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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 GlewCyril AubreySergeant578398Bomber Command9Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerShot down by nightfighter. Abandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}. Crashed near railwaystation 'De Klomp', BuurtsteegEvader, PoW Arrested 21 July AntwerpOutward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow & Unteroffizier Erich Schneider of the 1./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield at 00:43 hrs in Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AH. The crew caught the Lancaster at 20,000 feet. The aircraft was abandoned and came down at De Klomp (Buurtsteeg). Those who died are buried in various Cemeteries. Sgt Redshaw RCAF was 18 years of age and was amongst the youngest Canadians killed in Bomber Command in 1944:
2 GlewNorman Vipan 'Sticky'Sgt (laterSqn Ldr)107955November 1916 DerbyBritishPilotRAFVRFighter Command72Sqn


1944-05-17HurricaneKX9296TrainingKilled in mock dogfightKilled Age 27 17th May 1944Bari War Cemetery

Battle of Britain KIA 17 May 1944

Born November 1916 Derby. RAFVR in November 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Full-time service 1st September 1939, posted to 1 ITW Cambridge then to 3 FTS South Cerney. Joined 72Sqn Acklington on 19th June 1940. Moved to Biggin Hill in August. On 23rd September Glew claimed a share in Me109. 27th destroyed a Do17. To 41Sqn at Hornchurch on 7th November 1940, remaining with the squadron until May 1941. Posted overseas. On 17th May Glew on the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious at Scapa Flow. Flew off near Majorca on 14th June for Malta, refuelled and then went on to Egypt, reaching Mersa Matruh on the 16th. 260 Squadron at Haifa until October. Commissioned in August 1941. Moved to the Western Desert in October 1941. Damaged a Me109 on 2nd January 1942. Damaged by Me109s on 26th March when on his way back from Martuba to Tobruk. In 1943 Glew was with 229Sqn in Malta, moving with it to Catania, Sicily in January 1944. Commanded 435 Squadron at Brindisi in March as an Acting Squadron Leader. Killed there on 17th May aged 27 when his Hurricane KX929 struck the ground near Brindisi when engaged in a mock dogfight with a Spitfire.

While serving with 1435 Squadron, Brindisi, Commissioned Aug 1941. buried in Grave XI. C. 24 of Bari War Cemetery,Italy, aged 27; Born Derby, November 1916. son of Capt. Norman H. & Mildred A. Glew of Derby.
3 GlewWallis ConradPilot Officer4109731923-09-03 Camberwell VIC.AustraliaW.Op/AGRAAF22Sqn RAAF
1944-09-14KilledLae Memorial Papua New Guinea
RAAF Honour RollBrother of John William Glew. Flying battle New Guinea area
,br>Son Of Conrad Le Gassick Glew And Alice May Glew, Of Camberwell, Victoria.
4 GlewJohn WilliamLeading Aircraftman418099AustraliaPilot under trainingRAAF8 Service Flying Training School Bundaberg QLD1943-02-25AnsonDJ228Bundaberg General Cemetery QLD
RAAF Honour RollBrother of Wallis Conrad Glew (410973)

At 1945 hours on 25 February 1943, Anson DJ228 took off on a night training exercise. The two trainee Pilots on board were instructed to change duties as Pilot and Observer. The aircraft climbed to 3,500 feet, the weather was good, the night dark and moonless with broken cloud. The exercise was carried out satisfactorily and at 2050 hours, when a message was received from the aircraft stating the occupants were about to change over. At about this time the weather deteriorated over portion of the training area with some cloud at the lower level. This cleared within 15 minutes and good conditions prevailed. Shortly after the above signal, the aircraft was observed entering cloud after which it was not seen again from the aerodrome. At 2105 hours a report was received that the aircraft had crashed some miles north of Bundaberg. The aircraft had crashed in a cane field on the property of Mr E Green (Meadowvald), and both the Trainee Pilots had been killed. Both were on No. 27 Pilot Course and two weeks from completing their SFTS training. The crew members of DJ228 were: Leading Aircraftman James Scott Cavill (425600) (Trainee Pilot) Leading Aircraftman John William Glew (418099) (Trainee Pilot)

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