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.
Collective Grave 20. A.I.6.
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.
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.