Herbert Percy Davis

Memorial: Charfield - Wotton Road

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Medals: 1939–45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Wireless Operator/Air Gunner/Warrant Officer 626837

Parents: Herbert Joseph and Emily Rhoda Davis

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Charfield Lived: Middlewich Cheshire

Pre-war occupation: Not known

Date of birth: 1918

Date of death: 17/12/1943

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried St James churchyard Charfield

Age: 25

Further information:

Herbert married Joan Mabel Davis.

Herbert was stationed at RAF Ludford Magna Lincolnshire, 101 Squadron, Bomber Command and on the night of his death his Lancaster Bomber LM389 was taking part in a bombing raid on Berlin. It was the first and last mission for this crew. The plane returned from Berlin but was unable to land owing to very poor visibility due to fog at ground level. Herbert’s plane was diverted to Yorkshire where it crashed just outside the village of Eastrington. He died along with 5 other members of the crew including the 20-year old pilot. It was the worst night of the war for air accidents with 30 bombers crashing on return killing 131 aircrew.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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Forces War Records