HALES, Edward * (Revised 04/01/2018)
HALL, Stanley (Revised 08/03/2018)
HALLOWELL-CAREW, Roy Phillip * (Revised 31/12/2017)
HAMPTON, Denis Allen * (New 23/11/2014)
HAMSHER, Berkeley (Revised 04/01/2018)
HANLEY, Matthew (otherwise Michael) William (New 15/11/2014)
HARRIS, Charles (Revised 04/01/2018)
HARRIS, Henry Woodbridge (Revised 15/02/2018)
HARRIS, James Cecil * (Revised 05/01/2018)
HARRIS, Lydia Louise * (Revised 05/01/2018)
HARRIS, Stanley Frank (Revised 05/01/2018)
HASEMAN, Patrick James * (Revised 10/02/2018)
HAWKINS, Albert J. (New 28/08/2014)
HAWTIN, Peter Thomas (Revised 15/02/2018)
HAY, Colin Lonsdale (Revised 13/02/2018)
HAZELL, William (Revised 20/02/2018)
HEALEY, Francis William * (Revised 05/01/2018)
HEARD, Douglas Thomas (Revised 24/12/2017)
HEARD, John William (Revised 24/12/2017)
HEATHCOTE-PEIRSON, Gerald Frederick (Revised 16/01/2018)
HEFFER, Arthur Frederick * (Revised 05/01/2018)
HELMORE, David William (Revised 20/02/2018)
HEMING, Arthur (Revised 05/01/2018)
HENDERSON, Richard Owen (Revised 09/01/2018)
HICKS, Archibald Jack (Updated 01/09/2014)
HICKS, Gerald Lambert. (Revised 29/12/2017)
HILLS, Oliver Lilburne Rieu (New 18/03/2013)
HIRON, Bernard Edward (Revised 20/02/2018)
HOARE, John Terrance (Revised 22/02/2018)
HOBBS, Edward William (New 08/01/2018)
HOBBY, John Charles (Revised 18/12/2017)
HOLGATE, Frances (Revised 09/01/2018)
HOLLAND, Rupert Charles (Revised 09/01/2018)
HOLLANDS, Beatrice Helena (Revised 22/02/2018)
HOLMES, Frederick Walter (Revised 09/01/2018)
HOLTON, George Thomas (Revised 09/01/2018)
HORDER, Cyril Stephen (Revised 09/01/2018)
HOSLIN, Louis Charles * (Revised 18/01/2018)
HOUGHTON, William (Revised 12/02/2018)
HOWELL, Cecil Alex Frank (New 12/08/2017)
HUGHES, James Hubert (Revised 22/02/2018)
HUNT, Henry (New 30/10/2017)
HUNT, Peter (Revised 20/12/2017)
HUNT, William Horatio Edward (Revised 09/01/2018)
HUTCHINGS, Roy Garston Harris (New 12/08/2017)
HUTCHINS, Eric (Revised 09/01/2018)
HUTTENBACH, Helmut Ludwig (Revised 01/02/2018)
HYDE, Paul * (Revised 10/01/2018)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
HALL, Stanley. Flight Sergeant (656404), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died on 18 January 1945, aged N/K. He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt
This airman's Service number indicates that he transferred from the Army in 1939.HALL, Stanley. Aircraftman 2nd Class (635364) of 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force, who died on 31 August 1940, aged 19. He was the son of William and Clara Hall, of Nottingham and is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery (details which make a connection with the Borough seem less likely).
No 77 Operational Training Unit was formed in January 1944 at RAF Qastina to train night bomber crews using Vickers Wellingtons
Stanley is believed to have been killed whilst flying in a Wellington X, MF679 of No 77 OTU, which crashed in the desert 60 miles from Ismailia after a fire broke out in the air.
His name appears on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt amongst other victims who died on 18 January 1945 : -BURTON, Harry - Sgt.,They had appeared in a Casualty Communique, published in Flight, 7 June 1945, as 'Missing'.
GRUNDEY, Harold Croft - F/O.,
HALL, Stanley - F/S.,
HATCHER, Frederick Charles - F/S.,
KELLAWAY, Courtenay Charles - Sgt.,
McDONNELL, Gerard Michael - Sgt.,
McNICOL, Gerard Charles.,
PENN, Leslie Norman - Sgt.
WILSON, Robert - Sgt.
Reportedly Penn 'died in an aircraft accident'.
HALL, Stanley Arthur. Sergeant/Air Bomber (1623632). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 February 1945, aged 22. Son of Frank James Hall and Clara Hall, of Costock. Buried at Costock (St. Giles) Churchyard Extension, Nottinghamshire.
