SALT, Gordon Geoffrey (New 30/10/2017)
SALT, Lionel Eric Sydney (New 30/10/2017)
SALTER, Henry * (Revised 27/03/2018)
SANDALL, Jack Francis (New 20/12/2014)
SAUNDERS, Alfred (New 30/10/2017)
SAUNDERS, Bertram Eric (Revised 19/01/2018)
SAUNDERS, Charles Henry (Revised 15/02/2018)
SAUNDERS, Glyn Tremlett (New 30/10/2017)
SAUNDERS, Victor Lewis (Revised 27/03/2018)
SAVAGE, Basil Oswald (Revised 26/11/2017)
SAVAGE, Eric John (New 02/09/203317)
SCOFFIN, John Sidney (Revised 19/01/2018)
SELBY, William Edward (New 08/01/2018)
SELMAN, Harry William (New 02/09/2017)
SEXTONE, Mary * (New 30/10/2017)
SEYMOUR, Noel Arthur (Revised 21/01/2018)
SEYMOUR, Stanley (New 08/01/2018)
SHAW, Charles * (New 30/10/2017)
SHEPPARD, Leslie Bernard (New 30/10/2017)
SHERRIFF, James Thomas Roy (Revised 28/03/2018)
SHORT, Eric (Revised 18/02/2018)
SHORT, Harold Edgar (Revised 18/02/2018)
SHRUBB, Leonard Charles (New 08/01/2018)
SIMMONDS, Hunter Edward (Revised 22/01/2018)
SIMNER, Kenneth Nugent (New 08/01/2018)
SIMONS, John Frederick (New 30/10/2017)
SIMPSON, Lancelot (New 30/10/2017)
SISSON, William * (New 30/10/2017)
SKELTON, Walter Allen (New 29/08/2017)
SMEDLEY, Denis Edward (New 30/10/2017)
SMITH, A .H.C. (New 08/01/2018)
SMITH, George Albert * (New 30/10/2017)
SMITH, George Bainbridge (New 30/10/2017)
SMITH, John Arthur (New 07/12/2014)
SMITH, James Bruce (New 29/08/2017)
SMITH, John Frederick (New 11/12/2014)
SMITH, Michael Arnold (Revised 11/02/2018)
SNEATH, Ronald Ernest (Revised 29/11/2017)
SNELLING, Alfred Victor (Revised 22/01/2018)
SPARK, Basil Douglas (New 30/10/2017)
SPARKE, Philip Donald Julian * (New 30/10/2017)
STANLEY, George Haynes (New 08/01/2018)
STEEL, George Robert (New 29/08/2017)
STEELE, Frederick Robert Ellis (New 30/10/2017)
STEPHENS, Geoffrey John * (Revised 03/03/2018)
STEPHENSON, Thomas (New 29/08/2017)
STEVENS, James William (New 30/10/2017)
STEVENSON, Ada Mary Pat * (New 30/10/2017)
STEWART, Donald John (New 30/10/2017)
STONE, Arthur John * (New 30/10/2017)
STONE, Frank James (New 29/08/2017)
STONE, Lewis Oliver * (New 30/10/2017)
STONE, Reginald (Revised 20/02/2018)
STURT, George Stanford (New 30/10/2017)
STURT, John Edward (New 30/10/2017)
SUTTON, Frank Charles (New 30/10/2017)
SUTTON, George Frederick Thomas (New 30/10/2017)
SWAINSTON, William Hopper * (New 30/10/2017)
SWAN, Mrs Annie Elizabeth (New 30/10/2017)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
Flt. Sgt. Ian O'Connor RAAF
Sgt. Peter Straiton RAFVR
Sgt. Alfred Edwin Ackcral RAFVR
Sgt. Bertram Eric Saunders RAFVR
Sgt. John Edward Loos Sherwin RAFVR
Plt Off. Harold Kenneth Pugh RAAF (Initials shown as H. R. on memorial)
"On the 15th November 1944, Halifax JP201 took off from RAF Wombleton at 1730 hours, together with four aircraft from the station, to carry out a night cross-country and bombing exercise. While flying at 18,000 feet, JP201 and Halifax LL137 of 1664 HCU collided, and both aircraft crashed. JP201 crashed at Crookstock Farm, Devon and the crew in both aircraft were killed with the exception of PO Pugh (RAAF) who was uninjured.
