Informal group portrait of crew members of Halifax MZ299 which was shot down during operations ...

Accession Number P11042.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital file TIFF
Maker Unknown
Date made 1942-1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal group portrait of crew members of Halifax MZ299 which was shot down during operations near Hamburg, Germany on 15 October 1944. Back row (from left to right);possibly Sergeant (Sgt) T W N Kemp RAF, (mid upper gunner); Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Harvey Roy Harris, RAF (navigator); PO William Stones, RAF, (flight engineer); 426647 Flying Officer Albert Henry Munroe, RAAF (pilot); Flt Sgt George William Dawson, RAF (rear gunner). Front row: Pilot Officer (PO) Tasman Leonard Williams, RAAF (wireless operator/air gunner) ; PO Ernest Thompson, RAAF (bomb aimer). All crew members were killed with the exception of Sgt Kemp who was taken prisoner of war. Those killed are buried in the Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany.