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HALES, Edward * (Revised 13/08/2018)
HALL, Stanley (Revised 13/08/2018)
HALLOWELL-CAREW, Roy Phillip * (Revised 13/08/2018)
HAMPTON, Denis Allen * (Revised 13/08/2018)
HAMSHER, Berkeley (Revised 13/08/2018)
HANLEY, Matthew (otherwise Michael) William (Revised 15/08/2018)
HARRIS, Charles (Revised 16/08/2018)
HARRIS, Henry Woodbridge (Revised 16/08/2018)
HARRIS, James Cecil * (Revised 16/08/2018)
HARRIS, Lydia Louise * (Revised 16/08/2018)
HARRIS, Stanley Frank (Revised 16/08/2018)
HASEMAN, Patrick James * (Revised 16/08/2018)
HAWKINS, Albert J. (Revised 16/08/2018)
HAWTIN, Peter Thomas (Revised 16/08/2018)
HAY, Colin Lonsdale (Revised 16/08/2018)
HAZELL, William (Revised 17/08/2018)
HEALEY, Francis William * (Revised 17/08/2018)
HEARD, Douglas Thomas (Revised 17/08/2018)
HEARD, John William (Revised 17/08/2018)
HEATHCOTE-PEIRSON, Gerald Frederick (Revised 17/08/2018)
HEFFER, Arthur Frederick * (Revised 19/08/2018)
HELMORE, David William (Revised 19/08/2018)
HEMING, Arthur (Revised 19/08/2018)
HENDERSON, Richard Owen (Revised 19/08/2018)
HICKS, Archibald Jack (Revised 19/08/2018)
HICKS, Gerald Lambert. (Revised 19/08/2018)
HILLS, Oliver Lilburne Rieu (Revised 19/08/2018)
HIRON, Bernard Edward (Revised 21/08/2018)
HOARE, John Terrance (Revised 20/08/2018)
HOBBS, Edward William (Revised 20/08/2018)
HOBBY, John Charles (Revised 20/08/2018)
HODGSON, David John * (Revised 04/12/2018)
HOLGATE, Frances (Revised 20/08/2018)
HOLLAND, Rupert Charles (Revised 21/08/2018)
HOLLANDS, Beatrice Helena (Revised 21/08/2018)
HOLMES, Frederick Walter (Revised 21/08/2018)
HOLTON, George Thomas (Revised 21/08/2018)
HORDER, Cyril Stephen (Revised 21/08/2018)
HOSLIN, Louis Charles * (Revised 21/08/2018)
HOUGHTON, William (Revised 22/08/2018)
HOWELL, Cecil Alex Frank (Revised 22/08/2018)
HUGHES, James Hubert (Revised 22/02/2018)
HUNT, Henry (Revised 22/08/2018)
HUNT, Peter (Revised 24/08/2018)
HUNT, William Horatio Edward (Revised 22/08/2018)
HUTCHINGS, Roy Garston Harris (Revised 22/08/2018)
HUTCHINS, Eric (Revised 22/08/2018)
HUTTENBACH, Helmut Ludwig (Revised 22/08/2018)
HYDE, Paul * (Revised 22/08/2018)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
HALL, Stanley. Flight Sergeant (656404), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died on 18 January 1945, aged N/K. He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt
This airman's Service number indicates that he transferred from the Army in 1939.HALL, Stanley. Aircraftman 2nd Class (635364) of 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force, who died on 31 August 1940, aged 19. He was the son of William and Clara Hall, of Nottingham and is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery (details which make a connection with the Borough seem less likely).
No 77 Operational Training Unit was formed in January 1944 at RAF Qastina to train night bomber crews using Vickers Wellingtons
Stanley is believed to have been killed whilst flying in a Wellington X, MF679 of No 77 OTU, which crashed in the desert 60 miles from Ismailia after a fire broke out in the air.
His name appears on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt amongst other victims who died on 18 January 1945 : -BURTON, Harry - Sgt.,They had appeared in a Casualty Communique, published in Flight, 7 June 1945, as 'Missing'.
GRUNDEY, Harold Croft - F/O.,
HALL, Stanley - F/S.,
HATCHER, Frederick Charles - F/S.,
KELLAWAY, Courtenay Charles - Sgt.,
McDONNELL, Gerard Michael - Sgt.,
McNICOL, Gerard Charles.,
PENN, Leslie Norman - Sgt.
WILSON, Robert - Sgt.
Reportedly Penn 'died in an aircraft accident'.
HALL, Stanley Arthur. Sergeant/Air Bomber (1623632). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 February 1945, aged 22. Son of Frank James Hall and Clara Hall, of Costock. Buried at Costock (St. Giles) Churchyard Extension, Nottinghamshire.
HALL, Stanley George (411775). Royal Australian Air Force. Died 13 February 1944, aged 23. Son Of Edith Hall, Of Wickham Market. Buried in Wickham Market Cemetery, Suffolk.
HALL, Stanley George. Flying Officer/Navigator (J/39298) of 427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 25 November 1944, aged 22. Son of Norman Ambrose Hall and Eleanor Kathleen Hall, of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Buried at Buckhurst Hill (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard, Essex.
HALL, Stanley Herbert. Leading Aircraftman (1513732). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 August 1946, aged 23. Son of George Henry and Elsie Emma Hall, of Hockley, Birmingham. Buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.
HALL, Stanley John DFM. Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner (1331030) of 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 23 May 1944 and is buried in buried at the Emmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery, Drenthe, Netherlands. Flying Officer. [From 50 High Street, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware Hertfordshire.]
HALL, Stanley Gordon William. Warrant Officer (1230947) of 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21 October 1943, aged 22. Son of Gordon Stanley Hall and Josephine Hall, of Harlescott, Shropshire. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
"Partnership between Charles Alfred Hampton, of Ewell, Surrey, Shipowner, and George Chudleigh Hampton, of Ewell aforesaid, Shipowner, carrying on business as Ship-brokers, Insurance Brokers, and Commission Agents, at 6, Lime-street-square, London, under the style or firm of George Henderson and Co., was. on the 31st day of December, 1908, dissolved by mutual consent".
"In ever-loving memory of our darling Berkeley."
"Greater love hath no man."
Pilot: F/O. (Acting Fl/Lt) Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble J/9337 R.C.A.F. Age 23.
Fl/Eng: Sgt. Robert Walton Barker 9889712 R.A.F.V.R. Age: N/K
W/Op/Air gunner: P/O. Charles Noola Black AUS/405437 R.A.A.F. Age 23.
Nav/Bomber: Sgt. Albert James (Jimmie) Hawkins 919537 R.A.F.V.R. Age 25.
Nav/Bomber: W/O 11. Donald Leslie Jarrett T/90781 R.C.A.F. Age 23.
W/Op/Air/Gnr: P/O. Kenneth Septimus McColl AUS/401712 R.A.A.F. Age 30.
Air/Gnr: F/O. Edmond Rothwell Ray J/11851 R.C.A.F. Age 26.
"The loss of your son and the other members of the crew is greatly felt by everyone in the squadron. He was very popular with the boys, especially in the sergeant's mess where he was looked upon as a good fellow and his loss is regretted by all. Your son... was fast becoming an ace air bomber."
"In proud memory of / our dearly loved son / Albert James Hawkins / (Jimmie) / Sgt NAVR R.A.F. / Missing over Essen / April 3rd 1943 Aged 26 / Reunited with his Dad / R.I.P."
"Always in our thoughts. Rest in peace. Mother, Dad and family."
"In loving memory of my dear husband. Forever in my thoughts."
Pilot: P/O. Michael Cunningham Andrews Linden 42134 RAF Age 20.
Pilot 2: Sgt. Maurice Ernest Langton Wood 754548 RAFVR Age 23.
Obs: Sgt. Harold Edgar Smart 747711 RAFVR Age 26.
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Thomas Watson 965301 RAFVR Age N/K
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Douglas Thomas Heard 647632 RAF Age 20.
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Victor Beverley 651939 RAF Age 22.
"In loving memory."
Wellington BK235 was engaged in a corkscrew fighter affiliation exercise on the 18th July, 1943 with [Miles M.25] Martinet HN877 piloted by F/O Jordan. Both aircraft operated with 1485 BG Flight. When F/O Jordan was about 200 yards astern of the Wellington he saw the starboard wing of the aircraft break completely off at the outboard of the starboard engine. The Wellington at once went into a dive, and crashed 1½ miles south of Appleby, Lincolnshire, killing the six crew members.
Climbing to about 4,000 ft the exercises were carried out as detailed. After the Wellington had completed 8 corkscrew manoeuvres satisfactorily the pilot began another corkscrew and, when changing to climb to port, the starboard outer mainplane became detached. The aircraft then rolled to starboard and crashed to the ground. During its descent the tailplane, elevators, rudder and rear turret became detached.
All occupants were killed. All were wearing parachute harnesses but in no case was a parachute pack attached. It is estimated the aircraft hit the ground at 200 mph.
On inspection of the scene it was found that parts of the aircraft that broke away during its terminal descent were scattered over a wide area with the starboard tailplane nearly a mile away and about 200 yards from the starboard outer mainplane.
Examination of the starboard outer mainplane showed that the top and bottom spar booms had failed adjacent to and inboard of the spar root. Both lower booms had failed in tension due to the upload of the wing. The rear boom revealed a fatigue fracture at the end of the serration. The front also showed signs of fatigue on the rear face of the boom. The top spar booms failed at the inner bolt holes and the rear top boom fracture indicated that a fatigue crack had been present on its rear face.
