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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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07/08.09.1942 No. 418 Squadron Boston I W8284 Sgt. Millman

Operation: Night Intruder patrol

Date: 07/08th September 1942 (Monday/Tuesday)

Unit: No. 418 Squadron (RCAF)

Type: Boston I

Serial: W8284

Code: ?

Base: RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex

Location: Somme area France

Pilot: Sgt. Albert John Richard Millman 1441090 RAFVR Age 21. Killed

Obs: P/O. James Alexander Howard McClafferty 123132 RAFVR Age 32. Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Sydney Raymond Williams 1377465 RAFVR Age 26. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

No further details on this loss apart from briefly described above. We welcome any further information.

(Note: some publications have the pilot listed incorrectly as Sgt. R. Hillman and described him as missing.)

                     

                     

          

Left and above St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery as photographed by our Kate Tame during her visit in 2012. Any relative who would like a higher resolution copy of these photographs are welcome to email us.

Burial details:

Sgt. Albert John Richard Millman. St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery. Grave A.16. Son of Reginald John and Marion Millman, of Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England.

P/O. James Alexander Howard McClafferty. St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery. Grave A.18. Son of Michael and Annie McClafferty, of Worthing, Sussex, England.

Sgt. Sydney Raymond Williams. St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery. Grave A.17. Son of Robert Lewis Williams and Edith Florence Williams, of Regent's Park, London, England.

Researched for relatives of these crews with thanks for additional information to Kate Tame specialist genealogist to Aircrew Remembered for the Cemetery photographs. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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