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107 Squadron Crest
04/05.07.1944 No.107 Squadron Mosquito VI NS886 OM-Q F/O. Ross

Operation: Patrol

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

Unit: No. 107 Squadron

Type: Havilland Mosquito MkVI

Serial: NS886

Code: OM-Q

Base: RAF Lasham, Hampshire

Location: In the vicinity of the village of La Chapelle-pres-Sees, 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


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:

Records show that F/O. Hector Scott Keable Ross and F/O. Jack Roland Green were disinterred from 'Field Graves' near the village of La Chapelle-pres-Sees during April 1945.

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 and thanks to Tony Young for his corrections. Thanks to Robby for grave photographs. For further details our thanks to the following sources:

RS - 13.07.2018

KTY 02.06.2019 Grave photo's added

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