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#601 spidge

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:21 AM

On this day there were 140 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAAF 19

RCAF 27

RIAF

RNZAF 1

SAAF 1

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF


RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

413735 Flight Sergeant CASWELL, Harry Cosgreave

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/7/516 Micro Film No 463 OAFH,
Commonwealth War Graves records W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses
of the Second World War, Page 252, Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Halifax
Serial number: MZ 604
Radio call sign: MP – W
Unit: ATTD 76 SQN RAF

Summary:

Halifax MZ604 took off from RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor at 2231 hours on the night
of 2/3rd June 1944, detailed to bomb the railway yards at Trappes, France. Nothing was
heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RAF PO L J R Smith, Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt A Y Ferguson, (Flight Engineer)
RAF Flt Sgt T R Hood, (Navigator) (POW)
RAAF 413735 Flt Sgt H G Caswell, (Air Bomber)
RAF Sgt J Thompson, (Wireless Operator Air)
RAF Sgt O A Teasdale, (Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt C Lowrie, (Air Gunner)

MZ604 crashed at Longvilliers which is 25 miles south of Paris. Six of the crew were
killed and Flt Sgt Hood was a POW.
The six crew members are buried in the Bretigny-sur-Orge Communal Cemetery,
Locality Essonne, France. Bretigny-sur-Orge is a small town in the Department of
Essonne, 36kms south from the centre of Paris.

Flt Sgt Hood later reported “After leaving the target we were badly shot up by a night
fighter. Caswell was unhurt in this attack as he helped me put on my chute and was seen
fitting on his own chute. I was endeavouring to quelch a fire in the WOP’s cabin when
the aircraft went into a dive and I lost consciousness. When I recovered I was at about
3000 feet and pulled the ripcord. I saw the aircraft burning on the ground. I was told by
the Germans that 6 bodies had been recovered.”




In Memory of
Pilot Officer Pilot
Leonard James Richard Smith
176021, 76 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 03 June 1944 Age 24
Son of Frank Lawrence Smith and Agnes Maud Smith, of Ipoh, Perak, Malaya.
Remembered with Honour
Bretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Flt. Engr.
Alexander Young Ferguson
1818698, 76 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 03 June 1944 Age 28
Husband of Christina Ferguson, of Northfield, Birmingham.
Remembered with Honour
Bretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Harry Cosgreave Caswell
413735, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 03 June 1944 Age 28
Son of Arthur Thomas Caswell and Ethel Gertrude Caig Caswell, of Brewarrina, New South Wales,
Australia.

Remembered with Honour
Bretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant W. Op. [Air]
John Thompson
1453762, 76 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 03 June 1944 Age 20
Son of John William and Doris Thompson, of Asselby, Yorkshire.
Remembered with Honour
Bretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Air Gnr.
Owen Arkle Teasdale
1777400, 76 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 03 June 1944 Age 21
Son of Joseph and Margaret Teasdale, of Bedlington, Northumberland.
Remembered with Honour
Bretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Air Gnr.
Campbell Lowrie
1056079, 76 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 03 June 1944 Age 32
Son of John and Jessie C. Lowrie, of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.
Remembered with Honour
Bretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

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On this day there were 37Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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22

RAAF 3

RCAF 3

RIAF 3

RNZAF

SAAF 6

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

From: 3 Squadron RAAF - Killed in Action

Flight Sergeant John Malcolm Craig RAAF


service number 410309, is buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy. Plot XVII, row F, grave 3. Age 20. Son of John Frederick and Margaret Kerr Craig, of Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia.

On 4/6/44 at 0600 six aircraft led by Squadron Leader Rex Bayly in FX667 took off from San Angelo on an armed recce of the Guarcino-Subiaco-Arsoll-Avezzano. They set course for Sora, gaining height to 9,000 feet at Alatri. Forty vehicles were reported on the road between Subiaco and Agosta but only a few vehicles were found at G 2175 which were bombed by the leader and his No.2, Flight Sergeant Craig, scoring a direct hit on the road. But intense accurate light flak was experienced and John Craig's Curtiss Kittyhawk lV FX528 was hit by the flak. He did not pull up after his bomb dive. Flattening out, losing height and crashing at G 1777, the aircraft exploded on impact.

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

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On this day there were 42 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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27

RAAF 5

RCAF 3

RIAF

RNZAF 4

SAAF 1

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF 2

WAAAF

RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE
SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH
NO KNOWN GRAVE.

416998 Warrant Officer PUGH, John Halstead


Source:

NAA : A705, 166/33/174
Aircraft Type: Typhoon
Serial number: MN 456
Radio call sign:
Unit: 175 Sqn RAF

Summary:

Typhoon MN 456 of 175 Sqn RAF flown by WO Pugh at 0845 hours on 5 June 1044
when returning from an operational sortie on a target west of Cherbourg Harbour, France, Pugh
reported that his engine had cut out and efforts to pick it up were of no avail. Losing
height he baled out at 3000 feet about 15 miles north of Cherbourg Harbour. The
parachute drifted and he struck the water south east of a patch of oil caused by the aircraft
crash.
The seven accompanying aircraft of the squadron orbited the spot. The sea was very
rough and the pilot and chute were lost sight of soon after he entered the water. The pilot
was still attached to the chute once he hit the water. No dinghy was seen. The squadron
remained over the spot for some time, several maydays and fixes were obtained, and the
last aircraft left the scene after 20 minutes. Another Squadron of Typhoons stayed over
the spot until 1330 hours when the search was called off with no trace of the missing pilot
being seen. There was no evidence that the aircraft had been hit by flak.

Crew:

RAAF 416998 WO Pugh, J H (Pilot)


In Memory of
Warrant Officer
John Halstead Pugh
416998, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 05 June 1944 Age 24
Son of Angelo Victor and Millicent May Pugh, of Murray Bridge, South Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

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On this day there were 173 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
136

RAAF 12

RCAF 22

RIAF

RNZAF 3

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

423076 Flight Sergeant BURGESS, Malcolm Robert

422326 Pilot Officer WARD, Roland Gilbert


Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/6/565 Commonwealth War Graves records
W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 255,
Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: ND 874
Radio call sign: VN – R
Unit: ATTD 50 SQN RAF

Summary:

Lancaster ND87 took off from RAF Skellingthorpe at 0251 hours on the night of 5/6th
June 1944 detailed to bomb coastal battery defences at St Pierre Du Mont, France. .
Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RAAF 422326 PO Ward, R G Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt D P Mangan, (Flight Engineer)
RAF Sgt K O Smith, (Navigator)
RAF Flt Sgt R Haine, (Air Bomber)
RAF Flt Sgt G F Livingstone (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt S K Reading, (Mid Upper Gunner) (Evaded)
RAAF 423076 Flt Sgt M R Burgess, (Rear Gunner)

All the crew were killed with the exception of Sgt Reading who evaded capture and
returned safe to UK.

PO Ward, Flt Sgt Haine and Flt Sgt Burgess are buried in the Bayeux War Cemetery,
Locality Calvados, France. The town of Bayeux in Normandy is 24kms north west of
Caen.

Sgt’s Mangan, Smith and Flt Sgt Livingstone have no known grave and their names are
commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing, Runnymede, Surrey, UK.

In a later report Sgt Reading stated “the aircraft was shot down over the target by light
flak. The abandon order was given. I landed south of the target. I have no information re
the others. I was injured and taken prisoner by the Germans, and sent to hospital for
treatment. The hospital was evacuated and we were taken to Gaumont to find that the
Germans had also evacuated the town. After an argument with the guards the British and
American prisoners went their own way. The French hid us in the town until it was
captured by the Americans.”

