BO1060. A Flying Logbook named to 417354 Adrian West Essex. Adrian enlisted on 25 Apr 1942 at Adelaide and was KIA on 19 Mar 1945 in Lancaster MG 491 over Hanau, Germany as a Flying Officer with 103 Squadron.

BO1060. A Flying Logbook named to 417354 Adrian West Essex. Adrian enlisted on 25 Apr 1942 at Adelaide and was KIA on 19 Mar 1945 in Lancaster MG 491 over Hanau, Germany as a Flying Officer with 103 Squadron.

Adrian is sixth from the left back row.

Adrian is sixth from the left back row.

He is commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 283. United Kingdom.

He is commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 283. United Kingdom.

PH558. A studio photo of 434335 Russell Stewart. Russell Ian Stewart enlisted on 12 Nov 1942 at Melbourne and was KIA on 24 Dec 1944 in Lancaster PB255 over Oastelbeers, Holland as a Flight Sergeant with 460 Squadron. He is buried in OOSTELBEERS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD Coll. grave. Netherlands with his crew.

PH558. A studio photo of 434335 Russell Stewart. Russell Ian Stewart enlisted on 12 Nov 1942 at Melbourne and was KIA on 24 Dec 1944 in Lancaster PB255 over Oastelbeers, Holland as a Flight Sergeant with 460 Squadron. He is buried in OOSTELBEERS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD Coll. grave. Netherlands with his crew.

PH561. A studio photo of 434335 Russell Stewart.

PH561. A studio photo of 434335 Russell Stewart.

D1142. A certificate of appreation from the councillors and citizens of Camberwell to Russell Ian Stewart.

D1142. A certificate of appreation from the councillors and citizens of Camberwell to Russell Ian Stewart.

D1127. A RAAF Maryborough Christmas menu with Russell Stewart’s autograph on the back.

D1127. A RAAF Maryborough Christmas menu with Russell Stewart’s autograph on the back.

D1127. Back of menu.

D1127. Back of menu.

D1128. A Christmas card dated 1942 from Russell Stewart at No 3 Wireless Air Gunner School at Maryborough.

D1128. A Christmas card dated 1942 from Russell Stewart at No 3 Wireless Air Gunner School at Maryborough.

D1128. Interior of card.

D1128. Interior of card.

D1130. A letter on Comfort Fund paper from 434335 Russell Stewart to his mother.

D1130. A letter on Comfort Fund paper from 434335 Russell Stewart to his mother.

D1131. A telegram dated 26 Feb 1944 from Russell Stewart to his mother.

D1131. A telegram dated 26 Feb 1944 from Russell Stewart to his mother.

D1132. A Christmas message from Russell to his mother dated 1944.

D1132. A Christmas message from Russell to his mother dated 1944.

Russell is buried in OOSTELBEERS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD Coll. grave. Netherlands with his crew.

Russell is buried in OOSTELBEERS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD Coll. grave. Netherlands with his crew.

PI186. A silver bracelet engraved to W. J. Sandercock, 417420, R.A.A.F. William James Sandercock 417420
No. 279 Squadron (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 278 Squadron Warwick aircraft HG209), off the Norwegian Coast, 11 January 1945, Aged 29 Years.
Son of William Ralph and Alice Emma Sandercock, of Glossop, South Australia; husband of Sheila Beavis Sandercock, of Glenelg, South Australia
Remembered: Panel 284, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK.
Warwick HG209 of No. 279 Squadron took off at 1330 hours on 11 January 1945 from a Squadron detachment at RAF Station Fraserburgh, to provide Air-Sea Rescue cover for an anti-shipping strike off the Norwegian coast. Enemy fighters were encountered, and HG 209 failed to return to base. HG 209 was last seen to be flying over a ditched strike aircraft (No. 143 squadron Mosquito aircraft PZ190) and believed to be followed by an Me109. It was later recorded that the missing crew had been lost at sea.
The crew members of HG209 were:
Flight Sergeant William Henry Bryan (1413675) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Frederick Earl Bentley (J/93334) (RCAF)
Flying Officer George Campbell Galloway (54284) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)
Warrant Officer Andrew Ferguson Goodall (1558334) (RAFVR)
Warrant Officer George William Mansfield (1377933) (RAFVR)
Flight Lieutenant John Henry Moreton (141068) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer William James Sandercock (417420) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)

