28.05.1944 No. 613 Squadron Mosquito FB.VI NS851 Fl/Lt. Paul K. Twiss
Date: 28th May 1944
Unit: No. 613 Squadron
Type: Mosquito FB.VI
Base: RAF Lasham, Hampshire
Location: St. Dizier / Meuse area France
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Paul Kemble Twiss 47274 RAF Age 24. Killed
Nav: Fl/Sgt. George Ernest Reddish 1577266 RAFVR Age 34. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Very little information is available on this loss.
It seems that the crew of Mosquito NS851 failed to return from a night intruder operation in the St. Dizier/Meuse region. No Luftwaffe fighter claims can be matched to this, but we are open to any further information.
Area of operations with insert Fl/Lt. Paul Twiss (courtesy Sherborne School Archives - see credits)
Sherborne School, Dorset - Any further information that you are able to assist them with fallen former pupils from all wars, we would be pleased to pass onto them.
Fl/Lt. Paul Kemble Twiss. Choloy War Cemetery. Joint grave 2A.C.9-10. Further information kindly supplied by Sherborne School Archives: Born 16th May 1919, son of Colonel Dudley C. Twiss, MC. (3rd Nigeria Regiment) and Laura Georgina Twiss. Brother of the British Test Pilot Peter Twiss (1921-2011) who also had been educated at Sherborne (see below). Husband of Freda Twiss. Attended Stubbington House preparatory school, Fareham. Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) May 1933 - March 1936.
Fl/Sgt. George Ernest Reddish. Choloy War Cemetery. Joint grave 2A.C.9-10. Son of Ernest and Ethel Reddish, husband of Ivy Reddish, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Sherborne School Archives
for additional information. Other sources as shown below.
"Faster Than The Sun" ISBN: 978-1904943372 - Published by Grub Street 2005. The name of Peter Twiss first achieved national prominence in March 1956 when, as a test pilot, he gained the World Air Speed Record in the Fairey Delta 2, flying at a speed of 1132 mph over Chichester in Sussex. Seventeen years earlier, in 1939, he had joined the Fleet Air Arm to serve his country in war, seeing action in Fulmars over the convoys to Malta in June 1942, in Seafires during the Operation Torch landings in NW Africa, and as a night fighter flying Mosquitoes.