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 (? – november 13, 1943) 2Lt. James L. Ryan jr. ? – 13 november 1943 Data from servicerecord: Servicenumber: O-801091 Age: Born: Hometown: Los Angeles California Family: James L. Ryan (Father) and Mrs. Iris Ryan (Wife) Hollywood, California Rank: Second Lieutenant Function: Navigator Regiment: Battalion: Division – Transport: […]

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 […]

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 Johnston enlisted with the Air Corps on 14 April 1942 at Cleveland, Ohio. He attended 4 years of high school and was […]

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 […]