Category: QR Tiles – victims

The QR tiles of the digital monument, regarding information about all 87 victims.

87 – Jack D. Green age 21 (QR24 EN)

87 – Jack D. Green age 21 (December 27, 1924 – March 17, 1945) Jack lived in Australia, where he took a pilot training course at the age of 18.   After taking his pilot’s certificate he decided to go to Europe in order to fight the German oppressors. After the long voyage by sea to […]

85 – Robert H. Hanney age 19 (QR34 EN)

85 – Robert H. Hanney 19 jaar (December 3, 1924 – September 18, 1944) Flying Officer Hanney was born in Bristol. His father was Charles Percival Hanney and his mother Dora Grace Hanney.  His father had fought as a soldier in France during World War I and returned to England in 1918. In 1945, after […]

83 – Douglas Dawson age 19 (QR29 EN)

83 – Douglas Dawson 19 jaar (1925 – September 16, 1944) QR29 f,AF Pilot Officer Douglas Dawson was the 19 year old son of druggist, Thomas Jarnes Sawson {born 1894}, whose famity were of lrish descent, and his wife lsabelt Caroltine Forbes {born 1901} of Canadian Scottish ancestry, and lived at Cookstown, Ontario. Douglas had […]

81 – Wilfrid G. Scanlan age 21 (QR32 EN)

81 – Wilfrid G. Scanlan 21 jaar (April 23, 1923 – September 16, 1944) Wilfrid George Scanlan, levensbeschrijving door Bob Scanlan Wilfrid was born on April 23, 1923, the fourth of ten children of John and Ethel Scanlan, in a farmhouse near the village of Westport ON. He was preceded by a sister, Mary Frances, […]

80 – Arnold N. Johnston age 28 (QR30 EN)

80 – Arnold N. Johnston age 28 (May 16, 1916 – September 16, 1944) Alex was descended from John Johnston {born Antrim, lreland in 1776} who at the age of 18, a weaver by trade, ioined the British 64th Regíment of Foot. We know John was still a soldier in 1800 and was probably with […]

79 – Peter L. Dooley age 19 (QR33 EN)

79 – Peter L. Dooley age 19 (1925 – September 16, 1944) Peter was the son of Albert Dooley and Frances (Frankie) McKieman. They married at Willesden, Middlesex, in 1916. Peter’s father, born in 1888, came from a family working in the diamond industry. His grandfather and grandmother had 11 children. Grandfather Dooley was a […]

78 – Peter W. Bickford age 24 (QR25 EN)

78 – Peter W. Bickford age 24 (July 16, 1920 – September 16, 1944) By RON PAGLIA (Ron Paglia is a resident of Charleroi, Pennsylvania in the United States. He has worked in newspaper- and pr- professions, and as a freelance writer, for 60 years). Missing 16/17/Sept. 1944. That brief but somber line was the […]

75 – David S. Thomas age 19 (QR26 EN)

75 – David S. Thomas 19 jaar (November 7, 1924 – September 16, 1944) David Selwyn Thomas was the son of John Llewellyn Thomas and Sarah Bowen of Tŷ Rheola, Gendros.  He was born at Bryn y Babell, Cwmdu, on 7 November 1924 and was known as Selwyn. Selwyn Thomas was educated at Gendros School […]

71 – Paul W. Tooley age 20 (QR27 EN)

71 – Paul W. Tooley 20 jaar (December 25, 1923 – September 16, 1944) Paul was born at Woodthorpe, Nottingham, England. His father was a wholesale dealer in potatoes and vegetables. As a young boy Paul went to a boarding school in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. He was a popular and talented student as well as pianist […]

70 – James L. Ryan age 22 (QR1053 EN)

70 – James L. Ryan age 22 (July 3, 1921 – November 13, 1943) 2Lt. James L. Ryan jr. July 3, 1921 – November 13, 1943 2Lt. J. L. Ryan Jr. was the son of James L. Ryan. After his primary school he followed a technical training in 1932 and after this training went to […]

69 – Donald E. Savage age 22 (QR31 EN)

