RAYMOND ARTHUR BAILEY

 

Born: 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 4th July 1941; age: 24. Killed during a daylight raid over Germany.

 

Rank: Flight Lieutenant/Observer; Service Number: 44598

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 107 Squadron. Blenheim bomber

 

Distinguished Flying Cross awarded with effect from the 26th June 1941. London Gazette, 13th March 1942.

 

Grave Reference:

Coll. Grave 26.E. 6-8.

Becklingen War Cemetery,

Liedersachsen,

Germany.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herbert Johnson Bailey & Florence Jane Bailey, of Belstead, Suffolk.

 

Father: Herbert Johnson Bailey, born 1889, Ipswich.

Mother: Florence Jane Bailey (nee Mallett), born 1887, Ipswich.

 

Raymond attended Ipswich School.

Raymond was a member of the 15th Ipswich (School Group) Scouts.

 

Raymond is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.

 

4th July 1941

Aircraft: Bristol Blenheim IV; Serial Number: V6020; Code: OM:W; Based at R.A.F. Great Massingham, Norfolk; Target: Bremen, one of the most heavily defended towns in Germany. The aircraft took-off at 05:10hrs, on a daylight raid without the benefit of clouds for concealment. The aircraft encounted heavy flak and was brought down at Blockland, north of Bremen-Gröpelingen, Germany. Claimed by the Luftwaffe 8th (Motorised) Flak Division.

Crew:

Lawrence Victor Elliott Petley; Wing Commander/Pilot; age 26; R.A.F.

Wilfred Marshall Harris; Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 21; R.A.F.

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/petley-lawrence-victor-elliot.html

 

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Blenheim bomber video

RAYMOND ARTHUR BAILEY

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