Sgt. Stanley
  Sergeant Jack Olliffe - 434 Squadron  
 

 

Sgt. Jack Olliffe - RAFVR

 

Sgt. Jack Olliffe was serving as Wireless Operator/Air gunner on board Halifax Mk.V LK649 coded WL-X during an operation to Berlin on January 28/29, 1944. The aircraft departed Croft at 2359hrs but failed to return, all of the crew rest in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown  Age
F/Sgt Russell Stanley  RCAF Pilot Toronto, Ontario 21
Sgt Stanley Groucott  RAFVR Flight Engineer Brocton, Staffs. 21
F/O Richard Crompton  RCAF Navigator - -
Sgt Donald Rose  RCAF Bomb Aimer - -
Sgt Jack Olliffe  RAFVR W/Op/AG Hemel Hempstead, Herts. 22
Sgt David Silverman  RAFVR M/U Gunner Brixton, London 19
Sgt Joseph Leduc  RCAF Rear Gunner  Cornwall, Ontario -

 

Jack Olliffe 2nd from right

 Sergeant Jack Charles William Olliffe RAFVR was born on 11th November 1922 at Pullen Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire .He was the son of Amy Sophia and Ernest Olliffe. Ernest worked as a carpenter and his mother in a paper factory. He had two brothers Leonard Harold and Dennis.

 

Jack's grave.

Photos courtesy of Amanda Freeman, research by Linda Ibrom)