Personnel Index - Detail

Name
KERR
First Names
H W G
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1348823
Crew Position
Air Gunner
PoW Date
16/04/1943
Aircraft
Lancaster ED441
Target
Pilzen
PoW Camp(s)
Not known
PoW Number
Not known

 

16/17 April, 1943; PILZEN:

In the light of a full moon, 327 heavy bombers went after the Skoda armaments works. Aircraft from the squadron pressed home their attacks with great determination.
But sadly, back over at Fiskerton in the bright light of an early spring morning two dispersal points lay empty: Sgt Dave Penry and crew had failed to return on this their 12th operation; their Lancaster crashed in the Amiens area, only the air gunner Sgt Kerr survived, becoming a POW; the rest of his crew are buried in France.

Lancaster ED441 (EA-D)
Sgt D.T. Penry Pilot (Killed)
Sgt C.G. Bamford F/E (Killed)
F/S A.N. Dixon NAV (Killed)
Sgt T.C. Robertson WAG (Killed)
Sgt J.F. Fletcher A/G (Killed)
Sgt C.L. James B/A (Killed)
Sgt H.W.G. Kerr A/G (P.o.W.)
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Crew on their 12th operation