Sergeant Ronald Hordon - 44 Squadron  

Sergeant Ronald Hordon - RAFVR

 Sergeant Ronald Hordon  was piloting Lancaster Mk.I W4918 coded KM-G on  February 2/3 1943 when it took off from Waddington at 1818hrs for an operation to Koln. The aircraft collided with a 102 Squadron Halifax and came down at 2100 hours at Luyksgestel (Noord Brabant), 20 km SSW of Eindhoven, the entire crew was lost.

 The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
Sgt Ronald Hordon  RAFVR Pilot Wardley, Co.Durham 22
Sgt Ian Traill, MID  RAFVR Flight Engineer Balham, London 32
Sgt Phillip Copp  RAFVR Navigator Kensington, London 20
Sgt Lisle Cox  RAFVR Bomb Aimer - -
Sgt Edward Lawrence RCAF W/Op/AG Toronto, Ontario 21
Sgt Frank Checketts  RAFVR M/U Gunner Pershore, Worcestershire 26
Sgt Edward Harrold  RAFVR Rear Gunner - -


 Sergeant Ronald Hordon RAFVR was aged 22 and the son of John William and Zillah Hordon of Wardley, County Durham. He had a brother and sister. Before enlisting he worked in the office of a quilting factory.

All of the crew rest in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.


Photo courtesy of Sylvia Pigg, research by Linda Ibrom.