No 489 Squadron Flew From RAF Langham - a Memory of Langham.
A commemorative brass plaque in the church of St Andrew and St Mary, Langham was erected in memory of these men of 489 Torpedo Bomber Squadron RNZAF (and their comrades in other Coastal Command Squadrons) who were killed in action whilst based at Langham
The No 489 Squadron personnel were:
20 April 1944 – Den Helder
152293 Fg. Off. Robert Lawrence WHITE RAFVR
123025 Fg. Off. Brinley Edward STOURTON RAFVR
14 May 1944 - Patrol Listafjord to Okso Light area, Norway
NZ415780 Fg. Off. Ivan. Alfred. PETTITT; RNZAF
151519 Fg. Off. Charles Harris LOWCOCK RAFVR
19 May 1944 - Anti E-boat patrol
NZ417145 Plt Off. James Alan Skirrow WRIGHT, RNZAF.
142554 Fg. Off. William Hugh Iain. CAMERON; RAFVR.
151384 Fg. Off. Laurie Aubrey WRIGHT RAFVR
1579216 Flt Sgt Robert MACQUAKER (sic) RAFVR
5 Jun 1944 - Dual pilot day training
89825 Sqn Ldr Stanley William KELLOW, DFC; RAFVR
NZ414958 Fg. Off. Douglas Launcelot Blackmore CHAPMAN, RNZAF.
Fg. Off. Sydney FREEMAN RAFVR
14 June 1944 - Holland
1395012 Flt. Sgt. Thomas Ramsay CLEGG RAFVR
17 Jun 1944 - Anti E-Boat patrol between Gravelines, France, and Hook, the Netherlands
NZ412005 Sqn Ldr Frederick (Derek) Kingsmill MOYNIHAN, DFC, RNZAF
151624 Fg. Off. Cyrus Ralph POLLARD, RAFVR
30 Jul 1944 - Shipping strike off Southern Norway
NZ413516 Warr. Off William Robert TUCK, RNZAF
NZ425319 Flt Sgt Francis Magnus LARNACH, RNZAF
8 Aug l944 - Wing attack on convoy off Egersund, Norway
NZ417058 Fg. Off. Ronald John Wilson HEY, RNZAF
NZ425977 Flt. Sgt. Gerald Royce CLEMENS, RNZAF
No 151832 Fg. Off. Frederick Ellis SPINK RAFVR
10 August 1944 – near Kiel
171580 Fg. Off. Douglas John FRICKER, RAFVR
141844 Fg. Off. William Robertson WOODCOCK, RAFVR
25 Sep 1944 - Joint anti-shipping strike off Den Helder, Netherlands
NZ421756 Warr. Off. Mervyn John Lyndon PHELAN, RNZAF
For a limited time, a copy of a history of this Squadron is now available to former 489 Squadron personnel, or their next of kin - Further information is avaiable from firstname.lastname@example.org
A memory shared by on May 16th, 2007.
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