Ford, V W

  • Name on memorial: Ford, V W
  • Memorial panel: Centre
  • Full name: William Vernon Ford
  • Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
  • Service details: 1211751 103 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Age at death: 31
  • Date of death: 31/03/1944
  • Birth place: unknown
  • Parents: Herbert William and Daisy Lavinia Ford, of Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Mother's maiden name: Gamblin
  • Parents' marriage details: Cardiff Sep-21
  • Wife: unknown
  • Wife's maiden name: unknown
  • Marriage details: unknown
  • Additional information:
    When lost this aircraft was on its first operation and had a total of 11 hours. ME721 was one of two 103 Sqdn Lancaster lost on this operation. See: JB736 Airborne 2221 30Mar44 from Elsham Wolds. Shot down by a night- fighter outbound, and crashed 1,800 metres SE of H_nfeld. All are buried in Hannover War Cemetery. P/O R.R.J.Tate KIA Sgt R.J.MacDonald KIA F/S A.c.Belyea RCAF KIA Sgt E.McCully KIA Sgt W.V.Ford KIA Sgt J.Norgrove KIA Sgt P.J.Lynch KIA.

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