, Newport, KY - Nativity, OH - Marital status: Single
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- info MACR, KU 731, US Census 1930 and AAD-Archives -
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SGLO - T3298

B-17F - #42-29993 - 11 Jan 1944 - SCHALKHAAR - CREW 10

18031998 - O-746460 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot -  Donald Wayne Tattershall - Creek County, Oklahoma - 1921 - KIA 19081789 - O-682752 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William E. Grisham  - Los Angeles, California - 1923 - KIA 35131821 - O-807994 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator -  James Crabtree Jr.  - Hamilton County, Ohio - 1920 - KIA 14076211 - O-673844 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier -  John T. Whittle Jr.  - Glynn County, Georgia - 1921 - KIA 33307771 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Leroy K. Johnson  - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - 1921 - KIA
33221083 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James A. Hobbs  - Arlington County, Virgina - 1908 - POW 32425145 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner -  Carmel A. Melita  - Queens County, New York - 1915 - KIA 37436962 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Robert H. Hegg  - Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa - 1921 - KIA 35034937 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Elmer J. Sweitzer  - Shelby County, Ohio - 1916 - KIA 15339049 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William E. Dodson  - Clark County, Ohio - 1923 - KIA

- 9 KIA - 1 POW -

TATTERSHALL(†) - GRISHAM(†) - CRABTREE Jr.(†) - WHITTLE Jr.(†) - JOHNSON(†)
HOBBS - MELITA(†) - HEGG(†) - SWEITZER(†) - DODSON(†)


Last update - 09 Sep 2016 - PATS



Hellendoorn - 15

29 mi SE of Vollenhove

- 15 Commonwealth graves - 2 CAN - 11 UK - 1 AUS - 1 NZ -




Hellendoorn is a small village 20 kilometers west of Almelo
and 4 kilometers north of Nijverdal, which lies on the main Zwolle-Almelo road
The cemetery lies about half a mile south of the village
on the east side of the road to Nijverdal
In the south-eastern corner are the graves of 15 airmen
Eleven (11) from the United Kingdom, two (2) from Canada
one (1) from Australia and one (1) from New Zealand
No. of Identified Casualties: 15


SGLO - T1609

Wellington Mk.III - Z1611 - DX-R - Sgt. D. W. Ashworth - 02:47 - Rhaan
57 Squadron - 20th Jun 1942 - Operation Emden
5 KIA



Mk.III delivered by Vickers (Chester) between Nov 1941 and May 1942
Wellington Mk.III - Z1611 - DX-R was airborne - 23:45 - 19 Jun 1942 from Feltwell, Norfolk, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter ( ?? Oblt. Viktor Bauer, III./NJG 1 ??)
and crashed - 02:37 - 20 Jun 1942 near Rhaan (Overijssel), 5 km N of Hellendoorn, Holland
At 24 years of age, Sgt. Collis was the eldest; his skipper, Sgt. Ashworth
was the youngest in the crew, being aged just 19
- . - . -
Just to add that the attacker was more likely to be Herbert Lütje not Bauer
Lütje made a claim for a Wellington over Raalte, which is very close to the crash site,
a few minutes before the crash
Viktor Bauer was a famous ace but mainly on the Eastern front
And he made claims for some Mig-3s on that date, which places him in the wrong place
Lostbombers seem to have confused him with Martin Bauer of NJG 1,
who also made a claim for a Wellington that night.
Lostbombers has a number of mistakes and one needs to be careful in using it
- info claim - by Kyt - via rootschat.com forum -

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Crew: Wellington Mk.III - Z1611 - DX-R - 20 Jun 1942 - Operation Emden
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1381000 - Sgt. - Pilot - D. W. Ashworth - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

930440 - Sgt. - Observer - W. E. Collis - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA

1185878 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - B. Chadwick - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1375600 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - H. A. Payne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

645324 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - C. J. Morgan - RAFVR - Age 22 - 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 - Z1611 - DX-R - Ashworth
Loss Card - Z1611 - DX-R - Ashworth - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1381000 - Sergeant - Pilot - Donald William Ashworth - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK - Joint Grave 4 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820503
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ashworth, of Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK

20 Jun 2012: Visit of family Chris Westcott (nephew) of Oxford, UK
At the grave of Sgt. Ashworth - Hellendoorn General Cemetery, Ninaberlaan, Hellendoorn
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Margaret Bradford from Canada (relative of the pilot)


CHERISHED MEMORIES
OF OUR DEAR SON AND BROTHER.
ONE DAY
WE SHALL MEET AGAIN

- Epigraph on Ashworth memorial -
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930440 - Sergeant - Observer - William Edward Collis - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of Ilford Essex, UK - Grave 2 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820506
Son of James William Collis, and of Rosetta Florence Collis, of Ilford (Essex), Greater London, UK
born 25 May 1918 in Forest Gate, London, UK - info by Aulus - Florence Stevenson (née Hampson) -


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF A DEAR SON
AND THE DEAREST OF BROTHERS
MUM, DORA AND BOB

- Epigraph on Collis memorial -
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1185878 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Barton Chadwick - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK - Grave 3 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820505
Son of John Porter Chadwick and Elizabeth Chadwick, of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK


"I BARE YOU ON EAGLES' WINGS
AND BROUGHT YOU UNTO MYSELF"

- Epigraph on Chadwick memorial -
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1375600 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Harry Arthur Payne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Clapham, London, UK - Grave 1 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820515
Son of Harry and Dorothy Alice Payne, of Clapham, London,UK


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

- Epigraph on Payne memorial -
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645324 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Charles John Morgan - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Coventry, UK - Joint Grave 4 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820514
Son of George and Ann Morgan, of Coventry, UK


THE COMBAT'S O'ER
THE PRIZE WON
MY WITNESS IS ON HIGH
MY RECORD'S IN THE SKY

- Epigraph on Morgan memorial -
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SGLO - T1609

WELLINGTON Mk.III - Z1611 - DX-R - 20 Jun 1942 - RHAAN - CREW 5

1381000 - Sergeant - Pilot - Donald William Ashworth - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA 930440 - Sergeant - Observer - William Edward Collis - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 1185878 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Barton Chadwick - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
1375600 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Harry Arthur Payne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 645324 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Charles John Morgan - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

- 5 KIA -

ASHWORTH(†) - COLLIS(†) - CHADWICK(†)
PAYNE(†) - MORGAN(†)


Contact Ashworth is pending - 17 Mar 2014 - PATS

Last update - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1878

Halifax Mk.II - W1108 "The Menace" - NP-E - Sgt. W. F. Ensor - 22:55 - Rhaan
158 Squadron - 15th Oct 1942 - Operation Cologne
6 KIA - 1 POW



Delivered by English Electric Co. (Salmesbury & Preston) between 24 Apr 1942 and 24 Apr 1942
This aircraft was christened "The Menace"
Halifax Mk.II - W1108 - NP-E was airborne - 18:54 - 15 Oct 1942 from East Moor, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Manfred Meurer, III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 22:53 - at Rhaan (Overijssel), 5 km N of Hellendoorn, Holland
The bulk of the wreckage fell close to Hellendoornse Es
near the house of H. de Bries at Koetreeweg 1, Rhaan
Those killed are buried in Hellendoorn General Cemetery
Sgt. Fernie was badly wounded by cannon-shell splinters
Sgt. R. B. Fernie was interned in Camps 9C/357, POW No. 42672

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - W1108 - NP-E - 15 Oct 1942 - Operation Cologne
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413831 - Sgt. - Pilot - W. F. Ensor - RNZAF - Age 29 - KIA

1072725 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomber - A. E. Bell - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA

980188 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. Jones - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

962190 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - E. G. Edwards - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA

1330183 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomber - R. B. Fernie - RAF - Age 21 - Camps 9C/357, POW No. 42672 - POW

1324368 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - W. C. Warne - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

1385252 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - S. G. Jenner - RAFVR - Age 20 - 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 - W1108 - NP-E - Ensor
Loss Card - W1108 - NP-E - Ensor - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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413831 - Sergeant - Pilot - Weiland Fairfax Ensor - RNZAF - Age 29 - KIA
- of Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand - Coll. Grave 6-10 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820510
born 17 Jun 1913, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand - died 15 Oct 1942 - Age 29
Son of Arthur Fairfax Ensor and Bertha Mary Ensor née Gredig, of Auckland City, New Zealand
husband of Elsie Betty Jean Ensor née Gray, 10 Reimers Avenue, Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand
marriage: 21 May 1940, St. Mary's Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland
Father of Harley Lynette Ensor (born 18 Jul 1941)

413831 - Sergeant - Pilot - Weiland Fairfax Ensor - RNZAF 413831 - Sergeant - Pilot - Weiland Fairfax Ensor - RNZAF
413831 - Sgt. Weiland Fairfax Ensor - RNZAF
Source R. B. Fernie - Collection C. Cornelissen Jr., Almelo - 13 Dec 2016

Weiland Fairfax Ensor, 32 Brentwood Avenue
Enlistment: 06 Jul 1941, Initial Training Wing, Levin
17 Aug 1941: Posted to No. 4 E.F.T.S., Whenuapai for elementary flying training
27 Sep 1941: Proceeded to No.3 Flying Training School, Ohakea
20 Nov 1941: Awarded Flying badge
20 Dec 1941: Promoted to Sergeant
19 Jan 1942: Embarked for the United Kingdom
address 01 Feb 1950 - Mrs. B. Ensor (mother), 7 Jesmond Terrace, Mt. Albert, Auckland
Awards: The 1939-45 Star, The Aircrew Europe Star, The Defence Medal, The War Medal 1939-45 and the N.Z. War Medal
478 hours as pilot
Weiland Fairfax Ensor - also written as Wailand Fairfax Ensor - info PATS - 10 Mar 2010
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RNZAF - Service records - Ensor - request 17 May 2013 - received 03 Aug 2013 - PATS -

1072725 - Sergeant - Navigator / Bomber - Arthur Ewart Bell - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA
- of Stockton Heath, Cheshire, UK - Coll. Grave 6-10 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820504
Son of Frank Bell, and of Helen B. Bell, of Stockton Heath, Cheshire, UK
- . - . -

980188 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Ronald Jones - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of Swansea, UK - Coll. Grave 6-10 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820512
Son of Harry Jones, and of Annie Jones, of Swansea, UK


REST IN PEACE.
FOR EVER IN MY THOUGHTS

- Epigraph on Jones memorial -
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962190 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Ernest George Edwards - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
- of Bush Hill Park, Enfield, UK - Coll. Grave 6-10 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820508
Son of Charles and Mabel Violet Edwards, of Enfield, Middlesex, UK
husband of Rhoda Evelyn Edwards, of Bush Hill Park, Enfield, UK

962190 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Ernest George Edwards - RAFVR
962190 - Sgt. - Ernest George Edwards - RAFVR
image via Denis Sharp - 04 Dec 2016


LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES
THE YEARS ROLL BY,
BUT IN OUR HEARTS
YOU WILL NEVER DIE

- Epigraph on Edwards memorial -
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1330183 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomber - Roy Bernard Fernie - RAF - Age 21 - POW
born 1921, UK - deceased .... - Age ..
interned in Camps 9C/357, POW No. 42672
born 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Roy B. Fernie - mother's surname: Smith - district: Yarmouth, Norfolk Co., UK - Vol 4b Page 38

1330183 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomber - Roy Bernard Fernie - RAF
1330183 - Sgt. Roy Bernard Fernie - RAF
image via Geoff Fernie (son) - 11 Nov 2016

Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1946 - Mr. Roy B. Fernie with Ms. Eva L. Jewson - district: King's L. - Vol 4b Page 1233
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1948 - Geoffrey R. Fernie - mother's surname: Jewson - district: Wisbech - Vol 4a Page 469
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1950 - Judith Sally Jane Fernie - mother's surname: Jewson - district: Ely - Vol 4a Page 405
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1972 - Mr. Robin B. Vivian with Ms. Judith S. J. Fernie - district: Ely, Norfolk Co. - Vol 4a Page 995

!!! Discrepancy !!! - Roy Bernard Fernie / Ray Bernard Fernie

It's Ray Bernard Fernie - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 16 Jun 2013

AIR78-54-0-2 - ID - 1330183 - Ray (Roy) Bernard Fernie
AIR78-54-0-2 - page 1496
1330183 - Ray Bernard Fernie - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 16 Jun 2013
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1324368 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - William Charles Warne - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Coll. Grave 6-10 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820517
- . - . -

1385252 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Stanley George Jenner - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of St. John's Wood, London, UK - Grave 5 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820511
born 2nd Qtr. 1922, mother's surname Marks - district St. Pancras, London, UK
Son of Stanley Harold and Rosaline Jenner (née Marks), of St. John's Wood, London, UK
marriage 4th Qtr. 1921, Stanley H. Jenner and Rosaline Marks, district St. Pancras, UK
Sibling: Alan H. Jenner, mother's surname Marks - born 3rd Qtr. 1923, district St. Pancras, London, UK

1385252 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Stanley George Jenner - RAFVR
1385252 - Sgt. Stanley George Jenner - RAFVR
Source D. K. Jenner - Collection C. Cornelissen Jr., Almelo - 13 Dec 2016


"FOR EVER WITH THE LORD.
LOVINGLY REMEMBERED
BY MUM, DAD,
SISTER AND BROTHERS

- Epigraph on Jenner memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T1878

HALIFAX Mk.II - W1108 "The Menace" - NP-E - 15 Oct 1942 - RHAAN - CREW 7

413831 - Sergeant - Pilot - Weiland Fairfax Ensor - RNZAF - Age 29 - KIA 1072725 - Sergeant - Navigator / Bomber - Arthur Ewart Bell - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA 980188 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Ronald Jones - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 962190 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Ernest George Edwards - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
1330183 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomber - Roy Bernard Fernie - RAF - Age 21 - POW 1324368 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - William Charles Warne - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1385252 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Stanley George Jenner - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 POW -

ENSOR(†) - BELL(†) - JONES(†) - EDWARDS(†)
FERNIE - WARNE(†) - JENNER(†)


Contact Edwards is pending - 16 Jun 2013
Contact Fernie is pending - 24 Oct 2016

Last update - 13 Dec 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T4561

Typhoon Mk.Ib - PD469 - F/O. - R. W. Doidge - 08:30 - Nijverdal
440 Squadron - 20th Oct 1944 -
1 KIA



Typhoon Mk.Ib - PD469 with F/O. - R. W. Doidge did crash near railroad bridge over Regge

J/26406 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Ronald William Doidge - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of La Salle, Ontario, Canada - Grave 15 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820507
born 7 Jan 1923 - died 20 Oct 1944, Nijverdal, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Mrs. and Mr. W. H. Doidge (father), La Salle, ON, Canada

From 'They Shall Grow Not Old' - Allison
Age 20 from La Salle, Ontario - J/26406 - NCO R/164071
- info by Henk Welting -

From Democracy at War newspaper archives at www.museedelaguerre.ca
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Hamilton Spectator, 1944/06/13
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An R.A.F. Fighter Station in England, June -13.- (CP Cable)
...............................................................................................
F./O. R. W. Doidge, a Canadian "Typhoon" pilot from La Salle Ont., has returned to his squadron
after a series of events over Normandy that included bailing out over the Allied beachhead with part
of his parachute ripped away and his "capture" by Canadian forces
The Canadians mistook the 21-year- old Doidge for a German because of his close-cropped hair, the German helmet
he carried as a souvenir and the "Heil Hitler" he shouted.
Only after lengthy questioning was his status determined and he returned to England in a tank landing craft
Doidge was shot down last Wednesday by a tank he was strafing.
When he bailed out of his flak riddled aircraft the parachute wrapped around the aircraft's tail
because he pulled the rip-cord to soon, but he drifted to earth safely
Freeing himself of the parachute on landing, he started toward the coast, swinging a German helmet he picked up.
When a column of Canadians swung by he laughingly called out "Heil Hitler" and the Canadians "captured" him.
- info by Dennis Burke, Dublin, Ireland -

The incident 7-6-1944 S of Caen (08.15 hrs) was on Typhoon MN247 (I8-D)
Returned to unit 10-6-1944
- info by Henk Welting -

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Globe and Mail, 1944/11/04
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DOIDGE, Ronald William, FO. W. H. Doidge (father), La Salle, Ont.
- info by Dennis Burke, Dublin, Ireland -
- . - . -



SGLO - T4561

TYPHOON Mk.Ib - PD469 - 20 Oct 1944 - NIJVERDAL - CREW 1

J/26406 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Ronald William Doidge - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

DOIDGE(†)


Last update - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5082

Halifax Mk.III - NR251 - NP-B - F/Lt. - A. Elliott - 20:15 - Haarle
158 Squadron - 5th Jan 1945 - Operation Hannover
1 KIA - 2 POW - 4 EVD



Part of a batch of 200 HP Halifax Mk.B.III - NR225-NR258 -
Delivered by English Electric Co. (Salmesbury & Preston) between 4 Nov 1944 and 18 Nov 1944
NR251 was one of four No.158 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation
Other three were: MZ395; MZ432; NR190
Halifax Mk.III - NR251 - NP-B was airborne - 16:47 - 5 Jan 1945 from Lissett, Yorkshire, UK
Homebound, very badly shot about by a night-fighter and abandoned
All the crew managed to parachute out of the aircraft
F/Lt. Elliott was found beside the wreck with his parachute only partly opened
before crashing - 20:15 - beside the Raalterdijk in Haarle (soccer field nowadays) - 16 km W of Almelo
F/Lt. Elliott, who had married Gladys Letitia Benton of Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
is buried in the Hellendoorn General Cemetery
As are Mrs. Gladys L. Elliott ashes buried with him since 29 Dec 2006

Sgt. D. McMahon was interned in Camp L1, no POW No. ......
Navigator F/Sgt. A. M. H. 'Mick' Norris was 'NOT' confined in Hospital due injuries. Camp L1. POW No. 7624

103 Course - 'Best crew' - July 1944
Course 103 - 'Best crew' - July 1944
photo courtesy of David Alec Elliott - 27 Sep 2010

Crew - Alec Elliott - 1944
Crew - Alec Elliott - 1944
back l-r: F/Sgt. Paul D. Watson, F/Sgt. Ralph H. Dickson, Sgt. Donald McMahon, Sgt. William B. Morton
front l-r: F/Sgt. Ian A. H. Croad, F/Lt. Alec Elliott, F/Sgt. A. Michael H. Norris
photo courtesy of David Alec Elliott

Four crew members in Nijverdal - 1986
Four crew members in Nijverdal - 1986
l-r: Mick Norris, Ian Croad, Ralph Dickson and William Morton
- image via William Morton (son) - 14 Oct 2010 -

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Crew: Halifax Mk.III - NR251 - NP-B - 5 Jan 1945 - Operation Hannover
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1259905 - 64297 - F/Lt. - Pilot - Alec Elliott - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA

1801918 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Albert Michael Horner "Mick" Norris - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW

1810086 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Paul David Watson - RAFVR - Age 20 - EVD

1785374 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William Blyth Morton - RAFVR - Age 19 - EVD

1801318 - 190866 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Ian Alfred Helier Croad - RAFVR - Age 20 - EVD

1580930 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Donald "Don" McMahon - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW

994641 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Ralph Hall Dickson - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD
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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 - NR251 - NP-B - Elliott
Loss Card - NR251 - NP-B - Elliott - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
- . - . -

1259905 - 64297 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Alec Elliott - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
born 21 Aug 1919, Twickenham - district Brentford, Middlesex, UK
Grave 16 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820509
Son of Robert William Elliott and of Lilian Maud Elliott (née Alexander);
Siblings: Maud B. Elliott - born 3rd Qtr. 1916, district Hammersmith
and Robert W. Elliott - born 4th Qtr. 1917, district Brentford, Middlesex, UK
husband of Gladys Letitia Elliott (née Benton), of Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
Alec met his wife, Gladys Benton of Innisfail, Alberta, when he was stationed at Penhold, AB
a few miles from her home. They were married in Jul 1942 and had a son, David Alec in Apr 1943

Robert (brother) and Nora (sister-in-law)
Robert (brother) and Nora (sister-in-law)
Robert W. Elliott (brother) was a member of the Royal Tank Corps (a wireless operator) during WW2
but was not passed as A1 for fitness so did not serve outside the UK
He married Nora Atkins during the war (two daughters one son)
Robert W. Elliott died suddenly in 1952 at the age of 35
- info Kathryn (Robert's grandaughter) - 30 Sep 2010 -

Flight Lieutenant - Alec Elliott Flight Lieutenant - Alec Elliott - at Penhold, AB, Canada
Flight Lieutenant Alec Elliott - RAFVR - - - - - - - - - Alec at Penhold - - - - - - - - -
- photos courtesy of David Alec Elliott (son) -
- see bombercrew.com - research by Linda Ibrom -

Flight Lieutenant - Alec Elliott - headstone cemetery Hellendoorn - 1948 Flight Lieutenant - Alec Elliott - headstone cemetery Hellendoorn - 31 Jul 1949 Flight Lieutenant - Alec Elliott - headstone cemetery Hellendoorn
Flight Lieutenant - Alec Elliott
- headstones cemetery Hellendoorn -


DEEPER THAN SPEECH, OUR LOVE
STRONGER THAN LIFE,
OUR TETHER

- Epigraph on Elliott memorial -
- . - . -

1801918 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Albert Michael Horner "Mick" Norris - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW
of London, UK
born 7 Jan 1922 - Albert M. H. Norris, district Hendon, Middlesex, Mother's surname Spillett
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Albert Norris and Ms. Mabel Spillett, district Hendon, Middlesex, UK
Enlistment: 29 Jun 1942
a) Mick Norris was never wounded except for a somewhat harsh landing and certainly was never in hospital
b) His POW number was 7624 'Kriegsgefangene' and was in Stalag Luft I in Pomerania until liberated in Apr 1945
- info Navigator, Mick Norris - 27 Sep 2010 - via David Alec Elliott
Stalag Luft 1 - Compound West - Barth, Germany

Caterpillar pin plaque for A. Michael Norris presented by David Alec Elliott
Caterpillar pin plaque for A. Michael Norris
presented to Mick by David Alec Elliott

All whose lives were saved by parachute from the Irvin company automatically received a pin
and membership in the Caterpillar Club
Mick lost his pin in Paddington Station in London shortly after the war
David was able to contact Irvin and got a replacement pin and presented this to Mick in 2007
- . - . -

1810086 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Paul David Watson - RAFVR - Age 20 - EVD
born 11 Oct 1924, UK - Occupation: Cinema Projectionist
born 4th Qtr. 1924 - Paul D. Watson, district Reading Berkshire, Mother's surname Watson
Address: Longfield, Queensway, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, UK
E&E Report No. IS9WEA/1/369/2483 - 12 Apr 1945
- . - . -

1785374 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William Blyth Morton - RAFVR - Age 19 - EVD
born 30 Jan 1925, UK - Occupation: App. Brass Moulder - died 29 Mar 1995 - Age 70
Son of William Blyth McLachlan Morton (father) and Isabella Morton (mother) née Rankin, 9B Burnbank St., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Marriage parents - 29 Dec 1922, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Mr. William Blyth McLachlan Morton (father) - born abt.1898 - died 2 Nov 1974 - Age ~76
Mrs. Isabella Morton (mother) née Rankin - died before 5 Apr 1947
2nd marriage father (49) (Widower) - 5 Apr 1947 with Ms. Mary Steele Dalrymple (39), Winchburgh
Witnesses: Wm B. Morton Jnr, Nethermyln, Kilbirnie and A. Dalrymple, 12 The Cottages, Winchburgh
E&E Report No. IS9WEA/1/361/2492 - 12 Apr 1945
Address: "Nethermyln", Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Marriage 1 Feb 1950: Mr. William Blyth Morton (25) and Ms. Jessie Weir Young (20), Glengarmock Church, Kilbirnie
Mrs. Jessie Weir Morton (wife) née Young, born abt.1930 - died 3 Jul 1997, Kilbirnie - Age ~67
- . - . -

1801318 - 190866 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Ian Alfred Helier Croad - RAFVR - Age 20 - EVD
born 21 Feb 1924, UK - Occupation: Student
born 1st Qtr. 1924 - Ian A. H. Croad, district Ormskirk, Lancashire, Mother's surname McNaught
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Mr. Robin B. Croad and Ms. Jean McNaught, district Hayfield, Cheshire and Derbyshire
Sibling: 1st Qtr 1922 - Jeanette Croad - Mother's surname McNaught, district Liverpool, Lancashire, UK
Address: Withsdale, Park Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight, UK
E&E Report No. IS9WEA/1/349/2487 - 11 Apr 1945
- . - . -

1580930 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Donald "Don" McMahon - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW
McMahon enlisted in Birmingham, UK
born 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Donald McMahon, district Kings Norton, Mother's surname Morrison
Sibling: 3rd Qtr. 1921 - James McMahon, district Kings Norton, Mother's surname Morrison
'Kriegsgefangene' and was in Stalag Luft I in Pomerania until liberated in Apr 1945
Stalag Luft 1 - Compound West - Barth, Germany
- . - . -

994641 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Ralph Hall Dickson - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD
born 11 Apr 1922, UK - Occupation: Clerk
Son of John Borthwick Dickson (father) (Fruit Merchant) and Christina Dickson (mother) née Hall
Marriage parents - 19 Oct 1917, Edinburgh
Mr. John Borthwick Dickson - died 1955 - Mrs. Christina Dickson née Hall - died 19 Jul 1979
E&E Report No. IS9WEA/1/367/2482 - 12 Apr 1945
Enlistment: 25 Apr 1940 - Address: 54 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh 9, Scotland, UK
discrepancy - 11 Apr 1920 is given as birth date in Evasion report -
According birth and marriage records he was born - 11 Apr 1922 !!!
Marriage 14 Jul 1948: Mr. Ralph Hall Dickson (26) and Ms. Elizabeth Renton Main (23), died 22 Aug 1991, Edinburgh - Age ~66
11 Apr 1922 is correct - info Ralph Hall Dickson via David A. Elliott - 04 Oct 2010 -

F/Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Ralph Hall Dickson
F/Sgt. Ralph Hall Dickson
- photos courtesy of Ralph H. Dickson via David Alec Elliott -
- . - . -

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info ASN, Names, Hometown - by Eddie Fell and Dennis Burke - via "Rafcommands" forum
additional info via David Alec Elliott - 27 Sep 2010
- . - . -



SGLO - T5082

HALIFAX Mk.III - NR251 - NP-B - 05 Jan 1945 - HAARLE - CREW 7

1259905 - 64297 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Alec Elliott - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 1801918 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Albert Michael Horner 'Mick' Norris - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW 1810086 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Paul David Watson - RAFVR - Age 20 - EVD 1785374 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William Blyth Morton - RAFVR - Age 19 - EVD
1801318 - 190866 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Ian Alfred Helier Croad - RAFVR - Age 20 - EVD 1580930 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Donald 'Don' McMahon - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW 994641 - F/Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Ralph Hall Dickson - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD

- 1 KIA - 2 POW - 4 EVD -

ELLIOTT(†) - NORRIS - WATSON - MORTON
CROAD - McMAHON - DICKSON


Contact Elliott is pending - 22 Sep 2010
Contact Morton is pending - 10 Oct 2010

Last update - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5158

Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - RB333 - F/O. - I. J. V. Wallace - 15:30 - Haarle
438 Squadron - 23rd Jan 1945 -
1 KIA



Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - RB333 did crash in the area of Haarle - municipality Hellendoorn

J/29904 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Ivan James Vincent Wallace - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA
- of Edmunston, NB, Canada - Grave 17 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820516
born 23 Apr 1920 - died 23 Jan 1945, Haarle, The Netherlands - Age 25
Son of William Vincent Wallace and Elizabeth Jane Wallace, of West Hill, Ontario, Canada
Vincent Wallace commemorated at Edmunston Momument, NB - World War II - 1940 - 1945
53 sorties flown

Flying Officer - Pilot - Ivan James Vincent Wallace - RCAF
Flying Officer - Ivan James Vincent Wallace - RCAF
source Jessica Wallace (great niece)
Canadian Virtual War Memorial - veterans.gc.ca -


IN MEMORY OF A DEAR SON
WHOM IT WAS GOD'S WILL
TO TAKE FROM US.
REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Wallace memorial -
- . - . -

30 May 2012 - Visit of Mr. Chuck Tolley and Mrs. Muriel Tolley , Canada - (not related)
Location: Veldhuisweg, Haarle



SGLO - T5158

HAWKER TYPHOON Mk.Ib - RB333 - 23 Jan 1945 - HAARLE - CREW 1

J/29904 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Ivan James Vincent Wallace - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

WALLACE(†)


Last update - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5389

Hawker Tempest Mk.V - NV710 - F/Lt. - L. McAuliffe - 11:00 - Egede
222 Squadron - 17th Mar 1945 -
1 KIA



Hawker Tempest Mk.V - NV710 did crash in the hamlet Egede ( Reefhuisweg 3 )
Airborne 10:15 am - 25 min later into clouds - 10:40 !!! - makes 16:00 doubtable as given in other sources -
see RAAF - McAuliffe's service records - clips of pages 39 and 52 from Digital Copy -

Clip - Page 39 - Leo McAuliffe - Service records
Clip - Page 52 - Leo McAuliffe - Service records
Clips - Page 39(top) - Page 52(below) - of Service records - 412624 F/L. Leo McAuliffe
- source recordsearch.naa.gov.au -

412624 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Leo McAuliffe - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Bexley, New South Wales, Australia - Grave 18 - Hellendoorn General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820513
birth 7 Nov 1920, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Enlistment 20 Jul 1941 - Occupation: Clerk
- birth is also given as 17 Nov 1920 .... but in his Records ( Digital Copy) it's 7 Nov 1920 -
Enrollment in the Reserve: 13 Sep 1940, Sydney, NSW - Religion: Roman Catholic - Marital Status: Single
previously served in 45th Battalion Militia
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 126 and Roll of Honour, Bexley, NSW
Son of Gabriel and Muriel McAuliffe, 2 Gloucester St., Bexley, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage 1920 - district Manly - Mr. Gabriel McAuliffe (born 1891 - died 1973) and Ms. Muriel Maria Smith (born 1901 - died 1944)
Sibling: Mrs. Eliza Jane "Beth" Lind (sister) (née McAuliffe) - died 11 Oct 1954 - accidentally killed -
2nd Marriage 1950 - district Sydney - Mr. Gabriel McAuliffe and Ms. Ester Ellsmore

ID - snapshots - 412624 - Leo McAuliff
ID - snapshots - 412624 - Leo McAuliff - 25 Jul 1941
- source www.awm.gov.au - 412624 - F/Lt. Leo McAuliffe - RAAF

18 Mar 1946 - In Memory - Leo McAuliff
In Memory - Flight Lieutenant Leo McAuliffe
Veronica Hunt, Manly and June Hunt (friend)
- source The Sidney Morning Herald (NSW) - Monday 18 Mar 1946 -

1949 - marriage - district Hurstville, NSW - Mr. Allan James Lind and Ms. Eliza Jane McAuliffe
11 Oct 1954, Beth Jane Lind, accidentally killed, daughter of Mr. G. and the late Mrs. McAuliffe
Gloucester Street, Bexley
13 Oct 1954, Allan James Lind, accidentally killed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lind, of Menangle
- source The Sidney Morning Herald (NSW) - Monday 14 Oct 1954 -
Allan James Lind - Son of Mr. Francis Joseph Lind and Mrs. Irene Mary Lind - info bdm.nsw.gov.au -

01 Dec 1954 - Mr. and Mrs. McAuliffe of Gloucester Street, Bexley. Wish to sincerely THANK all kind of friends
and relatives for messages of sympathy, floral tributes, etc., in the recent sad loss of their daughter
and step-daughter Beth, and son-in-law Allan. Would all please accept this a personal thanks.
- source The Sidney Morning Herald (NSW) - Wednesday 01 Dec 1954 -


HE DIED TO LET OTHERS LIVE.
NEVER WILL BE FORGOTTON

- Epigraph on McAuliffe memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T5389

HAWKER TEMPEST Mk.V - NV710 - 17 Mar 1945 - EGEDE - CREW 1

412624 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Leo McAuliffe - RAAF - Age 24 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

McAULIFFE(†)


Last update 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T915

Blenheim Mk.IV - N3594 - UX-F - Sgt. - W. H. M. Butcher - 09:00 - Hulsen
82 Squadron - 4th Dec 1940 -
3 POW



Nr.82 "United Provinces" (Coventry’s own) Sqn RAF Bomber Command
Serial Range N3522 - N3631
One of a batch of 100 Bristol Type 142L, Blenheim Mk.IV built by A. V. Roe
N3544 and N3600 were released to the Portugese Air Force, Sep 1943
N3594 was one of four No.82 Sqdn Blenheims lost on this operation
Blenheim Mk.IV - N3594 - UX-F was airborne from Bodney, UK
Distress calls were received from this Blenheim
Sgt. W. J. P. Sheppard POW, reported as W. J. P. Shepherd (Yorkshire Post)
Sgt. W. H. M. Butcher was interned in Camps L1/L6/357 - POW No. 357
with Sgt. J. Ferguson - POW No. 366 and Sgt. W. J. P. Sheppard - POW No. 732

Blenheim Mk.IV - N3594 - UX-F - at crash location
Blenheim Mk.IV - N3594 - UX-F - at crash location
- source SGLO crash log 1940 - courtesy F. Eschweiler via C. Koening -

Blenheim Mk.IV - N3594 - UX-F did crash at Noordelijke Hoofddijk 25, ENE of Hulsen - municipality Hellendoorn

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Crew: Blenheim Mk.IV - N3594 - UX-F - 4 Dec 1940 - Mission: Essen, Germany
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745131 - Sgt. - Pilot - William H. M. Butcher - RAFVR - Age 26 - POW

747895 - Sgt. - Observer - W. J. P. "Paddy" Sheppard - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW

755247 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - J. Ferguson - RAFVR - Age 25 - 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 - N3594 - UX-F - Butcher
Loss Card - N3594 - UX-F - Butcher - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
- . - . -

745131 - Sgt. - Pilot - William H. M. Butcher - RAFVR - Age 26 - POW
of Bickley, Kent, England, UK
born 1st Qtr. 1914, mother's surname: Almond - district of Bromley, Kent, UK
Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug and Stalag 357 Kopernikus - POW No. 357

It's William Hubert Maxwell Butcher - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 13 Jun 2013

AIR78-26-0-1 page 825 - 745131 - William Hubert Maxwell Butcher
AIR78-26-0-1 - page 825
747895 - William Hubert Maxwell Butcher - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 13 Jun 2013
- . - . -