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In Memory of
Pilot Officer
Roland Gilbert Ward
422326, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 06 June 1944 Age 28
Son of George Gilbert and Nellie May Ward, of Coogee, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant
Denis Patrick Mangan
1814477, 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 06 June 1944 Age 19
Son of Patrick and Eva Mangan, of Winkfield, Berkshire.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Sergeant
Kenneth Oliver Smith
1802485, 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 06 June 1944 Age 21
Son of William John and Alice Smith, of Highgate, Middlesex; husband of Megan Smith.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Richard Haine
925316, 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 06 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Philip and Gladys Maud Haine, of Compton, Berkshire.
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
George Frederick Livingstone
1349096, 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 06 June 1944 Age 34
Son of Elizabeth H. H. Livingstone, of Dunston-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Malcolm Robert Burgess
423076, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 06 June 1944 Age 21
Son of Dr. Charles Leslie Burgess and Dulcie Marcelle Burgess, of Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

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On this day there were 197 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
134

RAAF 26

RCAF 32

RIAF 2

RNZAF 3

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

404468 Flight Sergeant POYZER, Arthur Wallace (DFM)

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/33/177 Micro Film No 463 OAFH
Commonwealth War Graves records, W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses
of the Second World War, Page 260, Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: ND 467
Radio call sign: OL –B
Unit: ATTD 83 SQN RAF

Summary:

Lancaster ND467 took off from RAF Coningsby at 0050 hours on the night of 6/7th June
1944, detailed to bomb communications at Caen, France.. Nothing was heard from the
aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RNZAF FO Kennedy, G M Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt N G Whitley, (Flight Engineer)
USAAF 1st Lieut Van Horn C J (Navigator)
RAF PO Turner, O J (Air Bomber)
RAF WO P J Lynes, DFM (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAAF 404468 Flt Sgt A W Poyzer, DFM (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAAF 418384 Flt Sgt C George, (Rear Gunner) (Evaded)

Six of the crew were killed and Flt Sgt George evaded capture. He later reported “ I was
the first to bale out and I do not think the others had time to escape before the crash.”

Those killed are buried in the Banneville la Campagne War Cemetery, Locality Calvados,
France. Banneville la Campagne is a village 10kms east of Caen, France.

Citation :

The Citation for the award of DFM to Flt Sgt Poyzer is as follows :
“This NCO has completed a total of 58 operational sorties against the enemy, 13 of which
have been with the Pathfinder Force. In addition to operating in the Middle East, Flt Sgt
Poyzer has also operated against the majority of the enemy’s major targets in Europe.
Throughout these operations, he has displayed a high standard of courage in the face of
the heaviest enemy opposition. His skill and ability as a gunner and his untiring vigilance
in the air are worthy of the highest praise and he has set an excellent example for others
to follow. He is strongly recommended for the non-immediate award of the DFM. 20th
May 1944 (award w.e.f 6th June 1944)

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In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant Pilot
George Mervyn Kennedy

415328, 83 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal New Zealand Air Force
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 23
Son of James Albert and Minnie Violet Kennedy, of Auckland, New Zealand.
Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Sergeant Flt. Engr.
Norman George Whitley

1803326, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Wilfred George and Esther Whitley, of Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Pilot Officer Air Bomber
Oswald John Turner

176475, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Oswald Thomas Turner and Pardyberg Florence Turner; husband of Lilian Violet Turner, of
Mitcham, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Warrant Officer W. Op.
Peter John Lynes
D F M

1262223, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Henry Francis and Violet Cameron Lynes, of Kennington, London.
Remembered with Honour

Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Flight Sergeant
Arthur Wallace Poyzer
D F M

401468, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 29
Son of Arthur and Edith Annie Poyzer, of Kimber, South Australia.

Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

Edited by spidge, 06 June 2012 - 10:56 AM.

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:00 PM

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On this day there were 256 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
153

RAAF 35

RCAF 55

RIAF 1

RNZAF 12

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

426507 Flight Sergeant BAKER, Louis Michael Gabriel

Source:


AWM 237 (65) A9301 Barcode 5542959 Micro Film No 463 OAFH
Commonwealth War Graves records W R Chprley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of
the Second World War, Page 266, Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: DV 367
Radio call sign: AS – T
Unit: ATTD 166 SQN RAF

Summary:

Lancaster DV367 took off from RACF Kirmington at 2359 hours on the night of 7/8th
June 1944, detailed to bomb railway facilities at Versailles, France. Nothing was heard
from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RCAF Flt Lt Powdrill, R DFC Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt H E W Simpson, DFM (Flight Engineer)
RAF Flt Sgt T W Hill, DFM (Navigator)
RAF Flt Sgt R Osborne, DFM (Air Bomber)
RAF Flt Sgt L Wright, DFM (Wireless Air Gunner)
RCAF Sgt G L Nordbye, DFM (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAAF 426507 Flt Sgt L M G Baker, DFM (Rear Gunner)

The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed near St-Cyr-l’Ecole (Yvelines).
All the crew were killed and they are buried in the Clichy Northern Cemetery, France.
Clichy is a town on the northern boundary of Paris.

Citation :

The citation for the DFM awarded to Flt Sgt Baker is as follows:
“ Throughout his tour Flt Sgt baker has set a fine example of courage and devotion to
duty, and has displayed fearless in the face of the enemy. His cool manner and alertness
under fire have been worthy of the highest praise. This airman has participated in many
attacks as Rear Gunner against a variety of targets, including seven attacks against
Berlin.”

All the DFM’s for those above were gazetted in the London Gazette of 25th January 1946.

Attached File  Baker_LMG (DFM) [1600x1200].JPG   238.4K   4 downloads.JPG]
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In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant Pilot
Ross Powdrill
D F C

J/19169, 166 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force
who died on 08 June 1944
No NOK Listed
Remembered with Honour
Clichy Northern Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Flt. Engr.
Henry Evan Wade Simpson
D F M

1806333, 166 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 08 June 1944 Age 21
Son of Henry Wade Simpson and Lilian M. Simpson, of Bromley, Kent.
Remembered with Honour
Clichy Northern Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant Nav.
Thomas William Hill
D F M

1040830, 166 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 08 June 1944 Age 33
Son of Thomas James Willie and Jessie Alice Hill; husband of Edna Hill, of Flixton, Lancashire.
Remembered with Honour
Clichy Northern Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant Air Bomber
Roderick Osborne
D F M

1577092, 166 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 08 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Ryle Samuel and Elizabeth Mary Osborne, of Erdington, Birmingham.
Remembered with Honour
Clichy Northern Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant W.Op. [Air]
Leslie Wright
D F M

1430225, 166 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 08 June 1944 Age 23
Son of Herbert and Hannah Wright, of Crookes, Sheffield.
Remembered with Honour
Clichy Northern Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant Air Gnr.
Gordon Leo Nordbye
D F M

R/149600, 166 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force
who died on 08 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Clarence Nordbye, and of Beulah Mae Nordbye, of Silverton, British Columbia, Canada.
Remembered with Honour
Clichy Northern Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Louis Michael Gabriel Baker
D F M

426507, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 08 June 1944 Age 28
Son of Patrick Albert and Catherine Therese Baker, husband of Ruth Marie Baker, of Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia.

Remembered with Honour
Clichy Northern Cemetery

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:01 PM

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On this day there were 112 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
73

RAAF 9

RCAF 20

RIAF

RNZAF 4

SAAF 2

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF 2

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)
1

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

404241 Flying Officer GALE, Kenneth William, DFC


Source:


AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/15/263 Commonwealth War Graves records
W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 268,
Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Mosquito
Serial number: DZ 353
Radio call sign: AZ – B
Unit: 627 Sqn RAF

Summary:

On the night of 8/9th June 1944, Mosquito DZ353 took off from RAF Woodhall Spa,
Lincolnshire, UK, detailed to bomb rail facilities at Rennes, France. The aircraft sent a
message which was picked up by another aircraft from the Squadron, which said the
aircraft had been hit and was on fire. DZ353 failed to return to base.

Crew:

RAF Flt Lt Steere, H DFC DFM Captain (Pilot)
RAAF 404241 FO Gale, K W DFC, (Navigator Bomb aimer)

The aircraft crashed between Orgeres (Ille-et-Vilaine) and St-Erblon, two village approx
7kms and 8kms respectively south of Rennes. Both the crew were killed and they are
buried in the St-Erblon Communal Cemetery, France. St-Erblon is a village and
commune 7kms south of Rennes on the road to Le Sel (D82) .These two Commonwealth
airmen are the only two WW2 fatalities to be buried there.

Flt Lt Steere was and ex Battle of Britain pilot who flew Spitfires with No 19 Sqn.

Citation :

The Citation for the DFC awarded to FO Gale then of 617 Sqn is as follows :
“FO Gale has accomplished numerous operations, the majority of which have been
accomplished in the Middle East and the remainder from Great Britain. Throughout his
operational career, this officer has maintained a fine reputation for determination in the
face of the enemy. The aircraft in which he was navigator has, on several occasions been
damaged by the enemy and shas subsequently been forced to make crash landings, but
these incidents have not arrested this officer’s determination to bring every operational
flight to a successful conclusion. (London Gazette 21/4/1944 P1838)

Flying Officer
Kenneth William Gale
D F C


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In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant Pilot
Harry Steere
D F C, D F M

46016, 627 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
who died on 09 June 1944 Age 30
Son of Ernest and Bessie Steere, of Wallasey, Cheshire; husband of Joan Margaret Steere, of Wallasey.
Remembered with Honour
St. Erblon Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Flying Officer
Kenneth William Gale
D F C

404241, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 09 June 1944 Age 24
Son of William James Gale and Margaret Frances Gale, of Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
St. Erblon Communal Cemetery

Edited by spidge, 14 June 2012 - 08:30 AM.

