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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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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 Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
88201 ZoskyErnest AlfredLeading Aircraftman53156AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1946-01-30RAAF Honour Roll
88202 ZrnikTFlight Sergeant787374PilotCzechFighter313 Sqd Czech
1943-09-27SpitfireVbBM293Ramrod 25KilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
88203 ZubryckiWalentyPorucznikFlying OfficerP-023023.05.1905 Hajewiszcze BiałoruśPolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1942-07-02WellingtonIVZ1326BH-BIngham2315BremenDitched 25miles East of Mablethorpe LINCSSurvived. Died 03.11.1942
Archiwum Polish Database
88204 ZubryckiWalentyPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.0230Born 23 May 1905 (Age 37)PolandNavigatorKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-11-03Vickers Wellington lVZ1421BH-VRAF Ingham17:15GardeningTook off from Ingham 17.15 3 November 1943 on Gardening (Mine-laying Operations) off Brittany. Probably shot down over the sea, near Brest, by a fighter.. Location : .Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt.,


Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Archiwum Polish Database
88205 ZuckerVernon Stanley JohnFlight SergeantAUS/420792AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIIJB546LE-ARAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2240BraunschweigSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No 105 Camp: Stalag Luft Bankau-KreulbergNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database
88206 ZuidmulderJ TSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-10-03HalifaxVDK201MP-PMiddleton St George1808KasselCrashed at LeistrupKilledHannover War Cemetery
88207 ZuidmulderJ TSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-09-05HalifaxVEB240MP-PHolme on Spalding Moor1932MannheimCrash landed Ford airfield SUSSEX on return
88208 ŻukWacławSierzant StrzelecFlight SergeantP.793039Born 28 Nov 1921 (Age 20)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

9163
Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1942-10-29HalifaxllW7773NF-SRAF Tempsford1700SOEBelieved shot down by fighter over North Sea. After the war, determined the aircraft crashed at the foot of Norewskiej rocks, near the town of Egersund, between Helleren and Refsland. The explosion scattered debris of aircraft within a radius of several hundred metres, some rolled into a nearby lake.KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Vestre Gravlund Oslo Norway


Memorial to Poles, Vestre Gravlund


Vestre Gravlund, Oslo Norway
Archiwum Polish Database W7773Aircraft initially believed to have crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway. Believed shot down by fighter over North Sea. The mystery of the disappearance of the plane with the Polish crew is partly explained after the war. Halifax W7773 crashed at the foot of Norewskiej rocks, near the town of Egersund, between Helleren and Refsland. The explosion scattered debris of aircraft within a radius of several hundred metres, some rolled into a nearby lake.

Read Archive Report

Also lost were 3 'Agents' - Wieslaw Szpakowicz 'Pak', Stanislaw Hencel 'Pik'. Jerzy Bichniewicz 'Bleckitny' 138 SOE Operation Halifax II W7773.

After the war all crew reinterred in collective grave 11-B-8 in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

