CARIBBEAN AIR FORCE CASUALTIES IN WW2

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High Flight - 1941
John Gillespie Magee, Jr


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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ABBOTT, ALOYSIUS JOSEPH Initials: A J Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 25/12/1946 Service No: 713170 Additional information: Son of Herbert Clarence and Berna Ann Abbott, of Cross Roads, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 21. E. 14. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, UK. Murdered. Click HERE  HERE  and HERE  for Times news clippings courtesy www.ww2chat.com

ADAM, William Ward Rank: Flying Officer Service No: 39838  Service: RAF Trade/Branch:   Pilot  Squadron(s): 57 Sqn Station/Unit/Ship: Rosieres-en-Santerre Nationality: Jamaica  Disposal:   KIA   Age  25  yrs   Date Died:    15 Mar 1940 Blenheim IV L9249 DX-? Airborne 2345 15Mar40 from Metz. Op. reconnaisaince. Patrol area not recorded. Crashed, cause not established, near Orny (Moselle), 11 km SSE of Metz, France. Sgt Park survived; his comrades are buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz. F/O W.W.Adam(Pilot)  KIA, Sgt G Park (bailed out, slightly injured), LAC Frederick J.Mantle (W.Op./Air Gnr) KIA " Night Reconnaissance - possibly victim of Allied AA fire.  Buried At: Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz, France Grave/Memorial : Grave 14 Next of Kin: Son of William P. C. Adam and Mary Violet Woolery Adam, of Port Maria, Jamaica. Source(s): cwgc; ww2chat.com; Chorley

AIKEN,  Aston Karl Rank: Flying Officer Service No: 153221  Service: RAFVR Trade/Branch:   Nav Squadron(s): 107 Sqn Station/Unit/Ship: Lasham Nationality: Jamaica Disposal:   KIA   Age  24  yrs   Date Died:    8 Aug 1944 Mosquito VI NS820 OM-? Night Intruder Missions Seems to be Mosquito NS820 107 Missing from patrol E of Paris 8.8.44 Also killed Name: TAYLOR, WILBURN MACMILNE Nationality: Canadian Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force 107 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 29 Date of Death: 08/08/1944 Service No: J/ 13398 Son of Miller H. Taylor, and of Marjory Taylor, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. B.A. University of Saskatchewan. Age is 24 not 29 as per CWGC - cited by Karl, nephew of Aiken Buried At: Connantre Communal Cemetery, France.  Next of Kin: Son of Eugene R. Aiken and Louise R. Aiken, of Kingston, Jamaica. Source(s): cwgc; Karl Aiken

ALCAZAR, WILLIAM ETHERINGTON Initials: W E Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Air Obs.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 405 Sqdn. Date of Death: 30/06/1942 Service No: R/56251 Additional information: Son of Sir Henry Albert Alcazar, K.C., and of Lady Alcazar (nee Stone), of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Brother John Pax Cuthbert Alcazar, Lt(A) FAA killed 14 Apr 1944. 29 - 30 Jun 42, 405 Sqn Halifax II W7715. Op. Bremen. Took off Pocklington 2304hrs. Crashed at Bimolten 7 km NNW of Nordhorn. BCL Vol.3 - WR Chorley . Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com. Cause of loss not established. Those killed were buried in the Neuer Friedhof at Lingen-Ems, but since the War their remains have been taken to the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. F/L H.Liversidge RAFVR KIA(DOD as 29/06/42), Sgt L.H. Bradbrook RAF(Flt Eng) KIA, Sgt W.E.Alcazar RCAF KIA, Sgt A.G.McFee RCAF(WOp/AG) KIA, Sgt L.N.Dearlove RCAF(WOp/AG) KIA(DOD as 29/06/42), Sgt J.E.T.Foot RAFVR(Flt Eng) KIA , Sgt (R108349) J.W.Dumond RCAF POW Sgt J.W.Dumond was interned in Camp 4B, PoW No.42802.The Bomber Command War Diaries: 253 aircraft - 108 Wellingtons, 64 Lancasters, 47 Stirlings, 34 halifaxes - dispatched, the first time that 4-engined bombers provided more than half of the force on a major raid. 11 aircraft - 4 Stirlings, 4 Wellingtons, 3 Halifaxes were lost. The Bremen report shows that 48 houses were destroyed and 934 damaged, mostly lightly, but the report devotes most of its space to details of 'extensive damage' in 5 important war industries, including the Focke-Wulf factory and the A.G. Weser U-Boat construction yard, and at the local gasworks, a museum and a merchant navy college. Most of this damage was caused by fire. The casualties in Bremen are not mentioned. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 15. B. 9-18. Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY.

ALEXANDER, KENNETH JOSEPH Initials: K J Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant (Obs.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 156 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 07/07/1942 Service No: 1382705 Additional information: Son of Matthias and Louisa Alexander, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Trinidad Guardian 15 Jul 1942: Trinidad born Obs Sgt Kenneth J Alexander, RAF, reported missing July 6, after bombing operations. Was a member of Trinidad Guardian Editorial staff before outbreak of hostilities. Resigned to join staff of Daily Gleaner, Jamaica, following which went to England to study Economics. At the outbreak of war, enlisted in RAF. A cable recently received by mother, informing her, missing. 6 - 7 Jul 42, 156 Sqn Wellington III X3345 GT-?. Op. Gardening. Took off 2359hrs from Alconbury to lay mines in French waters off Lorient. Crashed in the target area. BCL Vol.3 - WR Chorley. Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com.

From 156 Sqn ORB:- 

156 Squadron Mission Details Target: Bremen Mission Date: 25/06/1942 Mission Comments: Twenty crews detailed for operations including one crew borrowed from BAT Flight Wyton. Seventeen NFTs and one air firing. Twenty aircraft took off of whom four returned early. One of these SGT THOMSON crashed on landing, striking pill box. His rear gunner SGT YOUNG died some minutes later. Z1108 Wellington Sgt. MACKENZIE Took Off: 23:30 Returned: 02:45 Task abandoned due to engine trouble. Climbed to 12,000' but engine overheated. Crew Details Wellington Z1108, Op Bremen Sergeant G T MACKENZIE RCAF R83959, Sergeant W G RODDY RCAF R/95149, Sergeant J D R HEDDLE RAF 1117365, Sergeant K J ALEXANDER RAF 1382705, Sergeant G C BARRIE RAF 524581.
156 Squadron Mission Details Target: Gardening Mission Date: 6/07/1942 Mission Comments: Ten aircraft detailed for gardening operations. All took off but Sgt. ATTWATER & crew and Sgt. GALLEY and crew failed to return. Both were 'Freshmen' Sorties. X3345 Wellington III  Sgt. GALLEY  23:59 T/o 2359 Alconbury to lay mines in French waters off Lorient. Crashed in the target area. All are buried in Lorient (kerentrech) Communal Cemetery. Sgt Alexander's parents lived in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Both crews were making their operational debut. 156 Squadron Aircraft Crew Details Sergeant A F GALLEY RAF 1288181 Killed, Sergeant W G RODDY RCAF R/95149 Killed, Sergeant J D R HEDDLE RAF 1117365 Killed, Sergeant K J ALEXANDER RAF 1382705 Killed, Flight Sergeant G C BARRIE RAF 524581 Killed. Source 156Squadron.com
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 62. Row C. Grave 4. Cemetery: LORIENT (KERENTRECH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY,FRANCE
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ALFRED, JOSEPH MCKENZIE Initials: J M Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 75 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 26/02/1945 Service No: 1810280 Additional information: Son of Bertha Alfred, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Lancaster I ME450 AA-W Op. Dortmund.Took off 1052 hrs Mepal for a G-H (Blind bombing device) raid by 3 Group on the Hoesch benzol-oil production facility. On return crashed near Chatteris, Cambrideshire.BCL Vol.6 W R. Chorley. Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com Sgt Mcmanus and F/S Alfred, are buried in Cambridge City Cemetery; F/O Thorpe was taken to Ilford (Barkingside) Cemetery. Sgt Duke died from his injuries 28 Feb and he was cremated at Stockport. Sgt Saffill is buried in Maldon cemetery. F/O N.H.Thorpe RNZAF KIA Sgt J.L.Duke Inj Sgt G.W.Mcmanus KIA F/S J.McK Alfred KIA F/S A.Francis RNZAF Sgt F.H.Saffill KIA Sgt H.Hark Inj " Bomber Command War Diaries:- 149 Lancasters of 3 Group, G-H attack through cloud. No results were seen but the bombing appeared to be concentrated. Trinidad Guardian article 1 Mar 1945 & Sunday Guardian article 4 Mar 1945. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 15516. Cemetery: CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY,UK

ALLEYNE, OSMUND WILLIAM ST CLAIR Initials: O W S C Nationality: Dominica Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 142 Sqdn. Date of Death: 05/08/1943 Service No: 1393814 Additional information: Of Dominica. W.Op/AG. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8, Column 1. Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL,MALTA

AMORY, RICHARD GORE Initials: R G Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 100 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 21/07/1944 Service No: 1397358 Additional information: Son of Arthur Alexander and Ellen Louisa Amory, of Georgetown, British Guiana. 100 Squadron Lancaster III ND413 HW-R Op. Courtrai Took off 2355 hrs Grimsby to bomb railway facilities. Homebound, emerged from low cloud and crashed 0330 hrs at Aylesby, 6 miles west of Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire.BCL Vol.5 W R. Chorley. Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com. The Bomber Command War Diaries:- 302 Lancasters and 15 Mosquitoes of 1, 5 and 8 Groups attacked the railway yards and a 'triangle' rail junction at Courtrai. The BC report states that both targets 'were devastated'. 9 Lancasters lost. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 14169. Cemetery: CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY,UK

ARCHER, PHILLIP LESLIE IRVING Initials: P L I Nationality: Barbados Rank: Squadron Leader Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 27 Date of Death: 17/06/1943 Service No: J/3508 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Frederick Leslie and Millicent Beryl Archer, of Hastings St. Michael, Barbados. R Sc. 17 June 1943 421 RCAF Squadron.Spitfire IX LZ996 Rodeo pm. Shot down by JG26 Fw190 near St.Omer.FCL Vo.2 Franks. Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com. Source spitfires.ukf.net: 6 enemy aircraft credited Source: Air Force Association of Canada:- ARCHER, F/L Phillip Leslie Irving (J3508) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.416 Squadron - Award effective 24 August 1942 as per London Gazette dated 11 September 1942 and AFRO 1535/42 dated 25 September 1942. Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, 1917. Joined RCAF in Montreal, 6 June 1940. Trained at No.1 ITS , No.6 EFTS, and No.1 SFTS.  Posted overseas immediately; to No.57 OTU, 17 February 1941; to No.92 Squadron, 5 May 1941 where he destroyed three enemy aircraft and damaged one.  To No.412 Squadron, 11 November 1941; to No.416 Squadron ("A" Flight Commander), 10 March 1942.  To Station Kenley, 1 December 1942.  Presented with award 9 February 1943.  Designated CO, No.402 Squadron, 13 June 1943 and attached to No.421 Squadron for a few days to get back to operational standards.  On 17 June 1943 he took command of No.421 Squadron on posting of CO; killed in action 17 June 1943.   Aerial victories as follows: 23 June 1941, one Bf.109F destroyed southeast of Boulogne; 7 July 1941, one Bf.109F destroyed and one damaged near Lille; 9 July 1941, one Bf.109F destroyed near Bethune; 18 July 1942,  one Do.217 destroyed east of Orfordness; 17 June 1943, one FW.190 destroyed (action in which he was killed).  Photo PL-7689 (with P/O Buchan); PL-7690 (in front of Spitfire); PL-11906 (portrait); PL-15375 (F/L E.H. McCaffrey, S/L P.L.I. Archer, F/L D.J. Williams after investiture). This officer has completed sorties over enemy territory and has destroyed at least four enemy aircraft.  On one occasion, although wounded in the leg, Flight Lieutenant Archer flew his badly damaged aircraft back to the base where he executed a skilful landing.  He is a most efficient leader. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 8. Row A. Grave 1. Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY,FRANCE

ARCHIBALD, WILLIAM BRUCE Initials: W B Nationality: Tobago Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 35 Sqdn. Date of Death: 30/03/1942 Service No: 533809 Additional information:- 30-31 March 1942 35 Squadron Halifax II R9496 TL-H Op. Tirpitz.Took off Kinloss, shot down in the target area.BCL Vol.3 W R. Chorley.34 Halifaxes attempted to bomb the Tirpitz in a fjord near Trondheim. The Tirpitz was not located and three aircraft bombed flak positions, one Halifax was lost in the sea. Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: A IV British. K. 2. Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY,NORWAY. Click here for Archie - A Pilot in RAF Bomber Command

ARTHUR, JACKSON DUNBAR Initials: J D Nationality: Grenada Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 17/09/1943 Service No: 1394300 Additional information: Son of Mrs M. Arthur, of Georges, Grenada, British West Indies. 17 September 1943 10 OTU Whitley V LA879 Training.Took off 2350 hrs Stanton Harcourt for a Bullseye detail, only to collide with another of the units aircraft (Whitley Z9471) when some two miles SE of the airfield.BCL Vol.7 W R. Chorley. Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot I/2. Grave 69. Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY,UK

ASHMAN, IVAN COPELAND Initials: I C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 28/05/1945 Service No: 723376 Additional information: Of Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Row K. Grave 9. Cemetery: HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY,UK. Click here for headstone photo.

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BAKER, HUGH ANTHONY BALLANTINE Initials: H A B Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 97 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 30/07/1944 Service No: 116391 Additional information: Son of the Revd. Edgar Arthur Charles Ballantine Baker, M.A., LL.B., and of Grace Mary Baker (nee Hemsley), of Kellitts, Jamaica, British West Indies. 30 July 1944 97 Squadron Lancaster III NE121 OF-E Op. Cahagnes Took off 0545 hrs Coningsby to attack enemy strong points in the Normandy battle zone. Set on fire in the port inner engine, the blaze soon spreading to engulf the entire wing. The order to bale out was given and at around 0800 hrs the Lancaster crashed south east of St - Lo in the department of Manche.F/L Baker was a veteran of 51 sorties.BCL Vol.5 W R.  Chorley.Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com Extracts from 97 Sqn ORBs June/July 1944 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 201. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

BARTLETT, VIVIAN HERBERT Initials: V H Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 158 Sqdn. Date of Death: 29/09/1943 Service No: 605496 Additional information:- 29-30 September 1943 158 Squadron Halifax II HR715 NP-E Op. Bochum Took off 1812 hrs Lissett. Shot down by the 3rd battery Marineflakabteilung 815 on Vlieland-West and observed to turn SW before crashing 2115 hrs some 17 to 18 km from the battery, falling vertically and on fire into the sea.BCL Vol.4 W R. Chorley Extract courtesy CXX ww2chat.com. F/L H A B Baker + W/O W H Hunter PoW S/L P A Stevens DFC & Bar RAAF PoW ('B' Flight Commander was flying as P2) F/O J W Oldham DFM + P/O E H F Moore DFM Inj (confined to hospital due to injuries) P/O H Glasby DFC RAAF + F/O G E W.Howells + F/S J S Mitchell DFM + F/S L A Lenox DFM +   Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 141. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

BECKFORD, VICTOR ELLIOTT Initials: V E Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 23/08/1945 Service No: 714783 Additional information: Son of Ernest T. Beckford and Druscilla D. Beckford, of Orange Bay, Jamaica. Reported as Died on Active Service, so illness or non-operational accident. Source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. E. 12. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

BELL, ROBERT LESLIE Initials: R L Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 194 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 02/02/1946 Service No: 1895338 Additional information: Son of William John Bell, and of Alice Leila Bell, of Kingston, Jamaica. KJ996 Dakota 1V 194 Sqdn - control of the aircraft was lost when it was flying in turbulent conditions and it dived into the ground: WO P.S. Rowland Pilot; Flt/Sgt R.L. Bell Co-Pilot; Flt/Sgt R.J.Hughes Nav; Flt/Sgt R.Scrivens W.Op; Flt/Sgt G.T.H. Rowland Instrument Fitter - Passenger[Source: www.WW2chat.com/RAFCommands] Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 16A. E. 18-22. Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY,MYANMAR

BENNETT, ROY CLEMENT Initials: R C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 26 Date of Death: 28/11/1946 Service No: 714463 Additional information: Son of Ernest Samuel and Gladys Bennett; husband of Carmen Mineve Bennett, of Vineyard Town, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot H/3. Grave 198. Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY,UK

