Flight Sergeant Frederick K. Smith  - 35 Squadron  

Flight Sergeant Fredrick K. Smith - RAFVR

 Flight Sergeant Fredrick K. Smith was serving as Rear Gunner Lancaster Mk. III ND-597 coded TL-A during an operation to Berlin March 24/25, 1944. The aircraft took off from Graveley at 1844hrs and was returning to base when it was shot down by a night-fighter, killing five of the seven crewmembers including F/Sgt Smith.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
S/L Richard Fitzgerald (DFC) RAAF  Pilot Namban, W.Australia 22
F/O Cecil Dineen  RAFVR Flight Engineer Bexleyheath, Kent 20
F/O John Savage  RAAF  Navigator Queensland, Australia 27
F/Lt William “Scott” Muego - POW RAFVR Bomb Aimer Glasgow, Scotland 29
W/O Robert Brewington  RAAF  Wop/AG Queensland, Australia 27
F/Sgt Stanley Boulton - POW RAFVR Mid Upper Gunner - -

 Flight Sergeant Frederick Kenneth Smith RAFVR (1433744) aged 30, was the son of Frederick and Mary Smith of Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent. He is buried with his crew in the 1939-45 Berlin War cemetery.

  Photo courtesy of Dougie Muego , research by Linda Ibrom.