Awarded the Observer Badge on February 16, 1941.
Assigned to the 44 (R.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force on July 22, 1941.
Hampden AD726 KM was on a mission to Cologne (Köln), Germany. The air craft was losing altitude and crashed into the North Sea, 25 miles East of Harwich, United Kingdom. Two bodies washed ashore in Belgium and two were lost at sea.
Sergeant Stafford Arthur Harvey 778343 Royal Air Force, 44 Sqdn. Runnymede Memorial Panel 44, United Kingdom.
Flight Sergeant John Ernest Phillips 617380 (Pilot) Royal Air Force, 44 Sqdn. Runnymede Memorial Panel 37, United Kingdom.
Sergeant Richard Kellett Hayes 1001204 (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 44 Sqdn. Oostduinkerke Communal Cemetery Row G, Grave 168, Belgium.
Sergeant Harold Alvan Tylor R/55406 (Navigator) Royal Canadian Air Force, 44 Sqdn. Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Plot 4, Row F, Grave 11, Belgium.