Personnel Index - Detail

Name
DALLAWAY
First Names
Douglas Demas Russell
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1390391
Crew Position
Air Gunner
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 final resting place of Sgt Dallaway?
 

F/Lt Palmer & Crew (picture provided by Tina Miles)

Left to right......Unknown, F/O Ronald Stobo, F/O George Thomas Young.
F/L Johnny Palmer, Unknown, Sgt Philip Otley Camm.
(Possibly Sgt Dallaway is one of the two unknowns)
 

 'Nibby' Dallaway (picture provided by Tina Miles)
 


 


 


 



 



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

Sgt Dallaway is remembered on memorial in the village of Nutley.

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.