"An aircraft collided with our aircraft at approx 2145 hours at 18,000 feet. At the time of the collision the Navigator was standing by me, and the others were in their positions. The aircraft appeared to strike my aircraft underneath the nose on the starboard side. It shuddered badly and started to turn to starboard in a flat spiral attitude. Thinking the aircraft was stalled, I pushed the nose forward to try and regain flying speed. This had zero effect on the aircraft. With the collision, all the lights went out and the intercom cut. I called to the navigator to put on his chute, and warn the crew in the nose to jump. He told me the crew in the nose had already jumped, and he was going back for his chute. The Engineer asked if I was OK and I gave him the same order as the navigator. At the time of the accident the windscreen had iced up on the inside, and I could not see out. A fire started in the starboard side of the fuselage. I think the starboard inner fell off in the crash. The aircraft did not explode, but was burning badly when I left."
RAAF 422989 FO Swales, J F Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt A J M Davies, (Flight Engineer)
RAF FO Saunders,. C H (Navigator)
RAF Flt Sgt R Taylor, (Air Bomber)
RAAF 432498 Flt Sgt D M Easton, (Wireless Operator Air)
RAF Sgt W Lane, (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Sgt T Torney, (Rear Gunner).
'HE COMBATS NO MORE, STRIVES NOR WEEPS; ALL IS AS BEFORE, ONLY HE SLEEPS'.
132792 F/Lt Kenneth Thomas Shaw Holmes - Captain
152077 F/0 John de Riemer Morgan - 2nd pilot
172995 P/0 Horace James Worthing Smith - Navigator
138895 F/0 Kenneth Alexander Leonard -Air Bomber
171684 P/0 Bernard Silverius Harrison - Flight Engineer
1393629 F/Sgt Basil Oswald Savage - Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.
2200275 F/Sgt Herbert Weston Phillips - Mid Upper Gunner
1239323 F/Sgt Leslie Victor Moran - Rear Gunner
'IN PROUD AND GLORIOUS MEMORY'.
"Flight Sergeant Len Townrow was captain of Lancaster ED821, 'HW-A', 100 Squadron, RAF, which took off from RAF Grimby at 22.32 hrs on 27 May 1943. 'A for Able' was intercepted by a Luftwaffe night fighter and was subsequently shot down. The aircraft crashed at 01.45 hrs in the morning of 28 May in a field near the village of Witmarsum. Five crew members died in the accident: Sgt J. P. Fitchett (RAF), F/O S.A. Bishop (RCAF), Sgt E. Short (RAF), Sgt P. M. Cosgrove (RAF) and Sgt A. E. Chapman of the RAAF. They found their last resting place in the Witmarsum Protestant Churchyard.
P/O J. Bolderson was injured and was taken prisoner by the Germans. Len Townrow was severely injured and was taken to the Sint Bonifatius Hospital in Leeuwarden. He finally succumbed to his injuries on the 24th April 1944. He was laid to rest here in the Noorder Begraafplaats in Leeuwarden."
'AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER'.
RAF PO Carbutt, D Captain (Pilot)
RAF Sgt J McCrevey, (Flight Engineer)
RAAF 422257 FO Palmer, J M (Navigator)
RAF Sgt A A Fulker, (Air Bomber)
RAF Sgt A W Sherwood, (Wireless Operator Air)
RAF Sgt H E Short, (Mid Upper Gunner)
RAF Sgt R N Cunningham, (Rear Gunner)
'REMEMBERING HIS AFFECTION MAY WE BE WORTHY OF HIS GREATEST SACRIFICE'.
Sergeant 1677707 John Robinson, WoP/AG , RAFVR
LACW 2112290 Dorothy Cowen.