88209 ŻukWacławSergeant28.11.1921 Brześć BiałoruśPolandFlight EngineerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-06-12WellingtonIcR1348GR-?RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire2307OsnabruckSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived; Later killed 1942-10-30 Oslo, Norway flying with 138 Sqd Special DutiesArchiwum Polish Database
88210 ŻukTadeusz JanSierżantWarrant Officer78226507.07.1920 LubaczówPolandW/OpMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-05-02WellingtonIcR1214SM-TSyerston2140EmdenTook off from Syerston at 21:40 hrs, last heard from, on W/T at 02:32 hrs by Sealand. Shot down nt a night fighter flown by Ltn Reinhold Knacke of I/NJG1. Crashed at Budel (Noord Brabant), 20 kilometers South-South-East of Eindhoven. Location : Netherlands.PoW. Survived war. Died 06.02.1996 Dartford, Kent, U.K. Buried Dartford (Watling St) Cemetery
Archiwum Polish DatabaseBuried at Eindhoven: mjr. obs. Malak Wacław Józef Navigator mjr. obs. strz. Ryszkiewicz Mieczysław Józef Tail gunner Unknown Airman, Connected with Wellington R 1214?? Prisoners of War: por. obs. Jastrzębski Aleksander P 0082 por. pil. Nogal Józef P 0065 plut. pil. Kasprzyk 782331 kpr. r/op. Żuk Tadeusz 782265 This was the first time Polish Airmen based in Britain were taken prisoner in German Hands. There was great interest: how would the Germans treat Polish Air Force PoWs? Would their families in occupied Poland suffer reprisals?
88211 ŻukotyńskiStefanPodporucznik NawigPilot OfficerP.1982Born 13 December 1917 Jarosław (Age 25 when killed)PolandNavigatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-01-14Vickers Wellington lVZ1387BH-QRAF Ingham22:34LorientTook off from Ingham 22.34 14 January 1943 on an Operation to bomb Lorient. Failed to return, presumed lost a sea. Location : English Channel / France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt. , Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery - Manche, France. Plot VI Row E Grave 2 Body washed ashore 24 March 1943
Archiwum Polish Database
88212 ZukowskiAleksanderPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP.1292Born 28 March 1911 (Age 29)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command302 Sqd (Polish)
1940-10-18Hawker HurricanelV6571WX-ORAF Northolt. Location : United Kingdom. 302 Squadron 21 August 1940; No.5 OTU 2 September 1940; 302 Squadron 26 September 1940Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Northwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 297

Archiwum Polish Database
88213 ŽukowskiAleksyP/OP-1292PilotPAFFighter302 Sqd Polish
1940-10-18HurricaneIV6571WX-QScrambleKilledCrashed at Boxley, DetlingNorthwood Cemetery. Grave H297
Archiwum Polish Database
88214 ŻukowskiRomanKapral StrzelecSergeantP.792392Born 28 February 1921 Łosośna Sokółka (Age 22 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-10-07Vickers Wellington XHF490BH-ORAF Ingham23:13Gardening - St. NazaireTook off from Ingham 23.13 7 October 1943 on a Gardening, mine-laying operation near St. Nazaire. Failed to return from operation. Lost without trace. Location : English Channel / France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in operation to St Naizaire
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database HF490
88215 ZulikowskiJPilot OfficerPilotPAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1941-06-28HurricaneIIAP516XCircus 26Failed to returnEvaded Archiwum Polish Database
88216 ZumbachJan Eugeniusz Ludwig Pilot OfficerPilotVirtuti Militari

DFC & Bar

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

PAFFighter303 Sqd Polish
1941-05-09SpitfireIIP796212Channel PatrolBaled out over DoverSafe

Archiwum Polish Database
88217 ZurakowskiJanuszPilot Officer76715Born: 12.09.1914 in Ryżawka Poland (now Ukraine)PolandPilotVM V kl., 3xKW, MLPAFFighter Command234 Sqd
1940-08-24SpitfireIN3239PatrolCrashed Isle of WightSafe Archiwum Polish Database
88218 ZurakowskiTadeuszPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP-1893Born 4 June 1913 (Age 30)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command3 Sqd
1944-05-27Hawker TempestVJN736JF-?RAF NewchurchPMShipping RecceSee archive report for further detailsKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave. Lost in sea flying between Ostend - DieppeArchiwum Polish Database
88219 ŻurawskiWitoldMajorS/Ldr7679805.11.1911 Petersburg – RussiaPolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-07-25WellingtonIcR1178BH-LHemswell2259HamburgReturning home ditched 9 miles NE of Cromer, Norfolk. All crew rescued. No RNLI report.Rescued. Died 19.01.1945Archiwum Polish Database
88220 ŻurawskiWitoldMajor NawigSquadron LeaderP.76798Born 5 November 1911 Petersburg Russia (Age 33 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAF301 Sqd (Polish)
1945-01-19Consolidated LiberatorKH151RAF Brindisi, Italy. Location : Italy. Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft lost off Brindisi
Archiwum Polish Database
88221 ZuromskiJulian KazimierzFlying OfficerP-0350Born on the 06th November 1918PolishPilotPAFFighter Command66 Sqd
1943-07-30SpitfireVbBL436AMRamrodForce landed in BelgiumPoW Berlin-Steglitz (Stalag 3D) but escaped captivity

