Service Details
Name:
HORNE
Given Name:
JOHN WILLIAM BERESFORD
Initials:
J W B
Service No:
104332
Rank:
Flying Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
49 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-10-12
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Cause of Death:
Killed in action, shot down in a Lancaster while on a bombing raid. The scheduled 'Dixon Exercise' automatically cancelled when Group came on the 'blower' requesting 10 aircraft for an attack on Wismar town and the Dornier factory. The squadron climbed away from Scampton to join other 5 Group Lancasters en route for Wismar. Despite the very dark night and bad visibility this moderate force started several fires within the target area. Lancaster came down in the sea.
Additional
Information:
Farmer in East Griqualand, then estate agent in Johannesburg. Joined RAF in England in '39. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 67.

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