Image from the Evening Star – 8th November 1941
Born: 1921, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Died: 13th October 1941; age: 20; aircraft lost over Norway.
Rank: Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Service Number: 751851.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 220 Squadron.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sidney Howard & Louisa Agnes Swain, of Ipswich.
Father: Sidney Howard Swain, born 1892, East Finchley, Middlesex.
Mother: Louisa Agnes Swain (nee Harrison (1st marriage Thompson)), born 1891, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Peter was educated at Northgate School, Ipswich.
13th October 1941
Aircraft: Hudson MkV; serial number: AM636; code: NR-B. The aircraft took-off at 03:30hrs, from Wick, Scotland, on a patrol mission. The AM636 failed to return.
Paul Reuben Smith; Pilot Officer/Navigator/Bomb Aimer; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.
Aubrey John Kenneth Parratt; Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 20; R.A.F.
Anthony James Carey Simpson D.F.C.; Flight Lieutenant/Pilot; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.
Aubrey and Anthony were laid to rest at Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, Norway.
Paul’s body was never found. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan.