All are tucked on Buxton, Derbyshire, except Sgt Hayton, RAF, that is tucked from the Byker and you may Heaton Cemetery, Newcastle-on-Tyne, his home town.
Sgt. Honest Arthur Boese, RAFVR 1293282 – Navigator. Tucked Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery, The netherlands.. Grave venue – Area 13. Line 5. Grave ninety five. ‘Which have delicate like And you may strong regret I just who loved you will never ever forget’
– Assault Up against Goals in the Hamburg Nine flights have been outlined in order to attack the above address with cuatro pound. incendiaries. Heavy affect and you will icing was educated pushing four flights to return early. A few routes assaulted the goal nonetheless they were not able to see efficiency using ths. affect. Particular An effective.A good. flame and some searchlights have been discovered even though lower cloud averted reliability. No challenger flights have been viewed. Routing are a beneficial. A few flights didn’t return, these were Stirling 1 BK604 captained from the P/O J McCullough and you may Stirling step 1 R9280 captained from the P/O K.H. Blincoe. This is an unfortunate losses because they was indeed two of the earliest captains about Squadron, using them was also lost Sergt. Scott and you will P/O Henderson, one or two the fresh new captains gaining experience as the second airplane pilot. That it leaving all of us with one or two headless crews.
P/O Kenneth Howard Blincoe, RNZAF NZ412194 – Pilot. Sgt. Andrew James Newell ‘Dougal’ Scott RNZAF NZ414685 – 2nd Pilot. Sgt. Honest Arthur Boese, RAFVR 1293282 – Navigator. Sgt. George Timber Prepare, RNZAF NZ412514 – Sky Bomber. P/O Harold Lowe, RAFVR 905609/ 115129 – Wireless User. Sgt. Desmond David Hayward, RAFVR 651764 – Airline Professional. Sgt. Edward. McDermott, RCAF Roentgen.96960 – Middle Higher Gunner. Sgt. Desmond Clearwater, RNZAF NZ412314 – Butt Gunner.
Roentgen.9280 is actually attacked from the a beneficial German night-combatant along the Netherlands, when you are returning to feet. New flights crashed in the hrs in the vicinity of Ingen, 6 kilometers North North-east out-of Tiel, Hollnd. The on board had been killed. They certainly were tucked inside the Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) Standard Cemetery.
F/O Henry Herbert Thomas Reaveley, RAFVR 1892370 dating Lover Whirl – Trip Engineer
P/O Lester Lascelles Bonisch, RNZAF NZ422098 – Pilot. Killed age 21 into the 11th from Summer 1944 Young buck regarding Ernest Joseph and Clara Adelaide Bonisch, out-of Gisborne, Auckland, Brand new Zealand. Hidden Bayeux Combat Cemetery, France. Grave place – XI. K. dos. 167
– Attack Facing Dreux Of one’s twenty four routes detailed so you can bomb Dreux, twenty two successfully assaulted inside an effective weather, the latest marshalling yards are visually recognized until these people were obscured from the smoking. You to routes had an inconclusive combat with a good JU.88. The new aircrafts captained because of the NZ422098 P/O. L. Bonisch and NZ422267 F/S. Donaghy, T. didn’t return.
P/O Lester Lascelles Bonisch, RNZAF NZ422098 – Airplane pilot. F/S James Murdoch Thomas McKenzie, RNZAF NZ427217 – Navigator. F/S James Stuart Millar, RNZAF NZ427220 – Air Bomber. Sgt Bernard ‘Bill’ Allen, RAFVR 968734 – Middle Higher Gunner. Sgt. Frank William Cousins, RAFVR 1237485 – Buttocks Gunner.
New teams was basically educated to return if they hit poor weather, which inturn it did
After target, ME702, AA-Q is hit double by the flak, in advance of splitting up in the air. All the team is slain, with the exception of Bernard ‘Bill’ Allen, the new crew’s Mid Top Gunner. From Bill Allen’s Battle Diary, is their memories on the feel:
“The fresh bomb aimer brought the latest airplane onto the target, and you may provided what “bombs went” to the skipper, that the new skipper answered “bomb doors closing”. Zero in the course of time had the guy got the language out-of his throat than there was a very good freeze, me personally chair folded, my personal intercom ran deceased, I noticed great discomfort in my own leftover leg, in addition to aircraft try full of fire and you can cigarette smoking. We scrambled getting my personal parachute which was lying close to the head entrances of the routes, up this prevent the newest tobacco cigarette and you will fire was extremely thick. In the beginning We decided not to get a hold of my chute in the cigarette, my personal eyes was basically powering and you may aching, plus the aircraft try swinging back and forth to ensure I fell with the flooring and had so you can claw my personal ways with each other of the clutching during the hydraulic water pipes along the edges from the fuselage. I got to my personal chute and hooked they on the, additionally there can be an alternate crash, the fresh new airplane offered an excellent lurch plus the next thing I knew I found myself cruising thanks to area. We grabbed the fresh new rip cable and drawn it, the fresh chute unsealed quite easily and that i floated down-to-earth wanting to know what had occurred, and playing the second revolution from Lanc’s bombing the mark.”