Flight Sergeant  Frederick Thorington - 156 Squadron  
   

F/Sgt Frederick Thorington  - RAFVR

 

F/Sgt Frederick Thorington was serving as Flight Engineer on board Lancaster MK.III JB-703 coded GT-X for an operation to Berlin on January 2/3, 1944. The aircraft departed from Warboys at 0033hrs but was lost to enemy action, one of ten pathfinder aircraft to be lost that night. Frederick Thorington and his crew are buried at the 1939-45 Berlin War Cemetary.

The rest of the crew were:

 

Name Service Age Hometown
S/L Ronald Stewart -DFC RAFVR 23 Thorrington, Essex
F/S Raymond Hudson RAFVR 20 Seaton Burn , Northumberland
F/L Mervyn Fletcher - DFC RAAF 32 Munginidi, New South Wales
P/O Christopher Handley - DFC RAFVR 22 Lancashire
F/S Dennis Mills - DFM RAFVR - -
F/L Cyril Horner - DFC RAFVR -

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Photos courtesy of Frank Webster, research by Linda Ibrom.