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


#608 spidge

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

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On this day there were73 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA


RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
56

RAAF
10

RCAF
5

RIAF


RNZAF


SAAF
1

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps


WAAF
1

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)
1



[FONT="]

460 SQUADRON RAAF, WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES
[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Date of Death : [/FONT][FONT="]10 June 1944.[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Source:[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]AWM 64 (1/295) AWM 64 (1/294) Appendix C51 AWM 237 (63) (64)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]NAA : A705, 166/29/127[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Aircraft Type: [/FONT][FONT="]Lancaster[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Serial number: [/FONT][FONT="]ME 696[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Radio call sign: [/FONT][FONT="]AR – B2[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Unit: [/FONT][FONT="]460 Sqn RAAF[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Summary[/FONT][FONT="]:[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Lancaster ME696 took off from RAF Binbrook at 2313 hours on 10 June 1944 to bomb[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]railway facilities at Acheres, France. Bomb load was 18 x 500lb bombs. Nothing was[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Twenty five aircraft[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]from the squadron took part in the raid and only ME696 failed to return.[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Crew:[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]RAAF 417220 PO Nicholson, R L Captain (Pilot)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]RAF Flt Sgt Fisher, A (Navigator)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]RAAF 417307 Flt Sgt King, K L (Bomb Aimer)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]RAF Sgt Murray, J P (Wireless Operator Air)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]RAF Sgt Cunningham, C A (Flight Engineer)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]RCAF Sgt Arksey, W L (Mid Upper Gunner)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]RCAF Sgt Collett, A J (Rear Gunner)[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed on 10 June at Elancourt, two miles[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]west of Trappes, and 16 miles WSW of Paris. The aircraft hit high tension wires and all[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]the crew were killed. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana][FONT="]They are buried in the Viroflay New Communal Cemetery, France.[/FONT][/FONT]

Attached File  King_KL [1600x1200].JPG   218.29K   1 downloads.JPG]
Attached File  Viroflay New Communal Cemetery [1600x1200].JPG   353.32K   1 downloads.JPG]


[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]In Memory of[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Pilot Officer[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Ronald Laing Nicholson[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]417220, Royal Australian Air Force[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]who died on 10 June 1944 Age 22[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Son of James Laing Nicholson and Jessie Maude Nicholson, of Port Augusta, South Australia.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Remembered with Honour[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Viroflay New Communal Cemetery[/FONT][/FONT]



[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]In Memory of[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Sergeant Nav.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Anthony Fisher[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]1564156, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]who died on 11 June 1944 Age 21[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Son of Robert W. Fisher and Isabella Fisher, of Govan, Glasgow; husband of Winifred Fisher, of Govan.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Remembered with Honour[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Viroflay New Communal Cemetery[/FONT][/FONT]



[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]In Memory of[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Flight Sergeant[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Kenneth Leslie King[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]417307, Royal Australian Air Force[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]who died on 10 June 1944 Age 25[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Son of Leslie Frank and Hilda Theodora King; husband of Gwyn Constance King, of Prospect, South[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Australia.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Remembered with Honour[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Viroflay New Communal Cemetery[/FONT][/FONT]



[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]In Memory of[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Sergeant W. Op. [Air][/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]John Patrick Murray[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]1581654, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]who died on 11 June 1944 Age 21[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Son of John Walter and Dorothy Emma Murray, of Braunstone Leicestershire.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Remembered with Honour[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Viroflay New Communal Cemetery[/FONT][/FONT]



[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]In Memory of[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Sergeant Flt. Engr.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Charles Allan Cunningham[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]1566379, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]who died on 11 June 1944[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Son of Charles Allan Cunningham and Mary Urquhart Cunningham, of Glasgow.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Remembered with Honour[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Viroflay New Communal Cemetery[/FONT][/FONT]



[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]In Memory of[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Pilot Officer Air Gnr.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Walter Lynwood Arksey[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]J/89952, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]who died on 11 June 1944 Age 21[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Son of John and Maude Arksey, of Langruth, Manitoba, Canada.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Remembered with Honour[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Viroflay New Communal Cemetery[/FONT][/FONT]



[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]In Memory of[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Pilot Officer Air Gnr.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Alfred John Collett[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]J/89954, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]who died on 11 June 1944[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]No NOK Listed[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]
[/FONT][FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Remembered with Honour[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana][FONT="]Viroflay New Communal Cemetery[/FONT][/FONT]

Attached Files


Edited by spidge, 10 June 2012 - 01:13 AM.

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


#609 spidge

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:55 AM

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On this day there were 161 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
102

RAAF 18

RCAF 32

RIAF 1

RNZAF 6

SAAF 2

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)
1

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

418790 Flight Sergeant BLACK, Stanley Kevin

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/5/559 Micro Film No 463 AFH
Commonwealth War Graves records W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of
the Second World War, Page 261, Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: NE 150
Radio call sign: ZN – H
Unit: ATTD 106 SQN RAF

Summary:

Lancaster NE150 took off from RAF Metheringham at 0025 hours on the night of 6/7th
June 1944,
detailed to bomb a bridge in the Caen area at Constances, to prevent the
enemy bringing up reinforcements. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and
it failed to return to base.

Crew :

RAF PO Warren, M G M Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt F L Corner, (Flight Engineer)
RAF FO Drylie, J (Navigator) (Evaded)
RAAF 418790 Flt Sgt S K Black, (Air Bomber) (Killed 4 days later)
RAF Sgt N C Rooker, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt M H Wigham, (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Sgt R L Puckett, (Rear Gunner)

A Missing Research & Enquiry team reported “ The aircraft crashed about 10 miles from
the village of St-Jean-De-Daye, in the vicinity of Calvados, Normandy, France. Five of
the crew were killed and both FO Drylie and Flt Sgt Black evaded capture.
Flt Sgt Black made contact with American parachutists in the area and was with them for
four days. However he was killed on 11th June 1944, when the group were attacked by
the Germans.

The six who lost their lives are buried in the Bayeux War Cemetery, Locality Calvados,
France. Bayeux is 24kms north west of Caen.

FO Drylie later reported “Our aircraft was badly hit by flak and the bomb aimer and self
had time to bale out. Cannot say re the others as I was completely on my own when I
reached the ground. Warren was not wounded and would have a fair chance of getting
out.”

Attached File  Bayeux War Cemetery7.jpg   233.51K   0 downloads

In Memory of
Pilot Officer Pilot
Merrick George Munday Warren
174942, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Flt. Engr.
Frank Leonard Corner
222039, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 21
Son of Capt. Leonard Leslie Corner, and Florence Edna Corner, of Whiston, Yorkshire.
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Stanley Kevin Black
418790, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 11 June 1944 Age 21
Son of George and Lillian Eliza Black, of North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr.
Norman Charles Vezey Rooker
1324354, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Charles Vezey Edward and Jessie Rooker, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Air Gnr.
Maurice Hardy Wigham
1593975, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 33
Son of Thomas N. and Eleanor Wigham, of Shotley Bridge, Co. Durham; husband of Margaret Wigham, of
Parkstone, Dorsetshire.
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Air Gnr.
Ralph Lionel Puckett
1853943, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944
Remembered with Honour
Bayeux War Cemetery

Attached Files


Edited by spidge, 11 June 2012 - 10:02 AM.

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


#610 spidge

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:06 PM

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On this day there were 57 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA 1

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
39

RAAF 8

RCAF 8

RIAF

RNZAF 1

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

404902 Sergeant ENGLAND, Kenneth Hayne

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/107/102 Micro Film No 463 OAFH
Commonwealth War Graves records, W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses
of the Second World War, Page 125, Volume 1942
Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: R 5621
Radio call sign: OL – R
Unit: ATTD 83 SQN RAF

Summary:

Lancaster R5621 took off from RAF Scampton at 2216 hours on the night of 11/12th June
1942, detailed to carry out a gardening operation in the Baltic. Nothing was heard from
the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RAF FO Sproule, M A Captain (Pilot) (POW)
RAF Sgt R C Driver, (2nd Pilot) (POW)
RAF PO Williams, D G (Observer)
RAF Flt Sgt W Stockport, (1st Wireless Air Gunner)
RAAF 404902 Sgt K P England, (2nd Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt R H Dominy, (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Sgt R R Vernon, (Rear Gunner) (POW)

The aircraft was hit by flak from a flak ship moored in the target area and exploded. Four
of the crew were killed and FO Sproule, Sgt Driver and Sgt Vernon were POW’s.
Those killed are buried in the Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland. The city of Poznan
is located in the west of Poland, on the main E30/2 road. The cemetery is in the north of
the town in the district of Winogrady.

