Pilot Officer Hubert Wallis  -  61 Squadron  
   

 

Pilot Officer Hubert Wallis - RAFVR

 

 Pilot Officer Hubert Wallis was piloting Lancaster Mk.I HK358 coded QR-TF during an operation to Leipzig on February 19/20, 1944. The aircraft left Conigsby at 0019hrs and encountered severe weather and heavy flak and crashed near Gifhorn, killing five of the seven men aboard, including P/O Hubert Wallis.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

P/O Hubert Wallis

RAFVR

Pilot

Cheltenham, Gloucester

22

Sgt T.F.Preston - POW

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

-

-

F/Sgt L.Tozer - POW

RAFVR

Navigator

-

-

F/Sgt Albert Pardoe

RAFVR

Bomb Aimer

Clydach, Glamorgan

22

F/Sgt Kenneth Sims

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Leigh, Staffs

21

Sgt David Brewer

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Southend on Sea, Essex

18

P/O Eric Bremner

RAAF

Air Gunner

Enoggera, Queensland, Australia

-

 P/O Hubert Wallis RAFVR was the son of Robert and Alice Wallis and younger brother of Francis, William and Robert of Cheltenham, Gloucester.

  F/Sgt Tozer was to be admitted to the local aerodrome hospital for treatment before becoming a pow in CampL6/357.Sgt Preston was to become a pow in Camps L6/L4.Their five crew members rest in the Hanover War Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Bod Harris (nee Wallis, niece), research by Linda Ibrom.