MANSFIELD, DENNIS JOHN

Service number
751041
Date of death
1941-06-09
Died
Netherlands, Killed in Action
Force
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Plot 3 | Row AB | Grave 6
Military grave
Additional info

Wellington Ic T2620 WS-G took off from Honington, U.K. at 15.36 hrs for a reconnaissance operation off the coast of France and Belgium and to attack enemy shipping in the Belgium and Dutch coastal sweep. Three other aircraft form No 9 Squadron took off on the same operation. Two returned safely, but reported that they had been attacked by Me 109s. The rear gunner of one of these aircraft reported seeing a Wellington being attacked by two Me 109s (German Fighter planes) and that black smoke was seen coming from this Wellington. (Aircrew Remembered).

Crew:
Pilot: Flying Officer (42614) Douglas Ferguson Lamb D.F.C. - R.A.F. - Runnymede Memorial Panel 30, U.K.

2nd Pilot: Sergeant (1180179) John Claude Partington - R.A.F.V.R. - Vlissingen Row A, Grave 12, Netherlands.

Observer: Flight Sergeant (751041) Dennis John Mansfield - R.A.F.V.R. - Adegem Plot 3, Row AB, Grave 6, Belgium.

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner: Sergeant (553851) David Alfred Humphrey - R.A.F. - Runnymede Memorial Panel 45, U.K.

Air Gunner: Sergeant (906190) Ronald Seward Bunce - R.A.F.V.R. - R.A.F. - Runnymede Memorial Panel 40, U.K.

Air Gunner: Sergeant (638409) William Arthur Eccles - R.A.F. - Prisoner Of War No 18278 Camps: 344 - Lamsdorf, Stalag Luft III - Sagan and Belaria.

MANSFIELD, DENNIS JOHN (9 Sqdn)
courtesy Julie Doherty

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