Sgt Vernon a POW lost consciousness as the aircraft broke up but was rescued an hour
later by a German vessel searching for survivors.

Attached File  Poznan Cross of Sacrifice 2.jpg   1.26MB   2 downloads

Attached File  Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery All Saints Day.jpg   336.65K   2 downloads

In Memory of
Pilot Officer Obs.
Donald George Williams
106560, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 12 June 1942
No NOK Listed
Remembered with Honour
Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr.
Wallace Stockport
D F M

551385, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
who died on 12 June 1942
Son of George W.S. Stockport and Phillis Stockport (nee) Thompson, Husband of Margaret Stockport (nee) Johnson.
Remembered with Honour
Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant
Kenneth Hayne England
404902, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 12 June 1942 Age 26
Son of Arthur Hayne England and Theodora Dorcas England, of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr.
Ralph Henry Dominy
1176014, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 12 June 1942 Age 20
Son of Jessie Winifred Dominy, and stepson of Edward Gibson, of Chelmsford, Essex.
Remembered with Honour
Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery

Attached Files


Edited by spidge, 05 December 2012 - 04:53 AM.
NOK of Wallace Stockport supplied by Lee Anderson

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

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On this day there were 52 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
45

RAAF 4

RCAF 3

RIAF

RNZAF

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

404104 Sergeant JAMES, John Francis

Source:


AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/126/46 Micro Film No 463 OAFH
Commonwealth War Graves records W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses
of the Second World War, Page 65 Volume 1941.
Aircraft Type: Whitley
Serial number: Z6489
Radio call sign: DY -
Unit: ATTD 102 SQN RAF

Summary:

Whitley Z6489 took off from RAF Topcliffe at 2306 hours on the night of 12/13th June
1941 detailed to bomb Schwerte, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after
take off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RAF Sgt J Chapman, (Pilot)
RAAF 404104 Sgt J F James, (Pilot)
RAF PO Dawson, R W (Observer)
RAF Sgt K R Winter, (.................. )
RAF Sgt J M B Tunnah, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt J Hall, (Wireless Air Gunner)

The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and it crashed at 0318 hours onto land
belonging to Mr Akkers at Waalrte (Noord Brabant), 7kms south west of Eindhoven,
Holland.
All the crew were killed and they are buried at the Eindhoven (Woensal) General
Cemetery, Locality Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Eindhoven is located 31kms south east
of s’Herogenbosch and 14kms south west of Helmond.


Attached File  Eindhoven (Woensel) 404104 James_JF.JPG   226.19K   0 downloads

Attached File  Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.JPG   122.77K   0 downloads

In Memory of
Sergeant Pilot
John Chapman
1151802, 102 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 13 June 1941 Age 24
Son of William John and Mary Elizabeth Chapman, of Lutterworth, Warwickshire.
Remembered with Honour
Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant
John Franklin James
404104, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 13 June 1941 Age 25
Son of Edwin Alfred and Ellen Louise James, of Morningside, Queensland, Australia. A.F.I.A.
Remembered with Honour
Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

In Memory of
Pilot Officer Obs.
Raymond Woodrow Dawson
87361, 102 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 13 June 1941 Age 22
Son of the Revd. John Thomas Dawson, and of Louisa Ann Dawson, of Llanvaches, Monmouthshire.
Remembered with Honour
Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant
Kenneth Ridd Winter
977342, 102 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 13 June 1941 Age 22
Son of William Ridd Winter and Bertha Winter, of Finchley, Middlesex.
Remembered with Honour
Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr.
John Matthew Bailey Tunnah
981759, 102 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 13 June 1941 Age 30
Son of Alexander and Wilhelmina Tunnah; husband of Greta Pathenia Tunnah, of Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Remembered with Honour
Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr.
James Hall
552714, 102 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
who died on 13 June 1941 Age 19
Son of George and Margaret Hall, of Deepdale, Lancashire.
Remembered with Honour
Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery




Attached Files


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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:42 PM

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[ATTACH]85536[/ATTACH]

In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant Pilot
George Mervyn Kennedy

415328, 83 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal New Zealand Air Force
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 23
Son of James Albert and Minnie Violet Kennedy, of Auckland, New Zealand.
Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Sergeant Flt. Engr.
Norman George Whitley

1803326, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Wilfred George and Esther Whitley, of Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Pilot Officer Air Bomber
Oswald John Turner

176475, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Oswald Thomas Turner and Pardyberg Florence Turner; husband of Lilian Violet Turner, of
Mitcham, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Warrant Officer W. Op.
Peter John Lynes
D F M

1262223, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Henry Francis and Violet Cameron Lynes, of Kennington, London.
Remembered with Honour

Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

In Memory of

Flight Sergeant
Arthur Wallace Poyzer
D F M

401468, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 07 June 1944 Age 29
Son of Arthur and Edith Annie Poyzer, of Kimber, South Australia.

Remembered with Honour
Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

Remembered Waltham Abbey ,Essex
N.G.Whitley

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:21 AM

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On this day there were 53 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
31

RAAF 9

RCAF 5

RIAF

RNZAF 7

SAAF 1

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

414872 Flight Sergeant WILSON, Maurice Keith Hazard

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/43/717 Commonwealth War Graves records
Aircraft Type: Spitfire
Serial number: R 6888
Radio call sign:
Unit: 611 Sqn RAF

Summary:

On the 14th June 1944, Spitfire R6888 was one of a formation of aircraft from the
Squadron that took off from ALG Beasland, Sussex, to carry out a routine patrol over the
assault area at Normandy, France, and provide fighter cover for other aircraft. R6888 was
seen to be shot down in flames south of Caen in the Bougy area.

Crew:

RAAF 414872 Flt Sgt M K H Wilson,(Pilot)

Flt Sgt Wilson is buried in the Culey-Le-Patry Communal Cemetery, France. Culey-Le-
Patry is a village and commune 26kms SSW of Caen, France.

In a letter to Flt Sgt Wilons mother the CO of 611 Sqn wrote : “When some 25 miles
south west of Caen the squadron ran into a formation of German fighters who slightly out
numbered us. A general dog fight ensued and your son called on the radio to say his
aircraft had been hit.

Two members of the Squadron saw his aircraft being attacked by an
ME109, but they were heavily engaged at the time and unable to go to his assistance, nor
did they see what happened to him subsequently.”

Attached File  Culey le Patry 14 04 MKH Wilson RAAF.JPG   309.61K   1 downloads

Attached File  Culey le Patry 14 03 MKH Wilson RAAF.JPG   594.38K   1 downloads

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Maurice Keith Hasard Wilson
414872, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 14 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Robert Maurice Hasard Wilson and Ida Whiteside Wilson, of Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Culey-Le-Patry Communal Cemetery

Attached Files


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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:21 PM

On this day there were 95 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA 1

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
64

RAAF 5

RCAF 17

RIAF 4

RNZAF 2

SAAF 2

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)

RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE
SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH
NO KNOWN GRAVE.

425099 Flight Lieutenant PURRY, Ronald Leonard (Runnymede)
410839 Pilot Officer GOODRIDGE. Noel
(Fecamp)

Source:

NAA: A705, 166/33/180
Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: LL 889
Radio call sign: LS – B
Unit: 15 Sqn RAF

Summary:

Lancaster LL 889 of 15 Sqn RAF took off from RAF Station Mildenhall, Suffolk at 2331
hours on 14 June 1944 to bomb Le Havre, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft
after take off and it did not return to base.

Crew:


RAAF 425099 Flt Lt Purry, R L, Captain (Pilot)
RAF FO Weir, J K (Navigator)
RAAF 410839 PO Goodridge, N (Wireless Operator/Air)
RAF Flt Sgt Gilleade, R H (Air Bomber) (POW)
RAF Flt Sgt Nixon, T L (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Sgt Cantwell, C F (Rear Gunner)
RAF Sgt Rolfe, R J (Flight Engineer)

Flt Sgt Gilleade (RAF) who survived the crash later stated “the aircraft was hit apparently
by a rocket, when crossing the coast on the return journey from Le Havre at 7000 feet.

