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Aircraftman 1st Class Granville ROCK (1489334) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


 

Death of Death 1942-07-24 .

Served in 141 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. E/18. Grave 50. at Nottingham Northern Cemetery, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF BENJAMIN AND MABEL ROCK, OF BULWELL, NOTTINGHAM.

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AIR81/5898Squadron Leader E J H F Moreton: injured; Sergeant T S Walsh, Sergeant J McCrum, Sergeant W G Rock: uninjured; aircraft accident, Stirling N6002, aircraft on contract loan to Short Brothers, 16 April 1941. With aircraft serial number plate and photograph.C16755196

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Eb217 22.10.1943A little more for you. Below is the loss of aircraft report  QUESTIONNAIRE FOR RETURNED AIRCREW Loss of bomber aircraft NUMBER. C.1452 RANK. F/Lt NAME. Bryan J. R. SQUADRON. 434 AIRCRAFT. EB-217 WL-A TYPE OF AIRCRAFT. Halifax V DATE OF LOSS. 22/23.10.43 TARGET. Kassel HOW MANY OPS. 3 DUTY. Pilot DATE OF INTERROGATION. 16.5.45 INFORMATION EXTRACTED FROM. POW report NARRATIVE OF EVENTS FROM TAKEOFF TO LANDING. Weather good. Normal trip to target. One minute early - got on correct heading. One aircraft over target already coned - on target at time - on approach engine hit, starboard outer. Coned immediately as other aircraft had blown up. Dropped bombs on green flares and warned crew not to look at search lights. Went on instruments and took evasive action, successful before in search lights. Attacked from port quarter by enemy aircraft, felt aircraft being hit by shells and as broke away rear gunner announced he had knocked it down. A second attack took place immediately. Rear gunner shouted and had no further signal, went into a spin, controls slack and very loose. Came out approximately 12,000 feet according to witnesses from another squadron. Later shot down. As rear turret gunner dead and controls almost gone. I gave order to bale out and held aircraft level to allow crew to get out. My flt/engineer stooped down to pick up my chute which he carried. Aircraft was being rocked and bumped by what I took to be light flak (still in cone). Immediately a 3rd fighter attack came in and there was a terrific explosion. A cannon shell passed by the left side of my head and blew out blind flying panel, a second hit behind my head on the armour plate and bounced back a portion of which struck my flt/engineers shoulder. The aircraft began a violent spin my flt/engineer managed to hand me my chute. I detonated the Gee and the intercom failed. I looked back and saw flt/engineer gone. Pulled off helmet and straps, pushed throttles and pitch wide open to destroy aircraft and pulled myself down to escape hatch where I found my navigator jammed against his desk apparently injured but alive. I pulled his harness strap loose and wrapped it around my left arm and tried to get out pulling him with me. This was impossible. The aircraft then changed position (probably from flak) and we were pushed against escape hatch. I managed to push him out and was dragged with him. I saw the aircraft pass overhead. Had no difficulty in opening his chute. I was then jerked free and opened my own chute. Still in cone and the enemy were still firing so I collapsed part of my chute and got out of the cone and finally landed in forest. I saw my navigators boots and chute with his name on them, when I was captured and two Luftwaffe Staff, told me he had been murdered. The gestapo who interrogated me said his chute had not opened, this was a lie, I reported same in another repo ....Read More.Richard.K on 25th August 2008 06:21:46
Dive bombing exercise after VE DayThere was quite an airshow in Copenhagen, and I really mean quite! Aircraft flying literally over the crowd, and then doing a live fire show on a poor Blohm & Voss flying boat, including rockets! I have seen some photos, and I dare to say that anything seen recently is just crap! Otherwise, all squadrons were kept operational post war and involved in various exercises to keep them combat ready. It is usual routine. I am surprised to learn that Warmwell was used as a range though, I thought they were send to Llanbedr or later to Sylt. BTW Does anyone know about any photos of 17 APC Spitfires? I came across a log book of a man, who flew there in September 1944. ....Read More.Franek Grabowski on 12th January 2009 08:55:14