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born in Borysoglebs, Russia. Served with 306 and 308 Polish squadrons. Escaped captivity to Czechoslovakia. Whilst there he fought with the underground until the arrival of allied troops. After the demob. in 1946 he joined the Pakistan. Died on the 17th May 1999 in Surbiton, Surrey
88222 ŻuwałaZbigniew Starszy Szeregowiec Radio Operator Strzelecelec SergeantP.780720Born 25 July 1941 Kraków (Age 19 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-07-24Vickers WellingtonIcX9620NZ-RAF Lindholme23:05Emden Crashed at Opperdoes, Netherlands. Location : Netherlands. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Rotterdam, Hook of Holland General Cemetery - Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Call Row G Grave 1

Archiwum Polish Database
88223 ZwarR FSergeantRAAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1943-10-22LancasterIW4357QR-ASyerston1826KasselCrashed SSW BeverungenPOW
88224 ZwiewkaBronisław RomanChorazyWarrant Officer79403601.10.1917ŚwieciePolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1941-12-16WellingtonIIZ8427SM-WLindholme1759OostendeAt 21:15 the a/c was in the landing circuit at Lindholme when the a/c flew into the ground near Crowtree Farm, Hatfield Chase. An incorrectly set altimeter was found to blame, the pilot thought he was five hundred feet higher than he actually was.Survived. Died 21.04.1991 Liverpool UKArchiwum Polish Database
88225 ZwolińskiRyszard (Roman)Kapitan PilotSquadron LeaderP.1357Born 11 September 1909 Radomsko (Age 34 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command307 Sqd (Polish)
1944-08-07De Havilland MosquitoXllHK230EW-BRAF Church FentonPatrol - Holland Aircraft hit by anti-aircraft fire and fell to earth in flames, South-East of Arnhem. Location : Netherlands. A' Flight Commander Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery - Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 30 (Rozendaal Public Cemetery, Arnhem, Netherlands - Grave 30)

Archiwum Polish Database
88226 ZychStanislawSierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.781185Born 22 January 1916 (Age 29)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command316 Sqd (Polish)
1945-02-21North American P-51d MustangIIIFB150SZ-RRAF Andrews FieldRodeo 416 See archive report for further details Location : Germany. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Becklingen War Cemetery - Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot III Row D Grave 5
Archiwum Polish Database
88227 ZygarlickiLeonSierzant PilotWarrant Officer783200Born 28 June 1919 (Age 24)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command303 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-17Supermarine SpitfireVbBM407RF-ZRAF Horne1130Beach PatrolSee archive report for further detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bayeux War Cemetery - Calvados, France. Plot II Row G Grave 21


Archiwum Polish DatabaseFrom Belzec, Poland
88228 ZygmundE SPilot OfficerP-2684PilotPAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1944-07-28MustangIIIFB241PatrolKilledPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United KingdomArchiwum Polish Database
88229 ZygmundEgon StanislawPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.2684Born 17 February 1919 (Age 25)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1944-07-29North American P-51d MustangIIIFB241RAF BrenzettPatrolHastings, Sussex. Location : English Channel. 306 Squadron 1 June 1944Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in English Channel, off Hastings, SussexArchiwum Polish Database
88230 ZygmuntowiczRyszardKapitanFlying OfficerP.0291Born 2 January 1916 (Age 26)PolandPilotDFC

