Born: 1923, Ipswich.

Died: 5th January 1945; age: 22; Aircraft crash – Operation: Hanover.

Rank: Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Service Number: 1614940.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 77 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Hanover War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Doris Louise Overett, of Ipswich.


Father: Alfred Arthur Overett, born 1901, Brightlingsea, Essex.

Mother: Doris Louise Overett (nee Runnacles), born October 1901, Swilland, Suffolk.


5th/6th January 1945


Aircraft: Halifax III; Serial number: MZ360; Code: KN-A. The Halifax took off from Full Sutton Airfield, East Riding of Yorkshire, at 16.48hrs on Operation: Hanover. The aircraft crashed about 19.25 hrs near the town of Steinhude, Lower Saxony, Germany.


Desmond John Parsons; Flight Sergeant/Air Bomber; R.A.F.V.R.

Kenneth John Albert Bicknell; Flight Sergeant/Navigator; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

Stanley Stewart Carter; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 26; R.A.F.V.R.

Frederick Meekison; Sergeant/Air Gunner; R.A.F.V.R.

John Moore Pickering; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age: 39; R.A.F.V.R.

P.A. Fitzgerald; Flight Officer – survived crash – POW.


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