420205 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-2-1942What were the places of death registration for: A - Not found Flight archives: Cpl Geoffrey E. HANSFORD - 550407. B - Died on active service: AC2 Herbert HUGHES - 1422214. C - Proposed aircraft losses for this day: Anson I - K6228 - 3 AOS - crashed in forced landing Llanymynech, Llandysilio, Montgomery. Lysander III - T1611 - 54 OTU - crashed in forced landing Healaugh, Yorkshire (?). Tiger Moth II - N9208 - 29 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Rockley, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Leopard Moth - AV975 - 7 AACU - crashed in forced landing Frith Barracks, Deepcut, Frimley, Surrey. Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 3rd April 2009 11:06:16
420715 - Unaccounted airmen - 15-7-1942What were the places of death registration for: A - Died on active service: F/Lt Edwyn R. CHILDE-FREEMAN - 69898 - age 45, and F/Sgt (WOp/Ag) Sidney A. FAWCETT - 619094. B - Killed on active service: P/O (Pilot) Sidney E. GODWIN - 124004, and AC1 Leonard J. HORNER - 1384284 - 961 (Balloon) Sqn (Dover). C - Not found in Flight archives: AC1 Kenneth R. BROMLEY - 1483607; LAC Frank P. BROWN - 169058; LAC Raymond G. COLLINSON - 1120167 - 937 (Balloon) Sqn (South Tyne, Newcastle); P/O (Pilot) Kenneth HALSTEAD - 122951, and LAC Eric WATSON - 1060055. D - Also looking for info on the death of: AC1 William MORGAN - MiD - 1050778 - 961 (Balloon) Sqn (Dover), whose name is commemorated on Panel 98 of the Runnymede Memorial. (Any relation to AC1 J. HORNER mentioned under 'B'). E - Proposed aircraft losses: Magister I - R1956 - 6 FIS - crashed on take-off Worcester. Spitfire IIA - P7353 - 52 OTU - crashed in forced landing Rockhampton, Gloucestershire. Anson I - DG785 - SPTU (Staff Pilots Training Unit) - crashed on landing Cark. Hotspur Glider - BT569 - 101 GOTU - undershot landing at night Kidlington. Master II - DL189 - 17 (P)AFU - crashed on landing Bodney. Oxford II - ED115 - 3 (P)AFU - flew into ground 1 mile E of Aston Down, Gloucestershire. Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 4th September 2009 07:52:39
420724 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 24-7-1942What were the places of death registration for: A - Died on active service: AC1 Hayden K.R. JEX - 1486391; ACW1 Margaret H. LAIDLAW - 2043917; Sgt (Pilot) Montague S. ROBINSON - 77345; AC1 Granville ROCK - 1489334 - 141 Sqn (Ayr), and Sgt Gerald P. RUDSTON - 938766 - 35 Sqn (Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire). B - Not found in Flight archives: AC1 Wilfred GRINDROD - 1486281, and F/Sgt Robert RAE - 514673 - 946 (Balloon) Sqn (Renfrew). C - Proposed aircraft losses: Hurricane I - L1594 - 9 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing 1½ mile E of Castle Combe. Master I - T8848 - 9 (P)AFU - crashed at Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire. Master III - W8462 - 16 (P)FTS - overshot landing Newton. Oxford I - BG637 - 15 (P)AFU - crashed on approach at night Acaster Malbis. Oxford I - DF293 - 6 (P)AFU - flew into ground at night 1½ mile SW of Chipping Norton (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] D.G. HENDERSON - RCAF R/93969). Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 13th September 2009 11:07:10
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RCAF Penicillin Flights to PolandRather than “piggyback” on Rob Stitt’s posting re the officer with the eye patch, I have decided to start a new thread, the better to ensure maximum readership on this Forum. Much of what follows is extracted from a talk I delivered in November 2010. Although I am fairly knowledgeable about the penicillin flights of 1945-46, there are still questions to be answered, particularly about the Dakotas and crews which completed three of the four successful deliveries. The ceremony in Warsaw took place on November 25th, 1946 at the Military Hospital, 27 Nowowiejska Street. It was the unveiling of a plaque (in Polish) honouring five members of the RCAF - Flight Lieutenant Donald Forest Caldwell (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Edward Pattern Harling (pilot), Sergeant Edwin Erwin Phillips (engine mechanic