Personnel Index - Detail
7/8 July, 1944; ST LUE-D'ESSERENT (CRIEL):
5 Group paid a second visit to the V1 storage dump at St Leu on the 7th. A slightly smaller force of 208 Lancasters led by Pathfinder Mosquitoes, accurately bombed the tunnels in which the flying bombs were stored. But the cost in men and aircraft was to be high; 29 Lancasters and 2 Mosquitoes were lost as German night-fighters again took their toll.
The second crew reported missing was that piloted by F/O Cyril Baker (LL976); again there were no survivors. This crew lie at rest together in Marissel Cemetery, Oise, France.
Lancaster LL976 (EA-A)
F/O C. Baker Pilot (Killed)
Sgt J.M. Moss F/E (Killed)
W/O J.H. Stibbard RAAF NAV (Killed)
Sgt W. Higgins W/OP (Killed)
Sgt E.W. Everett A/G (Killed)
F/S H.H. Hewitt A/B (Killed)
Sgt R.E. Nineham A/G (Killed)
Crew on their 4th operation.
This crew is remembered on a memorial in Beauvoir en Lyons.