PETER WILLIAMS

Age
28
Parents
Son of Peter and Elizabeth Williams
Service number
536363
Date of death
1941-08-16
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Royal Air Force
Plot 6 | Row AB | Grave 12

INTO THE MOSAIC OF VICTORY WAS LAID THIS PRECIOUS PIECE

Military grave
Additional info

 

Manchester L7384 was on a mission to Dusseldorf, Germany. They came under attack by night fighter Oberleutnant Herman Reese 2/NJG1. The aircraft was seriously damaged and started to fall from the sky. Although Williams baled out he did not survived the jump. Most likely the parachute failed to open.

Crew:
Flight Lieutenant J.L. Nunn (Pilot) Royal Air Force, 97 Sqdn. P.O.W.

Sergeant P.W. Ratcliff (Pilot) Royal Air Force, 97 Sqdn. P.O.W.

Flight Sergeant W. Wood (Observer) Royal Air Force, 97 Sqdn. P.O.W.

Warrant Officer J.N. Ashmore (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) - Distinguished Flying Cross - Royal Air Force, 97 Sqdn. P.O.W.

Sergeant Hugh Currie 974050 (Air Gunner) - Mentioned In Dispatches - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserver, 97 Sqdn. Died of Wounds. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 18, Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.

Flight Sergeant Peter Williams 536363 (Air gunner) Royal Air Force, 97 Sqdn. Plot 6, Row AB, Grave 12, Adegem War Cemetery, Belgium.

Sergeant A.G. Smith (Air Gunner) Royal New Zealand Air Force, 97 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. P.O.W.

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Peter Williams 97 Squadron
Peter Williams on the right.

 

Hermann Reese 2/NJG1
Hermann Reese

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