and general crew), Flight Lieutenant Norbert Davis Roche (radio operator) and Squadron Leader Alfred Ernest Webster (navigator), killed in the crash of RCAF Fortress 9202 (No.168 Heavy Transport Squadron) on 4 November 1945 whilst en route to Warsaw (via Berlin) with a load of penicillin. A similar plaque (in English) was unveiled in Ottawa on May 5,1947. The officer mentioned in Rob Stitt’s post must be RAF as there was no Canadian representation at the Warsaw ceremony that date. The British ambassador to Warsaw sent an account of the event (and photographs) to Ottawa. The Warsaw plaque is still at its original location and I am indebted to Frank Grabowski for having sent me photographs. Over the years it has been the site of numerous joint Canadian-Polish commemorative ceremonies, described to me by Colonel Al Strynadka, former Canadian Air Attache to Warsaw. The plaque in Ottawa was originally in the Catholic Chapel at Rockcliffe; it is now in a multi-faith chapel at Uplands (south Ottawa). The penicillin flights represented the first instance of Canadian aerial delivery abroad of humanitarian aid and thus leads to a long history of such aid, most recently to Haiti. The records are incomplete, but to the best of my ability I have been able to piece together the following: Fortress 9202 departing Rockcliffe (Ottawa) on 19 October 1945; delivery to Prestwick on 20 October 1945. Because of difficulties with Russian authorities, it was expected that the cargo would be sent on to Poland aboard an RAF aircraft. However, it appears from diplomatic correspondence that an RCAF Dakota completed the delivery to Warsaw. Nevertheless, I have been unable to determine the precise aircraft or the names of the crew. Fortress 9202 departing Ottawa on 31 October 1945 for Prestwick. It was intended that this machine proceed to Warsaw, but as already noted it crashed in Germany on 4 November 1945. Fortress 9205 departing Ottawa 16 November 1945 and proceeding in stages to Warsaw and back. Liberator 576) departing Ottawa on 28 December 1945 and arriving Prestwick on 31 December 1945. Final delivery to Warsaw finally effec ....Read More.HughAHalliday on 18th January 2011 10:20:46
Information search about Ottignies bombing on april 20 1944...Many thanks for your informations about the Ottignies bombing event on april 20 1944.Your information join mine that I have read in some Belgian report.The description of the mission was not very clear from the local information.So Yours are very instructful!! For my knowledge , what does it mean ORB? I leave close to the crash location ; the name Dion Le Mont is right.The neighbour town is WAVRE. The mission results were successful in the reports .In reality, it has been a main mess.The lighting rockets have been disoriented by the wind and the two villages close to the railway station have been bombed.I have a picture showing the intact station and all bombs area int the two villages.I have also pictures of the damaged villages : LIMAL and LIMELETTE .There have been 71 victims.Some witnesses are still leaving and I could interviewed.An English officer has given this picture to an inhabitant at the liberation time. I have collected some puictures. I try to memorize this tragic day in a film video for memory in 2014 (70 years).The target is to celebrate the victory invasion of the allied forces. I know that the pilots of the crashed aircraft have been buried in Heverlee cimetary. I also know an expert searching aircraft carcass.We would be very interested to search the rest of the aircraft in DION LE MONT area.That should be a scoop for the film. I woulmd be very pleased if somebody would know the exact location: forest name, neighborhood name and so on... Many thanks in advance, best regards, Alain L. ....Read More.A.Libert on 22nd January 2012 08:31:40
Typhoon JR212 55 OTUthere was a typhoon crash between Shirenewton and Chepstow during the war, the pilot was Canadian. So I believe he was undertaking rocket practice at barges off Chepstow and a rocket hung up sending him to his doom. The crater site is still visible. ....Read More.robbio on 23rd February 2013 04:24:03