PI186. A silver bracelet engraved to W. J. Sandercock, 417420, R.A.A.F. William James Sandercock 417420
No. 279 Squadron (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 278 Squadron Warwick aircraft HG209), off the Norwegian Coast, 11 January 1945, Aged 29 Years.
Son of William Ralph and Alice Emma Sandercock, of Glossop, South Australia; husband of Sheila Beavis Sandercock, of Glenelg, South Australia
Remembered: Panel 284, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK.
Warwick HG209 of No. 279 Squadron took off at 1330 hours on 11 January 1945 from a Squadron detachment at RAF Station Fraserburgh, to provide Air-Sea Rescue cover for an anti-shipping strike off the Norwegian coast. Enemy fighters were encountered, and HG 209 failed to return to base. HG 209 was last seen to be flying over a ditched strike aircraft (No. 143 squadron Mosquito aircraft PZ190) and believed to be followed by an Me109. It was later recorded that the missing crew had been lost at sea.
The crew members of HG209 were:
Flight Sergeant William Henry Bryan (1413675) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Frederick Earl Bentley (J/93334) (RCAF)
Flying Officer George Campbell Galloway (54284) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air)
Warrant Officer Andrew Ferguson Goodall (1558334) (RAFVR)
Warrant Officer George William Mansfield (1377933) (RAFVR)
Flight Lieutenant John Henry Moreton (141068) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer William James Sandercock (417420) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)

PI186. Back view of bracelet.

PI186. Back view of bracelet.

AC2 William James Sandercock is right hand side second row.

AC2 William James Sandercock is right hand side second row.

PH759. A studio photo of 417123 Ian Macdonald Scott who enlisted on 6 Dec 1941 at Adelaide and was KIA on 17 Dec 1943 as a Flight Sergeant with 97 Squadron when Lancaster 3JB117 crashed near Gravely UK, He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery Cambridgeshire UK.

PH759. A studio photo of 417123 Ian Macdonald Scott who enlisted on 6 Dec 1941 at Adelaide and was KIA on 17 Dec 1943 as a Flight Sergeant with 97 Squadron when Lancaster 3JB117 crashed near Gravely UK, He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery Cambridgeshire UK.

PH759.

PH759.

AN EPNS BOTTLE OPENER WITH GILT & ENAMEL WINGS THAT IS ENGRAVED 5964. 5964 GEORGE HENRY LEMERCIER ENLISTED ON 16 JAN 1940 AT LAVERTON AND DIED OF ILLNESS ON 14 AUG 1942.
HE IS BURIED AT EASTERN SUBURBS

AN EPNS BOTTLE OPENER WITH GILT & ENAMEL WINGS THAT IS ENGRAVED 5964. 5964 GEORGE HENRY LEMERCIER ENLISTED ON 16 JAN 1940 AT LAVERTON AND DIED OF ILLNESS ON 14 AUG 1942.
HE IS BURIED AT EASTERN SUBURBS

5964 George Henry Le Mercier.

5964 George Henry Le Mercier.

George's grave at Eastern Suburbs Cemetery.

George's grave at Eastern Suburbs Cemetery.

Comments

Lindsay Cheal

04.09.2021 21:41

Thank you very much for that information.

Ad Zantvoort

04.09.2021 11:11

Researching Lancaster PB255, get in touch with almost all the crew relatives and resulted in a memorial unveiled 2016 near the place where PB255 crashed and took the lives of seven young airmen.

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02.11 | 07:44

Kelly, Yes, I am always adding to my collection.

02.11 | 07:21

Hello I am wondering if you are adding to your collection of cuff links. I have some eagle and crown gold ones I came across today at a thrift store. Your museum has been great to learn from.

15.09 | 10:37

Lucy, Thank you very much, I have amended my website. Regards, Lindsay.

15.09 | 10:04

PI186. W. J. SANDERCOCK 417420 R.A.A.F. was not discharged on 11/1/1945 - he was shot down over Norway.

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