SAMMES, Alfred Frank
- 28 years
- United Kingdom
- Flight Sergeant
- Wellington Mk. VIII, HF309
- 15th June 1944
- Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey
After D-Day, Coastal Command was occupied with keeping U-Boats from disrupting the flow of materiel and personnel to France. On 14 June 1944, 179 Squadron Wellington HF309 took off at 10:58 PM on an anti-submarine patrol. An hour later, an emergency SOS transmission was heard, giving coordinates in the Wellington’s patrol area. No reason was given for the emergency; nothing further was heard from the aircraft and no wreckage was ever found.
Flight Sergeant Sammes was 28 years old when he was killed.