Service Details
Name:
RAYNHAM
Given Name:
HARRY FREDERICK
Initials:
H F
Service No:
151064
Trade:
Air Bomber
Rank:
Flying Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
463 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-06-22
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Date of Birth:
1919-03-27
Age:
25
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, crew took off from RAF Waddington in Lancaster DV280 JO-S, as part of a force of 123 aircraft to attack the synthetic oil plant at Scholven-Buer in the Ruhr valley. DV280 was shot down at a height of 16,000 ft over the Uden-Heimond area by a night fighter who also shot down a Lancaster from 57 Squadron, NN696, on the same night. F/O. Kenneth Forth survived the crash and became a prisoner of war. The rest of the crew, including Harry were killed and are all buried in Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Additional
Information:
Son of Harry Lucas Raynham and Johannah Louisa Raynham, of Lobatsi, Bechuanaland. Born "The Fort", Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Harry, known to family and friends as "Freddie" was the last of four children, his father having left England as a young man and married Johanna, a local girl from Graaff-Reinet, South Africa in 1903. Harry served in the Merchant Navy before volunteering for the Air Force. On Jeppe High School for Boys Roll of Honour
Commemoration
Country:
Netherlands
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Cemetery:
UDEN WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
2. F. 7.

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