|W/O Ernest Bruce Lascelles, 580224 RAF||Hello,
I am looking for details about the death of W/O Ernest Bruce Lascelles, 580224 RAF. As far as I can see, he was lost without trace with a Warwick from 6 OTU on 13/11 1945.
He was known to have been the pilot of Hudson N7361, UA-G from 269 Sqn. Survived a shot down into the Gaulosen Fjord (inlet), Norway on a mission 11/6 1940 to Trondheim Harbour, where Scharnhorst, cruisers and several German destroyers were anchored.
Finn Buch ....Read More.||Argus on 30th March 2009 04:10:37|
|451113 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 13 - 11 - 1945||No problem Malcolm. It was useful to have the Warwick crew actually listed in the newspaper reports.
580224 Ernest Bruce 'Leatherneck' Lascelles was an instructor with 6 Operational Training Unit RAF, and had been a P.o.W. after being shot down in Hudson N7361 UA-G of 269 Sqn on June 12th 1940:
[I]Sergeant Lascelles' aircraft on 11th June, 1940, which carried out a bombing attack on the German battleship "Scharnhorst", two cruisers, and several destroyers anchored in the harbour at Trondheim. The attack was carried out in daylight and at extreme range for a Hudson aircraft. We were attacked by a number of enemy fighters and two of the aircraft in my formation were lost. In my opinion, it was probably due to the excellent combat carried out by the aircraft of which Sergeant Lascelles was the pilot that no more of the formation was shot down. It is reported that this N.C.O. on one occasion during the sortie attacked and destroyed an Me. 110 which was preparing to attack another aircraft in the formation. Sergeant Lascelles so skilfully manoeuvred his aircraft that his gunner was able to shoot down an Me. 109 and an Me. 110, thus greatly assisting his comrades in the formation. Finally, with his aircraft on fire, Sergeant Lascelles made a successful landing and was taken prisoner.[/I]
See here for more info: [url]http://www.unithistories.com/officers/RAF_Decorations.html[/url]
Simoin ....Read More.||wwrsimon on 17th September 2016 07:01:00|
|POW and Evaders Database Work||Another one (possibly!)
Flt Sgt James Hapburn - WO416 has his D.o.B. as December 27th 1920, at Banffshire, and the Scotland's People website has James Gilbert Hepburn, born at Rathven, birth registered 1921.
That would make him 551354 LAC James Gilbert Hepburn, on Hudson N7361 of 269 Sqn:
Simon ....Read More.||wwrsimon on 28th May 2021 08:58:14|
|400612 - Unaccounted airman - 12-6-1940||Hello,
400612 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-06-1940
From Henk's list -
SWINNEY, Eric Hopper - AC1c - 935924 - RAFVR.
St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Cause of death ? Reportedly motor accident during evacuation.
HAINES, Frank Richard - AC2c - 545488 - RAF.
Salisbury ( London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire, UK.
Cause of death ?
From CWGC -
GUNNING, Frank Vivian - Sgt - 580613 - RAF.
PEULEVE, David Hilary - Sgt - 614230 - RAF.
TAKIDELI, Alexander - P/O - 42368 - RAF.
These three airmen rest at Malleville-Les-Gres Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France.
They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3747 - 15 Sqn.
BARTLETT, Charles Alfred - Sgt - 624718 - RAF.
LAWRENCE, Ronald William - Sgt - 581399 - RAF.
REID, Douglas George Houston - P/O - 42438 - RAF.
These three airmen rest at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3810 - 107 Sqn.
JEFFREY, William - Sgt - 564866 - RAF.
SANDALL, Jack Francis - Sgt - 516159 - RAF.
SIMPSON, James - Sgt - 526079 - RAF.
SUMPSTER, Cyril Leslie - F/Sgt - 564422 - RAF.
These four airmen rest at Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem, Pas-de-Calais, France.
They were crew of Hampden I - P1325 - 44 Sqn.
BALLANTYNE, John - Sgt - 580936 - RAF.
PITFIELD, Alan Leonard (Tasmania ) - F/Lt - 39007 - RAF - DFC.
Beaurepaire Communal Cemetery, Oise, France.
They were crew of Battle I - L5334 - 88 Sqn.
MACHELL, Eric Thomas Dods - Sgt - 524148 - RAF - MiD .
Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, Norway.
Hudson I - N7361 - 269 Sqn.
BOULTON, Sidney - AC2c - 636888 - RAF.
Hatfield ( Woodhouse ) Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK.
WHEELER, William Hubert - Sgt - 747805 - RAFVR.
Bushey ( St. James ) Churchyard, Hertfordshire, UK.
These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9172 - 17 OTU.
FLETCHER, Frederick Alan Smith - P/O - 42494 - RAF.
Leeds ( Lawnswood ) Crematorium, Yorkshire, UK.
MATTHEWS, Lloyd Albert Winston - Sgt - 581518 - RAF.
Spalding Cemetery, Lincolnshire, UK.
These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L9258 - 101 Sqn.
LOCKE, Cecil Thomas - P/O - 72999 - RAFVR.
Elloughton ( St. Mary ) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire, UK.
Botha I - L6390 - Blackburn Co.
MACKENZIE, Donald Kenneth Andrew - P/O - 90861 - RAF.
Colinton Parish Churchyard Southern Extension, Edinburgh, UK.
Spitfire Ia - L1080 - 603 Sqn.
The four airmen named below all are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.
DORRIS, David Lawson - Sgt - 749549 - RAFVR.
Blenheim IV - R3893 - 40 Sqn.
BROWN, Richard Henry - Sgt - 561051 - RAF.
DIXON, Wilfred - Sgt - 751897 - RAFVR.
GRANNAWAY, Herbert George James - Sgt - 627060 - RAF.
These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - N3627 - 254 Sqn.
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 16th July 2021 04:12:00|