16.04.1941 No. 10 Squadron Whitley V Z6557 Sgt. Salway
Operation: Bremen, Germany.
Date: 16th April 1941
Time: 22.40 hours. (Approx. - last transmission received - exact time of crash not known)
Unit: No.10 Squadron
Type: Whitley Mk.V
Location: South East of Papenburg off Dutch coast
Pilot: Sgt. Robert Victor Salway 745138 RAFVR Age ? Killed
Pilot 2: Sgt. Victor John Stickland 745430 RAFVR Age 22. Killed
W/Op: Sgt. Norman Albert Morant 902874 RAFVR Age ? Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Gerard Lyynch 551822 RAF Age ? Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Norman Frederick Jackson 972564 RAFVR Age ? Killed
We do not seem to have the current details of Mr. Duncan Lee, who contacted us with some details - perhaps he would like to email us?
REASON FOR LOSS:
Delivered by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft between 24 Feb 41 and 12 Mar 41. Contract No.106962/40. 10 squadron was based at R.A.F. Leeming in Yorkshire - this event was part of a raid consisting of 107 aircraft and the only one lost that night.
This aircraft was last heard of returning/on route to Bremen at around 22.40hrs. when contact was lost and the aircraft crashed into the sea. All the crew member bodies were recovered.
Sergeant Robert Victor Salway (courtesy Duncan Lee)
Sgt. Robert Victor Salway. Sage War cemetery. Grave 13 A 13. N.o.K. details currently unavailable.
Sgt. Victor John Stickland. Sage War cemetery. Grave 10 D 10. N.o.K. details currently unavailable.
Sgt. Norman Albert Morant. Sage War cemetery. Grave 1 B 6. N.o.K. details currently unavailable.
Sgt. Gerard Lyynch. Sage War cemetery. Grave 13 B 5. N.o.K. details currently unavailable.
Sgt. Norman Frederick Jackson. Sage War cemetery. Grave 13 A 11. N.o.K. details currently unavailable.
Details kindly supplied by Mr Duncan Lee who is the nephew of the pilot Sgt. R.V.Salway. Duncan is trying to find further photographs to accompany this article which we will add as soon as we receive them. If anyone has any further information on the other members of the crew we would be most interested to hear from them. With thanks to the following: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses', The C.W.G.C.