69 – Donald E. Savage 22 jaar (30 juni 1921 – 11 november 1943) Donald Earl Savage was born on June 30, 1921 in Phillips, Maine, USA, as the 2nd child and only son of Homer and Lena Savage. Ultimately, the Savage family would have 4 children. The family had a garage business on Route […]

68 – J.D. Petrus age 27 (QR1052 EN)

68 – John D. Petrus age 27 (December 30, 1915 – November 11, 1943) Sgt. J. D. Petrus. December 30, 1915 – November 11, 1943 John D. Petrus was born in Slatington on December 30, 1915. His parents were John Lawrence Petrus and Sarah Margaret Mclaughlan. His wife was Enid Elizabeth Beahm, born in Ohio, […]

67 – Raymond W. Hicklin age 29 (QR1051 EN)

67 – Raymond W. Hicklin age 29 (May 13, 1914 –  November 11, 1943) S/sgt. Raymond Wilbur Hicklin May 13, 1914 – November 11, 1943 Raymond W. Hicklin was born in Cordel Washita County, Oklahoma. His father was Henry F. Hicklin and his mother Anna F. Hicklin. He also had two brothers, Howard D. and […]

66 – Herman A. Jeschke age 26 (QR1050 EN)

66 – Herman A. Jeschke 26 jaar (June 22, 1917 – November 11, 1943) S/sgt. Herman A. Jeschke. June 22, 1917 – November 11, 1943 Herman Adam Jeschke was born in Pennsylvania. His father was Max Jeschke and his mother was called Christina. He also had two brothers, Christian and William H. and two sisters, […]

65 – Robert W. Combs age 21 (QR1049 EN)

65 – Robert W. Combs age 21 (November 23, 1921 – November 11, 1943) 2Lt. Robert Walker Combs November 23, 1921 – November 11, 1943 Robert Walker Combs was born in Locus Grove, Henry County in the state of Georgia. His father was Woodfin G. Combs and his mother Ruth E. Walker. He also had […]

64 – John F. Wolf age 25 (QR1048 EN)

64 – John F. Wolf age 25 (March 4, 1918 – November 11, 1943) 2Lt. John Frederick Wolf March 4, 1918 – November 11, 1943 John Frederick Wolf was born in Boston, Suffolk County in the state of Massachusetts. His father was Gustave Wolf and his mother Alice A. Kepple – Wolf. He also had […]

63 – Robert B. O’Hara age 23 (QR1047 EN)

63 – Robert B. O’Hara age 23 (March 11, 1920 – November 11, 1943) 2Lt. Robert Bernard O’Hara March 11, 1920 – November 11, 1943 Robert Bernhard O’Hara was born in Pennsylvania. His father was John B. O’Hara and his mother Virginia L. Lazeby. In 1932 he left primary school and attended the high school […]

62 – Richard E. Woodyatt age 27 (QR1046 EN)

62 – Richard E. Woodyatt age 27 (April 26, 1916 – November 5, 1943) Sgt. Richard Elwood Woodyatt April 26, 1916 – Bovember 5, 1943 Sgt. Richard Elwood Woodyatt was born in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. His father was George T. Woodyatt and his mother Ruth C. Woodyatt. He also had five sisters Marrie E., […]

61 – Armand R. Richard age 20 (QR1045 EN)

61 – Armand R. Richard age 20 (August 6, 1923 – November 5, 1943) Sgt. Armand R. Richard. August 6, 1923 – November 5, 1943 Armand R. Richard was born in Providenge in Rode Island. His father was James K. (died April 7, 1939) and his mother’s name was Lillian. He also had a brother […]

60 – Julius F. Greer age 33 (QR1044 EN)

60 – Julius F. Greer 33 jaar (1910 – 5 november 1943) Sgt. Julius Franklin Greer 6 april 1910 – 5 november 1943 Sgt. Julius F. Greer was born in Jasper County, Georgia. His father was Julius F. Greer and his mother Bessie M. White-Greer. He also had a sister Herrietta Greer. In 1922 he […]

59 – Robert G. True age 22 (QR1043 EN)

59 – Robert G. True age 22 (February 13, 1921 – November 5, 1943) Sgt. Robert George True February 13, 1921 – November 5, 1943 Sgt. Robert George True was born in Ogden, Monroe County in the state New York. His father was Morris L. True and his mother Marquerite True. He also had two […]