747895 - Sgt. - Observer - W. J. P. "Paddy" Sheppard - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW
of Overland Road, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug and Stalag 357 Kopernikus - POW No. 732

reported as W. J. P. Shepherd (Yorkshire Post)
In "Flight" magazine d.d. 16 Dec 1940 - reported as Sgt. W. J. P. Shephard - info PATS - 14 Oct 2010

It's W. J. P. Sheppard - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 13 Jun 2013

AIR78-143-0-1 page 325 - 747895 - W. J. P. Sheppard
AIR78-143-0-1 - page 325
747895 - W. J. P. Sheppard - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 13 Jun 2013
- . - . -

755247 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - J. Ferguson - RAFVR - Age 25 - POW
of Walter Street, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug and Stalag 357 Kopernikus - POW No. 366

It's James Ferguson - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 13 Jun 2013

AIR78-54-0-2 page 1265 - 755247 - James Ferguson
AIR78-54-0-2 - page 1265
755247 - James Ferguson - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 13 Jun 2013
- . - . -

SGLO - T915

BLENHEIM Mk.IV - N3594 - UX-F - 4 Dec 1940 - HULSEN - CREW 3

745131 - Sgt. - Pilot - William Hubert Maxwell Butcher - RAFVR - Age 26 - POW No. 357 747895 - Sgt. - Observer - W. J. P. 'Paddy' Sheppard - RAFVR - Age 20 - POW No. 732 755247 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - James Ferguson - RAFVR - Age 25 - POW No. 366

- 3 POW -

BUTCHER - SHEPPARD - FERGUSON


Last update 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3299

B-17F - #42-30782 - 1st Lt. Willard D. Reed - Nijverdalseberg - 13:20
306th BG(H) - 368th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1931
2 KIA - 3 EXE - 3 POW - 2 EVD



Crew McMahon (P) - with Reed and six others of 11 Jan 1944
Crew McMahon (P) - with Reed and six others of 11 Jan 1944
l-r front: Ivan Glaze (N), Norman Sanson (B), J. Bruce McHanon (P) and Willard D. Reed (CP)
l-r back: Joseph O'Connell (BT), John Gemborski (WG), Albert Shaeffler (WG), Warren Cole (TG), Sidney Gomez (RO), Orain Owens (E)
Those in italic (Sanson, McHanon and Gomez) not on crew Reed - 11 Jan 1944
source: 306bg.us - 306th Echoes Newsletter - issue Jan 1998 - page 6
right low inset: clip of letter of Mrs. Gloria M. Glaze - with 'unknown' explanation - 10 Mar 1998

J. Bruce McMahon - crew - 368th
J. Bruce McMahon - crew - 368th
source: 306bg.us

Base: 306th BG - Thurleigh, UK - 9 Oct 1942
Plane did crash South of Hellendoorn - 13:20, Holland
Co-Pilot Brady and Right Waist Gunner Schaeffler were killed after there chutes did fail to work
when they were blown out of the ship
Pilot Reed, Bombardier Dmochowki and Ball Turret Gunner O'Connell were taken POW directly
The other five were able to escape and contact the underground all the way to Belgium
However Radio Operator Nichols, Engineer Owens and Left Waist Gunner Gemborski were captured
in their camp, approx. 4 mi S of Chimay, taken to Charleroi and shot by the Germans - 22 April 1944
Navigator Glaze and Tail Gunner Cole who left the Camp earlier, end of March, did make it over the Pyrenees to Spain
They returned to England 28 June 1944

306th BG - Patch Triangle H 368th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

306th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'H' - 368th BS - 'BO' - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17F - #42-30782 - 'BO' - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Halberstadt - MACR #1931
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14077903 - O-742015 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Willard Dale Reed - POW

O-802710 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Thomas J. Brady - Queens County, NY - KIA

15062095 - O-670113 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Ivan Eugene Glaze - EVD

33097483 - O-676926 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Myron J. Dmochowski - POW

37426819 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Orian George Owens - Muscatine County, IA - EXE

39082264 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles A. Nichols - EXE

32447640 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph Gregory O'Connell - POW

38149879 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Albert C. Schaeffler - Woodward County, OK - KIA

36608853 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John J. Gemborski - Cook County, IL - EXE

16075471 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Warren Woodruff Cole - EVD
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14077903 - O-742015 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Willard Dale Reed - POW
born 22 Feb 1920, TN - died 30 Oct 2000 - Age 80
Husband of Mrs. Alice M. Reed (wife), 320½ North Avenue 51, Los Angeles, California
Nativity: Rhea County, Tennessee - Enlistment: 7 Jan 1942, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Shot down on his 15th mission
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Lt. Willard D. Reed - Tennessee - Stalag Luft 1 Compound North 2 - B-17 - info: merkki.com
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O-802710 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Thomas J. Brady - Queens County, NY - KIA
born 19.. - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age ..
Husband of Mrs. Regina M. Brady (wife), 170-02 89th Avenue, Jamaica, New York

S/N: O-802710 - 1LT BRADY - From NY, Graduated at Blytheville Army Airfield, Arkansas,
He was an B-17 co-pilot assigned to the 306th Bomb Group 368th Bomb Sqdn flying missions from England.
On January 11, 1944 he was co-pilot of B-17F (S/N: 42-30782) on a mission to Halberstadt, Germany
when it was shot down by enemy aircraft.
He attempted to bail out but it is believed his chute did not open after it got caught
on the bomb bay doors. He was killed in action (MACR #1931)
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info: wwiiflighttraining.org/?page_id=455
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15062095 - O-670113 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Ivan Eugene Glaze - EVD
born 29 Aug 1917, Indiana - died Jun 1984, Forney, Kaufman, TX - Age 66
Nativity: Marion County, Indiana - Enlistment: 7 Mar 1941, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana
Husband of Mrs. Gloria Glaze (wife) née Cover, RFD 6, Box 277, San Antonio, Texas
E&E #797 - FTR Jan 44 - France - Pyrenees - 28 June 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (21 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-797.pdf

Gloria (Cover) Glaze (1922 - 2013) - Age 91
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Gloria (Cover) Glaze was born June 18, 1922
to John Steele Cover and Paula (Sultenfuss) Cover, she passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013
at the age of 91 years.
Gloria is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ivan Eugene Glaze; and her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann Glaze; sons, Robert M. Glaze and wife Debra,
Jeffrey S. Glaze and wife Betsy; sister-in-law, Virginia Cover; her only granddaughter, Adrienne Glaze,
numerous, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Gloria founded The Museum Preschool at the Science Place in Dallas, Texas, where she taught for 33 years.
She influenced not only her three, four and five year olds but no doubt thousands
of family members and others as well. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013
at Finch Funeral Chapel from 5:00PM-8:00PM with a rosary recited at 7:00PM.
Mass Friday, August 30, 2013 10:00AM St. Ann's Catholic Church
Father Stan Fiuk to officiate with the interment to follow at Cover Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cover Cemetery Association.
You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 29, 2013
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33097483 - O-676926 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Myron John Dmochowski - POW
born 1918, Pennsylvania
Son of Mr. Walter Dmochowski (father) (b. 1897, Poland - d. 1979 - Age ~82)
and Mrs. Anna Dmochowski née Jazwinski (mother) (born abt. 1900, Poland - died .. ... .... - Age ..)
Siblings: Edward (Eddie) J. Dmochowski (brother) M-20 - b. 17 Nov 1920 - d. 28 Jan 2008 - Age 87
Marcella Stella Dmochowski (sister) F-15 abt. 1925
and Eleonor Kosiorek née Dmochowski (half-sister) F-6 abt. 1934
Myron's father Walter remarried abt. 1931 with Veronica (step-mother) (b. 1903 - d. 1972 - Age ~69)
Marriage - Lt. Myron J. Dmochowski to Eddie M. Pritchett - 1 Jun 1943 - Ward Co., Texas
Husband of Mrs. M. J. Dmochowski (wife), 221 Terrell Street, San Antonio, Texas
Nativity: Pennsylvania - Enlistment: 7 Aug 1941, Richmond, Virgina - Residence: District of Columbia
Dmochowski graduated from bombardier school at Big Springs, TX class 43-06
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Lt. Myron Dmochowski - Pennsylvania - Stalag Luft 1 Compound South - B-17 - info: merkki.com

2nd Marriage abt. 1957 (based on obituary of Mrs. Marguerite Morgan Dmochowski)

Marguerite Morgan Dmochowski (1919 - 2009) - Age 90
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Marguerite Morgan Dmochowski, age 90, passed away on September 24, 2009 in San Antonio.
She was born on July 20, 1919 in the small town of New Florence, Missouri
then moved to St. Louis, Missouri and then to San Antonio, Texas.
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Myron J. Dmochowski;
relatives, John Kelsick, Ralph Kelsick, Richard Kelsick, Mary Jane Strack,
and Gary, Danny and Susan Strack-Seclinger.
Marguerite's wish was to be cremated and her ashes to be scattered in the waters
of the Naval Base at Corpus Christi, Texas
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Published in Express-News on Oct. 18, 2009

contact with Mary Jane Strack (82) - 30 Aug 2016
contact with Eleonor Kosiorek Dmochowski (82) - 31 Aug 2016
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37426819 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Orian George Owens - Muscatine County, IA - EXE
born 22 Jan 1915 - died 22 Apr 1944 - Age 29
Son of Mr. George H. Owens (father), Lisbon, Iowa
George Henry Owens, born 25 Jan 1880, Mechanicsville, IA - died Aug 1975 - Age 95
Siblings: Lawrence C. (M-1913) and Harold S. (M-1921) - info 15th US Census, 23 Apr 1930
Address 23 April 1930: Franklin Twp., Lisbon Town, Linn County, Iowa
Lawrence, Orian and Harold were with there grandparents: Henry C. Owens (b.1849) and Matilda R. Owens (b.1857)
Grandfather: Henry Zimmerman Owens - Grandmother: Matilda Richert
Sgt. Owens had been overseas since Sep 1943. Enlistment: Aug 1942, Muscatine Co., Iowa
Captured and shot by Germans - 22 Apr 1944, Charleroi, Belgium

Sgt. O. Owens, West Liberty, Missing; Brother Prisoner
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West Liberty — Technical Sergeant Orian G. Owens, of West Liberty, son of George H. Owens, of Lisbon, Ia.,
has been reported missing in action since Jan. 11, 1944, following a raid over Germany,
according to official word received by his father.
Sgt. Owens was serving as an engineer on a U. S. bomber.

Sgt. Owens has been in the service since August, 1942, when he left here with
a Muscatine county contingent. He has been overseas since September, 1943.

A brother of Sgt. Owens, Harold Owens, has been reported a prisoner of war since March, 1943,
and he has two other brothers, Lawrence Owens of Iowa City and Gaylord Owens, of Lone Tree.
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Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, January 28, 1944 - IAGenWeb

LIST OF MISSING IN ACTION GREW IN 1944
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Among those from this area who have been listed as missing in action in official dispatches
to next of kin, and upon casualty lists of the armed services, are:

TECH. SGT. ORIAN G. OWENS
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Son of George H. Owens, of Lisbon, Ia,
Tech. Sgt. Orian G. Owens, of West Liberty, was reported missing in action since Jan. 11, 1944,
in a raid over Germany. He was serving as an engineer on a U. S. bomber and had been
in the service since August of 1942.
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Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Friday, December 29, 1944 - IAGenWeb

37426819 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Orian G. Owens
37426819 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Orian George Owens
courtesy 42N - 31 Jul 2015
source: 42n.blogspot.com/2011/11/veterans-day-2011-remembering-orian-g.html

T/Sgt. Orian G. Owens - 1915 - 1944 - Memorial headstone
T/Sgt. Orian G. Owens - 1915 - 1944 - Memorial headstone
source: 42N - 31 Jul 2015

Clarence Miller - May 16, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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Orian Owens was a cousin of mine.
I really didn't know much about him as I was growing up in Lisbon.
His brother Harold was close to our family.
Once my dad and I went with Harold to Lime Springs in his Model A Ford converted pickup.
Harold never mentioned anything about Orian or World War II.
Later, I discovered that he was captured in Tunisia and held as a prisoner of war by the Germans.
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source comments: 42n.blogspot.com/2011/11/veterans-day-2011-remembering-orian-g.html

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39082264 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles A. Nichols - EXE
born: 1914, California - died 22 Apr 1944 - Age 30
Son of Walter R. Nichols and Nettie M. Nichols
Brother of Mrs. Margery Allen née Nichols (sister), 2070 E. Market Street, Stockton, California
Siblings: Bessie, Walter, Ivy, Sara(h), Jess(ie), Mary, Georgie, Nellie, James, Margie/Marjorie and Eva
Nativity: California - Enlistment: 14 Sep 1941, Presidio of Monterey, California - Residence: Sacramento Co., CA
Captured and shot by Germans - 22 Apr 1944, Charleroi, Belgium

US Census 1910
Alabama, Sacramento, California, United States
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Walter R. Nichols - Head - M-36 - born abt. 1874, California
Nettie M. Nichols - Wife - F-29 - born abt. 1881, California
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Bessie M. Nichols - Daughter - F-12 - born abt. 1898, California
Walter E. Nichols - Son - M-10 - born abt. 1900, California
Ivy B. Nichols - Daughter - F-8 - born abt. 1902, California
Sara B. Nichols - Daughter - F-5 - born abt. 1905, California
Jessie W. Nichols - Son - M-4 - born abt. 1906, California
Mary I. Nichols - Daughter - F-2 - born abt. 1908, California
Georgie I. Nichols - Daughter - F-0 - born abt. 1910, California
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info familysearch

US Census 1920
Alabama, Sacramento, California, United States
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Walter R. Nichols - Head - M-47 - born abt. 1873, California
Nettie M. Nichols - Wife - F-39 - born abt. 1881, California
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Ivy V. Nichols - Daughter - F-18 - born abt. 1902, California
Sarah B. Nichols - Daughter - F-15 - born abt. 1905, California
Jess W. Nichols - Son - M-14 - born abt. 1906, California
Mary I. Nichols - Daughter - F-12 - born abt. 1908, California
Georgie I. Nichols - Daughter - F-10 - born abt. 1910, California
Nellie R. Nichols - Daughter - F-6 - born abt. 1914, California
Charlie A. Nichols - Son - M-5 - born abt. 1915, California
James W. Nichols - Son - M-3 - born abt. 1917, California
Margie E. Nichols - Daughter - F-2 - born abt. 1918, California
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info familysearch

US Census 1930
Lee, Sacramento, California, United States
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Walter R. Nichols - Head - M-57 - born abt. 1883, California
Nettie M. Nichols - Wife - F-49 - born abt. 1881, California
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Jess W. Nichols - Son - M-24 - born abt. 1906, California
Nellie R. Nichols - Daughter - F-17 - born abt. 1913, California
Charlie A. Nichols - Son - M-15 - born abt. 1915, California
James W. Nichols - Son - M-14 - born abt. 1917, California
Marjorie E. Nichols - Daughter - F-13 - born abt. 1918, California
Eva Nichols - Daughter - F-7 - born abt. 1923, California
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info familysearch - fold3

US Census 18 Apr 1940
2070 East Market Street, Stockton, San Joaquin, California
Ward 6, Stockton, O'Neal Judicial Township, San Joaquin, CA
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Rawson W. Allen - Head - M-29 - born 10 Jul 1910, California - died 08 Apr 1977, Sacramento, CA
Margery Allen née Nichols - Wife - F-23 - born abt. 1917, California
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Margery Allen - Daughter - F-6 - born abt. 1934, California
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Charles A. Nichols - Brother-in-law - M-25 - born 1914, California
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info ancestry - archives
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32447640 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph Gregory O'Connell - POW
born 12 Mar 1913, Albany Co., New York - died 14 Oct 1989 - Age 76
Son of Mrs. Helen O'Connell (mother), 1464 Broadway, Watervliet, New York
Nativity: New York - Enlistment: 8 Aug 1942, Albany , NY - Residence: Albany Co., New York
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38149879 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Albert Clarence Schaeffler - Woodward County, OK - KIA
born 17 Feb 1921, Tangier, Oklahoma - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 23
Son of Mr. Fred C. Schaeffler (father) and Mrs. Emma A. Schaeffler née Lucas, Route 4, Woodward , Oklahoma
Nativity: Oklahoma - Enlistment: 17 Jul 1942, Oklahoma City, OK - Residence: Woodward Co., Oklahoma
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: B Row: 17 Grave: 17
Fred C. Schaeffler - born 20 Jan 1894, OK - died 22 Sep 1978 - Age 84

US Census - 16 Apr 1930
Woodward Twp, Woodward Co., Oklahoma, United States
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Fred C. Schaeffler - Head - M-36 - born 20 Jan 1894, Oklahoma - Occupation: farmer
Emma A. Schaeffler - Wife - F-36 - born abt. 1894, North Dakota
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Josephine Schaeffler - Daughter - F-15 - born 18 Aug 1914, Oklahoma
Esther Schaeffler - Daughter - F-14 - born abt. 1916, Oklahoma
Marion A. Schaeffler - Daughter - F-12 - born abt. 1918, Oklahoma
Orlean Schaeffler - Daughter - F-10 - born abt. 1920, Oklahoma
Albert C. Schaeffler - Son - M-9 - born 17 Feb 1921, Oklahoma
Fay Schaeffler - Daughter - F-7 - born abt. 1923, Oklahoma
Billy Schaeffler - Son - M-5 - born abt. 1925, Oklahoma
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info: familysearch and fold3

US Census - 15 Apr 1940
Woodward Twp, Woodward Co., Oklahoma, United States
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Fred C. Schaeffler - Head - M-46 - born abt. 1894, Oklahoma
Emma A. Schaeffler - Wife - F-46 - born abt. 1894, North Dakota
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Albert C. Schaeffler - Son - M-19 - born 17 Feb 1921, Oklahoma
Fay T. Schaeffler - Daughter - F-17 - born abt. 1923, Oklahoma
William F. Schaeffler - Son - M-15 - born abt. 1925, Oklahoma
Lucille M. Schaeffler - Daughter - F-8 - born abt. 1932, Oklahoma
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info: familysearch
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36608853 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John J. Gemborski - Cook County, IL - EXE
born abt. 1920, IL - died 22 Apr 1944 - Age ~24
John Gemborski (polnish: Jan Gęborski)
Son of Vladimir Joseph "Włodzimierz Józef" Gemborski (born 21 Feb 1887, Bedzin, Poland), 1219 Adams Street, North Chicago, IL
and Sophia "Zofia" Gemborski (mother) née Wrzos, born abt. 1899, Poland
Siblings: Raymond J. Gemborski and Chester "Czeslaw" Stanley Gemborski/Wrzos
Husband of Mrs. Helen Marie Gemborski (wife) née Lasato ?Prussak?, 2436 W. Haddon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Captured and shot by Germans - 22 Apr 1944, Charleroi, Belgium
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: M Row: 4 Grave: 6
The grave of S/Sgt. John Gemborski was adopted by Egid Schoonbrood and Monique Zenden in early 2006

US Census - 8 Apr 1940
Address: 2014 W Rice Street
Ward 26, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook Co., Illinois, United States
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Walter Gemborski (Head) - M-53 - born 21 Feb 1887, Bedzin, Poland - died 1944 - Age ~57 - Occupation: Cook / Lunchroom
Sophie Gemborski (Wife) - F-41 - born abt. 1899, Poland - died 1944 - Age ~41
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John Gemborski (Son) - M-20 - born abt. 1920, Illinois - died 22 Apr 1944, Belgium - Age ~24
Chester Gemborski (Son) - M-16 - born 02 Dec 1923, Illinois - died 13 May 1971 - Age ~48
Raymond Gemborski (Son) - M-13 - born 06 Jun 1927, Illinois - died 19 Jun 1976 - Age 49
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info: familysearch, archives.gov and fold3

WWII Old Man's Draft - Registration Card No. 3390 - 27 Apr 1942
Walter Joseph Gemborski - Age 56
Height 5'4½" - Weight 182 - Eyes Brown - Hair Brown - Complexion Ruddy
Anchor + Cross tattooed on left arm
Address: 2135 N. Clark St., Chicago, Cook, IL
Person who will known your address: Raymond Gemborski, 2436 W. Haddon Ave.

36608853 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John J. Gemborski - 1943
36608853 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John J. Gemborski - 1943
courtesy Gemborski family - via Egid Schoonbrood - source: Naillimburg.com - 31 Jul 2015

Contact Janusz Gemborski (cousin), Poland - 28 May 2010 - 02 Aug 2015 - PATS
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16075471 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Warren Woodruff Cole - EVD
born 05 Nov 1922, Peoria, Illinois - died 08 Apr 2013, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut - Age 90
Son of Mrs. Grace E. Cole (mother), 212 N. Elmwood Avenue, Peoria, Illinois
Sibling: George Emerson Cole (brother)
Nativity: Illinois - Enlistment: 21 Oct 1942, Peoria, IL - Residence: Peoria Co., Illinois
shot down on his 8th mission over German-occupied Holland
E&E #821 - FTR Jan 44 - France - Pyrenees - 30 June 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (16 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-821.pdf

US CENSUS - 15 Apr 1940
Ward 5, Peoria, Peoria City Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States
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Grace Cole - Head - F-52 - born abt. 1888, Illinois
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George Emerson Cole - Son - M-21 - born 05 Jan 1919, Illinois
Warren W. Cole - Son - M-17 - born 05 Nov 1922, Illinois
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Ida Kippel - Maid - F-24 - born abt. 1906, Illinois
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info: familysearch and archives.gov

Warren Woodruff Cole, age 90, former resident of Milford, Orange and of Ashlar Village in Wallingford,
beloved husband to the late Constance Davis Cole, passed away at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden on Monday, April 8, 2013.
He was born on November 5, 1922 in Peoria, IL and attended Lake Forest Academy and Cornell University.
Warren served with pride and honor for three years during WWII in the Army Air Corps where he flew
from England in heavy bombers; shot down on his 8th mission over German-occupied Holland,
he bravely escaped back to England. He married Constance Davis in 1949.
Warren was employed by General Electric in market research, and subsequently owned
and operated several coin operated laundries until his retirement.
A member of the Orange Congregational Church for over 50 years,
he served on many boards which included 13 years as a trustee.

Warren is survived by two daughters, Mary Winters of Wellesley, MA
and Christine Kaldy of Medfield, MA and a son, Frank Cole of Guilford, CT
and five cherished grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 19th at 12:00 pm at the Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AmericanWarrior (www.americanwarrior.us),
an organization which honors WWII Veterans by escorting them to visit the WWII Memorial
in Washington, DC. (AmericanWarrior, PO Box 337, 35 Main St, Versailles, CT 06383)
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info Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460

George Emerson Cole (brother)
Mariage 29 Nov 1981 : Mr. George Emerson Cole and Ms. Dorothy Lynda Owen
George Emerson Cole (January 5, 1919 - March 31, 2012) was an American radio, television,
and special events producer/announcer pioneer whose weekly radio program "The Big Bands Are Back"
ran for over 32 consecutive years in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
It is said to be the longest-running big band radio program in history
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Place of execution varies: Chimay, Saint-Remy and Charleroi - all Belgium
Salvage by RNLAF - Nov 1977 - Parts only

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SGLO - T3299

B-17F - #42-30782 - 11 Jan 1944 - NIJVERDALSEBERG - CREW 10

14077903 - O-742015 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Willard Dale Reed - POW O-802710 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Thomas J. Brady - Queens County, NY - KIA 15062095 - O-670113 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Ivan Eugene Glaze - EVD 33097483 - O-676926 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Myron John Dmochowski - POW 37426819 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Orian George Owens - Muscatine County, IA - EXE
39082264 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles A. Nichols - EXE 32447640 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Joseph Gregory O'Connell - POW 38149879 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Albert C. Schaeffler - Woodward County, OK - KIA 36608853 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John J. Gemborski - Cook County, IL - EXE 16075471 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner  - Warren Woodruff Cole - EVD

- 2 KIA - 3 EXE - 3 POW - 2 EVD -

REED - BRADY(†) - GLAZE - DMOCHOWSKI - OWENS(†)
NICHOLS(†) - O'CONNELL(†) - SCHAEFFLER(†) - GEMBORSKI(†) - COLE


Contact Gemborski is pending - 28 May 2010 - 02 Aug 2015 - PATS
Contact Owens is pending - 29 Jul 2015 - PATS
Contact Glaze is pending - 01 Aug 2015 - PATS
Contact Cole is pending - 03 Aug 2015 - PATS
Contact Dmochowski is pending - 30 Aug 2016 - PATS

Last update 31 Aug 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3644

B-24H-15-CF - #41-29399 - "Playboy" - 2nd Lt. Franklynn V. Cotner - Daarle/Hellendoorn - 14:40
466 BG(H) - 784th BS - 8th AF - 29 Apr 1944 - MACR #4448
1 KIA - 7 POW - 2 EVD




Wierdenseweg 27, Daarle, community of Hellendoorn
Crash location - 4 km S of Vroomshoop

'Playboy' 41-293998 - Nose art - Port side
“Playboy” 41-29399 - Nose art - Port (left) side
Very much enjoyed your amazing web site.
I thought you might like a copy of the nose art for “Playboy” 41-29399
Best regards, Ray Bowden
USAAF Nose Art Research Project - www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk - 06 Aug 2014


'Playboy' 41-293998 - Nose art - Starboard side
“Playboy” 41-29399 - Nose art - Starboard (right) side
via www.b24bestweb.com - 07 Aug 2014

Crew #408 Cotner, Alomogordo, NM - media 17257
Crew #408 Cotner, Alamogordo Army Air Field, NM - Dec 1943 - media 17257
l-r back: Ralph J. Fiskow (BTG), H.L. Heafner (LWG), Charles H. Doring (R/O), Edward L. Mount (TG), Robert F. Pipes (FE)
l-r front: Frank V. Cotner (P), Edward W. Dwan (CP), Melvin H. Everding (N), Norman H. Roth (B)
This original 466th BG crew was shot down on their 11th mission, 29 April 1944. Dwan was not on board that day
and was replaced by John B. Stuart. Also Robert J. Falk had joined the crew as a waist gunner and was the only
man KIA when they were shot down. Pipes and Heafner were evadees. The rest were made POW.

source: 466th BG Historian - via americanairmuseum.com/person/69623 - 04 Oct 2016

466th BG Circle L 784th BS 8th-air-force-patch

466th BG - 96 CBW - Circle 'L' - 784h BS - T9 - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H-15-CF - #41-29399 - "Playboy" - 29 Apr 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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........ - O-803568 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Franklynn V. Cotner - Columbus, OH - POW

36022528 - O-751573 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Brown Stuart - Chicago, IL - POW

........ - O-685502 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Melvin H. Everding - St. Louis, MO - POW

12054353 - O-686692 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Norman H. Roth - Atlantic City, NJ. - POW

20821082 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Robert Felton Pipes - Dallas Co., TX - EVD

32469409 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles Frederick Doring - Hudson Co., NJ - POW

32677413 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Robert I. Falk - Chemung Co., NY - KIA

34472989 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Harold L. Heafner Jr. - Forrest Co., MS - EVD

14140005 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Edward L. Mount - Muscogee Co., GA - POW

16046751 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Ralph James Fiskow - Milwaukee Co., WI - POW
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........ - O-803568 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Franklynn V. Cotner - Columbus, OH - POW
born 03 Jan 1919, Columbus, OH - died 02 Feb 2001, NM - Age 82
Census Apr 1940 - 73 Company I 17th Infantry, Kickapoo, Leavenworth, Kansas
Marital Status: Married
Mrs. Wanda N. Cotner (wife), 1428 Broadway, Boise, Idaho
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery Section 6 Site 2191, 501 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, Nm.
Headstone - 2nd Lt. Franklynn V. Cotner
Headstone - 2nd Lt. Franklynn V. Cotner
Inscription:
1ST LT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
PURPLE HEART 1 OAK LEAF CLUSTER
AIR MEDAL, POW MEDAL
Find A Grave Memorial# 17532145 - photo by: truchasnm - 27 Oct 2012

Franklynn V. Cotner, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, died 02 Feb 2001
He is survived by his son, Stuart Cotner and wife, Arlene of Albuquerque;
sisters, Michelle Cotner-Braun and husband, John of Vancouver, WA and Andrea Mosee of Portland, OR;
mother, Frances Cotner of Columbus, OH; brother, Bill Cotner of Columbus, OH; sister, Marilyn Cotner of Columbus, OH;
four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and Wanda Cotner of Gleneden Beach, OR.
Cremation has taken place and memorial graveside service will be held Monday, 12 Feb 2001, 11:00 a.m.,
at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with Stuart Cotner officiating.
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Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday February 11, 2001

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36022528 - O-751573 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Brown Stuart - Chicago, IL - POW
born 11 Oct 1917, Chicago, IL
Enlistment: 03 Oct 1941, Chicago, IL - Residence: Cook Co., IL - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Lilly Stuart (mother), 6837 South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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........ - O-685502 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Melvin H. Everding - St. Louis, MO - POW
born 05 Aug 1918, St. Louis, MO
Mrs. Mary H. Everding (mother), 1018 Eichelberger Street, St. Louis, Missouri
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Crew Cotner near Alamogordo, NM - Dec 1943 - source: 2nd Lt. Melvin H. Everding
Crew Cotner at Alamogordo Army Air Field - Dec 1943
l-r back: Fiskow, Heafner, Doring, Mount and Pipes
l-r front: Cotner, ?????, Dwan, Everding and Roth
source: 2nd Lt. Melvin H. Everding - via Coen Cornelissen - 23 Oct 2016
see also page 338 "van GRASMAT tot FLIEGERHORST" - 1998
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12054353 - O-686692 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Norman H. Roth - Atlantic City, NJ. - POW
born 13 May 1924, Atlantic City, NJ - died 06 Aug 2008, Red Hook, New York - Age 84
Enlistment: 21 Jul 1942, Trenton, NJ - Residence: Atlantic Co., NJ - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Bertha E. Roth (mother), 117 South Massachusetts Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Bombardier Roth Navigator 'Ding' Everding
Bombardier Roth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navigator "Ding" Everding
“Playboy” 41-29399 - Nose art - Detail Starboard (right) side
USAAF Nose Art Research Project - www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk - 06 Aug 2014
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20821082 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Robert Felton Pipes - Dallas Co., TX - EVD
born 24 Dec 1918, Frankston, Texas - died 01 Jan 2016, Terrell, Texas - Age 97
Enlistment for Hawaiian Department: 24 Oct 1945, Love Field, Dallas Co., Texas
Marital Status: Married
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pipes (mother), 2121 Proctor, Dallas, Texas
E&E #2938 - Escape and Evasion Report (21 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2938.pdf

'Playboy'  - cover book by Robert F. Pipes
"Playboy" - cover book by Robert F. Pipes
The Playboy Crew 1943-1944 - Memoirs of World War II - by Robert F. Pipes
The Men of B-24 Liberator 41-29399
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32469409 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles Frederick Doring - Hudson Co., NJ - POW
born 06 Oct 1916, Bayenne, NJ - died .. Dec 1983 - Age 67
Enlistment: 12 Sep 1942, Newark, New Jersey - Residence: Hudson Co., NJ - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Margaret B. Doring (mother), 689 Avenue East, Bayenne, New Jersey
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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32677413 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Robert I. Falk - Chemung Co., NY - KIA
born .. ... 1922, NY - died 29 Apr 44 - Age ~22
Enlistment: 23 Dec 1942, Binghamton, New York - Residence: Chemung Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Marian L. Falk (mother), Box 8 Canal Street, Big Flats, New York
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34472989 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Harold L. Heafner Jr. - Forrest Co., MS - EVD
born .. ... 1920, Mississipi
Enlistment: 19 Oct 1942, Camp Shelby, MS - Residence: Forrest Co., MS - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Cecil K. Heafner (mother), 211 Nichols Ave, Greenwood, Missisippi
E&E #2936 - Escape and Evasion Report (18 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2936.pdf
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14140005 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Edward L. Mount - Muscogee Co., GA - POW
born 18 Oct 1922, AL
Enlistment: 14 Oct 1942, Ft McPherson, Atlanta, GA - Residence: Muscogee Co., GA - Marital Status: Married
Mr. Henry L. Mount (father), Brantley, Alabama
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16046751 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Ralph James Fiskow - Milwaukee Co., WI - POW
born 28 Jul 1923, WI - died 09 Nov 1995, Greenfield, Wisconsin - Age 62
Enlistment: 13 Nov 1941, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Milwaukee Co., WI - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Alice Black (cousin), 1603 South 11th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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SGLO - T3644

B-24H-15-CF - #41-29399 - 29 Apr 1944 - DAARLE/HELLENDOORN - CREW 10

O-803568 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Franklynn V. Cotner - Columbus, OH - POW 36022528 - O-751573 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Brown Stuart - Chicago, IL - POW O-685502 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Melvin H. Everding - St. Louis, MO - POW 12054353 - O-686692 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Norman H. Roth - Atlantic City, NJ. - POW 20821082 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Robert Felton Pipes - Dallas Co., TX - EVD
32469409 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Charles Frederick Doring - Hudson Co., NJ - POW 32677413 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Robert I. Falk - Chemung Co., NY - KIA 34472989 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Harold L. Heafner Jr. - Forrest Co., MS - EVD 14140005 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Edward L. Mount - Muscogee Co., GA - POW 16046751 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Ralph James Fiskow - Milwaukee Co., WI - POW

- 1 KIA - 7 POW - 2 EVD

COTNER - STUART - EVERDING - ROTH - PIPES
DORING - FALK(†) - HEAFNER JR. - MOUNT - FISKOW


Spoke with Heafner Jr.