'No. 487 Squadron was formed at Feltwell, Norfolk, on 15th August 1942, as a light day-bomber squadron equipped with Lockheed Ventura aircraft and began operations on 6th December, when it contributed sixteen Venturas to the famous low-level raid on the Philips radio and valve factory at Eindhoven. The squadron continued daylight operations with Venturas - albeit very spasmodically - until late June 1943, and on 3rd May suffered a severe blow when ten out of eleven aircraft were shot down during a raid on Amsterdam. For his outstanding leadership in this operation, Squadron Leader LH Trent, a New Zealander in the RAF, who commanded the squadron's "B" Flight (and who was shot down and captured by the enemy) was, after the war when the full story of the raid became known, awarded the Victoria Cross.
On 1st June 1943, No. 487 left Bomber Command to become part of the newly-formed Second Tactical Air Force.'
Flying Officer Brewer, DFC, Pilot,
Flight Sergeant Ron W. Secord, W/Op. - Air Gunner, who had moved from the astrodome before it had been punctured by flak in order to take up his gun position,
Sergeant R F (Bob) Edmonds, Air Gunner, despite having his steel helmet knocked off by shrapnel.
'The squadron's first mission after leaving Bomber Command was flown on 12 June when twelve Venturas attacked Caen aerodrome. Flying Officer Brewer, who had earlier won commendation while flying with No. 107 Boston Squadron, failed to return. His aircraft was hit by flak, the port engine caught fire, and the Ventura was last seen going down in what appeared to be a controlled dive; but hopes that Brewer had managed to land safely were not fulfilled and both he and two other New Zealanders in his crew were killed.'
Pilot - F/O. 412196 Gordon William Brewer, DFC, Royal New Zealand Air Force, aged 28,
Navigator - Flt. Sgt. 1161856 John Frederick Smith, Royal Air Force, aged 22,
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner - W/O. 404098 Ronald William Secord, Royal New Zealand Air Force, aged 21 &
Air Gunner - Sgt. 413254 Robert Ferguson Edmonds, Royal New Zealand Air Force, aged 28
"In the early hours of 9th June 1941 the crew of this 78 Squadron aircraft were returning to Middleton St.George after undertaking an operational flight to bomb Dortmund. The weather over North Yorkshire on this night was poor and 78 Squadron aircraft had initially been sent instructions to divert to land at Prestwick, the weather over Middleton St.George improved slightly and this diversion order was later cancelled but the weather was still poor at dawn when this aircraft was heading towards base, the aircraft appears to have drifted too far west and at the time of the crash the crew were descending through cloud probably to try and locate their position, the Whitley flew into a hilltop near Ellingstring at around 05.20hrs. Sadly all five airmen were killed but strangely three pilots* are listed on the CWGC database and no navigator.*and remark that Snelling was incorrectly listed as a Pilot by CWGC.Pilot - Sgt Dennis Russell Simm RAFVR (1150677), aged 27, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Buried Ashbourne Cemetery, Derbyshire.
Pilot - Sgt John Staley Tomkinson RAFVR (969697), aged 28, of Hazel Grove, Cheshire. Buried Taxal Churchyard, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire.
Observer - P/O Alfred Victor Snelling RAFVR (89600), aged ? of Epsom Downs, Surrey. Buried Middleton St George Churchyard, Co.Durham.
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt John Bernard Stevens RAFVR (972788), aged 21, of Hornchurch, Essex. Buried Hornchurch Cemetery, Essex.
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - F/Sgt Gordon Elliot Chiswell Billing RAFVR (967253), aged 24, of Leyland. Buried Leyland Churchyard, Lancashire."
'UNTIL THE DAWN BREAK AND WE MEET AGAIN'.
Sgt. H E Johnson
Sgt. N Marshal
P/O C J J Gill
Sgt. J Langrell
Sgt W Cotton
Sgt. D Coy
Sgt. R Stone.
'IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF REG, MY ONLY SON, BROTHER OF ROSEMARY. MUM'.