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  Sergeant John Waters  
 

Sergeant John "Paddy" Waters - RAFVR

 
Sergeant John "paddy" Waters was serving as Rear Gunner on board Lancaster Mk. III DV-190 coded UM-B2 during an operation to Duisberg on January 1/2, 1944. The aircraft took off from Wickenby shortly at 0016 but crashed at Gardelegen killing all but one of the crew.

The other crewmembers were:

Name Trade Service Age Hometown
Sgt Ernest Berry Pilot RAFVR - -
Sgt Eric Atkinson Flight Engineer RAFVR 19 Mirfield,Yorkshire
Sgt J.B.Edwards - POW Navigator RAFVR - -
Sgt Ronald Doull Bomb Aimer RAFVR 22 Ilford,Essex
Sgt Stanley Henderson Wireless Operator RAFVR 23 Consett,County Durham
Sgt Victor Trayler  Mid Upper Gunner RAFVR - Newport,Monmouthshire

All of the crew are buried on the 1939-45 Berlin War Cemetery.

 
  Photo courtesy of Mrs Olive Perry, research by Linda Ibrom.