Contact Pipes is pending - 05 May 2014 - PATS
Contact Heafner Jr. is pending - 07 May 2014 - PATS
Contact Cotner is pending - 07 Aug 2014 - PATS

Last update 24 Oct 2016 - PATS



Raalte - 27

24 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 27 Commonwealth graves - 1 NZ - 6 CAN - 16 UK - 4 POL






Raalte is a town 20 kilometers south-east of Zwolle
The cemetery is about 2 kilometers south of Raalte, on the western side of the road to Deventer
During the war years a number of air battles occurred over this territory
between Allied planes and German night-fighters
The latter operated from a German airfield and from the German held Dutch airfield at Twente
with support from the air-watch base at Nijverdal and a small observation post at Heeten
Originally there were 50 Allied burials in a special Allied plot in this cemetery
but 23 of the casualties have been moved to other cemeteries
This plot, now the British plot, is in the north western corner of the cemetery
No. of Identified Casualties: 27
Grave 1, 2, 3 and 4 are Polish Airmen from 305 Squadron RAF ( Polish )


SGLO - T1610

Wellington Mk.II - Z8339 - SM-N - F/Sgt. A. P. Gusowski - 02:48 - at Schoonheten (Overijssel)
305 Squadron - RAF Polish - 20th June 1942 - Operation Emden
4 KIA - 1 POW



Wellington Mk.II - Z8339 - SM-N was airborne - 23:40 - 19 Jun 1942 from Lindholme, UK
Shot down - 02:48 - by a night-fighter ( Possibly Oblt. Ludwig Becker, II./NJG 2 )
and crashed at Schoonheten ( Overijssel ), 4 km SSE of Raalte, Holland
where those killed are buried
F/L. S. Madejczyk was interned in Camps 9C/L3, POW No. 39674

Crew Gusowski - early 1942
Crew Gusowski - early 1942
In front of the Merlin-engined Wellington Mk II SM-N (Z8339), first half of 1942
l-r: Kazimierz Jan Ardelli, Henryk Aleksander Jankiewicz, Marian Jan Swiderski, Stefan Madejczyk,
two unknown ground crew and Alojzy Paweł Gusowski. Four these airmen were killed over Germany on 20 Jun 1942

source: polishsquadronsremembered.com - via Wojciech Zmyslony

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Crew: Wellington Mk.II - Z8339 - SM-N - 20 Jun 1942 - Mission: Emden
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plut. pil. - 782821 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - A. P. Gusowski - PAF - Age 26 - KIA - Raalte Cemetery - Grave 4

por. nawig. - P-0444 - F/O. - Navigator - H. A. Jankiewicz - PAF - Age 27 - KIA - Raalte Cemetery - Grave 1

plut. rtg. - 793732 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Gunner - K. J. Ardelli - PAF - Age 22 - KIA - Raalte Cemetery - Grave 2

por. strz. - P-0962 - F/L. - Gunner - S. Madejczyk - PAF - Age 31 - POW - Camps 9C/L3, POW No. 39674

kpr. strz. - 794273 - Sgt. - Gunner - M. J. Swiderski - PAF - Age 21 - KIA - Raalte Cemetery - Grave 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 - Z8339 - SM-N - Gusowski
Loss Card - Z8339 - SM-N - Gusowski - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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plut. pil. - 782821 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Alojzy Paweł Gusowski - PAF - Age 26 - KIA
- Raalte Cemetery - Grave 4
born 25 Jan 1916, Starogard; son of Alojzy and Aniela Gusowski
Graduate of the Szkola Podoficerow Lotnictwa dla Maloletnich (SPLdM; Polish AF NCO School for Minors) at Bydgoszcz
Posted to the 4the Air Regiment. Fought in 1939 as a PZL-23 Karas pilot in 41st Reconnaissance Flight attached to 'Pomorze' Army.
After Poland's collapse managed to get to France, and from there to Britain.
Following conversion training on RAF aircraft he became a staff pilot with No. 4 BGS.
In July 1941 posted to No. 18 OTU. In September 1941 posted to No. 305 Sqn.

782821 - F/Sgt. Alojzy Paweł Gusowski - PAF 782821 - F/Sgt. Alojzy Paweł Gusowski - PAF
782821 - F/Sgt. Alojzy Paweł Gusowski
source polishairforce.pl - 19 Jun 2013 - niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016
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por. nawig. - P-0444 - F/O. - Navigator - Henryk Aleksander Jankiewicz - PAF - Age 27 - KIA
- Raalte Cemetery - Grave 1
born 15 Jul 1915,Nowy Sacz, son of Aleksander and Józefa Jankiewicz
Following arrival in Britain in 1940 underwent navigator training at No. 10 AOS
In November 1941 posted to No. 18 OTU. In April 1942 posted to No. 305 Sqn.

P-0444 - F/O. Henryk Aleksander Jankiewicz - PAF
P-0444 - F/O. Henryk Aleksander Jankiewicz - PAF
source niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016
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plut. rtg. - 793732 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Gunner - Kazimierz Jan Ardelli - PAF - Age 22 - KIA
- Raalte Cemetery - Grave 2
born 1 Mar 1920, Gródek Jagiellonski, son of Antoni and Katarzyna Ardelli
Graduated from SPLdM in 1939 as a W/Op. Following Polish campaign 1939 escaped to Rumania and from there to France
Arriving in Britain in 1940, in December posted to No. 18 OTU. Posted to No. 305 Sqn in May 1941
In December 1941 posted to No. 18 OTU as an instructor. In April 1942 posted back to No. 305 Sqn.

793732 - Sgt. Kazimierz Jan Ardelli - PAF
793732 - Sgt. Kazimierz Jan Ardelli - PAF
source niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016
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por. strz. - P-0962 - F/L. - Gunner - Stefan Madejczyk - PAF - Age 31 - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps 9C/L3, POW No. 39674
born 22 May 1911, died at Hutton, Essex 24 February 1992 - Age 81
He was awarded MBE later in the war, believed for his successful escape from captivity
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kpr. strz. - 794273 - Sgt. - Gunner - Marian Jan Swiderski - PAF - Age 21 - KIA
- Raalte Cemetery - Grave 3
born 10 Aug 1920,Lujeni (Rumania), son of Ferdynand and Wiktoria Swiderski
Following arrival in Britain in 1940 he underwent gunner's training at No. 7 AGS.
In December 1941 posted to No. 18 OTU, and in April 1942 to No. 305 Sqn.
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- additional info forum rafcommands - member VoyTech - 30 Jul 2009

794273 - Sgt. Marian Jan Swiderski - PAF
794273 - Sgt. Marian Jan Swiderski - PAF
source niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016
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SGLO - T1610

WELLINGTON Mk.II - Z8339 - SM-N - 20 Jun 1942 - SCHOONHETEN - CREW 5

plut. pil. - 782821 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Alojzy Paweł Gusowski  - PAF - Age 26 - KIA por. nawig. - P-0444 - F/O. - Navigator - Henryk Aleksander Jankiewicz - PAF - Age 27 - KIA plut. rtg. - 793732 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Gunner - Kazimierz Jan Ardelli - PAF - Age 22 - KIA
por. strz. - P-0962 - F/L. - Gunner - Stefan Madejczyk - PAF - Age 31 - POW kpr. strz. - 794273 - Sgt. - Gunner - Marian Jan Swiderski - PAF - Age 21 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 1 POW -

GUSOWSKI(†) - JANKIEWICZ(†) - ARDELLI(†)
MADEJCZYK - SWIDERSKI(†)


Last update - 22 Dec 2016 - PATS


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
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
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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)

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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
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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Saarbrücken-Rodenhof - G. K. Sutherland, Stirling - 149 Sqdn R.A.F. - 30 Jul 1942
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R/81424 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Keith Sutherland - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA - CWGC ref.2032925

655289 - 46896 - Pilot Officer - Observer - Thomas Mickle Fraser Hulse - RAF - Age .. - KIA - CWGC ref.2047599

R/59112 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Cecil Robert Spratt - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA - CWGC ref.2032863

534220 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Eric John Buckton - RAF - Age 30 - KIA - CWGC ref.2042585

R/66308 - Flight Sergeant - Air Observer - William Vincent Pickering - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA - CWGC ref.2032426

1060925 - Sergeant - W.Op./Air Gnr. - Richard Bigland Kendall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - CWGC ref.2047764

1377727 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ronald George Peter Capham - RAF - Age 19 - KIA - CWGC ref.2042647

1269417 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Gordon Martins - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - CWGC ref.2048117
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All eight buried in Coll. grave 8. J. 12-18 - RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen

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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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(†)


Last update 20 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2153

Lancaster Mk.III - ED435 - EA-N - Sgt. D. W. Fyffe - 04:27 - at Nieuw Heeten
49 Squadron - 30th March 1943 - Operation Berlin
3 KIA - 4 POW



ED435 was a Mk.III and was delivered to No.49 Sqdn 23 Dec 1943
ED435 wore the ID's EA-G/K/N
ED435 took part in the following Key Operations:
As EA-G, Berlin 16/17 Jan 43; Berlin 17/18 Jan 43; Lorient 13/14 Feb 43;
St.Nazaire 28 Feb / 1 Mar 43; Berlin 1/2 Mar 43; Nuremberg 8/9 Mar 43; St.Nazaire 22/23 Mar 43; as EA-K
Berlin 29/30 Mar 43 - Lost as EA-N
This aircraft was one of two No.49 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation
Other was Lancaster ED469
Lancaster Mk.III - ED435 - EA-K was airborne - 22:01 - 29 Mar 1943 from Fiskerton, Lincolnshire, UK
Hit by Flak over the target and, as ordered, some of the crew baled out
before control of the the aircraft was regained
Later, shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm. Herbert Lütje of III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 04:27 - 30 Mar 1943 at Nieuw Heeten (Overijssel), 9 km SE of Raalte, Holland
where those killed are buried in the town's General Cemetery

P/O. A. T. L. Cullum initially evaded until captured in Paris 24 Jul 1943
incarcerated in the Fresnes Prison until 21 Aug 1943
before internment in Camp L3. POW No. 2084
F/Sgt. D. W. Fyffe in Camps L3/L6/357, POW No. 1012
with Sgt. R. C. Link, POW No. 1027 and Sgt. E. R. McCracken, POW No. 1030

This crew were lost on their first operation

12 May 1945, U.K. - According Navigator F/L. A. T. L. Cullum:
RAF Sgts B/A. Link and RAF Eng. McCracken baled
out over Berlin and became prisoners.
RAF Pilot Fyffe baled out near Almelo and became P.O.W.
Other three remained in A/C and were killed.
This information was received from civilians living in the area and was
later confirmed by German interrogators

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED435 - EA-N - 30 Mar 1943 - Operation Berlin
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1343309 - Sgt. - Pilot - D. W. Fyffe - RAF - Age .. - POW

R/978 - J/22563 - P/O. - Navigator - A. T. L. Cullum - RCAF - Age 34 - EVD/POW

R/84998 - WOII - W.Operator / Air Gunner - F. A. McNutt - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

1016477 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - E. R. McCracken - RAF - Age 23 - POW

1199524 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - R. C. Link - RAF - Age .. - POW

614144 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - T. Fazakerley - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

1374201 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. Robertson - RAFVR - Age .. - 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 - ED435 - EA-N - Fyffe
Loss Card - ED435 - EA-N - Fyffe - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1343309 - Sgt. - Pilot - D. W. Fyffe - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - internment in Camps L3/L6/357, POW No. 1012

It's David Wilson Fyffe - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 17 Jun 2013

AIR78-59-0-1 - ID - 1343309 - David Wilson Fyffe
AIR78-59-0-1 - page 499
1343309 - David Wilson Fyffe - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 17 Jun 2013
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R/978 - J/22563 - P/O. - Navigator - Arthur "Art" Tedder Langford Cullum - RCAF - Age 34 - EVD/POW
born 10 Nov 1909, Norwich, Norfolk Co., UK - died 1977 - Age 68
Son of Mr. Arthur Edward Cullum and Mrs. Violet Emma Cullum née Tedder, P.O.Box 734, Paris, Ontario
Parents were born in England
Marital Status: Separated - Beatrice May Sutherland - Place of marriage: London, Ontario
Father of Arthur Neil Cullum (b.1937) and Gary Dugal Cullum (b.1938)
P/O. - Arthur Tedder Langford Cullum, A. E. Cullum ( father), Paris, Ontario, Canada
- Globe and Mail, 1943/05/07 - missing - Globe and Mail, 1943/11/22 - POW
P/O. A. T. L. Cullum initially evaded until captured in Paris 24 Jul 1943
incarcerated in the Fresnes Prison until 21 Aug 1943
before internment in Camp L3. POW No. 2084
Prisoner of War: 30 Mar 1943 to 11 May 1945

Religion: Anglican
Enlistment: 24 Sep 1929, Ottawa, Ontario - A.C.2 - discharged: 31 Jan 1930
Re-Enlistment: 04 Aug 1941, Hamilton, Ontario - Honourably released: 21 Sep 1945
1939-45 Star
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp
Air Observer's Badge
Rank 12 May 1945: J/22563 - F/L. A. T. L. Cullum - 49 Squadron - Flight Lieutenant

Paris Cemetery - Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
Cullum, Arthur T.L., b. 1909, d. 1977, J22563, Flight Lieutenant, R.C.A.F., flat military marker, Cndn Forces Officer
Cullum, Violet E. (Tedder), b. 1877, d. 1972, W/O. Arthur E. Cullum - Age ~95

info: interment.net

RCAF - Service records - Cullum - request 23 Nov 2015 - received - 09 Feb 2016 - PATS -
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R/84998 - Warrant Officer Class II - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frank Arthur McNutt - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Canada - Grave 8 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820621
born 7 Jul 1919, Admiral Rock, Hants Co., NS - died 30 Mar 1943, Nieuw Heeten, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Mrs. and Mr. Lewis Alexander McNutt (father), 19 Ryland Ave., Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mother: Bessie Mae McNutt née Brimicombe
Brother: Spencer J. McNutt
Sgt. Frank Arthur McNutt, L. A. McNutt (father), Truro, NS, Canada
- Globe and Mail, 1943/05/07 - missing - Globe and Mail, 1943/10/05 - presumed dead

Enlistment: 02 Sep 1939 - F/49655 - Pte. Frank Arthur McNutt
Discharge: 04 Apr 1941 - L/Cpl. - North Nova Scotia Highlanders (MG)
Enlistment: 05 Apr 1941, Moncton, New Brunswick
Religion: United Church of England
Air Gunner's Badge: 30 Mar 1942
Embarkment Canada: 30 Apr 1942
3. P.R.C. - U.K.: 13 May 1942

RCAF - Service records - McNutt - request 23 Nov 2015 - received - 09 Feb 2016 - PATS -
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1016477 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Ernest R. "Roy" McCracken - RAF - Age 23 - POW
taken POW - internment in Camps L3/L6/357, POW No. 1030
born 2nd Qtr. 1920, UK
Son of Mr. William E. McCracken and Mrs. Margaret C. McCracken née Anderson

Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1917 - Mr. William E. McCracken - Ms. Margaret C. Anderson - district: Rotherham, UK - Vol 9c Page 1013
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Birth - 1st Qtr. 1918 - Margaret R. McCracken - mother's surname: Anderson - district: Rotherham, UK - Vol 9c Page 1334
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Ernest R. McCracken - mother's surname: Anderson - district: Rotherham, UK - Vol 9c Page 1644
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1922 - Gracie A. T. McCracken - mother's surname: Anderson - district: Rotherham, UK - Vol 9c Page 1301
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1925 - Donald McCracken - mother's surname: Anderson - district: Rotherham, UK - Vol 9c Page 1243
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1931 - Jessie McCracken - mother's surname: Anderson - district: Rotherham, UK - Vol 9c Page 1017
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1935 - Shirley McCracken - mother's surname: Anderson - district: Rotherham, UK - Vol 9c Page 882
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1937 - Robert McCracken - mother's surname: Anderson - district: Stockton, UK - Vol 10a Page 129

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1945 - Ernest R. McCracken with Ms. Nora Stephen - district: Barton, UK - Vol 8c Page 1255
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1946 - Christine N. McCracken - mother's surname: Stephen - district: Barton, UK - Vol 10b Page 385
Birth 4th Qtr. 1949 - Andrew J. McCracken - mother's surname: Stephen - district: Barton, UK - Vol 10b Page 374
Birth 4th Qtr. 1951 - Stephen R. McCracken - mother's surname: Stephen - district: Barton, UK - Vol 10b Page 274

?? date of post unknown ?? - Hello Chris, - ?? date of post unknown ?? -

I found your page from Google and found it very interesting and well put together
My father Roy McCracken, was stationed at Fiskerton and Scampton an whilst
flying from Fiskerton 29/30 march 1943 was shot down flying Lancaster ED435 EA-K
I would be most interested in any information you could provide me with to research
his days at fiskerton especially the operations that he flew
I know he was shot down and was a POW with two other members of the crew
and 3 were killed but little else
I would be grateful for any links or addresses that would help my research
Many thanks
Andrew J. McCracken . . . aka . . . "mccracken227"

unfortunately given email address is 'broken' - possible nickname "mccracken227" - info PATS
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1199524 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - R. C. Link - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - internment in Camps L3/L6/357, POW No. 1027

It's Robert Charles Link - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 17 Jun 2013

AIR78-97-0-1 - ID - 1199524 - Robert Charles Link
AIR78-97-0-1 - page 1498
1199524 - Robert Charles Link - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 17 Jun 2013

!!! Two options !!!
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Robert C. Link - mother's surname: Mannings - district: Thanet, Kent Co. - Vol 2a Page 1634
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Robert C. Link - mother's surname: Howells - district: Cleobury M. - Vol 6a Page 1017
The district Cleobury M. is an alternative name for Cleobury Mortimer and it spans the boundaries of
the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire
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614144 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Fazakerley - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Blackburn, Lancashire, UK - Grave 6 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820617
Son of Henry and Margaret Eleanor Fazakerley, of Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1912 - Henry Fazakerley and Margaret E. Fell - district: Ulverston, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1914 - Henry J. Fazakerley - mother's surname: Fell - district: Ulverston - Vol 8e Page 1236
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1916 - John N. Fazakerley - mother's surname: Fell - district: Ulverston - Vol 8e Page 1149
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1917 - Wilfred H. Fazakerley - mother's surname: Fell - district: Ulverston - Vol 8e Page 970
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Thomas Fazakerley - mother's surname: Fell - district: Ulverston - Vol 8e Page 841
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1922 - Agnes M. Fazakerley - mother's surname: Fell - district: Ulverston - Vol 8e Page 1208


FATHER,
IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING,
LEAVE WE NOW
OUR LOVED ONE SLEEPING

- Epigraph on Fazakerley memorial -
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1374201 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - James Robertson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 7 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820624
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SGLO - T2153

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED435 - EA-N - 30 Mar 1943 - NIEUW HEETEN - CREW 7

1343309 - Sgt. - Pilot - David Wilson Fyffe - RAF - Age .. - POW R/978 - J/22563 - P/O. - Navigator - Arthur 'Art' Tedder Langford Cullum - RCAF - Age 34 - EVD/POW 1016477 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Ernest R. 'Roy' McCracken - RAF - Age 23 - POW R/84998 - Warrant Officer Class II - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frank Arthur McNutt - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
1199524 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Robert Charles Link - RAF - Age .. - POW 614144 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Fazakerley - RAF - Age 23 - KIA 1374201 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - James Robertson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 3 KIA - 4 POW -

FYFFE - CULLUM - McCRACKEN - McNUTT(†)
LINK - FAZAKERLEY(†) - ROBERTSON(†)


Contact McCracken is pending - 27 Jun 2011 - 23 Dec 2016 - PATS

Last update - 23 Dec 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2353

Halifax Mk.V - DK169 - MP-M - Sgt. C. H. Cousins - 02:39 - Broekland
76 Squadron (RAF) - 24th May 1943 - Operation Dortmund
2 KIA - 5 POW



Delivered by Fairey Aviation (Stockport) between 21 Feb 1943 and 20 Apr 1943
DK169 was one of two No.76 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. Other was Halifax Mk.V - DK172 - MP-L
Halifax Mk.V - DK169 - MP-M was airborne - 22:30 - 23 May 1943 from Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, UK
Hit by Flak which seriously damaged the elevator controls
Assisted by his Flight Engineer, Sgt. Cousins was able to manouvere his aircraft away from
the target area but was shot down by a night-fighter (Lt. Hans-Heinz Augenstein, III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 02:39 - at Broekland ( Overijssel ) 18 km SSE of Zwolle, Holland
The two Air Gunners who were both killed by the night-fighter
are buried in Raalte General Cemetery

Sgt. C. H. Cousins was interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 103
with Sgt. A. G. Dale, POW No. 107, Sgt. J. Parr, POW No. 222 and Sgt. J. F. Hughes, POW No. 173
P/O. A. W. L. Pruce in Camp L3, POW No. 1452

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Crew: Halifax Mk.V - DK169 - MP-M - 24 May 1943 - Operation Dortmund
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1320792 - Sgt. - Pilot - C. H. Cousins - RAF - Age 20 - POW

1320813 - 130592 - P/O. - Navigator - A. W. L. Pruce - RAF - Age 20 - POW

1333001 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - A. G. Dale - RAF - Age .. - POW

1021354 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. Parr - RAF - Age .. - POW

1147600 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. F. Hughes - RAF - Age .. - POW

137555 - F/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. W. Coleman - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA

R/97071 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - H. A. Crouse - RCAF - Age 20 - 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 - DK169 - MP-M - Cousins
Loss Card - DK169 - MP-M - Cousins - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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1320792 - Sgt. - Pilot - C. H. Cousins - RAF - Age 20 - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 103
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1922 - Clifford H. Cousins - mother's surname: Jones - district: Islington, UK
district Islington spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex
Marriages: 4th Qtr. 1945 - Clifford H. Cousins with Ms. Alice Woolard - district: Dunmow, Essex, UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1948 - Andrew W. Cousins - mother's surname: Woolard - district: Bishops Stortford, Essex - Vol 4b Page 35
Birth 1st Qtr. 1952 - Maureen P. Cousins - mother's surname: Woolard - district: Bishops Stortford, Essex - Vol 4b Page 13

It's Clifford Harold Cousins - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 17 Jun 2013

AIR78-38-0-1 - ID - 1320792 - Clifford Harold Cousins
AIR78-38-0-1 - page 578
1320792 - Clifford Harold Cousins - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 17 Jun 2013
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1320813 - 130592 - P/O. - Navigator - Arthur W. L. Pruce - RAF - Age 20 - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L3, POW No. 1452
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1923 - Arthur W. L. Pruce - mother's surname: Ellis - district: Kensington, UK
Marriage - 4st Qtr. 1946 - Arthur W. L. Pruce - Ms. Doris A. Stacey - district: Wandsworth, UK>
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1949 - Linda J. Pruce - mother's surname: Stacey - district: Lewisham, UK - Vol 5d Page 17
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1972 - Ms. Linda J. Pruce with Mr. Raymond K. Vaughan - district: Bromley, UK - Vol 5a Page 1146


It's Arthur William Leon Pruce - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 17 Jun 2013

AIR78-130-0-1 - ID - 1320813 - Arthur William Leon Pruce
AIR78-130-0-1 - page 742
1320813 - Arthur William Leon Pruce - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 17 Jun 2013
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1333001 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - A. G. Dale - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 107

It's Arthur George Dale - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 17 Jun 2013

AIR78-41-0-2 - ID - 1333001 - Arthur George Dale
AIR78-41-0-2 - page 119
1333001 - Arthur George Dale - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 17 Jun 2013
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1021354 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. Parr - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 222

It's John Parr - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 17 Jun 2013

AIR78-123-0-3 - ID - 1021354 - John Parr
AIR78-123-0-3 - page 45
1021354 - John Parr - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 17 Jun 2013
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1147600 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. F. Hughes - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 173

It's Joseph Francis Hughes - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 18 Jun 2013

AIR78-81-0-5 - ID - 1147600 - Joseph Francis Hughes
AIR78-81-0-5 - page 141
1147600 - Joseph Francis Hughes - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 18 Jun 2013
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137555 - Flying Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Wallace Coleman - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
- of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK - Grave 10 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820610
born 30 Sep 1916, Leeds, UK
Son of Thomas Ineson Coleman and Alice Coleman, of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Siblings: Jessie Coleman, Frederick Coleman, Kenneth Coleman and Betty Coleman
husband of Kathleen Margaret Coleman, of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1916 - Mr. Thomas I. Coleman with Ms. Alice Braithwaite - district: Bramley - Vol 9b Page 409
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1916 - John W. Coleman - mother's surname: Braithwaite - district: Bramley - Vol 9b Page 334
Birth 4th Qtr. 1918 - Jessie Coleman - mother's surname: Braithwaite - district: Bramley - Vol 9b Page 286
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Frederick Coleman - mother's surname: Braithwaite - district: Bramley - Vol 9b Page 418
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1922 - Kenneth Coleman - mother's surname: Braithwaite - district: Bramley - Vol 9b Page 405
Birth 4th Qtr. 1929 - Betty Coleman - mother's surname: Braithwaite - district: Leeds South - Vol 9b Page 554
Marriage 03 May 1941 - Mr. John W. Coleman with Ms. Kathleen M. Hurford - district: Leeds - Vol 9b Page 1181
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Marriage 07 Aug 1948 - Mrs. Kathleen M. Coleman with Mr. Allan R. Neville - district: Leeds - Vol 2c Page 1149


MEMORIES FOND AND TRUE
FROM THOSE
WHO THOUGHT THE WORLD OF YOU

- Epigraph on Coleman memorial -
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R/97071 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Arthur Crouse - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Canada - Grave 9 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820613
born 12 Dec 1922, Paris, ON - died 24 May 1943, Broekland, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Mrs. and Mr. R. B. Crouse, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Sibling: Marguerite Alice Crouse
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- Globe and Mail, 1943/06/30 - missing - Globe and Mail, 1943/11/02 - presumed dead -

Helena Inez Boyington Crouse (mother) - Age 67
Birth: 09 Feb 1889, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Death: 30 Aug 1956, Hobart, Lake County, Indiana, USA

Marguerite Alice Crouse Taylor (sister) - Age 80
Birth: 27 Mar 1926, Mimico, Ontario, Canada
Death: 09 Aug 2006, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
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Find A Grave Memorial# 34492960 - by Tim Taylor - 05 Mar 2009

Ralph Bayward Crouse (father) and Helena Inez Crouse (mother) - née Boyington, Paris, Ontario
Address 1943 - area The Queensway - Milton Street, Etobicoke, ON
Henry Arthur Crouse went to school at Brant Avenue Public School, Brantford, ON and Runnymede Collegiate, Toronto, ON
Enlistment: RCAF - Jan 1941 - after training he became Wireless Air Gunner
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- info RCAF Service Record - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 2011

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted to: No. 1 Mannibg Depot, Toronto, ON - Trade" Air Crew (WAG)
Religion: Presbyterian - Occupation: Student
Address: Queen & Berl Ave, Etobicoke, Ontaria, Canada
Attestation: 20 Jan 1941, Toronto
Enlistment: 28 Feb 1941, Toronto
Air Gunner's Badge: 14 Aug 1942
Embarkment Canada: 27 Oct 1942
UK : 04 Nov 1942
3 P.R.C. : 05 Nov 1942

R/97071 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Arthur Crouse - RCAF
R/97071 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Arthur Crouse - RCAF
source RCAF - Service records - Crouse - 15 Dec 2015

"Inside Toronto" - 19 Jan 2011
WAR RESEARCHER CONNECTS WITH SOLDIER'S FAMILY
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Earlier this month, Kleinlugtebeld got a break - an email from Tim Taylor of South Carolina
Taylor is Crouse's nephew, born to Crouse's sister Marguerite after he died
Henry Arthur Crouse, an Etobian who was killed in the Second World War,
poses in this undated picture with his sister, Marguerite Alice Crouse

Marguerite Alice Crouse with Henry Arthur Crouse
Marguerite Alice Crouse with Henry Arthur Crouse
source: Tim Taylor (nephew) via insidetoronto.com

RCAF - Service records - Crouse - request 23 Nov 2015 - received - 09 Feb 2016 - PATS -
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SGLO - T2353

HALIFAX Mk.V - DK169 - MP-M - 24 May 1943 - BROEKLAND - CREW 7

1320792 - Sgt. - Pilot - Clifford Harold Cousins - RAF - Age 20 - POW 1320813 - 130592 - P/O. - Navigator - Arthur William Leon Pruce - RAF - Age 20 - POW 1333001 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Arthur George Dale - RAF - Age .. - POW 1021354 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John Parr - RAF - Age .. - POW
1147600 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Joseph Francis Hughes - RAF - Age .. - POW 137555 - Flying Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Wallace Coleman - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA R/97071 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Henry Arthur Crouse - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

- 2 KIA - 5 POW -

COUSINS - PRUCE - DALE - PARR
HUGHES - COLEMAN(†) - CROUSE(†)


Contact Crouse is pending - 25 Feb 2016 - PATS

Last update - 22 Dec 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2389

Halifax Mk.II - HR775 - NP-V - Fl.Sgt. W. H. Wyatt - ?01:37/02:30? - Nieuw Heeten
158 Squadron (RAF) - 28th May 1943 - Operation Essen
7 KIA



Serial Range HR773 - HR819. 47 Halifax Mk.II
Part of a batch of 250 HP59 Halifax Mk.II HR654-HR699; HR711- HR758; HR773-HR819;
HR832-HR880; HR905-HR952; HR977-HR988
HR758 was used for engine experiments; HR845 and HR909 had experimental turrets
Delivered by Handley Page ( Cricklewood & Radlett ) between 24 Mar 1943 and 4 May 1943
Halifax Mk.II - HR775 - NP-V was airborne - 22:53 - 27 May 1943 from Lissett, Yorkshire, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Lt. Hans-Heinz Augenstein, III./NJG 1)
crashing - 01:37 - ( also 02:30 ) between Nieuw Heeten and Okkenbroek (Overijssel) 3 km S of Raalte, Holland
'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records Sgt. W. J. Erdbeer as Sgt. W. J. Erobeer

All are buried in Raalte General Cemetery

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - HR775 - NP-V - 28 May 1943 - Operation Essen
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R/99557 - Fl.Sgt. - Pilot - W. H. Wyatt - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1436421 - Sgt. - Navigator - J. L. Atha - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

1294468 - Sgt. - W.Operator - G. Henderson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

1037117 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - W. J. Erdbeer - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1337416 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - R. A. Tilbury - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

R/151473 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - R. R. Mantha - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA

1334759 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. Simmons - 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.

