Memorial Page

IN PROUD MEMORY OF

THE 97 SQUADRON CREWS LOST ON BLACK THURSDAY WHO FLEW TO BERLIN FROM BOURN AIRFIELD BUT WHEN THEY RETURNED WERE UNABLE TO LAND DUE TO THICK FOG

 

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– JB119, CRASHED AT RAF BOURN –

KILLED

DUNCAN FORBES MACKENZIE, PILOT

JOHN TOWLER PRATT

WILLIAM ALFRED COLSON

INJURED

ROBERT MARSHAL

ANTHONY HUNTER

WILLIAM LANG, RAAF

KEITH KIRBY

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– JB243, CRASHED AT RAF GRAVELEY –

KILLED

ERNEST ALFRED DEVERILL, PILOT

ALEXANDER RUSSELL

JOHN THOMAS BROWN

FRANCIS ROY FARR

RALPH CROSSGROVE, RNZAF

DONALD JAMIESON PENFOLD

INJURED

JAMES BENBOW

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–  JB219, CRASHED NEAR RAF GRANSDEN LODGE –

KILLED

JAMES KIRKWOOD, PILOT

EDWARD GEORGE HUBBARD

ROBERT CHARLES STEWART

GEORGE ALEXANDER WIGLEY

RONALD GEORGE CLEEVE

LEONARD MADLEY

JOHN KILLEN

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– JB117, CRASHED NEAR RAF GRAVELEY –

KILLED

IAN MACDONALD SCOTT, RAAF, PILOT

CHARLES WILLIAM COLLISHAW

SAMUEL JOSEPH PEEK

DOUGLAS RAYMOND IRVINE, RCAF

SIDNEY GEORGE PARROTT

KENNETH EDGAR FOXCROFT, RAAF

CLIFFORD LIONEL HOPE, RCAF

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– JB176, CRASHED BETWEEN RAF BOURN AND HARDWICK –

KILLED

EDWARD THACKWAY, PILOT

GEORGE GRUNDY

JACK POWELL

LESLIE KENNETH ALEXANDER GRANT, RCAF

ROBERT ANTHONY LAWRENCE

LESLIE NORMAN JOHN LAVER, ‘LES’, SURVIVED

BUT DIED ON 14 JANUARY 1944 WITH ANOTHER CREW OVER THE DUTCH ISLAND OF TEXEL
INJURED

PETER HUGHES MACK, ‘JOE’

THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF THIS CREW, HE DIED ON 1 AUGUST 1994

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– JB963, LOST OVER BERLIN ON THAT SAME NIGHT –

KILLED

DAVID JAMES BRILL

ROWLAND ERNEST HANDLEY

JOHN STONE

NORMAN GREGOR MCINTYRE, RAAF

ROBERT BUTLER

HARRY CHAPPELL

GORDON JAMES LITTLE, RCAF

ERNEST JOHN BATTLE, RAAF

THESE WERE THE WORST LOSSES OF THE WAR FOR 97 SQUADRON AND BOURN AIRFIELD

REST IN PEACE

 

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