HALL, Stanley George (411775). Royal Australian Air Force. Died 13 February 1944, aged 23. Son Of Edith Hall, Of Wickham Market. Buried in Wickham Market Cemetery, Suffolk.
HALL, Stanley George. Flying Officer/Navigator (J/39298) of 427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 25 November 1944, aged 22. Son of Norman Ambrose Hall and Eleanor Kathleen Hall, of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Buried at Buckhurst Hill (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard, Essex.
HALL, Stanley Herbert. Leading Aircraftman (1513732). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 August 1946, aged 23. Son of George Henry and Elsie Emma Hall, of Hockley, Birmingham. Buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.
HALL, Stanley John DFM. Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner (1331030) of 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 23 May 1944 and is buried in buried at the Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery, Drenthe, Netherlands. Flying Officer. [From 50 High Street, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware Hertfordshire.]
HALL, Stanley Gordon William. Warrant Officer (1230947) of 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21 October 1943, aged 22. Son of Gordon Stanley Hall and Josephine Hall, of Harlescott, Shropshire. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
"Partnership between Charles Alfred Hampton, of Ewell, Surrey, Shipowner, and George Chudleigh Hampton, of Ewell aforesaid, Shipowner, carrying on business as Ship-brokers, Insurance Brokers, and Commission Agents, at 6, Lime-street-square, London, under the style or firm of George Henderson and Co., was. on the 31st day of December, 1908, dissolved by mutual consent".
"Stirling III EF201 took off at 10.15 for a cross-country exercise, an exercise that soon became dogged with engine problems. Initially, the difficulties were confined to the port outer, which was feathered (effectively turned off) but soon after the inner port began to over speed and F/O Craig, the pilot, attempted to restart the outer motor. Unfortunately, due to a fuel cock being left off, he was unsuccessful and the windmilling blades created such a drag that he lost control. Thus, at 11.20, the Stirling came down near Northleach airfield in Gloucestershire. Out of the crew of nine on this particular flight, five were killed."
"03/04.04.1943 No. 408 Squadron Halifax II HR713 EQ-F
Operation: Essen Date: 03/04th April 1943 (Saturday/Sunday)Time: 21.45 hrs.
Unit: No. 408 Squadron (Goose) R.C.A.F.
Type: Halifax II Serial: HR713 Coded: EQ-F
Location: Lake Ijssel, north east of Amsterdam.
Pilot: F/O. (Acting Fl/Lt) Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble J/9337 R.C.A.F. Age 23. Missing
Fl/Eng: Sgt. Robert Walton Barker 9889712 R.A.F.V.R. Age: ? Missing
W/Op/Air gunner: P/O. Charles Noola Black AUS/405437 R.A.A.F. Age 23. Missing
Nav/Bomber: Sgt. Albert James (Jimmie) Hawkins 919537 R.A.F.V.R. Age 25. Missing
Nav/Bomber: W/O 11. Donald Leslie Jarrett T/90781 R.C.A.F. Age 23. Missing
W/Op/Air/Gnr: P/O. Kenneth Septimus McColl AUS/401712 R.A.A.F. Age 30. Missing
Air/Gnr: F/O. Edmond Rothwell Ray J/11851 R.C.A.F. Age 26. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off at 19.45 hrs, part of a huge raid on Essen. 325 Lancasters, 113 Halifaxes - led by 10 OBOE Mosquitos. Due to return at 00.57 hrs but failing with nothing heard from them.
HR713 was shot down by Oblt. Eberhard Garddiewski (3 victories) from 12./NJG1 at a height of 4000 metres. The aircraft reported to crash into the North Sea 60 km's North West of Vlieland at 00.47hrs
Left: Sgt. Albert (Jimmie) Hawkins (courtesy Peter Bilbrough)
Right: Sgt. Robert Walton Barker (courtesy Victoria Southgate and Sylvia Gardiner)
408 Squadron being awarded their Crest.
The pilot F/O (Acting Fl/Lt) Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble seen on extreme right. (courtesy Peter Bilbrough)
Burial details: None - still classed as missing. All remembered at the Runnymede Memorial Sgt. Albert James (Jimmie) Hawkins: Panel 152.
