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.


Are you a family member?

We would like to contact relatives because the story of his last flight will be dealt with in an upcoming publication scheduled to be launched on 21 November this year at the cityhall of Schouwen-Duiveland.
We are searching for a good picture of this pilot as well as of Sgt. Albert Smith who died during the very same mission. 

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