De FREITAS – Henry Anslem

1393818 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 59 OTU – Hurricane – KIA at 26

Volunteer UK; Hurricane AG111 crashed at 1500hrs 5 May 1943 4 miles from Donnington Airfield. Pilot killed in accident. Buried Perth Wellshill Cemetery, Scotland, Section 0, Jeanfield division, grave 15. Son of Henry Alexander and Josephine de Freitas; husband of Helen de Freitas, of Perth. B.Sc.

[Source: CMHA]

5. Henry Anselm de Freitas. Born abt 1917 in Trinidad, WI.[20] Henry Anselm died in United Kingdom on 6 May 1943; he was 26.[20] Buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery, Div. Grave 15. Served in the military.

Military: Flight Sergeant, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID # 1393818[20]

Honors:

First West Indian to be Awarded the Air Force Medal. The Air Force Medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy.[32].

[Source: Rootsweb]

BRYDEN – Richard Arthur

119712 – Pilot Officer – OTU RAF Annan – Hurricane – KIA at 19

Killed flying Hurricane V7466 on 4 May 1942 in an aircraft accident near Annan, Dumfries, Scotland – Engine failure. Buried Annan Cemetery, Dumfries, Section R, Grave 36. Volunteered ETS, trained at Piarco. Educated QRC Son of Capt. W. F. Bryden, M.C., and Flossie Bryden, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: BRYDEN, RICHARD ARTHUR
Initials: R A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 19
Date of Death: 04/05/1942
Service No: 119712
Additional information: Son of Capt. W. F. Bryden, M.C., and Flossie Bryden, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 36.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

BRITTO – Raymond

1803978 – Sergeant – Pilot – No 52 OTU – Spitfire Mk I – KIA at 25

Joined 1st HAA Unit of The Trinidad Volunteers at the beginning of 1940.

Son of Santiaga Roberts, Maraval. Age 25; Daughter is Merle Ursula Britto Lawrence, Moraldo St., Maraval. Killed on 2 Jan 1943 at 1430 hrs at Alston Down while flying Spitfire AR 240; Engine stalled, he attempeted to glide in but spun in hitting the ground near the watch tower building.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: BRITTO, RAYMOND
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 25
Date of Death: 02/01/1943
Service No: 1803978
Additional information: Son of Santiaga Roberts, of Maraval Village, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 5. R.C. Row FFF. Grave 15.
Cemetery: CIRENCESTER CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

 

ALSTON – Michael R.

109949 – Flying Officer (September 1943) – Pilot – Son of Lt.Col Roy Alston – Killed 7 May 1956 flying Canberra Wt328 at AAEE Boscombe Down

[Source: CMHA]

74 Squadron – flew Spitfires, Mustangs and finished the war in Burma

[Source: Robert Alston]

JOHNSTONE – A.

Pilot – KIA

[Source: CMHA]

RAWLINS – Kenrick Wyville

134366 – Flying Officer – Observer/Navigator – No 8 Group, 139 Sqn, Swanton Morley – Mosquito – KIA at 27

Volunteer Trinidad ETS. a/c flown by Sgt Valentine took off from Swanton Morley at 2150hrs on 12 Aug 1943 for Berlin. Aircraft & crew failed to return. Body never recovered – Son of Charles and Mary Rawlins, of Princes Town, Trinidad, West Indies.

[Source: CMHA, CG]

Studied with Ulric Cross at St. Mary’s, joined RAF together, both 139 Sqn. Shot down in 7th operation

Interview Ulric Cross

[UC]

Name: RAWLINS, KENRICK WYVILLE
Initials: K W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 139 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 13/08/1943
Service No: 134366
Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary Rawlins, of Princes Town, Trinidad, West Indies.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 129.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

POON TIP – Allan Percy

605619 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 166 Sqn, RAF Kirmington – Lancaster – KIA

[Source: CMHA]

605619 – A.P. Poon Tip – Trinidad – attested 16.6.43 – Sgt. Navigator UK 16.6.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

POLLARD – Ormond E. Harold

172428 – Pilot Officer – 1 Group, 12 Sqn – Lancaster JB432 – KIA

Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained at Piarco, posted 12 Sqn raf Wickenby, Lincoln, No 1 Group. Took off from Wickenby at 2218hrs on 3rd June 1944 to bomb Vierson junction but failed to return to base. Listed as missing. DOD from MOD listed as 3 Jun 44 but CWGC has 1 Jul 44

[Source: CMHA]

605476 – O.E.H. Pollard – Trinidad – attested 287.42 – Sgt. Pilot UK 5.1.43
172428 – P/O – commissioned 25.2.44 – missing (FB) 1.7.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

PITTS – Edward Reginald

581243 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 70 Sqn – Blenheim – KIA in Greece, body never recovered

[Source: CMHA]

PHILIPPS – Robin Gordon ‘Reggie’

1397461 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 183 Sqn – Typhoon JP402 – KIA 28/1-1944 (at 21) – Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK

Educated QRC, volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained at Piarco, 5th Course. A/c was reported to have ditched into the sea 36 miles north of ile de Batz at approximately 1630hrs on 28 Jan 1944, whilst engaged on a fighter sweep. Damage to a/c was sustained over the target. A prolonged SAR failed to find any trace of a/c or body – Son of Henry Browne Philipps and Marie Irene Philipps, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies.

[Source: CG, CWGC, CMHA]

Name: PHILIPPS, ROBIN GORDON
Initials: R G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 183 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 28/01/1944
Service No: 1397461
Additional information: Son of Henry Browne Philipps and Marie Irene Philipps, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 221.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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