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On Thursday 22 August 1940 a Blenheim belonging to No. 114 Squadron was detailed to bomb Jersey airport. Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, L9265 took off from Oulton, Norfolk at 08:20 hours and failed to return. No. 114 Squadron Not much is known about the incident…... Read more
13
Aug
1940
  • PAINTING, Geoffrey Arthur
  • 17 years
  • Sergeant
  • 1264156
  • Spitfire Vb, W3849
  • 30th September 1941
  • East of Alderney
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
On Tuesday 30 September 1941 Britons youngest pilot Sergeant Geoffrey Arthur PAINTING, (Service number 1264156) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was just 17 years old, when flying with 118 Squadron in a Supermarine Mk Vb Spitfire W3849. At the time he was engaging…... Read more
30
Sep
1941
HILES, Arthur Herbert
  • HILES, Arthur Herbert
  • 25 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Flying Officer
  • 85008
  • Hudson III, V9128
  • 15th March 1942
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
15
Mar
1942
Close up of burial stone... Read more
15
Mar
1942
DEWAR, David Wallace
  • DEWAR, David Wallace
  • 26 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 977834
  • Hudson III, V9128
  • 15th March 1942
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
15
Mar
1942
  • UPSHUR, Robert Alexander
  • 23 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Flight Lieutenant
  • 100996
  • Hurricane II b, BE474
  • 18th July 1942
  • North/East of Alderney
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
On Saturday 18 July 1942 an anti-shipping strike was conducted called Roadstead 25. This consisted with  4 Hurribombers (Converted Hawker Hurricane’s able to carry bombs) of 175 Squadron with 6 Supermarine Spitfires of 501 Squadron, who were tasked with attacking 2 motor vessels and 4…... Read more
18
Jul
1942
  • WILLIAMS, David John
  • 20 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 1314587
  • Whirlwind, P7052
  • 12th February 1943
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
12
Feb
1943
YORKE, Donald Henry
  • YORKE, Donald Henry
  • 29 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 1467118
  • Ventura I, AE742
  • 15th March 1943
  • West of Guernsey
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
15
Mar
1943
LOCKE, Gerald Frank
  • LOCKE, Gerald Frank
  • 21 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 1334443
  • Spitfire Vc, EP539
  • 5th June 1943
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
05
Jun
1943
GOODHEART, Ernest Walter
  • GOODHEART, Ernest Walter
  • 28 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Flight Sergeant
  • 1376102
  • Ventura II, AE937
  • 13th June 1943
  • North/West of Guernsey
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
13
Jun
1943
LAWSON, James
  • LAWSON, James
  • 27 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Flight Sergeant
  • 656112
  • Ventura II, AE937
  • 13th June 1943
  • North/West of Guernsey
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
13
Jun
1943
  • CRABB, John Malcolm
  • 24 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Flight Lieutenant
  • 84967
  • Typhoon Ib, JR436
  • 7th January 1944
  • North of Herm
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
John Malcolm Crabb was born in early 1920 in Leicester, the son of William Johnston Crabb an assistant school master and Mary Issabella Crabb living at Pomona, Shanklin Drive, Leicester. Regrettably not much is known about Crabb's early life other than his mother died on…... Read more
07
Jan
1944
NORMANTON, Peter Hugh
  • NORMANTON, Peter Hugh
  • 23 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 1543005
  • Wellington Mk. III, BK501
  • 25th January 1944
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
25
Jan
1944
SMITH, John Francis
  • SMITH, John Francis
  • 21 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 1491254
  • Wellington Mk. III, BK501
  • 25th January 1944
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
25
Jan
1944
  • BEACH, William
  • 21 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 1567112
  • Lancaster I, W4315
  • 28th January 1944
  • North/West of Guernsey
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
On 28 January 1944 a Lancaster Mk. I numbered W4315 belonging to No. 61 Squadron was making its way back from a target in Germany, German Flak (anti-aircraft) had hit the aircraft when still over Germany. The aircraft was badly damaged and limping back. It…... Read more
28
Jan
1944
  • BOWDEN, Terence
  • 19 years
  • United Kingdom
  • Sergeant
  • 1591660
  • Lancaster I, W4315
  • 28th January 1944
  • North/West of Guernsey
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
On 28 January 1944 a Lancaster Mk. I numbered W4315 belonging to No. 61 Squadron was making its way back from a target in Germany, German Flak (anti-aircraft) had hit the aircraft when still over Germany. The aircraft was badly damaged and limping back. It…... Read more
28
Jan
1944
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