Loss Card - HR775 - NP-V - Wyatt
Loss Card - HR775 - NP-V - Wyatt - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/99557 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - William Hubert Wyatt - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of London, Ontario, Canada - Joint Grave 15-16 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820631
born 24 Jan 1922 - died 28 May 1943, Nieuw Heeten, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Ernest E. and Clara Wyatt, of London, Ontario, Canada

R/99557 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - William Hubert Wyatt - RCAF R/99557 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - William Hubert Wyatt - RCAF
R/99557 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - William Hubert Wyatt - RCAF
source Service Records - 03 Feb 2017

Sgt. William Hubert Wyatt

William H. Wyatt
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Flight Sergeant William Wyatt, Royal
Canadian Air Force, lost his life while on
a Bombing Raid over Essen, Germany on the
28th May 1943. He lies buried in the Raalte
Cemetery, Holland
William was born in London 24 January 1922
The son of Ernst E and Clara E Wyatt, Craig St.
He attended Victoria School, the South Collegiate
and the Beal Technical High and was a member
of Wesley United Church
- source - remembrance book London, ON - page 201 -


AT REST

- Epigraph on Wyatt memorial -
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1436421 - Sergeant - Navigator - John Leonard Atha - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of Normanton, Yorkshire, UK - Grave 14 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820609
Son of Mr. John L. Atha and Mrs. Hilda Atha née Fozzard, Normanton, Yorkshire, UK

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Mr. John L. Atha - Ms. Hilda Fozzard - district: Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Elsie Atha - mother's surname: Fozzard - district: Hunslet, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1915 - John L. Atha - mother's surname: Fozzard - district: Hunslet, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1918 - Hilda M. Atha - mother's surname: Fozzard - district: Hunslet, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Evelyn Atha - mother's surname: Fozzard - district: Hunslet, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1932 - June M. Atha - mother's surname: Fozzard - district: Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
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Death 4th Qtr. 1918 - Hilda M. Atha - Age 0 - district: Hunslet, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK
Death 4th Qtr. 1949 - Hilda Atha - Age 61 - district: Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire Co., UK


SWEET IS THE MEMORY
DEAR IS THE NAME
DEEP IN OUR HEARTS
HE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN

- Epigraph on Atha memorial -
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1294468 - Sergeant - W.Operator - George Henderson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Joint Grave 15-16 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820619
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1037117 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - William John Erdbeer - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Horninglow, Burton-on-Trent, UK - Grave 12 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820616
Son of Henry William and Minnie Linda Erdbeer, of Horninglow, Burton-on-Trent, UK


WITH A SMILE HE LIVED
AND WITH A SMILE
HE SERVED AND DIED

- Epigraph on Erdbeer memorial -
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1337416 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Reginald Arthur Tilbury - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 17 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820627
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R/151473 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Rene Real Mantha - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
- of North Bay, Ontario, Canada - Grave 13 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820622
born 11 Dec 1923 - died 28 May 1943, Nieuw Heeten, The Netherlands - Age 19
Son of Joseph Wilfred Mantha, and of Marie Mantha, of North Bay, Ontario, Canada

R/151473 - Sergeant - Rene Real Mantha - RCAF
R/151473 - Sergeant - Rene Real Mantha - RCAF
source Service Records - 03 Feb 2017


NO MORE HAD HE TO GIVE,
BRAVELEY HE OFFERED ALL
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

- Epigraph on Mantha memorial -
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1334759 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Simmons - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Earley, Reading, Berkshire, UK - Grave 11 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820626
Son of George and Edith Daisy Simmons, of Earley, Reading, Berkshire, UK


SLEP, JOHN,
AND IN YOUR SLUMBER, SMILE

- Epigraph on Simmons memorial -
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SGLO - T2389

HALIFAX Mk.II - HR775 - NP-V - 28 May 1943 - NIEUW HEETEN - CREW 7

R/99557 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - William Hubert Wyatt - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1436421 - Sergeant - Navigator - John Leonard Atha - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA 1294468 - Sergeant - W.Operator - George Henderson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1037117 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer  - William John Erdbeer - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
1337416 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Reginald Arthur Tilbury - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA R/151473 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Rene Real Mantha - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA 1334759 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Simmons - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

WYATT(†) - ATHA(†) - HENDERSON(†) - ERDBEER(†)
TILBURY(†) - MANTHA(†) - SIMMONS(†)


Last update - 06 Feb 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T2428

Lancaster Mk.III - ED914 - PM-Z - Sgt. P. J. Scholes - ?02:35/02:53? - Heeten
103 Squadron (RAF) - 12th June 1943 - Operation Düsseldorf
4 KIA - 3 POW



ED914 was flight tested 19 Apr 43 and delivered to No.103 Sqdn 23 Apr 1943
ED914 also took part in the Key Operations against Dortmund 23/24 May 1943
and Düsseldorf 25/26 May 1943
When lost this aircraft had a total of 44 hours
Lancaster Mk.III - ED914 - PM-Z was airborne - 23:26 - 11 Jun 1943 from Elsham Wolds, North Lincolnshire, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Lt. Hans-Heinz Augustein, III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 02:35 - ( also 02:53 ) - 12 Jun 1943 at Heeten (Overijssel), 7 km SSE of Raalte, Holland
where those killed are buried in the General Cemetery

F/Sgt. G. Price was interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 454 with Sgt. P. J. Scholes, POW No. 19
and Sgt. K. W. Woodcock, POW No. 22
'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records F/O. W. J. Harding-Haydon as P/O. W. J. H. Haydon

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED914 - PM-Z - 12 Jun 1943 - Operation Düsseldorf
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1437956 - Sgt. - Pilot - P. J. Scholes - RAF - Age .. - POW

1600691 - 133330 - F/O. - Navigator - W. J. Harding-Haydon - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1333776 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. Watkinson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

936200 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. Price - RAF - Age .. - POW

1234835 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - K. W. Woodcock - RAF - Age .. - POW

1317088 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - E. Russell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

R/157058 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - A. Cook - RCAF - Age 30 - 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 - ED914 - PM-Z - Scholes
Loss Card - ED914 - PM-Z - Scholes - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1437956 - Sgt. - Pilot - P. J. Scholes - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 19

It's Peter Jeffrey Scholes - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 19 Jun 2013

AIR78-140-0-2 - ID - 1437956 - Peter Jeffrey Scholes
AIR78-140-0-2 - page 373
1437956 - Peter Jeffrey Scholes - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 19 Jun 2013
- . - . -

1600691 - 133330 - Flying Officer - Navigator - William John Harding-Haydon - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of UK - Grave 20 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820618

Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1921 - Mr. William J. S. Haydon and Ms. Dorothy E. Harding - district: Guildford, Surrey Co., UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1922 - William J. H. Haydon - mother's surname: Harding - district: Guildford, Surrey Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1928 - Anthony D. Haydon - mother's surname: Harding - district: Guildford, Surrey Co., UK
- . - . -

1333776 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Reginald Watkinson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of UK - Grave 27 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820628
Son of Edward and Agnes Watkinson, of Southampton, UK


IN EVERLOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DARLING SON.
LOVED BY ALL
AND MISSED BY MANY

- Epigraph on Watkinson memorial -
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936200 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. Price - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 454

It's George Price - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 19 Jun 2013

AIR78-129-0-1 - ID - 936200 - George Price
AIR78-129-0-1 - page 1433
936200 - George Price - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 19 Jun 2013
- . - . -

1234835 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - K. W. Woodcock - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 22
Likely Kenneth W. Woodcock - info PATS

It's Kenneth William Woodcock - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 19 Jun 2013

AIR78-174-0-1 - ID - 1234835 - Kenneth William Woodcock
AIR78-174-0-1 - page 1558
1234835 - Kenneth William Woodcock - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 19 Jun 2013

Note !!! also in AIR78 and London Gazette - 1459127 - Kenneth William Woodcock (163569) - info PATS
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1317088 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Emrys Russell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of UK - Grave 19 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820625
Son of Jonah Bertie and Blodwen Russell, of Priddy, Somerset, UK


WE TRUST THAT GOD
WILL GIVE HIM WINGS
TO RISE TRIUMPHNAT
ON THE OTHER SIDE

- Epigraph on Russell memorial -
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R/157058 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Alexander Cook - RCAF - Age 30 - KIA
- of Canada - Grave 21 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820611
born 3 Mar 1913 - died 12 Jun 1943, Heeten, The Netherlands - Age 30
- Globe and Mail, 1943/07/19 - missing - Globe and Mail, 1943/11/24 - presumed dead
Mrs. George Straus (aunt), Regina, SK, Canada
- . - . -

R/157058 - Flight Sergeant - Alexander Cook - RCAF R/157058 - Flight Sergeant - Alexander Cook - RCAF
R/157058 - Flight Sergeant - Alexander Cook - RCAF
source Service Records - 03 Feb 2017



SGLO - T2428

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED914 - PM-Z - 12 Jun 1943 - HEETEN - CREW 7

1437956 - Sgt. - Pilot - Peter Jeffrey Scholes - RAF - Age .. - POW 1600691 - 133330 - Flying Officer - Navigator - William John Harding-Haydon - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1333776 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Reginald Watkinson - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 936200 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - George Price - RAF - Age .. - POW
1234835 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Kenneth William Woodcock - RAF - Age .. - POW 1317088 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Emrys Russell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA R/157058 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Alexander Cook - RCAF - Age 30 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 POW -

SCHOLES - HARDING-HAYDON(†) - WATKINSON(†) - PRICE
WOODCOCK - RUSSELL(†) - COOK(†)


Last update - 11 Feb 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T2449

Lancaster Mk.III - ED584 - EA-U - P/O. - J. Hutchison - ?02:37/03:00? - Marienheem
49 Squadron (RAF) - 13th June 1943 - Operation Bochum
7 KIA



Serial range ED303 - EE202 - This aircraft was one of 620 Lancasters
ordered from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) in 1941 and built from Nov 1942 to Jun 1943
as 129 Mk.Is and 491 Mk.IIIs, mixed, up to ED783 and all Mk.III from ED783 onwards
The Mk.Is were initially fitted with Merlin 20 and the Mk.IIIs with Merlin 28 engines
ED584 was a Mk.III and was delivered to 49 Squadron 7 Feb 1943
ED584 took part in the following Key Operations: St.Nazaire 22/23 Mar 1943;
Berlin 27/28 Mar 1943; Berlin 29/30 Mar 1943; Dortmund 23/24 May 1943; Düsseldorf 11/12 Jun 1943;
Bochum 12/13 Jun 1943-Lost
Lancaster Mk.III - ED584 - EA-U was airborne - 22:37 - 12 Jun 43 from Fiskerton, UK
Crashed near Marienheem on farmland belonging to a Mr. J. Duteweert
near Marienheem (Overjssel), a hamlet near Raalte, Holland
There's a claim for Raalte as follows ( source Tony Woods)
13.06.43 Oblt. August Geiger 7./NJG 1 Lancaster GN-6.4: 4.300 m. [Raalte] 02.37
Five are buried in the town's Raalte General Cemetery

Cemetery - Raalte - l-r: Cripps, Olson, Dudley, Johnson, Workman and Watkinson
Cemetery - Raalte - l-r: Cripps, Olson, Dudley, Johnson, Workman and Watkinson
Graves - Row II - nrs. 22 , 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 - little grave markers are USA - 28 and 29
- image via Richard Woolderink - 29 Sep 2009

P/O. Hutchison and Sgt. Pearson are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
The bodies of P/O. Hutchison and that of the MUG, Sgt. Pearson have never been found
This crew was lost on their 2nd operation

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED584 - EA-U - 13 Jun 1943 - Operation Bochum
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513984 - 52151 - P/O. - Pilot - J. Hutchison - RAF - Age .. - MIA

147766 - P/O. - Navigator - C. S. Olson - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA

1383133 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - B. R. Cripps - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1236721 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - C. W. Dudley - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1577601 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - E. W. H. Johnson - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

1628361 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - E. H. Pearson - RAFVR - Age 19 - MIA

414536 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - L. E. Workman - RNZAF - Age 29 - 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 - ED584 - EA-U - Hutchison
Loss Card - ED584 - EA-U - Hutchison - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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147766 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Charles Stanley Olson - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA
- of Clapton, London, UK - Grave 23 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820623
Son of John and Annie Louisa Olson; husband of Alice Olson, of Chiswick, Middlesex, UK


REQUIESCAT IN PACE

- Epigraph on Olson memorial -
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1383133 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Basil Robert Cripps - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Chiswick, Middlesex, UK - Grave 22 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820612
Son of Frank Cyril and Alice Cripps, of Clapton, London, UK


YOU WILL ALWAYS
BE REMEMBERED,
DEAR BROTHER

- Epigraph on Cripps memorial -
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1236721 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Charles William Dudley - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Morden, Surrey, UK - Grave 24 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820614
Son of Henry Robert and Elizabeth Agnes Dudley, of Morden, Surrey, UK


"O VALIANT HEART"

- Epigraph on Dudley memorial -
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1577601 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Ernest Walter Haynes Johnson - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, UK - Grave 25 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820620
Son of Ernest Baden Johnson and Elsie Johnson;
husband of Dorothy M. Johnson, of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, UK


TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF ERNEST
"MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU
AND KEEP YOU"

- Epigraph on Johnson memorial -
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414536 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Leslie Edmund Workman - RNZAF - Age 29 - KIA
- of Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealand - Grave 26 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820630
Son of Edmund Henry and Beatrice Katie Dora Workman, of Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealand

F/Sgt. - Leslie Edmund Workman - RNZAF
F/Sgt. - Leslie Edmund Workman - RNZAF -
- image by Weekly News - via Auckland museum cenotaph records -
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

52151 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Hutchison - RAF - Age .. - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 132 - CWGC ref. 1800846
- . - . -

1628361 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Edward Henry Pearson - RAFVR - Age 19 - MIA
- of Wilmington, Kent, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 161 - CWGC ref. 1804093
Son of Edward H. and Rosina B. Pearson, of Wilmington, Kent, UK
- . - . -




SGLO - T2449

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED584 - EA-U - 13 Jun 1943 - MARIENHEEM - CREW 7

52151 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Hutchison - RAF - Age .. - MIA 147766 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Charles Stanley Olson - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA 1383133 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Basil Robert Cripps - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1236721 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer  - Charles William Dudley - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
1577601 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Ernest Walter Haynes Johnson - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA 1628361 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Edward Henry Pearson - RAFVR - Age 19 - MIA 414536 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Leslie Edmund Workman - RNZAF - Age 29 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

HUTCHISON(†) - OLSON(†) - CRIPPS(†) - DUDLEY(†)
JOHNSON(†) - PEARSON(†) - WORKMAN(†)


Contact Cripps is pending - 20 Apr 2011 - PATS

Last update - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5364

HAWKER TYPHOON Mk.Ib - RB381 - S/L. - C. D. Erasmus - 11:25 - Raalte
193 Squadron - 9th Mar 1945 -
1 KIA



Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - RB381 did crash behind the railway crossing - Raalte

778746 - 160102 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Charles Derek Erasmus - DFC - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 18 - Raalte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820615
Son of Lt. and Mrs. P. Erasmus, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Awards: D F C

London Gazette - 12 Oct 1943 - page 4504
F/Sgt. - 31 Jul 1943 - 778746 - Charles Derek Erasmus (160102)
- . - . -



SGLO - T5364

HAWKER TYPHOON Mk.Ib - RB381 - 9 Mar 1945 - RAALTE - CREW 1

Squadron Leader - Pilot - Charles Derek Erasmus - DFC - RAFVR - KIA
- 1 KIA -

ERASMUS(†)


Under construction - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS

Nieuw Heeten

30 mi SSE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3302

B-17G - #42-31538 - GY-V - 2nd Lt. Perry Cavos - Nieuw Heeten - 14:00
306th BG(H) - 367th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1932
6 KIA - 4 DOW



306th BG Triangle H 367th BS 8th-air-force-patch

306th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'H' - 367th BS - GY - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

B-17G - #42-31538 GY-V - crashed near the farm of family Kremer, Poggebeltweg, Nieuw-Heeten ( F.282 )
a/c was only 7 days with the 306th BG, arriving on 4 Jan 1944
source letter 10 Dec 1945 - Community of Raalte, Holland

!!! - Two 'nicknames' are connected to #42-31538 - !!!
!!! - it's either "Arch Bishop" or "Norah"/"Nora" - no reliable source yet - !!!
!!! - So I do stick to serial and pilot - info PATS 06 Sep 2009 - !!! Preferable "Arch Bishop"

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Crew: Boeing B-17G-20-BO Fortress c/n 6652 - #42-31538 - GY-V - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Halberstadt - MACR #1932
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18071926 - O-679828 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Perry (nmi) Cavos - Denver, Denver County, CO - KIA

O-751188 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Michael D. O'Grady - Spokane, WA - KIA

31240473 - O-808209 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard D. Wright - Suffolk County, MA - DOW

O-739188 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Julius J. Monticone - Astoria, Queens County, NY - DOW

14156670 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Gerkin C. Norris Jr. - Hamilton County, TN - KIA

14085588 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard (nmi) Kline - Dade County, FL - DOW

13167610 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner - George P. Amoroso - Fayette County, PA - DOW

35583064 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Right Waist Gunner - James J. Allie - Michigan City, La Porte County, IN - KIA

39036079 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Left Waist Gunner - Samuel C. Sin - San Francisco, CA - KIA

16144521 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Tail Turret Gunner - Roger W. Collins - Cook County, IL - KIA
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18071926 - O-679828 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Perry (nmi) Cavos - Denver, Denver County, CO - KIA
born 1 May 1922 - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 21
Son of Mrs. Estelle Cavos (mother), 1830 East 19th Avenue, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado
Enlistment : 20 Apr 1942
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45
Initial Margraten - BBB-series - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
final burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, CO

Crew Fred J. Rector - with Co-Pilot Perry Cavos
Crew Fred J. Rector - 367th - with Co-Pilot Perry Cavos
- source 8thafhsoregon.com -

2nd Lt. Perry Cavos
2nd Lt. Perry Cavos
via Jami Mari Cavos (niece) - 23 Sep 2014

Memorial CAVOS - Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, CO
Memorial CAVOS - Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, CO
- image by Joyce Escue Culver -
- source findagrave.com -

O-751188 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Michael D. O'Grady - Spokane, WA - KIA
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-series
Husband of Mrs. Shirley J. O'Grady (wife), 2410 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, California
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: E Row: 13 Grave: 16
detailed info at www.fallennotforgotten.nl/stories_index.htm

2nd Lt. Michael D. O'Grady - Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Michael D. O'Grady - Co-Pilot Mike with his sister Pat O'Grady
2nd Lt. - Michael D. O'Grady - Co-Pilot
right image: Michael with his sister Patricia Mary
- courtesy O'Grady family - via Michiel Schipper - 08 Sep 2009

31240473 - O-808209 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard D. Wright - Suffolk County, MA - DOW
born 1914 - Enlistment: 21 Dec 1942 - Nativity: Pennsylvania
Son of Mrs. Julia D. Wright (Mother), 195 East Cottage Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?40? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-series
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: H Row: 7 Grave: 5

O-739188 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Julius J. Monticone - Astoria, Queens County, NY - DOW
born 1924/1925, NYC, NY
Son of Mr. Battista Monticone (father) and Mrs. Clara K. Monticone (mother), 20-42 26th Street, Astoria, LongIsland, New York Co., NY
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?41? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-2-40
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: I Row: 9 Grave: 11

Address: 20-42 Kindred Street, Astoria, Queens, NY
Battista Monticone (father) - born 07 Aug 1887, Felizzano, Italy - died Apr 1964, NY - Age 77
Clara K. Monticone (mother) - born 14 Oct 1891, - died Nov 1974, NY - Age 83
Anthony A. Monticone (brother) - born 25 Oct 1914, - died 29 Sep 2003, FL - Age 88
Josephine Monticone (sister) - born 19.., -
Julius J. Monticone - born 1924/1925, NY - died 11 Jan 1944, The Netherlands - Age ..
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info Fold3.com and SSDI

2nd Lt. - Julius J. Monticone - Bombardier - image via Richard Woolderink 2nd Lt. - Julius J. Monticone - Bombardier 2nd Lt. - Julius J. Monticone - Bombardier - image via Richard Woolderink
2nd Lt. - Julius J. Monticone - Bombardier
- middle photo via Ms. Lucy Ricco, Sister - source wwiimemorial.com -
- courtesy Ricco family - via Richard Woolderink - 29 Aug 2009

14156670 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Gerkin C. Norris Jr. - Hamilton County, TN - KIA
born 1923 - Enlistment : 24 Sep 1942 - Camp Forrest, TN
Joined the Army Air Corps - went overseas October 1943
Son of Mr. Gerkin C. Norris Sr. and Mrs. Carrie Norris, 2906 East 49th Street, Chattanooga, TN
Siblings: Mamie Norris (~1912), Helen Norris (~1916), James Norris (~1918), Mary J. Norris (~1920), and Imogene Norris (~1927)
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45
Initial Margraten - BBB-series - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
final burial - USA
From US Census 1930 - Father Gerkins was Clerk at Retail Grocery, mother Carrie - Looper at Hosiery Mill
and oldest sister Mamie - Finisher at Hosiery Mill

T/Sgt. - Gerkin C. Norris Jr. - Flight Engineer
News clip - T/Sgt. - Gerkin C. Norris Jr. - Flight Engineer
via Jack Collins, nephew of Tailgunner Collins - 26 Aug 2009

Sgt. G. C. Norris Killed in Action
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Sgt. G. C. Norris, previously reported missing in action since January 11th, following an air raid on Germany
was reported killed in action on the same date, the War Department notified his parents last Thursday
F l i g h t - E n g i n e e r - o n - B - 1 7
He volunteered for army duty in September 1942, while employed at the Richmond Hosiery Mills in Rossville
He served as a flight engineer aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress, and went overseas in October 1943.
Sgt. Norris was a graduate of East Lake Junior High School, and attended Chattanooga Vocational High School two years
He was widely known in the East Lake and Rossville community.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerkin C. Norris, one brother, James Doc Norris
four sisters, Mrs. O. B. Stewart, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. Charles Petet, Lakeview, Ga.;
Misses Mary Jo and Imogene Norris of Chattanooga

transcription - news clip

Chattanooga Times - Monday 4 Dec 1972
Norris - Gerkin C, 88, of 4209 12th Ave, died Sunday afternoon in a local hospital
A native of Acworth, GA, he had been a resident of Chattanooga most of his life
Husband of Mrs Carrie Arwood Norris
From obituary - Mamie Matthews - 29 Jul 2003 - Age 92 - Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Preceded in death - parents: Gerkin and Carrie Norris; brothers James R. Norris and G. C. Norris Jr.
Survivors are sisters: Clara Stewart, Mary Jo Whiddon and Jean Shelton
From obituary - Mary Jo Whiddon - 10 Sep 2005 - Age 84 - Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Preceded in death - parents: Gerkin and Carrie Arnold Norris; brothers Rowdy and Doc Norris; sister Mamie Matthews
Survivors are sisters: Clara Helen Stewart and Jean Shelton
Note: 'Carrie Arwood Norris' and 'Carrie Arnold Norris'

Commemorated on "East Tennessee Veterans Memorial", Knoxville, TN - Pillar X, middle panel
www.etvma.org

14085588 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard (nmi) Kline - Dade County, FL - DOW
born 1923 - Enlistment: 18 Nov 1942 - Nativity: Pennsylvania
Son of Mr. Max J. Kline (Father), 60 Northeast 50th Street, Miami, Florida
religion: Jewish
died 12 Jan 1944 at Roman Catholic Hospital Almelo - fractured skull
first buried - Churchyard Almelo - Row 1 Grave 1 - disinterred 1945/46
Initial Margraten - BBB-4-76 - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
final burial - USA
address 19 Aug 1944 - Max J. Kline, father, 60 NE 50th St., Miami, Fla. 37 -
( as in letter from Max J. Kline to Mr. & Mrs. Collins and in MACR #1932 )

Howard Kline was their only son.

Letter from Max. J. Kline to Mr. and Mrs. Collins - 22 Apr 1946
Letter from Max. J. Kline to Mr. and Mrs. Collins - 22 Apr 1946
via Jack Collins, nephew - 27 Aug 2009
Max Kline (father) writes that Howard was for two days in the hospital
a letter from the community of Raalte states that he died the same evening
His IDPF should give the right date - PATS 29 Aug 2009

15th Census of US 1930 - gives: Max Kline ( 28 ), Fannie Kline ( 26 ), Howard Kline ( 6 ) and Evelyn ( 4 )
8 Apr 1930 - Bethlehem City - Ward 9, Northampton County, PA - Occupation: Electrical Cont. Buildings
address in Federal Census 1930 - 136 East Union Boulevard, Bethlehem City, PA
Census 1930 image - via footnote.com - PATS
additional info via Jack Collins, nephew of S/Sgt. Roger W. Collins

13167610 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner - George P. Amoroso - Fayette County, PA - DOW -
born 1924 - Enlistment: 16 Nov 1942 - Nativity: Pennsylvania
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?38? - disinterred 19 Dec 45
Initial Margraten - BBB-series - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
final burial - USA
Son of Mr. Gregory Amoroso and Philomena Amoroso ( both born in Italy ) - 515 Washington Ave, Belle Vernon, PA, USA
In 1930 US Census - George is the youngest out of nine children - address - 151 Grant St., Belle Vernon Borough
Siblings: Charles (M-21), Nellie (F-19), Guido (M-17), Attilio (M-15), Domenick (M-13), Lanana (F-11), Mary (F-9) and Annie (F-7)
Father Gregory (52) and oldest brother Charles (21) are labourers at a Glass factory
Gregory (52) did immigrate to the USA in 1898 - Age 20 , Philomena (51) in 1906 - Age 27
married in 1901 - George was 23, Philomena 22 years old at their wedding ( in Italy )
Note: Philomena is also as Filomena in the records - info PATS

S/Sgt. - George P. Amoroso - photo from Mrs. Amoroso to Collins family S/Sgt. - George P. Amoroso - Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. - George P. Amoroso - Ball Turret Gunner
- right - courtesy Amoroso family - via Jack Collins -
- left - courtesy Amoroso family - via Richard Woolderink -

35583064 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Right Waist Gunner - James J. Allie - Michigan City, La Porte County, IN - KIA
born 1923 - Enlistment: 21 Jan 1943
Son of Mrs. Theresa Allie (Mother), 146 Francisco Street, Michgan City, Indiana
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-series
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: E Row: 10 Grave: 11

S/Sgt. - James J. Allie - Right Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. - James J. Allie - Right Waist Gunner
- courtesy Allie family - via Richard Woolderink -

39036079 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Left Waist Gunner - Samuel C. Sin - San Francisco, CA - KIA
born 1923 - Enlistment: 31 Dec 1942 - Nativity: California - Race : Chinese
Brother of Miss Margaret Sin (Sister), 1039 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45
Initial Margraten - BBB-series - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
final burial - USA
S/Sgt. Samuel C. Sin is given as been died in hospital Almelo
KIA in MACR #1932 - so this is 'doubtable' - need review of his IDPF -
person transfered to Almelo is likely one of four 'DOW' - info PATS 10 Aug 2009
According letter to Mrs. Monticone by Carmelite Priest Fr. Felize Wezenbeek - 2 Jun 1946 - it's S/Sgt. Kline !!!

16144521 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Tail Turret Gunner - Roger Walter Collins - Cook County, IL - KIA
born 01 May 1923 - Enlistment: 23 Oct 1942 - Nativity: Illinois
Son of Mr. Thomas "Tom" P. Collins (Father), 155 North Elmwood, Oak Park, Illinois
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row 2 No. 35 - disinterred 19 Dec 45
initially in Margraten as unknown X-2109 - Grave BBB - Row 2 - No. 39
Finally resting - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: I Row: 10 Grave: 4

SS - S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins License - S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins
Social Security Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Illinois Driver's License
courtesy Jack Collins, nephew - 05 Feb 2014

1943 - S/Sgt. Roger W. Collins - Tail Turret Gunner - via Richard Woolderink S/Sgt. Roger W. Collins - Tail Turret Gunner - via Richard Woolderink
S/Sgt. - Roger W. Collins - Tail Turret Gunner
courtesy Jack Collins, nephew - 10 Aug 2009 - via Richard Woolderink

S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins - Tail Turret Gunner - Roger somewhere in England, date unknown, likely 1943 S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins - Tail Turret Gunner - Army portrait - courtesy Jack Collins, nephew
S/Sgt. - Roger Walter Collins - likely 1943
courtesy Jack Collins, nephew - 05 Feb 2014

Second set of Airman's wings - S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins
WINGS - S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins - Second set of Airman's wings
courtesy Jack Collins, nephew - 05 Feb 2014

ONE OF THEIR VOICES IS STILL - Collins brothers - 1945 - Newsclip
O N E - O F - T H E I R - V O I C E S - I S - S T I L L
Collins brothers - 1945 - Newsclip - Oak Leaves newspaper
Three of the Collins boys, Jim, Jack and Mike, who are home again at 155 N. Elmwood Av., Oak Park
join in a song at their first meeting in three years. A fourth brother, Roger, whose picture is
on the piano, was killed in action on Jan. 11 last year.
courtesy Jack Collins, nephew - 05 Feb 2014

Marker - S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins Margraten - S/Sgt. Roger Walter Collins
Early marker . . . . . . . . Margraten . . . . . . . . nowadays grave marker
courtesy Jack Collins, nephew - 05 Feb 2014

Remembering Staff Sergeant Roger W. Collins
- rememberingrogerwcollins.blogspot.com -

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additional info from MACR

Six members of crew Cavos
Crew Arthur H. Crapsey - 367th - with six members of Crew Cavos
O'Grady, Wright, Amoroso, Sin, Allie and Collins
- source 8thafhsoregon.com -



SGLO - T3302

B-17G - #42-31538 - GY-V - 11 Jan 1944 - NIEUW HEETEN - CREW 10

18071926 - O-679828 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Perry (nmi) Cavos - Denver, Denver County, CO - KIA O-751188 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Michael D. O'Grady - Spokane, WA - KIA 31240473 - O-808209 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard D. Wright - Suffolk County, MA - DOW O-739188 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Julius J. Monticone - Astoria, Queens County, NY - DOW 14156670 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Gerkin C. Norris Jr. - Hamilton County, TN - KIA
14085588 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard (nmi) Kline - Dade County, FL - DOW 13167610 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner - George P. Amoroso - Fayette County, PA - DOW 35583064 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Right Waist Gunner - James J. Allie - Michigan City, La Porte County, IN - KIA 39036079 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Left Waist Gunner - Samuel C. Sin - San Francisco, CA - KIA 16144521 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Tail Turret Gunner - Roger Walter Collins - Cook County, IL - KIA

- 6 KIA - 4 DOW -

CAVOS(†) - O'GRADY(†) - WRIGHT(†) - MONTICONE(†) - NORRIS Jr.(†)
KLINE(†) - AMOROSO(†) - ALLIE(†) - SIN(†) - COLLINS(†)


Contact Collins is pending - 01 Aug 2009 - 05 Feb 2014 - PATS
Contact Monticone is pending - 08 Nov 2011 - PATS
Contact Cavos is pending - 23 Sep 2014 - PATS

Last update - 24 Sep 2014 - PATS



SGLO - T3300

B-17G - #42-31236 - GY-F - 1st Lt. George Campert - Nieuw Heeten - 14:00
306th BG(H) - 367th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1933
7 KIA - 3 DED



306th BG Triangle H 367th BS 8th-air-force-patch

306th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'H' - 367th BS - GY - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

B-17G - #42-31236 - GY-F - did crash several minutes after B-17G - #42-31538 GY-V
on the land near the farm of family Bessembinder, Koldeweesweg, Nieuw-Heeten ( F.213a )
a/c arrived with the 306th BG on 23 Dec 1943
Approximately one mile from #42-31538 GY-V crash location ( Crew Cavos )
The tail was broken off and there had been an explosion inside the plane
All 10 men were killed instantly
source letter 10 Dec 1945 - Community of Raalte, Holland

!!! - Two 'nicknames' are connected to #42-31236 - !!!
!!! - it's either "Arch Bishop" or "Norah"/"Nora" - no reliable source yet - !!!
!!! - So I do stick to serial and pilot - info PATS 02 Sep 2009 - !!! Preferable "Norah"

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Crew: Boeing B-17G-10-BO Fortress c/n 6349 - #42-31236 - GY-F - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Halberstadt - MACR #1933
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19045396 - 0-736471 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - George (nmi) Campert - Windham County, CT - KIA

12073995 - O-748580 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Gerald C. Coots - Erie County, NY - DED

33097411 - 0-735180 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - John Leo Dougherty - Washington, DC - KIA

20607246 - O-676604 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph A. Sparks - Cook County, IL - DED

13007289 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Patrick F. Murray - Mayfield, Lackawanna County, PA - DED

36426127 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Cyril E. Lebert - St Clair County, IL - KIA

12154095 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner - Adolf (nmi) Graubart - New York County, NY - KIA

39256008 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Right Waist Gunner - Welton P. Teston - Los Angeles, CA - KIA

32490273 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Left Waist Gunner - Perley E. Colburn - St. Lawrence Co., NY - KIA

15337139 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Tail Turret Gunner - Kneeland H. Hudson - Lawrence Co, OH - KIA
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19045396 - 0-736471 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - George (nmi) Campert - Windham County, CT - KIA
born 1915 - Enlistment: 19 Mar 1942 - Nativity: New York
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45
Initial Margraten - BBB-series - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
final burial - USA

1st Lt. George Campert - Pilot
1st Lt. - George Campert - Pilot
courtesy Campert family - via Richard Woolderink - 28 Aug 2009

12073995 - O-748580 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Gerald C. Coots - Erie County, NY - DED
born 1923 - Enlistment: 29 Mar 1942 - Nativity: New York
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-series
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: H Row: 9 Grave: 3

2nd Lt. Gerald C. Coots - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. - Gerald C. Coots - Co-Pilot
via Teston family / Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 9 Aug 2009

33097411 - 0-735180 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - John Leo Dougherty - Washington, DC - KIA
born 20 May 1916, Bethlehem, PA - died 11 Jan 1944, Nieuw Heeten - Age 29
Enlistment: 7 Aug 1941 - Nativity: Pennsylvania
first buried - 14 Jan 44 - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?30? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-4-82
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: I Row: 7 Grave: 13
detailed info at www.fallennotforgotten.nl/stories_index.htm

1st Lt. - John Leo Dougherty - Navigator
1st Lt. - John Leo Dougherty - Navigator
- photo via Nora Dougherty Costello, Daughter -
- source wwiimemorial.com -

20607246 - O-676604 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph A. Sparks - Cook County, IL - DED
born 1920 - Enlistment: 5 Mar 1941 - Nativity: Illinois
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row ?? No. ?? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-series
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: I Row: 7 Grave: 7

1st Lt. Joseph A. Sparks - Bombardier
1st Lt. - Joseph A. Sparks - Bombardier
via Teston family / Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 9 Aug 2009

13007289 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Patrick F. Murray - Mayfield, Lackawanna County, PA - DED
born 1914 - Enlistment: 2 Oct 1940 - Nativity: Pennsylvania
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?39? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-series
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: M Row: 15 Grave: 8

T/Sgt. Patrick F. Murray - Top Turret Gunner
T/Sgt. - Patrick F. Murray - Top Turret Gunner
via Teston family / Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 9 Aug 2009

36426127 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Cyril E. Lebert - St Clair County, IL - KIA
born 1916 - Enlistment: 16 Sep 1942 - Nativity: Illinois
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?32? - disinterred 19 Dec 45
Initial Margraten - BBB-series - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
final burial - USA

T/Sgt. Cyril E. Lebert - Radio Operator
T/Sgt. - Cyril E. Lebert - Radio Operator
courtesy Thomas Lebert, brother - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 9 Aug 2009

12154095 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner - Adolf (nmi) Graubart - New York County, NY - KIA
born 1923 - Enlistment: 15 Oct 1942 - Nativity: Poland
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?33? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-series
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: I Row: 7 Grave: 12

S/Sgt. Adolf Graubart - Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. Adolf Graubart and S/Sgt. Kneeland Hudson - with Crew James S. Opdyke - 369th
Crew James S. Opdyke - 369th - with Graubart and Hudson
left image - S/Sgt. Adolf Graubart, Ball Turret Gunner - photo via Teston family / Mike Kleinlugtebeld
right image - left: S/Sgt. Adolf Graubart, Ball Turret Gunner - right: S/Sgt. Kneeland H. Hudson, Tail Turret Gunner
- source 8thafhsoregon.com -

39256008 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Right Waist Gunner - Welton P. Teston - Los Angeles, CA - KIA
born 1920 - Enlistment: 11 Sep 1942 - Nativity: Texas
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?29? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-2-41
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: E Row: 15 Grave: 21

S/Sgt. Welton P. Teston - Right Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. - Welton P. Teston - Right Waist Gunner
courtesy Teston family - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 9 Aug 2009

32490273 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Left Waist Gunner - Perley E. Colburn - St. Lawrence Co., NY - KIA
born 2 Jul 1921 ( On AAD archives 1922 !!! ) - Enlistment: 27 Aug 1942 - Nativity: New York
Son of Mr. Horace A. Colburn and Mrs. Emma C. Colburn
first buried - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?28? - disinterred 19 Dec 45
Initial Margraten - BBB-2-42 - Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
Final burial: Oldsville Cemetery, Pope Mills, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA

S/Sgt. Perley E. Colburn - Left Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. - Perley E. Colburn - Left Waist Gunner
via Teston family / Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 9 Aug 2009

Colburn - memorial - Macomb, NY
Oldsville ( 1st Macomb ) Cemetery
S/Sgt. Perley E. Colburn - 2 Jul 1921 - 11 Jan 1944 - Age 22
- photos via Anne M. Cady, Macomb, NY - 01 Jul 2000

15337139 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Tail Turret Gunner - Kneeland H. Hudson - Lawrence Co, OH - KIA
born 1920 - Enlistment: 19 Oct 1942 - Nativity: Ohio - died 11 Jan 1944, Nieuw Heeten - Age 23
Son of Mr. Ronald H. Hudson and Mrs. Hannah M. Hudson, 307 South Eighth Street, Ironton, Lawrence Co, OH
first buried - 14 Jan 1944 - General Cemetery Raalte - Row II No. ?31? - disinterred 19 Dec 45 - Initial Margraten - BBB-4-88
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: E Row: 7 Grave: 19

S/Sgt. Kneeland Hughes Hudson - Tail Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. - Kneeland Hughes Hudson - Tail Turret Gunner
- photo via Penny Burwell, niece - 6 Jan 2008 -
- source wwiimemorial.com -

Newspaper clip - S/Sgt. Kneeland Hughes Hudson - Missing Newspaper clip - S/Sgt. Kneeland Hughes Hudson - Killed
Newspaper clip - S/Sgt. Kneeland Hughes Hudson - Killed
Hudson Brothers Missing In Action
S/Sgt. Kneeland Hughes Hudson - Missing - Killed - Age 23
Class 1938 Graduate Ironton High School - Received Gunner's wings at Harlingen, Texas
Aviation Radioman 3rd Class - 06340675 - Ronald Hobart "Bud" Hudson Jr. - U.S. Navy
Missing - 7 Nov 1944 - memorialized at: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, HI, USA
- clips via Penny Burwell, niece / Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 9 Aug 2008 -

Sketch - Cemetery Raalte - 1945
Sketch - Cemetery Raalte - 1945
- source IDPF - S/Sgt. Kneeland Hughes Hudson -
American graves do start with No. 28, etc..... to no.46 ( according sketch )
S/Sgt. Kneeland Hughes Hudson is on No. 31 - however in the German reports he is given as 'Reihe II - 30'
Discrepancy !!! in Grave numbers - 30 Sep 2009 - PATS

- Row I - 1 to 15, 16, 17 and 18 - English fliers ( note: 1-4 Polish )
- Row II - 19 to 27 - English fliers
- Row II - 28 - P. E. Colburn; 29 - W. P. Teston: 30 - J. L. Dougherty; 31 - K. H. Hudson; 32 - C. E. Lebert; 33 - A. Graubart
- Row II - 34 - 35 - 36 - 37 are 'Unknown'
- Row II - 38 - G. P. Amoroso; 39 - P. F. Murray; 40 - R. D. Wright; 41 - J. J. Monticone
- Row II - 42 - 43 - 44 are 'Unknown'
- Row I - 45? - 46? are 'Unknown'
Numbers according sketch - 1945 - need more IDPF's to verify right numbers - info PATS



SGLO - T3300

B-17G - #42-31236 - GY-F - 11 Jan 1944 - NIEUW HEETEN - CREW 10

19045396 - 0-736471 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - George (nmi) Campert - Windham County, CT - KIA 12073995 - O-748580 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Gerald C. Coots - Erie County, NY - DED 33097411 - 0-735180 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - John Leo Dougherty - Washington, DC - KIA 20607246 - O-676604 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph A. Sparks - Cook County, IL - DED 13007289 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Patrick F. Murray - Mayfield, Lackawanna County, PA - DED
36426127 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Cyril E. Lebert - St Clair County, IL - KIA 12154095 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner - Adolf (nmi) Graubart - New York County, NY - KIA 39256008 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Right Waist Gunner - Welton P. Teston - Los Angeles, CA - KIA 32490273 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Left Waist Gunner - Perley E. Colburn - St. Lawrence Co., NY - KIA 15337139 - S/Sgt. - Aerial Gunner / Tail Turret Gunner - Kneeland H. Hudson - Lawrence Co, OH - KIA

- 7 KIA - 3 DED -

CAMPERT(†) - COOTS(†) - DOUGHERTY(†) - SPARKS(†) - MURRAY(†)
LEBERT(†) - GRAUBART(†) - TESTON(†) - COLBURN(†) - HUDSON(†)


Last update - 10 Nov 2011 - PATS



Epe - 21

23 mi S of Vollenhove

- 21 Commonwealth graves - 2 NZ - 3 CAN - 2 USA - 14 UK -








SGLO - T1089

Whitley Mk.V - Z6642 - KN-N - Sgt. N. C. Bizley - 03:55 - Epe
Squadron 77 - RAF - 7th July 1941 - Operation: Dortmund
5 POW



Serial Range Z6624 - Z6673. 50 Whitley Mk.V, delivered by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft
between 20 Mar 41 and 21 Apr 41. Contract No.106962/40
Z6642 was one of two No.77 Sqdn Whitleys lost on this operation. See: Z6752
Take-off 22:38 - 06 Jul 41 from Topcliffe, UK. Abandoned and crashed 03:55 at Epe (Gelderland),
16 km NNE of Apeldoorn, Holland.

