GWYTHER, JOHN FREDERICK

Age
30
Parents
Son of John and Alice Gwyther
Service number
1286635
Date of death
1940-06-06
Died
Belgium, Killed in Action
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Cemetery reference
Plot 12 | Row F | Grave 11

"REST, MY DEAREST ONE"

Military grave
Additional info

Stirling I W7508 (OJ-D) took off 23:15 hrs on June 5, 1942 from Lakenheath, United Kingdom for an operation over Essen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter (Oberleutnant Walter Barte, /Nachtjagdgeschwader 4) and the bomber crashed at l'Ecluse, Belgium.

Pilot: Pilot Officer (121334) Peter Levinge Clayton - Killed in action. 
Pilot: Sergeant (1365131) James Hutchison Mouat - Killed in action. 
Flight Engineer: Sergeant (568970) Michael Joseph Kelleher - Killed in action. 
Observer: Pilot Officer (108245) David Morgan Price Jones - Killed in action. 
Bomb Aimer: Sergeant (1172551) D. Poynter - Prisoner of War at Stalag 357 Kopernikus. 
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sergeant (1167271) Thomas Alfred George - Killed in acton. 
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sergeant (1286635) John Frederick Gwyther - Killed in action. 
Air Gunner: Sergeant (1287042) Benjamin Frederick Goldsmith - Evaded (Comete Line). Killed in Action 2 October 1942.

Barte
Walter Barte on the far right.

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