F/Lt Geoffrey Willatt RIP

Discussion in 'Memorials & Cemeteries' started by Kyt, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Obituary: Geoffrey Willatt | From the Guardian | The Guardian

    Lancaster DV182 106Squadron

    Mission to Mannheim 5/6th September 1943

    Took off at 19.50 from Syerston. Shot down by a night-fighter whose opening burst of fire killed the pilot and mortally wounded the Flight Engineer. A fire broke out, after which there was no further communication. Those killed are buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. G/C Hodder was the Station Commander at Syerston; Sgt Taylor was an American from Boise, Idaho serving in the RCAF.

    P/O A A Robertson +
    G/C F S Hodder (P2) +
    Sgt J Cunliffe +
    Sgt F S Green RCAF +
    F/O G Willatt PoW Camp L3 No 2393
    Sgt A E Taylor RCAF +
    Sgt F W Tysall +
    F/O R R Shadbolt DFC +


    Research of WWII B-24 POW Stalag Lufts of WW2
    Click on the link for one of his paintings

  2. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    A talented man. Those watercolours are superb. RIP.
  3. spidge

    spidge Active Member


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