In Memoriam - Those Air Force Pilots/Crews who died on this day in WW2.

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  1. TimBornLnClinic

    TimBornLnClinic New Member

    Introduction
    As per user name, born in London Clinic where Liz Taylor had some surgeries, England, in WW II, went to Harrow School and could apply to be a British citizen in U.K., which is beautiful. But first I lived the fun life in the U.S. cheering my 2 colleges in football (both teams are in the Rose Bowl on Jan 2, '17) for 30 years before being recalled by (late) Mom, Mani, to take care of our lands in Bangkok.
    I want to state that my proud hero is my Dad, Prince Chirasakti Suprabhat, nickname "Jerry", a pilot of the ATA unit of the RAF. Jerry was a terrific pilot, going "solo" in 6hrs flying training, and sacrificed his life in active service for the Allies of Great Britain and the United States of America in 1942. Jerry was the grandson of Thai King Rama IV, whose role of Yul Brynner's portrayal in The King and I netted him 2 Tony's and 1 Academy awards; and importantly also was the adopted only son of the last absolute/first constitutional King Rama VII. Sadly we just lost the world longest reigning monarch King Rama IX, but now happily have proclaimed King Rama X.
    For 25 years, I've developed many real estate projects such as condos, offices and resorts, and own the Renaissance Bangkok Hotel. If your travels ever take you to Bangkok, contact me through the General Manager on marriott.com.
     
  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    SUPRABHAT CHIRASAKTI, H.R.H. Prince
    Rank:
    Second Officer
    Date of Death:
    12/09/1942
    Age:
    25
    Regiment/Service:
    Air Transport Auxiliary
    Grave Reference:
    Panel 3.
    Cemetery:
    GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM

    Additional Information:
    Adopted son of H R.H. The Prince and Princess of Sukhodaya; husband of H.H. Princess Mani Chirasakti, of Queen Camel, Somerset. The first Siamese in the British Isles to give his life for the Allied cause.
     
  3. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

  4. mooog1

    mooog1 Member

     
  5. mooog1

    mooog1 Member

    Scottish military research group have confirmed that Andrew Harold Sargent Evans mother was living at Akieside Cottage, Cove, Cockburnspath, so explains why he is buried there
     
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  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Thanks for getting back Mooog1.
    Great to have these queries answered.

    Cheers
    Geoff
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    455 SQUADRON RAAF WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES

    RAAF 402591 Sgt Frederick Max Donohoe

    Date of Death: 25 March 1942

    (NB: Sgt Donohue’s younger brother, 420614 Flt Sgt James Blackman Donohoe also fell on 12th June 1943 with 467sq RAAF and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.)

    Source:
    AWM 64 1/243 AWM 237 (63) (64) W R Chorley: RAF Bomber
    Command Losses of the Second World War: Page 49, Volume 1942.

    Aircraft Type: Hampden
    Serial number: P 5329
    Radio call sign: UB – J
    Unit: 455 Sqn RAAF

    Summary:
    Hampden P5329 took off from St Eval on 25 March 1942 to return to base at RAF Wigsley. It had completed a gardening mission off Lorient, France and had been diverted to St Eval after the raid along with other aircraft from the Squadron because of bad weather at base. While returning to Wigsley, the starboard propeller came off and the aircraft crashed at 1743 hours on 25 March and burst into flames at Sparks Farm, Watchfield, 2 miles east of Highbridge, Somerset, UK. All the crew were killed.

    Crew:
    RAF 67621 Flt Lt Alan Herbert Metcalfe, (DFC) Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 404547 FO James Albert Sayer (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
    RAF 971301 Flt Sgt George Stevenson Wilson, (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAAF 402591 Sgt Frederick Max Donohoe, (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)

    FO Sayer and Sgt Donohoe are buried in the Burnham-on-Sea General Cemetery, Somerset, UK.

    Flt Lt Metcalfe is buried in the Camberwell New Cemetery, London, UK

    Flt Sgt Wilson is buried in the Edinburgh (Piershill) Cemetery, Scotland.

    Flt Lt Metcalfe was awarded the DFC on 16 March 1942. This was the first award made to the Squadron.

    RAF 67621 Flt Lt Alan Herbert Metcalfe, (DFC) Aged 21, Son of Herbert Charles Metcalfe and Lily Louisa Metcalfe, of Forest Hill.

    RAAF 404547 FO James Albert Sayer Aged 26, Son of Charles Frederick James Sayer and Mary Ann Sayer, of Carlton, New South Wales, Australia.

