Personnel Index - Detail

Name
CONRAD
First Names
Henry (known as 'Mick')
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1295094
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Age
20
Date of Death
03/01/1944
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
From the panel at Runnymede
 

The Runnymede image was created by artist Paul Reid using photographs taken by Jo Cockburn and Malcolm Brooke
 

Possibly buried at: Retzow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
Is this the last resting place of Sgt Conrad?
 

Sgt Conrad
 


Image via Alan Parr and enhanced by John Ward
 

F/Lt Palmer & Crew

Left to right......Unknown, F/O Ronald Stobo, F/O George Thomas Young.
F/L Johnny Palmer, Unknown, Sgt Philip Otley Camm.
(Sgt Conrad is believed to be the unknown at the far left)

2/3 January, 1944; BERLIN:

Every available person on the station gave a hand in clearing the snow ready for the evening's operation. Take-offs were able to begin 15 minutes before midnight with Fiskerton managing to get 12 aircraft airborne from the 13 detailed.
Just 311 bombers struggled to reach a cloud-covered Berlin where the bombing was spread, with no concentrated fires developing. The German controllers had realised the bombers target in advance and instructed the night-fighters accordingly; most of the 27 Lancasters lost, fell in the Berlin area.

The reason for the total loss of F/Lt Johnny Palmer (JB727 EA-S) and crew has never been established; the pilot, who had recently celebrated his 21st birthday is remembered along with his crew on the Runnymede Memorial; their mid-upper gunner, Derek Prusher, was just 18 years old.

It is just possible that F/Lt Palmer’s S - Sugar was the aircraft that was in collision with another Fiskerton Lancaster that night as it would have been in the same wave, and if slightly ahead of N-Nan it would have changed course and be heading back across the track of the oncoming tail-enders.

Lancaster JB727 (EA-S)
F/L C.J.E. Palmer Pilot (Killed)
Sgt P.O. Camm F/E (Killed)
F/O G.T. Young NAV (Killed)
Sgt H. Conrad W/OP (Killed)
Sgt D.D.R. Dallaway A/G (Killed)
F/O R. Stobo A/B (Killed)
Sgt D.F. Prusher A/G (Killed)

Crew on their 11th operation
 

The Documents section contains....The story of Sgt Philip Camm which gives additional details of this crash and the family's correspondence with the RAF.