Crash location Whitley Z6642 KN-N - Intersection Schotweg/Dorperveldweg, Epe
Crash location Whitley Z6642 KN-N - Intersection Schotweg/Dorperveldweg, Epe
via Gerrit Kamphuis - 18 Apr 2015

Cause of loss not established. Sgt. Harwood received a severe facial injury,
caused either by the wire from the trailing aerial or from part of his parachute harness.
Sgt. N. C. Bizley, Sgt. W. J. Haslam (RCAF), Sgt. G. C. Carter, Sgt. W. Petch and Sgt. W. H. E. Harwood all taken POW
Sgt. N. C. Bizley was interned in Camps 9C/L3/L6/357. POW No. 39201 with Sgt. G. C. Carter, POW No. 39212
Sgt. W. H. E. Harwood in Camps 9C/L3/L6/357, POW No. 39203 with Sgt W. Petch, POW No. 39198

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Crew: Whitley Mk.V - Z6642 - KN-N - 07 Jul 1941 - Mission: Dortmund
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742472 - Sgt. - Pilot - N. C. Bizley - RAF - Age 21 - POW

R/59363 - J/96155 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - W. J. Haslam - RCAF - Age 20 - POW

902262 - Sgt. - Navigator - G. C. Carter - RAF - Age 28 - POW

938474 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - W. Petch - RAF - Age 29 - POW

976619 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - W. H. E. Harwood - RAF - Age 22 - 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 - Z6642 - KN-N - Bizley
Loss Card - Z6642 - KN-N - Bizley - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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742472 - Sgt. - Pilot - Norman Cound Bizley - RAF - Age 21 - POW
born 30 Aug 1919, UK - died 23 Apr 2010, Bristol, UK - Age 90
of Combe Dingle a suburb of Bristol, UK
interned in Camps 9C/L3/L6/357 - POW No. 39201

Sgt. Norman Cound Bizley
Sgt. Norman Cound Bizley
via Judy Bizley (daughter) 29 Jun 2016

Camps - 04 May 1945 - N. Cound Bizley
Camps - 04 May 1945 - N. Cound Bizley - POW questionnaire
via Nick Fenton - 22 Apr 2015

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1918 - Humphrey A. Bizley - Ms. Gwendoline A. Cound - district: Neath - Vol 11a Page 1558
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 4th Qtr. 1919 - Norman C. Bizley - mother's surname: Cound - district: Bristol - Vol 6a Page 421
Birth 3rd Sep. 1930 - Roger C. Bizley - mother's surname: Cound - district: Bristol - Vol 6a Page 16
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1953 - Norman C. Bizley - Ms. Dorothy M. Kilmurray - district: Bristol - Vol 7b Page 269
Birth 4th Qtr. 1954 - Richard A. C. Bizley - mother's surname: Kilmurray - district: Bristol - Vol 7b Page 27
Birth 1st Qtr. 1957 - Judith A. Bizley - mother's surname: Kilmurray - district: Bristol - Vol 7b Page 77
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info FreeBMD

77 Squadron RAF Association
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
My father, Norman Cound Bizley was a sergeant pilot in Squadron 77 based at Thirsk, I believe.
Do you have any details? He was shot down and captured and I think he had a couple of other crashes,
including one in the sea near Mapleton, East Yorkshire
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Judy Bizley (daughter) - 12 Feb 2012
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R/59363 - J/96155 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - William John Haslam - RCAF - Age 20 - POW
born abt. 1920, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada - died 11 Jul 1996, British Columbia - Age 75
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Haslam, 934 Ingersoll Street, Winnipeg, Canada
Mrs. W. Haslam, 951 Ingersoll Street, Winnipeg, Canada
interned in Camps 9C/L3/L6/357 - POW No. 39238
!!! Discrepancy address !!! It's 934 - info PATS

Camps - 25 Apr 1945 - W. J. Haslam
Camps - 25 Apr 1945 - W. J. Haslam - POW questionnaire
via Nick Fenton - 22 Apr 2015

Sgt. - Co-Pilot - William John Haslam Parachute of Sgt. William John Haslam in tree
Sgt. - Co-Pilot - William John Haslam . . . . . . . . . . . . Haslam's chute in tree . . . . .
image courtesy Haslam family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 18 Apr 2015
chute image via Frank Everards - 22 Apr 2015
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902262 - Sgt. - Navigator - Geoffrey Cliffe Carter - RAF - Age 28 - POW
born 23 Sep 1912 - died .. Jan 1996, Eastbourne, Sussex, England - Age 83
Address 23 Apr 1945: "Osbrooke", Kings Ave, Eastbourne, England
Enlistment: 7 Sep 1939
interned in Camps 9C/L3/L6/357 - POW No. 39212
Married and had three daughters - info letter Carter - 13 Jun 1985
Geoffrey Cliffe Carter as in Ancestry Death records

902262 - Sgt.  Geoffrey Cliffe Carter  - RAF - at Stalag 9C - POW No. 39212
902262 - Sgt. Geoffrey Cliffe Carter - RAF - at Stalag 9C - POW No. 39212
image via Diana Petch - 09 May 2015

E A S T B O U R N E - F L Y I N G - M E N - I N - N A Z I - H A N D S
Sgt. - Pilot - Stanley Parris and Sgt. - Observer - Geoffrey Carter - RAF - at Stalag 9C
Sgt. - Pilot - Stanley Parris and Sgt. - Observer - Geoffrey Carter of Eastbourne
905026 - Edward Arthur Stanley "Stan" Parris, 3 Bowood Avenue, Eastbourne, UK - POW No. 39316
Sgt. Petch is 2nd from the left in the back row - (pencil marked)
image via Diana Petch - 10 May 2015

Stan Parris, 3 Bowood Avenue, Eastbourne .... in Ken Fenton's POW logbook
Stan Parris, 3 Bowood Avenue, Eastbourne .... in Ken Fenton's POW logbook
courtesy Nick Fenton - 11 May 2015

23 Apr 1945 - G. C. Carter - cutting Page 1 & 3
23 Apr 1945 - G. C. Carter - POW questionnaire - cutting Page 1 & 3
via Nick Fenton - 22 Apr 2015

Birth 4th Qtr. 1912 - Geoffrey C. Carter - mother's surname: Crow - district: Eastbourne - Vol 2b Page 110
district Eastbourne spans the boundaries of the counties of Sussex and East Sussex
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
???Likely ???
??? Marriage 1st Qtr. 1947 - Geoffrey C. Carter - Ms. Irene F. M. Hawkins - district: Eastbourne - Vol 5h Page 363
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938474 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Petch - RAF - Age 29 - POW
born 29 Apr 1912, Scunthorpe, UK - died 06 Oct 1959 - Age 47
of 23 Hamilton Rd., Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, UK
Son of Britain Petch and Annie Elizabeth Petch née Sims, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, UK
interned in Camps 9C/L3/L6/357 - POW No. 39198
Name is checked - 938474 Walter Petch - see AIR-78-126-1 Page 343

Camps - 26 Apr 1945 - W. Petch
Camps - 26 Apr 1945 - W. Petch - POW questionnaire
via Nick Fenton - 29 May 2015

938474 - Sgt.  - W.Operator / Air Gunner  - Walter Petch  - RAF 938474 - Sgt.  Walter Petch  - RAF - at Stalag 9C - POW No. 39198
938474 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Petch - RAF
images via Diana (daughter) - 09 May 2015
The uniform is that of the Air Defence Cadet Corps - info David Layne

Stalag Luft 3 - Newspaper cutting - with Petch on the right
Stalag Luft 3 - Newspaper cutting - with Petch on the right
l-r: - 1 -, - 2 -, - 3 -, - 4 -, - 5 -, - 6 -, - 7 -, Petch
image via Diana Petch - 09 May 2015

Dec 1942 at M-Stammlager Luft 3
BOXING DAY 1942 - GALLOWAY- JORDAN - MART - PETCH
BOXING DAY 1942 - GALLOWAY- JORDAN - MART - PETCH
BOXING DAY 1942 - GALLOWAY- JORDAN - MART - PETCH - l-r
Wellington Mk.Ic - T2702 - LS-H - 15 Squadron - 10 Feb 1941
742138 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - William Hansford Jordan - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW
born 29 Aug 1918 - died 4th Qtr. 1975 - Age 57
Sgt. W. H. Jordan in Camps L1/L3/L6/357, POW No. 506

Sgt. W. H. Jordan (with scarf) is 3rd from the left in this photo - info PATS - 12 May 2015
image via Diana Petch (daughter) - 10 May 2015

Back of Postcard - Sent by Sgt. Walter Petch - POW 3918 - Stalag Luft 3
Photo 181 - Stalag 9C Muhlhausen - Sgt. Walter Petch on back row 6th from the right
Photo 181 - Stalag 9C Muhlhausen - Sgt. Walter Petch on back row 6th from the right
image via Diana (daughter) - 09 May 2015

Photo 181 - Stalag 9C Muhlhausen - cover AUTUMN 2006 NEWSLETTER
Photo 181 - Stalag 9C Muhlhausen - cover AUTUMN 2006 NEWSLETTER
!!! Carter is also in this photograph at Stalag 9C !!!
source: www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/autumn_2006cover.htm - via David Layne - 09 May 2015

MAP OF MY 'KRIEGIE' TRAVELS IN DEUTSCHLAND - drawn by Sgt. Walter Petch - POW Logbook page 3
MAP OF MY 'KRIEGIE' TRAVELS IN DEUTSCHLAND
Epe, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Bad Sulza, Sagan, Heydekrug, Thorn, Fallingbostel
drawn by Sgt. Walter Petch on Page 3 of his POW Logbook
image via Diana (daughter) - 10 May 2015

Britain Petch (father) - born 05 Jun 1886, Scunthorpe, UK - died 1950, Scunthorpe, UK - Age 63
Annie Elizabeth Sims (mother) - born 11 Jul 1884, Trafford Street, Scunthorpe, UK - died 14 Mar 1952, Scunthorpe, UK - Age 67
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Birth 29 Apr 1912 - Walter Petch - mother's surname: Sims - district: Glanford B. - Vol 7a Page 1430
district Glanford B. is an alternative name for Glanford Brigg and it is in the county of Lincolnshire
Marriage 22 Jan 1948 - Walter Petch - Ms. Stella Dale - district: Scunthorpe - Vol 3b Page 1031
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1952 - Diana Petch - mother's surname: Dale - district: Scunthorpe - Vol 3b Page 583
Death 06 Oct 1959 - Walter Petch - Age 47 - district: Scunthorpe - Vol 3b Page 376
Marriage xxxx - Diana Petch - Mr. Jonathan Peter Cross (born 4th Qtr. 1952, Hull - mother's surname: Pantry)
district Scunthorpe spans the boundaries of the counties of Humberside and Lincolnshire
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info FreeBMD - additional info: www.redfirst.com/axholme/getperson.php?personID=P5797825005&tree=Axholme


Cartoon by W. Petch - page 66 - POW 'Wartime LOG' of Walter Henry Layne
Cartoon by W. Petch - page 66 - POW logbook of Walter "Wally" Henry Layne

Page 66: W. Petch 23 Hamilton Rd. Scunthorpe drew this sketch.
I believe he is likening the gentleman’s hat being blown into the road
and the asking of the “Posten” permission to retrieve it to a prisoner
asking permission to collect something that has gone over the wire.

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963102 / 158255 - F/Sgt. Walter Henry Layne - RAFVR - Tailgunner and Wireless Operator
birth: 05 Dec 1916 - Nationality: British - POW No. 605 - Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug
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image and info via David Layne (son) - wallyswar.wordpress.com/pow-log - 18 Apr 2015
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976619 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Henry Ernest Harwood - RAF - Age 22 - POW
born 11 Jul 1918, UK
W. H. E. Harwood, 124 Bourne Ave, Hayes, Middlesex, UK
Son of Charles William Harwood and Rose Beatrice Harwood née Woodard
interned in Camps 9C/L3/L6/357 - POW No. 39203
Sgt. Harwood received a severe facial injury
Name is checked - 976619 William Henry Ernest Harwood - see AIR-78-72-2 page 200

Camps - 06 May 1945 - W. H. E. Harwood
Camps - 06 May 1945 - W. H. E. Harwood - POW questionnaire
via Nick Fenton - 22 Apr 2015

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1902 - Charles William Harwood - Rose Beatrice Woodard - district: Fulham -Vol 1a Page 798
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1912 - Rose M. Harwood - mother's surname: Woodard - district: Brentford - Vol 3a Page 278
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1915 - Edward F. Harwood - mother's surname: Woodard - district: Brentford - Vol 3a Page 275
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1918 - William H. E. Harwood - mother's surname: Woodard - district: Brentford - Vol 3a Page 214

Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Henry Ernest Harwood
Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Henry Ernest Harwood - on the left
l-r: William - Rose M. Harwood (sister) - Edward F. Harwood (brother)
image courtesy Harwood family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 18 Apr 2015
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Unknown Airman - from Whitley Mk.V - Z6642

!!! It's Carter or Petch !!! ID-photo left at a farm in Oene
!!! It's not my dad - info Judy Bizley (daughter) - 20 Apr 2015
!!! Waiting for confirmation via Diana Petch (daughter) - 21 Apr 2015

"Yes that is my father"
Diana - 07 May 2015


Unknown Airman is PETCH - at Oene - Summer 1941
Unknown Airman is PETCH - at Oene - Summer 1941
image (left) via Gijsbert Mulder - 17 Apr 2015
image (right) retouch by PATS - 19 Apr 2015

Sketch made by Unknown Airman 'PETCH' - at Oene - Summer 1941
Sketch made by Unknown Airman "PETCH" - at Oene - Summer 1941
image via Gijsbert Mulder - 17 Apr 2015
Confirmed by Diana Petch (daughter) - 07 May 2015
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SGLO - T1089

WHITLEY Mk.V - Z6642 - KN-N - 07 Jul 1941 - EPE - CREW 5

742472 - Sgt. - Pilot - Norman Cound Bizley - RAF - Age 21 - POW R/59363 - J/96155 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - William John Haslam - RCAF - Age 20 - POW 902262 - Sgt. - Navigator - Geoffrey Cliffe Carter - RAF - Age 28 - POW
938474 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Petch - RAF - Age 29 - POW 976619 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Henry Ernest Harwood - RAF - Age 22 - POW

- 5 POW -

BIZLEY - HASLAM - CARTER
PETCH - HARWOOD


Contact Bizley is pending - 19 Apr 2015 - 23 Feb 2016
Contact Petch is pending - 21 Apr 2015
Contact Parris is pending - 24 May 2015

Last update 13 Oct 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T1835

Lancaster Mk.I - W4169 - KM-S - F/O. - C. T. Holland - 03:26 - Emst
Squadron 44 - Rhodesia Squadron "Fulmina Regis Lusta" - 14th September 1942 - Operation Bremen
6 KIA - 1 POW



Serial range W4102 - W4700 This aircraft was one of 450 Manchesters
ordered from A.V.Roe (Chadderton) Jan 1940 of which 207 were built as Lancaster Mk.I
and delivered from Jul 1942 to Nov 1942 initially fitted with Merlin 20 engines
W4169 was delivered to No.44 Squadron Sep 1942

W4169 took part in the following Key Operations: Duisburg 6/7 Sep 42;
Frankfurt 8/9 Sep 42; Gardening, Kattegat 9/10 Sep 42; Bremen 13/14 Sep 42
When lost this aircraft had a total of 19 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - W4169 - KM-S was airborne from Waddington. Time not recorded
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Manfred Meurer, III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 03:26 - at Emst (Gelderland), 12 km N of Apeldoorn, Holland
Those killed are buried in Epe General Cemetery
Sgt. A. L. Goodyer - South Rhodesian - was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27015

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4169 - KM-S - 14 Sep 1942 - Operation Bremen
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777673 - 80116 - F/O. - Pilot - C. T. Holland - RAFVR - Age 22/23 - KIA

778447 - Sgt. - Air Observer - R. E. Williams - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

777675 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. N. Huntley - RAFVR - DFM - Age 20 - KIA

777815 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - A. L. Goodyer - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

109919 - F/O. - Temp. Bomb Aimer / Gunner - C. H. Lovegrove - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

R/83103 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - G. L. Fiddler - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

641455 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - P. C. Murphy - RAFVR - Age .. - 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 - W4169 - KM-S - Holland
Loss Card - W4169 - KM-S - Holland - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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777673 - 80116 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Christopher Thomas Holland - RAFVR - Age 22/23 - KIA
born 29 Mar 1920 - died 14 Sep 1942 - Age 22
- of Umtali, Southern Rhodesia - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 622 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647956
Son of John Sothern Holland and Joan Holland, of Umtali, Southern Rhodesia;
husband of Dorah Gwendolynn "Lynn" Holland

777673 - 80116 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Christopher Thomas Holland - at Plumtree School 777673 - 80116 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Christopher Thomas Holland - Grave with photo
777673 - 80116 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Christopher Thomas Holland
left image - at Plumtree School
source: "A Record - Plumtree School 1902 to 1945"
right image - Memorial with photo at Epe General Cemetery - by Wouter van Dijken - 2014
source: Find A Grave Memorial# 13869281

Plumtree School - Old Prunitians - Roll of Honour
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Flying Officer C. T. Holland - Christopher Thomas Holland, who was reported missing as the result
of air operations on September 13th-14th, 1942 is now believed to have been killed on that date.
He was born on March 29th, 1920, and entered Milner House in September, 1934.
After leaving Plumtree in August 1937, he worked at Umtali as a clerk and apprentice auctioneer.
He attested in the R.A.F. in July 1940, and proceeded overseas for training.
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source: "A Record - Plumtree School 1902 to 1945"
oldprunitian.rhodesiana.com/op03-02.html
Discrepancy - Age 22 or 23


GOD'S GREATEST GIFT.
REMEMBRANCE
LYNN

- Epigraph on Holland memorial -
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778447 - Sergeant - Air Observer - Robert Ernest Williams - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - 14/9/1942
- of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 623 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647971
Son of John J. Williams, and of Annie Alfreda Williams, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia


HE GAVE HIS LIFE
THAT OTHERS MIGHT ENJOY
A BETTER WORLD

- Epigraph on Williams memorial -
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777675 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald 'Don' Norman Huntley - RAFVR - DFM - Age 20 - KIA
born 26 Sep 1921, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Son of Mr. Donald Huntley of Long Lane Farm, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent, UK
Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 620 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647958
DFM - Notification of Sgt. Huntley's Award was Gazetted 28 Apr 1942

Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Norman Huntley - RAFVR
Don Huntley
- source: kentfallen.com -

Sergeant Donald N. Huntly, who was awarded the DFM, was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, in 1921,
his father being a sergeant in the 5th Rhodesia Regiment.
Huntly worked for the Shell Oil company in Rhodesia, before he enlisted in 1940
and subsequently trained as a wireless–operator/air-gunner
later forming part of Squadron Leader Nettleton’s crew
Sadly, Sergeant Huntly would also not live to witness the end of hostilities,
being killed later in the war
- info via Ross Dix-Peek - 16 May 2008 -
Discrepancy - last name Huntley/Huntly - info PATS 12 Nov 2010
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777815 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - A. L. Goodyer - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
Sgt. A. L. Goodyer - South Rhodesian - was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27015

It's Alexander Lewis Goodyer - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 06 Jul 2013

AIR78-63-0-1 page 1266 - 777815 - Alexander Lewis Goodyer
AIR78-63-0-1 - page 1266
777815 - Alexander Lewis Goodyer - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 06 Jul 2013

Alexander Lewis Goodyer - born 12 Mar 1921, Gatooma, Rhodesia
He married (1) Maude Regina Webber on 14 Sep 1946, Bulawayo, Rhodesia,
daughter of Hercules Harold Webber and Annie Strathbourne
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Jennifer Denise Goodyer (daughter) - 17 Oct 1947, Bulawayo, Rhodesia
Noleen Patricia Goodyer (daughter) - 11 Jul 1951, Bulawayo, Rhodesia
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Maude Regina Goodyer née Webber (wife)
born 02 Aug 1922, Bulawayo, Rhodesia - died 09 Jun 1963, Bulawayo, Rhodesia - Age 40
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He married (2) Joan Allen (wife) - 12 Oct 1968, Salisbury, Rhodesia
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source: Duncan G. McIntyre - family tree - 06 Jul 2013
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R/83103 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - George Layton Fiddler - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Canada - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 621 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647954
born 12 May 1920, Carlisle, England, UK - died 14 Sep 1942, Emst, The Netherlands - Age 20
Sgt. George Layton Fiddler
John Fiddler ( father ), 3844 Montcalm Street, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Globe and Mail, 1943/05/26 - presumed dead -
Discrepancy middle name - Leyton/Layton - info PATS - 12 Nov 2010

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1919 - Mr. John Fiddler with Ms. Frances E. Layton - district: Carlisle, UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - George L. Fiddler - district: Carlisle, UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1921 - John Fiddler - district: Carlisle, UK
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- info via FreeBMD -

ATTESTATION PAPER - 24 Jul 1940 - RCAF Recruting Centre, Windsor, ON, Canada
Enlistment: 16 Dec 1940, Windsor, ON, Canada - Religion: Protestant - Anglican - C of E
address: 3844 Montcalm Street, Windsor, ON, Canada
date/place of birth: 12 May 1920, Carlisle, England, UK
Occupation: Student
Award - Air Gunner's Badge: 24 Nov 1941
John Fiddler (father), birthplace: Carlisle, England, UK - Occupation: Cell Room Worker
Frances Emma Layton (mother), birthplace: Carlisle, England, UK
address parents: 3844 Montcalm Street, Windsor, ON, Canada
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- info via RCAF Service Records -
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109919 - Flying Officer - Temp. Bomb Aimer / Air Gunner - Charles Henry Lovegrove - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Didcot, Berkshire, UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 619 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647963
Son of Mr. Wilfred A. Lovegrove and Mrs. Florence K. Lovegrove née Camm
husband of Barbara Joan Lovegrove née Hawtree, of Didcot, Berkshire, UK
marriage: 3rd Otr. 1942, district Windsor, spans the boundaries Berkshire Co. and Surrey Co.
marriage parents: 4th Qtr. Dec 1916, district Winsor, UK
Siblings: Mary A., Florence L., George W., Mary L., Daisy E. and Marjorie A. Lovegrove
. . . . . . . .
Mary A. Lovegrove - born 4th Qtr. 1918, district Pancras
Florence L. Lovegrove - born 4th Qtr. 1920, district Windsor
Charles H. Lovegrove - born 3rd Qtr. 1923, district Windsor
George W. Lovegrove - born 1st Qtr. 1925, district Windsor
Mary L. Lovegrove - born 4th Qtr. 1927, district Windsor
Daisy E. Lovegrove - born 4th Qtr. 1929, district Windsor
Marjorie A. Lovegrove - born 3rd Qtr. 1932, district Windsor

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TREASURED IN LIFE,
REMEMBERED IN DEATH;
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY
IS ALL I HAVE LEFT

- Epigraph on Lovegrove memorial -
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641455 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Paul Cameron Murphy - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 624 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647967
Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Murphy, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sgt. Murphy was a Canadian serving in the Royal Air Force


REQUIESCAT IN PACE

- Epigraph on Murphy memorial -
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SGLO - T1835

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4169 - KM-S - 14 Sep 1942 - EMST - CREW 7

777673 - 80116   - Flying Officer - Pilot - Christopher Thomas Holland - RAFVR - Age 22/23 - KIA 778447 - Sergeant - Air Observer - Robert Ernest Williams - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 777675 - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald 'Don' Norman Huntley - RAFVR - DFM - Age 20 - KIA 777815  - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Alexander Lewis Goodyer - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
109919 - Flying Officer - Temp. Bomb Aimer / Air Gunner - Charles Henry Lovegrove - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA R/83103 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - George Layton Fiddler - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA 641455 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Paul Cameron Murphy - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 POW -

HOLLAND(†) - WILLIAMS(†) - HUNTLEY(†) - GOODYER
LOVEGROVE(†) - FIDDLER(†) - MURPHY(†)


Contact Murphy is pending - 12 Nov 2010 - PATS
Contact Goodyer is pending - 06 Jul 2013 - PATS

Last update - 04 Oct 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1948

Stirling Mk.I - R9168 - LS-T - P/O. - F. S. Millen - 20:09 - Gortel
Squadron 15 - 16th December 1942 - Operation Diepholz
6 KIA - 1 POW



Serial Range R9141 - R9170. 30 Stirling Mk.I
Part of a batch of 150 Short S.29 Stirling Mk.I (Series I/II)
R9141-R9170; R9184-R9203; R9241-R9290 Series I; R9295-R9334; R9349- R9358 Series II
R9188 and R9309 were converted to Mk.III
Delivered by Short & Harland between Jun 1942 and Sep 1942. Contract No. 774677/38
R9168 delivered to No.15 Sqdn 26 Aug 1942
Stirling Mk.I - R9168 - LS-T was airborne from Bourne, UK
to attack the aerodrome at Diepholz, Germany
Shot down by a combination of Flak and fighters III./NJG 1
and crashed - 20:09 - at Gortel (Gelderland), 7 km SW of Epe, Holland
Those killed are buried in Epe General Cemetery
Sgt. J. F. Perring was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27297

P/O. Millen was an American from North Providence, Rhode Island serving in the RCAF
as was his compatriot P/O. Kieswetter from Washington, Seattle, USA

clip- Operations Record Book - 16 Dec 1942 - Diepholz
Clip - Operations Record Book - 16 Dec 1942 - Diepholz
source: AIR-27-203-0-50 - page 5 - "The National Archives, UK"
Note !!! - Sgt. G. EASTER not on mission as number eight - info PATS

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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - R9168 - LS-T - 16 Dec 1942 - Operation Diepholz
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R/79089 - J/16197 - P/O. - Pilot - F. S. Millen - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/97585 - J/16319 - P/O. - Air Observer - E. H. Kieswetter - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA

R/86687 - J/16538 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. N. Holmes - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

576008 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - G. C. G. Hutton - RAF - Age 19 - KIA

404389 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - R. H. McKillop - RNZAF - Age 25 - KIA

R-93127 - J/16537 - P/O. - Air Gunner - H. E. Hill - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

539068 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - J. F. Perring - RAF - Age 26 - 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 - R9168 - LS-T - Millen
Loss Card - R9168 - LS-T - Millen - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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R/79089 - J/16197 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Frank Severne Millen - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of North Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 627 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647965
born 26 Mar 1921, Watkins Glen, NY, USA - died 16 Dec 1942, Gortel, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Ralph Eaton Millen and Cecil Severne Millen, of North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Sophomore of Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, USA
R. L. Blanding ( mother )
Globe and Mail, 1943/07/10 - presumed dead -

US Census 07 Apr 1930, Watkins Glen Village, Reading Town, Schuyler Co., NY
Lives with his mother and sisters at his maternal grandparents in Watkins Glen Village, NY
address: 415 N Madison Ave
Frank W. Severne - Head - (69, abt. 1861, NY) - Editor + Publisher - Newspaper
Fannie B. Severne - Wife - (57, abt. 1873, NY) - Bookkeeper - News office
Cecil S. Millen - Daughter (divorced) - (32, abt. 1898, NY) - Clerk - News office
Fannie E. Millen - Granddaughter - (12, 1917, NY)
Jean A. Millen - Granddaughter - (10, abt. 1920, NY)
Frank S. Millen - Grandson - (9, 26 Mar 1921, NY)
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- info via US 1930 Census sheet -

ATTESTATION PAPER - 16 Jan 1941, RCAF Recruting Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada
Enlistment 4 feb 1941, Montreal - Religion: Episcopal
Civil occupation: College Student, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, USA
Pilot's Flying Badge: 5 Dec 1941

Family info in letter of 14 Sep 1943
Marriage parents: 28 Jun 1916, Watkins Glen, NY, USA
Ralph Eaton Millen (father) - 51 abt. 1892, Watkins Glen, NY, USA - (Newspaperman)
Cecil Martha Severne Millen (mother) - 46 abt. 1897, 1385 Smith St., North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Fannie M. Johnson (sister) - 26 abt. 1917, Watkins Glen, NY, USA
Jean Ann Millen (sister) - 23 abt. 1920, 1385 Smith St., North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Frank Severne Millen - born 26 Mar 1921, Watkins Glen, NY, USA - died 16 Dec 1942, Holland - Age 21
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Mr. Robert L. Blanding (step-father), 1385 Smith St., North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
- info via RCAF Service Records -
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P/O. Frank Severne Millen - RCAF P/O. Frank Severne Millen - RCAF
R/79089 - J/16197 - Pilot Officer - Frank Severne Millen - RCAF
source Ken Dougan - via Harry Bouwman - 21 Jan 2017

German records Millen
Epe Cemetery - crew Millen
German records Millen - burial records crew Millen - Grave of P/O. F. S. Millen - RCAF
source Millen's Service Records - 22 Jan 2017


BORN TO
CECIL SEVERNE BLANDING
AND RALH E. MILLEN
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. U.S.A.

