In Memory Of

SHEPPERSON, OSWALD REYNOLDS

Service Details
Age:
23
Date of Birth:
1919-01-03
Service No:
778039
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
44 Sqdn.
Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death:
1942-11-09
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, chosen for a special raid over Hamburg on 9 November 1942, but never returned. Crashed at Bucholz
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
10A. H. 15.
Cemetery:
HAMBURG CEMETERY
Localitly:
Hamburg, Hamburg
Country:
Germany
Additional Information
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Matthew Shepperson, of Germiston, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Ex-Cadet of the South African Training Ship General Botha. On Jeppe High School for Boys Roll of Honour. Born Johannesburg, 3rd January 1919. Educated Middelburg School, Transvaal. Cadet Draft 1934-35. Oswald Reynolds Shepperson joined the RAF in Rhodesia during the war and when trained as a bomber pilot he was drafted to England. After several raids over Germany his eyesight became affected, but he refused to allow this to interfere with his desire to serve his country and was able to continue as air-gunner and wireless operator, having attained the rank of Sergeant.