Sergeant Albert Simpson -  153 Squadron  
   

Sergeant Albert Simpson - RAFVR

 

 FSergeant Albert Simpson was serving as an Air Gunner on board Lancaster Mk.III PB636 coded P4-D  during an operation to Duisberg January 22/23, 1945. The aircraft left Scampton at 1645hrs and failed to return, the aircraft and crew were lost without a trace.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/L Alan Jones DFC

RAF

Pilot

Stoke Newington,London

26

Sgt Sydney Strettle James

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Wimbledon, Surrey

39

F/Sgt Jack McDonell

RAAF

Navigator

Ormond, Victoria, Australia

20

F/Sgt Charles Cullen

RAFVR

Bomb Aimer

Lincoln

24

W/O John Edwin Bateup

RAAF

W/Op/AG

Gunning, New South Wales

22

Sgt Albert Simpson

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Preston,Lancs.

24

Sgt Reuben Trafford

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Scunthorpe, Lincs.

20

 

 

 Sergeant Albert Simpson was the son of Tom and Agnes Simpson and husband of Elsie Simpson of Preston. Scunthorpe, Lincs.

Albert and his crew have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Photo courtesy of the Simpson family, research by Linda Ibrom