Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PADDICK
First Names
Ernest George
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1395701
Crew Position
Navigator
Posting Details
Posted in 10/43 and out 4/44

 

In April 1944, a raid on Paris was the final operation by P/O Clive Roantree RAAF and crew; they had come through the Berlin raids unscathed and participated in the daring Königsberg Canal operation.



Standing from left to right:
Jack Grimshaw, F/E;
John Peaker,B/A;
Clive Roantree RAAF, pilot;
Jock Lawrie, W/Op (in doorway);
Paddy Paddick,Nav (KIA Feb 45);

Sitting:
Ken Nelson RCAF, A/G
 

He was posted to 214Sqn and was killed on 8th February 1945.

He is buried in the East Finchley Cemetery.



Kindly photographed by Robert & Annette McEneaney.

This is a rather sad memorial to a man who completed a full tour of operations, volunteered to fly a second and was killed still aged only 23.
 

The details of the loss can be read by following this link. You may have to scroll down the page to find the relevant section.