- Epigraph on Millen memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Millen - request 18 Aug 2011 - received 21 Dec 2011 - PATS -

R/97585 - J/16319 - Pilot Officer - Air Observer - Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Seattle, Washington, USA - Plot 2. Row 10. Coll. Grave 616-618 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647960
born 13 Feb 1918, Edmonton, AB, Canada - died 16 Dec 1942, Gortel, The Netherlands - Age 24
Son of Thomas Milton Kieswetter and Catherine H. Kieswetter, of Seattle, Washington, USA
M. T. Kieswetter ( father )
Globe and Mail, 1943/07/10 - presumed dead -

Harvey Kieswetter - Athletics P/O. - Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - RCAF
. . . . . . . . Harvey Kieswetter - Athletics . . . . . . Sgt. - Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - RCAF
source Kieswetter family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 26 Oct 2013

Census 1930 - Discrepancy surname - Kewater/Kieswetter - info PATS - 28 Dec 2011 - PATS

ATTESTATION PAPER - 11 Oct 1940 - RCAF Recruting Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Enlistment: 11 Mar 1941, Vancouver, BC, Canada - Religion: Presbyterian
address: 5431 Kirkwood Place, Seattle, WA, USA
date/place of birth: 13 Feb 1918, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation: Pipefitter - Steamfitters helper
Air Observer's Badge: 24 Nov 1941
Milton Thomas Kieswetter (father), birthplace: Windsor, ON, Canada - Occupation: Cook
Catherine Henderson Sutherland (mother), birthplace: Tain, Scotland, UK
address parents: 5431 Kirkwood Place, Seattle, WA, USA

Family info in letter of 26 Jul 1943
Marriage parents: 16 Jul 1913, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Thomas Milton Kieswetter (father) - 55 - abt. 1888, Canada
Catherine Henderson Kieswetter (mother) - 59 - abt. 1884, Scotland
Kathleen Cressman Kieswetter (sister) - 26 - abt. 1917
Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - 24 - born 13 Feb 1918, Edmonton, AB, Canada - died 16 Dec 1942, Holland
Dorothy Lillian Kieswetter (sister) - 18 - born 19 Jun 1925
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Edmonton, AB, Canada - 1918 - 1921
Calgary, AB, Canada - 1921 - 1925
Chehalis, WA, USA - 1925 - 1930
Seattle, WA, USA - 1930 - 1942
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- info via RCAF Service Records -
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Mr. Thomas Kieswetter (father) - born 20 Apr 1888, Simcoe, ON, Canada - died Jun 1975, Seattle, WA, USA - Age 87
Mrs. Dorothy L . Score née Kieswetter (sister) - born 19 Jun 1925 - died 11 Nov 2006 - Age 82

P/O. - Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - RCAF - Regina 1941, Canada P/O. - Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - RCAF - Regina 1941, Canada
original - - - P/O. - Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - RCAF - - - enlargement
- Regina 1941, Canada -
I am not sure of the source. It was in my Mother-In-Law's collection. Dorothy Score.
She was his sister. It was given to my husband, Ralph Harvey, because he was named after his uncle.
I am assuming that Dorothy obtained it from her parents, and that Emerson Harvey mailed it to them.
image via Jen Barney Score - 03 Mar 2014


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

- Epigraph on Kieswetter memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Kieswetter - request 18 Aug 2011 - received 21 Dec 2011 - PATS -

R/86687 - J/16538 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Russell Neal Holmes - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Canada - Plot 2. Row 10. Coll. Grave 616-618 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647957
born 19 Oct 1921, Roundup, Montana, USA - died 16 Dec 1942, Gortel, The Netherlands - Age 21
Age: 19 - Height: 5'9" - Weight: 160 lbs - Civil Occupation: Farmer
Marriage (parents) - 07 Jun 1916, Roundup, Montana, USA
Son of Mr. Fred Manford Holmes (born 04 Jun 1885, Homer, IL, USA - died 05 Aug 1933, AB, Canada - Age 48)
and Mrs. Myrtle Mary Holmes née Shields, Marwayne, Alberta ( 49 - born abt. 1894, WI, USA )
Sibling: Dorothy Ellen Holmes (sister - abt. 1917) - married name was Mrs. A. Fairbairn (25y abt. 1918)
Enlistment: 13 Jan 1941, Edmonton
Air Gunners Badge - 19 Jan 1942 - T/Sgt.
Embarkation leave - 20 Jan 1942 - 05 Feb 1942
Embarked Canada - 09 Feb 1942
UK - 3.P.R.C. - 20 Feb 1942

Mrs. F. M. Holmes ( mother), Marwayne, Alberta, Canada
Globe and Mail, 1943/07/10 - presumed dead -

P/O. Russell Neal Holmes - RCAF - photo via Mrs. Dorothy Fairbairn née Holmes (sister) P/O. Russell Neal Holmes - RCAF
P/O. - Russell Neal Holmes - RCAF
left - source Mrs. Dorothy Fairbairn née Holmes (sister) - via Harry Bouwman - 27 Oct 2013
right - source Holmes family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 26 Oct 2013
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RCAF - Service records - Holmes - request 16 Oct 2013 - received 20 May 2014 - PATS -

576008 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Grantley Charles George Hutton - RAF - Age 19 - KIA
- of UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 626 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647959

birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Grantley C. G. Hutton - Mother's surname: Webb - district: Bristol, UK - Vol 6a - Page 156

Sgt. Grantley Charles George Hutton - RAF Sgt. Grantley Charles George Hutton - Grave marker - post-war
Sgt. - Grantley Charles George Hutton - RAF . . . Sgt. G. C. G. Hutton - Grave marker - post-war
source Hutton family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 26 Oct 2013
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404389 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Robert Hugh McKillop - RNZAF - Age 25 - KIA
- of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand - Plot 2. Row 10. Coll. Grave 616-618 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647964
Son of Patrick McKillop and Ruby McKillop (née Hay), of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand

404389 - Sergeant - Robert Hugh McKillop - RNZAF
Sgt. - Robert Hugh McKillop - RNZAF
source RNZAF McKillop's records - 27 Dec 2013
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RNZAF - Service records - McKillop - request 29 Oct 2013 - received 27 Dec 2013 - PATS -

R-93127 - J/16537 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Hugh Ernest Hill - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Canada - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 625 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647955
born 6 Oct 1922, Toronto, ON - died 16 Dec 1942, Gortel, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Mr. William John Hill - Occupation: Sanitary Engineer - 16 Fielding Ave., Toronto, Ontario
and Mrs. Kathleen Hill née McDowell (mother) - 16 Fielding Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Mr. William John Hill (father) - born Belfast, Ireland
Mrs. Kathleen Hill née McDowell (mother) - born Barrow in Furness, England
Sibling: Lt. William Valentine Hill (brother)
Husband of Mrs. Dorothy Annie Caroline Hill (wife), 19 Shirley St., Toronto, ON

Attestation Paper: 08 Oct 1940, Toronto, ON
Enlistment: 11 Feb 1941, Toronto, ON
Age: 18 - Height: 5'7" - Weight: 145 - Marital Status: Single - Religion: Anglican
Civil Occupation: Clerk in Law Office
Posted to #1 Manning Depot - Trade: Air Crew Gunner or Wireless Opr.
Marriage: 02 Feb 1942, Toronto
02 Feb 1942: Air Gunner Badge - Sgt.
09 Dec 1942: P/O.

Mrs. H. E. Hill ( wife ), 19 Shirley Street, Toronto , Ontario, Canada
Globe and Mail, 1943/07/10 - presumed dead -

P/O. Hugh Ernest Hill - RCAF
P/O. - Hugh Ernest Hill - RCAF
source Hill family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 26 Oct 2013
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RCAF - Service records - Hill - request 16 Oct 2013 - received 20 May 2014 - PATS -

539068 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - James F. Perring - RAF - Age 26 - POW
born 09 Sep 1916 - died 08 Feb 1979, district: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK - Age 62
Sgt. James F. Perring was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27297

birth 4th Qtr. 1916 - James F. Perring - mother's surname: Galvin - West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
Son of Mr. John J. Perring and Mrs. Agnes Perring née Galvin

It's James Frederick Perring - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 06 Jul 2013

AIR78-125-0-1 page 2053 - 539068 - James Frederick Perring
AIR78-125-0-1 - page 2053
539068 - James Frederick Perring - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 06 Jul 2013

Membership - Caterpillar Club - Sgt. James Frederick Perring
Membership - Caterpillar Club - Sgt. James Frederick Perring
source James S. Perring (son) - via Harry Bouwman - 25 Oct 2013

Sgt. James Frederick Perring - RAF 01 Feb 1946 - Wedding - Warrant Officer James Frederick Perring - Ms. Marion Brocklehurst
Sgt. James Frederick Perring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 Feb 1946 - Wedding -
Warrant Officer James Frederick Perring - Ms. Marion Brocklehurst

right image: source James S. Perring (son) - via Harry Bouwman - 25 Oct 2013
left image: source James F. Perring - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 26 Oct 2013

Letter-card to Perring
Letter-card to Perring
source Millen's Service Records - 22 Jan 2017
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1940 - 1945 - - - Crashes in the municipality of Epe, including STIRLING Mk.I R9168 - LS-T

Cover - ‘Gevallen Helden, vliegtuigcrashes in de gemeente Epe 1940-1945’
GEVALLEN HELDEN
Photos via Gerrit Kamphuis are from his book ”Gevallen Helden” by Gerrit and Silvie Kamphuis
300 pages - ISBN: 9789081699662 - 22 Oct 2012 - hardcover - € 27.95; S&H € 2.65 for Holland



The book describes a detailed reconstruction of "T for Tommy" fatal flight on 16 Dec 1942

Cover - DE LAATSTE VLUCHT VAN 'T' FOR TOMMY - 2nd PRINT 2013 - HARRY BOUWMAN                                     Cover - THE LAST FLIGHT OF 'T' FOR TOMMY - 1st PRINT 2015 - HARRY BOUWMAN
DE LAATSTE VLUCHT VAN 'T' FOR TOMMY . . . . THE LAST FLIGHT OF 'T' FOR TOMMY
2nd print Sep 2013 - Harry Bouwman - ISBN/EAN 978-94-91524-05-9
88 pages, full colour, hardcover - € 15; S&H € 3 for Holland
order - email of publisher at this link -

For the English version - see International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) order
See example English version


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One month earlier, 18-19 Nov 1942, six of this crew did crash on take-off in high winds
Swung in gusty cross wind on take-off at Bourn for Turin; undercarriage collapsed
Stirling Mk.I BF384 LS-R - Squadron 15 -
Sgt. F. S. Millen - RCAF, Sgt. J. J. Blignaut, Sgt. G. C. G. Hutton, F/S. E. H. Kieswetter - RCAF
Sgt. H. E. Hill - RCAF, Sgt. R. N. Holmes - RCAF, Sgt. K. Dougan, Sgt. J. F. Perring
All were safe and returned to Unit
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
source: http://www.bourn.org.uk/15sqn.htm - Loss details by kind permission of W.R. Chorley

Need to be verified !!! - Not mentioned in Logbook of Perring - info Harry Bouwman
Need to check ORB sheets 18-19 November 1942 - info PATS - 27 Oct 2013

clips- Operations Record Book - 18 Nov 1942 - Turin
Clips - Operations Record Book - 18 Nov 1942 - Diepholz
source: AIR-27 - "The National Archives, UK"

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Memorial STIRLING R9168 ('T FOR TOMMY' ) NO. 15 SQDN R.A.F
Memorial STIRLING R9168 ('T FOR TOMMY' ) NO. 15 SQDN R.A.F
Memorial STIRLING R9168 ('T FOR TOMMY' ) NO. 15 SQDN R.A.F
photos via Harry Bouwman - 27 Oct 2013



SGLO - T1948

STIRLING Mk.I - R9168 - LS-T - 16 Dec 1942 - GORTEL - CREW 7

R/79089 - J/16197 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Frank Severne Millen - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA R/97585 - J/16319 - Pilot Officer - Air Observer - Emerson Harvey Kieswetter - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA R/86687 - J/16538 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Russell Neal Holmes - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 576008  - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Grantley Charles George Hutton - RAF - Age 19 - KIA
404389 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Robert Hugh McKillop - RNZAF - Age 25 - KIA R-93127 - J/16537 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Hugh Ernest Hill - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA 539068 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - James Frederick Perring - RAF - Age 26 - POW

- 6 KIA - 1 POW -

MILLEN(†) - KIESWETTER(†) - HOLMES(†) - HUTTON(†)
McKILLOP(†) - HILL(†) - PERRING


Contact Kieswetter is pending - 12 Feb 2014 - PATS

Last update - 22 Jan 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T3773

Lancaster Mk.III - LM581 - AS-X - P/O. - T. W. Boyce - 01:34 - Tongeren
Squadron No. 166 - RAF - 13th June 1944 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
7 KIA



Serial Range LM301 - LM756 This aircraft was one of 350 Lancasters ordered
from A.V.Roe (Yeadon) as Mk.IIIs except for the first 10 as Mk.Is (LM301-LM310)
delivered from Oct 1942 to Oct 1944
Mk.Is had Merlin 20 engines and Mk.IIIs Merlin 38 engines initially installed
LM581 was delivered to No. 166 Sqdn 17 May 1944
This aircraft was lost on its first Key Operation
When lost this aircraft had a total of 83 hours

No. 166 Squadron - ORB of June 1944 - Pilot BOYCE (RNZAF)
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LM 581 - 02 Jun 1944 - Calais - 22:55 - 02:25
LM 581 - 05 Jun 1944 - Cherbourg - 21:20 - 02:00
LM 581 - 06 Jun 1944 - Acheres - 00:05 - 05:25
LM 581 - 07 Jun 1944 - Versailles - 00:05 - 04:50
LM 581 - 12 Jun 1944 - Gelsenkirchen - 22:38 - missing - FTR
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Same crew for all five flights in June 1944 - info ORB

LM581 was one of three No. 166 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation
Those two are Lancaster - ME777 and Lancaster - ND399
Lancaster Mk.III - LM581 - AS-X was airborne - 22:38 - 12 Jun 44 from Kirmington, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter, crashing near Tongeren (Gelderland), 4 km W of Epe
where all are buried in the town's General Cemetery

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - LM581 - AS-X - 13 Jun 1944 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
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422047 - P/O. - Pilot - T. W. Boyce - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA

1681099 - 152791 - F/O. - Navigator - A. B. Leonard - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1132284 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - S. Alldis - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1819883 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. B. Carter - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

1579201 - 152996 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - M. A. Monks - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

2206323 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - H. Rothwell - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

1273637 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - I. M. Ross - 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.

Loss Card - LM581 - AS-X - Boyce
Loss Card - LM581 - AS-X - Boyce - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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422047 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Trevor Wilmot Boyce - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 614 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647952
born 07 Aug 1922, Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Civil occupation: Farmer
Religion: Presbyterian - Marital Status: Single
Son of Wilmot Boyce, and of Agnes Jessie Boyce (née Blake), of Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
Mr. W. Boyce (father), 6 Victoria Street, Hawera - South Taranaki, New Zealand
Mrs. A. J. Boyce (mother), 4 Victoria Street, Hawera
Mr. Wilmot Boyce, Alton via Patea, Farmer

Enlistment: Rongotai, 18 Mar 1942 - AC.1
525 hrs. as pilot

Pilot Officer - Trevor Wilmot Boyce - RNZAF Pilot Officer - Trevor Wilmot Boyce - RNZAF
P/O. - Trevor Wilmot Boyce - RNZAF
left image by Weekly News - via Auckland museum cenotaph records
right image - source: Boyce family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 06 Nov 2013
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RNZAF - Service records - Boyce - request 01 Sep 2014 - received 29 Dec 2014 - PATS -

1681099 - 152791 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Andrew Burgess Leonard - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1921, UK
- of West Timperley, Cheshire, UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 697 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647962
Son of George William and Margaret Wright Leonard, of West Timperley, Cheshire, UK

According his eldest brother he was born 02 Apr 1922, Altrinchan
info George Leonard (letter of 1986) - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 30 Oct 2013


Flying Officer - Andrew Burgess Leonard - RAFVR
F/O. - Andrew Burgess Leonard - RAFVR
source: Leonard family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 06 Nov 2013

Born 2nd Qtr. 1921, the son of George William & Margaret Wright Leonard née Burgess
They later resided at 131 Downs Drive, West Timperley.
Birth registered during 2nd Qtr. 1921 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/308.
Attended Bradbury Central School and Altrincham Grammar School.
Employed as a Draughtsman at the Linotype Works.
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source: www.traffordwardead.co.uk

!!! Discrepancy !!! - Born 02 Apr 1922, Altrinchan - Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1921

Birth: ... Qtr. .... - George Leonard - mother's surname: ....... - district: .......
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Robert Leonard - mother's surname: Burgess - district: Bucklow - 8a 317
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Margaret J. Leonard - mother's surname: Burgess - district: Bucklow - 8a 285
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1918 - Dorothy Leonard - mother's surname: Burgess - district: Bucklow - 8a 214
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Andrew B. Leonard - mother's surname: Burgess - district: Bucklow - 8a 308
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info FreeBMD - Findmypast
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YEARS WILL NOT DARKEN
NOR SHADOWS DIM
THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
WE KEEP OF HIM

- Epigraph on Leonard memorial -
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1132284 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner- Stanley Alldis - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 707 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647951
born 3rd Qtr. 1922, district Birkenhead
Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Alldis née McTiernan, of Bidston, Cheshire, UK
Sibling: Joseph Alldis Jr. - born 3rd Qtr. 1925, district Birkenhead
marriage 1st Qtr. 1922 - Joseph Alldis and Elizabeth McTiernan, district Birkenhead
district Birkenhead spans the boundaries of Cheshire Co. and Merseyside Co.
Discrepancy - CWGC: Age 24 - born 3rd Otr. 1922 (Age 22)


IN REMEMBRANCE
OF OUR DEAR STANLEY
"NOT JUST TO-DAY BUR EVERY DAY"
MUM, DAD AND JOE

- Epigraph on Alldis memorial -
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1819883 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Joseph Burnett Carter - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
- of Hull, UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 613 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647953
Son of Stanley and Alice Carter (née Ounsworth), of Hull, UK

Marriage: 1922 - 4th Qtr. - Stanley Carter to Alice Ounsworth, district Sculcoates, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Elsie Carter - Mother's surname: Ounsworth - district: Sculcoates - 9d-330
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1924 - Joseph B. Carter - Mother's surname: Ounsworth - district: Sculcoates - 9d-312
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1930 - Joan Carter - Mother's surname: Ounsworth - district: Sculcoates - 9d-246
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1934 - Stanley Carter - Mother's surname: Ounsworth - district: Sculcoates - 9d-270
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1938 - Valerie Carter - Mother's surname: Ounsworth - district: Hull - 9d-427
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info FreeBMD - Findmypast

1819883 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Joseph Burnett Carter - RAFVR
Sgt. - Joseph Burnett Carter - RAFVR
via Ryan Carter (great-nephew) - 05 Dec 2016
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Date: 21 Jul 2012 - Bombercrew Forum - 166 Squadron RAF Kirmington
Hi, My uncle , Sgt. Joseph Carter was the Flight Engineer on LM581 shot down near Epe, Holland
I am visiting his grave this August (2012)
Are there any accounts of this operation or photos of this crew
Any help much appreciated.
Lynne Gooch


Date: 29 Nov 2016
Hi,
I have looked at your information surrounding flight LM581 AS-X and I would like to provide you
with a picture of my Great Uncle; Sgt. Joseph Burnett Carter for your page should you wish to use it,
it would be an honour to see his picture alongside his name on your site.
Many thanks
Ryan Carter



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

- Epigraph on Carter memorial -
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1579201 - 152996 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Maurice Arnold Monks - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1922, UK
- of Lincoln, UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 612 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647966
Son of Mr. Arthur Monks and Mrs. Susan Gertrude Elizabeth Monks née Patchett, Lincoln, UK

Flying Officer - Maurice Arnold Monks - RAFVR
F/O. - Maurice Arnold Monks - RAFVR
source: Monks family - via Gerrit Kamphuis - 06 Nov 2013

Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1905 - Arthur Monks married Susan Gertrude E. Patchett
Registration district: Lincoln - County: Lincolnshire - Volume no: 7A - Page no: 1181
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Census 1911 - England and Wales
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Address: 2 Lytton Street, Lincoln
Married: 5 years
Arthur Monks - Head - M-35 abt. 1876, Saxilby - Occupation: Grocery Carter
Susan Monks - Wife - F-26 abt. 1885, Skellingthorpe
Alice May Monks - Daughter - F-4 - 3rd Qtr. 1906, Lincoln
Arthur Reginald Monks - Son - M-2 - 3rd Qtr. 1908, Lincoln
Grace M. Monks - Daughter - F-0 (2 months) - 1st Qtr. 1911, Lincoln
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 4th Qtr. 1916 - Herbert C. A. Monks - mother's surname: Patchett - District: Lincoln - 7a - 806
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Florence E. Monks - mother's surname: Patchett - District: Lincoln - 7a - 998
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Maurice A. Monks - mother's surname: Patchett - District: Lincoln - 7a - 883
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info FreeBMD - Findmypast - Census 1911
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GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS.
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

- Epigraph on Monks memorial - John 15:13 - King James Version (KJV)
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2206323 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Harold Rothwell - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 611 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647969
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1273637 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ian Murray Ross - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 706 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647968
Son of Elister and Winnifred Ross; husband of Marjorie Ross, of McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada


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

- Epigraph on Ross memorial - John 15:13 - King James Version (KJV)
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SGLO - T3773

LANCASTER Mk.III - LM581 - AS-X - 13 Jun 1944 - TONGEREN - CREW 7

422047 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Trevor Wilmot Boyce - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA 1681099 - 152791 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Andrew Burgess Leonard - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1132284 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Stanley Alldis - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1819883 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer  - Joseph Burnett Carter - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
1579201 - 152996 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Maurice Arnold Monks - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 2206323 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Harold Rothwell - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1273637 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ian Murray Ross - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

BOYCE(†) - LEONARD(†) - ALLDIS(†) - CARTER(†)
MONKS(†) - ROTHWELL(†) - ROSS(†)


Photos via Gerrit Kamphuis are from his book ”Gevallen Helden” by Gerrit and Silvie Kamphuis

Contact Carter is pending - 29 Oct 2013 - 20 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 05 Dec 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3835

Lancaster Mk.I - LL840 - VN-M - S/L. - T. B. Cole - 02:35 - Oenerbroek
Squadron 50 - 22nd June 1944 - Operation Scholven/Buer
2 KIA - 1 EXE - 3 POW - 2 EVD



Serial range LL617 - M296 This aircraft was one of 450 Lancasters ordered
from Armstrong Whitworth aircraft Apr 1942 and delivered as 100 Mk.II
with Hercules XVI engines and 350 Mk.Is with Merlin 24 engines
LL840 was a Mk.I and was delivered to No.50 Squadron Feb 1944
LL840 took part in the following Key Raids:
Stuttgart 15/16 Mar 1944; Berlin 24/25 Mar 1944; Nuremberg 30/31 Mar 1944;
Schweinfurt 26/27 Apr 1944; Lille 10/11 Apr 1944; Duisberg 21/22 May 1944
When lost this aircraft had a total of 265 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - LL840 - VN-M was airborne - 23:17 - 21 Jun 1944 from Skellingthorpe, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Oene (Gelderland), 5 km E of Epe,
where W/O. Lane, flying as 2nd W/Op, and Sgt. Shorter are buried in the General Cemetery

F/Sgt. Ingram, who had initially evaded,
tragically fell into the hands of the Nazi Gestapo who killed him without trial and by bayonet 2 Oct 1944
He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery

S/L. T. B. Cole was interned in Camp L3. POW No. 6497
F/Sgt. A. G. Beresford was interned in Camp L7. POW No. 291

At Lostbombers there are these typo's for the crew of LL840
Sgt. - D. Copson - KIA ?? <- Typo !! belongs to JB 351 - 61 Squadron - INJ - landed at Woodbridge, UK
1875976 - Rear Tail Air Gunner Sgt. P. F. Hayes in Camp L7, POW No. 221 - Not given in crew ??? - PATS


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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - LL840 - VN-M - 22 Jun 1944 - Operation Scholven/Buer
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1377771 - 104459 - S/L. - Pilot - Thomas "King" Bernard Cole - RAFVR - Age 34 - POW

1430160 - 127012 - F/O. - Navigator - John Craven - RAFVR - Age 29 - EVD

914262 - 169156 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - Eric James Blakemore - RAFVR - Age 25 - EVD

1400819 - F/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Kenneth Herschel Callender Ingram - RAFVR - Age 21 - EXE - 02 Oct 1944

1576595 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Arthur George Beresford - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW

1880037 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Frederick Henry Shorter - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA

1875976 - Sgt. - Rear Tail Air Gunner - Patrick Francis "Jimmy" Hayes - RAFVR - Age 19 - POW

1376435 - Warrant Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Frederick Lane - RAFVR - Age 22 - 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 - LL840 - VN-M - Cole
Loss Card - LL840 - VN-M - Cole - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1377771 - 104459 - S/L. - Pilot - Thomas "King" Bernard Cole - RAFVR - Age 34 - POW
born 8 Jun 1910, West Ham, London - died 12 Jan 1988, Kingsbridge, Devon Co., UK - Age 77
F/O. Thomas Bernard Cole - D.F.C - London Gazette - 12/1/1943 - 50 Sqn
nicked named "King Cole"
S/L. T. B. Cole was interned in Camp L3, Sagan - POW No. 6497 - from 8 Jul 1944 to 27 Jan 1945
then moved to Stalag Marlag Nord, Bremen, Germany from 5 Feb 1945 to 10 Apr 1945
died 12 Jan 1988 - formerly of 18 Mill Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

1377771 - 104459 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Thomas 'King' Bernard Cole - RAFVR - Age 34
Squadron Leader - Thomas 'King' Bernard Cole
courtesy Alastair Cole (son) via Michael Allman - 23 Jul 2011

Alastair Cole (52 - son) receives flyer's cap of his dad "King" Cole - Oene, 22 Jun 2011
Dutch newspaper article "Vliegenierscap vader Cole voor zoon"
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1430160 - 127012 - F/O. - Navigator - John Craven - RAFVR - Age 29 - EVD
born 28 May 1915, Casteford, Yorkshire - died 14 Dec 1976, Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland - Age 61
F/Lt. (11/8/44) John Craven - D.F.C - Navigator - D.F.C London Gazette 10/9/1943 61 Sqn

IS9 Files series at the UK National Archive - Folder WO208/3352
1/308/2402 - F/Lt. John Craven - 50 Sqn Lancaster LL840

1430160 - 127012 - F/O. - Navigator - John Craven - RAFVR - Age 29
Flying Officer - John Craven
via Michael Allman - 23 Jul 2011
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914262 - 169156 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - Eric James Blakemore - RAFVR - Age 25 - EVD
born 5 Jun 1919, Timperley, Cheshire - died 2 Feb 2002, Bournemouth, Hampshire - Age 83
Son of Frederick William Blakemore and Florence Blakemore née Kelly
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Eric J. Blakemore - mother's surname: Kelly - district: Bucklow, Lancashire, UK
F/Lt. - Eric James Blakemore - D.F.M - LG - 23/12/1941 - 914262 - Sergeant - 9 Sqn completed 30 sorties
Pilot Officer - 25/11/43 - Flying Officer 25/5/44 - Flight Lieutenant 25/11/43
A second tour veteran

914262 - 169156 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - Eric James Blakemore - RAFVR - Age 25
Pilot Officer - Eric James Blakemore
via Michael Allman - 23 Jul 2011

P/O. Eric James Blakemore returned to England 12 Mar 1945 - landing at Biggin Hill Kent, UK
after the war he wrote "Seven Year Interlude" - 103 pages - ISBN No. 9781858634463 - Published 01 Aug 1995 by Minerva Press
died 02 Sep 2002 - living in Bournemouth area
- info Michael Allman - 19 Dec 2009 -

IS9 Files series at the UK National Archive - Folder WO208/3352
1/299/2389 - F/O. Eric J. Blakemore - 50 Sqn Lancaster LL840
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- APELDOORN - UGCHELEN-HEIDEHOF - GENERAL CEMETERY -

1400819 - Flight Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Kenneth Herschel Callender Ingram - RAFVR - Age 21 - EXE - 02 Oct 1944
- of Fratton, Portsmouth, UK - Plot 4. Grave 299 - Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof ) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647792
born 12 Feb 1923, Leicester
Son of Herschell Frank and Elizabeth Ingram ( née Callender ), of Fratton, Portsmouth, UK
F/Sgt. K. H. C. Ingram was awarded a Mention in Despatches London Gazette - 13/6/1946

Flight Engineer Kenneth Herchel Callender Ingram
Flight Sergeant - Kenneth H. C. Ingram
- courtesy of Michael Allman & Roger Ingram -
- see bombercrew.com - research by Linda Ibrom -


IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
OF MY ONLY SON

- Epigraph on Ingram memorial -
- . - . -

1576595 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Arthur George Beresford - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW
born 5 Apr 1922, Birmingham - died 2 Jun 2001, Birmingham - Age 79
Son of Mr. Herbert F. Beresford and Mrs. Florence L. Beresford née Boswell
Mrs. H. F. Beresford (mother), 68 Marcot Street, S-Yarkley, Birmingham 26, UK
F/Sgt. A. G. Beresford was interned 3 Jul 1944 in Stalag Luft 7, Bankau, Poland. POW No. 291 till 19 Jan 1945
then moved to Stalag Luft 3A, Luckenwalde, Germany from 8 Feb 1945 to 7 May 1945
Siblings: Lily G. Beresford, Florence E. Beresford, Eric J. Beresford and Herbert C. Beresford
Religion: Church of England

F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford - POW ID Photo - Stalag Luft 7 F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford - POW ID Photo - Stalag Luft 7
F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford
POW ID Photo - Stalag Luft 7, Bankau, Poland
left image - courtesy Geoff Beresford (son) - via Michael Allman - 21 Jul 2011
right image - courtesy Herbert Beresford (brother) - via Michael Allman - 26 Aug 2011

Personalkarte - F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford - No. 291 - Stalag Luft 7
Personalkarte - F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford - No. 291 - Stalag Luft 7
courtesy Herbert Beresford (brother) - 9 Mar 2011

Personalkarte - F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford - No. 291 - Dulag Luft
Personalkarte - F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford - No. 291 - Dulag Luft
Personalkarte - F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford - No. 291 - Dulag Luft
courtesy Herbert Beresford (brother) - via Michael Allman - 26 Aug 2011
Eingeliefert : 7-6-44 ..... likely 27 Jun 1944 - info PATS
Bocenlo-Holland is Borculo, Holland - info PATS
F/Sgt. Arthur George Beresford bailed out near Borculo, Holland
- . - . -

1880037 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Frederick Henry Shorter - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 704 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647970
Son of John and Matilda Catherine Shorter née Brooks, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK
marriage 3rd Qtr. 1910 - Mr. John Brooks and Ms. Mathilda C. Brooks - district Thame, UK

born 23 Jan 1920, Cannon Place, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK
Frederick H. was the second brother of James, Evelyn R. and Frank
Jim was to serve in the Army and Frank in the Navy and later the RAF
At the time of his death the family were living at 99 The Drive, Wellingborough
He attended Victoria School, Wellingborough, leaving school at fourteen to work with his father
at the Ironstone Quarry at Irchester, near Wellingborough
Later he worked as a butcher at Johnny Williams, Wellingborough
It is believed that Frederick volunteered in approximately 1943
- additional info via researcher Micahel Allman -

Fred Shorter in civvies Sgt. Fred Henry Shorter - RAFVR
Sgt. Fred Henry Shorter - RAFVR
- photos courtesy of Frederick Orton -
- see bombercrew.com - research by Linda Ibrom -


BEATIFUL MEMORIES
ARE ALL WE HAVE LEFT
OF A LOVING SON
ONE OF THE BEST

- Epigraph on Shorter memorial -
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1875976 - Sergeant - Rear Tail Air Gunner - Patrick Francis "Jimmy" Hayes - RAFVR - Age 19 - POW
born 9 Dec 1924, Dublin, Ireland - died 31 Oct 2009 - Age 84
Sgt. Patrick Francis "Jimmy" Hayes was interned 3 Jul 1944 in Stalag Luft 7, Bankau, Poland. POW No. 221 till 19 Jan 1945
then moved to Stalag Luft 3A, Luckenwalde, Germany from 8 Feb 1945 to 7 May 1945

1875976  - Sergeant - Rear Tail Air Gunner  - Patrick Francis 'Jimmy' Hayes - RAFVR - Age 19
Sergeant - Patrick Francis "Jimmy" Hayes
courtesy Colin Hayes (son) via Michael Allman - 23 Jul 2011
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1376435 - Warrant Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Frederick Lane - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1922, Wandsworth, London, UK
- of Battersea, London, UK - Plot 2. Row 10. Grave 705 - Epe General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647961
Son of Frederick Manuel and Gertrude Amy Lane née Ollett, of Battersea, London, UK
Marriage parents - 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Mr. Frederick M. Lane and Ms. Gertrude A. Ollett - district Greenwich, UK
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1917 - Winifred J. Lane - mother's surname: Ollett - district Woolwich, UK
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1922 - Frederick J. Lane - mother's surname: Ollett - district Wandsworth, UK
registered as Frederick J. Lane in birth register - info PATS
Greenwich, Woolwich and Wandsworth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, Kent and London

1376435 - Warrant Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Frederick Lane - RAFVR - Age 22 1376435 - Warrant Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Frederick Lane - RAFVR - Age 22
Warrant Officer - John Frederick Lane
images - courtesy Lane family - via Michael Allman - 21 Jul 2011


BELOVED ONLY SON OF
FREDERICK AND GERTRUDE LANE
"SLEEP ON IN PEACE
UNTIL WE MEET"

- Epigraph on Lane memorial -
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additional info ASN, Names, Awards - by Marks and Henk Welting - via "Rafcommands" forum

Local research for crew LL840 was done by researchers Mr. Teunis Nooteboom and Mr. Jan Kiesbrink
working with the organisation "Stichting Broken Wings '40 -'45"
resulting in the book "Angst en spanning rond Oene" which was published in 2009
On 22 Jun 2009 a memorial monument to the crew was unveiled near the crash location
Mr. Michael Allman, husband of Mrs. Margaret Patricia Allman née Ingram (cousin of F/Sgt. Kenneth Ingram)
extended the search for these crew members and next-of-kin
and succeeded in finding the remaining info and photos

Mr. Michael Allman wrote a book “Kens Story” The facts of the short tragic life
of Kenneth Herschell Callender Ingram in June 2009, revealing his death without trial and by bayonet
as proved by The Judge Advocates Generals trial case 13092429, US Airforce 1946
Mr. Allman then wrote another book June 2011 "The Story of Lancaster Bomber LL840 and it’s Crew",
both these books are in the libraries of The Imperial War Museum London,
The RAF Museum in Hendon London and the 50 Squadron Museum

Additional crew info and photos received from Michael Allman - 26 Jul 2011 - PATS

Unveiling Monument LL840 - 22 Jun 2009
Unveiling - Lancaster LL840 monument - 22 June 2009
source - brokenwings.nl



SGLO - T3835

LANCASTER Mk.I - LL840 - VN-M - 22 Jun 1944 - OENERBROEK - CREW 8

1377771 - 104459 - S/L. - Pilot - Thomas 'King' Bernard Cole - RAFVR - Age 34 - POW 1430160 - 127012 - F/O. - Navigator - John 'Jack' Craven - RAFVR - Age 29 - EVD 914262 - 169156 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - Eric James Blakemore - RAFVR - Age 25 - EVD 1400819 - Flight Sergeant - Flight Engineer  - Kenneth Herschel Callender Ingram - RAFVR - Age 21 - EXE - 02 Oct 1944
1576595 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Arthur George Beresford - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW 1880037 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Frederick Henry Shorter - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA 1875976 - Sergeant - Rear Tail Air Gunner - Patrick Francis 'Jimmy' Hayes - RAFVR - Age 19 - POW 1376435 - Warrant Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Frederick Lane - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

- 2 KIA - 1 EXE - 3 POW - 2 EVD -

COLE - CRAVEN - BLAKEMORE - INGRAM(†)
BERESFORD - SHORTER(†) - HAYES - LANE(†)


Contact Ingram is pending - 10 Nov 2010 - PATS
Contact Beresford is pending - 09 Mar 2011 - PATS
Contact Hayes is pending - 24 Jan 2017 - PATS

Last update - 25 Jan 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T3301

B-17G - #42-31451 - 2nd Lt. R. A. McCollum - near Epe - 13:30
306th BG(H) - 367th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1934
9 KIA - 1 POW