Index to RCAF on-line microfilmsLee Walsh produced the following. Very helpful indeed. [B]Royal Canadian Air Force Operational Record Books 1939 to 1963[/B] By: Lee Walsh CAHS 2004 Version 1.0 1 Microfilm Reel No. Unit, Squadron, Station – description: Outside dates: RCAF Division, Canadian Joint Staff, Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Jan. 1942 - March 1945 C-12148 RCAF Division, Canadian Joint Staff, Headquarters, Washington, D.C. April 1945 - Nov. 1946 C-12149 RCAF Division, Canadian Joint Staff, Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Dec. 1946 - Jan. 1955 C-12150 War Room, Air Force Headquarters, Ottawa May 1942 - April 1945 C-12151 No. 1 Air Command Headquarters – Administrative Unit, Trenton Jan. 1945 - Feb. 1947 Central Air Command Administrative Unit, Trenton Sept. - Oct. 1947 No. 2 Air Command Headquarters, Winnipeg (Amalgamation of No. 2 & 4 Training Commands) Dec. 1944 - Feb. 1947 Air Training Command Headquarters, Sept. 1938 - March 1941 Toronto (re-designated No. 1 Training Command) C-12152 No. 1 Training Command Headquarters, Toronto April 1943 - Jan. 1945 (Moved to Trenton in Jan. 1945) Air Officer Commanding, Central Air Command, Trenton Feb. 1947 - June 1949 (Later, Training Command) Historical record, AOC Training Command July 1949 - Nov. 1952 (Other papers re Training Command 1959) C-12153 No. 2 Training Command Headquarters, Winnipeg April 1940 - Nov. 1944 No. 2 Training Group, Montreal March 1940 No. 3 Training Command Headquarters, Montreal May 1940 - Nov. 1943 C-12154 No. 3 Training Command Headquarters, Montreal Dec. 1943 - Jan. 1945 No. 4 Training Command Headquarters, Regina (Later at Calgary) April 1940 - Feb. 1944 C-12155 No. 4 Training Command Headquarters, March 1944 - Nov. 1944 Calgary (beginning of reel unreadable & filmed out of order) Eastern Air Command Headquarters, Halifax August 1939 - April 1940 C-12156 Eastern Air Command Headquarters, Halifax May 1940 - April 1940 C-12157 Eastern Air Command Headquarters, Halifax May 1940 - Dec 1943 C-12158 Eastern Air Command Headquarters, Halifax Jan. 1944-Jan. 1945 (diaries filmed out of order) C-12159 Eastern Air Command Headquarters, Halifax Oct - Nov 1944 Version 1.0 2 Microfilm Reel No. Unit, Squadron, Station – description: Outside dates: Eastern Air Command Headquarters, Halifax Feb 1945 - Jan 1947 (diaries filmed out of order) C-12160 Western Air Command Headquarters, Vancouver March 1938-May 1943 C-12161 Western Air Command Headquarters, Vancouver June 1943-July 1944 C-12162 Western Air Command Headquarters, Vancouver Jan. 1944-Dec. 1945 C-12163 Western Air Command Headquarters, Vancouver (filmed out of order) Dec. 1945-July 1946, & Feb. 1947 C-12164 Northwest Air Command Headquarters, Edmonton July 1942-3, Oct. 1945 North West Staging Route, Edmonton July 1942-July 1948 C-12165 North West Staging Route, Edmonton (filmed out of order) July 1948 - Nov. 1950 (Includes N.W.A.C. Composite Flight) 1947-1950 No. 6 Communication Flight Dec. 1 ....Read More.Stephen Fochuk on 18th November 2015 01:37:26
Swordfish Incidents 23-08-1939Thursday 24 August 1939 , Birmingham Daily Post , West Midlands, England SEAPLANE LANDS RYDE BEACH PILOT AND OBSERVERS' ESCAPE INJURY Lieutenant O’Brien, of Lee-on-Solent Naval Air Station, made a forced landing on Ryde beach after the seaplane was piloting had been deprived of its steering. The mishap, which occurred at a height of 4,000 feet, was caused an inflatable raft breaking loose from its compartment and becoming entangled in the rudder. Lieutenant Brien came down in shallow water, just missing rocks on the shore. He and his two observers stepped out unhurt This is Lieutenant P E O’Brien So if you look on ISLE OF WIGHT CRASHES [url]http://wight.hampshireairfields.co.uk/iowc.html[/url] You have 23-08-39 L2776(unconfirmed)Swordfish,771 Sq.FAA,Fcd ldg nr Players Copse,nr Ryde All well and good, but I do not like the unconfirmed So checking Air Britain RN Serials 1929 to 1939 we have the following L2776 "Minor accident involving dinghy Lee-On-Solent (therefore 771 Sqn?) which FL on foreshore nr Players Copse, Bimsted, Isle of Wight when a raft stowed under one of the wings came out of its container and landed on rudder. 23-08-09 But straight below we have L2777 which it says "Deld FAA Pool Gosport 17.9.37, FAA Pool Lee; Crashed Lee on Solent 23-08-09" Notice the same date.. and very similar serial numbers ?? The problem is L2776 was previously with 811 Sqn and no Transfer date to 771 Sqn, where as L2777 was at Lee-on-Solent as was Lieutenant O’Brien I wonder if the two aircraft histories have been muddled up ? Paul I wonder if ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 20th May 2016 03:44:15