The pilot advised the controls were unserviceable, the aircraft was on fire and he
immediately instructed the crew to abandon the aircraft. Gilleade remembers nothing
further until he landed on the ground and had no details on the fate of any other member
of the crew.”

It was later established that PO Goodridge (RAAF) and Sgt Rolfe were buried in Leval Aux Clercs
Communal Cemetery, Fecamp, France.

Attached File  Rolfe_RJ.JPG   97.41K   1 downloads

Attached File  Fecamp 2.jpg   110.49K   1 downloads

In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant
Ronald Leonard Purry
425099, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 15 June 1944 Age 21
Son of Leonard Baldwin Purry and Ruby Edith Purry, of Bondi, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Flying Officer
James Kenneth Weir
133093, 15 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 15 June 1944
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Pilot Officer W.Op./Air Gnr.
Noel Goodridge
410839, 15 (RAF) Sqdn., Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 15 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Henry Vivian and Minnie Phillipa Goodridge, of Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Fecamp (Le Val Aux Clercs) Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Thomas Lowry Nixon
1796296, 15 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 15 June 1944 Age 19
Son of Lowry and Margaret Nixon, of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Sergeant
Christopher Felix Cantwell
1493381, 15 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 15 June 1944 Age 24
Son of Richard and Margaret Cantwell, of Liverpool.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Sergeant Flt. Engr.
Ronald John Rolfe
1850207, 15 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 15 June 1944 Age 21
Grandson of Mrs. C.L. Huse, of Slough, Buckinghamshire.
Remembered with Honour
Fecamp (Le Val Aux Clercs) Communal Cemetery

Attached Files


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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:17 AM

:poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy:

On this day there were 118 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
73

RAAF 4

RCAF 29

RIAF

RNZAF 7

SAAF 4

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC 1

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

420185 Pilot Officer GRANT, Alan Charles William

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/118/552 Commonwealth War Graves records
W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 282,
Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Lancaster
Serial number: ND 744
Radio call sign: MG – F
Unit: ATTS 7 SQN RAF

Summary:

Lancaster ND744 took from RAF Oakington at 2319 hours on the night of 15/16th June
1944 to bomb the railway yards at Valenciennes, France. Nothing was heard from the
aircraft after take off and it did not return to base.

Crew:

RAAF 420185 PO Grant, A C W Captain (Pilot)
RAF Flt Sgt R A Neils, (Flight Engineer) (POW)
RAF Flt Sgt S C Masters, (Navigator) (POW)
RCAF PO Martin, R C (Bomb Aimer)
RAF Flt Sgt S Nathanson, (Wireless Operator) (POW)
RAF Sgt T Barratt (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Sgt W A E Newton (Rear Gunner)

Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed near Arras (Pas-de-Calais) France and
four of the crew were killed.

PO Grant, PO Martin, Sgt Barratt and Sgt Newton are buried in the Arras Communal
Cemetery, France. Arras is in the Department Pas-de-Calais and the communal cemetery
is in the suburb of St Sauveur on the east side of Arras.

The remaining three members of the crew survived the crash and were POW’s.

Attached File  Arras CC Grant_ACW.jpg   578.45K   1 downloads

In Memory of
Pilot Officer
Alan Charles William Grant
420185, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 16 June 1944 Age 24
Son of William Allison Grant and Winifred Eleanor Grant, of Pymble, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Arras Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Pilot Officer Air Bomber
Richard Charles Martin
J/89735, 7 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force
who died on 16 June 1944 Age 29
Son of Charles Evan and Florence Adelaide Martin, of Vineland, Ontario. Canada.
Remembered with Honour
Arras Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Air Gnr.
Thomas Barratt
1684379, 7 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 16 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Thomas and Margarat Barratt, of Stockport, Cheshire; husband of Winifred Beatrice Barratt, of
Cheadle Heath, Stockport.

Remembered with Honour
Arras Communal Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant Air Gnr.
William Albert Edward (Bill) Newton
1292158, 7 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 16 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Francis Henry James Newton and Kathleen Patricia Newton.
Remembered with Honour
Arras Communal Cemetery

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

:poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy: :poppy::poppy::poppy:

On this day there were 232 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
130

RAAF 15

RCAF 77

RIAF 1

RNZAF 6

SAAF 3

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC 1

RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE
SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH
NO KNOWN GRAVE.

423597 Flight Sergeant ARMSTRONG, Gordon Arthur


Source:


AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/33/18 Commonwealth War Graves records
W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 284,
Volume 1944.
Aircraft Type: Halifax
Serial number: NA 508
Radio call sign: KN – A
Unit: ATTD 77 SQN RAF

Summary:


Halifax NA508 took off from RAF Full Sutton, Yorkshire at 2315 hours on the night of
16/17th June1944, detailed to bomb Sterkrade, Germany. Nothing was heard from the
aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RAAF 415498 PO Blair, R A W Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt H L Moore (Flight Engineer)
RAAF 425210 PO Pratt, L G (Observer)
RAAF 423597 Flt Sgt G A Armstrong, (Air Bomber)
RAAF 410370 WO J P O’Meara, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAAF 427807 FO Date, J M (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Sgt D G Tustin, (Tail Gunner)

A 1947 report by a Missing Research & Enquiry team stated “ the Communal Police at
Neuwer-Amstel reported that the aircraft crashed in flames at Neuwer-Amstel on the
night of 16/17 June 1944. German documents confirmed that only one body was
recovered that of WO O’Meara.” He is buried at the Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery,
Locality Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

The other six crew members have no known grave and their names are commemorated on
the Memorial to the Missing, Runnymede, Surrey, UK.

Attached File  Bergen Op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery 410370 O'Meara_JP.JPG   1.74MB   0 downloads

Bergen Op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

Attached File  Bergen Op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.jpg   205.34K   1 downloads

Runnymede Air Forces Memorial to the Missing

Attached File  Runnymede Memorial.jpg   143.69K   0 downloads


In Memory of
Pilot Officer
Robert Alexander Walton Blair
415498, 77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 17 June 1944 Age 22
Son of Robert Walton Blair and Vera Marion Blair, of West Leederville, Western Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Sergeant
Herbert Louis Moore
1399452, 77 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 17 June 1944
Son of Alfred Louis and Edith Mary Moore; husband of Betty Stewart Moore, of Hoo, Kent.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Pilot Officer
Lancelot George Pratt
425210, 77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 17 June 1944 Age 27
Son of George Thomas Pratt and Eva May Gladies Pratt; husband of Helena Dorothy Pratt, of Redcliffe,
Queensland, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant Air Bomber
Gordon Arthur Armstrong
423597, 77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 17 June 1944 Age 21
Son of Wentworth Arthur and Gladys May Armstrong, of Gordon, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Warrant Officer
John Patrick O'meara
410370, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 17 June 1944 Age 35
Son of Michael and Susan O'Meara; husband of Kathleen Mary O'Meara, of East Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia.

Remembered with Honour
Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

In Memory of
Flying Officer
John Matthew Date
427807, 77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 17 June 1944 Age 20
Son of Matthew Herbert Date and Florence Date, of Mornington-Rural, Victoria, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Sergeant
Dennis George Tustin
1582404, 77 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 17 June 1944 Age 21
Son of Horace Samuel and Florence Edna Tustin, of Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:18 AM

:poppy:

On this day there were 34 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
28

RAAF 2

RCAF 1

RIAF 2

RNZAF 1

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

402130 Pilot Officer MUNRO, Donald Alexander Ronald

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/45/103 Digitised Commonwealth War graves
records
Aircraft Type: Tomahawk
Serial number: AK 383
Radio call sign:
Unit: ATTD 250 SQN RAF

Summary:

On 18th June 1941, Tomahawk AK383 flown by PO Munro crashed in the Tobruk-
Sollum area Middle East, as a result of enemy action, and the Pilot was killed. PO
Munro’s body was found by an Army Unit operating in the area on 8/2/1942.

Crew:

RAAF 402131 PO Munro D A R (Pilot)

PO Munro is buried in the Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt. The Cemetery is on the
main coast road from Mersa Matruh to Libya, and is on the eastern side of Halfaya
Sollum, approx 12kms from the Egyptian/Libyan border.

Attached File  Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery 2.jpg   92.02K   0 downloads

In Memory of
Pilot Officer
Donald Alexander Ronald Munro
402130, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 18 June 1941 Age 23
Son of Donald Cuthbert and Clementine Munro, of Moree, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery

Attached Files


Edited by spidge, 12 July 2012 - 02:12 PM.