Sgt. Andrew Paul Barrus
B-17 - Crew McCollum
front l-r: 2nd Lt. Ross A. McCollum, 2nd Lt. Marcum E. Thomas, 2nd Lt. Daniel P. Jones, 2nd Lt. Lloyd George Crabtree
back l-r: Sgt. Warren B. Goss, S/Sgt. Wayne Austin Warner, S/Sgt. Henry A. Stelmach,
Sgt. Andrew Paul Barrus, Sgt. Howard Leon Chatelain , Sgt. Leander J. Aurie
- courtesy Chris Adams (great nephew of Sgt. Paul Barrus) - 08 Mar 2011 -
- via Gerrit Kamphuis -

306th BG triangle H 367th BS 8th-air-force-patch

306th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'H' - 367th BS - GY - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing - B-17G - #42-31451 - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Halberstadt - MACR #1934
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20842946 - O-743054 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Ross A. McCollum - KIA

O-751773 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Marcum E. Thomas - KIA

O-688054 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Daniel P. Jones - KIA

18010742 - O-751811 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Lloyd George Crabtree - POW - Stalag Luft I - only survivor -

16162170 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Wayne Austin Warner - KIA

32390535 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Henry A. Stelmach - KIA

13176648 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Howard Leon Chatelain - KIA

16132239 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Leander J. Aurie - KIA

18191317 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Warren B. Goss - KIA

39826549 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Andrew Paul Barrus - KIA
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20842946 -O-743054 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Ross A. McCollum - KIA
born 1919, IL - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 24/25
Enlistment - Cpl.: 06 Jan 1941, Albuquerque, NM - Residence: Bernalillo Co., NM - Nativity: IL - Marital Status: Single
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 693/695
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: N Row: 22 Grave: 2
Son of Mrs. William A. McCollum (mother), 2936 Santa Clara, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

O-751773 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Marcum E. Thomas - KIA
born ~1920, MO - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 23/24
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 693/695
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: J Row: 9 Grave: 8
Son of Mrs. Fred V. Thomas (mother), Rural Route Number 1, Box 184, Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri
Mr. Fred V. Thomas Sr. (Head-40 abt.1890) and Mrs. Cady E. Thomas (Wife-46 abt.1884)
Siblings: Mildred E. Thomas (F-23), Fred V. Thomas Jr. (M-22) , James N. Thomas (M-20)
Lueze E. Thomas (F-18), Earl L. Thomas (M-12) and Paul E. Thomas (M-4 11/12)
Alta Thomas (F-19) (Daughter in Law - likely related/married to Fred V. Thomas Jr.)
Occupation: Fred Sr. and Fred Jr. are farmers
Oldest sister Mildred is teacher at public school - family info - US Census 1930

O-688054 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Daniel P. Jones - KIA
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 690 - reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Son of Mr. Frank Jones (father), 1686 Webster Avenue, New York, Bronx County Co., New York

18010742 - O-751811 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Lloyd George Crabtree - POW - Stalag Luft I - only survivor -
born 20 Aug 1916, TX - died 26 Mar 2005, Midland, TX - Age 88
Enlistment: 04 Feb 1943, Houston, TX - Residence: Liberty Co. TX - Nativity: TX - Marital Status: Married
Son of Mr. William Frank Crabtree (father) and Mrs. Jesse Fountain Crabtree (mother) née Cornwell
Husband of Mrs. Margaret Elaine Crabtree (wife) née Cooper, 1617 9th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Lloyd was married 21 May 1941 to Ms. Margaret Elaine Cooper (b. 07 Sep 1908 - d. 5 Apr 1999 - Age 91)
Compound North 1 - Barrack 8 - Room 7 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Dr. Margaret predeceased Lloyd and both are buried at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Midland, Texas
They had no children
additional info via Darrell Frank Smith (nephew) - 09 Nov 2010

16162170 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Wayne Austin Warner - KIA
born 24 Jan 1924, IL - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 19
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 694 - reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Son of Mr. Ray M. Warner (father), Rural Free Delivery Number 1, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois
Mr. Ray Warner (Head-34 abt.1896, IL) and Mrs. Lena (Wife-34 abt. 1896, IL)
Sibling: Gale B. Warner (brother) (M-9 abt. 1921, IL) - info US Census 21 May 1930
Mr. Ray Myric Warner married 13 Mar 1920, Princeton, Bureau Co., Illinois with Ms. Lena Marquerite Austin
Mr. Ray M. Warner (father), born 3 Apr 1896, Nabb, Clark Co., IN - died 10 Dec 1984, Princeton, Bureau Co., IL - Age 88
Mrs. Lena M. Warner (mother), born 29 Mar 1896, Bradford, Stark Co., IL - died 30 Mar 1985, Princeton, Bureau Co., IL - Age 89
- additional info - Austin family tree - 09 Nov 2010 -

Sgt. Wayne A. Warner
Sgt. Wayne A. Warner
- courtesy Gale B. Warner (brother) - 11 Dec 2010 -

32390535 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Henry A. Stelmach - KIA
born 1920, NJ - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 23/24
Enlistment: 09 Jul 1942, Newark, NJ - Residence: Hudson Co., NJ - Nativity: - Marital Status: Single
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 696 - reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Son of Mr. Stanley Stelmach (father) of Mrs. Lilian A. Stelmach (mother), 183 Bay Street, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Mr. Stanley Stelmach (father) (Head-44 abt.1886, Poland) and Mrs. Leonida Stelmach (mother) (Wife-31 abt. 1899, NJ)
Siblings: John Stelmach (M-12 abt. 1918), Leo Stelmach (M-7 abt.1923) and Edward Stelmach (M-2 6/12 abt.1927)
- info US Census 12 Apr 1930 -
Mrs. Lilian Stelmach - born 19 Feb 1899 - died 27 Jan 1989, NJ - Age 90

13176648 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Howard Leon Chatelain - KIA
born 24 Nov 1923, NJ - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 20
Enlistment: 01 Dec 1942, Philadelphia, PA - Residence: Camden Co., NJ - Nativity: NJ - Marital Status: Single
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 689 - reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
26 Mar 1949 - buried at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ
He was a 1941 graduate of Collingwood (NJ) High School
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon A. Chatelain (parents), 213 Toledo Avenue, Westmont, Camden Co., New Jersey
Mr. Leon Chatelain (father) (Head-33 abt.1897, NY) and Mrs. Emma Chatelain (Wife-29 abt.1901, NJ)
Siblings: Eleanor Chatelain (sister) (F-4 abt.1926, NJ) and Raymond Chatelain (brother) (M-1 10/12 abt.1928, NJ)
Grandfather (paternal) born in Switzerland
Mr. Leon A. Chatelain (father) - born 29 Sep 1897, NY - died 04 Jan 1974, NJ - Age 76
Mrs. Emma M. Chatelain (mother) - born 16 Sep 1900, NJ - died 04 Aug 1998, NJ - Age 97
Mrs. Emma Martin Brown Chatelain (mother)
Ms. Eleanor Chatelain (sister) married to Mr. Robert Davis before 26 Mar 1949
Grandfather Mr. Armand Chatelain arrived at Ellis Island from Le Havre on 27 Feb 1898 with the ship "La Bretagne"
- family info via US Census 16 Apr 1930, SSDI and Raymond Chatelain (brother) -

Sgt. Howard Leon Chatelain
Sgt. Howard Leon Chatelain
- courtesy Raymond Chatelain (brother) - 22 Nov 2010 -
- via Sandy Grear - Haddon Township Historical Society -

16132239 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Leander J. Aurie - KIA
born 1923, WI - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 20/21
Enlistment: 15 Oct 1942, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Brown Co., WI - Nativity: WI - Marital Status: Single
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 692 - reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Son of Mr. Henry Aurie (father) and Mrs. Irene M. Aurie (mother), 1623 Willow Street, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
Mr. Henry Aurie (father) - born 18 Jun 1901, Rosiere, Lincoln Twp., Kewaunee Co., WI - died 22 Nov 1980, Green Bay, WI - Age 79
Mrs. Irene Aurie (mother) née LeCapitaine - born 09 Feb 1901 - died 12 Jun 1990 - Age 89
Marriage parents: 31 Oct 1922 at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Rosiere, Lincoln Twp., Kewaunee Co., Wisconsin
Siblings: Ina Mae Aurie (F) and Shirley Ann Aurie (F)

18191317 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Warren B. Goss - KIA
born 1921, TX - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 22/23
Enlistment: 05 Nov 1942, Houston, TX - Residence: Fort Bend Co., TX - Nativity: TX - Marital Status: Married
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 688 - reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Son of Mr. Leonard H. Goss (father), Box 84, Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas

39826549 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Andrew Paul Barrus - KIA
born 26 May 1910, Grantsville, Tooele County, UT - died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Netherlands - Age 33
Son of Mr. Ruel Monte Barrus (father) and Mrs. Angelina Barrus (mother) née Anderson, Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah
Enlistment: 04 Apr 1942, Salt Lake City, UT - Residence: Tooele Co., UT - Nativity: UT - Marital Status: Single
initial buried - General Cemetery Epe - Grave No. 691 - reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Siblings: Anna Vera Barrus, Julian A. Barrus and Ellen Rosetta Barrus
Honored by William R. Wanlass (nephew) - see wwiimemorial.com -

Mr. Ruel Monte Barrus - born 14 Mar 1873, Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah - died 23 Nov 1963 - Age 90
1st Marriage: Amelia Angelina Anderson, 21 Sep 1898. Amelia was born abt. 1870, UT
2nd Marriage: Mary Myrtle Wathall
. . . . . . . . . . .
Anna Vera Barrus, born 19 Apr 1900, Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah; died 4 Aug 1990, Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA
Married Heber William Wanlass on 22 May 1920, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah
Julian A. Barrus, born 25 Nov 1901, Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah
Ellen Rosetta Barrus, born 8 Nov 1903, Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah; died 5 Apr 1904 - Age 5 months
Andrew Paul Barrus, born 26 May 1910, Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah; died 11 Jan 1944, Epe, Holland
. . . . . . . . . . .
US Census 14 Apr 1930 - Durfee Street, Grantsville City, Tooele Co., Utah
Angelina Barrus (Head) - 60y b. abt.1870, UT - Farmer, Farm - parents born in Sweden
Paul Barrus (Son) - 20y b. 1910 , UT - Carpenter, Building - parents born in Utah
. . . . . . . . . . .

Sgt. Andrew Paul Barrus News article MIA - Sgt. Andrew Paul Barrus
Sgt. Andrew Paul Barrus . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newsclip - Missing In Action
- courtesy Chris Adams (great nephew) - 08 Mar 2011 -
- via Gerrit Kamphuis -

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#42-31451 - Boeing B-17G-20-BO Fortress - c/n 6565
Plane was named "BIOYA" an American acronym for "Blow It Out Your Ass"
Departure: AAF Station 111, Thurleigh, UK
Mission: Halberstadt, Target JU-88 Plant
B-17G-20-BO - crashed at 13:30 at Epe near Hotel "Witte Raaf"
Those killed are initially buried at the Community cemetery of Epe
German records do give the burial on 14th of Jan 1944 for five (5) members - Graves No. 688 - 692
The remaining four(4) are dated on 20 Jan 1944 - Grave No. 693 - 696

2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Lloyd G. Crabtree is the sole survivor of this crash and is taken POW
His statement:
"First we had a Mid-Air Collision when the ship on the left changed position
and came under us, chewing a tip of our right wing. When the pilot had control over the ship again
we were attacked in three waves from the front ( I think it were ME109 )
When the ship was out of control and went for earth I bailed out
All others were either killed by enemy gun fire or by the crash"


Two unknown are badly burned and could not be identified, buried in Grave No. 693 and 695
After the war all (9) disinterred and brought to Margraten, NL
Finally seven (7) are brought back to their final resting place in the US

A IDPF request is nescessary for more details and verify Grave No. - 5 Mar 2009 - PATS



SGLO - T3301

Boeing B-17G-20-BO - #42-31451 - 11 Jan 1944 - NEAR EPE - CREW 10

20842946 - O-743054 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Ross A. McCollum - KIA O-751773 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Marcum E. Thomas - KIA O-688054 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Daniel P. Jones - KIA 18010742 - O-751811 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Lloyd George Crabtree - POW - Stalag Luft I - only survivor - 16162170 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Wayne Austin Warner - KIA
32390535 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Henry A. Stelmach - KIA 13176648 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Howard Leon Chatelain - KIA 16132239 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Leander J. Aurie - KIA 18191317 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Warren B. Goss - KIA 39826549 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Andrew Paul Barrus - KIA

- 9 KIA - 1 POW -

MCCOLLUM(†) - THOMAS(†) - JONES(†) - CRABTREE - WARNER(†)
STELMACH(†) - CHATELAIN(†) - AURIE(†) - GOSS(†) - BARRUS(†)


Contact Crabtree is pending - 09 Nov 2010 - PATS
Contact Warner is pending - 11 Nov 2010 - PATS
Contact Chatelain is pending - 22 Nov 2010 - PATS
Contact Barrus is pending - 08 Mar 2011 - PATS

Last update - 01 Jul 2011 - PATS


SGLO - T3395

THUNDERBOLT P-47D-1RE - #42-7883 - MX-X - 2nd Lt. Vernon Y. Jones - Tongeren - 11:45
78th FG - 82nd FS - 8th AF - 10 Feb 1944 - MACR #2161
1 KIA




Thunderbolt P-47D-1RE - #42-7883
Point of departure: AAF Station F-357; Course: Home base to Rheine; Type of mission: Bomber escort
KUJ 526 - crash at Tongeren near villa "Korrenberg" (Community Epe)

Huize 'Korrenberg' - Tongeren bij Epe - abt. 1920 - postcard
Huize "Korrenberg" - Tongeren bij Epe - abt. 1920 - postcard
- via Gerrit Kamphuis - 24 May 2010 -

O-799572 - 2nd Lt. Vernon Y. Jones - Claiborne County, Mississippi - KIA
Interred on 12 Feb 1944 at General Cemetery in Epe - Grave No. 615, Class II, Row 19
disinterred after liberation and brought to Neupre, Belgium
Ardennes American Cemetery, buried at: Plot D Row 22 Grave 19, Neupre, Belgium
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

2Lt. Vernon Y. Jones at cockpit 2Lt. Vernon Y. Jones
2nd Lt. Vernon Y. Jones
- images via Gerrit Kamphuis - 24 May 2010 -



SGLO - T3395

THUNDERBOLT P-47D-1RE - #42-7883 - MX-X - 10 Feb 1944 - TONGEREN - CREW 1

2nd Lt. Vernon Y. Jones - Claiborne County, Mississippi - KIA

- 1 KIA -

JONES(†)


Last update - 01 Jul 2011 - PATS


SGLO - T3396

THUNDERBOLT P-47D-11 - #42-75442 - G?-N - 2nd Lt. William Flavius Hall - Vaassen - 11:25
362th FG - 378 FS - 9th AF - 10 Feb 1944 - MACR #2231
1 KIA




Map - MACR #2231 - page 15
Map from MACR #2231 - page 15
Statement - MACR #2231 - page 14
Statement Morphew from MACR #2231 - page 14
2nd Lt. Marion C. Morphew, A.C.

Thunderbolt P-47D-11 - #42-75442 G?-N
Point of departure: Wormingford; Course: Wormingford to Egmond to Lingen; Type of mission: Bomber escort
KUJ 527 - crash 200 m South of Church, Vaassen (Community Epe)
Markings: G ? * N (White)
Engine : Destroyed by crash and fire
Salvage: 14 Feb 1944 by Fa. Coupier, Utrecht (Contractor for Zerlegebetrieb Utrecht)

Browning nrs. discrepancy - USA and German records
Browning nrs. discrepancy - USA and German records
- source MACR #2231 - page 5 and page 12 -

O-745368 - 2nd Lt. William Flavius Hall - Los Angeles, California - KIA
Interred on 12 Feb 1944 at General Cemetery in Vaassen - Grave No. 696, Class II, Row 33
disinterred after liberation and brought to Margraten, NL - final resting place USA

First combat casualty of the 378th



SGLO - T3396

THUNDERBOLT P-47D-11 - #42-75442 - G?-N - 10 Feb 1944 - VAASSEN - CREW 1

2nd Lt. William Flavius Hall - Los Angeles, California - KIA

- 1 KIA -

HALL(†)


Last update - 01 Jul 2011 - PATS



Location Harderwijk

Harderwijk - 45

28 mi SSW of Vollenhove

- 45 Commonwealth graves - 1 SAF - 1 USA - 1 NZ - 4 CAN - 38 UK -







Harderwijk, on the shore of the IJsselmeer (Zuiderzee), is 26 mi NE of Utrecht
and 28 mi NW of Apeldoorn. The cemetery is nearly 1 kilometre east of the centre
of the town in Oosteinde, a turning off of Newtonweg
Historical Information: In the south-eastern part of the cemetery
are two plots containing the graves of airmen whose remains were recovered
from IJsselmeer or from the surrounding countryside from 1941 onwards
No. of Identified Casualties: 42. No. of Unidentified Casualties: 3.


- HARDERWIJK - GENERAL CEMETERY -
3 UNIDENTIFIES GRAVES
3 KIA



An Airman of the 1939 - 1945 war
Sergeant - Royal Air Force -
British Plot 2. Grave 14. - Harderwijk General Cemetery


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
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An Airman of the 1939 - 1945 war
Sergeant - Royal Air Force -
2nd July 1943
British Plot 2. Grave 22. - Harderwijk General Cemetery


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
- . - . -

An Airman of the 1939 - 1945 war
Flight Sergeant - Royal Air Force -
4th July 1943
British Plot 2. Grave 5. - Harderwijk General Cemetery


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
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Under construction - 03 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2161

Lancaster Mk.III - ED626 - PM-G - S/L. - C. O'Donoghue - 07:22 - Hulshorst
Squadron 103 - 1st April 1943 - Operation Emmerich
7 KIA



Serial Range ED303 - EE202 This aircraft was one of 620 Lancasters ordered
from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) in 1941 and built from Nov 1942 to Jun 1943
as 129 Lancaster Mk.Is (Merlin 20 engines) and 491 Mk.IIIs (Merlin 28 engines)
mixed up to ED782 and all as Mk.IIIs from ED783 onwards
ED626 was a Mk.III and was delivered to 103 Sqdn 11 Mar 1943
ED626 also took part in the Key Operations against St.Nazaire 22/23 Mar 1943
Berlin 27/28 Mar 1943-aborted and Berlin 29/30 Mar 1943
When lost this aircraft had a total of 39 hours
Lancaster Mk.III - ED626 - PM-G was airborne - 04:29 - 1 Apr 1943 from Elsham Wolds, UK
in an attempt to carry out a surprise dawn attack
shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw. Timm, 3./JG1)
and crashed - 07:22 - 1 Apr 1943 at Hulshorst (Gelderland), 5 km E of Harderwijk, Holland
Six are buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery

Sgt. Stafford is buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery
F/O. Burns had previously served with No. 144 Sqdn, his DFM being Gazetted 22 Aug 1941

Monument - Lancaster ED626 Monument - Lancaster ED626
Monument - Lancaster ED626 - Hulshorst
- photos by Rob Kreukniet -

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED626 - PM-G - 1 Apr 1943 - Operation Emmerich
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39828 - S/L. - Pilot - C. O'Donoghue - RAF - Age .. - KIA

658467 - Sgt. - Navigator - A. H. Fry - RAF - Age 21 - KIA

1212281 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. E. Winn - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1459176 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. E Callaghan - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

126517 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - E. R. V. Ashcroft - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

115731 - F/O. - Air Gunner - I. C. Burns - RAFVR - DFM - Age 22 - KIA

1033931 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - S. Stafford - RAFVR - Age 33 - 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 - ED626 - PM-G - O'Donoghue
Loss Card - ED626 - PM-G - O'Donoghue - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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39828 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Charles O'Donoghue - RAF - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - British Plot 2. Grave 19. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648084
- . - . -

658467 - Sergeant - Navigator - Antony Hare Fry - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Honnington, Lincolnshire, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 25. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648070
Son of Edward Hare Fry and of Ruby Alice Mary Fry (née Gooderham), of Honnington, Lincolnshire, UK


IN PROUD
AND SWEET REMEMBRANCE
OF A DEARLY LOVED SON,
BROTHER AND NEPHEW

- Epigraph on Fry memorial -
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1212281 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Edwin Winn - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Northampton, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 23. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648099
Son of Leonard and Agnes Dorothy Winn, of Northampton, UK


WE SHALL ALWAYS
REMEMBER YOU JOHN

- Epigraph on Winn memorial -
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1459176 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - James Edward Callaghan - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Holborn, London, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 29. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648063
Son of James Callaghan and of Mary Jane Callaghan (née Harris), of Holborn, London, UK
- . - . -

126517 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Eric Richard Victor Ashcroft - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Worthing, Sussex, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 27. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648058
born 3rd Qtr. 1922 - mother's surname McCubbin - district Prestwich
Son of Harold and Millicent N. F. Ashcroft ( née McCubbin ), of Worthing, Sussex, UK
brother of Miss Joyce M. Ashcroft - 4th Qtr. 1920 - district Buchlow
Marriage Mr. Harold Ashcroft and Mrs. Millicent N. F. McCubbin - 4th Qtr. 1917 - district Chorlton


CHERISHED MEMORIES
OF OUR DEARLY BELOVED SON
WILL EVER REMAIN

- Epigraph on Ashworth memorial -
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115731 - Flying Officer - Air Gunner - Ian Crawford Burns - RAFVR - DFM - Age 22 - KIA
- of Glasgow, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 21. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648062
Son of George Jeffrey and Annie Elizebeth Burns, of Glasgow, UK
Awards: D F M


UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

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

1033931 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Sefton Stafford - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
- of South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
- Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 97. - Amersfoort (Oud-Leusden) General Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620423
Son of Asa and Rachel Ann Stafford;
husband of Elizabeth Stafford, of South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK


MY DEAR HUSBAND SEFTON.
TOO DEARLY LOVED
TO BE FORGOTTEN.
MOLLY, BLACKPOOL

- Epigraph on Stafford memorial -
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SGLO - T2161

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED626 - PM-G - 01 Apr 1943 - HULSHORST - CREW 7

39828 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Charles O'Donoghue - RAF - Age .. - KIA 658467 - Sergeant - Navigator - Antony Hare Fry - RAF - Age 21 - KIA 1459176 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - James Edward Callaghan - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1212281 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Edwin Winn - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
126517 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Eric Richard Victor Ashcroft - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 115731 - Flying Officer - Air Gunner - Ian Crawford Burns - RAFVR - DFM - Age 22 - KIA 1033931 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Sefton Stafford - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

O'DONOGHUE(†) - FRY(†) - CALLAGHAN(†) - WINN(†)
ASHCROFT(†) - BURNS(†) - STAFFORD(†)


Last update - 04 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T4763

Mosquito NF Mk.XIII - MM519 - ??-? - Capt. - J. F. Kinnery - ..:.. - IJsselmeer
Squadron 29 - 2nd December 1944 - Night Intruder to Lippstadt
1 KIA - 1 MIA



Mosquito NF Mk.XIII - MM519 - with Captain Kinnery missing from night intruder to Lippstadt
Crash - IJsselmeer - Southern Section

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Crew: Mosquito NF Mk.XIII - MM519 - ??-? - 2 Dec 1944 - Mission: Lippstadt
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102495V - Captain - Pilot - John Frederick Kinnery - SAAF - Age 26 - KIA

1652686 - 153439 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Derek Morgan - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
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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 - NM519 - ??-? - Kinnery
Loss Card - NM519 - ??-? - Kinnery - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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102495V - Captain - Pilot - John Frederick Kinnery - SAAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Orange Grove, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
- British Plot 1. Grave 47. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648078
Son of John F. Kinnery, and of Doris Kinnery, of Orange Grove, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Fred Kinnery was my dad's half brother
I still have some books that used to belong to him.
Johan Venter - 30 Dec 2013


IN MEMORY OF MY SON JACK.
EVER REMEMBERED BY MUM.
DOREEN. BROTHERS & ANTS

- Epigraph on Kinnery memorial -
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1652686 - 153439 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Derek Morgan - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- of Hereford, UK
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 208 - CWGC ref. 1077139
Son of Evan Dulais Morgan and Emilie Morgan, Hereford, UK
- . - . -



SGLO - T4763

MOSQUITO NF Mk.XIII - MM519 - ??-? - 02 Dec 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 1

102495V - Captain - Pilot - John Frederick Kinnery - SAAF - Age 26 - KIA 1652686 - 153439 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Derek Morgan - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA

- 1 KIA - 1 MIA -

KINNERY(†) - MORGAN(†)


Contact Kinnery is pending - 25 Mar 2014 - PATS

Last update - 04 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3425

Lancaster Mk.III - JB609 - PH-F - F/Sgt. - N. C. Bowker - 05:34 - Elspeet
Squadron 12 - 20th February 1944 - Operation Leipzig
7 KIA



Serial Range JA672 - JB748 This aircraft was one of a batch of 550 Lancasters
ordered from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) in late 1941 and delivered as Mk.III
from June to December 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed in early production,
with Merlin 28 or 38 engines in mid-production and with Merlin 38 engines
only in late production. JB609 was delivered to 12 Squadron 7 Nov 1943,
loaned to 626 Squadron and returned to 12 Squadron 18 Feb 1944
JB609 was one of two 12 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation
See: Lancaster Mk.III - ND410 - PH-Y - Crashed into water near Grevelingen (Zeeland) Holland
JB609 took part in the following Key Operations: Berlin 26/27 Nov 1943; Berlin 23/24Dec 1943;
Berlin 29/30 Dec 1943; No Key Ops whilst with 626 Sqdn. Leipzig 19/20 Feb 1944
Lancaster Mk.III - JB609 - PH-F was airborne - 23:23 - 19 Feb 1944 from Wickenby, UK
shot down by Ofw. Heinz Vinke: i.z.Arb. 11./NJG 1 - Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.142
and crashed - 05:34 - 20 Feb 1944 at Schaarweg, Elspeet (Gelderland), 15 km NW of Apeldoorn, Holland
all were buried between 21 and 25 Feb 1944 in Harderwijk General Cemetery
Of the 45 aircrew graves in this Cemetery, 43 are from Bomber Command

!!! - Discrepancy !!!
Previously given as 02:30 - shot down by Oblt. Hans-Heinz Augenstein, 7./NJG 1
but location doesn't match. Claim of Vinke fits 100% with location
!!! - Discrepancy !!!

Monument - Lancaster JB609 - unveiled 19 Apr 2008
Monument - Lancaster JB609 - unveiled 19 Apr 2008
- image via Eric van den Reek -

Emotional visit to father's war memorial

Monument - Lancaster JB609 - unveiled 19 Apr 2008 - photo by Dick Breedijk
A GWENT man unveiled a memorial to his Second World War victim father.

Brian Williams, 64, was given a new link to his dad following a letter published in the Argus last September.
It appealed for surviving relatives of the family to come forward.

Mr. Williams' father, Haydn George Williams, was one of seven men killed when a Lancaster bomber
was shot down close to the village of Elspeet on February 20 1944.
The memorial was unveiled on Saturday 19 Apr 2008 by Mr. Williams and his wife Pauline, 63,
and the ceremony was attended by hundreds of people.
Mr. Williams, a retired payroll officer who was just seven months old when his father was killed,
visited Holland for a week, going to schools to talk to children and taking part
in a special service at a nearby church.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info: southwalesargus.co.uk - 30 Apr 2008

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JB609 - PH-F - 20 Feb 1944 - Operation Leipzig
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1577716 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - N. C. Bowker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

1383128 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - A. I. Corlett - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA

1312589 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - H. G. Williams - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1737563 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - F. W. Burdett - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

1228595 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - E. Gedge - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

R/142029 - J/86759 - WO2 - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. May - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1153626 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - E. S. Goodridge - 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 - JB609 - PH-F - Bowker
Loss Card - JB609 - PH-F - Bowker - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1577716 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Norman Charles Bowker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Marston Green, Warwickshire, UK - British Plot 1. Grave 44. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648059
Son of Joseph and Doris May Bowker, of Marston Green, Warwickshire, UK

Flight Sergeant - Norman Charles Bowker
Flight Sergeant - Norman Charles Bowker
- courtesy Bobgee - via Jaap Vermeer - 8 Mar 2009

"Speaking of foreign wings here's an interesting pic of a RAF man wearing his RAF wings
and USAAF pilot wings. The reverse of the photo indicates his name F/Sgt. Norman Bowker
Many RAF/RCAF pilots trained at U.S. flying fields
I suspect that at completion of their training they were awarded both 'wings'
and that this picture was probably taken at that time
It's the only one I have seen of an RAF pilot wearing USAAF wings
I don't think the RAF authorized it"

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by Bobgee - Dec 11 2007, 09:53 AM - www.usmilitariaforum.com -


TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE WE LEAVE
IS NOT TO DIE

- Epigraph on Bowker memorial -
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1383128 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Arthur Ian Corlett - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
- of parish of Ballaugh, Isle of Man, UK - British Plot 1. Joint Grave 46-48. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648067
F/Sgt. Arthur Ian Corlett was from the parish of Ballaugh, Isle of Man, UK

Harderwijk - initial Joint Grave 46-48 - F/Sgt. Arthur Ian Corlett and Sgt. Haydn George Williams
F/Sgt. Arthur Ian Corlett and Sgt. Haydn George Williams
source: ???? - initial Joint Grave 46-48 - Harderwijk

Ballaugh Parish - War Memorial 1939-1945
Ballaugh Parish - War Memorial 1939-1945 - F/Sgt. Arthur Ian Corlett - RAF
Ballaugh Parish - War Memorial 1939-1945 - F/Sgt. Arthur Ian Corlett - RAF
source: David Radcliffe

His brother George lives near Regaby in the North of the IoM - info by:yusser - 17 Jan 2008
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1312589 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Haydn "Don" George Williams - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Varteg, Monmouthshire, UK - British Plot 1. Joint Grave 46-48. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648097
Son of Daniel and Mabel Irene Williams née Watkins, Garndiffaith, Monmouthshire, UK
Husband of Evelyn Williams née Jones, Varteg, Monmouthshire, UK
Father of Brian (.. Jul 1943) and Kay Williams (.. Nov 1944 - 1979 - Age ~35)

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1921 - Mr. Daniel Williams - Ms. Mabel Irene Watkins - district: Pontypool, Monmouthshire - 11a 380
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1922 - Haydn G. Williams - Mother's surname: Watkins - district: Pontypool, Monmouthshire - 11a 311

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Haydn G. Williams with Ms. Evelyn Jones
Registration district: Pontypool - County: Monmouthshire - Vol 11a Page 345
Birth .. Jul 1943 - Brian Williams - mother's surname: Jones - district: Pontypool - Vol 11a Page 185
Birth .. Nov 1944 - Kay Williams - mother's surname: Jones - district: Pontypool - Vol 11a Page 215

Note !!! - discrepancies - Williams, Hadyn/Haydn George - info PATS
Note !!! - discrepancies - Son of Danial/Daniel and Madge/Mabel Irene Williams - info PATS

Sgt. Haydn George Williams Sgt. Haydn George Williams Sgt. Haydn George Williams
Sgt. Haydn George Williams
- left photo via Hans de Ruiter - via Fred Vogels - 17 Oct 2013
- middle and right photo via www.elspeethistorie.nl - 17 Oct 2013

Sgt. Haydn George Williams Sgt. Haydn George Williams
Sgt. Haydn George Williams
via Dick Breedijk - 16 Nov 2016


DON, BELOVED HUSBAND OF EVELYN.
DADDY OF BRIAN AND KAY
HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

- Epigraph on Williams memorial -
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1737563 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frank William Burdett - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Leicester, UK - British Plot 1. Grave 40. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648061
Son of Mr. William Burdett and Mrs. Rose Amy Burdett, 17 Bassette St, Woodgate, Leicester, UK

Sgt. Frank William Burdett
Sgt. Frank William Burdett
- photo via Jaap Vermeer -
- lastingtribute.co.uk -

HEADER - LC - page 5
TERRIBLE NEWS - TELEGRAM
CLOSE BOND LOST LOVE PILGRIMAGE
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Leicestershire Chronicle - Remembrance Day - Page 5
via Dick Breedijk - 16 Nov 2016


HOLD HIM, DEAR LORD
NOW HE IS THINE
LOVE HIM AS WE DID
WITH THY LOVE DIVINE

- Epigraph on Burdett memorial -
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1228595 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Edward Gedge - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
born 1915 - of Erdington, Birmingham, UK - British Plot 1. Grave 42. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648071
Son of Edward Gedge and Dora Jane Gedge, 34 Leighton Road, Hove
Brother of 2nd Lt. George Augustus Gedge (199637)
Husband of Dorothy H. Gedge née Bailey, Erdington, Birmingham, UK
Chartered Accountant

Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1902 - Edward Gedge - Dora Jane Peters - district: Steyning, UK - Vol 2b Page 517
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Birth: 4th Qtr. 1908 - George Augustus Gedge - mother's surname: Peters - district: Steyning, UK - Vol 2b Page 236
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1915 - Edward Gedge - mother's surname: Peters - district: Steyning, UK - Vol 2b Page 395

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1943 - Mr. Edward Gedge - Ms. Dorothy H. Bailey - district: Birmingham - Vol 6d Page 506
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info via FreeBMD and Findmypast
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Shoreham College - Age 3-16
Pupil: 1928
In 1929 he gained a pass in Cambridge Junior Local
Military Details: Bomber Command records suggest that he was killed on the raid on Leipzig
in which 823 aircraft took part and in which 78 planes were lost
"This was the heaviest Bomber Command loss of the war so far"


THOUGH LOST TO SIGHT
IN MEMORY EVER DEAR.
YOUR LOVING WIFE DOROTHY

- Epigraph on Gedge memorial -
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R/142029 - J/86759 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James May - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Regina / Vancouver / Victoria - Canada - British Plot 1. Grave 50. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648081
born abt. 1923 - died 20 Feb 1944, Elspeet, The Netherlands - Age 21

RCAF Casualty Report #839 in 'Globe and Mail', 1944/03/25
Missing After Air Operations - May, James WO, Regina
No next of kin details there either
perhaps he was promoted after his death
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'Globe and Mail', 1944/11/08 - list #1034
Previously Missing - Now Officially Presumed Dead
May, James PO. Vancouver

So thats not entirely clear but... - info 'Globe and Mail' by Dennis Burke -

Source : 'They Shall Grow Not Old' (Allison) -
From Victoria, British Columbia. Age 21. His former NCO svcnr was R/142029
info by Henk Welting -
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1153626 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Eric Sidney Goodridge - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, UK - British Plot 1. Grave 54. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648072
born 2nd Qtr. 1920, district Wilton, Wiltshire, UK - died 20 Feb 1944, Elspeet, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of the late Mr. Sydney Goodridge and Mrs. Bessie Goodridge née Dimmer, of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, UK

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Sidney Goodridge with Ms. Bessie Dimmer - district: Wilton - Vol 5a Page 452
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Eric S. Goodridge - mother's surname: Dimmer - district: Wilton - Vol 5a Page 365
Death 1st Qtr. 1921 - Sydney Goodridge - Age 30 - district: Wilton - Vol 5a Page 219

Sgt. Eric Sidney Goodridge
Sgt. Eric Sidney Goodridge
- photo via Jaap Vermeer -
Discrepancy Age 23/24 - info PATS - 16 Nov 2016

Rahmenauftrag - Lancaster - Elspeet - 22 Feb 1944 Transportanmeldung - Lancaster - Elspeet - 05 Mar 1944
22 Feb 1944 - Rahmenauftrag . . . . . . . . . . . . Transportanmeldung - 05 Mar 1944
- images via Dick Breedijk - 13 Jul 2012


HIS MEMORY IS AS DEAR TO-DAY
AS ON THE DAY HE WENT AWAY

- Epigraph on Goodridge memorial -
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SGLO - T3425

LANCASTER Mk.III - JB609 - PH-F - 20 Feb 1944 - ELSPEET - CREW 7

1577716 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Norman Charles Bowker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1383128 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Arthur Ian Corlett - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA 1312589 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Hadyn George Williams - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1737563 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frank William Burdett - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
1228595 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Edward Gedge - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA R/142029 - J/86759 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James May - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1153626 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Eric Sidney Goodridge - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

BOWKER(†) - CORLETT(†) - WILLIAMS(†) - BURDETT(†)
GEDGE(†) - MAY(†) - GOODRIDGE(†)


Contact Williams is pending - 14 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 16 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T990

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1440 - LN-? - P/O. - T. Fairhurst - 01:07 - IJsselmeer
Squadron 99 - 10th April 1941 - Operation Vegesack
1 KIA - 5 MIA



Serial Range R1435 - R1474. 40 Wellington Mk.Ic part of a batch of
550 Wellington Mk.Ic/1v, built at Chester by Vickers. R1000-R1049; R1060-R1099;
R1135-R1184; R1210-R1254; R1265-R1299; R1320-R1349; R1365-R1414; R1435-R1474;
R1490-R1539; R1585-R1629; R1640-R1669; R1695-R1729; R1757-R1806 Mk.Ic
Delivered by Vickers (Chester) between Aug 1940 and May 1941
R1381-R1389 were tropicalised to FE Standard
Wellington Mk.Ic - R1440 - LN-? was one of two 99 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this night
in two separate operations. Other is Wellington R3199
Wellington Mk.Ic - R1440 - LN-? was airborne - 20:20 - 9 Apr 1941 from Waterbeach, UK
Sent NGZ signal on W/T at - 23:36 - , after which the bomber crashed in the IJsselmeer

Sgt. Brown is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery
his comrades (5) have no known graves

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1440 - LN-? - 10 Apr 1941 - Operation Vegesack
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85673 - P/O. - Pilot - T. Fairhurst - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA

988001 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - H. V. Wansbrough - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA

R/64120 - Sgt. - Navigator - H. L. Waldron - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA

974190 - Sgt. - Observer - W. R. Moore - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA

944123 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - C. W. Hall - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA

634099 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. W. Brown - RAF - Age .. - 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.