LAC Donald Audsley 1531928 175 Squadron RAF 1944-45Hello Sir, 175 Squadron was based at B.80 - Volkel, from September to November 1944 and from December 44 up to March 45. From the Magnificent work and books "2nd Tactical Air Force", vol.2 we do have information that on 21 October 1944 - B.82 Grave suffered another Me 262 bombing attack. One airman KIA and 8 WIA. Some 18 Spitfires were damaged. 25 October 1944 - a V-2 Flying Rocket hit Duerne Airfield, killing 5 and injuring 6 more airmen (W/C J. Baldwin's Typhoon was damaged) So, I can not say if one of those incidents are related to the fact of your Grandfather being wounded. It could have been a Tuberculosis case, some kind of wounding related to him being a Mechanic, or some medical issue. Perhaps you do manage to find his Medical Board Report, to find what he had...I am not aware of other Luftwaffe bombing. Perhaps a Typhoon veered off the runway and hit a trolley, a car he was working on; who knows? Several incidents may have lead him to being sent to Hospital, some not directly involving enemy activity... Most humbly yours, Adriano S. Baumgartner (researching the Brazilians in RAF Service, 1939-45) ....Read More.Adriano Baumgartner on 5th July 2016 07:38:59
July 9th, 1943 Beaufighter, Hudson and Condor battle off Portugal.Thanks so much for Welcome and the reply Brian. I'll provide some further details of his service. He provided me with some information prior to his passing in 2005. The dates may not be completely accurate as they were all drawn from his memory at the time. Oct 1940 - RAF Cardington Nov 1940 - Stratford-On-Avon - Medicals and Lectures Nov 1940 - Morcambe. Inoculations and Drilling Dec 1940 - Cottesmore, Rutland - Bomber Command. OUT Hampden Bomber Aircrarft Jan 1941 - No.6 ITW Aberyswyth, Wales - Ground school and Drills May 1941 - Glasgow to Toronto and USA on Britannic, Cunard Liner escorted by HMS Rodney June 1941 - Initial Flight Training, US Army Air Corps, Tuscaloosa on PT17s Aug 1941 - Basic Flying School, Montgomery on BT13s Nov 1942 - Advanced Flight School, Selma on AT6s Dec 1942 - Air gunnery course Eglin Field on AT6s Jan 1942 - Graduated RAF/USA wings and commision in RAF as Pilot Officer March 1942 - RAF Brize Norton. Oxfordshire. Conversion course to twin engine. June 1942 - East Fortune Fighter Command OTU. Night course on Blenheims and Beaufighters. Aug 1942 - Catfoss Coastal Command OTU on Beaufighters Oct 1942 - Talbenny 248 Beaufighter Squadron, Coastal Command. Oct 1942 - Two week aerial gunnery course Dec 1942 - 248 Squadron Pembrey. Promoted to Flying Officer Jan 1943 - 248 Squadron Predannock May 1943 - 248 Squadron Gibraltar June 1943 - end of operational tour with 248 Squadron June 1944 - OTU Catfoss as flight instructor on Beauforts and Beaufighters July 1943 - Flight Instructors course at Bristol Feb 1944 - Catfoss OTU and transferred to newly built airfield at Nicosia, Cyprus for rapid training. March 1944 - Gaza, held up due to strike at Cypriot workers building Nicosia facilities. April 1944 - Bus trip to Haifa, than overnight ship to Famagusta and train to Nicosia. April 1945 - non-stop instructing on Blenheims and Beaufighters promoted to Flight Lieutenant and later Squadron leader as Chief Flight Instructor. March 1945 - Cairo, than Naples to join 272 Beaufighter squadron at Ancona. May 1945 - Squadron disbanded. put in charge of half a squadron to move to india to form 217 squadron for invasion of Malaysia. May 1945 - to Cairo, than sunderland flying boat to Palestine and Iraq, down persian gulf to Karachi. May 1945 - By Train from Karachi to Poona, New Delhi, Calcutta and Madras. May 1945 - 217 Beaufighter Squadron North of Madras as flight Commander. Time spent practicing firing rockets at ground targets Aug 1945- To Kandy, Sri Lanka HQ of South East Asia Command Aug 1945 - 225 Group Commucations Flight Bangalore, India as Commanding Officer on twin engine "expediters" flew VIPs. July 1946 - Bangalore to Bombay, than Liner to Liverpool, Wimslow, Cheshire for discharge with over 2000 hours flying time. ....Read More.CIrwin1985 on 30th January 2018 02:06:50

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