I would not have you grieve when I am gone,
I have no sorrow that my life is spent,
As happy a man as ever sun shone on,
My life has been a joy, and I'm content.
I have known the glory of an English day,
The soft whisper of rain on grateful trees,
The happy song of birds at break of day,
The drifting wood-smoke on the evening breeze.
No regrets that all these things are fled,
I shall find joy whatever lies ahead.
29 year old, Maurice Dudley Chasmar was Wireless Operator /Air Gunner (Wop/AG) with 434 Squadron RAF.
On the night of 27/28 September 1943, 73 Halifaxes from 419, 427, 428, 429, and 434 Squadrons were joined by 9 Wellingtons from 432 Squadron for an attack at Hanover.
P/O. Orville Lytle RCAF and crew, flying Halifax V LK917 coded WL-X, failed to return from this operation.
The other crew members were:-
Sgt. E. Elder RAF
Sgt. H. Lindsay RAF
W/O 2. R. Pedlar RCAF
Fl/Sgt. J. Monteith RCAF
Sgt. M. Chasmar RAF
Fl/Sgt. H. Hansell RCAF
Fl/Sgt. J. Leach RCAF
SY 22 July 2016
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember
them. - Laurence
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