WAIGHT – Cassian Henry

1396398 – C.H. Waight – British Honduras – attested 16.9.41 – Ach/W/Op.Air
172841 – P/O – commissioned 3.2.44

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

F/S – Henry Cassian Waight – British Honduras (Belize), born 1912

Bomb Aimer on Lancaster DV 267, 101 Squadron, SR-K
KIA 19/20-2-44 on raid to Leipzig

This aircraft was one of 109 from an order for 200 from Metropolitan Vickers built as Lancaster BIII with Merlin 28 engines and delivered between May and November 1943

Crew:
Pilot: W/O LAURENS John  171908 DFM
Buried in Leek (Tolbert) Protestant Cemetery, Row K Grave 2

Pilot2: Sgt KIBBLE W A G
POW – Prisoner No 3848 at Stalag Kopernikus

Engineer: F/Sgt BURTON  L
POW – Prisoner No 3843 at Stalag Kopernikus

Navigator: Sgt AITKEN R N
POW – Prisoner No 609 at Stalag Luft Bankau – Kreulberg

B/Aim: Sgt WAIGHT Cassian Henry – 172841
Buried in Noordijk Protestant Cemetery. Row 27 Grave 10

W/Op: Sgt DAVIES J A
POW – Prisoner No 698 at Stalag Luft Bankau – Kreulberg

AG: Sgt ROYSTONE A E
POW – Prisoner 1902 at Stalag Kopernikus

AG: Sgt BOLT William Frederick Donald 1587851
Buried in Leek (Tolbert) Protestant Cemetery, Row K Grave 1

Took off from Ludford Magna at 23:38. Crashed near Tolbert, 17 km WSW of Groningen, Holland. A report claims that Sgt Waight died from a broken neck, his body was discovered at Noordijk.

W/O Laurens immediate DFM was gazetted on 25/01/44

[Source: Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 5 1944 by W R Chorley]

In other source Listed as P/O, Wop/AG

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[Source: Unknown publication, courtesy Nadia Cattouse via Audrey Dewjee]

 

Cassian Henry Waight: Remembrance Day in Noordwijk (the Netherlands)

A moving report of the Dutch Rememberance Day (May 4th) in the town of Noordwijk. The yearly commemoration includes a memorial service which honours Cassian Henry Waight and all the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Second World War. The local people lay flowers at the grave of Mr. Waight and stand in silence as The Last Post is played.

[Movie by Idse van der Donk aka soopy movie on YouTube]

6 additions to “WAIGHT – Cassian Henry”

  1. Jerome Lee adds:

    Data from CWGC:- WAIGHT, CASSIAN HENRY Initials: C H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 101 Sqdn. Age: 32 Date of Death: 20/02/1944 Service No: 172841 Additional information: Son of John Woods Waight and Lottie Evelyn Gladys Waight, of Belize, British Honduras. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 27. Grave 10. Cemetery: MARUM (NOORDWIJK) PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD
    Also this website http://www.basher82.nl/Data/Noordwijk/waight.htm

  2. Dhyllis Gentle adds:

    My name is Dhyllis Gentle.My maiden last name is Waight.My great grandfather was John Oliver Waight,presumably from England.He was a first cousin to Cassian Henry Waight.He also was the founder owner of the town of El Cayo,in British Honduras.He had children in England before migrating to British Honduras.He married Victoria Tillet a Guatemalan woman and had four sons and one daughter.His eldest son William Thomas Waight was my grandfather.
    I am desperate to find out more information about my great grandfather and his cousin Cassian Henry Waight. My e-mail address is dgentle55@hotmail.com

  3. Jerome lee adds:

    Cassian Waight: source:- 101 Sqn ORB,Courtesy Alieneyes at cfww2.com:- Posted from 1656 C.U. wef 9/10/43, Sgt WAG;