Crew positions need to be verified - 18 Jun 2013 - PATS

Loss Card - R1440 - LN-? - Fairhurst
Loss Card - R1440 - LN-? - Fairhurst - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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634099 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Gordon Wilfred Brown - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - British Plot 2. Grave 9. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648060
- . - . -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

85673 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Thomas Fairhurst - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- of Bispham, Lancashire, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 32 - CWGC ref. 1269787
Son of James and Alice Fairhurst, of Bispham, Lancashire, UK
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988001 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Howard Vivian Wansbrough - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of Collingham Bridge, Yorkshire, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 54 - CWGC ref. 1809595
Son of Archibald William and Margaret Ada Wansbrough,of Collingham Bridge, Yorkshire, UK
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R/64120 - Sergeant - Navigator - Wilbur Lloyd Waldron - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA
- of Brantford, Ontario, Canada - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 62 - CWGC ref. 1809436
born 31 Oct 1915, Kitchener, ON - died 10 Apr 1941, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 25
Son of Rev. William G. Waldron, and Mrs. Samantha Waldron, of Brantford, Ontario, Canada

R/64120 - Sergeant - Observer - Wilbur Lloyd Waldron - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA
Sgt. Wilbur Lloyd Waldron - RCAF
Virtual War Memorial for Brantford and the County of Brant
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Sgt. Wilbur Lloyd Waldron, R.C.A.F., was the eldest son of Mrs. Waldron and the late Rev. W. G. Waldron,
who was Minister of the Marlboro' Street United Church from 1940 until his death in 1944.
On April 9, 1941, Sgt. Waldron was reported missing after air operations to Emden, Germany.
Born at Kitchener in 1915, Sgt. Waldron was educated at Galt and Kincardine and,
prior to his enlistment in Hamilton on April, 22, 1940, was employed in Hepworth, Kincardine and Kitchener.
His R.C.A.F. training as an observer carried him to Toronto, Malton and Jarvis and he graduated
from the Trenton school going overseas in November, 1940.
source: brantford.library.on.ca
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974190 - Sergeant - Observer - William Robert Moore - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- of Wavertree, Lancashire, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 48 - CWGC ref. 1077107
Son of William Albert and Mary Moore, of Wavertree, Lancashire, UK
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944123 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles William Hall - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- of Shipley, Yorkshire, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 44 - CWGC ref. 1799111
Son of Charles William and Mary Ellen Hall, of Shipley, Yorkshire, UK
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SGLO - T990

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1440 - LN-? - 10 Apr 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6

85673 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Thomas Fairhurst - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 988001 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Howard Vivian Wansbrough - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA R/64120 - Sergeant - Navigator - Wilbur Lloyd Waldron - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA
974190 - Sergeant - Observer - William Robert Moore - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA 944123 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles William Hall - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 634099 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Gordon Wilfred Brown - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

- 1 KIA - 5 MIA -

FAIRHURST(†) - WANSBROUGH(†) - WALDRON(†)
MOORE(†) - HALL(†) - BROWN(†)


Last update - 04 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2229

Lancaster Mk.III - ED771 - PO-E - F/Lt. - R. A. Craigie - ?03:15/03:30? - Harderwijk
Squadron 467 (R.A.A.F.) - 1st May 1943 - Operation Essen
4 KIA - 3 POW



Serial Range ED303 - EE202 This aircraft was one of 620 Lancasters ordered
from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) in 1941 and built from Nov 1942 to Jun 1943 as 129 Mk.Is
and 491 Mk.IIIs, mixed up to ED782 and all as Mk.IIIs from ED783 onwards
The Mk.Is were initially fitted with Merlin 20 and Mk.IIIs with Merlin 28 engines

Lancaster Mk.III - ED771 - PO-E was airborne - 00:22 - 1 May 1943 from Bottesford, UK
Hit by Flak and crashed - 03:15 ( also 03:30 ) - at Kampweg, Harderwijk (Gelderland), Holland
where those killed are buried in the General Cemetery

F/Lt. R. A. Craigie was interned in Camp L3, POW No. 1261 with P/O. G. J. Phillips, POW No. 1276
Sgt. W. T. Fair in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1128
'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records F/O. R. H. Capron as F/O. R. A. H. Capton

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED771 - PO-E - 1 May 1943 - Operation Essen
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40210 - F/Lt. - Pilot - R. A. Craigie - RAF - Age 28 - POW

1239316 - 127066 - F/O. - Navigator - R. H. Capron - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA

1078045 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. H. Edwards - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

929876 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - W. T. Fair - RAF - Age 31 - POW

1600259 - 130512 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - G. J. Phillips - RAF - Age .. - POW

1520443 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. A. Proctor - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

1559144 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - T. D. Peat - 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.

Loss Card - ED771 - PO-E - Craigie
Loss Card - ED771 - PO-E - Craigie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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40210 - F/Lt. - Pilot - Rex Ayrton Craigie - RAF - Age 28 - POW
Rex Ayrton CRAIGIE - Service Number: 40210 - Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Date of birth: 29 Oct 1914, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Date of capture: 01 May 1943 - Place of capture: Harderwyk NETHERLANDS
Next of kin: CRAIGIE, C. H.
taken POW - interned in Camp L3, POW No. 1261
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1239316 - 127066 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Roderick Halliley Capron - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA
- of Oundle, Northamptonshire, UK - British Plot 2. Joint grave 31. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648064
Son of George Herbert and Edith Mirabelle Capron, of Oundle, Northamptonshire, UK
B.A. (Cantab.): Trinity College. County Councillor and Rural District Councillor


"WITH CHRIST;
WHICH IS FAR BETTER"
"SUB CRUCE SALUS"

- Epigraph on Capron memorial -
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1078045 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Harold Edwards - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Moston, Lancashire, UK - British Plot 2. Joint grave 33. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648068
Son of Maurice and Elizabeth Edwards, of Moston, Lancashire, UK


BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
OF ONE SO DEAR
ARE TREASURED STILL
WITH LOVE SINCERE

- Epigraph on Edwards memorial -
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929876 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William T. Fair - RAF - Age 31 - POW
taken POW - interned in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1128

It's William Thomas Fair - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 06 Jul 2013

AIR78-53-0-1 page 1408 - 929876 - William Thomas Fair
AIR78-53-0-1 - page 1408
929876 - William Thomas Fair - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 06 Jul 2013
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1600259 - 130512 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - Geoffrey John Phillips - RAF - Age .. - POW
taken POW - interned in Camp L3, POW No. 1276
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1520443 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Alston Proctor - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of Moston, Lancashire, UK - British Plot 2. Joint grave 31. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648089
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1559144 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Thomas Dunlop Peat - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Moston, Lancashire, UK - British Plot 2. Joint grave 33. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648088
Son of John Peat, and of Catherine Peat, of Paisley, Renfrewshire, UK


TILL GOD'S TOMORROW, TOM.
ALWAYS REMEMBERED
BY MA AND JACK

- Epigraph on Peat memorial -
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SGLO - T2229

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED771 - PO-E - 01 May 1943 - HARDERWIJK - CREW 7

40210 - F/Lt. - Pilot - Rex Ayrton Craigie - RAF - Age 28 - POW 1239316 - 127066 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Roderick Halliley Capron - RAFVR - Age 35 - KIA 1078045 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Harold Edwards - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 929876 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William Thomas Fair - RAF - Age 31 - POW
1600259 - 130512 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - Geoffrey John Phillips - RAF - Age .. - POW 1520443 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John Alston Proctor - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1559144 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Thomas Dunlop Peat - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 POW -

CRAIGIE - CAPRON(†) - EDWARDS(†) - FAIR
PHILLIPS - PROCTOR(†) - PEAT(†)


Last update - 04 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5356

Mosquito NF Mk.XXX - NT418 - F/O. - E. A. Oswald - ..:.. - IJsselmeer
Squadron 406 "Lynx" - 7th March 1945 - Night Intruder to Stade/Utersen
1 KIA - 1 MIA -



In July 1944 Mosquito Mk XXX's replace the Mark XII's and in September 1944 they moved to Colerne
to undertake training for intruder operations
Moving to Manston in late November 1944 , the intruder raids commenced in December 1944
allowing 23 air and 10 ground victories to be claimed during the last four months of the war
raising the unit's total victories in the air to 53 1/2
The Squadron used the code HU during this period
The Squadron was disbanded in England on 01 Sep 1945
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source: canadianwings.com

Up: 19:50, RAF Station Manston, Kent, UK
Mosquito NF30 - NT418 - with Flying Officer Oswald missing from night intruder to Stade/Utersen
Crash - IJsselmeer - Southern Section

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Crew: Mosquito Mk.XXX - NT418 - ?PO-E? or HU-? - 07 Mar 1945 - Mission: Stade/Utersen
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J/87419 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Elmer Adrian Oswald - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

J/93442 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Kenneth Bradley Hicks - RCAF - Age ~26 - 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 - NT418 - ?PO-E? or HU-? - Oswald
Loss Card - NT418 - ?PO-E? or HU-? - Oswald - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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J/87419 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Elmer Adrian Oswald - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Heriot Bay, British Columbia, Canada
- British Plot 1. Grave 49. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648085
born 8 Nov 1921, Rock Bay, BC - died 7 Mar 1945, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Olaf/Olof Hilmer Oswald and Beda Oswald née Larson, of Heriot Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Address on Enrollment: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Racial Origin: Canadian Citizen, Swedish parents - Marital Status: Single - Trade: Fisherman
Enlistment: 30 Mar 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Olaf Oswald (father) - died 1954, Beda Oswald (mother) - died 1979
Eiva A. Noble (née Oswald) (sister) - born 03 Dec 1911 - died 08 Jan 2012 - Age 100


"GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"
REST IN GOD
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

- Epigraph on Oswald memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

J/93442 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Kenneth Bradley Hicks - RCAF - Age ~26 - MIA
- of Plato, Saskatchewan, Canada
- Panel 280 - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK - CWGC ref. 1800053
born 1919 - died 7 Mar 1945, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age ~26
Son of Arthur H. Hicks and Lucie Constance Dora Hicks, of Plato, Saskatchewan, Canada

Hicks Island, SK - Honouring - HICKS, KENNETH B. - Rank: RCAF PO - Hometown: PLATO
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Discrepancy: !!! OSWALD - Age 23 (birth 8 Nov 1921) - CWGC gives Age 26 !!! - info 29 Jan 2012 - PATS
Discrepancy: !!! HICKS - C93442 and J/93442 !!! - info 27 Jun 2013 - PATS
Discrepancy: !!! Code PO-E or HU-? !!! - info 27 Jun 2013 - PATS



SGLO - T5356

MOSQUITO NF MK.XXX - NT418 - ?PO-E? or HU-? - 07 Mar 1945 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 2

J/87419 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Elmer Adrian Oswald - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA J/93442 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Kenneth Bradley Hicks - RCAF - Age ~26 - MIA

- 1 KIA - 1 MIA -

OSWALD(†) - HICKS(†)


Last update - 04 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1842

Stirling Mk.I - BF353 - LS-E - P/O. - L. W. O'Hara - ..:.. - IJsselmeer
Squadron 15 - 16th September 1942 - Operation Essen
4 KIA - 3 MIA



Serial range BF309 - BF358. 50 Stirling Mk.I.
Part of a batch of 200 Short S.29 Stirling Mk.I/III/IV. BF309- BF358; BF372-BF416;
BF434-BF454 (116) Mk.I; BF455-BF483; BF500- BF534; BF561-BF580 (84) Mk.III;
BF464; Bf468; BF532; Bf575; BF580 were converted to Mk.IV.
Delivered by Short & Harland between Jun 1942 and Oct 1942.
Contract No.774677/38. Delivered to No.15 Sqdn 2 Sep 1942.
BF353 was one of two 15 Sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation
Other was Stirling - R9318

Stirling Mk.I - BF353 - LS-E was airborne - 20:25 - 16 Sep 1942 from Bourn, UK
Cause of loss not established. Crashed in the IJsselmeer, 10 km NW of Harderwijk
The area where the Stirling fell is now Oostelijk-Flevoland an area of reclaimed land

Three are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
Sgt. Evans is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery
while the other are buried in Amsterdam's New Eastern Cemetery
Sgt. Orr was a South African from Pietermaritzburg
In 1938 he was awarded the Emma Smith Scholarship (Natal) for Art

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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - BF353 - LS-E - 16 Sep 1942 - Operation Essen
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112290 - P/O. - Pilot - L. W. O'Hara - RAFVR - Age 24 - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 71 - MIA

655837 - Sgt. - Observer - R. J. Mumford - RAFVR - Age 26 - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 90 - MIA

1286192 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. E. Evans - RAFVR - Age 22 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - KIA

528664 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - L. Cowen - RAFVR - Age .. - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - KIA

1332202 - Sgt. - Air Observer - T. C. F. Orr - RAFVR - Age 28 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - KIA

985822 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - K. Forster - RAFVR - Age 24 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - KIA

R/84435 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - W. E. Johnson - RCAF - Age 29 - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 104 - MIA
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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 - BF353 - LS-E - O'Hara
Loss Card - BF353 - LS-E - O'Hara - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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1286192 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Robert Edwin Evans - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of North Finchley, Middlesex, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 17. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648069
Son of Edward James Evans and Ada Lavina Evans, of North Finchley, Middlesex, UK


JUDGE NOT GRIEF
BY THE WAY IT APPEARS
FOR THERE'S MANY A HEART
BURSTING WITH TEARS

- Epigraph on Evans memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

112290 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Leonard William O'Hara - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 71 - CWGC ref. 1803569
Additional information: Native of U.S.A.
Son of Leonard and Katherine O'Hara, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
address: 1921 Logan Ave, Lee Twp, Polk Co., IA - info US Census 8 Apr 1930

P/O. - Leonard William O'Hara - RAFVR
P/O. - Leonard William O'Hara - RAFVR
courtesy Tom Lowe (grand nephew) - 22 May 2011

info US Census 8 Apr 1930 - Lee Township, Des Moines City - Ward 8, Polk Co., Iowa
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Leonard O'Hara (Head M-52) abt. 1878, IA - occupation: Barber
Katherine (Wife F-44) abt. 1886, IA
Harriett O'Hara (daughter F-17) born 1912, IA
Katherine O'Hara (daughter F-16) abt. 1914, IA
Leonard O'Hara (son M-11) abt. 1919, IA
Grace Friel (mother F-67) abt. 1863, OH
Louis O'Hara (brother M-53) abt. 1877, IA - occupation: Laborer - Repair
Katherine Friel (lodger - relative F-19) abt. 1911, IA - occupation: Stenographer - Dairy
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Contact with Tom Lowe (grand nephew) - 21 May 2011
www.findingleonard.com

Katherine "Kathryn" O'Hara (sister) was visiting the crash location in 2006 at the age of 92
See this small documentary "Flying for Freedom" of Omroep Flevoland:
Visit Kathryn O'Hara (sister) - 92y - 2006
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655837 - Sergeant - Observer - Ronald John Mumford - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA
- of Louth, Lincolnshire, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 90 - CWGC ref. 1077390
born 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Ronald J. Mumford - mother's surname: Morley - district: Peterborough, Lincolnshire Co., UK
Son of Percy Sterndale Mumford and Ada Mumford née Morley, of Louth, Lincolnshire, UK
Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Mr. Percy Sterndale Mumford and Ms. Ada Morley - district: Peterborough, Lincolnshire Co., UK
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R/84435 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - William Ernest Johnson - RCAF - Age 29 - MIA
- of Galt, Ontario, Canada - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 104 - CWGC ref. 1802175
born 13 Jan 1913 - died 16 Sep 1942, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 29
Son of Henry H. and Alice E. Johnson, of Galt, Ontario, Canada
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- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

528664 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Leon Cowen - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of Sheffield, UK - Plot 69. Row D. Joint Grave 9. - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619554
Son of Mark and Beatrice Cowen, of Sheffield, UK
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1332202 - Sergeant - Air Observer - Thomas Clarence Field Orr - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
- of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa - Plot 69. Row D. Joint Grave 8. - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619658
Son of Thomas George and Eva Beryl Orr, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Awarded Emma Smith Scholarship (Natal) in Art, 1938


HE RESTS IN PEACE
IN MEMORY EVER DEAR
MUM, DAD
EILEEN, DUDLEY AND GOGO

- Epigraph on Orr memorial -
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985822 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Kenneth Forster - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- of Pontefract, Yorkshire, UK - Plot 69. Row D. Joint Grave 7. - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619576
Son of Harold Cawthorne Forster and Olive Forster, of Pontefract, Yorkshire, UK


HE GAVE HIS ALL

- Epigraph on Foster memorial -
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SGLO - T1842

STIRLING Mk.I BF353 - LS-E - 16 Sep 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

112290 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Leonard William O'Hara - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA 655837 - Sergeant - Observer - Ronald John Mumford - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA 1286192 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Robert Edwin Evans - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 528664 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Leon Cowen - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
1332202 - Sergeant - Air Observer - Thomas Clarence Field Orr - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA 985822 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Kenneth Forster - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA R/84435 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - William Ernest Johnson - RCAF - Age 29 - MIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

O'HARA(†) - MUMFORD(†) - EVANS(†) - COWEN(†)
ORR(†) - FORSTER(†) - JOHNSON(†)


Contact O'Hara is pending - 21 May 2011 - PATS

Last update - 04 Sep 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2601

Lancaster Mk.I - W4367 - ZN-? - P/O. - P. J. Page - 01:06 - 20 km NW of Harderwijk
Squadron 106 - 26th June 1943 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
5 KIA - 2 MIA



Serial Range W4102 - W4700 This aircraft was one of 450 Manchesters ordered
from A. V. Roe (Chadderton) Jan 1940, of which 207 were built as Lancaster Mk.Is,
delivered from Jul 1942 to Nov 1942 initially fitted with Merlin 20 engines
W4367 was initially delivered to 50 Sqdn 22 Nov 1942, joining No.106 Sqdn 28 Jan 1943
W4367 took part in the following Key Operations: With No.50 Sqdn as VN-?, Turin 28/29 Nov 1942;
Gardening Nectarine 6/7Dec42; Gardening Nectarine 14/15 Dec 1942;
Munich 21/22 Dec 1942; Gardening Deodar 29/30 Dec 1942; Essen 11/12 Jan 1943;
Berlin 17/18 Jan 1943-aborted;
With No.106 Sqdn as ZN-?, Hamburg 30/31 Jan 1943-aborted;
Lorient 13/14 Feb 1943; St.Nazaire 28 Feb/1 Mar 1943;
Berlin 29/30 Mar 1943-aborted; Dortmund 23/24 May 1943-aborted;
Düsseldorf 25/26 May 1943; Bochum 12/13 Jun 1943; Oberhausen 14/15 Jun 1943;
Gelsenkirchen 25/26 Jun 1943-Lost
When lost this aircraft had a total of 328.20 hours W4367 was one of four
106 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation
Other Lancasters are - ED528; R5572; W4256

Lancaster Mk.I - W4367 - ZN-? was airborne - 22:45 - 25 Jun 1943 from Syerston, UK
Presumed crashed in the sea off the coast of Holland
Crashed - 01:06 - into the IJsselmeer 26 Jun 1943. Recovered 3 Jul 1943 - info via Henk Welting
Four are buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery
Sgt. MacMillan in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
while both air Gunners are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

F/Sgt. Pass, whose DFM was Gazetted 18 May 1943, had previously served with No. 49 Sqdn.

Claimed around 01:00 by night-fighter Oblt. August Geiger - 7./NJG 1
On 29 Sep 1943 he was shotdown by British fighters over Zuiderzee, Holland
August Geiger - born 6 May 1920, Überlingen, Germany – died 29 Sep 1943, Zuiderzee, Holland - Age 23

After a 2nd review it seems that Oblt. Hans Leickhardt was responsible for this and not Oblt. Geiger
26 Jun 1943 - Oblt. Hans Leickhardt - 11./NJG 1 - Lancaster - £ FM 73: 4.000 m [Kampen] - 01.06 - Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr. 294

Crash location of Lancaster Mk.I - W4367 - ZN-?: 52°31'15.62"N 5°41'55.71"E
memorial pole unveiled on 29 Apr 2011 - Eskimolaan, Dronten

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4367 - ZN-? - 26 Jun 1943 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
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143377 - P/O. - Pilot - P. J. Page - RAFVR - Age 22 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - KIA

1032799 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - J. Hancock - RAFVR - Age 31 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - KIA

990571 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. Pass - RAFVR - DFM - Age 27 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - KIA

576427 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - E. E. Tyler - RAF - Age 19 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - KIA

1366232 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. Macmillan - RAFVR - Age 32 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - KIA

1317697 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - H. E. Davies - RAFVR - Age 22 - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 136 - MIA

1251211 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - J. C. Welch - RAFVR - Age 22 - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 139 - MIA
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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 - W4367 - ZN-? - Page
Loss Card - W4367 - ZN-? - Page - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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143377 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Peter John Page - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Blaby, Leicestershire Co., UK - British Plot 2. Grave 16. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648086
Recovered from IJsselmeer on 03 Jul 1943
Son of Alfred and Lilian Page
husband of Joan Marjorie Glenn Page née Heaton, of Glen Hills, Blaby, Leicestershire Co., UK

Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Peter J. Page and Joan M. G. Heaton - district: Lutterworth, Leicestershire Co., UK
daughter Anthea born July 1943
Mrs. Joan Marjorie Glenn Page - born 3rd Qtr. 1916 - died 11 Jan 2009, Lutterworth - Age 92

Street-naming tribute to war hero - Friday 22 March 2002
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A STREET was officially opened in Lutterworth in memory of a former Lutterworth Grammar School
head boy who died while serving as a bomber pilot in the Second World War
Peter John Page died along with the crew of his Lancaster Bomber when he was just 22
in June 1943 when they failed to return from a raid on Gelsenkirchen
Peter spent his childhood in Gilmorton and was a member of 106 Squadron, based in Nottingham, during the war
His widow Joan Page opened the street, Page Close, on Friday in a ceremony attended
by Lutterworth and Harborough dignitaries
Eileen Derrick, who along with other Lutterworth district councillors was instrumental in getting the street
named after Pilot Officer Page, said: "It was a lovely occasion
"Joan Page unveiled a Union Jack at the Close to commemorate the opening"
Those who attended later went to the Swiftway Centre where Mrs Page presented her grandson
with a rare commemorative Lancaster watch, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Lancaster bombers
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143377 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Peter John Page - RAFVR - 1941 143377 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Peter John Page - RAFVR - 1942 Wedding - Peter John Page and Joan Margery Glenn Heaton - 27 Jun 1942
. . . 1941 . . . . . Pilot Officer - Peter John Page - RAFVR . . . . . 1942 . . . . . . . . . . Wedding 27 Jun 1942 . . .
- source: Anthea Heaton Pearce née Page (daughter) - via Jasmine Pearce and Don Pearce - 19 Feb 2012 -

Pilot Office Peter John Page was born 26th September 1940 in Dollis Hill, just outside London
Raised by his aunt Lilian Page (née Hunt and Fred Page, adopted at the age of 16)
He attended Lutterworth Grammar School and was captain of the rugby and cricket teams,
excelled at maths and became head boy
He left school to go into the Civil Service and went to work in the Admiralty in London
When the Second World War began in August 1940 he enlisted as a volunteer into the RAF much against
his families wishes. He was in a reserved occupation and needn’t have gone to War
He was the first intake of 500 recruits to go to Riddle Aeronautical Institute Carlstom Field, Arcadia, Tampa, Florida
for air crew training summer of 1941. He received his wings as a pilot on the day of Pearl Harbour December 7th 1941
He came back to Britain by ship and landed on the south coast and went to a distribution centre for three weeks
to be assigned to air base, RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, Lancaster Squadron
He was in the finest 106 Squadron with Wing Commander Guy Gibson PFC BAR as his commanding officer
and flew as assortment of planes, Halifax’s Wellingtons as well as Lancasters
On June 27th 1942 he married Joan Margery Glenn Heaton, whom he had known since school days
When the Dambusters raid was being planned in June 1943 Guy Gibson chose to bring together
a crack bomber squadron and train them for a secret mission
Peter was selected but due to Joan being pregnant he was not allowed to go
Therefore he remained with 106 Squadron
In June 25/26th 1943 Peter and crew flew to bomb Gelsenkirchen which they did successfully
Sadly on the way home as they crossed the German border into Holland they were shot down and landed
in the Zuiderzee. Peter and the whole crew drowned as they were unable to escape from the cockpit
Peter and 3 of his crew members Joe Pass, John Hancock and Eddie Taylor were washed up on the eastern side
and are buried in Harderwick cemetery
The other crewmen are buried in Amsterdam having been washed up on the western side
Joan received a telegram on her first wedding anniversary to say that Peter was missing in action presumed dead,
which at a later date was confirmed
Two weeks later their daughter Anthea Heaton Page was born on the 11th July 1943
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- info: Anthea Heaton Pearce née Page (daughter) - via Jasmine Pearce (granddaughter) - 19 Feb 2012


A BELOVED SON,
HUSBAND AND FATHER
"LET NOT HIS NOBLE SACRIFICE
BE IN VAIN"

- Epigraph on Page memorial -
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1032799 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - James Hancock - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
- of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 18. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648073
Recovered from IJsselmeer on 03 Jul 1943
Son of James and Louisa Mary Hancock
husband of Mary Isabel Hancock, of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham, UK

1032799 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - James 'Hank' Hancock - RAFVR
1032799 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - James 'Hank' Hancock - RAFVR
source: Sunderlandecho


IN LOVING MEMORY
WE MEET IN MEMORY'S GARDEN
EVERY DAY
WIFE AND CHILDREN

- Epigraph on Hancock memorial -
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990571 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Joseph Pass - RAFVR - DFM - Age 27 - KIA
- of Ipswich, Suffolk, UK - British Plot 2. Grave 8. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648087
Recovered from IJsselmeer near Harderwijk on 05 Aug 1943 and buried on 07 Aug 1943, Harderwijk
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Pass; husband of Ruby May Pass née Tyrrell, Ipswich, Suffolk Co., UK
Father of David Pass
Awards: D F M

Decorated - Flight Sergeant - Joseph Pass - RAFVR - DFM
Decorated - Flight Sergeant - Joseph Pass - RAFVR - DFM
A SECOND WORLD WAR D.F.M. TO FLIGHT SERGEANT J. PASS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE, DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL, G.VI.R. (F./SGT., R.A.F.)
info: christies.com - Lot 942 / Sale 1229

Lot Notes:
Sold with the recipient's original Flying Log Book, covering the period February 1941 to his death
in action in June 1943, and a selection of wartime photographs depicting his D.F.M. Investiture at R.A.F. Syerston.
D.F.M. London Gazette 18.5.1943. Recommendation states 'This N.C.O. has completed 19 operational sorties
and 113 hours flying as a Wireless Operator in the Squadron Commander's crew. He has participated
in two daylight attacks on Le Creusot and Osnabruck and his work, both in the air and on the ground,
has been of the highest order. He alone, being responsible for the efficiency of his equipment,
has maintained it at the high pitch that is necessary, and in the air he has been of the greatest
assistance to the Navigator. On one occasion when serious compass trouble could have caused the abandonment
of a sortie to Italy, by wireless aids alone he enabled the Navigator to ascertain his position
and carry on accurately to the target and back to his country. His cheerful disposition and willingness
to assist his crew in every way have been a source of constant inspiration
and I most strongly recommend him for the award of the D.F.M.'

Flight Sergeant Joseph Pass, D.F.M., was decorated for services in Lancasters
of No. 49 Squadron between August 1942 and March 1943, when he completed just over 20 sorties
as the Wireless Operator in Wing Commander Slee's crew. In addition to the above mentioned daylight raids,
his targets included Berlin, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremburg and Stuttgart.
Transferred to No. 106 Squadron in May 1943, he went on to complete another eight sorties prior
to being killed in action on a raid to Gelsenkirchen on 26 Jun 1943
Lancaster W4367: 'Nothing was heard from this aircraft after take-off - MISSING'
(P.R.O. AIR27/833 refers). Aged 27 years, Pass was buried at Harderwijk General Cemetery, Holland

Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Joseph P. Pass and Ruby M. Tyrrell - district: Ploughley, Oxfordshire Co., UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1943 - Joseph D. Pass - mother's surname: Tyrrell - district: Ipswich, Suffolk Co., UK


TOO DEARLY LOVED
EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN
RUBY AND DAVID

- Epigraph on Pass memorial -
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576427 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward Ernest Tyler - RAF - Age 19 - KIA
- of UK - British Plot 2. Grave 7. - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648094
Recovered from IJsselmeer on 05 Jul 1943
Son of Edward H. Tyler and Gertrude E. Tyler née Ramplin(g)
Sibling: Robert W. Tyler (brother)
discrepancy Ramplin/Rampling - info PATS

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1923 - Mr. Edward H. Tyler and Ms. Gertrude E. Rampling - district: Tendring, Essex Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Edward E. Tyler - mother's surname: Ramplin - district: Lexden, Essex Co., UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1927 - Robert W. Tyler - mother's surname: Rampling - district: Colchester, Essex Co., UK

Auction 2009 - Lockdale Coins Ltd, Ipswich, Suffolk Co., UK
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Medals/Militaria: WW2 group in named Air Ministry box of issue,
No medal slip, 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal, box
named 'Mrs. G. E. Tyler, Yew Tree Inn, St Horkesley, Colchester, Essex'
Research by the cataloguer shows that this is
576427 Sgt. Edward Ernest Tyler 106 Sqdn RAF Killed In Action 25 June 1943
and buried Harderwijk General Cemetery
He is also listed on a Memorial at Gt Horkesley. EF (3)

All Saints Great Horkesley Monumental Inscription
Granite cross on double plinth with kerbstone and chippings
In loving memory of / Edward Ernest Tyler / Killed in action 25 June 1943 / Aged 19 years
Also of his father / Edward Henry Tyler / died 02 Jun 1945 / Aged 49 years
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- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

1366232 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Macmillan - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA
- of West Coaltown, Markinch, Fife, UK - Plot 69. Row B. Coll. grave 13. - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619637
Washed ashore near Schellingwoude on 08 Jul 1943 and buried on 12 Jul 1943, Amsterdam
Son of Robert Hugh and Helen Graham Macmillan, of West Coaltown, Markinch, Fife, UK
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1317697 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Hiram Edwin Davies - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of Machen, Monmouthshire, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 136 - CWGC ref. 231889
born 05 Dec 1920, Cardiff - died 26 Jun 1943 - Age 22
Son of Edwin and Alice Mary Davies née Lewis, Machen, Monmouthshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Hiram E. Davies - mother's surname: Lewis - district: Cardiff, Monmouthshire Co., UK
Sibling: Mrs. Graham née Davies (sister)

1317697 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Hiram Edwin Davies - RAFVR
1317697 - Flight Sergeant - Hiram Edwin Davies - RAFVR
image via Neil & Annie MacSorley - 22 Jul 2014
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