THOMAS, WILLIAM ALBERT

Age
21
Parents
Son of Albert Edward and Annie Thomas of Maesteg, Wales, United Kingdom
Service number
130101
Date of death
1942-09-10
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Plot 1 | Row E | Grave 5

"MAY THE PLEASURES YOU MISSED ON LIFE'S JOURNEY BE YOURS IN GOD'S GARDEN OF LOVE"

Military grave
Additional info

Halifax II W7745 NP-K  was on a mission to Düsseldorf, Germany. The aircraft was hit by German Anti Aircraft (FLAK) about 20km South West of Vlissingen, Netherlands. The crew bailed out by parachutes, no survivors. Most likely they drowned in the North Sea.

Crew:
Squadron Leader Peter Bettley Robinson 36274 (Pilot) Royal Air Force, 158 Squadron. Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium Plot 9, Row 5, Grave 10. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Flight Sergeant Anthony John Sutton 1290835 (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 158 Squadron. Harlingen General Cemetery, Netherlands Plot E, Row 3, Grave 10.

Sergeant Geoffrey Archie Smith 569386 (Flight Engineer) Royal Air Force, 158 Squadron. Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom Panel 93.

Pilot Officer William Albert Thomas 130101 (Navigator) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 158 Squadron. Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium Plot 1, Row E, Grave 5.

Flight Sergeant James George Edward Davis 1375106 (Air Bomber) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 158 Squadron. Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom, Panel 74.

Flight Sergeant Gordon Leroy Ellsworth R/66341 (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 158 Squadron.  Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium Plot 9, Row 4, Grave 39.

Pilot Officer Arthur Howard Hanson 117148 (Air Gunner) Royal Air Force, 158 Squadron. Middelkerke Communal Cemetery, Belgium Row B, Grave 21. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Flight Sergeant Philip Silverman 908638 (Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 158 Squadron. Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom, Panel 76.

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