Personnel Index - Detail

Name
HANNAN
First Names
Raymund Joseph
Nationality
New Zealand
Rank
Sgt (later P/O, F/O)
Service
RAF
Service Number
43035
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
2/41
Posting Out
8/41 transferred to 207Sqn

 

Sgt, later F/O, R J Hannan flew 17 Hampden operations with 49Sqn (mostly AD976 & X3057) before being posted to 207Sqn.

F/O Hannan was awarded the DFC in October 1941.



F/L Hannon was killed on the 25th November 1942, aged 25
(Image via Ashley Hales)



Details courtesy of William Chorley's Bomber Command Losses (note misspelling of Hannan).

His Lancaster (R5694) hit high ground in bad visibility at Easton, Lincs, home-bound from Bad Zwischenahn (Vechta).

He is buried in St Mary's churchyard, Bottesford, Leicestershire.









In the small CWGC section there are four other graves from Hannan's crew (not ex-49Sqn)

Back row left.  Sgt A Roberts WOp
Back row right.  Sgt J Lee Nav
Middle row 2nd right. Sgt B Jenkin WOp
Front row left.  F/Lt Hannan
From row right. Sgt P Thompson F/E

All cemetery images are courtesy of 49Sqn Researcher, Colin Cripps.