Sergeant Leslie Annis - 51 Squadron  
   

Sergeant Leslie Annis - RAFVR

 

 Sergeant Leslie Annis was serving as Rear Gunner on board Halifax Mk.BIII LW461 coded MH-Y for an operation to Magdeburg on January 16/17 1945. The aircraft departed from Snaith at 1848hrs but failed to return. Six of the crew, including Sgt Annis lost their lives, they are buried at the Becklingen War Cemetery.
 

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/O Ernest Popplewell

RAFVR

Pilot

Elvington,Yorkshire

24

F/Sgt John Atkinson

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Bridlington, Yorkshire

29

F/Sgt David Johns

RAFVR

Navigator

-

-

P/O Andre Hisette

RCAF

Bomb Aimer

Cornwallis, Nova Scotia

22

F/Sgt Arthur Muddiman

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

-

-

Sgt R Boydell - POW

RCAF

M/Up Gunner

-

-

Sgt Leslie Annis

RAFVR

Rear Gunner

-

20

 

 The last page of Leslie Annis' logbook.

Sergeant Leslie Annis RAFVR was born on the 4th April 1924 and was the son of. Henry and Elsie Annis of 90 Granville Street, Grimsby. He worked at Grimsby Post Office prior to enlisting, where he is remembered on a plaque dedicated to all who worked there who lost their lives. He had 4 sisters and one brother.

The crew's grave at Becklingen.