BERNAL, STANLEY HOPE Initials: S H Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 11/03/1946 Service No: 713063 Additional information: Of Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 22. E. 12. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

BIRTLES, CUTHBERT ALBERT ERNEST Initials: C A E Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 38 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 13/04/1941 Service No: 652646 Additional information: Son of Arthur and Beryl F. Birtles; husband of Marjorie Birtles, of Croydon, Surrey. 13 - 14 Apr 41   38 Sqn Wellington IC R1033   Op. Eleusis   Took off 2030hrs Shallufa. Failed to return. RAF Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Meditterranean - Gunby/Temple via CXX Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 242. Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL,EGYPT

BODDEN, KEITH DESMOND Initials: K D Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 23 Date of Death: 05/04/1946 Service No: 197812 Additional information: Son of Richard Raymond and Alma Evangeline Bodden, of Kingston, Jamaica. Spitfire FR.XIV - 1 ARU (Aircraft Repair Unit) serial MV316 - air test - low cloud - crashed near Moerbrugge, Belgium. Source spitfires.ukf.net:- flew into ground Veldkapel pilot killed 5-4-46 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 31. Cemetery: SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY,BELGIUM

BRITTO, RAYMOND Initials: R Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit: 52 OTU Age: 25 Date of Death: 02/01/1943 Service No: 1803978 Additional information: Son of Santiaga Roberts, of Maraval Village, Trinidad. Joined 1st HAA Unit of The Trinidad Volunteers at the beginning of 1940. Killed on 2 Jan 1943 at 1430hrs at Aston Down while flying Spitfire AR 240; Engine stalled, he attempted to glide in but spun in hitting the ground near the watch tower building.Source Spitfiresukf.net. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 5. R.C. Row FFF. Grave 15. Cemetery: CIRENCESTER CEMETERY,UK

BROOKS, JOHN CUNNINGHAM Initials: J C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 2 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 11/02/1944 Service No: 713013 Additional information: Son of George C. Brooks and Florence and Brooks, of Kingston, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row R. Grave 21. Cemetery: CARDINGTON (ST. MARY) CHURCH CEMETERY,UK

BRYAN, HERMAN CONSTANTINE Initials: H C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 27 Date of Death: 10/12/1947 Service No: 605722 Additional information: Son of Howard P. Bryan and Florence A. Bryan, of Linstead St. Cathrine, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Sec. H. Row F. Grave 260. Cemetery: BATH (HAYCOMBE) CEMETERY,UK

BRYAN, ISAAC ROLAND Initials: I R Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 21 Date of Death: 07/05/1947 Service No: 724737 Additional information: Son of George and Olga Bryan, of Fair Prospect, Long Bay, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Row P. Grave 10. Cemetery: HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY,UK. Click here for headstone photo.

BRYANT, HAROLD CHERBERD Initials: H C Nationality: Dominica Rank: Flying Officer (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 514 Sqdn. Age: 32 Date of Death: 02/05/1944 Service No: 143598 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Gerald King Bryant and Helen Bryant, of Dominica. 1 -2 May 44,  514 Sqn Lancaster II LL732  JI-H2   Op. Chambly.  Took off 2247hrs Waterbeach tasked to destroy railway and stored depot. On the home leg, intercepted and shot down by a night fighter, crashing in a near vertical dive some 3 km SW of Chaumont-en-Vexin (Oise) 25 km SW of Beauvais.  BCL Vol. 5 WR Chorley via CXX. Bomber Command War Diaries:- 120 aircraft - 96 Lancasters, 16 Stirlings, 8 Mosquitoes - of 3 and 8 Groups. 3 Lancasters and 2 Stirlings lost. Chambly was the main railway stores and repair depot for the Northern French system which the Allied bombers were trying to put out of action. The local report shows that the raid was extremely successful. Approximately 500 high explosive bombs fell inside the railway depot area and serous damage was caused to all departments. The depot was completely out of action for 10 days. There were no casualties in the depot, nor in Chambly, but the wind took some of the markers eastwards towards the village of Persan and 5 people were killed there. F/L R.J.Curtis DFM KIA Sgt S.F.Martin KIA F/O W.L.W.Jones KIA F/S B.G.Green KIA F/S R.S.Cole KIA F/O H.C.Bryant DFC KIA W/O R.F.J.C.Hall KIA Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Block "S". Plot 4. Row U. Coll. grave 8-14. Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN,FRANCE

BRYDEN, RICHARD ARTHUR Initials: R A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 19 Date of Death: 04/05/1942 Service No: 119712 Additional information: Son of Capt. W. F. Bryden, M.C., and Flossie Bryden, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Killed flying Hurricane V7466 on 4 May 1942 in an aircraft accident near Annan, Dumfries, Scotland - Engine failure. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 36. Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY,UK

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CAMERON, ARTHUR, USAAF. Reported killed in Pacific. Trinidad Guardian 8 December 1944. Was passenger on board Cape San Juan with his battalion when torpedoed by Japenese sub I-21. Arthur H. Cameron Technician Fifth Class, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # 12157625 855th Engineer Battalion, Aviation Entered the Service from: New York Died: 11-Nov-43 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Hawaii Awards: Purple Heart source: abmc.gov ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 12157625 NAME CAMERON#ARTHUR#H# RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK RESIDENCE: COUNTY 061 NEW YORK PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2364 NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 22 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 10 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION SC# Signal Corps BRANCH: CODE 90 Signal Corps TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK YEAR OF BIRTH 23 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 2 Negro, citizen EDUCATION 3 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 105 Clerks, general office MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents BOX NUMBER 0097 FILM REEL NUMBER 1.90# Source: NARA AAD

CARTER, GEOFFREY WILIAM Initials: G W Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 18 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 16/03/1944 Service No: 132305 Additional information: Son of William Howard Carter and Edna Lovell Carter, of Barbados, British West Indies. KIA on 16 Mar 1944. Engaged on recce operational sortie Cassino-Frosinone area, crash landed at Macianise airfield at 2047hrs ; Boston BZ2375. Crew of 4 perished. See Trinidad Guardian 23 March 1944. Group photo in 1942. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VII, C, 18. Cemetery: CASERTA WAR CEMETERY,ITALY

CARYLL, IAN BRIAN Initials: I B Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 156 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Date of Death: 29/07/1942 Service No: R/74777 Additional information: Son of Linda M. Caryll of St. Andrew, Jamaica, and the late Caryl G B Caryll. Wellington BJ592 of 156 Squadron . Op. Hamburg. T/O 23.01 28 Jul 1942 from Alconbury. Crashed in the vicinity of Oldenburg, where the crew were originally buried. They have been subsequently re-interred in Becklingen War Cemetery. Entire crew killed F/L J C M Wilson AFC P/O G F R Cooke F/Sgt J M M R Theberge RCAF Sgt G M Clark RCAF Sgt D Fenton RCAF F/Sgt I B Caryll RCAF. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 14. F. 10. Cemetery: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

CHARLES, HILTON DAVID Initials: H D Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 228 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 27/04/1945 Service No: 1810279 Additional information: Son of Albert Joseph and Mary Charles, of St. Joseph, Trinidad, West Indies. Aircraft was engaged on an anti submarine patrol when it crashed into the sea at 2035hrs on 27 Apr 1945. 7 of the 13 crew members perished. Sunderland RN283, North sea patrol; pilot Flt Lt Chapman. Trinidad Guardian 15 March 1944.Trinid.ad Guardian 1 May 1945 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 270. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

CHIN, ARTHUR CHARLES Initials: A C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 34 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 26/11/1946 Service No: 2218604 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Etheline Chin, of Kingston, Jamaica. Spitfire PRXIX - 34 Sqn - based Palam, India - serial PS917 - air test - crashed on overshoot and hit building Palam.Source Spitfiresukf.net. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. C. 14. Cemetery: DELHI WAR CEMETERY,INDIA

CIPRIANI, MERVYN EUGENE Initials: M E Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 158 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 22/10/1943 Service No: 1399230 Additional information: Son of Emmanuel Paul and Lelia Inez Cipriani, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. 22-23 Oct 43.  158 Sqn Halifax II LW297  NP-E   Op. Kassel.  Took off 1745hrs Lissett. Crashed at Holzhausen 7 km WSW of Munden.  BCL Vol. 4 WR Chorley via CXX . Of the 569 aircraft (322 Lancasters, 247 Halifaxes), 43 were lost (25 Halifaxes, 18 Lancasters). This raid was the most devatating attack on a German City since the firestorm raid on Hamburg in July. Bomber Command War Diaries See Trinidad Guardian 18 March 1944. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. C. 3. Cemetery: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

CIPRIANI, THOMAS MICHAEL Initials: T M Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 126 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 22/11/1944 Service No: 154714 Additional information: Son of Michael and Daisy Cipriani, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Spitfire LF.IXb serial MH474 coded 5J-X took off 21-11-1944 for a sweep from Bradwell Bay but suffered engine failure and landed at B.79 Woensdrecht, Holland. Took off from B.79 22-11-1944 and again suffered engine problems, unfortunately crashed near Antwerpen. Spitfires.ukf.net has this a/c crashing into the Scheldt on 21/11/44. See Sunday Guardian 13 February 1944. Trinidad Guardian 2 December 1944. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 15. Cemetery: SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY,BELGIUM

COOK,  Initials: F S G Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve  Reported missing West India Circular Issue May 43, story carried Trinidad Guardian 2 Jul 1943; believed to be this man : COOK, FRANCIS STEWART CRICHTON Initials: F S C Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 103 Sqdn. Date of Death: 26/02/1943 Service No: 1382496 Additional information: Lancaster W4336 PM-U Op. Cologne Airborne 1852 26Feb43 from Elsham Wold. All are buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. Sgt F.S.C.Cook KIA Sgt J.N.Town KIA Sgt C.D.Smith KIA Sgt E.J.Davey KIA Sgt H.Woodfield KIA Sgt T.McCall KIA Sgt D.R.South KIA. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 4. C. 2-20. Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

COOKMAN, BASIL THORNTON Initials: B T Nationality: Dominica Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 38 Date of Death: 07/10/1943 Service No: 1212798 Additional information: Son of Dr. N. G. Cookman, and of Mrs. L. K. T. Cookman, of Dominica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. C. 31. Cemetery: EL ALIA CEMETERY,ALGERIA

CUKE, MARK RADFORD Initials: M R Nationality: Barbados Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 23 Date of Death: 17/11/1941 Service No: 1383433 Additional information: Son of the Hon. H. Archibald Cuke, M.L.C., and Isabella M. Cuke, of St. Michael, Barbados. Diploma, Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture. Aircraft and Aircrew Casualty Information Archive for Bedfordshire Quote:  Killed when Blenheim L1353 (Mk I) of 51 OTU (Cranfield) lost height after a night take-off from Cranfield and struck a tree at Salford, Beds. 23.40hrs; dark night. His observer/navigator 811075 Sgt. (Obs/W Op) John James Green, RAF (Aux AF), 24, of Crosby, Liverpool is buried at Liverpool, Anfield) Cemetery.Source ww2chat. Click here for Obituary in Trinidad Guardian of 4/12/41. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Block J. Grave 40. Cemetery: KEMPSTON CEMETERY,UK

CUMBERBATCH, GREY DOYLE Initials: G D Nationality: Barbados Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 100 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 05/03/1943 Service No: 1383404 Additional information: - attested 31.12.40 K. 5.3.43[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 - Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944] 1383404 - Sergeant - Air Bomber - RAFVR - 100 Sqn He was the eldest child and only son of Charles WIlkinson Cumberbatch and Ocatavia Ceciliy Cumberbatch née Jordan, of St. Lucy, Barbados. He was born 2nd June 1921 and baptised 34rd July 1921 as Greystone Doyle Cumberbatch at St. Lucy Parish Church. He died 5th March 1943, aged 21. Member oF the Barbados Second Contingent. Lancaster ED549 Gardening Mission T/O 18.32 04/03/1943from Grimsby. Crashed at 03.08 05/03/1943 while trying to land at Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire on return from a Gardening sortie. This was the first mission by 100 Squadron after they had received Lancasters and their mission area was St. Nazaire (another aircraft, ED559, crashed in the target area). All but one of the crew were killed.F/Sgt G R Avey RCAF Sgt B T Hallett Sgt A H Spence Sgt G D Cumberbatch Sgt J Robinson Sgt D S Davies Inj F/Sgt R S Landry RCAF .Source ww2chat. Caribbean aircrew ww2 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave B.2. Cemetery: LONG BENNINGTON (ST. SWITHUN) CHURCHYARD,UK

CUMMING-BART, JEROME THOMAS ELLIS Initials: J T E Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 426 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 02/12/1943 Service No: J/26608 Additional information: Son of Jerome Michael and Judith Imelda Cumming-Bart. "Canadian contingent. Trained No. 9 B & G., Mont Joli, Que. 29.15 hrs . Air gunnery Course, 80.2, 3rd place in course. Ops.:- 11 Aug 43 - Bullseye (4.20hrs night); 18 Aug 43 - Bullseye (5.55hrs night); 27 Aug 43 - Nurnberg (7.55hrs night); 30 Aug 43 - Gladbach (4.30hrs night); 31 Aug 43 - Berlin (Ret.); 7 Oct 43 - Dusseldorf (4.50hrs night);  28 Nov 43 - bombing??; 2 Dec 43 - Berlin - KIA - Pilot: PO Shaw. Lancaster DS770 OW-P Operation  Berlin Airborne 1702 2Dec43 from Linton-on-Ouse. All are buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. P/O M.C.Shaw RCAF KIA Sgt A.B.McDonald RCAF KIA F/O R.F.Waddington RCAF KIA F/S F.T.a.McKernan RCAF KIA Sgt D.E.P.Pearson KIA P/O J.T.E.Cumming-Bart RCAF KIA Sgt H.A.Keast RCAF KIA. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 13. H. 3. Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

CUMMINGS, DAVID GRENADA Initials: D G Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 23 Date of Death: 19/06/1946 Service No: 727039 Additional information: Son of Paul and Ellen Cummings, of Buxton Demerara, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Sec. H. Row D. Grave 236. Cemetery: BATH (HAYCOMBE) CEMETERY,UK 

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DAWNS, WILFRED OCTAVIUS Initials: W O Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 24 Date of Death: 17/01/1945 Service No: 723562 Additional information: Son of Zachariah and Ellen Dawns, of George's Plain, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Row E. Grave 14. Cemetery: HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY,UK. Click here for headstone photo.

DE FREITAS, HENRY ANSELM Initials: H A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 26 Date of Death: 05/05/1943 Service No: 1393818 Additional information: Son of Henry Alexander and Josephine de Freitas; husband of Helen de Freitas, of Perth. B.Sc. 1 brother with Canadian Engineering Corps. Qualified as a Mining Engineer, then joined RAF - Euston. Hurricane AG111 crashed at 1500hrs 5 May 1943 4 miles from Donnington Airfield. Pilot killed in flying accident. The West India Circular reports he was awarded the AFM. Unable to find LG on AFM. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian: 1942/44, 1942/79, 1943/50, 1943/57, 1943/58, 1943/65 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. O. Jeanfield Div. Grave 15. Cemetery: PERTH (WELLSHILL) CEMETERY,UK

DE FREITAS, WILFRID ALBERT ANTONY Initials: W A A Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Wing Commander Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 70 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 20/12/1941 Service No: 33163 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Dr. Q. B.de Freitas, M.B.E., and Hermine de Freitas, of Georgetown, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 239. Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL,EGYPT

DE LISLE, SYDNEY SAPENNE Initials: S S Nationality: St Kitts Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 31 (S.A.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: between 12/10/1944 and 13/10/1944 Service No: 1213386 Additional information: Husband of Betty Eileen De Lisle, of Looe, Cornwall. Of St. Kitts, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave VI. C. 12-15. Cemetery: MILAN WAR CEMETERY,ITALY

DE LISSER, LOUIS STANHOPE Initials: L S Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant (Obs.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 27 Date of Death: 20/02/1942 Service No: 1282872 Additional information: Son of Henry C. de Lisser and Marie de Lisser, of St. Andrew, Jamaica. Blenheim IV - 17 OTU - serial Z5899 - bad weather - off track - hit balloon barrage (Birmingham Defence Area) - crashed near Baerwood, Warwickshire. Also killed Sgt W.T. Kyle, RCAF R/71497 and Sgt E. Scott, 992598. ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 2. Cemetery: SUTTON COLDFIELD NEW CEMETERY,UK

DE MEILLAC, GUY MAURICE MARIE LEGARRIGUE Initials: G M M Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 7 Sqdn. Date of Death: 09/04/1943 Service No: 139579 Additional information: Son of Mr & Mrs L L de Meillac, of Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Brother of Yves KIA. Departed Trinidad April 1941 for RAF. Stirling R9199 of 7 Sqn, Bomber Command, pilot FO L J Stewart took off from RAF Oakington, Cambs at 2119hrs on 8 April 1943 for bombing mission against Duisberg. The aircraft failed to return and was presumed shot down.  All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. F/O L.J.Stewart RCAF KIA P/O G.M.M.L.De Meillac (P2) KIA Sgt G.M.Boardman KIA F/O A.H.Jackson RCAF KIA Sgt R.S.Hamilton-Fox KIA Sgt V.Walters KIA Sgt R.Wilson KIA Sgt G.C.Gale RCAF KIA " 392 a/c(56 Stirlings) took part in raid, 19 a/c lost (3 Stirlings). Bomber Command War Diaries states: Thick cloud cover ruined the Pathfinder marking and the resultant bombing was widely scattered. Duisburg experienced only moderate damage, with 40 buildings destroyed, 72 seriously damaged and 36 people killed. Bombs fell on at least 15 other towns in the Ruhr. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 131. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK.

