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  Sergeant John Weir - 576 Squadron  
 

Sergeant John Morrison Weir - RAFVR

 
 Sergeant John Weir was serving as Bomb Aimer on board Lancaster Mk.III PB625 coded UL-V2 during an operation to Stuttgart on July 24/25, 1944. The aircraft departed Elsham Wolds at 2108hrs but failed to return. Six of the seven men aboard were able to abandon the aircraft after leaving the target area and either evaded capture or became POWs. The pilot, F/O Sarvis of the United States Army Air Force, was killed when the aircraft crashed near Liesville (France).

 The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

F/O R.J. Sarvis

USAAF

Pilot

Sgt A. Balfour - EVD

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Sgt R.T Gordon - POW

RCAF

Navigator

Sgt John Weir - EVD

RAFVR

Bomb Aimer

Sgt J. Coates - POW

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Sgt E. Reed - POW

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Sgt T.A. Clark

RCAF

Air Gunner

 F/O R.J. Sarvis is buried in the US Military Cemetery in Normandy, the wreckage of the Lancaster was not found until 1989.

 
  Photos courtesy of Simon Weir.