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Squadron Leader Leslie Henry GLASSPOOL (110789) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Navigator (Bomber)

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III ND409
 IBCC

Death of Death 1944-04-28 Age : 25 years.

Served in 156 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 4. D. 1-7. at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: HUSBAND OF MARGARET ELIZABETH GLASSPOOL, OF STREATHAM HILL, LONDON.

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Awards for Leslie Henry GLASSPOOL 110789

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1943-01-12DFCFg OffrLeslie Henry GLASSPOOL (110789)12 Sqdn
Notification only London Gazette No. 35858, Dated 1943-01-12

London Gazette Entries

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NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
110789Flying Officer Leslie Henry GLASSPOOLLondon Gazette supplement : 35858 , Dated 1943-01-08 , Download #35858
110789Leslie Henry GLASSPOOLLondon Gazette issue : 35373 , Dated 1941-12-09 , Download #35373
110789L H GLASSPOOL D F CLondon Gazette supplement : 36245 , Dated 1943-11-09 , Download #36245
110789L H GLASSPOOLLondon Gazette supplement : 35791 , Dated 1942-11-17 , Download #35791

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 28 Apr 44 Aircraft: Lancaster III ND409 Unit 156 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 2235 27 April 1944 from Upwood. shot down by a night-fighter crashing into a wooded area 1 km W of Neuhausen (Engen) 2 km S of Engen.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantJohn Reginald DODDS (403838) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Group CaptainEric Cecil EATON (37224) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth Gordon FRANKLIN (402991) Air Bomber Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderLeslie Henry GLASSPOOL (110789) Navigator ( Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantColin Alfred KIDD (42952) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRobert George SHARLAND (138832) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerPhilip WADSWORTH (53497) Flight Engi Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery

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F/O Leslie hENRY GLASSPOOL - No.12 Squadron - DFC - KIA with No.156 SquadronGLASSPOOL, Leslie Henry, F/O (110789, RAFVR) - No.12 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 12 January 1943. Born in Stepney, London, April 1919; educated at Ernest Bailey Secondary School, Matlock, and Sir John Cass Technical Institute, Aldgate. Home in Killburn, London. Enlisted 1940 (1375299); commissioned 8 November 1941. Flying Officer, 1 October 1942. Flight Lieutenant, 8 November 1943. Acting Squadron Leader when killed in action with No.156 Squadron, 23 April 1944 (Lancaster ND409, shot down by a night fighter). Following text from Air Ministry Bulletin 8877. Flying Officer Glasspool has proved himself to be an exceptionally able navigator. He has taken part in many sorties, including attacks on the Gnome-Rhome Works, Wandemunde and Dusseldorf from comparatively low heights. By his skill and determination, Flying Officer Glasspool contributed materially to the successes obtained. This officer has done much to inspire confidence in his comrades. ....Read More.HughAHalliday on 22nd January 2024 06:15:57
156 Squadron's ND345/GT-C on 20/02/1944Here is another. 156 Sqn Lancaster ND409 lost on Friedrichshafen raid. G/C E C Eaton DFC F/O P Wadsworth S/L L H Glasspool DFC F/O K G Franklin DFC RNZAF S/L J R Dodds DFC RAAF F/L C A Kidd F/O R G Sharland DFC Shot down by Gruppenkommander III/NJG 5 Paul Zorner. All the Lancaster KIA. Regards, John. ....Read More.John Williams on 27th June 2009 11:42:24

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