DE MEILLAC, YVES Initials: Y Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 90 Sqdn. Date of Death: 03/10/1943 Service No: 1397457 Additional information: Son of Mr & Mrs L L de Meillac, of Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Brother of Guy KIA. This was his 1st mission. Op. Kassel. Aircraft was severely damage by flak over target. Aircraft ditched in the middle of the North Sea at approximately 2030hrs on its way home. All 7 crew perished.  BK723 was one of two 90 Sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation. See: EE901. Airborne 1840 3Oct43 from Wratting Common.  All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Sgt Y. De Meillac KIA Sgt E.K.Leeves KIA Sgt K.G Taylor KIA Sgt D.H.McKitterick RCAF KIA Sgt W.Bell KIA F/S J.W.Kealy RAAF KIA Sgt W.T.Guy RAAF KIA " Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 147. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

DEANE, DAVID SEWALL WOODING Initials: D S W Nationality: Barbados Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Age: 26 Date of Death: 22/09/1943 Service No: 605479 Additional information: Son of Fredrick Gustave Wooding Deane and of Maud Gorring Deane (nee Batson), of Barbados. Anson of 2 AFU serial N9718 crashed into sea off Millom Coastguard Station, Cumberland. Also killed: L.S. Gibson, RCAF J/27481 - D. Clayton, 1288501 and W. Dowling, 1562767. Source ww2chat/Henk. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 501. Cemetery: CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY,UK

DELLIS, DONALD LIVINGSTONE Initials: D L Nationality: Dominican Republic Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 357 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 21 Date of Death: 06/06/1945 Service No: R/217478 Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dellis, of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 458. Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL,SINGAPORE

DIAS, VIVIAN PETER Initials: V P Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 20 Date of Death: 20/04/1945 Service No: 605691 Additional information: Son of Vivian Charles Dias, and of Cecily Alice Dias (nee Benbow), of Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. M. Grave 18. Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD,UK

DOS SANTOS, THEOPHILUS Initials: T Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 426 Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 18/08/1943 Service No: J/26605 Additional information: Son of Patrick and Fanny Dos Santos, of Trinidad. KIA on the famous raid on Peenemunde 17/18 Aug 1943.  596 a/c sent, 40 lost Airborne 2132 17Aug43 from Linton-on-Ouse. Crashed 0050 18Aug43 (local time), some 3 km S of Greifswaqld. Those killed were buried locally. They have since been re-interred in the the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. W/C L.Crooks DSO DFC Sqdn CO KIA Sgt J.C.Hislop KIA F/S A.J.Howes KIA Sgt K.W.Reading PoW F/L F.F.Marsh DFC RCAF KIA P/O T.Dos Santos RCAF KIA Sgt H.M.Smith RCAF KIA Sgt K.W.Reading was interned in Camp 4B, PoW No.222544 (or possibly No.222524). This was also the first night that the Germans used their new schrage Musik weapons. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 7. Z. 11-13. Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

DU BOULAY, DENIS CLAUDE DESMOND Initials: D C D Nationality: St Lucia Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 426 Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 24/08/1943 Service No: J/26607 Additional information: Son of Andre and Marie du Boulay, of Soufriere, St. Lucia. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. H. 20. Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

DULIEU, HENRY EUGENE MIDDLETON Initials: H E M Nationality: St Lucia Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 83 Sqdn. Age: 34 Date of Death: 22/11/1943 Service No: 658873 Additional information: Son of Henri and Agnes Dulieu, of Castries, St. Lucia. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 1. G. 10-15. Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

DUNCAN, ALLAN URIAH Initials: A U Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Pilot Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 9 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 02/12/1943 Service No: 155918 Additional information: Son of Eustace Allan Duncan and Ellen Ann Duncan, of Above Rocks, Jamaica. Lancaster DV332 WS-D Op. Berlin. Airborne 1634hrs 2 Dec43 from Bardney. Crashed 2300hrs 2 Dec 43 to the NE of Brunsendorf.  F/LR.F.Wells KIA Sgt D.J.Nuttman KIA P/O A.U.Duncan KIA F/S K.Garnett KIA F/S F.Smith KIA Sgt W.E.Gough KIA F/S S.V.Moss KIA Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. K. 29. Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

DUNLOP, ANDREW PETER CATHCART Initials: A P C Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 21 Date of Death: 10/12/1942 Service No: 119721 Additional information: Son of William Wallace Cathcart Dunlop and Adele Marie Francoise Dunlop, of St. Johns, Barbados; stepson of John Cecil Wippell, of Cross Roads, Jamaica. Whitley V - serial AD699 of 10 OTU crashed Church Farm near Little Whittenham, Berkshire, 9 miles SSE of Oxford. Source ww2chat/Henk rafcommands. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. C. 9. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

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EDE, HERMAN FRANCIS GRANT Initials: H F G Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 263 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 09/06/1940 Service No: 33307 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Ernest Grant Ede and Winifred Louise Ede, of Pembroke, Bermuda. Took part in the 2nd North Western (Norwegian) Expedition. Flew off "Furious" and landed at Bardu Foss  May 21st - May 23rd 1940. Gladiators. On 24/05/40, damaged a ME110 and 1/3 of He 111. On May 25th, he destroyed 2 Ju 90's. The Squadron flew on to "Glorious" in the night of  June 7th/8th. All Squadron members embarked were killed when the "Glorious" was sunk on June 8th. His DFC was posthumously awarded.See also Youtube clip1 & clip2. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

EGERTON-EVES, CHARLES HERBERT Initials: C H Nationality: British Honduras Rank: Flight Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 357 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 20/05/1945 Service No: 134087 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Charles Gifford Egerton-Eves and Ethel May Egerton-Eves, of Stann Creek, British Honduras. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 11. Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, Hong Kong

ELDER, ALEXANDER GRAEME Initials: A G Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 214 Sqdn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 13/03/1941 Service No: 754780 Additional information: Son of Alexander and Drusilla Elder, of Westminster, London.(?Trinidad connection) Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot RP. Row Class 2. Coll. grave 25. Cemetery: GRONINGEN (ESSERVELD) GENERAL CEMETERY,NETHERLANDS

ETIENNE, HUGH TERENCE Initials: H T Nationality: St Lucia Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 214 (F.M.S.) Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 05/03/1943 Service No: 129058 Additional information: Son of Auguste and Rosetta Etienne, of Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies. See Caribbean Aircrew site. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 124. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

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FAIRWEATHER, GILBERT WALTER Initials: G W Nationality: British Honduras Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 83 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 22/06/1944 Service No: 128618 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Maj. Donald Norman Albert Fairweather, M.B.E., and Ethel Louise Fairweather, of Belize, British Honduras. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 7. B. 8-13. Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

FITZGERALD, TERENCE O'CONNELL Initials: T O Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 172 Sqdn. Date of Death: 14/08/1944 Service No: 1540356 Additional information: Born British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 217. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

FLANDERS, DENIS BERNARD Initials: D B Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (W.Op.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 77 Sqdn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 03/03/1941 Service No: 976088 Additional information: Son of Robert John William and Louisa Elizabeth Flanders, of North End, Portsmouth.(?Trinidad connection) Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot M. Row 17. Grave 35. Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH (MILTON) CEMETERY,UK

FONSECA, DONALD EVERTON Initials: D E Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Pilot Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 21/04/1944 Service No: J/85529 Additional information: Son of Rupert Everton Fonseca and Bertha Ann Catherine Fonseca, of Crossroads, Jamaica. Lancaster ND564 EM-H Mission to La Chapelle T/O 22.12 Spilsby to bomb railway yards. All but F/Sgt Moss were killed P/O J T Burgess RAAF Sgt J E N Smith WO2 D E Fonseca RCAF F/Sgt H W Moss Evd Sgt R C Robinson P/O D R Dearman DFC Sgt M O'Connor. Source ww2chat.  Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 16. Row 8. Grave 5. Cemetery: CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY,FRANCE

FRASER, ALEXANDER DALGETY (SANDY) Initials: A D Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 268 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 27/05/1944 Service No: 135490 Additional information: Son of Dickson and Annie C. Fraser, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Mustang AFD 559 of 268 Sqn piloted by FO Fraser collided in mid air with another Mustang at 1540hrs 27 May 1944. Collision took place about 1 1/2 miles SW of ??. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Compt. T. Sq. 56. Grave 3. Cemetery: FORFAR CEMETERY,UK

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GALBRAITH, IVOR SCARLETT CAMPBELL Initials: I S C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 175 Sqdn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 05/01/1943 Service No: 101067 Additional information: Son of Edward Scarlett Galbraith and Marjorie Edgill Galbraith, of Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Hurricane IIc - BP705 - low cloud - hit high ground near Wroughton. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: New part. Row B.B. Grave 28. Cemetery: WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD,UK

GAY, JOHN Initials: J Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 24 Date of Death: 07/01/1947 Service No: 715778 Additional information: Son of John N. Gay, and Adina Gay, of Fellowship, Portland, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 746. Cemetery: CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY,UK

GILKES, LESLIE FRANCIS Initials: L F Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 9 Sqdn. Date of Death: 03/08/1943 Service No: 1810281 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Octavia Gilkes, of Siparia, Trinidad, West Indies. 2-3 August 1943.9 Squadron.Lancaster III ED493 WS-A Op. Hamburg.Took off from Bardney at 2326 hrs. Believed shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw Karl-Heinz Scherfling, IV./NGJ1) and crashed 0333 hrs into the sea NW of Bergen aan Zee on the Dutch coast. Source Cxx WW2Chat. 740 a/c took part in raid. 30 a/c were lost. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 150. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

GONSALVES, FRANK WINSTON Initials: F W Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 356 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 18/08/1945 Service No: 605687 Additional information: Son of Deogo Aloysius and Anita Marie Louise Gonsalves, of Georgetown, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 450. Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL,SINGAPORE

GONSALVES, JOHN MICHAEL Initials: J M Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 29/03/1944 Service No: 1881083 Additional information: Of British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Grave 53. Cemetery: KILTEARN PARISH CHURCHYARD,UK

GOODING, ARTHUR WINFIELD Initials: A W Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 1602 Flight Age: 21 Date of Death: 09/08/1943 Service No: 136840 Additional information: Son of Winfield Ulrich Gooding and Dorothy Grace Ensor Gooding, of St. Philip, Barbados, British West Indies. Henley TT.1 serial L3292 - towing cable damaged elevator; crashed into sea off Penhale Point, Cornwall. Also killed Cpl W. Holliday, 992991.Source ww2chat/Henk. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 124. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

GORDON, PERCIVAL ELIE Initials: P E Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 32 Date of Death: 28/02/1945 Service No: 724273 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Mulvina Gordon, of Cambridge, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4. Column 2. Memorial: OTTAWA MEMORIAL,CANADA

GRAHAM, AMBROSE ALEXANDER Initials: A A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 24 Date of Death: 12/09/1944 Service No: 1391860 Additional information: Son of Ambrose Nathaniel and Francisca Graham, of Brasso Piedra, Trinidad. Educated QRC, Sgt 2nd Bn., Trinidad Volunteers,  ATS (1940) Trinidad, Group 3 (HYDE, Joseph & Nunez  - all killed).Sailed for UK ?April 1941 - Euston (to be trained as Air Gnr). Former Customs Clerk of Belmont Circular Road; nickname "Sonny"; Martinet HP321 of 1690 Flight, RAF Scampton, piloted by Graham with LAC Lewis on board encountered engine failure and force landed at Hicknall aerodrome. Graham killed instantly, Lewis died in hospital. Portrait of him was done by Sir William Rotherstein and sent to his Aunt. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian: 1941/020, 1943/077,1943/145 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Grave 7A. Cemetery: HUCKNALL CEMETERY,UK. Click on surname for portrait

GRANT, HENRY JAMES Initials: H J Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 27 Date of Death: 17/07/1945 Service No: 713784 Additional information: Son of Simeon and Adella Grant, of Dunkeld, St. Cathrine, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Sec. H. Row E. Grave 242. Cemetery: BATH (HAYCOMBE) CEMETERY,UK

GREATHEAD, REGINALD JAMES Initials: R J Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 04/02/1942 Service No: 1397957 Additional information: Son of James Thompson Greathead and Lillian Gertrude Greathead. Of British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 94. Cemetery: WEETON (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD,UK

GREENIDGE, JOHN ALEXANDER Initials: J A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 419 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 30/03/1944 Service No: J/86525 Additional information: Son of John and Eva Greenidge, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies. Halifax  HR912  VR-F Op. Vaires. Airborne 1819 29 Mar 44 from Middleton St.George tasked to bomb the railway yards at Paris-Vaires. Lost without trace. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.  WO1 Humphreys RCAF was the son of the Revd Harry Peter Humphreys of Hollyburn, Vancouver. WO2 J.A.Greenidge RCAF KIA Sgt W.A.Sinclair KIA F/S T.B.Lowe RCAF KIA Sgt V.N.Lunney RCAF KIA WO1 E.O.E.Humphreys RCAF KIA Sgt M.W.Wheeler RCAF KIA Sgt E.G.Surridge RCAF KIA . Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1943/111 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 250. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK 

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HALLETT, WILLIAM CARDY HOLLIS Initials: W C H Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 126 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 21/03/1942 Service No: 66559 Additional information: Son of the Hon. Rupert Caryle Hollis Hallett, D.C.L., and Jessie Cameron Hollis Hallett, of Juniper Hill, Pembroke, Bermuda. Captain of Rossall School, England. 1939-40. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Coll. grave 19. Cemetery: MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY,MALTA

HALY, EDWARD FRED HUTCHINSON Initials: E F H Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 23 Date of Death: 17/09/1944 Service No: 144463 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of John and Edith Marie Haly; husband of Daphne Pauline Haly, of Wokingham, Berkshire. Of British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Cemetery: HARROGATE CREMATORIUM,UK

HAMILTON, JOHN LEOPOLD Initials: J L Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 16 O.T.U. Date of Death: 17/05/1943 Service No: 1259434 Additional information: Son of Arthur Charles and Isabella Hamilton, of Browns Town, St. Ann''s Bay, Jamaica, British West Indies. Solicitor. Whitley V - 10 OTU - anti sub patrol - serial Z9438 - shot down by Ju 88 over Biscay Bay. (Chorley Vol. 7 page 221 - 6 crew killed. source: ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 152. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

HARRIS, ROY BRAHAM Initials: R B Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Squadron Leader (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 149 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 06/06/1942 Service No: 39662 Additional information: Son of Richmond Braham Harris, and of Ethel Maude Harris, of Cross Roads, Jamaica. Stirling I - R9321 - Airborne 2322 5 Jun 42 from Lakenheath - shot down by night fighter - crashed near Wanheimerort on the eastborder of the Rhine, 6 km S of Duisburg, Germany. Crew first buried Düsseldorf (Nordriedhof). Chorley Vol. 3, page 119.Now buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. S/L R.B.Harris KIA Sgt J.Easting KIA F/S F.D.Lindsay RCAF KIA Sgt J.Parris KIA Sgt S.D.England KIA Sgt J.S.Flockhart KIA Sgt N.H.Kortright KIA. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. F. 6. Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

HARVEY, GILBERT WILLIAM Initials: G W Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 23 Date of Death: 19/03/1945 Service No: 713133 Additional information: Son of William and Marjoriana Harvey; foster son of Iris Martin of St. Andrew, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 15507. Cemetery: CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY,UK