    18/10/43, Lancaster III W4993, “X”,Op Hannover, T/O 17:15,down 23:00 – Crew: FS Laurens (Pilot), Sgt Kibble (Flt Eng), Sgt Burton (Nav), Sgt Waight (WAG), Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston (A/G), Sgt Bolt (A/G). Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 3 x 1000 MC, 48 x 30, 840 x 4 (+30x) IB. Primary attacked at 20:19hrs from 20,000ft., heading 180T at RAS 165. 8/10 cloud over target. Bombed on red T.I. Incendiaries burning over a very large area. Some fires burning around the markers;
    20/10/43, Lancaster I, ?? 327 “O”, Op. Leipzig, T/O 17:30, down 01:00,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt.Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 48 x 30, 840 x 4 (+30x) IB. Primary attacked at 21:08hrs from 20,000 ft. Heading 190T at RAS 160. 10/10 cloud over target. No PFF seen. Glow from fires visible. Effort probably wasted owing to absence of PFF.
    10/11/43, Lancaster III DV287 “N”,Op. Modane, T/O 20:45, Down 05:25,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Lewis. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 2 x SBC (8×30), 12 SBC 990×4. Primary attacked at 0108hrs from 19,000 ft. Heading 085M at IAS 175. Clear over target, no cloud, visibility good. Bombed on red TI. Aircraft hit by 3 falling incendiary bombs. A very successful trip. Bombing well concentrated on target.
    18/11/43, Lancaster III DV264 “L”, Op. Berlin, T/O 17:25, Down 00:40,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 56 x 30 IB, 1230 x 4 (90X) IB. Primary attacked at 2116hrs from 22,000 ft Heading 083M at IAS 165. Bombed on green TI. Bright fires seen through 10/10 cloud. Flak heavy and accurate after leaving target.
    22/11/43, Lancaster I DV299 “X2, Op. Berlin, T/O 1705 Down 21:10. Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Hayden. Load: 1 x 4000 HC,48 x 30 IB, 1170 x 4 IB (90X). Mission abandoned at 1912hrs position 5251N 0320E Ht 19,000ft. All bombs jettisoned safe at 1955hrs position 5315N 0320E height 15,000ft. Instruments iced up. Abortive sortie.
    23/11/43, Lancaster I DV299 “K2″, Op Berlin,T/O 17:10, down 00:20 Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Hayden. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 48 x 30lb, 480 x 4lb IB (90xx). Primary attacked 20:19hrs from 20,000 ft, heading 108M at 145mph, 7/10 thin broken cloud at 15,000ft. Green TI’s in bombsight, very large fires seen in target area.
    26/11/43, Lancaster I DV299 “K2″, Op.Berlin, T/O 17:15, down 01:30,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Hayden. Load: 1 x 4000lb HC, 930 x 4lb(90x), 56 x 30lb IC. Primary attacked at 21:32hrs from 20,000ft, heading 070M at RAS 160, No cloud, excellent visibility. Overshoot by 2 sec., centre of concentration of TI Greens. TI Greens and large mass of flames. Fires seen 85 miles from target on return, attack most successful.
    02/12/43, Lancaster I DV299 “K2″, Op. Berlin, T/O 1645, down 2355 ,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Christie, Sgt Royston, Sgt Stephens, Sgt Hayden. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 1200 x 4(90x) IB, 48 x 30 IB. Primary attacked at 2022hrs from 20,000 ft hdg 105M at IAS 165. Bombed on Green TI. Red glow visible for some time after leaving the target.
    03/12/43, Lancaster I DV299 “K2″, Op. Leipzig , T/O 0001, down 0320, Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Christie, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Fischl. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 1230 x 4lb IB(90x)lb., 48 x 30lb IB. S/L’s and flak guns bombed at TEXEL at 0201hrs from 13,000 ft, heading 081M at IAS 150. Three explosions seen shortly after bombing, S/L’s extinguished, incendiaries seen burning. Mission abandoned owing to failure of S.O. engine and trouble with P.?I.
    23/12/43, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. berlin, T/O 0001 down 0805 ,Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Lander. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 48 x 30lb IB, 930 x 4lb(90x). Bombed flares Red with Green Stars from 21,000ft at 04.10hrs, heading 019M, IAS 170.