PAF Special Duties - Bomber Command 138 Sqd SOE1942-04-21HalifaxIIV9976NF-RAF Tempsford Operation WHISKEY/PICKAXE to Austria. The a/c hit hill on N side of the “Blauberge ” mountain S of Wildbad Kreuth, Bavaria S of Munich on way to DZ in dense fog. Killed on Operational FlightInitially buried at Kreuth. PAF Memorial Panel 81, Durnbach War Cemetery - Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Coll Grave 9 H 20-24
Archiwum Polish Database
88231 ZykowMikołajSierzant PilotSergeantP.782065Born 6 December 1908 (Age 32 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1941-10-20Vickers WellingtonIcN2852NZ-RAF Lindholme18:12EmdenHit by Flak of Flakgruko II. Marine Flak Brigade (Wilhelmshaven). Crashed in North Sea North East of Mellum at 21:12. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Last heard sending an SOS signal.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Sage War Cemetery - Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot III Row F Grave 13


Polish Memorial Northolt UK

Archiwum Polish Database
88232 WilliamsonWalter DonaldSergeantR/131709Age 20CanadaPilot (U/T)RCAFTraining Command7 Elementary Flying Training School.

51 Group


1943-02-16Tiger MothIIDE461-RAF Desford, Leicestershire1150Passing Out Test ExerciseSee archive report for further detailsKilledIbstock Cemetery. Row V 3. Grave 3

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born on the 04th January 1923 in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada. Educated at Carbon High School. Worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Pacific Railway. Enlisted in November 1941. Awarded his wings on the 19th November 1942 at Dauphin, Manitoba.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williamson of Carbon, Alberta, Canada.

88233 DwyerEricFlight SergeantR/264718CanadianAir GunnerRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 281. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88234 GillWalterWarrant Officer Class IR/142701PolandCanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 281. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88235 McCreadyErnest WilliamWarrant Officer Class IR/108312CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 281. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88236 McElroyArthur Bowker SmithFlying OfficerJ/25428CanadianPilotRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 279. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88237 PowellJoseph Marcel JacquesFlight LieutenantJ/21587CanadianPilotRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88238 RawlandArthur GordonFlight LieutenantC/1841CanadianNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88239 RichmondWilliam MercerFlight SergeantR/225463CanadianFlight EngineerRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 282. United Kingdom.Accident report
88240 SivellEdgar WalterFlight SergeantR/271248CanadianAir GunnerRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 282. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88241 CampbellStephen GordonWarrant Officer Class IR/92380CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command4 Coastal Operational Training Unit1945-03-14SunderlandIIIDP178RAF AlnessTrainingMissing at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 281. United Kingdom.
Accident report
88242 HannayDouglas WilliamFlight SergeantR/115553Age 24CanadaNavigatorRCAFTraining Command1661 Heavy Conversion Unit
5 Group

1943-03-12LancasterIR5556KM-CRAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire1745TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec. P. Grave 310
Courtesy Will Williams
Born on the 13th September 1918 in McGee. Enlisted on the 09th July 1941 in Saskatoon. Son of John (died 12th March 1939, age 57) and Agness Johnston Hannay (died 05th August 1946, age 69), of McGee, Saskatchewan, Canada. Epitaph: 'Forever Young They Live And Laugh In God's Eternal Spring'.
88243 SherringtonRoy ClaudeWarrant Officer751458Age 23BritishNavigatorDFM


RAFVR248 Wing. Malta Air Command23 Sqd
(248 Wing)
1943-04-28MosquitoNF.IIDZ693YP-QRAF Luqa, Malta0007IntruderSee archive report for further details and photographsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 7, Column 1
Courtesy Chelmsford War Memorial

Born in Waldringfield, Woodbridge in 1921. Educated at Mid-Essex Technical College. Worked for Hoffmann Manufacturing Co many in the drawing office. Son of William Joseph Sherrington (died 1929), and of Annie Maud Sherrington (née Bloomfield - died 1975), of 30 Lady Lane, Chelmsford, Essex. Husband of Eileen Emily Sherrington (née Fisher - died 1988) and father of one son. Over 50 operational sorties.