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

:poppy:

On this day there were 61 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
48

RAAF 1

RCAF 5

RIAF

RNZAF 3

SAAF 4

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

From: Howell & Anderson, RNZAF
Errol Martyn

CLIFT, Pilot Officer Kenneth.* (of Australia)
NZ404336;
b Sydney, NSW, Australia 7 Jan 16*
to NZ c.1937;


Son of Thomas Claude & Josephine Florence Barker (née Harn), Bondi, NSW, Australia.
Note: * served as Kenneth Clift but true name Thomas Edward BARKER and born Battery Point, Hobart, Tas., Australia 12 Aug 07.

Attached File  Barker_TE aka Clift_K of Australia.jpg   331.9K   1 downloads



In Memory of
Kenneth Clift

Pilot Officer Pilot
404336, ALIAS
who died on 19 June 1943
See BARKER, the true family name.
Remembered with Honour
Chichester Cemetery



In Memory of

Thomas Edward Barker

Pilot Officer Pilot
404336, 245 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal New Zealand Air Force
who died on 19 June 1943 Age 27
Served as CLIFT. Son of Thomas Claude and Florence Barker, of Bondi North, New South Wales,
Australia.

Remembered with Honour
Chichester Cemetery

Attached Files


Edited by spidge, 12 July 2012 - 02:12 PM.

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:01 PM

:poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy: :poppy::poppy::poppy:

On this day there were 91 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA 1

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
63

RAAF 15

RCAF 7

RIAF

RNZAF 5

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE
SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH
NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/87/224. Commonwealth War Graves records
Micro Film 463 OAFH, W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second
World War, Page 128, Volume 1942
Aircraft Type: Manchester
Serial number: L 7387
Radio call sign: EA -
Unit: ATTD 49 SQN RAF

Summary:


Manchester L7387 of 49 Sqn RAF took off from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, at 1000
hours on 20 June 1942, to carry out a search in an area 53.40N to 53.50N and 01.40E to
3deg east. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base.

Crew:

RAAF 403876 Sgt J.O.O’Brien. (Pilot)
RAAF 405162 Sgt T.F.B.McKenna. (Navigator)
RAAF 401359 Sgt K.Allen, (Air Bomber)
RAAF 402539 Sgt H.W.Price. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
RAF Sgt Goldring
RAF Sgt H.J.Rogers
RAF Sgt CA.Garos

The bodies of Sgts McKenna and Price, ( RAAF), were recovered from the sea.

Sgt McKenna is buried in the Kviberg Cemetery, Sweden.

Sgt Price is buried on the Island of Schiermonnikoog, (Vredenhof), Netherlands.

The remaining crew members were presumed to have lost their lives at sea and have no
known grave. Their names are commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing,
Runnymede, Surrey, UK.

Attached File  Kviberg Cemetery.jpg   1.26MB   1 downloads
Attached File  Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Price_HW.jpg   28.27K   1 downloads

In Memory of
John Ormond O'brien
Sergeant
403876, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 20 June 1942 Age 23
Mr E.N. O'Brien of 60 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW.

Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Terence Francis Breen McKenna
Sergeant
405162, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 20 June 1942 Age 21
Son of Joseph Bernard and Mary Ligoria McKenna, of Port Moresby, Papua.
Remembered with Honour
Kviberg Cemetery

In Memory of
Keith Allen
Sergeant
401359, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 20 June 1942 Age 31
Son of James Gordon Allen and Mabel Allen, of Elwood, Victoria, Australia. A.I.C.A.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Harrington Warren Price
Sergeant
402539, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 20 June 1942 Age 27
Son of Harry and Margaret Price, of Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery

In Memory of
Charles Edward Goldring
Sergeant
657308, 49 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
who died on 20 June 1942 Age 22
Son of Charles Goldring, and of Frances Edith Goldring, of Brighton, Sussex.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Neville John Rogers
Sergeant
778781, 49 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 20 June 1942
Son of Andrew Nicholson Rogers, and of Muriel Rogers, of Limbe, Nyasaland.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Alexander Garos
Sergeant
778783, 49 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 20 June 1942
No NOK Listed
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

Attached Files


Edited by spidge, 12 July 2012 - 02:11 PM.

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

[B]In Memory of
John Ormond O'brien
Sergeant
403876, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 20 June 1942 Age 23
No NOK Listed
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial[B]

Hi Geoff,

From the casualty repatriation file, page 67, of RAAF 402539 Sgt H.W.Price, online at the NAA, we learn that Sergeat O'Brien's next of kin was his father, Mr E.N. O'Brien of 60 Castlereach Street, Sydney, NSW.

Regards,

Dave
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:39 AM

:poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy:

On this day there were 64 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
32

RAAF 16

RCAF 10

RIAF

RNZAF 6

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

407818 Sergeant BENNETT, Alfred Stephenson
406438 Sergeant DUFFY, Thomas Michael

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/104/129 and 163/911/231
Commonwealth War Graves records
Aircraft Type: Hudson
Serial number: FH 346
Radio call sign:
Unit: 407 Sqn Royal Canadian Air Force

Summary:

Hudson FH346 of 407 RCAF Sqn together with four other squadron aircraft were
detailed to attack enemy shipping off the Dutch coast. The aircraft took off from RAF
Station Bircham Newton, at 2335 hours on the night of 19/20th June 1942, and proceeded
to datum. They flew singly and not in formation as the night was too dark.

Four aircraft returned from the mission, one attacking a ship of 2000 tons, although slightly damaged
by flak. Nothing was heard from FH 346 and it did not return to base.

Crew:

RCAF PO Little, P C (Pilot)
RCAF Sgt Aikenhead, L L (Observer)
RAAF 407818 Sgt Bennett, A S (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
RAAF 406438 Sgt Duffy, T M (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)

The bodies of Sgt Bennett (RAAF) and Sgt Aikenhead (RCAF) were washed ashore on
the Eastern Freisian Island off the Dutch coast. Sgt Bennet is buried in the Sage War
Cemetery, Germany. Sage is a village 24kms south of Oldenburg.

Sgt Aikenhead is buried in the Delfzul General Cemetery, Netherlands.

In 1949 it was recorded that the other two missing crew members PO Little and Sgt
Duffy had lost their lives at sea and have no known graves. Their names are
commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing, Runnymede, UK.

Attached File  4_Overview #2.jpg   634.22K   5 downloads

In Memory of
Patrick Campbell Little
Pilot Officer
J/6854, 407 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force
who died on 21 June 1942 Age 22
Son of Dr. Herbert M. Little and Mary C. Little, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada. B.A. (McGill
University).

Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

In Memory of
Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead
Flight Sergeant Air Obs.
R/91917, 407 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force
who died on 21 June 1942 Age 25
Son of Frank and Iva Jane Aikenhead; husband of Muriel Aikenhead, of Greenway, Manitoba, Canada.
Remembered with Honour
Delfzijl General Cemetery

In Memory of
Alfred Stephenson Bennett
Sergeant
407818, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 21 June 1942 Age 26
Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Bennett; husband of Olga Bennett, of Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales,
Australia.

Remembered with Honour
Sage War Cemetery

In Memory of
Thomas Michael Duffy
Sergeant
406438, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 21 June 1942 Age 29
Son of Patrick J. and Catherine Duffy; husband of Enid Mary Duffy, of Nedlands, Western Australia.
Member of Qualified Accountants Association (W.A.).

Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

Attached Files


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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:56 AM

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

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On this day there were 52 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
37

RAAF 4

RCAF 6

RIAF

RNZAF 4

SAAF 1

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE
SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH
NO KNOWN GRAVE.

404964 Flight Sergeant GALLOGLY, Vincent John

Source:


NAA: A9301, Barcode 5539429
Nil RAAF Casualty file held by Archives.
Extract from Page 130, RAF Bomber Command Losses of the 2nd World War
1942, by W.R.Chorley.
Aircraft Type: Wellington
Serial number: DV 818
Radio call sign: PM -
Unit: 103 Sqn RAF

Summary:

Wellington DV 818 of 103 Sqn RAF took off from RAF Station Elsham Wolds at 2308
hours on the night of 22 June 1942 to bomb Essen, Germany. The aircraft did not return
to base from this mission.

