HUMPHREY GORDON SHERWOOD

Birthdate
Birthplace
Grangetown, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Age
19
Parents
Son of The Revd. Francis Gordon Sherwood and Kathleen Maud Sherwood of Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Service number
115519
Date of death
1942-09-01
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Plot 6 | Row AA | Grave 6

"THE KINGDOM IS THE LORD'S: AND HE IS THE RULER OVER THE NATIONS. PS.XXII.28"

Military grave
Additional info

Halifax II W1244 MP-D was on a mission to Saarbrücken, Germany. 

The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Wilhelm Herget 9./NJG 4. The bomber crashed into a swamp near Woumen, Belgium and exploded on impact. The entire crew was taken Prisoner of War, apart from the Pilot. Sherwood was found on October 5, 1942 at the crash side.

Crew:
Pilot Officer Humphrey Gordon Sherwood 115519 (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserver, 76 Sqdn. Adegem War Cemetery.

Sgt D.W.R. Coverly

Sgt C.H.M. Smith

Sgt E.J. Kingston

Sgt H. Fowler

Sgt L.N.P. Park

Sgt H.R. Turvey. 

Halifax W1244
Source: Unknown
Humphrey Gordon Sherwood
Humphrey Gordon Sherwood
Wilhelm Herget of the 9./NJG 4
Wilhelm Herget 9./NJG 4

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