Air Bomber, 635 Squadron
Service number 1322361
Died 8 March 1945
Buried Reichwald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF JACK, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION. DAD, MUM, DORIS, WILLIAM AND NINA’
Jack was born in Hendon in 1924 to Charles and French born Yvonne née Ledoux and had three siblings, Doris, William and Nina. Their father Charles served in the Royal Army Service Corps and married Yvonne when she was seventeen in France. In 1939 the family lived at 33 Woodlands, Hendon where Charles was listed as an employment agent.
Jack was an air bomber on Lancaster ND735 which departed RAF Downham Market on an operation to Dessau. It was the crew’s second operation. The aircraft crashed at 21.00 near Friesenhagen, Germany killing six of the crew. A/G Alastair Wares survived the crash and was transferred to a hospital in Wissen, only to be killed in an allied air raid on the 11th March.
Nav, Terence Ashworth, 1685149
A/G, William John Goodbody, 1587016
W/Op, Forbes Minty Harvey, 1344795
Pilot, Thomas Kelly, 1682304
F/E, James Stanley Mohun, 1861942
A/G, Alastair James Dallas Wares, 1895579.