HENRIQUEZ, ALFRED GEORGE Initials: A G Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 630 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 17/08/1944 Service No: 171932 Additional information: Son of Alfred St. Elmo Henriquez and Linda May Henriquez; husband of Essie Adeline Henriquez (nee Silvera), of Buff Bay, Jamaica. Lancaster LL972 LE-T Op. Stettin - Airborne 2057 16 Aug 44 from East Kirkby. crashed near Risznow SW of Medewitz, Kreis [= District] Gammin, Pommern, Germany. Crew first buried Risznow. (Chorley Vol. 5, page 387).   All are buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery. F/L A.G. Henriquez KIA F/O W.G.F.Filby (P2) KIA Sgt W.G.F.Secretan KIA Sgt P.W.Jarvis KIA WO2 D.N.Carter RCAF KIA F/S T.G.Nottingham KIA Sgt R.E.Williams KIA Sgt A.McKenzie KIA source ww2chat Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. B. 2-8. Cemetery: POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY,POLAND

HIRD, JOHN RICHARD DARBYSHIRE Initials: J R D Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Squadron Leader Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 144 Sqdn. Date of Death: 22/11/1942 Service No: 37852 Additional Information: son of Capt. & Mrs. R T Hird of Harrowsley, Horley, England. Grandparents: Mr & Mrs. M A Rapsey of Ellerslie, Maraval, Trinidad. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 65. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

HIRST, HAROLD JOHN Initials: H J Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 37 Sqdn. Age: 27 Date of Death: 08/02/1944 Service No: 151048 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Annie Isabel Hirst, of Half-Way-Tree, Jamaica. Wellington X - LN705 aborted raid on Padua and 4,000 lb bomb blew up on bellylanding, Tortorella, Italy. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: X. B. 8. Cemetery: BARI WAR CEMETERY,ITALY

HUTCHINGS, HAROLD EDWIN Initials: H E Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 23 Date of Death: 19/05/1944 Service No: J/37936 Additional information: Son of Harold E. and Margaret T. Hutchings, of Paget West, Bermuda. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: C48. 25. Cemetery: REYKJAVIK (FOSSVOGUR) CEMETERY,ICELAND

HYDE, JAMES JOSEPH Initials: J J Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 132 Sqdn. Age: 27 Date of Death: 25/09/1944 Service No: 1391841 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Millicent Hyde, of San Juan, Trinidad. ATS Trinidad, Group 3, sailed with GRAHAM, JOSEPH & NUNEZ (all  killed). Spitfire pilot. Op. Market Garden.  Took off at 1525hrs on 25 Sep 1944, tasked with providing aerial cover during the battle of Arnhem. Killed in dog fight over Nijmegen. Probably shot down by a/c of Jagdkorps II , probably I/JG26 or II JG26 which claimed 4 spitfire each. See Top guns of the Luftwaffe, D Caldwell, pg 281. German a/c FW 190D-9 or Bf 109G-6. PL316 LFIX  CBAF  M66   33MU 6-6-44 AST 23-6-44 132S 'FF-S' 27-7-44 Shot down by Bf109s nr Nijmegen 25-9-44 W/O J J Hyde killed - spitfiresukf.net. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:  1941/20, 1943/132, 10 Dec 1944 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 17. A. 7. Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY,NETHERLANDS
 

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INCE, CLARENCE DESMOND Initials: C D Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flight Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 7 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 22/06/1943 Service No: 110952 Awards: D F C and Bar Additional information: Son of Clarence Winston Ince and Isa Elaine Ince, of Barbados, British West Indies. Stirling I - serial R9266 Airborne 2342hrs 21 Jun 43 from Oakington. Shot down by Flak and crashed 0220hrs near Buttgen, 5 km W of Neuss.  Details of his  Bar had been Gazetted 12 Mar 43, while the DFC awarded to F/L Winfield had appeared as recently as 11 Jun 43. F/L C.D.Ince DFC & Bar KIA, Sgt F.C.Fray DFM PoW, F/L H.A.Winfield DFC PoW, Sgt E.Davenport PoW, F/O J.W.Roch PoW, F/O A.G.Collings PoW, Sgt T.Allcock PoW. Sgt T.Allcock was interned in Camps L6/357. PoW No.55, with Sgt F.C.Fray, PoW No,137. DFM Gazetted 14 May 43. F/O A.G.Collings in Camp L3. PoW No.1492 with F/O J.W.Roch, PoW No.1727 and F/L H.A.Winfield, PoW No.1511. Sgt E.Davenport in Camps L6/L1, PoW No.109. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 192. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

INNISS, GEORGE HAROLD FREDERICK Initials: G H F Nationality: Barbados Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 106 Sqdn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 04/02/1941 Service No: 43036 Additional information: Son of Charles H. Inniss and Caroline Inniss, of Barbados. Arts Graduate of Durham University. From WW2Chat.com - Hampden AD750 - gardening off St.Nazaire. Crashed near St.Pète-en-Retz (between St.Nazaire and Nantes, Loire-et-Atlantique, France).Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot L. Row A. Grave 15. Cemetery: NANTES (PONT-DU-CENS) COMMUNAL CEMETERY,FRANCE

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JAMES, LESLIE AUGUSTUS Initials: L A Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 24 Date of Death: 19/05/1945 Service No: 716106 Additional information: Son of William and Hestella James, of Georgetown, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. E. 5. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

JOHNSON, JOHN RUDOLPH Initials: J R Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 76 Sqdn. Date of Death: 31/10/1941 Service No: R/56089 Additional information: Trinidad Guardian 12 Mar 1942 reported his death via West India Committee Circular, from Jamaica. Halifax L9602 NP-N Mission to Dunkirk, believed to have ditched in sea. All crew killed Sgt C S O'Brien RCAF P/O N F McLean RNZAF Sgt J R Johnson RCAF F/Sgt J Flannigan P/O F C Brooks RCAF Sgt C E Wood Sgt J Mycock. Source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 61. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

JONES, GRIFFITH STANLEY Initials: G S Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 602 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 21/12/1943 Service No: 117398 Additional information: Son of William Stanley Jones an Emma Beatrice Jones, of Georgetown, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 5. Row C. Grave 18. Cemetery: LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY,FRANCE

JORDAN, WILBUR HALDANE Initials: W H Nationality: Bahamas Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 78 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 12/06/1943 Service No: 1398262 Additional information: Husband of Remilda Eloise Jordan, of Nassau, Bahamas, British West Indies. Navigator Halifax B Mk II JD145 EY-?  Op. Bochum. Airborne 2257 12 Jun 43 from Linton-on Ouse. Lost in the sea off the Dutch coast. Five, including Sgt Jordan, are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, while Sgt Payne is buried in Vredenhof Cemetery on the island of Schiermonnikoog; Sgt Wright is buried on Terschelling in Westerschelling General Cemetery. F/S M.Baxter KIA Sgt A.McD.Young KIA Sgt W.H.Jordan KIA Sgt J.N.Angus KIA Sgt C.W.Payne KIA Sgt E.Wright KIA Sgt E.G.Westall KIA Bomber Command war Diaries:- 503 aircraft - 323 Lancasters, 167 Halifaxes, 11 Mosquitoes. 14 lancasters and 10 Halifaxes lost, 4.8% of the force. This raid took place over a completely cloud-covered target but accurate Oboe sky-marking enabled the all Lancaster/Halifax Main Force to cause severe damage to the centre of Bochum. After daylight photographs had been taken, 130 acres of destruction were claimed. The only report from Germany says that 449 buildings were destroyed and 916 severely damaged and that 312 people were killed. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 155. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

JOSEPH, COLLINS ALWYN Initials: C A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 130 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 31/12/1944 Service No: 182350 Additional information: Son of Elmie Joseph, of San Fernando, Trinidad. Assistant Druggist in San Fernando. ATS Trinidad, Group 3, sailed with Graham,  Hyde & Nunez  (All  Killed).  Went missing at 1530hrs on 31st December 1944 while on an air operation flying Liege, Aachen, Liege. Hunting M262. Spitfire XIV, RM750   CHA  G65  33MU 15-7-44 322S 5-8-44 350S 9-8-44 130S 5-10-44 Missing presumed shot down by fighters nr Rheine 2-3-45 - spitfiresukf.net. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:  1941/20, 1942/114, 1943/67, 1943/73. Commission LG 15/09/1944. F/Sgt. C. A. Joseph of 132 Squadron recorded in his Combat Report for 18 October 1943: I was flying Blue 4 and noticing the rest of Blue section jettison their tanks I checked up and found my R/T. u/s. Blue section then broke down to starboard and I followed noticing several e/a diving away. I then saw an Me. 109 make an attack on me from the port beam. I broke upwards calling up Blue 3 in the hope he might hear. Enemy aircraft turned to port climbing rapidly and I followed closing the range. The e/a then started to dive and I began to give short bursts from about 300 yards allowing one ring deflection until I got into a line astern position. I continued to fire until I had expended all my ammunition. E/A then began to emit grayish smoke from starboard side until it crashed into some high tension lines south of Bethune. I claim this aircraft destroyed.Source: Spitfire Mk IX versus Me 109 G - A Performance Comparison. Trinidad Guardian 7 April 1945. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. B. 8. Cemetery: HOTTON WAR CEMETERY,BELGIUM
 

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KENNY, GERALD PATRICK Initials: G P Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 195 Sqdn. Age: 37 Date of Death: 02/11/1944 Service No: 1835809 Additional information: Son of Dr. Thomas Bernard Kenny, M.D., and Cecile Kenny, of Trinidad. "Op. Homberg. Lancaster I  HK663 A4-? (HK663 was delivered to No.195 Sqdn 16  Oct 44 When lost this aircraft had a total of 18 recorded hours HK663 was one of two No.195 Sqdn Lancasters (LN743) lost on this operation.) Airborne 1118 2 Nov 44 from Witchford. Presumed abandoned prior to being crash-landed in Allied held territory as F/O Funk was admitted to a Canadian Field Hospital. Sgt Kenny, at 37 well over the average age of air-crew, is buried in Groesbeek Canadian Cemetery; F/O P.J.Funk RCAF Inj Sgt N.Price PoW F/O B.C.Lumsden RAAF PoW F/O F.Major RCAF PoW Sgt S.Dudley PoW Sgt G.W.Flower PoW Sgt G.P.Kenny KIA Sgt S.Dudley was interned in Camp L7, PoW No.1135, with Sgt G.W.Flower, PoW No.1139 and Sgt N.Price, PoW No.1162. F/O B.C.Lumsden in Camp L3, PoW No.8709 with F/O F.Major, PoW No.8719. "" Bomber Command War Diaries: 184 Lancasters of 3 group carried out a G-H attack on the oil plant. Large fires and a thick column of smoke were seen. 5 lancasters lost. 2 Wellingtons flew R.C.M. sorties without lost. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. B. 7. Cemetery: GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY,NETHERLANDS

KENNY, HARTLEY RUDOLPH Initials: H R Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 28 Date of Death: 21/01/1942 Service No: 1622109 Additional information: Son of Henry and Edith Kenny, of Riverside, Middlesex, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot R. Row 1. Grave 2. Cemetery: REDCAR CEMETERY,UK

KERNAHAN, KENNETH IAN Initials: K I Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 12 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 28/05/1944 Service No: 172462 Additional information: Son of Harold Joseph Kernahan, and of Gladys Eugenie Kernahan, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies. Left Trinidad in December 1941 to enlist in the Tank Corps, but enlisted in RAF instead. trained in Canada, awarded wings April 1943. (Sunday Guardian 18 Apr 43).  Op. Aachen. Lancaster, ND679 PH-F Airborne 0015 28May44 from Wickenby. Lost without trace. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. F/O smith had flown a tour with 166 Sqdn and details of his DFM were Gazetted 15Jun43. P/O K.I.Kernahan KIA Sgt J.M.Thomas KIA F/O C.A.Smith DFM KIA F/S E.J.Richardson RCAF KIA Sgt J.P.McEvoy KIA Sgt W.S.Campbell KIA Sgt H.Russell KIA " . Bomber Command war Diaries:- 162 Lancasters and 8 Mosquitoes of 1, 3 and 8 groups to attack the Rothe Erde railway yards. 12 Lancasters lost, 7% of the force. The railway lines at the yards, which were not seriously hit in the raid of 2 nights earlier, were now severely damaged and all through traffic was halted. A large proportion of delayed-action bombs were dropped. The bombing also hit the nearby Aachen suburb of Forst which was "razed to the ground". The local hospital, an army barracks, an army stores office, 2 police posts and 21 industrial buildings were hit, as well a 603 houses. 167 people were killed and 164 injured. The local people were impressed that the whole raid only lasted 12 minutes. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 211. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

KERR, LOUIS NOEL LYNDON Rank: Warrant Officer Class II Service No: R/135114 Date of Death: 23/09/1943 Age: 23 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force 76 Sqdn. Additional Information: Son of Richard Hall Lyndon Kerr and Gertrude Florence Kerr. St Augustine, Trinidad. B.Sc. (McGill University). Op. Hannover 22/23.09.43. 76 Sqn Holme on Spalding Moor, Halifax V EB253 MP-C , crashed at Strohen, crew Sgt B Fjaervoll RNAF+,Sgt K Meredith+,Sgt G F Old POW,Sgt L N L Kerr RCAF+,Sgt F Stothard+,Sgt J R Dennis POW,Sgt A G O Osnes RNAF+. BCWD summary: 711 aircraft took part, 1st of a series of 4 heavy raids, 26 a/c lost 3.7 % of the force. Visibility was good but stronger winds than forecast caused the marking and the bombing to be concentrated between 2 - 5 miles SSE of the city centre. Panel Reference Panel 180. Memorial RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL



KING, CECIL PERCY Initials: C P Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 263 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 17/04/1943 Service No: 128999 Awards: D F M Additional information: Son of Percy William and Florrie Leacock King, of Georgetown, British Guiana. Shot down 1 Bf109 on 7 Nov 1941 after he was attacked by a pair of them whilst on a Rhubarb. Served with 263 sqn for 25 months when he was killed. Took off at 2308 on 17 Apr 43 in Whirlwind P7117 - ordered to look for trains in Isigny-St Lo area, it is likely he was shot down by the Airel flak at 2348hrs. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 125. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

KING, CHARLES PARNELL Initials: C P Nationality: Barbados Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 9 Sqdn. Date of Death: 26/06/1943 Service No: 1383417 Additional information: Lancaster ED831 Mission to Gelsenkirchen T/O 22.30 from Bardney. Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at 02.19 into the Ijsselmeer off Hoorn (Holland). All are buried in various Dutch Cemetries. F/O Sams, whose body was washed ashore 5th July 1943, was a graduate from Oxford University, and had reported to the Squadron from 1660 HCU on the day of the operation and was flying as second piot. S/L A M Hobbs DFC RNZAF F/O J H Sams (P2) Sgt F W Sanderson Sgt K G Mott Sgt C P King Sgt E C Bishop Sgt W C Rowlands F/Sgt W Slater . Source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: British Plot 2. Grave 4. Cemetery: HARDERWIJK GENERAL CEMETERY. Barbados 2nd Contingent for the RAF, departed Barbados Nov 1940

KING, HERBERT ALLAN Initials: H A Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 542 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 14/04/1944 Service No: 605474 Additional information: Son of George Reynold King and Beatrice Ann King, of St. Michael, Barbados, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 219. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK 

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LALL, RAM CHANDAR PRASAD Initials: R C P Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 20 Date of Death: 20/07/1947 Service No: 727102 Additional information: Son of Bechu and Itwaria Lall, of East Coast Dem, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 2. Cemetery: BIRMINGHAM MUNICIPAL CREMATORIUM,UK

LAWRENCE, ARTHUR HENRY Initials: A H Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Obs.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 144 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 33 Date of Death: 08/12/1941 Service No: R/69780 Additional information: Son of Ambrose Finlason Lawrence and Louise Beatrice Lawrence, of Halfway Tree, Jamaica. Hampden AD791 Mission to Aachen. All crew killed Sgt F K Calcutt Sgt A H Lawrence RCAF Sgt R E Hirons Sgt G Barnes. Source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 3. F. 15-18. Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY,BELGIUM

LEE, DUDLEY ALEXANDER Initials: D A Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 19 Date of Death: 13/05/1945 Service No: 723193 Additional information: Son of Tom and Angela Lee; nephew of Edith Bertram, of Kingston, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot S. Grave 939. Cemetery: BRIDGNORTH CEMETERY,UK

