Image from 17th April 1945 Evening Star newspaper.
Born: 1923, Ipswich.
Died: 5th January 1945; age: 22; Aircraft crashed during a raid over Hanover.
Residence: 4, Prospect Street, Ipswich.
Employed: as a Clerk for C.W.S Garage, Derby Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Service Number: 1614940.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 77 Squadron.
Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of Doris Louise Overett, of Ipswich.
Father: Alfred Arthur Overett, born August 1900, Brightlingsea, Essex. A Fitter & Turner.
Mother: Doris Louise Overett (nee Runnacles), born October 1901, Swilland, Suffolk.
Alfred attended St. Matthew’s School, and at Northgate School.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
Alfred was living with his parents & siblings at their family home – 4, Prospect Street, Ipswich.
Alfred, a Fitter & Turner – Agricultural Garage & General Engineer.
Doris, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Joyce Overett, born 1925, Ipswich.
William Arthur Overett, born May 1930, Ipswich.
5th/6th January 1945
Aircraft: Halifax III; Serial number: MZ360; Code: KN-A. The Halifax took off from Full Sutton Airfield, East Riding of Yorkshire, at 16.48hrs on Operation: Hanover. The aircraft crashed about 19.25 hrs near the town of Steinhude, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Desmond John Parsons; Flight Sergeant/Air Bomber; R.A.F.V.R.
Kenneth John Albert Bicknell; Flight Sergeant/Navigator; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.
Stanley Stewart Carter; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 26; R.A.F.V.R.
Frederick Meekison; Sergeant/Air Gunner; R.A.F.V.R.
John Moore Pickering; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age: 39; R.A.F.V.R.
P.A. Fitzgerald; Flight Officer – survived crash – PoW.