Further information: Eldest son of Albert John Hawkins (c1879-1932) late Sergeant in the Royal Engineers and Florence Jane née Snell (c1894-1974) of 11 Castle Road, Newport, Isle of Wight and fiancé of my late mother Elsie Bilbrough nee Worsley who remembered him during the rest of her life. Educated in the local secondary school, he worked in the rating department of Newport Corporation and later as a rating and valuation officer for Epsom Council prior to joining the RAF in March 1940. He trained at the Initial Training Wing in Rhodesia in 1942, and had flown 12 sorties and 69.08 operational hours. His commander wrote "The loss of your son and the other members of the crew is greatly felt by everyone in the squadron. He was very popular with the boys, especially in the sergeant's mess where he was looked upon as a good fellow and his loss is regretted by all. Your son... was fast becoming an ace air bomber." (Isle of Wight County Press: 14 April 1943). His brother William George Hawkins (1919-?) served in the Royal Artillery.
[Also recorded on the Newport (IOW) War Memorial and on his parents grave in Carisbrooke (Mount Joy) Cemetery, Isle of Wight - Y 3/215]"
"Always in our thoughts. Rest in peace. Mother, Dad and family."
"In loving memory of my dear husband. Forever in my thoughts."
18/19.09.1940 No. 99 Squadron Wellington IC P9242 LN-B P/O. Linden
Location: Stahlwerkplatz, Osnabrück, Germany
Operation: N.W. Germany
Date: 18/19th September 1940 (Wednesday/Thursday)
Unit: No. 99 Squadron
Type: Wellington IC, Serial: P9242, Code: LN-B
Base: RAF Newmarket, Suffolk
Pilot: P/O. Michael Cunningham Andrews Linden 42134 RAF Age 20. Killed
Pilot 2: Sgt. Maurice Ernest Langton Wood 754548 RAFVR Age 23. Killed
Obs: Sgt. Harold Edgar Smart 747711 RAFVR Age 26. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Thomas Watson 965301 RAFVR Age ? Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Douglas Thomas Heard 647632 RAF Age 20. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Victor Beverley 651939 RAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:-
The purpose of this raid was to bomb various targets in the channel ports although some were diverted to bomb German railway targets. Wellington P9242 was also thought to have been shot down by the heavy flak and crashed at Stahlwerkplatz, Osnabrück, Germany.Burial details:
174 aircraft were sent and a costly night for Bomber Command with the loss of 9 aircraft and all the crews being killed/missingP/O. Michael Cunningham Andrews Linden. Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll Grave 9. B. 20-23. Son Of Garnet Harold and Evelyn Mowbray Linden, Of Ealing, Middlesex, England.Researched for relatives of the crew. With thanks to the following: Keith Townsend historian of Moseley Secondary/Grammar school memorial records, Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses', Theo Boiten - 'German Nightfighter War Diaries', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt 'Bomber Command War Diaries', the C.W.G.C.
Sgt. Maurice Ernest Langton Wood. Rheinberg War Cemetery Grave 9. B. 19. Son of Ernest Richard and Dorothy Mabel Wood, of Sheffieldx, England.
Sgt. Harold Edgar Smart. Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll Grave 9. B. 20-23. Son of Edgar Standish Smart and Gertrude Avis Smart, of Shirley, Warwickshirex, England.
Sgt. Thomas Watson. Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll Grave 9. B. 20-23. N.o.K. details unavailable as yet.
Sgt. Douglas Thomas Heard. Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll Grave 9. B. 20-23. Son of Edward and Louisa Heard, of Ewell, Surrey, England.
Sgt. Victor Beverley. Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll Grave 9. B. 20-23. Foster-son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Beverley, of Sheffieldx, England.
Operation: Gunnery demonstration
Date: 18th July 1943 (Sunday)
Unit: No. 1485 Flight
Type: Wellington III
Base: RAF Fulbeck, Lincolnshire
Location: 1 Mile South East of Appleby, Yorkshire
Pilot: W/O. John William Heard 1169045 RAFVR Age 21. Killed
Inst: Fl/Sgt Daniel Breslin D.F.M. 1561437 RAFVR Age 20. Killed
Student: W/Cmdr. Alister William Stewart Matheson AUS/29258 RAAF Age 33. Killed
Student: Gp/Cptn. Brian Everard Lowe 28252 No details recorded Killed
Student: Gp/Captn. Reginald Vere Massey Odbert RAF Age 39. Killed
Student: Sq/Ldr. Philip Brandon-Trye 42792 RAF Age ? Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:-
Taking off from RAF Fulbeck, Lincolnshire with senior officers who had arrived to see what the training involved. The students due to go up were informed that their training had been cancelled that afternoon.
