De MEILLAC – Yves

1397457 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 90 Sqn, 3 Group – Short Stirling – KIA

Volunteer ETS, trained at Piarco. Stirling bomber BK723 took off from RAF Wratling Common at 1800hrs 3 Oct 1943 for mission against Kassel. This was his 1st mission. Aircraft was severely damage by flak over target. Aircraft ditched in the middle of the North Sea at approximately 2030hrs on its way home. All 7 crew perished. Body never recovered. Name commemorated at Runnymeade Memorial, Panel 147.

[Source: CMHA]

[Trinidad Guardian 18 January 1944 - Courtesy Jerome Lee, CMHA]

2 additions to “De MEILLAC – Yves”

  1. Jerome Lee adds:

    DE MEILLAC, YVES Initials: Y Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 90 Sqdn. Date of Death: 03/10/1943 Service No: 1397457 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 147. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL source: CWGC. Son of Mr & Mrs L L de Meillac of Abercrombey Street, Port of Spain. Brother of Guy, KIA

  2. Jerome Lee adds:

    Additional info courtesy CXX, WW2chat.com:- 3-4 Oct 1943, 90 Sqn Stirling III BK723 WP-D Op. Kassel. Took off 1840hrs Wratting Common. Outbound, came down at 2030hrs in the North Sea. source: BCL Vol. 4 – WR Chorley

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