LESLIE, SEFTON LINFORD Initials: S L Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 26 Date of Death: 04/04/1945 Service No: 724676 Additional information: Son of Alexander, and Keturah Leslie, of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot G. Grave 340. Cemetery: KINGSTON (UP PARK CAMP) MILITARY CEMETERY,JAMAICA

LIGHTBODY, HUGH ARTHUR Initials: H A Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 515 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 15/07/1944 Service No: 116893 Additional information: Son of Godfrey Kennett Lightbody and Beatrice Kate Lightbody, of Malvern. Jamaica. Mosquito FB.VI - PZ293 - escort bombers airfield Florennes, Belgium. Pilot blinded by search lights, crashed 4 km SSW of Chaumont, Namur, 23 km WSW of Dinant, Belgium. Also killed F/Sgt E.J.A. Broomfield - 1451239 (both first buried at Florennes). source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: X. A. 12. Cemetery: HOTTON WAR CEMETERY,BELGIUM

LIGHTBOURN, WARREN MAURICE Initials: W M Nationality: Bahamas Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 610 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 14/02/1945 Service No: 119573 Additional information: Son of Maurice S. and Ida L. Lightbourn, of Nassau, Bahamas. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. A. 15. Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

LINDO, HAROLD LESTER Initials: H L Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Squadron Leader Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 103 Sqdn. Age: 27 Date of Death: 15/02/1944 Service No: J/4762 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Harold Vincent and Jennie Rosalie Lindo, of Sligoville, Jamaica, British West Indies. Source: Air Force Association of Canada:- LINDO, F/L Harold Lester (J4762) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.103 Squadron - Award effective 16 June 1942 as per London Gazette dated 22 September 1942 and AFRO 1653/42 dated 16 October 1942. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, 6 July 1917; home in Northwood, Middlesex.  Enlisted in Ottawa, 20 June 1940.  Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 15 August 1940), No.3 AOS (graduated 4 January 1941, No.2 BGS (graduated 15 February 1941), and No.1 ANS (graduated about 16 March 1941 and commissioned).  Proceeded overseas 26 March 1941.  Forced down and missing in 1941 but returned to Britain.  Invested at Buckingham Palace, 4 December 1942.  Killed in action, 15 February 1944, while serving with No.103 Squadron and holding Squadron Leader rank. Flight Lieutenant Lindo is a most experienced and dependable navigator.  His efficiency and coolness in action have a fine influence on his comrades.  During the many operational sorties on which he has been engaged he has faced bad weather and enemy opposition with an unconquerable spirit of determination to complete his allotted task. NOTE: Public Records Office Air 2/9598 has recommendation dated 24 July 1942.  He had flown 21 sorties (120 hours 54 minutes) and the text gave a remarkable account of his tour that the published citation only hints at:

10 July 41  Boulogne (4.20)      28 Dec 41   Wilhelmshaven (5.55)
20 July 41  Cologne (6.10)        6 Jan 42      Brest (6.29)
2 Aug 41    Hamburg (8.36)      21 Jan 42    Bremen (7.26)
8 Aug 41    Duisburg (3.45)       3 Mar 42     Paris (6.00)
18 Aug 41 Duisburg (4.37)       10 Apr 42    Essen (5.00)
22 Aug 41 Mannheim (6.55)    25 Apr 42    Rostock (7.33)
27 Aug 41 Mannheim (7.30)    30 May 42   Cologne (6.00)
29 Aug 41 Mannheim (5.00)    1 June 42    Essen (5.00)
13 Oct 41  Dusseldorf (4.16)    6 June 42    Emden (5.36)
22 Oct 41  Mannheim (4.03)    25 Jun 42    Bremen (5.36)
16 Dec 41 Wilhelmshaven (5.43)

This officer joined the squadron a year ago. Throughout that time he has proved himself to be an observer of outstanding merit. His consistent, exemplary navigation and accurate bombing have set a high example which the other observers have been inspired to reach for. Being recognised as unquestionably the best observer in the squadron, he was appointed Squadron Bombing Leader, which post he has filled with enthusiasm and increasing efficiency for five months. Although this has given him little opportunity to go on raids he has continually asked to take part and has flown as observer with various pilots, producing extremely good results and being involved in many dangerous situations.  His cheerfulness and efficiency in the face of danger and while under heavy fire from flak have been largely responsible for bringing these sorties to a successful conclusion. All his captains have spoken most highly of him and every captain is keen to have him as observer. Early on in his operational tour, Flight Lieutenant Lindo, with his crew, landed in the sea. His dinghy was depth-charged by an enemy aircraft before they were rescued. His coolness and cheerfulness under most trying conditions set a fine example to the rest of his crew. On another occasion his aircraft collided with high tension cables and caught fire. Flight Lieutenant Lindo acted with great coolness, helping the rest of the crew. Despite these two unnerving incidents, occurring at the start of his tour, he has remained most enthusiastic and keen to take part in as many raids as possible. More recently, when bombing Essen, the port engine of his aircraft failed over the target and the pilot was forced down to extremely low altitude by flak and searchlights. In spite of intense flak and great difficulties, Flight Lieutenant Lindo skilfully navigated his aircraft safely back to the nearest aerodrome in England, greatly assisting his captain to steer clear of defended areas by his skilful map reading on a very dark night. His skill, confidence and high example did much to encourage his crew and bring them and their aircraft safely out of an extremely dangerous situation. This officer's fine operational record, magnificent example and unshakable enthusiasm and spirit fully merit the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for which I strongly recommend him. This was refined to the following text for Air Ministry Honours and Awards Committee (shorter than the original submission but much longer than the published citation). Flight Lieutenant Lindo is an experienced and dependable navigator. His efficiency and coolness in action have had a fine influence on his comrades. During the many operational sorties on which he has been engaged he has faced bad weather and enemy opposition with an unconquerable spirit of determination to complete his allotted task. He has acted as Squadron Bombing Leader for five months. Although this has diminished his opportunity to go on sorties, he has continually asked to take part and has flown as observer with various pilots, producing extremely good results and being involved in many dangerous situations. Early during his operational tour, Flight Lieutenant Lindo was compelled to alight [with] his aircraft on the sea. Whilst afloat in the dinghy with his crew it was depth-charged by enemy aircraft before they were eventually rescued. On this occasion his conduct under most trying conditions was of great benefit to his comrades. On another occasion his aircraft collided with high tension cables and caught fire. Flight Lieutenant Lindo acted with great coolness helping the rest of the crew. Despite these two unnerving incidents, occurring at the beginning of his tour, his enthusiasm for operations remained undiminished. LINDO, S/L Harold Lester, DFC (J4762) - Mention in Despatches - No.103 Squadron - Award effective 14 January 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 874/44 dated 21 April 1944.  Trained at No.2 ITS, No.2 BGS  and No.3 AOS. NOTE: training units should be resolved.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 244. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK


LLOYD, IOAN ARNOLD Initials: I A Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 247 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 24/09/1944 Service No: 931856 Additional information: Son of John Thomas Lloyd and Edith Lloyd, of Bushy Park, Jamaica. Typhoon MN973 - close support operation Market Garden - crashed in the area of Kevelaer, Germany. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 31. G. 18. Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

LOOKYAN, ULRIC LESLIE Initials: U L Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 21 Date of Death: 14/01/1944 Service No: 136422 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Maud A. Lookyan, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Joined the Trinidad Artillery soon after the outbreak of war and served with the 1st HAA Battery until he joined the Trinidad ATS at the end of '41. Went to Canada to complete his training in July 1942 and on getting his wings, commissioned - LG 26/03/43. Hurricane Z3076, Flew into cloud at high speed at 1200hrs on 14 Jan 1944. Aircraft crashed at Rosenden about 4 miles from Wooler.  Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1942/64, 1943/69,1943/70,1943/142. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Row J. Grave 4. Cemetery: HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY,UK. Click here for headstone photo.

LOTHIAN, THOMAS JAMES Initials: T J Nationality: Bahamas Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 622 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 12/02/1945 Service No: J/92380 Additional information: Son of Albert J. Lothian and Mary H. Lothian, of Fort Charlotte Heights, Nassau, Bahamas. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 56. H. 3. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

LYNCH, RICHARD CHALLENOR Initials: R C Nationality: Barbados Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 501 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 17/09/1942 Service No: 115146 Additional information: Son of Cyril Aubrey and Frances Louise Lynch, of York; husband of Patricia Mary Lynch, of Heworth, York. Click on this link for more ww2chat post Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 16. Row W. Grave 18. Cemetery: FULFORD CEMETERY 

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MACAULEY, FRANK ALFRED CONWAY Initials: F A C Nationality: Bahamas Rank: Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 22 Date of Death: 16/09/1942 Service No: R/65534 Additional information: Son of Timothy A. Macauley, and Margaret C. Macauley, of Nassau, Bahamas. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Div. Q. Sec. E. Row A. Grave 1. Cemetery: BEXHILL CEMETERY,UK

MACKIE, ALEXANDER ESSON Initials: A E Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 26 Date of Death: 25/10/1941 Service No: 101081 Additional information: Son of James George and Annie Mackie of Kennethmount, Aberdeenshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 596. Cemetery: HARWELL CEMETERY

MacLEAN, ISAAC MURRAY Initials: I M Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Squadron Leader Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Death: 02/01/1944 Service No: C/578 Additional information: Husband of Jane F. MacLean, of New Westbury, Pembroke, Bermuda. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Cemetery: OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL,CANADA

MAHON, MICHAEL STANLEY REECE Initials: M S R Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 437 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 21/09/1944 Service No: J/87637 Additional information: Son of Michael Thomas Greaves Mahon and Maude Eleanor Mary Mahon, of Barbados, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 247. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

MANNING, JACK HERBERT Initials: J H Nationality: Barbados Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 117 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 05/02/1943 Service No: 932188 Additional information: Son of Herbert Christie and Mary Dolores Manning, of St. Philip, Barbados, British West Indies. May have been killed on Hudson VI - serial EW877. Lost power on take-off and crashed El Adem, Libya. Source ww2chat/Henk. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. C. 13. Cemetery: TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY,LIBYA

MARCHAND, CHESTER JOSEPH FRANCIS Initials: C J F Nationality: British Honduras Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 7 Sqdn. Date of Death: 26/08/1944 Service No: 158046 Additional information: Of British Honduras. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 207. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

MARSHALL, PATRICK CONSTANTINE Initials: P C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 19 Date of Death: 21/07/1944 Service No: 714152 Additional information: Son of Tenold Neel Marshall and Ethel Marshall, of Spanish Town, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Row K. Grave 3. Cemetery: HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY,UK. Click here for headstone photo.

MARTIN, ALBERT WILLIAM Initials: A W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Warrant Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 307 (Polish) Sqdn. Date of Death: 05/01/1945 Service No: 1390553 Additional information: From POS, Trinidad. Course 3, ATS, Trinidad, trained in Canada, Pilot, served 68 sqn jan-Dec 1944, when posted to 307 Sqn on 12/12/44. Date: 05-JAN-1945. Type: de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.30. Operator: 307 (polish) Sqn RAF. Registration: MV545 Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair). Location: sea 10 miles SW of Valley, Anglesey - United Kingdom. Phase: En route Nature: Military Departure airport: Church Fenton. Crashed in sea in bad weather on night navex 10m SW of Valley 5.1.45 cause unknown. Crew: W/O (1390553) Albert William MARTIN (pilot) RAFVR - killed P/O (189.447) Donald Frederick PRIOR (obs) RAFVR - killed .Source cwgc, http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=15815 http://orb.polishaf.pl/ http://www.laarbruch-museum.net/Source/RAF-68.SQD.pdf Trinidad Guardian 1941-1945 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 269. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

MARTIN, BYRON Initials: B Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 19 Date of Death: 07/08/1944 Service No: 714017 Additional information: Son of Mary Deleon, of Spa Town, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Row A. Grave 9. Cemetery: HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY,UK. Click here for headstone photo.

MARTIN, RONALD BROWN Initials: R B Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 1435 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 11/05/1943 Service No: 123139 Additional information: Son of Sidney A. and Miriam Martin, of Jamaica, British West Indies. Rhodes Scholar and Blue for Athletics, Oxford. Spitfire VbT EP833  To Malta 1-12-42 1435Sqn. Shot down by fighters 11-5-43 FH172.50 Source: spitfiresukf.net/p040.htm Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 6, Column 2. Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL,MALTA

McBRIDE, JAMES MCALLISTER Initials: J M Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 161 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 17/12/1943 Service No: 113888 Additional information: Son of Donald and Jean Wardrop McBride, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Younger brother of Ian Arbuckle McBride. 16-17 December 1943.161 Squadron Lysander IIIA V9367 MA-B Op. SIS Took off 2138 hrs from Tangmere on Operation Diable and headed for France where two agents were recovered. On return the Lysander crashed 0353 hrs into a ploughed field just short of the runway and burst into flames. The two agents, a man and a women scrambled clear, but F/l McBride was trapped in the cockpit. Cxx. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Square 115. C. of E. Plot. Grave 24. Cemetery: CHICHESTER CEMETERY,UK

McCOY, LACOMBE ALPHONSUS Initials: L A Nationality: Dominica Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 11/04/1943 Service No: 130839 Additional information: Of Dominica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7, Column 1. Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL,MALTA

MELHADO, LESLIE STANHOPE Initials: L S Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 44 Sqdn. Age: 29 Date of Death: 06/06/1942 Service No: 1384447 Additional information: Son of Cyril and Ivy Melhado; husband of Lorna Melhado, of Halfway Tree, St. Andrews, Jamaica. Lancaster R5516 KM-F - Took off from Waddington. Flak and night fighter (Mjr Gunther Radusch, NJG1)- crashed into North Sea W off Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands). Melhado's body was washed ashore 28/06/1942 near Schoorl and initially buried 15/07/1942 as an unknown airman; identified post war. (Chorley Vol. 3 , page 118). source ww2chat. Sgt Gottlieb came from Cape Town. F/O L.O.Halls DFC KIA P/O R.M. Ranson KIA Sgt J.A.Bloomfield KIA Sgt A.B.Croft KIA Sgt A.I.Gottlieb KIA Sgt L.S.Melhado KIA Sgt H.Jones KIA. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row B. Grave 6. Cemetery: BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY,NETHERLANDS

MERRY, DAVID Initials: D Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 21 Date of Death: 04/05/1944 Service No: 135135 Additional information: Son of the Venerable Francis Lee Merry, B.A. and Mary Graham Merry, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Commissioned 20 Nov 1942. Educated QRC, played cricket & football for QRC, played cricket for Trinidad. (Brother Harry - Left Trinidad Apr 43 to join RAF). Commissioned 20 Nov 1942 (LG 02/04/1943). Pilot, flight training accident. FO Merry as instructor in Oxford X6734 of 36 SFTS crashed amongst the trees and burnt out two miles south of Penhold airport. The accident occured at approx. 2335hrs on 4th May 1944. The pilot lost his life after ordering his pupils to parachute to safety and remaining behind to hold a/c steady so they could get out. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1943/17, 1943/86. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Lot 7. Block F. Cemetery: RED DEER CEMETERY,CANADA

MILLER, BRUCE FITZGERALD HENRY Initials: B F H Nationality: Barbados Rank: Pilot Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 103 Sqdn. Date of Death: 22/10/1943 Service No: 158294 Awards: D F C Additional information: Husband of Helen Elizabeth Miller, of Sawley, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. Lancaster LM314 Mission to Kassel T/O 18.00 from Elsham Wolds. Crashed at Rischenau, 9 km SSE of Lügde. W/O K R Lee DFC F/L P J Blurton DFC (P2) Sgt M Sheedy P/O B F H Miller DFC Sgt D Adams Sgt C W Gray Sgt C L Spink F/Sgt G G Sveinson RCAF DFC LG'd 28th March, 1944 Pilot Officer Bruce Fitzgerald Henry MILLER (158294), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 103 Squadron, with effect from 17th October, 1943. Source ww2chat.  Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 16. E. 9. Cemetery: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

MORGAN, ERNEL URIAH Initials: E U Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 20 Date of Death: 13/07/1945 Service No: 723088 Additional information: Son of David and Margaret Morgan, of Mt. Pleasant, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row F. 1. Grave 112. Cemetery: WINCHESTER (MAGDALEN HILL) CEMETERY,UK