Crew:

RAF Wg Cdr Godfrey, DFC, O Captain (Pilot)
RAAF 404964 Flt Sgt Gallogly, V J (Pilot)
RAF PO Downward, A C R
RAF Flt Sgt Edwards, H G
RAF Sgt Porteous, J W
RAF Sgt Barnett, F E

Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was presumed that the aircraft came
down in the sea off the coast of Holland.

Wg Cdr Godfrey is buried in the Eerum
(Wierhuizen) Protestant Cemetery, and Sgt Porteous the Sage War Cemetery, Germany.
Sgt Barnett became a POW, with the remainder of the crew missing.


In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Vincent John Gallogly
404964, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 23 June 1942 Age 23
Son of Daniel and Mary Gallogly, of Albion, Queensland, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Runnymede Memorial

Edited by spidge, 12 July 2012 - 02:09 PM.

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

:poppy::poppy::poppy: :poppy::poppy:

On this day there were 56 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
30

RAAF 4

RCAF 18

RIAF

RNZAF 2

SAAF 2

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE
SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH
NO KNOWN GRAVE.

400347 Flight Sergeant HARLOCK, George Robert

Source:

NAA : A705, 163/120/490
Aircraft Type: Wellington
Serial number: DV 643
Radio call sign:
Unit: 37 Sqn RAF

Summary:

Wellington DV 643 of 37 Sqn RAF took off from advanced Landing Ground 09 at night
on the 24th June 1942 to attack targets in the Benghazi area. Nothing further was heard
from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base.

Crew:


RAF Flt Lt Halliwell, C P T Captain (Pilot)
RNZAF PO De Clifford, M C (Pilot)
RCAF FO Jones, P C (Observer)
RAAF 400347 Flt Sgt Harlock, G R (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt Noble, H E (Air Gunner)

FO Jones (RCAF) body was recovered from the sea and buried by the Italians in the
Benghazi cemetery.

In 1948 it was recorded that the missing crew members had lost their
lives at sea.

In Memory of
George Robert Harlock
Flight Sergeant
400347, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 24 June 1942 Age 21
Son of Arthur William and Winnifred Ellen Harlock, of Pombomeit, Victoria, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Alamein Memorial

Edited by spidge, 12 July 2012 - 02:08 PM.

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

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On this day there were 114 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

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RAF
83

RAAF 7

RCAF 17

RIAF

RNZAF 2

SAAF 4

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps 1

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

411732 Pilot Officer BLICK, Claude Winter Arthur

Source:

AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/24/269 Commonwealth War Graves records
Aircraft Type: Hudson
Serial number: 4117
Radio call sign:
Unit: 36 Operational Trg RCAF

Summary:


On the 25th June 1942 , Hudson 4117 took off from RAF Greenwood, Nova Scotia,
Canada, detailed to practice single engine landings during a routine training flight. The
aircraft crashed at 1120 hours, 3 miles south west of RAF Greenwood aerodrome. Eye
witnesses saw the aircraft go into a spin at low altitude prior to the crash. The crew of
two were killed.

Crew:

RAAF 411732 PO Blick, C W A (Pilot)
RAF Sgt J N Hopkinson, (Pilot)

Both the crew are buried in the Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery, Annapolis
County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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In Memory of
Pilot Officer
Claude Wynter Arthur Blick
411732, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 25 June 1942 Age 30
Son of Philip Wynter Robinson Blick and Una Ermine Blick, of Manly, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery

Attached Files


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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Do not have any official loss details on this pilot.

On this day there were 46 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
37

RAAF 2

RCAF 5

RIAF

RNZAF

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF 1

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

Flight Sergeant Ernest William Gimson (541685) DFM & Bar

Malta Memorial

This bio from: Who will tell their stories?

From: Italian biplane fighter aces - Roberto Steppi

During the afternoon on 25 June 1941, 69 Squadron's long-range Hurricane II reported sighting four 20,000 ton merchant ships with an escort of seven destroyers, to the south-east of Malta. At this time the Italians had just started using four 20,000 ton liners - Marco Polo, Neptunia, Oceania and Vulcania - to transport troops to Libya to relieve forward elements of the Afrika Korps. On receipt of the news of the sighting, a Maryland was sent off to shadow, with Flying Officer Bloxham at the controls and carrying Lieutenant H. E. H. Pain, Senior Observer from 830 Squadron, whilst a strike by Swordfish was planned and organized. But first all available Marylands were armed with two 500lb. bombs apiece, and were sent out to attack. From this unsuccessful mission, AR726 flown by 21-year-old Sergeant Brian Paul Hanson (RAF no. 758061) of 69 Squadron and his crew of 25-year-old Flight Sergeant Ernest William Gimson (RAF no. 541685) and Flight Sergeant Montague Harry Slade Bolton (RAF no. 565469) failed to return, last being heard on the R/T announcing they were bombing the ships.
It seems very probable that they were shot down by a MC.200 of the 84a Squadriglia flown by Sergente Roberto Steppi. He and Alessando Valignani had taken off to escort the convoy but were unable to find them. They separated to widen their search and Steppi found the convoy just as it was attacked by three Blenheims. He attacked them, claimed one of them shot down in flames, and a second damaged.
He returned and landed when it was almost dark.
Steppi ended the war with 3 shared biplane victories and a total of 2.

Ernest William Gimson was born on 20 Dec 1916 at home at Claremont, 44 London Road in Sawston, Cambridge, England during World War 1. He was the first born child of Ernest Reynolds Gimson and Gladys Hilda Wakefield. Their next child, Roy Gimson, only lived a day. Over the next few years, three girls completed this tight knit family.



In February, 1927, when Ernest (Ernie) was 11 years old, their family immigrated to Australia. They sailed there on the S.S. Berrima and landed in Fremantle. After World War 1, the Australian government looked to Great Britain for immigrants and encouraged those willing to consider resettlement in Australia by offering them assisted passage. Additionally, British immigrants were also eligible to receive land grants and encouraged to settled in rural areas. Their family settled in Babakin, Western Australia as his father purchased land with a store and a home on it.


Everyone in the family helped with the store and Ernie was a great help to his father in running a grocery story and maintain a farm in Western Australia. At 19 years of age, he joined the Royal Air Force in England in 1935 and was just finishing his education when World War II broke out.


Even though Ernie was away from home, he would always remember his sisters and mother at Christmas time and send them jewelry from England. Once World War II started in 1939 he was only able to continue that tradition for a couple more years. While in the Air Force he developed a love for soccer and was able to stay in touch and visit the many relatives still living in England.


Unfortunately, Ernie was reported missing off the coast of Sicily on 25th June, 1941. The family was notified by letter which stated they were part of an attack on a ship and the plane that Ernie was in didn't return from the raid. Various reports state there was a flash from the ship that may have hit the plane causing it to crash. The end result is that he was never seen again and presumed to have met with disaster. To this day he is still listed as "Missing in Action". In the News & Reviews, Cambridge, Sawston 1940-45 Newspaper Cuttings, the following statements were made:


[FONT="]"29th October 1940 Gallant Sawston Man. A bar to his D.F.M. has been awarded to Sergeant [/FONT][FONT="]Ernest Gimson of 107 Squadron RAF. Sert. Gimson was born at Sawston, but his home is [/FONT][FONT="]at[/FONT][FONT="] Babakin Western Australia. Before joining the RAF he was a shop keeper’s assistant. He was [/FONT][FONT="]awarded his DFM in February of this year in Air Operations.”[/FONT]


[FONT="] The Malta Family History has a "Commonwealth Air Force Memorial" on their website dedicated to the airmen of the Commonwealth who died during World War II in the Mediterranean area but have no known grave. Their entry states:[/FONT]


[FONT="]The actual Malta Memorial is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column and stands outside the main entrance to Valletta. Ther memorial honors almost 2,300 airmen who lost their lives during this war. He was a member of the 69th squardron whose motto is "With Vigilance We Serve", this he did with his life for his country.[/FONT]




[FONT="]Those who knew him miss him and those who have come to know of him also wish they could have enjoyed the company of Ernest William Gimson, a hero to his family, friends and his country.[/FONT]

[FONT="]Ernest William Gimson, 541685, Flight Sergeant, D.F.M. and Bar, Royal Air Force, 69 Squadron, died 26th June 1941, aged 25 years. Son of Ernest R. and Gladys H. Gimson, of Pendle Hill, New South Wales, Australia.[/FONT]

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Air Ministry,
20th February, 1940.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
His Majesty has also been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.
541685 Aircraftman 1st class Ernest William GIMSON.
The above appointments and awards are for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.