    RAF 971301 Flt Sgt George Stevenson Wilson Aged 24, Son of James Duncan Wilson and Margaret Stevenson Wilson, of Leith, Edinburgh.

    RAAF 402591 Sgt Frederick Max Donohoe Aged 30, Son of Frederick Francis and Elsie May Donohoe, of Gulargambone, New South Wales, Australia.

    Burnham on Sea 404547 Sayer_JA.JPG Burnham on Sea 402591 Donohoe_FM.JPG Burnham on Sea Cemetery.jpg Sayer_JA circular.JPG Donohoe_FM circular.JPG Donohoe_JB circular.JPG
     
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  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE
    SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2

    AWM237 (65) Micro Film No 463 OAFH Commonwealth War Graves records
    W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: Page 53,
    Volume 1942.

    Aircraft Type: Wellington
    Serial number: Z 1143
    Radio call sign: BU -
    Unit: ATTD 214 SQN RAF

    Summary:
    Wellington Z1143 took off from RAF Stradishall on the night of 26/27th March 1942, detailed to bomb Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base.

    Crew:
    RAAF 400581 PO Eric William Cuthbert Creed, Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 400885 Sgt William Wykes Robey Norton, (Pilot)
    RAAF 404277 Sgt Walter Irvine Christsen, (Observer)
    RAF 1376234 Sgt Alfred Frederick Mons Emms, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 984801 Sgt John Routledge Payne, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    ARMY 64403 Capt Alfred Peter Mair (Royal Artillery attached to RAF 214 Sqn)

    The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 2225 hours at Vriezenveen (Overjissel) on the east side of the Overjissel Canal and some 9kms NNW of Almelo,Holland.

    All on board were killed and they are buried in the Vriezenveen General Cemetery, Netherlands. Vriezenveen is a small town 9kms north of Almelo and 1.5kms east of the Overjissel Canal.

    RAAF 400581 PO Eric William Cuthbert Creed. Aged 22, Son of Willie Herbert and Edith Gwennie Creed, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.

    RAAF 400885 Sgt William Wykes Robey Norton. Aged 29, Son of Wykes Strange Chapman Norton and Eva Grace Norton, of Armadale, Victoria, Australia.

    RAAF 404277 Sgt Walter Irvine Christsen. Aged 22, Son of Walter Irvine Hans and Isabel Christsen, of Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.

    RAF 1376234 Sgt Alfred Frederick Mons Emms. Aged 27, Son of Frederick and Sarah Emms; husband of Phyllis Mary Emms, of Welling, Kent, UK.

    RAF 984801 Sgt John Routledge Payne. Aged 25, Son of Alfred Joseph and Catherine Payne, of Penrith, Cumberland, UK.

    ARMY 64403 Capt Alfred Peter Mair. Aged 26, Son of Alfred J. and Elizabeth Mair (nee Colling) of Sunderland, UK.
     

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  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Flight Sergeant Moheddeen Abdul Ghias Howsan (known as Bob) was born in 1920, the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Fred Madeen Howsan (second eldest child of Howsan&Tye) of Mt. Gravatt, Brisbane, and the grandson of the first Muslim to settle in the Mt. Gravatt area of Brisbane. He was educated at Buranda Boys’ School and the Brisbane Boys’ Grammar School. After the outbreak of World War Two he joined the Royal Australian Air Force on the 19th of July 1940 and left Australia in April 1941 for training in Canada, before going to England. (His younger brother HAMID ABE HOWSAN also joined the RAAF and survived the war.)

    After arriving in England he was posted to Wellesbourne, Warwickshire where his first flight in a Wellington was on the 8th of August 1941. He flew as 2nd pilot on raids over Germany and then, on the 22nd January 1942, he was made Captain of his own aircraft (pictured – A photographic shoot - Not his crew).
    His operations included – Austend, Dunkirk, Emden, Bremmen, Le Havre, Cologne, Essen, Lubech, Wysse and Poissy.

    Flight Sergeant Moheddeen Abdul Ghias (Bob) Howsan lost his life when the plane he was piloting was shot down in France on 1st April 1942. All but one of the crew were killed. Before the plane crashed Sergeant Howsan steered the stricken aircraft away from the French village of Marly-le-Roi, near Versailles, to avoid any civilian casualties. (See survivor statement below) In 1994 the citizens of Marly-le-Roi unveiled a memorial honouring the fallen airmen for their bravery.

    Taken from crescentsofbrisbane.org

    They took off according to the sole survivor, Burgoyne, dropped their bombs from a low altitude. But as the Wellington turned for home it was hit by German anti-aircraft fire.