MOSELEY, GEORGE WINTHROP SARGENT Initials: G W S Nationality: Bahamas Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 305 (Polish) Age: 25 Date of Death: 26/11/1944 Service No: 114927 Additional information: Son of Daniel Sargent Darling Moseley and Myrtle Howard Moseley, of Nassau, Bahamas. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave 12. D. 13-14. Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

MUNROE, STANFORD ALEXANDER Initials: S A Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 05/05/1945 Service No: 713813 Additional information: Son of Zedikiah and Lydia Munroe, of Kingston, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 15914. Cemetery: CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY,UK 

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NANTON, PATRICK BINDON Initials: P B Nationality: Antigua Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 38 Sqdn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 04/11/1942 Service No: 118548 Additional information: Son of Robert Holberton Binden Nanton and Isabel Carden Nanton, of St. Johns, Antigua. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 248. Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL,EGYPT

NEWBURY, HARRY HARLEY Initials: H H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 240 Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 21/03/1941 Service No: 624214 Additional information: Son of Leoniel and Louisa Newbury, of Warsash, Hampshire.Mother from Trinidad. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1. Cemetery: IRVINESTOWN (SACRED HEART) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD,UK

NUNEZ, GEORGE ALBERT Initials: G A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 9 Sqdn. Age: 32 Date of Death: 01/05/1943 Service No: 146436 Additional information: Son of Albert and Georgiana Nunez; husband of Olive Adella Nunez, of St. Joseph, Trinidad. Five children. Parents, brothers & sisters live at Diego Martin.Former Civil Servant attached to the General Post Office. Was a member of Trinidad Volunteers. Left Trinidad 1941 (ATS Trinidad, Group 3 with Graham, Hyde & Joseph all killed)) to join RAF. Lancaster III ED838 WS-R Op. Essen. The Lancaster took off from Bardney and was lost without trace. Courtesy cxx ww2chat. P/O G.A.Nunez KIA Sgt C.H.Collins KIA Sgt A.Beard KIA Sgt E.F. Doolittle KIA Sgt R.A.Knapman KIA Sgt J.Bayliss KIA Sgt D.A.Barber KIA. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1941/20, 1943/049, 1943/070, 1943/140  Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 132. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK 

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O'CONNELL, WALTER FRANCIS Initials: W F Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 24 Date of Death: 27/01/1943 Service No: R/135869 Additional information: Son of Oliver Jasper and Helen O'Connell, of Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Range KK. Sec. 10. Grave 138. Cemetery: FARMINGDALE (PINE LAWN) (ST. CHARLES) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, LONG ISLAND,USA

OUTERBRIDGE, JAMES Initials: J Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 458 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 20 Date of Death: 01/05/1943 Service No: 119810 Additional information: Son of Enith Urma Outerbridge, of Flatts, Bermuda. Rhodes Scholar (Bermuda) and Scholar of Rossal. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 28. Cemetery: RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY,ITALY 

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PALMER, HERBERT JAMES Initials: H J Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 29 Date of Death: 21/02/1946 Service No: 724400 Additional information: Son of Harbert and Caroline Palmer; nephew of Ruby Anderson, of Spanish Town, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Sec. H. Row E. Grave 239. Cemetery: BATH (HAYCOMBE) CEMETERY,UK

PEARSON, ARTHUR OWEN Initials: A O Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 23 Date of Death: 31/05/1945 Service No: 179178 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Turner Langbridge Pearson and Iris Victorine Pearson, of Liguanea, Jamaica. Lancaster PB864 of 1660 HCU on training mission. Problems with automatic pilot, broke up in air, crashed near St.Pierre Eglise, Manche, France. (Chorley Vol. 8 page 171 - 7 dead, 1 injured. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. B. 15. Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY,FRANCE

PENNICOOKE, BASIL HOWDEN Initials: B H Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 27 Date of Death: 24/06/1946 Service No: 2225108 Additional information: Son of Albert Luther Pennicooke and Dinah Agatha Pennicooke, of Saint Andrew, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 22. E. 3. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

PHILIPPS, ROBIN GORDON Initials: R G Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 183 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 28/01/1944 Service No: 1397461 Additional information: Son of Henry Browne Philipps and Marie Irene Philipps, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies. Typhoon 1b JP402 'P' Rodeo pm. Ditched 25 miles north of Brest. Courtesy cxx ww2chat. Click on surname for photo - source Trinidad Guardian 15 April 1944. And here for details of Requiem Mass - Trinidad Guardian 28 April 1944. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 221. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

PITTS, EDWARD REGINALD Initials: E R Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 70 Sqdn. Date of Death: 07/11/1940 Service No: 581243 Additional information: s/o late Edward & Mrs Pitts. Brother of Jim, also RAF, WIA. Killed in action over Greece. Body never recovered. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 240. Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL,EGYPT

POLLARD, ORMOND HAROLD Initials: O H Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 12 Sqdn. Date of Death: 01/07/1944 Service No: 172428 Additional information: ATS, Trinidad, 1942. Lancaster JB462 PH-S Airborne 2218 30 Jun 44 from Wickenby to bomb the railway yards. shot down by a night-fighter and fell onto the road leading from Vernou- en Sologne (Loire-et-Cher) where they are all buried in the Communal cemetery, to Millancay, 11 km NNE of Romorantin-Lanthenay. P/O O.H.Pollard KIA Sgt A.R.Albery KIA Wo2 N.H.Wettlaufer RCAF KIA F/O F.H.Moxon RCAF KIA Sgt s.O.Reneau KIA F/S D.Sebestyan RCAF KIA Sgt J.R.Cowell KIA "  118 Lancs sent, 4 lost. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1942/63, 1943/18.  Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 1 Grave 2. Cemetery: VERNOU-EN-SOLOGNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,FRANCE

POON-TIP, ALLAN PERCY Initials: A P Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 166 Sqdn. Date of Death: 05/04/1945 Service No: 605619 Additional information: 3rd ATS Course, Trinidad. To Canada. Lancaster ND707 Op. Lutzkendorf. Airborne 2111 4 Apr 45 from Kirmington to bomb the oil refinery. All are buried in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. P/O J.Day KIA, Sgt F.Pilling KIA, Sgt A.P. Poon-Tip KIA, Sgt R.F.S.Dunkley KIA, Sgt L.F.McGuire KIA, Sgt P.Fitzpatrick KIA, Sgt J.D.Whitelaw KIA . Of 258 Lancs sent, 6 were lost. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. G. 13-19. Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

POUYAT, TAUNTON OSWALD CONSTANTINE Initials: T O C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 25 Date of Death: 07/12/1943 Service No: 605491 Additional information: Son of Aubrey C. Pouyat and May F. Pouyat, of St. Andrew, Jamaica. Anson Can. serial 6930 on training flight (formation flying) collided with Anson Can serial 7412 both of 16 SFTS, Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. Crashed near Waterford, Ontario, also killing LAC (Pilot u/t) F.V. Stephens - RCAF R/191955. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: R.A.F. Plot. Grave 14. Cemetery: MOUNT HOPE (ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN) CEMETERY,CANADA

PROVERBS, KEITH GORDON Initials: K G Nationality: Barbados Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 517 Sqdn. Age: 27 Date of Death: 10/09/1945 Service No: 197664 Additional information: Son of Ivan Gordon Proverbs and Nelly Kathleen Proverbs, of Bridgetown, Barbados. Halifax RG380 on a Met flight. Hit high ground on approach Weston Zoyland and crashed Crowcombe Park, Quantocks, Somerset. Also killed: J.J.F. Hobden, 154868 - L.G. McMillan, 153580 - P.A. Bee, 191540 - R.D. Cartwright, 1471979 - R.W. Vinton, 1608294 - D.N. Everett, 1154488 - L.G. Groves, 1483506 (of Meteo Office Brawdy) and J.McI.B. Gordon, 1825115 (of Meteo Office Brawdy). Source ww2chat/Henk. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Sec. H. Row D. Grave 249. Cemetery: BATH (HAYCOMBE) CEMETERY,UK

PSAILA, DOMINIC STEPHEN Initials: D S Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 19 Date of Death: 20/01/1942 Service No: R/ 144775 Additional information: Son of Stephen and Phyllis Psaila, of Georgetown British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 7. Grave 37. Cemetery: TORONTO (OUR LADY OF VICTORY) CEMETERY,CANADA

PURNELL-EDWARDS, WILLIAM PASTON LIDDON Initials: W P L Nationality: Leeward Islands Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 186 Sqdn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 15/10/1944 Service No: 605673 Additional information: Son of John Purnell Purnell-Edwards and of Gwladis Ruth Purnell-Edwards (nee Liddon), of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 236. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

PUSEY, LIONEL LEROYD Initials: L L Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 03/08/1947 Service No: 725178 Additional information: Son of Mary Pusey; husband of Catherine Melita Pusey, of Deeside, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 21. E. 7. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK 

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RAWLINS, KENRICK WYVILLE Initials: K W Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 139 Sqdn. Age: 27 Date of Death: 13/08/1943 Service No: 134366 Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary Rawlins, of Princes Town, Trinidad, West Indies. Trinidad Guardian 21 August 1943: FO Kenwick Rawlins and PO Theophilus dos Santos reported missing. FO Rawlins, a former Civil Servant employed at the Public Works Dept., Siparia, was missing as a result of air operations 12/13 August. The cable was received here by his sister, Mrs Maude Todd, the Registrar of Births & Deaths at Princes Town. He joined up in Nov 1941 and promoted and awarded his wings in Nov 1942. He celebrated his 27th birthday on August 4th. His mother, Mrs Mary Rawlins, living at Princes Town, was reported to be too ill to be told the news that he is missing. 12-13 August 1943. 139 Squadron Mosquito IV DZ607 Op. Berlin.Took off 2057 hrs Wyton. Lost without trace. Crew: FS H M Valentine (Pilot) KIA & FO K W Rawlins (Nav)KIA . [VALENTINE, HERBERT MALCOLM Initials: H M Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 139 Sqdn. Age: 27 Date of Death: 13/08/1943 Service No: 656860 Additional information: Son of William Henry and Florence Valentine; husband of Elsie Valentine, of Broadstairs, Kent. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 139. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL] Trinidad Guardian 4 December 1941. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 129. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

REDMAN, HAROLD MARTIN Initials: H M Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Corporal Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 11/09/1945 Service No: 1384466 Additional information: Son of Frederick Martin Juister and Isabel Juister, of Georgetown, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. J. 21. Cemetery: DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY,ALGERIA

REID, ARTHUR GEORGE Initials: A G Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 10 Sqdn. Age: 33 Date of Death: 21/11/1944 Service No: 1800613 Additional information: Son of Edward George and Amy Adeline Reid, of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Stirling IV - LK276 of 190 Sqn. Towing Horsa Glider PF753 (testing new crew). Shot down by a German intruder and crashed along the Old Roman Road near Great Dunmow. (Not listed by Chorley because not Bomber Command). Crew also killed: F/O J.I. Kidgell, RAAF 410499 - F/O W.W.D'A. Brain, RNZAF 423365 - Sgt H. Holt, 2209061 - F/O N. Woods, 176742 - F/Sgt R.D. Payne, 1391069 and F/Sgt R.M. Dauncey, 1431216. (Air Britain: Hit trees and cables in circuit near Great Dunmow and crashed, Newton Fields, Essex). source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 20. D. 15. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

REID, CLIFFORD CHARLES Initials: C C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 19 Date of Death: 18/11/1945 Service No: 725412 Additional information: Son of Clifford Charles and Alfanca Reid, of Fraser Mt, Cavaliers, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 15095. Cemetery: CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY,UK

RHODD, OSWALD WINWORTH Initials: O W Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 5044 Airfield Construction Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 24/12/1945 Service No: 715104 Additional information: Son of George and Maude Rhodd of Santa Cruz. Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 25. E. 18. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

RICHARDS, JOHN LEICESTER HAZELL Initials:  J L H Nationality:  United Kingdom Rank:  Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service:  Royal Air Force Age:  27 Date of Death:  01/04/1945 Service No:  47726 Additional information:  American D.F.C. Son of John Macdonnell Richards and Gladys Hazel Richards; husband of June Richards, of Kings Ripton, Huntingdon. Of St Vincent/Trinidad. Educated at QRC. Killed in a flying accident. MM328 - PRXVI - PRDU - Broke up in air during auto-pilot trials over Southrop Glos. 1.4.45 F/L J.L.H. Richards was the pilot of Mosquito PR.XVI MM328. His passenger F/O W.E. Robinson was an electrical officer. They were carrying out a test flight of a GEC Auto Pilot. Source: RAF Benson ORB Crew: F/Lt (47726) John Leicester Hazell RICHARDS (pilot) RAF - killed F/O (134972) Williams Ernest ROBINSON (nav.) RAFVR - killed Source:http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=145886 Casualty Type:  Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference:  Plot H/1. Grave 176. Cemetery:  OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY

ROBERTSON, JAMES DUNCAN ALEXANDER Initials: J D A Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 160 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 22 Date of Death: 01/05/1945 Service No: J/29252 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Frederick Henry Robertson and Madge Robertson,(nee Goodey) of St Andrew, Jamaica. Liberator GR.V BZ868 Ran out of fuel and ditched 100 mi SE of Trincomalee, Ceylon May 1, 1945. S/L D G M Joy F/O F L Newby F/O J D A Robertson F/O R L Freeman W/O P R Arscott W/O C N Fisher F/S J L MacDonald F/S G P Brown From the Squadron ORB: Three American Mk. 36 mines were dropped between positions 011342N 1033330(?)E and 011330N 1033620(?)E. On return journey when in position 0710(?) 830?E all engines failed and captain glided aircraft from ???? feet to sea level, levelled out and ditched. The crew got out with the exception of J29???F/O D. J. A. Robertson (Nav) who was not again seen. The Captain Can C12?? S/Ldr D. G. M. Joy suffered from sever head injuries in the ditching and died in the water. Aus. 414878(?) W/O P. D? Arscott (Wop/AG) was drowned. The remainder of the crew were in the water approx. 8 hrs until being picked up by HSL after sighting A/C.  http://www.rquirk.com/160oper/160sqdn1945bknmar07.pdf . Source ww2chat. Source: Air Force Association of Canada:- ROBERTSON, F/O James Duncan Alexander (J29252) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.160 Squadron (missing, believed killed) - Award effective 22 May 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1147/45 dated 13 July 1945.  Born 1923 in St.Andrews, Jamaica; family there. Enlisted in Montreal, 30 April 1942.  Trained at No.6 ITS (graduated 9 November 1942), No.1 BGS (graduated 20 March 1943) and No.10 AOS (graduated 6 August 1943).  Killed in action 30 April/1 May 1945 (Liberator BZ868).  Name on Singapore Memorial. Cited with F/L Leslie Waterfield (RCAF pilot, same unit), plus F/L H.F. McNabb (RAFVR), W/C J.N. Stacey (RAF), WO L.T. Sutton (RAF) and FS J.McGarry (RAF). These members of aircraft crew have taken part in many operational missions.  One night in March 1945, they were detailed to participate in a minelaying mission in enemy waters.  The operation called for a high degree of courage and resolution, and the success achieved reflects the credit on the efforts of the above-named personnel who, in various capacities, displayed skill and fortitude of a high order.  On reaching base at the completion of the sortie they had been in the air for some twenty-one hours on a flight covering more than 3,000 miles. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 456. Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL,SINGAPORE

ROBINSON, PHILLIP Initials: P Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 23/06/1944 Service No: 714113 Additional information: Son of Ernest and Ethel Robin son, of Seaforth, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot J. Grave 329. Cemetery: KINGSTON (UP PARK CAMP) MILITARY CEMETERY,JAMAICA

ROCHFORD, DAVID GEORGE Initials: D G Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flight Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 618 Sqdn. Date of Death: 02/05/1945 Service No: 106025 Additional information: Wife: Margaret Rochford nee Rogers, 8 month old daughter, Wendy Margaret. Son of George and Evelyn Rochford of Port of Spain."While flying a few weeks ago (Mar 1943), a seagull smashed through his windshield and hit him in the right eye, stunning him for a few moments. Although flying at only 300 feet, he managed to regain control. No permanent injury to eye". Embarked on RN carriers Oct 1944, arrived Australia Dec 1944. On 2nd May 1945, Mosquito HR576, piloted by Rochford crashed at Petersham NSW Australia on an operational test flight at 1145hrs. The a/c on fire disintegrated on diving and crashed into surrounding buildings. Both Pilot and Observer (LAC Charles Boydell) died in the crash. In the cv supplied by his sister/wife, they write that Rochford's only reference to his wartime contribution was a Newspaper Clipping sent in May 1944 entitled "500,000 Pictures To Aid Invasion" Trinidad Guardian 4 May 1945. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 2W. B. 14. Cemetery: SYDNEY WAR CEMETERY,AUSTRALIA. National Archives of Australia Casualty report - 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  For all 30 pages

