WALTER PHILLING WARD

Born: 1921, Ipswich.

Died: 28th August 1943; age: 22.

 

Rank: Flight Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 1335502.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 76 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

II.G.18.

Durnbach War Cemetery,

Bayern,

Germany.

 

Mother: (nee Stroud).

 

Walter attended Ipswich School.

 

In 1943, Ipswich, Walter married Eileen E.A. Dallaston, born 1921, Ipswich.

 

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

 

27th/28th August 1943

Aircraft: Handley Page Halifax; Serial Number: DK269; Code: MP-J. Took off at 20:46hrs from Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire on a bombing mission to Nuremberg, Germany. Crashed at Fetzelhofen – all the crew killed.

Crew:

John Edward Hipwell Morton; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.

Peter Carling; Flight Officer/Air Bomber; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

John Edward Cameron; Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 21; R.C.A.F.

George Reginald Elks; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

Edward Hyett; Flight Officer/Air Gunner; age 26; R.A.F.V.R.

Gerald Pearson; Flight Sergeant/Navigator; age 25; R.A.F.V.R.

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