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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 GallowayErnest NormanSergeant15461011921Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-18StirlingIW7618HA-VDownham Market2107FlensburgAttacked by a German night fighter and severely damaged. Claim by Uffz Friedel Krause 8/NJG1 (Detached to 5/NJG3) North Sea West of Esbjerg: 4,200m at 0048 hrs.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 83.Two crew members were killed during the attack, and two more lost their lives when they did not manage to get clear of the aircraft after it had been ditched.

On August 22 at 1530 hours the dinghy was observed from the Danish fishing boat E 28 “Dania” of Esbjerg on a position 21 miles to the north west of Gasbøjen (the entrance to Esbjerg harbour).

Runnymede Memorial Panel 83. Son of Herbert and Mary Galloway, of Heath, Yorkshire
2 MacphersonJohn AndersonSergeant41597Wireless OperatorMiDRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-18StirlingIW7618HA-VDownham Market2107FlensburgAttacked by a German night fighter and severely damaged. Claim by Uffz Friedel Krause 8/NJG1 (Detached to 5/NJG3) North Sea West of Esbjerg: 4,200m at 0048 hrs.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 117Two crew members were killed during the attack, and two more lost their lives when they did not manage to get clear of the aircraft after it had been ditched.

On August 22 at 1530 hours the dinghy was observed from the Danish fishing boat E 28 “Dania” of Esbjerg on a position 21 miles to the north west of Gasbøjen (the entrance to Esbjerg harbour).

Son of Alfred Sinclair Macpherson and Margaret Louise Macpherson, of Kaeo, Auckland, New Zealand
3 McDanielIrom GrangerPilot Officer1122297AmericanPilotRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-18StirlingIW7618HA-VDownham Market2107FlensburgAttacked by a German night fighter and severely damaged. Claim by Uffz Friedel Krause 8/NJG1 (Detached to 5/NJG3) North Sea West of Esbjerg: 4,200m at 0048 hrsPoW No. 659 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & BelariaTwo crew members were killed during the attack, and two more lost their lives when they did not manage to get clear of the aircraft after it had been ditched.

On August 22 at 1530 hours the dinghy was observed from the Danish fishing boat E 28 “Dania” of Esbjerg on a position 21 miles to the north west of Gasbøjen (the entrance to Esbjerg harbour).
4 PowellCarly ArthurSergeant403290Air BomberRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-18StirlingIW7618HA-VDownham Market2107FlensburgAttacked by a German night fighter and severely damaged. Claim by Uffz Friedel Krause 8/NJG1 (Detached to 5/NJG3) North Sea West of Esbjerg: 4,200m at 0048 hrs.PoW No. 26878 Stalag 344 LamsdorfTwo crew members were killed during the attack, and two more lost their lives when they did not manage to get clear of the aircraft after it had been ditched.

On August 22 at 1530 hours the dinghy was observed from the Danish fishing boat E 28 “Dania” of Esbjerg on a position 21 miles to the north west of Gasbøjen (the entrance to Esbjerg harbour).
5 SoutarJames Ronald FairbankPilot OfficerJ/851601920CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-18StirlingIW7618HA-VDownham Market2107FlensburgAttacked by a German night fighter and severely damaged. Claim by Uffz Friedel Krause 8/NJG1 (Detached to 5/NJG3) North Sea West of Esbjerg: 4,200m at 0048 hrsKilledKiel War Cemetery Plot 5 Row B Grave 10Paradie Archive DatabaseTwo crew members were killed during the attack, and two more lost their lives when they did not manage to get clear of the aircraft after it had been ditched.

On August 22 at 1530 hours the dinghy was observed from the Danish fishing boat E 28 “Dania” of Esbjerg on a position 21 miles to the north west of Gasbøjen (the entrance to Esbjerg harbour).

Son of James H. and Ella M. Soutar, of Richard, Saskatchewan, Canada.
6 StrudwickPercival George HenrySergeant11651441920Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-18StirlingIW7618HA-VDownham Market2107FlensburgAttacked by a German night fighter and severely damaged. Claim by Uffz Friedel Krause 8/NJG1 (Detached to 5/NJG3) North Sea West of Esbjerg: 4,200m at 0048 hrsKilledHamburg Cemetery Plot 6A Row C Grave 11.Two crew members were killed during the attack, and two more lost their lives when they did not manage to get clear of the aircraft after it had been ditched.

On August 22 at 1530 hours the dinghy was observed from the Danish fishing boat E 28 “Dania” of Esbjerg on a position 21 miles to the north west of Gasbøjen (the entrance to Esbjerg harbour).

Son of Percival Samuel and Mary Ann Strudwick, of Old Woking, Surrey
7 WilkinsonWilliam NSergeant1028136Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-18StirlingIW7618HA-VDownham Market2107FlensburgAttacked by a German night fighter and severely damaged. Claim by Uffz Friedel Krause 8/NJG1 (Detached to 5/NJG3) North Sea West of Esbjerg: 4,200m at 0048 hrs.PoW No. 27774 Stalag 344 Lamsdorf.Two crew members were killed during the attack, and two more lost their lives when they did not manage to get clear of the aircraft after it had been ditched.

On August 22 at 1530 hours the dinghy was observed from the Danish fishing boat E 28 “Dania” of Esbjerg on a position 21 miles to the north west of Gasbøjen (the entrance to Esbjerg harbour).

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