IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
YVRENCHEUX Churchyard (Somme France)
|A. R. Marwood - R. H. Craig - D. V. G. Smith - G. E. Freeman - C. E. Hansford|
|Photo Courtesy Mel Hughes & Regis Biaux (Fr)|
|F/Sgt Ken Hughes
L. to R.: Dulag Luft 09/07/44 soon after being caught, Stalag Luft 7 (Silesia Poland) 13/07/44 and just after he returned home, in 1945, aged 22.
Ken was member of Lancaster Mk. 111, Serial ND948, 24/06/1944 from Bardney to attack the flying-bomb site. Coned at 12,000 feet soon after crossing the French coast and hit repeatedly by Flak. The bomb load was jettisoned but soon afterwards the Lancaster crashed at Yvrencheux.
Another member of the crew, F/Of. R. R. Nighingale was also PoW.
|G. E. Freeman (left) and an unknown pal|
|Front: C. Hansford - Unknown - A. Marwood
Back: D. Smith - K. Hughes - R. Craig
|For Ken's sons, Mel and Ray Hughes|
|Sgt Cyril Edward Hansford aged 19
The crew were on their 27th or 28th trip on a raid on the V1 Doodlebug installations at Prouville.
They had already taken part in the infamous Nuremburg raid, the Berlin air raids and Munich air raids amongst many others.
"One brave young man among many brave men who all deserve to be remembered."
for his nephew Philip Crayford and family
CRAIG RONALD HENRY
United Kingdom Pilot Officer (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 9 Sqdn. Age 20 Date of Death 25/06/1944 Service No 171334
FREEMAN GORDON ERNEST
United Kingdom Flight Sergeant (Nav.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 9 Sqdn. Date of Death 25/06/1944 Service No 1331538
HANSFORD CYRIL EDWARD
United Kingdom Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 9 Sqdn. Age 19 Date of Death 25/06/1944 Service No 1851362
MARWOOD ARTHUR REX
United Kingdom Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 9 Sqdn. Age 22 Date of Death 25/06/1944 Service No 1125814
SMITH DENIS VICTOR GEORGE
United Kingdom Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 9 Sqdn. Date of Death 25/06/1944 Service No 1602814
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