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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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107 Squadron Crest
04/05.07.1944 No.107 Squadron Mosquito VI ND886 OM-Q F/O. Ross

Operation: Patrol

Date: 04/05th July 1944 (Tuesday/Wednesday)

Unit: No. 107 Squadron

Type: Havilland Mosquito MkVI

Serial: ND886

Code: OM-Q

Base: RAF Lasham, Hampshire

Location: Over France

Pilot: F/O. Hector Scott Keable Ross AUS/412832 RAAF Age 23. Killed

Nav: F/O. Jack Roland Green 137152 RAFVR Age 35. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Taking off at 23:20 hrs to carry out an offensive patrol on enemy road movements in the Orleans-Tours area.

The weather was very good with bright moonlight and thin stratus cloud varying between 1000/3000 feet.

Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.

Burial details:

F/O. Hector Scott Keable Ross. Bayeux War Cemetery. Grave: Plot XII. E. 20. Born on the 13th April 1921, the son of Charles Simpson Scott Ross and Beatrice Charlotte Ross, of Beardon Street, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. Grave inscription reads: "Until The Dawn Breaks, Au Revoir, Brave Boy".

F/O. Jack Roland Green. Bayeux War Cemetery. Grave: Plot XII. E. 19. Son of George Herbert Green, and of Rosa Florence Green, of Kensington, London, England. Grave inscription reads: "In Proud And Loving Memory Of My Beloved Son".

Researched by Michel Beckers and submitted to Aircrew Remembered - January 2018. With thanks to Pete Warling for photo of F/O. Ross, others from the collection of Michel Beckers. For further details our thanks to the following sources:

MB - 31.01.2018

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, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), 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 CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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