Urmston WW2 

George Frederick Haslam

Rank:Sergeant (Flight Eng)Number:2219498
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:75 Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
Died:27/12/1944Age:35
Country of burial:GermanyGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Rheinberg Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Took off at 12.26 hours from RAF Mepal in a Lancaster Mk I, No. NN710 AA-Q
to bomb Rheydt.   They crashed in the target area after being hit by a bomb
(presumably from another British bomber flying above them).  One crew
member survived to become a POW, the remainder were killed.  The other crew
members were:- Pilot - Flying Officer Haddon Shaw Miles RNZAF (aged: 27); 
Navigator - Flying Officer Michael McLoughlin Dowding (aged: 20);  Flying
Officer F.J. Gunn POW;  Flight Sgt. Wireless Operator - Trevor Walter
Coombridge RNZAF (aged: 21);  Air Gunner - Sgt. Edward Left;  Sgt. Dennis
Norman Mepham.  All commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Commemorated on the family gravestone at St. Martin's Churchyard, Ashton on
Mersey and on St. Mary's P.C., Urmston, Memorial.

His wife Pyllis died 06/09/1985, aged: 78 years.     Phyllis's father -
John Marsland died 19/03/1912, aged: 39 years and her mother - Gertrude
Marsland died: 06/12/1958, aged: 87 years.
Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Davyhulme)
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