58 – Roy W. East age 22 (QR1042 EN)

58 – Roy W. East age 22 (November 3, 1921 – November 5, 1943) Sgt. Roy Weldon East November 3, 1921 – November 5, 1943 Roy W. East was born in Cadwell, Kentucky. His father was Henry F. East and his mother Susie M. Walder-East. He also had a brother R. C. East and a […]

57 – William J. Johnston 23 jaar (QR1041 EN)

57 – William J. Johnston 23 jaar (3 april 1920 – 5 november 1943) 1Lt. William J. Johnston 3 april 1920 – 5 november 1943 First Lieutenant , “Billy” William J. Johnston. William J. Johnston was born in Mohoning, Ohio, which is also where he lived. His father was Frank H. Johnston and his mother […]

56 – Walter C. Carr age 22 (QR1040 EN)

56 – Walter C. Carr age 22 (August 22, 1921 – November 5, 1943) 2Lt. Walter Curtis Carr August 22, 1921 – November 5, 1943 Walter C. Carr was born in Pennsylvania. His father was Herman J. Carr and his mother Margaret Lehman-Carr. He had three sisters: Doris J., Patricia and Lois R. Carr. In […]

35 – Helge Sognnæs age 22 (QR86 EN)

35 – Helge Sognnæs age 22 (September 27, 1920 – June 22 1943) On Wednesday 19 August 1942, more than six thousand allied soldiers, mostly Canadians, stormed ashore at the seaside resort of Dieppe in German-occupied France. The purpose of the raid was to gather intelligence and to destroy important infrastructure. The same morning the […]

14 – Ernest Bainbridge age 28 (QR202 EN)

14 – Ernest Bainbridge age 28 (July 13, 1913 – August 12, 1941) Ernest Bainbridge was born in Shilton, County Durham 13 July 1913 as the second son of Anthony Bainbridge and his wife Jane Bainbridge née Kipling. The family moved house quite often as a result of Anthony’s work with the railroad. Ernest, who […]

13 – Hugh M. Clark age 24 (QR201 EN)

13 – Hugh M. Clark 24 jaar (September 2, 1916 – August 12, 1941) Hugh Maxwell Clark was born 2 September 1916 in Hong Kong as the second child of Douglas and Dorothy Clark. Hugh moved to the UK with his mother, older brother and younger sister around 1921. Hugh was educated at Tonbridge School […]

12 – Graham C. Rolland age 18 (QR211 EN)

12 – Graham C. Rolland age 18 (August 13, 1922 – August 12, 1941) Graham Cooper Rolland was born in Bolton Lancashire 19 August 1922 as the son of a Scotsman, Dr. William Rolland and his wife Phyllis Rolland née Houghton. Graham went to school in Scotland, at Loretto in Musselburgh, near to Edinburgh. He […]

06 – Leo J.W. Blommesteyn age 27 (QR1004 EN)

06 – Leo J.W. Blommesteyn age 27 (March 21, 1913 – May 10, 1940) 1Lt./wnr Leo Blommesteyn, born on March 31, 1913, grew up with an aunt in The Hague because of a seriously ill mother. He volunteered with the Air Force. He was drawn for service. He followed his flight training at Soesterberg. He […]

02 – Frans Stoovelaar age 23 (QR28 EN)

02 – Frans Stoovelaar age 23 (December 30, 1916 – May 10, 1940) Lieutenant-flight observer Stoovelaar flew as observer and commander in the Fokker T-V numbered 854 on a mission of 3 T-V’s, escorted by Fokker D-XXI fighters, towards Waalhaven Airport (Rotterdam) which was going to be bombed. Immediately after dropping their bombs the 3 […]

01 – Robert W.H. Echlin age 36 (QR1001 EN)

01 – Robert W.H. Echlin age 36 (1904 – May 10, 1940) On May 10, 1940, a Bristol Blenheim of the Royal Air Force crashed in Piershil. With a deafening bang, the plane landed in a potato field on the Oud-Piershilse road. Private Bram Douw was quickly on the scene and tried to free the […]