IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit to Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
LACHALADE Churchyard (Meuse France)
|M. R. Conroy - W. J. Morcombe & A. A. Ough - H. L. R. Richards & A. E. Sly - D. S. Smith & S. A. Thomas|
|Photo Courtesy Dave Conroy|
|P/O William James Morcombe aged 20
for his nephew Bruce McDonald
(ex RAAF & B777 Flying Instructor)
|F/Sgt Reginald Matthew Conroy aged
for his great nephew Dave Conroy
|Sgt Stanley Alan Thomas aged 23
for Tom Kaufman
Crew of the Stirling EF128 GI-D
|Sgt A. A. Ough - Sgt A. E. Sly - Sgt Robert Harper
- P/O W. J. Morcombe - F/Sgt D. S. Smith - F/Sgt R. M. Conroy - Sgt S. A.
That Day, a 8th crew member was in the plane, Sgt Robert Harper who survived the crash, was prisoner of war and finished the war in a POW camp in Buchenwald, then Sagan, then Luckenwald where he was delivered by the Russian troops.
|The Monument to the Crew erected in Honour of the
On the reverse is a mention:
" The Stirling EF 128 took off from Great Britain for a bombing mission in Germany.
He is shot down in these woods by the Captain Helmut Bergmann of the Luftwafe who took off from Saint-Dizier.
The seven Airmen are buried in Lachalade Cemetery.
The survivor is rescued by the "Resistance".
He will nevertheless be captured and sent in a camp of Prisoners of war untill the end of the war."
|Photos Courtesy Tom Kaufman|
CONROY REGINALD MATTHEW
Australian Flight Sergeant Royal Australian Air Force 622 Sqdn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 18/11/1943 Service No: 426317
MORCOMBE WILLIAM JAMES
Australian Pilot Officer Royal Australian Air Force 622 Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 18/11/1943 Service No: 415264
OUGH ALAN ANDREW
United Kingdom Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 622 Sqdn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 18/11/1943 Service No: 1812760
RICHARDS HAROLD LESLIE RAYMOND
New Zealand Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Royal New Zealand Air Force 622 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 18/11/1943 Service No: 42457
SLY ARTHUR ERNEST
United Kingdom Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 622 Sqdn. Date of Death: 18/11/1943 Service No: 1632077
SMITH DONALD SINCLAIR
United Kingdom Flight Sergeant (Nav.) Royal Air Force 622 Sqdn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 18/11/1943 Service No: 658902
THOMAS STANLEY ALAN
United Kingdom Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 622 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 18/11/1943 Service No: 915352
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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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