    Writing to Howsan's mother after the war – HIS EARLIER LETTER TELLING HER OF THE NEWS OF HOW HER SON DIED APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CONFISCATED BY THE BRITISH CENSORS –
    BURGOYNE TELLS HER OF HOW THE AIRCRAFT CAUGHT FIRE:

    Burgoyne reported it to Howsan and then concentrated on battling the flames. Soon his parachute caught fire and, as he went forward again to report that the situation appeared hopeless he was catapulted out of the aircraft through the open hatch.

    He managed to open what was left of his burned chute and was lucky to land on a tree that broke his fall. From there he watched in horror as Howsan guided the fireball away from the village of tiny houses, church and school until, safely over a park, the aircraft crashed in a ball of flame.

    A few years ago, the deputy mayor of Marly-le- Roi, Patrick Gautier, said "There is no doubt that these young men did everything they could right up to the last moment, to avoid falling on the village."

    Those in Mary-Le-Roi who still recall the event, tell how the outline of one body was imprinted in the ground and on the morning of April 2, a small procession of villagers laid bunches of violets in the poignant silhouette until ordered from the scene by the German troops.

    Burgoyne was captured, badly burned and injured, and spent the rest of the war in a PoW camp.

    The Germans arranged a military funeral for the crew whose final resting place was the local cemetery - Les Gonards de Versailles.

    Despite the years that have passed, the towns-people never forgot the bravery displayed by the crew and on November 11, 1994 a memorial to them was unveiled."
    The monument can be seen at this website as it is copyright to the photographer:

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

    404247 Flight Sergeant HOWSAN, Moheddeen Abdul Ghias

    Source:
    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/123/230 Micro Film No 463
    Commonwealth War Grave records W E Chorley: RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 60, Volume 1942.

    Aircraft Type: Wellington B lll
    Serial number: Z 8527
    Radio call sign: LQ – L
    Unit: 405 Sqn Royal Canadian Air Force

    Summary:
    On the 1st April 1942, Wellington Z8527 took off from RAF Pocklington at 0107 hours detailed to attack Poissy, France, some 40 miles north east of Paris. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base.

    Crew:
    RAAF 404247 Flt Sgt Moheddeen Abdul Ghias Howsan, Captain (Pilot)
    RCAF R/79659 Flt Sgt Martin Charles Howe, (Pilot)
    RCAF PO L G Burgoyne, (Observer) (Survived-POW)
    RCAF R/55438 Raoul Omer Joseph Page, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 990550 Sgt William Philip Ashun, Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 106643 PO James George MacKinnon, (Air Gunner)

    The aircraft crashed near Versailles (Seine-et-Oise), France.
    Five of the crew were killed and PO Burgoyne was a POW. Those killed are buried in the Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, France.

    RAAF 404247 Flt Sgt Moheddeen Abdul Ghias Howsan, Captain (Pilot)
    Aged 22, Son of Fred Madeen Howsan and Rahim Bibi Howsan, of Mt. Gravatt, Queensland, Australia.

    RCAF R/79659 Flt Sgt Martin Charles Howe, (Pilot) NO NOK LISTED

    RCAF R/55438 Raoul Omer Joseph Page Aged 20, Son of Arthur and Aleona Page, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

    RAF 990550 Sgt William Philip Ashun Aged 26, Husband of Jean Isobel Ashun, of Kirkdale, Liverpool.

    RAF 106643 PO James George MacKinnon NO NOK LISTED
    Howsan_Moheddeen_Abdul_Ghias (Bob) Photo.jpg Howsan_MAG (Large).JPG Howsan_MAG Group Photo.jpg
     

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  10. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Hi Geoff,

    R79659 F/Sgt Martin Charles Howe was the son of Martin Charles and Florence Clara (nee Long) Howe of LaFleche, Saskatchewan.

    J15060 P/O Laurel Glenwood Burgoyne was from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Deceased 20 September 2000.

    Regards,

    Dave
     
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  11. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Thanks Dave.

    Much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Geoff
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    (27/28th April 1942)
    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    400687 Pilot Officer BAILEY, Valden Leonard

    Source :
    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/23/123
    Commonwealth War Graves records W R Chorley: RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 81, Volume1942.

    Aircraft Type: Wellington
    Serial number: X 3700
    Radio call sign: JN – R
    Unit: ATTD 150 SQN RAF

    Summary:
    Wellington X3700 took off from RAF Snaith at 2140 hours on the night of 27/’28th April 1942, detailed to bomb Cologne, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base.

