Stretford WW2 

William James Wolstenholme

Rank:Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gnr)Number:1057688
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:226 Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Lost Overseas
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Flying with 226 Sqn they took off at 1346 hrs from R.A.F. Tangmere in a
Blenheim Mk.IV, No. Z7494 MQ-Z for a bombing operation against a tanker
reported at Le Havre.  They were shot down by Me 109s in the target area.  
 Total losses 3 crew.

This was a particularly bad day for Blenheims of No. 2 Group - from a total
of 24 aircraft despatched, 7 were lost and not one member of any of the
crews survived.

Commemorated on he family gravestone in Sale Cemetery - K.691, which states
that he went missing at Le Havre, France.   His father died on the 22nd
June 1952, aged: 64 and his mother died on the 14th February 1978, aged:
Memorials found on:
Stretford Grammar School
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