Born: 1922, Newport, Monmouthshire.

Died on or since: 13th April 1943; age: 20; aircraft crashed into the sea at Port Etienne, Senegal.

Residence: 58, Chilton Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 1288396.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 20 Squadron.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 155.

Runnymede Memorial,

Englefield Green,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William John Jones & Florence Ellen Jones, of Ipswich.


Father: William John Jones.

Mother: Florence Ellen Jones (nee Halls), born 1891, Sproughton, Suffolk.


Probate to Florence Ellen Jones.


Llewellyn is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo, Ipswich.


13th April 1943

Aircraft: Short Sunderland; serial number; JM669; On the 13th April 1943, JM669 was en route to R.A.F flying boat base Bathurst, British Gambia (now known as Banjul), when they encountered engine problems. The Sunderland crashed into the sea at Port Etienne, Senegal killing all 11 members of the crew. Only a float and the aircrafts tailplane was ever found.


Hugh Lawrence Beesley; Flying Officer; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.

Edwin Leslie Watts; Warrant Officer; R.A.F.V.R.

William Harry Newton Pearce; Flying Officer; age 20; R.C.A.F.

George Geoffrey Ambler; Sergeant; age 19; R.A.F.


Edward Albert Francis Crossman; Sergeant; age 21; R.A.F.V.R., 204 Squadron. Photograph courtesy of June.

Ernest William Lord; Sergeant; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

Albert Sydney Penney; Sergeant; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.


James Alexander Hewett; Flying Officer; age 25; R.A.F.V.R., 201 Squadron. Photograph courtesy of Ian.

James’s brother, Ernest Norman Hewett was killed in North Africa just less then one month before James, on the 17th March 1943. Photograph courtesy of Ian. 


‘Teddy’ Edward Brown Smith; Sergeant; R.A.F.V.R.

Reginald Smith; Sergeant; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

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