PAUL DALRALPH DECK

Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 13th June 1943; age: 20; MIA.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 13945588.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Squadron.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 147.

Runnymede Memorial,

Englefield Green,

Surrey.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward Dalralph Deck & Rose Ethel Deck, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Edward Dalralph Deck, born October 1898, St. Leonards, East Sussex.

Mother: Rose Ethel Deck (nee Taylor), born April 1897, Ipswich.

 

13th June 1943

 

Aircraft: Lancaster B Mark II; Serial number: DS 652; Code: KO-B. Took off from RAF East Wreatham, Norfolk at 00:02 hrs, on a bombing mission to Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is believed the Lancaster was shot down on the way home off the Dutch island of Texel, by a Bf 110G, a German night fighter of 11./NJG.

By the end of June three bodies of the seven man crew had washed ashore.

Crew:

John Frederick Mustchin; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 19; R.A.F.

Norman William Procter; Sergeant; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.

Arthur Anthony Rush; Sergeant; age 30; R.A.F.V.R.

Ian Richard Victor Ruff; Flight Sergeant/Pilot; age 27; R.N.Z.A.R.

John Renwick Glendinning; Sergeant/Wireless Operator; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.

Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner; Frederick Cuffey; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.
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