Personnel Index - Detail

Name
WALTERS
First Names
Henry Leonard
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1351227
Crew Position
Rear Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 6/42 and out 4/43

 

Awarded the DFM.

Flew 31 operations with 49Sqn.

 W/O Walters was killed on 27th May 1944 whilst flying with 1656 HCU and is buried in the Hornchurch Cemetery.



The current headstone is very difficult to read.



Enhanced image reads......"We shall always remember you smiling darling."



Extract from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses
(Details tracked down by Colin Cripps, 49Sqn Researcher)
 

49Sqn Association

Photographed at Fiskerton during Jan/Feb 1943, shortly before the completion of the tour.

(Left to Right):
F/Sgt Fortin (W/Op);
Sgt Cole (F/Eng);
P/O Bennett DFM (NAV);
F/O Fawke DFC (Pilot);
Sgt Osler DFM (B/A);
Sgt Bratt (M/U);
Sgt Walters (R/G).