    Crew :
    RAAF 400687 PO Valden Leonard Bailey, Captain (Pilot)
    RAF 1375485 Sgt Bernard John McGinn, (Pilot)
    RAF 115993 PO Alfred Wilkinson (Observer)
    RCAF 15126 PO Franklin Burton Grundy, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 1381070 Sgt William George Marsh, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 1250695 Sgt Ronald Marcus Sutton, (Air Gunner)

    All the crew were killed and they are buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Locality Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Rheinberg is 24kms north of Krefeld and 13kms south of Wesel.

    RAAF 400687 PO Valden Leonard Bailey Aged 24, Son of Leonard Reuben and Hilma Agnes Bailey, of Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia.

    RAF 1375485 Sgt Bernard John McGinn Aged 21, Son of Maj. J. T. McGinn and Winifred A. McGinn, of Porthcawl, Glamorgan.

    RAF 115993 PO Alfred Wilkinson Aged 24, Son of Joseph and Beatrice Wilkinson, of Leigh, Lancashire.

    RCAF 15126 PO Franklin Burton Grundy Aged 33, Son of Henry Franklin Grundy and Mable Surbray Grundy of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

    RAF 1381070 Sgt William George Marsh Aged 30, Son of Frederick and Florence Maude Marsh.

    RAF 1250695 Sgt Ronald Marcus Sutton Aged 21, Son of Leonard Louis and Annie Sutton, of Leyton, Essex.

    OF THE 24 WHO RECEIVED THEIR “WINGS”, 62% WOULD NOT SURVIVE THE WAR
    Group portrait of Australian airmen at a "Wings Parade" ceremony at the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No 2 Service Flying Training School in Ottawa, Canada when a large group of airmen from the Antipodes graduated. Sir Clive Baillieu, noted Australian and Director General of the British Purchasing Commission in Washington, pinned the "Wings" on their tunics.

    Most of the men are from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

    Identified in the back row from left to right:
    400716 Victor William Johnstone (died 8 January 1942 on operations over France);
    400273 Ronald Victor Flanagan;
    400692 Raymond Thomas Brewin (died 29 November 1941 in an accident in UK);
    400726 John Alexander McMillan;
    400695 Edward Earnest Coate;
    400718 William Robert Kilpatrick (died 31 July 1943 on operations over France); 400738 Brian Snowball;
    400604 William Kent Sloggatt (died 9 January 1942 in an accident in UK).

    Second row from left to right:
    250854 John Rutherford Gordon, MC;
    400689 Robert Wilson Baxter (died 7 August 1942 in an accident in UK);
    400459 Kenneth Edward Collins;
    400746 Stanley Donald Wills (died 26 May 1942 in an accident in Ireland); 400691 John A'Beckett Penleigh Boyd;
    400687 Valden Leonard Bailey (died 28 April 1942 on operations over Germany);
    400736 Clifford Alan Stachwell (died 13 July 1944 on operations over New Guinea);
    400747 Alexander Philip Stepto Wood) died 29 April 1944 in an accident in Wallen, Victoria).

    Front row from left to right:
    400694 John Callahan (died 4 September 1942 in an accident in UK);
    400733 Arthur Geoffrey Oxlade (died 6 June 1944 on operations over France); 400725 Douglas Leslie McGregor (died 3 November 1942 in an accident over the Irish Sea);
    400744 George William Walters (died 18 July 1943 on operations over the English Channel);
    400707 Mervyn Richards Roberts Green (died 28 March 1942 on operations over Germany);
    400458 Alfred Henry Blake (died 28 May 1943 on operations off Darwin, Northern Territory);
    400508 William John Storey;
    400739 Frederick Stanley Stevens.
     

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  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    (29th/30th April 1942)
    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    403206 Sergeant WILLIAMS, David Alexander

    Source:
    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/178/523 Commonwealth War Graves records
    W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Page 84, Volume 1942.

    Aircraft Type: Manchester
    Serial number: L 7516
    Radio call sign: VN -
    Unit: ATTD 50 SQN RAF

    Summary:
    Lancaster L7516 took off from RAF Skellngthorpe at 2142 hours on the night of 29/30th April 1942 detailed to carry out gardening in the Forgetmenot region. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

    Crew:
    RAF Flt Sgt S Willett, DFM Captain (Pilot) (POW)
    RAF Flt Sgt S E Packard, (2nd Pilot) (POW)
    RAF PO N Hannah (Navigator) (POW)
    RAF Flt Sgt H J McDonald, (1st Wireless Operator) (POW)
    RAAF 406602 Sgt Clarence Alfred Miners, (2nd Wireless Operator) (POW)
    RAAF 403206 Sgt David Alexander Williams, (Front Gunner) (KILLED)
    RAF 1379715 Sgt Cecil John Scott, (Rear Gunner) (KILLED)

    The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed on a sandbank off Rantum, Sylt. Two of the crew Sgt Williams and Sgt Scott were killed and the remaining crew were POW’s.

