Failed to Return
Sgt K A Essex and Crew
Sgt Essex and crew were posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 10.4.44:
- Sgt K A Essex (P) KIA
- Sgt A W McWhirter (F/Eng) KIA
- Sgt F J W Smith (Nav) KIA
- Sgt R E Porter (A/B) KIA
- Sgt A Symonds (W/Op) KIA
- Sgt P L McIver (MU/AG) KIA
- Sgt R E Muffett (R/AG) KIA
Lancaster LM319 was being flown by the Sgt Essex crew when it was lost on 21/22 May 1944 on operations to Duisburg.
The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.
Other information about the flight and the target available here.
All of the crew are buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery (Germany).