Sergeant Charles Scurr - 100 Squadron  
   

Sergeant Charles Scurr  - RAFVR

 

Sergeant Charles Scurr was serving as Flight Engineer on board Lancaster Mk. III PB569 coded HW-Y during an operation to bomb Prosper Benzol Works at Bottrop on February 3/4, 1945. The aircraft took off from Grimsby at 1605hrs but failed to return. Six of the seven men aboard, including Sergeant Scurr, were killed.

 The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/L Robin Ordell DFC

RAAF

Pilot

Vaucluse,N.S.W.

24

Sgt Charles Scurr

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

County Durham

24

P/O Ian Osbourne

RAAF

Navigator

Killara,N.S.W.

20

W/O John Killen

RAAF

Bomb Aimer

Tumut,N.S.W.

24

F/Sgt Keith Reynolds

RAAF

W/Op/AG

Edgecliffe,N.S.W.

21

F/Sgt Raymond McKaskill

RAAF

M/U Gunner

Richmond, Victoria.

19

F/Sgt J. Harper - POW

RAFVR

Rear Gunner

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 Sergeant Charles Scurr was born in 1921 and the son of George Henry and Sarah (Rogan) of Easington Colliery, County Durham. He had three brothers and one sister. Originally buried at Venray on the 16th February, the crew was later re-interred in the Mierlo War cemetery. 

F/Sgt Harper was confined to hospital due to his injuries until liberation.

Photo courtesy of Alan Scurr, research by Linda Ibrom