WONG – Crafton Dudley

Name: WONG, CRAFTON DUDLEY
Initials: C D
Nationality: United Kingdom
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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 399.
Cemetery: CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY

Wellington X, serial LP729 of 10 OTU. Engine failure, crashed N of Church Eaton, 6 miles SW of Stafford. (Chorley’s Bomber Command Losses Vol. 7, page 330).

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

605581 – C.D. Wong – Jamaica – attested 29.4.43 – Sgt. Navigator UK 11.7.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

WILLIAMS – Richard Ulick

Name: WILLIAMS, RICHARD ULICK
Initials: R U
Nationality: United Kingdom
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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. G. 4.
Cemetery: CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, LEUBRINGHEN

Typhoon MN183 hit by Flak – pilot baled out over sea near Dunkirk.
[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

WALKER – Allan Dussard

Name: WALKER, ALLAN DUSSARD
Initials: A D
Nationality: United Kingdom
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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 262.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

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).

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THORNE – Arthur George

605502 – A.G. Thorne – Trinidad – attested 28.10.42 – Sgt. Air Gunner UK 4.5.43
159225 – P/O – commissioned 2.9.43 – Missing (FB) 20.12.43

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

Name: THORNE, ARTHUR GEORGE
Initials: A G
Nationality: United Kingdom
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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. A. 15-21.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY

Halifax LW338 crashed near Michelbach, 14 km N of Aschaffenburg, Germany. (Chorley’s Bomber Command Losses Vol.. 4, page 433).
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THOMAS – Herbert Percival

Name: THOMAS, HERBERT PERCIVAL
Initials: H P
Nationality: United Kingdom
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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 10. F. 1-7.
Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY

Lancaster NN775 crashed near Bunsbeek, 2 km N of Tienen, Belgium. (Chorley’s Bomber Command Losses Vol. 6, page 109).
[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

605706 – H.P. Thomas – Jamaica – attested 18.10.43 – u/t Wireless Operator UK 22.1.43

[Source NA AIR 2/6876]

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[Photographs courtesy Ms. Paulette Thomas]

 

Herbert Thomas and Chris Hogg - air gunners

Chris Hogg and Herbert Thomas, airgunners of Lancaster NN775

[Picture from https://lancasterglabbeek.weebly.com/history.html: ‘The search for Lancaster NN775′]

 

 

 

SUTTON-BROWN – Kenneth Edmund

Name: SUTTON BROWN, KENNETH EDMUND
Initials: K E
Nationality: United Kingdom
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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: West of church.
Cemetery: HARESFIELD (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD

Oxford NJ317 of 3 (P)AFU crashed near Blaisdon, Gloucestershire.

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

605588 – K.E. Sutton-Brown – Jamaica – attested 30.4.43 – P/O Pilot #31 PD 31.10.44 – UK 17.12.44
167177 – P/O – commissioned 27.10.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

SMYTHE – Noel Bentley

1389984 – N.B. Smythe – Jamaica – attested 6.5.41 – F/O – Pilot -
143667 – P/O – commissioned 23.3.43 – Missing believed killed

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 - Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

Name: SMYTHE, NOEL BENTLEY
Initials: N B
Nationality: United Kingdom
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

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

SAMMS – Clarence

Name: SAMMS, CLARENCE
Initials: C C
Nationality: United Kingdom
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

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

ROBINSON – Phillip

Name: ROBINSON, PHILLIP
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
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

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

REID – Arthur George

Name: REID, ARTHUR GEORGE
Initials: A G
Nationality: United Kingdom
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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 20. D. 15.
Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

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’s Bomber Command Losses 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: www.WW2chat.com]

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