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P/O Sydney L Rowe RAAF and crew – 103 Squadron – RAF Elsham Wolds – 1944

Failed to Return – 3/4th May 1944 – Avro Lancaster I – ME673 – Op Mailly-le-Camp

Sydney Rowe and crew were posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds late March / early April 1944 from Heavy Conversion Unit. They were lost on their 7th operation. See below:-

09-Apr-44 – Villeneuve-St-George – Lancaster – ND638 -  P/O SL Rowe RAAF

10-Apr-44 – Aulnoye – Lancaster – ND638 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF - Combat. Successfully evaded

18-Apr-44 – Rouen – Lancaster – JB655 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF

20-Apr-44 – Cologne – Lancaster – JB655 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF

22-Apr-44 – Dusseldorf – Lancaster – JB655 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF

01-May-44 – Lyons – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF

03-May-44 – Mailly-le-Camp – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Fontenay, France.

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103 Squadron Coldicott

P/O Sydney Lawrence Rowe RAAF – Pilot – 28 – 103 Sqn - Son of Harold Vipond Rowe and Ivy Lillian Rowe of Gwalia, Western Australia - Chalons-En-Champagne East Communal Cemetery, France

Sgt Jack Henry Sallis RAFVR – Flight Engineer - 103 Sqn - Chalons-En-Champagne East Communal Cemetery, France

F/S Ernest George Housden RAFVR – Navigator - 23 - 103 Sqn - Son of Ernest George and Ethel Housden of Romford, Essex – Chalons-En-Champage - East Communal Cemetery, France

Sgt Philip Arthur Staniland RAFVR – Air Gunner - 19 - 103 Sqn - Son of George Edward and Florence Staniland of Retford, Nottinghamshire - Chalons-En-Champagne East Communal Cemetery, France

F/S Edward Arthur Metcalfe RAFVR – Air Bomber - 22 - 103 Sqn - Son of Edward Rowland and Mildred Metcalfe of Wilmslow, Cheshire - Chalons-En-Champagne East Communal Cemetery, France

Sgt Kenneth Robert James Warren RAFVR – Wireless Operator - 22 - 103 Sqn - Son of Walter and Kate Warren of Blandford, Dorsetshire - Chalons-En-Champagne East Communal Cemetery, France

Sgt Dennis John Coldicott RAFVR ( pictured above ) – Air Gunner - 21 - 103 Sqn - Son of Leslie Arthur and Alice Elizabeth Coldicott of Harborne, Birmingham - Chalons-En-Champagne East Communal Cemetery, France

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03-May-44 - Mailly-le-Camp

This attack is described the Mailly-Le-Camp Article in the relevant section here.

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Lancaster - ME673

15-Mar-44 – Stuttgart – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

18-Mar-44 – Frankfurt – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

22-Mar-44 – Frankfurt – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

24-Mar-44 – Berlin – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

26-Mar-44 – Essen – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

30-Mar-44 – Nuremberg – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

10-Apr-44 – Aulnoye – Lancaster – ME673 – F/O JW Birchall

11-Apr-44 – Aachen – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

20-Apr-44 – Cologne – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

22-Apr-44 – Dusseldorf – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

23-Apr-44 - Borholm & Pomeranian Bay – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O ET Jones RCAF

01-May-44 – Lyons – Lancaster – ME673 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF

03-May-44 – Mailly-le-Camp - Lancaster – ME673 – P/O SL Rowe RAAF – FTR - Night fighter victim. Crashed at Fontenay, France.

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Item compiled by David Fell with photo courtesy of the Coldicott family

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