In Memory Of

HORNE, JOHN WILLIAM BERESFORD

Service Details
Date of Birth:
-0001-11-30
Service No:
104332
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
49 Sqdn.
Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death:
1942-10-12
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.
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
Panel 67.
Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Localitly:
Surrey
Country:
United Kingdom
Additional Information
Farmer in East Griqualand, then estate agent in Johannesburg. Joined RAF in England in '39. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown