The Crew of Lancaster ME749



The Crew of Lancaster ME749


The crew of the Lancaster are named with their date of birth and next of kin. The aircraft was missing on the night of 3/4 May 1944.



One typed sheet


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[underlined] Lancaster. 1. ME 749. – Missing 3/4.5.44. – Next of Kin: [/underlined]
P/O. Garnett Thomas Harrison, AUS420749 Pilot D/Birth 7.4.20. C of E. – Father. Mr. L.H. Harrison, 2, Ostrum Street, South Lismore. [inserted] SOUTH LISMORE [/inserted] N.S.W. Australia.
Sgt Jack Marsden 1591984 F/Engineer D/Birth 11.11.24. C of E. – Father. Mr. W. Marsden, 40 Fifth Street, New Crofte, Nr Wakefield, Yorks..
Sgt Eric William John Ashford 1458231 A/Bomber D/Birth. 21.10.22. C of E. – Father. Mr. W. Ashford, 18, Farren Road, Forrest Hill, London. SE23.
Sgt Ralph William Watson AUS418600 NAVigator [sic] D/Birth 12.10.22. C of E. – Father. Mr. H. Watson, Union Bank, Warrack Nabeal, Victoria, Australia.
Sgt Robert Henry Haynes. 1321909. WO/Air. D/Birth. 30.3.21. C of E. – Sister. Mrs S.R. Gething, Rosetree Cottage, Pillowell, Nr Lydney, Gloucester. Brother. Mr. A. Haynes, Woodside, Bream, Nr Lydney, Gloucester.
F/O. Geoffrey Vivian O’Brien AUS422667 MU/Gunner D/Birth. 14.7.22. Meth. – Mr. V. O’Brien, 8, Effingham Street, Mosman, N.S.W. Australia. Fiancee. Miss. Pat Little, “Conway Court”, 4, Blue Street, North Sydney, Australia.
Sgt Henry Pickford. 2209296 Rear Gunner D/Birth. 3.12.24. O.D. – Mother. Mrs. E. Pickford, 47, Shirley Avenue, Marple, Nr Stockport. Cheshire.
Effects have been collected and will be forwarded in due course through Air Ministry.



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