Some assistance on details of this loss please.

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by spidge, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    ELWOOD, JOHN STEPHEN
    Warrant Officer
    428569
    1660 CU 75 Base RAF
    31/05/1945
    20
    Royal Australian Air Force
    Australian
    II. D. 6.
    RYES WAR CEMETERY,
    BAZENVILLE
    France
    Calvados


    Roll of Honour - John Stephen Elwood
    John Stephen Elwood

    Service number: 428569

    Rank: Warrant Officer

    Unit: No 1660 CU 75 Base RAF

    Service: Royal Australian Air Force

    Conflict: 1939-1945

    Date of death: 31 May 1945

    Place of death: France

    Cause of death: Flying Battle

    Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force

    ELWOOD. - W.O. John Stephen Elwood, R.A.A.F., of South Yarra, killed at St. Pierre Eglise near Cherbourg, May 30, loved son of Ethel and Stephen Elwood, and brother of Norma. -Requiescat in pace.

    In Memory of
    Warrant Officer JOHN STEPHEN ELWOOD

    428569, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 20
    on 31 May 1945
    Son of Stephen Patrick and Ethel May Elwood, of South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE
     
  2. AlanW

    AlanW Senior Member

    Spidge,
    You can count out "Flying Battle" for starters, they've got that wrong considering the date.
    Lancaster, PB864, Took off from Swinderby for a night excercise to France, on auto pilot, developed loss of control, and led to it crashing at St Pierre Eglise, of the 7 on board, 6 were killed.
    F/Lt N. Birtwistle, +
    P/O R.F. Double, +
    F/O G. Summers, +
    F/Lt V.G. Eden, +
    F/O A.O. Pearson, DFC, +
    F/O C. Davies, +
    WO J.S. Elwood, +
    F/O A.I. Tweedle, Inj.
    Although the pilot had logged 1,062hrs solo flying, only 19 were on Lancasters.
    Chorley, HCU's.
     
  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Spidge,
    You can count out "Flying Battle" for starters, they've got that wrong considering the date.
    Lancaster, PB864, Took off from Swinderby for a night excercise to France, on auto pilot, developed loss of control, and led to it crashing at St Pierre Eglise, of the 7 on board, 6 were killed.
    F/Lt N. Birtwistle, +
    P/O R.F. Double, +
    F/O G. Summers, +
    F/Lt V.G. Eden, +
    F/O A.O. Pearson, DFC, +
    F/O C. Davies, +
    WO J.S. Elwood, +
    F/O A.I. Tweedle, Inj.
    Although the pilot had logged 1,062hrs solo flying, only 19 were on Lancasters.
    Chorley, HCU's.

    Thanks Alan,

    The only battle would have been with the controls it seems!

    Cheers

    Geoff
     

Share This Page