A detailed examination of the lower spar boom fractures was carried out by the Metallurgical department of the RAE. This confirmed the fatigue crack findings but mentioned they were extremely small.
The conclusion of the report was that the accident was the result of structural failure of the starboard mainplane due to the development of fatigue cracks in the lower spar boom.
Sergeant Leslie Hainin 1267828,
Pilot Officer Gerald Frederick Heathcote-Peirson 134917,
Sergeant Kenneth George Horne 1320949,
Sergeant Norman Marshall 817293,
Sergeant Basil Horace Reeve 1388458,
Pilot Officer (Navigator) William Greenhalgh Monk, RCAF, J/17258.
"Earth is less fragrant now and Heaven more sweet."
"Gerald Hicks was at Ampleforth from 1922 to 1927 and was a member of St Bede's House. He will be remembered by his contemporaries as a boy of buoyant and adventurous disposition, overflowing with energy and a zest for life. He represented his House in all games, and was also in the School XV. On leaving School he went into business and at the outbreak of war, joined the LCC Ambulance Corps, and did valuable rescue work …"
Pilot: F/O. Gerald Lambert Hicks 104530 RAFVR Age 32.
Co/pilot: Fl/Sgt. Frederick James Bowles 1163245 RAFVR Age 26.
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Frank Taylor 1017135 RAFVR Age 29.
Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Ronald Watson 652631 RAF Age 22.
"A beloved Only Son; / On Whose Soul, / Sweet Jesus, Have Mercy / R.I.P."
"Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; Isaiah 42.v1."
"In loving memory of Bernard, dearly beloved husband of Mary Hiron."
"Buried at the time in Campobasso military cemetery but whose grave is now lost. Sunshine passes, shadows fall, love and memory outlive all."
"In memory of my dear husband 'God's greatest gift, remembrance' Dimple."
"In loving memory of a great and noble boy who died that we might live. Dad, Mum, David and Derek."
"Always in my thoughts. Your loving Father".
"Fred, awhile we must be parted until the day we meet again. Mother and Father."
"No. 163 Squadron, based at Wyton, Cambridgeshire, flew the de Havilland Mosquito light-bombers. This squadron belonged to No. 8 (Pathfinder Force) Group's Light Night Striking Force as part of Bomber Command.
Stegman teamed up with an English pilot, Flying Officer William Houghton of West Ewell, Surrey. Houghton was a highly experienced pilot who had previously completed a tour with the RAF's No. 37 Squadron, flying Wellingtons in the Middle East.
In March 1945 Houghton and Stegman flew their first operation together on a bombing raid over Kassel, Germany. Over the next month they would fly seven operations over Berlin, as well other raids at Aschaffenburg and on the Blohm & Voss shipyard at Hamburg, where U-Boats were manufactured.
On the night of 10 April 1945 the squadron flew a raid on Berlin from which Houghton and Stegman did not return. Members of the squadron reported sightings of Messerschmitt 262 jet fighters during their approach to the target and, once over Berlin, the squadron came under fire from flak. The pilots also reported many searchlights, and stated that one Mosquito was seen to be caught in multiple beams. It is believed that Stegman and Houghton's Mosquito was forced down near Stolpe, 40 miles west of Berlin, but the exact circumstances are unknown."
"The crews who went to Berlin had a more adventurous evening and probably a bit more success. One plane was seen to be going down in flames. As KB502 failed to return with F/O Houghton and F/Sgt Stegman aboard, we had, reluctantly, to assume it had been them. One of the new Me 262 jets was seen again as well as a conventional twin-engined German fighter."
HUNT, Henry Norman. Pilot Officer (82656) of 504 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 13 May 1941, aged 22. He was the son of John Harris and Lilian May Hunt, of Harrow, Middlesex, and is commemorated on the Runneymede Memorial.
HUNT, Henry Chapman. Flight Sergeant (400621) of the Royal Australian Air Force who died 30 September 1942, aged 24. He was the son of Reginald Henry Garfield and Effie Orynthia Hunt, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia, and isommemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
HUNT, Henry Robert. Aircraftman 1st Class (1668551) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 24 October 1943, aged 37. He was the son of Henry John and Katie Hunt, of Palmers Green, Middlesex, and is buried in the Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka.
HUNT, Jonathan Henry. Aircraftman 1st Class (1173380) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 29 November 1943, aged 29. He was the son of Jonathan Richard and Catherine Mabel Hunt, of Barnet, Hertfordshire, and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.
HUNT, Peter Henry Russell, Sergeant/Air Gunner (913763) of 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 15 April 1943, aged 21. He was the son of Ince Garnis and Evelyn Marian Hunt, of Ilminster, Somerset, and is Buried in the Bohain Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France.
"Among the chosen few / the very brave, the very true"
"Our beloved Roy. "In that rich earth a richer dust concealed... A body of England's.""
"In heavenly love abiding."