    Those killed are buried in the Kiel War Cemetery, Locality Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Kiel lies 83kms north of Hamburg.

    A later report from their POW comrades stated “Attacked 29th April. Scotty in Rear Turret and Dave Front Turret. Both went out fighting gallantly. They were killed long before we eventually crashed. German Officers assured us they were given a proper funeral. Our deepest sympathy goes out to their parents.”

    RAAF 403206 Sgt David Alexander Williams Aged 21, Son of Vivian Vasey Woodthorpe Williams and Dorothy Maybury Williams, of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia.

    RAF 1379715 Sgt Cecil John Scott
    NO NOK LISTED
     

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  14. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Date of Death: 29 April 1942

    460 SQUADRON RAAF, WORLD WAR 2 FATALITIES

    Source:
    AWM 64 (1/293) AWM 64 (1/294) Appendix B13 AWM 237 (63) (64)
    NAA: A705, 163/161/200

    Aircraft Type: Wellington
    Serial number: Z 1290
    Radio call sign: UV – T
    Unit: 460 Sqn RAAF

    Summary:
    Wellington Z 1290 took off from RAF Breighton at 2226 hours on 28 April 1942 to attack Kiel, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. 10 aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid.

    Crew:
    RAAF 402885 Flt Sgt Leslie Milton Shephard, Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 404868 Sgt John Francis Carpender, (2nd Pilot)
    RAAF 402836 PO Ralph Bond, (Observer)
    RAAF 402600 Sgt Trevor Hopetoun McIlveen, (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAAF 404661 Sgt William Walter Perroux, (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
    RAAF 408122 Sgt John Percival Cosgrove, (Air Gunner)

    Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Neumunster and that all the crew were killed. In 1953 a statement by a citizen of Poland (through the Red Cross) reported that the aircraft was shot down by a German fighter and exploded in mid-air.

    The crew are interred in the Hamburg War Cemetery, Ohlsdorf.

    RAAF 402885 Flt Sgt Leslie Milton Shephard. Aged 25, Son of Walter Leslie and Florence Alice Shephard, of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.

    RAAF 404868 Sgt John Francis Carpender. Aged 29, Son of Arthur Francis Carpender and Eliza Markham Carpender, of Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.

    RAAF 402836 PO Ralph Bond. Aged 28, Son of George Grant Bond and Milly Bond, of Enoggera, Queensland, Australia.

    RAAF 402600 Sgt Trevor Hopetoun McIlveen. Aged 33, Son of George T. and Maud Maria McIlveen, of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia.

    RAAF 404661 Sgt William Walter Perroux. Aged 26, Son of Vincent Wallace Perroux and Elizabeth Perroux, of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

    RAAF 408122 Sgt John Percival Cosgrove. Aged 25, Son of Francis Alfred and Ida Emma Cosgrove; husband of Dorothy Christina Cosgrove, of Launceston, Tasmania
    Hamburg War Cemetery.jpg
     

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  16. Coopermum

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    Delighted to find this photo of my Dad's cousin. I was planning to go to Runnymead where he is commemorated and thought I would do a bit of research first! I'm quite sure Dad has never seen this. He'll be fascinated. Ronnie and his parents had emigrated to Canada so Dad never saw him as a young man. Can't help wondering where you found the photo?
     
  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron



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    POSTANS, RONALD GEORGE
    Rank:
    Flight Sergeant
    Service No:
    R/52075
    Date of Death:
    29/09/1941
    Age:
    22
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    57 Sqdn.
    Panel Reference:
    Panel 60.
    Memorial:
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of Cpl. George Samuel Postans, A.S.C., and Ada Postans, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
     
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  18. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Crew :
    RAAF 400687 PO Valden Leonard Bailey, Captain (Pilot)
    RAF 1375485 Sgt Bernard John McGinn, (Pilot)
    RAF 115993 PO Alfred Wilkinson (Observer)
    RCAF 15126 PO Franklin Burton Grundy, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 1381070 Sgt William George Marsh, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF 1250695 Sgt Ronald Marcus Sutton, (Air Gunner)

    All the crew were killed and they are buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Locality Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Rheinberg is 24kms north of Krefeld and 13kms south of Wesel.

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  19. Coopermum

    Coopermum Member

    We would love to know where this photo came from. Can you help?
     
  20. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

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