His brother, 25 year old Sgt. Stanley Victor Sherrington 908776 also served. He was killed on the 30th July 1943 whilst with 51 squadron as a flight engineer. Halifax II JD309 on am operation to Hamburg failed to return with all crew missing - believed killed.

DFM L/G 10th June 1942:

Fl/Sgt. Roy Claude Sherrington, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 23 Squadron. This observer has completed a large number of intruder sorties, during which he has participated in the destruction of a number of enemy aircraft. He is a keen navigator who is also accurate in his bombing and coolly efficient at all times.

88244 DrummondRobert John HeughFlying Officer119720Age 29New ZealandPilotRAFVR322 Wing. 242 Group152 Sqd
322 Wing. 242 Group


1943--04-24SpitfireVcJG725UM-?'Paddington' Souk el Khemis, Tunisia1445Ground attackSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledMassicault War Cemetery. Grave VI. E. 20.
Courtesy Diana O'Brian

Born on the 04th November 1913 at Masterton. Educated at Lansdowne Primary School, Wairarapa High School, Victoria University, Canterbury University. Moved to UK in September 1938 and went to Oxford University (Balliol Collage). Served in British Army as Officer Cadet Training Unit. Commissioned in the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment on the 18th May 1940.

Attached to RAF as a pilot under training in late 1941. No. 5 Service Flying Training School and pilot badge awarded on the 11th December 1941. Transferred to the RAFVR and commissioned on the 14th March 1942. Joined 26 squadron flying the Mustang on the 20th May 1942. 171 squadron the the 14th June 1942 flying the Tomahawk and Mustang. To HQ 35 Wing on the 31st October 1942. To Algeria via Gibraltar and 152 squadron on the 12th December flying the Spitfire.

Son of Robert Crawford Drummond (died 05th November 1959, age 90) and of Agnes Cecilia Mary Drummond (née Telford - died 05th October 1957, age 79), of Masterton, New Zealand. Brother of Norah (Burnard), Jean (Phillips-Turner), Ronald, Patricia (Hutchison), Celia (Manson), Rosalind, Sarah (Evans), Bruce, Rosamond(Agar). Husband of Vera Jane Drummond (née Carter).

88245 MoncurAlfred KeithSgt1574423BritishFERAFVRBomber Command1661 HCU1944-07-20StirlingEF444WinthorpeMorningTrainingForced landing after engine failureKilledDundee Eastern Necropolis UK
Dundee Eastern UK
Baled out but parachute failed to open

Training flight with a trainee crew of seven plus a staff W/Op from the HCU training unit. Over Yorkshire engines began to fail. In 2004 W/OP Bray said that the port outer failed first because of an oil leak. Shut down and the propeller feathered. Then starboard inner failed and that too was shut down. Starboard outer engine began to fail. Pilot ordered the crew to bale out over the northwest Leeds area. He force-landed the aircraft on open land at Dawson's Corner, Pudsey at 10.30hrs, sustaining minor injuries. Admitted to Westwood EMS Hospital. Everyone else escaped injury.

Crew: Pilot - P/O Samuel Bowden RAFVR (182602). Slightly injured. Sgt Lewis Wolfe Nagley RAFVR (1676957). Sgt Stanley C Alldis RAFVR (1398378). Sgt Hughes. Sgt Hammett. Air Gunner - Sgt Sidney Charles Green RAFVR (1585525). (HCU Staff) Wireless Operator - F/O Stanley Bray RAFVR (172308). Moncur (1574423)