ROSS, COLIN PATRICK Initials: C P Nationality: Grenada Rank: Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 49 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 03/11/1943 Service No: 132098 Additional information: Son of William Patrick and Mabel Ruth Ross, of St. Patrick's, Grenada, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. H. 12. Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

ROTHER, LOUIS ANTHONY Initials: L A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 29 Date of Death: 25/10/1943 Service No: 1399303 Additional information: Son of Carl Robert and Emperatriz Rother, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Has an elder brother, Edward, serving with the Army in India, and sister Lilia, wife of Mr C E Ganteaume of Port of Spain. Group photo in 1942. Story at #1943/141 states died on operational flight over Lossiemouth. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1942/43, 1943/67,1943/141. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1240. Cemetery: LOSSIEMOUTH BURIAL GROUND,UK 

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SAMMS, CLARENCE Initials: C C Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 34 Date of Death: 28/07/1947 Service No: 713104 Additional information: Son of Daniel and Mary Samms; husband of Maisie Samms, of Whitfield Town, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 21. E. 8. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

SAWYER, JOHN PATRICK ANTHONY Initials: J P A Nationality: Bahamas Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 15/09/1941 Service No: J/5135 Additional information: Son of Lt. R. H. Sawyer, R.A.F. (died on active service, 3rd August, 1918), and of Georgina M. Sawyer, of Beaconsfield; husband of Elsie Sawyer. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1846. Cemetery: BEACONSFIELD CEMETERY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE,UK

SCOTT, FRANK Initials: F Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 22 Date of Death: 01/03/1945 Service No: J/43783 Additional information: Son of Arthur Havelock Scott and Rena Scott, of Tucker's Town, Bermuda. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 50. D. 5. Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY,UK

SHINGLETON-SMITH, DAVID Initials: D Nationality: St Lucia Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 19 Date of Death: 05/02/1943 Service No: 127950 Additional information: Son of Henry Martin Shingleton-Smith and Sybil Annie Owen Shingleton-Smith, of Cheltenham. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. 1. Grave 1665. Cemetery: CHELTENHAM CEMETERY,UK

SHORT, WALTER HORACE BROOKE Initials: W H B Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Squadron Leader (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 181 Sqdn. Date of Death: 27/12/1944 Service No: 136419 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Walter Mayow Burgoyne Short, and of Clare Mary Short, of Paddington, London. Trinidad/Sunday Guardian articles:- 01/10/1944  14/10/1944  25/11/1944  10/12/1944  30/12/1944  Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. C. 17. Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

SKINNER, JOHN ROCHFORD Initials: J R Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 517 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 02/10/1945 Service No: 177651 Additional information: Son of Robert and Millicent Skinner; husband of Daphne Gwendoline Skinner, of Newbury, Berkshire. Halifax, piloted by Skinner, took off at 2335hrs on 1 Oct 1945 on an operational meteorological sortie. A/C failed to return. Probably ditched in the sea. Body never recovered. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1942/68, 1943/67, 1943/70. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 268. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

SKINNER, JOHN WALROD SEYMOUR Initials: J W S Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 640 Sqdn. Age: 31 Date of Death: 03/06/1944 Service No: 108951 Additional information: Son of Herbert Seymour Skinner and Gladys Cottle Skinner, of St. Michael, Barbados. Halifax MZ677 - crashed near Boutigny-sur-Opton, Eure-et-Loir, 18 km E of Dreux, France. Source ww2chat/Henk. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 1. Coll. grave 27-29. Cemetery: DREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY,FRANCE

SMALL, CHARLES WALTER RANDOLPH Initials: C W R Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 20 Date of Death: 01/10/1944 Service No: 605558 Additional information: Son of Charles and Constance Small, of Cocorite, Trinidad. Killed while flying a Hurricane X in a flying accident at 1845hrs on 1 Oct 44, one mile west of St Joseph, D'Alma, Quebec, Canada.  Trinidad Guardian 06/10/1944. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Block B. Lot 16a. Cemetery: ARVIDA PROTESTANT CEMETERY,CANADA

SMITH, HENRY VERNON Initials: H V Nationality: Barbados Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 10 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 20/06/1940 Service No: 39692 Additional information: Son of Vernon and Gwendolen Smith, of St. Michael, Barbados; husband of Margaret Smith. Whitley V - serial P4960. Hit tree on landing, broke up and on fire, Ampton Park, 3 miles of Honington airfield, Suffolk. Sourceww2chat/Henk. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row A. Grave 14. Cemetery: HONINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk,UK

SMYTHE, NOEL BENTLEY Initials: N B Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 196 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 26/06/1943 Service No: 143667 Additional information: Son of Canute Constantine Smythe, and Amy Lucille Smythe, of Cross Roads, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 13. Row 8. Grave 1. Cemetery: AMERSFOORT (OUD LEUSDEN) GENERAL CEMETERY,NETHERLANDS

SPENCE, HAROLD OMOND Initials: H O Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 90 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Date of Death: 20/10/1943 Service No: R/154088 Additional information: Of British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot I/2. Grave 88. Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY,UK

STARKEY, WILLIAM LEWIS NICK Initials: W L N Nationality: British Honduras Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 20 Date of Death: 12/03/1941 Service No: R/67700 Additional information: Son of Hugh L. Starkey and Elizabeth H. Starkey, of Belize, British Honduras. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Block H. Lot 401. Grave 64. Cemetery: SASKATOON (WOODLAWN) CEMETERY,CANADA

STONE, HERBERT ANTHONY LEICESTER Initials: H A L Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 53 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 07/04/1941 Service No: 87347 Additional information: Son of Stanley and Ellen Stone; husband of Edith Joan Stone. Educated at QRC. Blenheim T2398 of 53 Sqn, piloted by PO Nicholson failed to return from an operational mission on 7 April 1941. The last known contact was made at 2200hrs on 7 April 1941 near Lundy Island. Bodies never recovered. Had PO Stone survived, it is possible he might have been posted to Trinidad in Aug 1942. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 34. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL,UK

SUTTON BROWN, KENNETH EDMUND Initials: K E Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 21 Date of Death: 25/06/1945 Service No: 167177 Additional information: Son of John and Kathleen Marion Sutton Brown, of Halfway Tree, Jamaica. Oxford NJ317 of 3 (P)AFU crashed near Blaisdon, Gloucestershire. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: West of church. Cemetery: HARESFIELD (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD,UK

SWAIN, OSWALD BERTIE Initials: O B Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Wing Commander Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Age: 41 Date of Death: 22/09/1940 Service No: 17038 Additional information: Son of Arthur Claude and Irene Swain, of Ealing: husband of Irene Edith Clarissa Jane Swain, of Hendon, who was killed in the same incident, of British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3. Cemetery: GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM,UK 

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TAYLOR, RICHARD DESMOND Initials: R D Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 20 Date of Death: 26/03/1944 Service No: 1385234 Additional information: Son of Gerald Francis Taylor, and of Dorothy Mary Taylor, of Crouch End, Middlesex. Native of British Guiana. Lancaster  JB598 AR-C  Op. Essen. T/O 2012 26 Mar 44 from Binbrook.  Summary of Digital Copy of casualty report on FO B D Burnell RAAF from naa.gov.au (43 pages): aircraft crashed at Weistervenn (approx. 4 miles west of St. Vith, Belgium), presumably as the result of enemy action. FO Burnell & five members of his crew were initially buried at St. Vith Cemetery and the 7th member (Sgt Milliner) was buried at Maldange Cemetery. Re-internment to Hotton British Military Cemetery was carried out by British Graves registration Service. Crew: FO B.D. Burnell, Pilot, Sgt H. Pole,F.E., FO R.B. Bestwick, Air Bomber, FS R.H. Knight, Nav., Sgt R.D. Taylor,W.Op./AG,Sgt T.W. Bailey, AG,  Sgt E.A. Milliner, AG Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. C. 1. Cemetery: HOTTON WAR CEMETERY,BELGIUM

THOMAS, HERBERT PERCIVAL Initials: H P Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 514 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 05/03/1945 Service No: 605706 Additional information: Son of Alexander Thomas, and of Susan Thomas, of Beckford Kraal, Clarendon, Jamaica. Lancaster NN775 JT-F2 crashed near Bunsbeek, 2 km N of Tienen, Belgium. (Chorley Vol. 6, page 109). Op. Gelsenkirchen, Airborne 1035 from Waterbeach for a daylight G-H attack on the Consolidation benzol plant. All are now buried in the Heverlee War Cemetery. Sgt Thomas had enlisted in Canada.  F/O H.G.S.Kerr KIA Sgt W. Marsden KIA F/S G.Smith KIA F/O F.Clarke KIA F/S A.Olsen RAAF KIA Sgt C.G.Hogg KIA Sgt H.P.Thomas KIA. source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 10. F. 1-7. Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY,BELGIUM

THORNE, ARTHUR GEORGE Initials: A G Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 78 Sqdn. Date of Death: 20/12/1943 Service No: 159225 Additional information: Son of Herman A. Thorne and Imogene Thorne, of Brown's Town, St. Ann's, Jamaica. The crew appear to be: PO B Bolsworth (Pilot) DFM, PO D A Hyne (Nav), Sgt W H Veale (Flt Eng), Sgt W M Gray (Air Bomber), PO A G Thorne (MUG), Sgt G M Coggans (Air Gnr), Sgt G Hampton (W.Op/Air Gnr), All buried in the same collective grave. Website 12o'clockhigh states Halifax LW339 EY-Q, ww2chat gives Halifax LW338 crashed near Michelbach, 14 km N of Aschaffenburg, Germany. (Chorley Vol.. 4, page 433).. The Bomber Command War Diaries:- Op.Frankfurt 650 aircraft - 390 Lancasters, 257 Halifaxes, 3 Mosquitoes. 41 aircraft lost, 6.3% of the force - 27 Halifaxes, 14 Lancasters. The German control rooms were able to plot the bomber force as soon as it left the English coast and were able to continue plotting it all the way to Frankfurt. There were many combats on the route to the target. The Mannheim diversion did not draw fighters away from the main attack until after the raid was over but the return flight was quieter.The bombing at Frankfurt did not go according to plan. The Pathfinders had prepared a ground-marking plan on the basis of a forecast giving clear weather but they found up to 8/10ths cloud. The Germans lit a decoy fire site 5 miles south-east of the city and also used dummy target indicators. Some of the bombing fell around the decoy but part of the creepback fell on Frankfurt causing more damage than Bomber Command realized at the time. 466 houses were completely destroyed and 1,948 seriously damaged in Frankfurt and in the outlying townships of Sachsenhausen and Offenbach.  117 bombs hit various industrial premises but no important factories are mentioned. The report stresses the large number of cultural, historical and public buildings hit, including the cathedral. the city library, the city hospital and no fewer than 69 schools. The Wehrmacht suffered damage to 4 Flak positions, a clothing store, a veterinary depot and the Army Music School. 64 people were killed and 111 were missing or still covered by wreckage. 23,000 people were bombed out. A train standing 6 miles south of Frankfurt was hit by a 4,000-lb bomb and 13 people in it were killed. Part of the bombing somehow fell on Mainz, 17 miles to the west, and many houses along the Rhine waterfront and in southern suburbs were hit. 14 people were killed. MANNHEIM:- 44 Lancasters and 10 Mosquitoes of 1 & 8 Groups carried out a diversionary raid on this target but most of the bombing fell outside Mannheim. No aircraft lost Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. A. 15-21. Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

TUCKER, VICTOR EMMANUEL Initials: V E Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 129 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 04/05/1942 Service No: 121113 Additional information: Son of Adrian and Lydia Tucker; husband of Wilhelmina Casimir Chrenko Tucker, of Highgate, Middlesex. Barrister-at-Law. Sgt. Victor Tucker, from Jamaica, crashed in the Channel off Octeville-sur-Mer, 04-05-1942, North of Le Havre, shot down by Fw.190′s. The Spitfires were escorting Bostons to Le Havre, and aborted the escort shortly before the bombing run. By order they flew a left turn, to which the pilots had protested, as this enabled the Germans to attack from the sun. Vic Tucker was one of several who went MIA this way, that area, that time, and in the months after that as well. Source RAFCommands.com courtesy AE Smith/ caribbeanaircrewrafww2. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 72.

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URICH, GEORGE DAVE Initials: G D Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 18 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 16/05/1944 Service No: 132304 Additional information: Son of Herman Paul and Kathleen Elaine Urich, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Group photo in 1942. Educated QRC. ATS Trinidad. Group photo in 1942. Boston bomber No Wxx94 of 18 Sqn was reported missing at 2030hrs on 16 May 1944 whilst on armed reconnaisance south of Rome. Entire crew were killed. Other sources: Trinidad Guardian:- 1942/034, 1942/051, 1942/062, 1942/093, 1942/162, 1943/008, 1943/077, 1943/096. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave III. K. 17-18. Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY,ITALY

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VALLIS, DAISY L. W. Initials: D L W Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Leading Aircraftwoman Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force (Women's Division) Age: 28 Date of Death: 05/05/1946 Service No: 315558 Additional information: Daughter of Clive Valentine Selby and Edith Beatrice Vallis, of Devonshire, Bermuda. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Cemetery: PEMBROKE (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD,BERMUDA

VANIER, EUGENE DUNLOP Initials: E D Nationality: St Kitts Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 252 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 26 Date of Death: 01/09/1942 Service No: J/6001 Additional information: Son of the Revd. John George William Vanier, B.A., and Mary Annie Vanier, of Basseterre, St. Kitts, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 263. Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL,EGYPT

VEIRA, BASIL VERNON LANCELOT Initials: B V L Nationality: St Kitts Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit Text: 12 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Date of Death: 29/04/1943 Service No: J/10677 Awards: D F C Additional information: Of St. Kitts. Source: Air Force Association of Canada:- VEIRA, F/O Basil Vernon Lancelot (J10677) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.12 Squadron - Award effective 27 April 1943 as per London Gazette dated 20 June 1944 and AFRO 1660/44 dated 4 August 1944.  Born 4 April 1914 in Basseterre, St.Kitts, British West Indies; home in Montreal; enlisted there 25 June 1941.  Attended No.3 Initial Training School (graduated 6th in a class of 18 observer candidates, 13 September 1941), No.9 Air Observer School (graduated 7th in a class of 22, air and ground subjects, 3 January 1942), No.6 Bombing and Gunnery School (graduated 9th in a class of 27 on 14 February 1942, received Air Observer Badge that date), and No.2 Air Navigation School (graduated 16 March 1942 in a class of 89, having stood 3rd in ground subjects and first in air subjects).  Further trained at No.31 General Reconnaissance School, Charlottetown, 10 April to 14 June 1942 (graduated 14th in a class of 26; his performance described as "disappointing").  Embarked for overseas, 16 June 1942; taken on strength of No.3 Personnel Reception Centre, Britain, 25 June 1942.  Posted to No.20 Operational Training Unit, 13 July 1942; posted to No.12 Squadron, 21 October 1942.  Ranks:  Aircraftman, Second Class on enlistment, 25 June 1941; promoted to Leading Aircraftman, 28 September 1941; promoted to Sergeant, 14 February 1942; commissioned as Pilot Officer, 16 March 1942; promoted to Flying Officer, 1 October 1942.  Killed in action 28/29 April 1943 on Lancaster GB408.  Particulars of Death Aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter, 29 April 1943 in vicinity of Leba (near Lauenburg, Germany).  Body washed ashore and buried in Leba.  Lancaster ED408; Crew were 1315743 Sergeant G. Elsworthy (pilot), J10677 F/O B.V.L. Veira (navigator), 1311073 FS W.E. Freeman (WAG), 143857 P/O J.J.L. Haddow (bomb aimer), 621910 Sergeant E.A. Pye (flight engineer), 989136 Sergeant C.W.S. Downes (mid-upper gunner) and 930059 Sergeant R.C. Grant (rear gunner).  No.12 Squadron.  Aircraft carrying four 1,500 pound sea mines when it took off.  On 12 December 1944 his widow attended an investiture at Government House, Ottawa, to receive her husband's Distinguished Flying Cross.  The Department of National Defence provided her with a rail ticket and $ 10.00 expenses.  It is interesting to note that this investiture was attended by 28 other next-of-kin receiving awards on behalf of deceased family; the list of those attending includes not only Mrs. B.V.L. Veira but also Mrs. D.E. Hornell (picking up her husband's posthumous Victoria Cross).  This information is not on his personal file but is found in RCAF file 305-4-3 "Honours and Awards - Fifth Investiture at Government House", National Archives of Canada, RG.24 E.1, Volume 3350.Award presented to next of kin, 12 December 1944.  This officer has participated in numerous operational sorties which have included missions to Hamburg, Berlin, the Ruhr, Stettin and Spezia.  His navigation has always been of a very high standard and he has a fine record of achievement.  His determination and confidence while on operations has always been an inspiration to the squadron while his gallantry and devotion to duty has done much to create a high morale among his fellow navigators. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 3. A. 1-3. Cemetery: MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY,POLAND

VENABLES, HUGH DRUMMOND Initials: H D Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Squadron Leader (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 418 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Date of Death: 09/04/1943 Service No: 106029 Awards: D F C Additional information: 1st ATS Course, Trinidad. Flight commander 418 Sqn.  Boston Intruder W8325 took off from RAF Ford at 2200hrs on 9 Apr 1943 for an operational sortie over the Melun-Bretigny area and failed to RTB. Later established that the Boston collided in mid-air with a german twin enginned night fighter. The Two aircraft crashed near St Andre airfield, Chapigny la Futelage, Eure, France. Both crews perished. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 5. Cemetery: ST. ANDRE-DE-L'EURE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,FRANCE

VERLEY, EDWARD WORRELL GRAHAM Initials: E W G Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Age: 28 Date of Death: 01/03/1943 Service No: J/20012 Additional information: Son of St. Leger Keith and Ethel May Verley, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Winner of the Dominion of Canada Junior Lawn Tennis Championship, 1932. Reported as Died on Active Service in the West India Committee Circular of May 1943 - from Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 4G. Grave 45. Cemetery: HAWARDEN CEMETERY,UK.  

