Personnel Index - Detail

Name
ANDREWS
First Names
William Henry Thomson
Rank
P/O
Service
RAF
Service Number
64905
Crew Position
Pilot
Age
32
Date of Death
10/03/1942
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

10/11 March, 1942; ESSEN:

The squadron contributed 11 Hampdens for an attack on 'Point B' in Essen Old Town.
Four aircraft failed to return from the raid, and 1 of these came from 49 squadron; P/O Bill Andrews (AT174) and crew were sadly all killed when E-Echo was brought down over Germany. The crew are buried along side each other in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, near Kleve.

Hampden AT174 (EA-E)
P/O W.H.T. Andrews Pilot (Killed)
Sgt S.T. Drew W/AG (Killed)
P/O J.B. Dunne A/OB (Killed)
Sgt A.A. Gauld W/AG (Killed)