Personnel Index - Detail

Name
WARREN
First Names
John
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
552592
Crew Position
Wireless operator/Air Gunner
Age
20
Date of Death
10/01/1942
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
Part of the panel at Runnymede
 

The Runnymede image was created by artist Paul Reid using photographs taken by Jo Cockburn and Malcolm Brooke

9/10 January, 1942; BREST/MINELAYING:

Around midnight, Scampton once again reverberated to the sound of Hampdens taking off for operations. 49 Squadron were sending 9 aircraft after the battle cruisers in Brest harbour, whilst 5 more aircraft were to plant mines in the Brest area.
Of the minelayers, 3 were successful in planting their mines, 1 was unable to find the target area and the fifth was sadly reported missing: P/O Thomas Jacobs (AD909) and crew are presumed to have come down into the sea and their bodies have never been recovered.

Hampden AD909 (EA-H)
P/O T.F. Jacobs Pilot (Missing)
P/O P.T. Close A/OB (Missing)
Sgt W.B. Robertson W/AG (Missing)
Sgt J. Warren W/AG (Missing)