STAINFORTH, RICHARD FRANCES

Birthplace
United Kingdom
Age
21
Service number
1266055
Date of death
1942-07-30
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
RAF Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Plot 1 | Row AA | Grave 7
Military grave
Additional info

In the early morning of 30 July 1942 the inhabitants of the Belgian villages of Olmen and Balen were woken by a fierce air battle over the town. A German night fighter targeted a Wellington bomber of No.142 Squadron returning from a raid on Saarbrucken. The fight was finally resolved in a victory for German fighter ace Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin. The bomber crashed in a meadow near Olmen and immediately caught fire. All six crew members were killed in the crash.

source: go2war2.nl