LUCK – Wellington Reginald

1811265 – Wellington Reginald Luck – British Guiana – attested 5.11.42 – Ach/P.N.B. – commissioned 11.8.43

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

 

CLAVIER – Anthony Patterson

605825 – Anthony Patterson Clavier – Br. Guiana – attested 31.3.44 – Sgt. Air Gunner

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

 

DIAS – Vivian Peter

605691 – V.P. Dias – Br. Guiana – attested 24.9.43 – Sgt. Navigator UK 13.10.44

[Source NA AIR 2/6876]

With No 19 Operational Training Unit “C” Flight, he took off on a cross country flight in a Vickers Wellington LP760 at 11.52 on 20th April 1945. Near to Bank Head Farm, Humble, eight miles to the southwest of Lothian, the Wellington was cruising along at 5,000 feet when eyewitnesses on the ground reported a flash from front to rear. It was just after 12.40. The starboard wing broke away and the aircraft turned over and spun to earth, striking the ground upside down. Debris rained down; there was a wreckage trail of some 2,500 yards, and an opened parachute fell 500 yards beyond this. The investigator’s report concluded that the accident arose through lack of control, perhaps owing to icing or bumpiness, followed by structural failure in the air. The aircraft had “broken up suddenly and violently”, with its heavier parts dropping “practically vertically”.

[Source: Dover War Memorial Project]

GOVEIA – Alfred

605689 – A. Goveia – Br. Guiana – attested 24.9.43 – P/O A/B #2 RC 5.12.44 – UK 18.12.44
165747 – P/O – commissioned 14.7.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

GONSALVES – Frank Winston

605687 – F.W.A. Gonsalves – Br. Guiana – attested 24.9.43 – Sgt. Air Gunner – #2 RC 5.12.44 – UK 24.12.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

DE FREITAS – John Jose

605603 – John Jose De Freitas – B. Guiana – attested 25.5.43 – Sgt. Navigator UK 13.10.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

 

ALVES – Edwin Ignatius

605602 – Edwin Ignatius Alves – B. Guiana – attested 25.5.43 – Sgt. Navigator UK 16.6.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

 

GRIFFITH – Hutton James

605600 – Hutton James Griffith – B. Guiana – attested 25.5.43 – P/O Pilot #4 SFTS 5.11.44
167005 – P/O – commissioned 20.10.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

 

GRANT – Michael St. Clair

605599 – GRANT – Michael St. Clair - British Guiana – attested 25.5.43 – P/O Navigator – UK 25.5.44
165174 – F/O – commissioned 5.5.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

 

HOBAN – Desmond Gray Howick

605598 – D.G.H. Hoban – B. Guiana – attested 25.5.43 – P/O Pilot #4 SFTS 5.11.44 – UK 18.12.44
167004 – P/O – commissioned 20.10.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

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