Image from the Evening Star – 9th August 1943.

Born: 1923, Ipswich.

Died: 28th July 1943; age: 21; Killed on a mission to Hamburg.

Residence: 36, Orford Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant/Air Bomber; Service Number: 1336423.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 50 Squadron.


Grave Reference:

Collective Grave 20. A.I.6.

Becklingen War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred Elliott Page & Edith Rachael Page, of Ipswich.


Father: Alfred Elliott Page, born January 1892, Ipswich. A Goods Receiver – Corset & Silk Manufacturer.

Mother: Edith Rachael Page (nee Goodwin), born December 1897, Leiston, Suffolk.


28th July 1943


Aircraft – Lancaster I; Serial number: R5687; Code: VN-D. Donald and his fellow crew members were on their second operation, on a mission to Hamburg. The aircraft was shot down by flak over Bremerhaven, Germany. All the crew were killed.

Fellow crew:

Nigel Paul Ivan Castells; Flight Sergeant/Pilot; age 19; R.A.F.V.R.

James Donaldson; Sergeant/Navigator; age 32; R.A.F.V.R.

Robert Benjamin Lyon Kent; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 28; R.A.F.V.R.

Graeme James Kynnersley; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.

Orton Minor; Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 21; R.C.A.F.

Robert Malcolm Shepley; Sergeant; age 25; R.A.F.

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