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RAF Records state:"Wellington BK235 was engaged in a corkscrew fighter affiliation exercise on the 18th July, 1943 with Martinet HN877 piloted by F/O. Jordan. Both aircraft operated with 1485 BG Flight.
When F/O Jordan was about 200 yards astern of the Wellington he saw the starboard wing of the aircraft break completely off at the outboard of the starboard engine.
The Wellington at once went into a dive, and crashed 1½ miles south of Appleby, Lincolnshire, killing the six crew members.
The crew details: Pilot - W/O. Heard, Instructor - Sgt. Breslin, students on Senior Officer's Gunnery Course - Group Captain Lowe; Group Captain Odbert; Wing Commander Matheson; and Squadron Leader Brandon-Trye."
Last Flight of BK235
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Burial details:W/O. John William Heard. Brigg Cemetery. Plot C. Grave 370. Son of Edward and Louisa Heard, of Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, England.Researched for relatives of the crew with thanks to Jill Gilliver for grave photographs, Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses' Vol. 8, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
W/Cmdr. Alister William Stewart Matheson. Brigg Cemetery. Plot C. Grave 182. Son of William and Kathrine Matheson; husband of Nancy Elaine Matheson, of Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Born 07th October 1909 at Winchelsea, Victoria, Australia. Prior to service worked as a surveyor.
Gp/Cptn. Brian Everard Lowe. Brigg Cemetery. Plot B. Grave 88. No further details currently available.
Gp/Cptn. Reginald Vere Massey Odbert. Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec. G. Grave 314. Further information: Son of Herbert Massey Odbert and Annie Emily Odbert, of Monkstown, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic. Born on the 9th February 1904. Captained R.A.F. Rugby in 1928 and 1932. 1 Cap for Ireland against France in Belfast in 1928. Joined the R.A.F. straight from Blackrock College, served in the Middle East - worked as an experimental pilot on armament testing, Promoted to Sq/Ldr in June 1936, W/Cdr in March 1939 and then to Gp/Cptn in September 1941. A fellow officer wrote his obituary in the Times on 9th August 1941:In the course of 20 years service in the Royal Air Force men such as Group Captain R. V. M. Odbert acquire many friends. In captaining the rugger team he still further enlarged that circle. All who knew him will agree that "Oddy" gave his whole life to his profession and closely approached the ideal officer. Those who served with him pay tribute to his honesty of purpose and tenacity: his simplicity of living was exemplary, his only luxury being his generosity to others. These qualities evoked a profound respect both from those who saw eye to eye with him and those who differed in the many difficult problems in which he dealt. After many years of hard work he had his reward. It was clear from talking to his officers and men that during the few months in which he commanded an operational station in Bomber Command they saw in him the man who gave his utmost and who was grateful for the support that inevitably followed. Although he leaves so many friends, there will be many to greet him.Sq/Ldr. Philip Brandon-Trye. Brigg Cemetery. Plot C. Grave 464. Born in London 30th October 1919. Serving with 106 Squadron at date of loss and attending 1485 on a senior officers gunnery course.
Fl/Sgt Daniel Breslin D.F.M. Strabane Cemetery. Sec.A. Class C. Grave 21. Son of Daniel and Bridget Breslin, of Strabane, Northern Ireland. DFM awarded whilst with 106 Squadron - London Gazette 15th June 1943.
Sergeant Leslie Hainin 1267828,
Pilot Officer Gerald Frederick Heathcote-Peirson 134917,
Sergeant Kenneth George Horne 1320949,
Sergeant Norman Marshall 817293,
Sergeant Basil Horace Reeve 1388458,
Pilot Officer (Navigator) William Greenhalgh Monk, RCAF, J/17258.
Date: 21st April 1943 (Wednesday)
Unit: 21 Squadron
Type: Ventura II
Serial: AE913 Coded: YH-?
Base: RAF Oulton, Norfolk
Pilot: F/O. Gerald Lambert Hicks 104530 RAFVR Age 32. Killed,
Co/pilot: Fl/Sgt. Frederick James Bowles 1163245 RAFVR Age 26. Killed,
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Frank Taylor 1017135 RAFVR Age 29. Killed,
Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Ronald Watson 652631 RAF Age 22. Killed.
REASON FOR LOSS:-Took off at 10:58 hrs from Oulton on a daylight to bomb the marshalling yards at Abbeville. Along with 2 other Ventura's from 21 squadron, shot down by Luftwaffe fighters after leaving the target area, at 12:15 hrs. Three of this crew survived a ditching earlier on in this month.
