Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PALMER
First Names
Ernest Richard
Rank
F/Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
747878
Crew Position
Wireless operator/Air Gunner
Age
21
Date of Death
29/08/1941
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
 

49Sqn Association
 

Image courtesy of Rene Metz

The initial "Unknown" designation was changed once the other crew names were discovered.
 

28/29 August; DUISBERG:

The eight aircraft sent from 49 Squadron encountered haze and flak at the target.
It soon became clear that 2 of the squadron's aircraft had failed to return. P/O Bernard Fournier (AE126) and P/O Thomas Pratt (AD971). At 03.30hrs their aircraft fell in flames into the Waddenzee just south of the Isle of Ameland; there were no survivors. The 21 years old pilot and his crew are buried in Nes Cemetery, Ameland, Holland.
 

Hampden AE126 (EA-O)
P/O B.M. Fournier Pilot (Killed)
Sgt D.H. Barrett Nav (Killed)
F/S E.R. Palmer W/Ag (Killed)
Sgt D. Watson W/Ag (Killed)