Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 1:25am, 17th June 1943; age: 21; MiA above sea 10km north off Renesse, Noordzee, Netherlands.

Rank: Flying Officer/Pilot; Service Number: 124449.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 141 Squadron.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 129.

Runnymede Memorial,

Englefield Green,



Father: Charles W. Sawyer, born 1886, Plymouth, Devon – died 1923, Brighton, East Sussex.

Mother: Margaret Daisy Sawyer (nee Durrant), born 1890, Ipswich.


17th June 1943


Aircraft Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VIF; Serial Number: V8509. Departure Airport – R.A.F. Wittering, Northamptonshire. Mission: Intruder Missie to Gilze. Olt. Karl Hadeball (2)NJG1) claimed to have intercepted and shot down.


Sergeant/Navigator; Albert Arthur Smith; age: 21; R.A.F.V.R. – MiA.

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