    29/12/43, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Berlin, T/O 1710, down 0015, Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchand, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Brown. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 1140 x 4lb IB(90x) 48 x 30lb IB. Bombed flares Red with Green Stars from 19,000ft at 2017hrs, heading 035M, IAS 165.
    2/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Berlin, T/O 2345, Down 0655, Crew: FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Sgt Burton, Sgt Waight, Sgt Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Haveland. Load: 1 x 4000, 48 x 30, 750 x 4 incl. 90x. Bombed Wanganni Flares from 20,000 ft at 0247, 168M, IAS 165. PFF marking well concentrated.
    5/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Stettin, T/O 2350, Down 0905, FS Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton, Sgt Waight, FS Marchant, Sgt Royston, Sgt Haveland. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 56 x 30, 600 x 4 (incl. 90x). Bombed TI Greens from 20000 ft at 0354, 137M, IAS 165. Markers well concentrated, whole area a mass of flames.
    14/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Brunswick, T/O 1650, Down 2330, Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton L., FS Christie, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A., Sgt Waight. Load: 1 x 4000 HC, 56 x 30, 1230 x 4 (incl. 90x). Bombed Wanganui flares from 20,000 ft at 1928hrs. Hdg. 145M, IAS 165. Glow of large fires seen through clouds.
    20/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Berlin, T/o 1630, Down 2355. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton L.,Sgt Waight, Sgt Christie, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 56 x 30 1260 x 4 (incl. 90x). Bombed Wanganui flares from 20,000 ft at 1937hrs. Hdg. 180M, IAS 165.
    21/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Magdeburg, T/O 19.55, Down 02.25. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton L.,Sgt Waight, FS Christie, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 540 x 4, 120 x 4, 600 x 4 x 8 x 30 D.V.. Bombed 2 TI Greens from 17,000 feet at 23.10hrs, 229M, IAS 165. Several good fires.
    27/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Berlin, T/O 1725, Down 0205. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, Fo Fraser.,Sgt Waight, FS Christie, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 960 x 4 (incl. 90x), 48 x 30. Bombed Wanganni flares from 20000 ft at 20.40 hrs 109M, IAS 150. Marking concentrated glow of fires visible 160 miles away.
    30/1/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Berlin, T/O 1700, Down 2340. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton,Sgt Waight, Sgt Aitken, Sgt
    Royston, Sgt Bolt, WO Wardill L.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 1200 x 4 (incl. 90x), 56 x 30. Bombed Wanganni flares from 19,000 ft at 20.19hrs 155M IAS 165. Marking extremely good.
    15/2/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Berlin, T/O 1725, Down 0030. Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton,Sgt Waight, Sgt Aitken, Sgt
    Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt davies J.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 48 x 30lb. inc. 1050 x 4 inc. Bombed R/P Flares with Green Stars and TI Green at 2126hrs., 20,000ft. 165M, 165 mph. Glow of fires visible 120 miles after leaving target.
    19/2/44, Lancaster III DV267 “K”, Op. Leipzig, T/O , Down . Crew: WO Laurens, Sgt Kibble, FS Burton,Sgt Waight, Sgt Aitken, Sgt Royston, Sgt Bolt, Sgt Davies J.A.. Load 1 x 4000lb HC, 60 x 30lb. inc. 1140 x 4 inc. Missing. No message received after take off.

    Notes; In the ORB, Sgt Kibble is listed as F/E, Sgt Burton as Nav. Sgt Waight’s Commission was gazetted on 7 Apr 1944 w.e.f. 3 Feb 1944. He did not fly on 3/11/44 when his crew bombed Dusseldorf.

  4. Jerome lee adds:

    There is no take off time listed in the ORB or Chorley’s for his last mission

  5. Alex adds:

    This guy flew in the plane my great uncle was shot down in, in 44. On the 18/11/43 raid on Berlin. coolbeans.

  6. idse vd Donk adds:

    I have put an film on youtube about Remembrance Day in Noordwijk
    (Netherlands). Its called Cassian Waight Remembrance Day in Noordwijk. I hope you can find it
    idse
    ( my Youtube name is soopy movie)

    [Movie is embedded above - admin]

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