The other two:Ventura I AE692 Flown by Sgt. Ronald Herbert Wells 1331819 RAFVR, missing with 2 other crew, one other killed.
Ventura I AE743 Flown by 22 year old F/O. Geoffrey Brian Chippendale 127842 RAFVR from Guarlford, Worcestershire, killed with 3 other crew members.
Flight path of AE913
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Burial Details:-F/O. Gerald Lambert Hicks. Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 4. Son of Thomas Edwin and Mildred, of Epsom, Surrey, England, husband of June Hicks. Grave inscription reads: 'A Beloved Only Son; On Whose Soul, Sweet Jesus, Have Mercy R.I.P'.
Fl/Sgt. Frederick James Bowles. Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 1. Son of Frank and Lilian, husband of Winifred Bowles, of East Dulwich, London, England. Grave inscription reads: 'So Dearly Loved In Life Let Us Not Forget Him In Death, Thy Will Be Done R.I.P,.
Sgt. Frank Taylor. Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 3. Son of Mark Reed Taylor and Emily Taylor, of Hull, England.
Fl/Sgt. Ronald Watson. Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 2. Son of James Thomas and Florence Edith, of Wandsworth, London, England, husband of Violet Mary, of Wandsworth Common. Grave inscription reads: 'I See Him Everywhere, In Everything He Knew & Loved, Fields, Woods & Gardens Fair'."
HILLS Oliver Lilburne Rein (sic) otherwise Oliver Lilburne of Clayhill Lodge West Hill Epsom Surrey died 25 November 1943 on war service. Probate Llandudno 4 November to Joan de Lancey Hills his widow. Effects £1657 19s. 9d.
"No. 163 Squadron, based at Wyton, Cambridgeshire, flew the de Havilland Mosquito light-bombers. This squadron belonged to No. 8 (Pathfinder Force) Group's Light Night Striking Force as part of Bomber Command.
Stegman teamed up with an English pilot, Flying Officer William Houghton of West Ewell, Surrey. Houghton was a highly experienced pilot who had previously completed a tour with the RAF's No. 37 Squadron, flying Wellingtons in the Middle East.
In March 1945 Houghton and Stegman flew their first operation together on a bombing raid over Kassel, Germany. Over the next month they would fly seven operations over Berlin, as well other raids at Aschaffenburg and on the Blohm & Voss shipyard at Hamburg, where U-Boats were manufactured.
On the night of 10 April 1945 the squadron flew a raid on Berlin from which Houghton and Stegman did not return. Members of the squadron reported sightings of Messerschmitt 262 jet fighters during their approach to the target and, once over Berlin, the squadron came under fire from flak. The pilots also reported many searchlights, and stated that one Mosquito was seen to be caught in multiple beams. It is believed that Stegman and Houghton's Mosquito was forced down near Stolpe, 40 miles west of Berlin, but the exact circumstances are unknown. Stegman was listed as killed in action, aged 21.
The bodies of Stegman and Houghton were recovered and buried in graves side by side at the Berlin 1939-1945 Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery."
"The crews who went to Berlin had a more adventurous evening and probably a bit more success. One plane was seen to be going down in flames. As KB502 failed to return with F/O Houghton and F/Sgt Stegman aboard, we had, reluctantly, to assime it had been them. One of the new Me 262 jets was seen again as well as a conventional twin-engined German fighter."
HUNT, Henry Norman. Pilot Officer (82656) of 504 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 13 May 1941, aged 22. He was the son of John Harris and Lilian May Hunt, of Harrow, Middlesex, and is commemorated on the Runneymede Memorial.
HUNT, Henry Chapman. Flight Sergeant (400621) of the Royal Australian Air Force who died 30 September 1942, aged 24. He was the son of Reginald Henry Garfield and Effie Orynthia Hunt, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia, and isommemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
HUNT, Henry Robert. Aircraftman 1st Class (1668551) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 24 October 1943, aged 37. He was the son of Henry John and Katie Hunt, of Palmers Green, Middlesex, and is buried in the Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka.
HUNT, Jonathan Henry. Aircraftman 1st Class (1173380) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 29 November 1943, aged 29. He was the son of Jonathan Richard and Catherine Mabel Hunt, of Barnet, Hertfordshire, and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.
HUNT, Peter Henry Russell, Sergeant/Air Gunner (913763) of 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 15 April 1943, aged 21. He was the son of Ince Garnis and Evelyn Marian Hunt, of Ilminster, Somerset, and is Buried in the Bohain Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France.