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WAIGHT, CASSIAN HENRY Initials: C H Nationality: British Honduras Rank: Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 101 Sqdn. Age: 32 Date of Death: 20/02/1944 Service No: 172841 Additional information: Son of John Woods Waight and Lottie Evelyn Gladys Waight, of Belize, British Honduras. Cassian Waight: source:- 101 Sqn ORB, Courtesy Alieneyes at cfww2.com:- Posted from 1656 C.U. wef 9/10/43, Sgt W.Op/AG;

18/10/43, Lancaster III W4993, "X",Op Hannover, T/O 17:15,down 23:00 - Crew: FS Laurens (Pilot), Sgt Kibble (Flt Eng), Sgt Burton (Nav), Sgt Waight (W.Op/AG), Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone (A/G - MU), Sgt Bolt (A/G - Rear). Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 3 x 1000 MC, 48 x 30, 840 x 4 (+30x) IB. Primary attacked at 20:19hrs from 20,000ft., heading 180T at RAS 165.  8/10 cloud over target. Bombed on red T.I. Incendiaries burning over a very large area. Some fires burning around the markers;

20/10/43, Lancaster I, ?? 327 "O", Op. Leipzig, T/O 17:30, down 01:00,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt.Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 48 x 30, 840 x 4 (+30x) IB. Primary attacked at 21:08hrs from 20,000 ft. Heading 190T at RAS 160. 10/10 cloud over target. No PFF seen. Glow from fires visible. Effort probably wasted owing to absence of PFF.

10/11/43, Lancaster III DV287 "N",Op. Modane, T/O 20:45, Down 05:25,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Lewis (ABC). Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 2 x SBC (8x30), 12 SBC 990x4. Primary attacked at 0108hrs from 19,000 ft. Heading 085M at IAS 175. Clear over target, no cloud, visibility good. Bombed on red TI. Aircraft hit by 3 falling incendiary bombs. A very successful trip. Bombing well concentrated on target.

18/11/43, Lancaster III DV264 "L", Op. Berlin, T/O 17:25, Down 00:40,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 56 x 30 IB, 1230 x 4 (90X) IB. Primary attacked at 2116hrs from 22,000 ft Heading 083M at IAS 165. Bombed on green TI. Bright fires seen through 10/10 cloud. Flak heavy and accurate after leaving target.

22/11/43, Lancaster I DV299 "X2, Op. Berlin, T/O 1705 Down 21:10. Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Hayden (ABC). Load: 1 x 4000 HC,48 x 30 IB, 1170 x 4 IB (90X). Mission abandoned at 1912hrs position 5251N 0320E Ht 19,000ft. All bombs jettisoned safe at 1955hrs position 5315N 0320E height 15,000ft. Instruments iced up. Abortive sortie.

23/11/43, Lancaster I DV299 "K2", Op Berlin,T/O 17:10, down 00:20 Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt
Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Hayden. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 48 x 30lb, 480 x 4lb IB (90xx). Primary attacked 20:19hrs from 20,000 ft, heading 108M at 145 mph, 7/10 thin broken cloud at 15,000ft. Green TI's in bombsight, very large fires seen in target area.

26/11/43, Lancaster I DV299 "K2", Op.Berlin, T/O 17:15, down 01:30,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Hayden. Load: 1 x 4000lb HC, 930 x 4lb(90x), 56 x 30lb IC. Primary attacked at 21:32hrs from 20,000ft, heading 070M at RAS 160, No cloud, excellent visibility. Overshoot by 2 sec., centre of concentration of TI Greens. TI Greens and large mass of flames. Fires seen 85 miles from target on return, attack most successful.

02/12/43, Lancaster I DV299 "K2", Op. Berlin, T/O 1645, down 2355 ,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Christie (?B/A), Sgt Roystone, Sgt Stephens, Sgt Hayden. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 1200 x 4(90x) IB, 48 x 30 IB. Primary attacked at 2022hrs from 20,000 ft hdg 105M at IAS 165. Bombed on Green TI. Red glow visible for some time after leaving the target.

03/12/43, Lancaster I DV299 "K2", Op. Leipzig , T/O 0001, down 0320, Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Christie, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Fischl (ABC). Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 1230 x 4lb IB(90x)lb., 48 x 30lb IB. S/L's and flak guns bombed at TEXEL at 0201hrs from 13,000 ft, heading 081M at IAS 150. Three explosions seen shortly after bombing, S/L's extinguished, incendiaries seen burning. Mission abandoned owing to failure of S.O. engine and trouble with P.?I.

23/12/43, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. berlin, T/O 0001 down 0805 ,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Lander (ABC). Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 48 x 30lb IB, 930 x 4lb(90x). Bombed flares Red with Green Stars from 21,000ft at 04.10hrs,
heading 019M, IAS 170.

29/12/43, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Berlin, T/O 1710, down 0015, Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchand, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Brown. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 1140 x 4lb IB(90x) 48 x 30lb IB. Bombed flares Red with Green Stars from 19,000ft at 2017hrs, heading 035M, IAS 165.

2/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Berlin, T/O 2345, Down 0655, Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Haveland. Load: 1 x 4000, 48 x 30, 750 x 4 incl. 90x. Bombed Wanganni Flares from 20,000 ft at 0247, 168M, IAS 165.
PFF marking well concentrated.

5/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Stettin, T/O 2350, Down 0905, FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton, Sgt Waight, FS Marchant, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Haveland. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 56 x 30, 600 x 4 (incl. 90x). Bombed TI Greens from 20000 ft at 0354, 137M, IAS 165. Markers well concentrated, whole area a mass of flames.

14/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Brunswick, T/O 1650, Down 2330, Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton L., FS Christie, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A., Sgt Waight. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 56 x 30, 1230 x 4 (incl. 90x). Bombed Wanganui flares from 20,000 ft at 1928hrs. Hdg. 145M, IAS 165. Glow of large fires seen through clouds.

20/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Berlin, T/o 1630, Down 2355. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton L.,Sgt Waight, Sgt Christie, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 56 x 30 1260 x 4 (incl. 90x). Bombed Wanganui flares from 20,000 ft at 1937hrs. Hdg.  180M, IAS 165.

21/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Magdeburg, T/O 19.55, Down 02.25. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton L.,Sgt Waight, FS Christie, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 540 x 4, 120 x 4, 600 x 4 x 8 x 30 D.V.. Bombed 2 TI Greens from 17,000 feet at 23.10hrs, 229M, IAS 165. Several good fires.

27/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Berlin, T/O 1725, Down 0205. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Fo Fraser.,Sgt Waight, FS Christie, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 960 x 4 (incl. 90x), 48 x 30. Bombed Wanganni flares from 20000 ft at 20.40 hrs 109M, IAS 150. Marking concentrated glow of fires visible 160 miles away.

30/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Berlin, T/O 1700, Down 2340. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton,Sgt Waight, Sgt Aitken, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 1200 x 4 (incl. 90x), 56 x 30. Bombed Wanganni flares from 19,000 ft at 20.19hrs 155M IAS 165. Marking extremely good.

15/2/44, Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Berlin, T/O 1725, Down 0030. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton,Sgt Waight, Sgt Aitken, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Davies J.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 48 x 30lb. inc. 1050 x 4 inc. Bombed R/P Flares with Green Stars and TI Green at 2126hrs., 20,000ft. 165M, 165 mph. Glow of fires visible 120 miles after leaving target.

19/2/44,  Lancaster III DV267 "K", Op. Leipzig, T/O , Down . Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton,Sgt Waight, Sgt Aitken, Sgt Roystone, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Davies J.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 60 x 30lb. inc. 1140 x 4 inc. Missing. No message received after take off. Did not fly on 3/11/43 Op. to Dusseldorf. His Commission was gazetted on 7/4/44 w.e.f. 3/2/44. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 27. Grave 10. Cemetery: MARUM (NOORDWIJK) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, NETHERLANDS

WALKER, ALLAN DUSSARD Initials: A D Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 104 Sqdn. Age: 32 Date of Death: 20/03/1942 Service No: 1256126 Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. D. Walker, of Jamaica; husband of Edith Walker, of Harwell, Berkshire. Wellington Z8510 - crashed into sea S of Evia Island, Greece, on a raid to Eleusis, Greece. Also killed: F.P. Pope, 100069 - J.C. Boyers, 68751 - E.F. Welfare, 929531 - O.H. Leggett, 906073 and W.B. Cattrall, 1188710 (all on the Alamein Memorial). source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 262. Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL,EGYPT

WALROND, ARTHUR ADOLPHUS Initials: A A Nationality: Barbados Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 15 Sqdn. Age: 29 Date of Death: 29/06/1943 Service No: 1383413 Additional information: Son of Richard Humphrey and Sarah Walrond; husband of Ena Louise Walrond, of St. Michael, Barbados. Stirling BK694 Mission to Cologne T/O 23.50 from Mildenhall. Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Werner Hoffman, 4./NJG5) and crashed 02.20 at Lommel (Limburg), Belgium. Those killed were taken to St-Truiden for burial on 1st July 1943. They were subsequently re-interred in the Heverlee War Cemetery. In civilian life Sgt Keen was an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. His W/Op, came from St Michaels on Barbados. All but one of the crew were killed. Sgt J B Keen Sgt G A Pryke Sgt P F P.Venton F/Sgt J D Duckett RNZAF PoW "No.308" Sgt A A Walrond Sgt W G Johnson Sgt D Thomas. Source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. D. 1-20. Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY,BELGIUM

WATSON, HERBERT MANASSEY Initials: H M Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 20 Date of Death: 14/10/1944 Service No: 714721 Additional information: Son of Ivan and Aneita Watson, of St. Mary, Jamaica. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 6. Cemetery: CADDER CEMETERY,UK

WAY, KENNETH ANDREW Initials: K A Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 149 Sqdn. Date of Death: 04/04/1943 Service No: 1389078 Additional information: Of British Guiana. Stirling III R9327 OJ-M Op. Kiel Airborne 2039 4 Apr 43 from Lakenheath. Cause of loss not established. Crashed 2257 at Obbekaer, 7 km ENE of Ribe, Denmark. All are buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.Sgt K.A.Way KIA Sgt N.MacLeod KIA Sgt J.Palmer KIA Sgt R.G.Woodfield KIA Sgt R.P.Bilham KIA Sgt E.G.King KIA Sgt W.E.Norman KIA Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: AIII. 7. 8. Cemetery: ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY,DENMARK

WELCH, GEOFFREY A. Initials: G A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 38 Sqdn.Date of Death: 12/01/1943 Service No: 1386903 Additional information: Reported as Died on Active Service West India Circular issue May 1943 - from Bermuda. RAFCommands: Coastal Command, Wellington Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. E. 28.Cemetery: BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY,LIBYA.

WHITECROSS, JAMES STANDLEY Initials: J S Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 61 Sqdn. Date of Death: 22/10/1943 Service No: 1382599 Additional information: Of Bermuda. Lancaster  ED630 QR-C 61 Sqn - Op. Kassel T/O 1759 22 Oct 43 from Syerston. Crashed 2130 22 Oct 43 between Uslar and the nearby village of Dinkelhausen. Those killed are buried in Hannover War cemetery. F/S Whitecross came from Bermuda. F/S J.S.Whitecross KIA P/O C.F.Smith KIA F/O W.H.McDowell KIA P/O R.H.Lucas PoW P/O V.J.Chorley KIA P/O L.Healey KIA P/O S.R.Hughes KIA P/O R.H.Lucas was interned in Camp L1, PoW No.1375. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 11. A. 10. Cemetery: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY,GERMANY

WILLIAMS, RICHARD ULICK Initials: R U Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 183 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 26/09/1944 Service No: 102158 Additional information: Son of Richard Farewell Williams and Norah Eileen Williams, of Halfway Tree, Jamaica. Typhoon MN183 hit by Flak - pilot baled out over sea near Dunkirk. Source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. G. 4. Cemetery: CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, LEUBRINGHEN,FRANCE

WILSON, JOHN DALTON Initials: J D Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 208 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 03/07/1943 Service No: 120659 Additional information: Son of John Wolseley Wilson and Gwladys Wilson, of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Flew during the battle of El Alamein. At 1025hrs on 3 Jul 1943, his a/c , Hurricane BN155, crashed near El Jiye, a village 15 miles south-west of Beirut. Killed instantly. Was flying as wingman to his squadron leader when he had an engine failure. a/c crash landed down the slope of hill. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. B. 9. Cemetery: BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY,LEBANESE REPUBLIC

WONG, CRAFTON DUDLEY Initials: C D Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Age: 19 Date of Death: 04/01/1945 Service No: 605581 Additional information: Son of Charles Henry and Irene Catherine Wong, of Kingston, Jamaica. Wellington X, LP729 of 10 OTU. Engine failure, crashed N of Church Eaton, 6 miles SW of Stafford. (Chorley Vol. 7, page 330). Source ww2chat. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 399. Cemetery: CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY,UK

WOOD Initials: T R Nationality: British Guiana Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Sunday Guardian 14 June 1942:- PO T R Wood, son of the Hon'ble B R Wood of British Guiana, reported missing after Bremen raid on night June 4/5 1942. Sometime during Oct/Nov last year (1941), he injured his shoulder when forced to bail out after petrol supply ran out. Possibly this Officer: WOOD, THOMAS READER RUSSELL Initials: T R R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 115 Sqdn.Date of Death: 03/06/1942 Service No: 67642 Awards; DFC Additional information: Wellington X3635 Op. Bremen. Airborne 2300 3 Jun 42 from Marham. Cause of loss and crash-site are not established. Four of those killed are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, but F/O Wood is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery. F/O T.R.R.Wood KIA Sgt J.W.Chapman RNZAF KIA Sgt L.J.Howe KIA Sgt M.J.M.Davies KIA P/O H.B.Pearce PoW Sgt B.F.Wischusen KIA P/O H.B.Pearce was interned in Camp L3, PoW No.556.Notice of award of DFC Gazetted London Gazeette 36108_3383/4 on 23 Jul 1943. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 26. G. 12.Cemetery: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY

WOOLER, HERBERT BASIL Initials: H B Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 406 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 22 Date of Death: 08/01/1942 Service No: 103600 Additional information: Son of Edmund Upton Wooler, and of Dorothy Gladys Wooler, of Halfway Tree, St. Andrew, Jamaica. Beaufighter T3037 on GCI exercise crashed near the Stobswood colliery, Widderington, Northumberland. Also killed Sgt T. Williams - 620942. Source ww2chat.com Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Grave 290. Cemetery: CHEVINGTON CEMETERY,UK 

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