Personnel Index - Detail

Name
HAYES
First Names
Harold
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
572871
Crew Position
Flight Engineer

 

In January 1944, W/O Webb and crew were screened after a tour which had seen them go through the 'Battle of the Ruhr' and several Berlin raids.

A very relieved crew were posted out as instructors.

Sadly Sgt Hayes was killed on 25th February 1945 flying with 1660 HCU.

He is buried in the Dinnington Church Cemetery.


 


 

Extract is from Bill Chorley's HCU Losses



(Back row L to R)
Harold Hayes, flight engineer;
Fred Woodhouse, mid/upper gunner;
Harold Olorenshaw, bomb aimer;
Percy Horton, tail gunner;

(Front row L to R),
Eric Lovick, wireless operator;
Ernie Webb, pilot;
Johnny Chaloner, navigator.
 

49Sqn Association