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  Sergeant Arthur Stroud - 35 Squadron  
 

Sergeant Arthur Henry Stroud - RAFVR

 
Sergeant Arthur Stroud was serving as an Air Gunner on board Halifax Mk. I L9560 coded TL-F during an operation to Berlin on September 2, 1941. The aircraft departed Linton-on-Ouse at 2010hrs and some time later transmitted a signal to indicate that the aircraft was on track and about to cross the enemy coast. The aircraft failed to return, five of the seven men aboard were killed, including Sgt Arthur Stroud.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

P/O Douglas Fraser

RAFVR

Pilot

Hythe,Kent

19

Sgt R.L.B.Beare - POW

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

-

-

Sgt Norman Willingham

RAFVR

Navigator

Ipsden,Oxfordshire

27

P/O John Cushion

RAFVR

Bomb Aimer

Andover, Hampshire

21

Sgt Denis Slater

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Allenton, Derby

20

Sgt Arthur Stroud

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Chadwell Heath, Essex

22

Sgt E.Wilkinson - POW

RAFVR

Air Gunner

-

-

 

 Sergeant Arthur Henry Stroud RAFVR was the son of Benjamin and Alice Maud Stroud of Chadwell Heath, Essex.He was known as "Gus" to his firends and family. 

The five crew who lost their lives rest in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

Sergeant Beare became a pow in Camps 8B/L6/L4 (no 9569) and Sergeant Wilkinson in camps 8B/L3/L6/357 (no 9597).

 

 
  Photo courtesy of Pat Baker, family information courtesy of martin Harper,  research by Linda Ibrom.