Air Ministry,
22nd November, 1940.
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following appointment and .awards:—
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Medal.
541685 Sergeant Ernest William GIMSON, D.F.M., No. 107 Squadron.
The above awards are for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.



In Memory of
Flight Sergeant
Ernest William Gimson
D F M and Bar
541685, 69 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
who died on 26 June 1941 Age 25
Son of Ernest Reynolds Gimson and Gladys Hilda Gimson, of Pendle Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Malta Memorial

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:27 AM

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On this day there were 59 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

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RAF
48

RAAF 2

RCAF 6

RIAF

RNZAF 3

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR
IN NUMBER 10 SQUADRON RAAF BASED
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

127 Squadron Leader HICK, Albert Norman
836 Flying Officer SCUTTS, Ronald Bruce

Source:


AWM 237 (65) AWM 64 1/46 Part 1 Commonwealth War Graves Records
Aircraft Type: Sunderland
Serial number: P 9603
Radio call sign:
Unit: 10 Sqn RAAF

Summary:


On the 24th June 1941, Sunderland P9603 was airborne at RAF Mount Batten, at 2100
hours detailed to carry out a recce patrol. While attempting to alight after the completion
of the patrol , the aircraft overshot the flare path and crashed on rocks off Popton Point,
Milford haven. The three Pilots of the aircraft were seriously injured, but the airmen
members of the crew escaped with minor injuries and shock. Sqn Ldr Hick and FO Scutts
died later of their injuries. There was an air raid “Alert” in progress at the time the
aircraft crashed, and mines were dropped about five minutes after the crash.

Crew:


RAAF Flt Lt Stokes, T V Captain (Pilot)
RAAF 127 Sqn Ldr Hick, A M (1st Pilot)
RAAF 836 FO Scutts, R B (2nd Pilot)
RAAF 1274 Sgt S J Nicol, (Observer)
RAAF 4358 Cpl J Hevans, (1t Fitter)
RAAF 24175 AC1 R M Draper, (2nd Fitter)
RAAF 2903 Cpl L S Y Beeham. (1st W/T Operator)
RAAF 4571 Cpl J M Lawrie, (2nd W/T Opereator)
RAAF 4632 LAC B F Minton, (Rigger)
RAAF 2154 Cpl E S ingram, (ACM/Air Gunner)
RAAF 22387 AC1 T J Sheridan (Armourer)
RAF Flt Lt Domville, PAX Seriously injured.

Sqn Ldr Hick and FO Scutts are buried in the Pembroke Dock (Llanion)) Cemetery, UK.

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In Memory of
Squadron Leader
Albert Norman Hick
127, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 26 June 1941 Age 27
Son of Albert William and Emma Jane Hick; husband of Jessie Eileen Hick, of Netherby, South Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

In Memory of
Flying Officer
Ronald Bruce Scutts
836, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 27 June 1941 Age 23
Son of Henry Albert and Anna Scutts, of Dulwich Hill New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

Attached Files


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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:14 AM

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On this day there were 57 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA 1

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51

RAAF 2

RCAF 3

RIAF

RNZAF

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

Sergeant Randall's Curtiss

On 28/6/41 nine 3 Squadron Tomahawks flew to Damascus, refuelled and escorted Blenheims on a raid, then shot down six Vichy Martin 167Fs. After refuelling at Damascus and taking off to return to Jenin, Sergeant Randall's Curtiss Tomahawk llB AK427 spun into the ground three miles south of Damascus after his engine failed.

P07422.001 | Australian War Memorial

ID Number: P07422.001
Maker: Unknown
Date made: c 1940
Physical description: Black & white
Summary: Studio portrait of 407080 Sergeant (Sgt) Michael Patrick Alfred Randell, RAAF, of Adelaide, SA. A station hand prior to enlistment, Sgt Randell was killed whilst serving with 3 Squadron, RAAF, on operations over Damascus, Syria, on 28 June 1941. He was aged 25 years.
Credit line: Donor T Forwood
Copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
Copyright holder: Copyright Expired
Related unit: 3 Squadron RAAF

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Attached File  Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.jpg   97.62K   1 downloads

In Memory of
Sergeant
Michael Patrick Alfred Randell
407080, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 28 June 1941 Age 25
Son of Alfred Swaine Randell and Olive Marion Randell, of North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery

Edited by spidge, 12 July 2012 - 02:02 PM.

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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

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On this day there were 36 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

RAF Iraq Levies


RAF
31

RAAF 1

RCAF 4

RIAF

RNZAF

SAAF

Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

400074 Sergeant BARTON, Allan Ernest Ross


Source:

AWM 237 (65 NAA : A9301 Barcode 5549067 Digitised:
Commonwealth War Graves records W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of
the Second World War : Page 78, Volume 1941.
Aircraft Type: Wellington
Serial number: T 2806
Radio call sign: HA – T
Unit: ATTS 218 SQN RAF

Summary:

Wellington T2806 took off from RAF Marham at 2250 hours on the night of 29/30th June
1941, detailed to bomb Bremen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take
off and it failed to return to base.

Crew:

RAF PO Bryant, F E Captain (Pilot) (also of Australia)
RAAF 400074 Sgt A E R Barton, (Pilot)

RAF PO Ellner, E E (Observer)
RAF Sgt J J Jordan, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt D C Smallbone, (Wireless Air Gunner)
RAF Flt Sgt T R Marshall, (Air Gunner)

All the crew were killed and they are buried in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Locality
Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. The cemetery is 13kms south east of Soltau on the side
of the road from Hamburg to Hanover.

FRANCIS EGERTON BRYANT

Born at Launceston Tasmania to Edward Edgerton and Madge Bryant and was a Pilot Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve serving with 218 Squadron when he died 29th June 1941 on active service over Germany.

His brother Reginald Charles Bryant contracted malaria whilst serving on H.M.A.S. Canberra and died the same day.

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In Memory of
Pilot Officer Pilot
Francis Egerton Bryant
87049, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 29 June 1941 Age 27
Son of Edward Egerton Bryant and Madge Bryant, of Evandale, Tasmania, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Becklingen War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant
Allan Ernest Ross Barton
400074, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 29 June 1941 Age 21
Son of Ernest James Barton and Victoria Antonie Barton, of Adamstown, New South Wales, Australia.
Remembered with Honour
Becklingen War Cemetery

In Memory of
Pilot Officer Obs.
Ernest Edward Ellner
89596, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 29 June 1941 Age 27
Son of Ernest William and Florence Ethel Ellner, of Southall, Middlesex.
Remembered with Honour
Becklingen War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr.
John Johnstone Jordan
949055, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 29 June 1941
No NOK Listed
Remembered with Honour
Becklingen War Cemetery

In Memory of
Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr.
Donald Charles Smallbone
943824, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 29 June 1941
No NOK Listed
Remembered with Honour
Becklingen War Cemetery

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant Air Gnr.
Thomas Robson Marshall
611372, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
who died on 29 June 1941
No NOK Listed
Remembered with Honour
Becklingen War Cemetery

Attached Files


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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

On this day there were 82 Commonwealth Air Force Deaths.

ATA

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RAF
68

RAAF 4

RCAF 4

RIAF

RNZAF 3

SAAF 3


Rhodesia Air Askari Corps

WAAF

WAAAF

WAAF (SAAF)


WAAC

30 JUNE 1941 CRASH OF WIRRAWAY, A20-118 AT TOWNSVILLE

A Wirraway from 24 Squadron RAAF crashed at Townsville on Monday 30 June 1941, during dive bombing practice when a wing collapsed when pulling out of a dive. The two crew were killed:

Flying Officer Mervyn Nelson Finster (690)

was 19 years old when he died in this crash. He was the son of Arthur Alexander and Eva Maria Finster, of Hawthorn. He was buried at the Burwood General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia, Grave Reference/Panel Number: C. of E. Plot. Sec. 5. Grave 192.

Sergeant Albert Glance (210073)


was 25 years old when he died in this crash. He was the son of John Jacob and Lily May Glance, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. He was buried in the civil section of Townsville cemetery, Grave Reference/Panel Number: E. Plot. Sec. F5. Grave 6.

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In Memory of
Flying Officer
Mervyn Nelson Finster
690, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 30 June 1941 Age 19
Son of Arthur Alexander and Eva Maria Finster, of Hawthorn.
Remembered with Honour
Burwood General Cemetery


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In Memory of
Sergeant
Albert Glance
210073, Royal Australian Air Force
who died on 30 June 1941 Age 25
Son of John Jacob and Lily May Glance, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Remembered with Honour
Townsville Cemetery

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 





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