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Warrant Officer Frederick James William STEELE (561898) of the Royal Air Force
Death of Death 1945-04-19 .
Served in 214 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : 11. N. 9. at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
More Details: SON OF JAMES WILLIAM AND ADA STEELE, OF STOKE GABRIEL, DEVON.
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|Prisoners of War strafed by RAF, April 19, 1945||Here are the names of the airmen killed in the Gresse incident 19-4-1945 as far as these are in my files. Any correction/addition is very welcome. Cpl William P.J. WATSON - 623703 - 21-4-1940 (fm New Zealand) - Hampden L4088 - 44 Sqn - PoW Nr. 13064. F/Sgt William A.J BONE - 581434 - 12/13-8-1941 - Halifax L9531 - 76 Sqn - PoW Nr. 143. Sgt Hugh P. LOWMAN - 570626 - 30/31-5-1942 - Halifax L9605 - 1652 HCU - PoW Nr. 431. F/Sgt Frederick J.W. STEELE - 561898 - 11/12-12-1940 - Wellington R1246 - 3 GT Flt - PoW Nr. 448. Sgt Gordon C.G. HAWKINS - 746982 - 10-7-1940 - Blenheim R3606 - 107 Sqn - PoW Nr. 131. Sgt Vincent A. FOX - RCAF R/126002 - 9/10-3-1943 - Stirling R9149 - 7 Sqn - PoW Nr. 994. Sgt John GAGE - 745360 - 4/5-12-1940 - Wellington T2501 - 99 Sqn - PoW Nr. 430. Sgt Frank B. DUFFIELD - 647048 - 15-6-1941 - Blenheim V5887 - 114 Sqn - PoW Nr. 39152. Sgt George A. LOSH - 623752 - 25/26-6-1942 - Halifax V9987 - 102 Conv Flt - PoW Nr. 335. Sgt Eric BARDSLEY - 1455475 - 30/31-1-1944 - Lancaster W4245 - 576 Sqn - PoW Nr. 1093. Sgt Charles W. HEATHMAN - 1378655 - 12/13-10-1940 - Wellington X9762 - 214 Sqn - PoW Nr. 24384. Sgt Arnold BROWN - 746717 - 10/11-12-1940 - Blenheim Z5794 - 107 Sqn - PoW Nr. 422 (Inj - Dow 20-4-1945). Sgt Douglas J. CLAYDEN - 901682 - 19/20-9-1941 - Wellington Z8344 - 405 Sqn - PoW Nr. 9669. Sgt John LORD - 955266 - 19/20-9-1941 - Wellington Z8344 - 405 Sqn - PoW Nr. 9659 (Inj - Dow 22-4-1945). Sgt Lawrence B.H. HOPE - RNZAF NZ40940 - 8/9-11-1941 - Wellington Z8942 - 75 Sqn - PoW Nr. 24510. Sgt Edward A. GREEN - 621821 - 27/28-8-1942 - Stirling BF315 - 218 Sqn - PoW Nr. 43093 (Inj - Dow 21-4-1945). F/Sgt Kenneth MORTIMER - 1431168 - 30/31-1-1944 - Lancaster DS735 - 514 Sqn - PoW Nr. 1094. Sgt Robert G. DOUGLAS - RCAF R/106758 - 28/29-3-1943 - Halifax DT669 (No loss !!) - 419 Sqn - PoW Nr. 897. W/OČ Warren E. MacKENZIE - RCAF R/65193 - 20/21-1-1944 - Halifax DT731 - 419 Sqn - PoW Nr. 874. Sgt Maurice G. McKENNA - 1111489 - 30/1-6-1942 - Wellington DV799 (No loss !!) - 156 Sqn - PoW Nr. 512. Sgt Arthur H. PORTER - 1318075 - 27/28-5-1943 - Halifax HR795 - 35 Sqn - PoW Nr. 44 (on Runnymede Panel 269). F/Sgt Fred C. PRICE - 1509811 - 19/20-2-1944 - Lancaster JA862 - 625 Sqn - PoW Nr. 1615 (Inj - Dow 30-4-1945). Sgt Albert G.C. READ - 118689 - 16/17-4-1943 - Halifax JB800 - 76 Sqn - PoW Nr. 1029. Sgt William E. LAWTON - 1565563 - 24-3-1944 - Halifax LK790 - 76 Sqn - PoW Nr. 3263. Sgt David BAULDIE - 1584485 - 31-3-1944 - Halifax LK795 - 76 Sqn - PoW Nr. 3429. Sgt Sydney J. WHAEADON - 2213579 - 25/26-2-1944 - Halifax LW431 - 425 Sqn - PoW Nr. 2121. Sgt John A. GIBBS - 1338451 - 22/23-4-1944 - Halifax MZ518 - 578 Sqn - PoW Nr. 3566. Regards, Henk, ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 17th December 2011 11:45:47|
|Oxford MP 466 RAF Kidlington||During research into my father’s [I]war[/I] I found the following in the Operation Record of 214 Squadron, RAF Stradishall ‘Four Wellington aircraft of the Reserve Squadron took off between 0013 and 0027 hours B.S.T. to proceed in accordance with No. 3 Group Headquarters Operations Instructions Nos. 40 and 44. The aircraft numbers were R 1246, R 1249, R 1251 and R 1250 and the pilots were respectively F/0 Collins, P/O Cranswick, P/O Day and F/OBrain. Two of the aircraft arrived safely at Malta at 0901 and 0926 hours B.S.T. The remaining two machines did not arrive there; F/O Collins and F/0 Brain were the pilots of the missing aircraft. I contacted The Air Historical Branch (RAF) of the Ministry of Defence who provided the following information On 9 December 1940, at 0013hrs BST Wellington Bomber Mark 1c serial number R1246 (H) took off en-route to the Middle East, first stop Malta. They were due to join No. 70 Squadron RAF, which was based in Kabrit, Egypt. Wellington R1246 hit a barrage balloon cable near Paris and crashed at approximately 0400hrs at Somery, 6 km from Forges-les-Eaux; all members of the crew escaped by parachute. All of the crew were captured within 12 hours of the crash’ Flying Officer J W Collins – Pilot Flight Sergeant F J W Steele - 2nd Pilot Pilot Officer P F Walker - Navigator Sergeant R Ayre - Wireless Operator/Air Gunner J A Hounslow - Mid Upper Gunner Sergeant J F Coombs RNZAF - Rear Gunner I managed to track what happened to all the crew but was confused to find the pilot now promoted to Flight Lieutenant, but listed as pupil pilot, had unfortunately died on active service on 28th February 1945 and was buried in the military section of the Oxford (Botley). Through further correspondence with AHB they confirmed my father’s pilot was Flying Officer John Wyndham Collins, Service No 40495, he was captured but later repatriated and was the pupil pilot killed whilst flying in the Oxford aircraft. ....Read More.||albertess on 28th January 2014 12:19:29|