Bowden, Nagley, Alldis, Green later joined 57 Sqd and were lost on Lancaster LL939
88246 Henryk Franczak, Feliks Jaruszewski, Konrad Ziółkowski, Jan Szpek, Mieczysław Wodziński, Jan AdamczykPolandPAFBomber Command304 Sqd
1942-07-11Vickers WellingtonlcZ1072RAF BramcoteCrashed at Bramcote Aerodrome, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database Z1072
88247 PhillipsPeter Charles HunterSgt13124111921BritishAir GunnerRAFVR256 Sqd 1480 Flight
1942-07-09Boulton Paul DefiantlN3402RAF NewtownardsBallycarry, Carrickfergus, Co.Antrim, IrelandCrashed at Ballycarry, Carrickfergus, Co.Antrim, Ireland, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightNewtownards (Movilla) Cemetery - County Down, Ireland, United Kingdom. Section 28, Grave 82Air Gunner on Boulton Paul Defiant N3402 with RAF 256 Squadron that took off from Newtownards Airfield, Co. Down. No. 1480 (Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation) Flight had moved there in December 1941. The Defiant piloted by Henryk Komenda came down at Ballycarry, Co. Antrim killing both the Polish Airman and the English air gunner.

Son of Hunter Phillips and Elsie Phillips of Fowcy, Cornwall.
88248 FarleyWalter RonaldW/Cmdr29089Age 32 when declared Missing Believed KilledBritishPilotDFC

RAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1942-03-10WhitleyVZ9125NF-AStradishallSOE French Operation FRENSHAM ICrashed on take off, probable technical faultInjured... killed later on another SOE operation
Battle of Britain pilot

Aircraft crashed after take off outside RAF Stradishall airfield

Son of Thomas Alfred and Sarah Ann Farley. Husband of Maisie Selina Peta Farley, of Knightsbridge, London
Killed 1943-04-20/21 in Halifax II. Crashed while flying in dense fog into a hillside at Kreuth in Bavaria during 'Operation Whiskey', a top secret operation involving both the SOE and the Soviet Secret Service. The aircraft was carrying two Austrian agents who were killed and, possibly, a third who escaped. Buried Durnbach War Cemetery. Grave 9. H. 20-24 (Coll.) Epitaph: Who Enriched Our Lives, And Enriches Life For All Time
88249 HockeyRonald CliffordSqd/Ldr72993BritishPilotDSO

DFC

Krzyż Walecznych

RAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1942-03-10WhitleyVZ9125NF-AStradishallSOE French Operation FRENSHAM ICrashed on take off, probable technical faultInjured
Aircraft crashed after take off outside RAF Stradishall airfield
88250 OrrJohn HamiltonSergeantNZ/414329Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFMiddle East Command260 Sqd
1943-03-21Kittyhawk P-40KIIIFL719HS-?Medenine, Tunisia1335EscortSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 278
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 13th September 1921 in Lower Hutt. Educated at Hutt Valley High School. A clerk for Catts-Patterson Ltd, advertising agents, Wellington. Served 7 months in territorial army prior to enlisting at Levin as a pilot under training on the 27th July 1941. With No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School 07th September 1941. No. 3 Flying Training School on the 18th October 1941. Pilots Badge awarded on the 29th November 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 10th January 1942.

Embarked for England on the 30th January 1942. No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre on the 14th March 1942. No. 9 Pilot Flying Unit 20th April 1942. 57 Operational Training Unit on the 09th June 1942. Embarked for Sierra Leone 28th September 1942 and and arrived on the 16th October 1942. Lagos, by air to Egypt via Sudan in November 1942. No. 1 Middle East Training School 05th December 1942. No. 2 Advanced Flying Unit 15th December 1942. 239 Wing Training Flight on the Kittyhawk 23rd January 1943. Joined 260 squadron on the 23rd February 1943 and carried out 6 operational sorties. A total of 357 flying hours logged.

Son of Robert Richard (died 08th April 1962, age 73) and Myra Kinniburgh Orr (née Hill - died 1977, age 85, married 1912), Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

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