Personnel Index - Detail

Name
HEARD
First Names
John William
Rank
F/Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1169045
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 10/41 and out 12/42

 

Awarded the DFM.

Flew 18 operations with 49Sqn.

W/O Heard was killed on 18th July 1943 flying with 1485 Gunnery Flight.
He was taking part in a training demonstration when, during the corkscrew manoeuvre, the starboard wing of the Wellington III (BK 235) broke off completely. All on board, including several senior officers, were killed.

W/O Heard is buried at the Brigg Cemetery in Lincolnshire.
 

The excellent website "Aircrew Remembered" has more details.