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The crew members lost with EE138 comprised 2 South Australian school friends, a Victorian, a New South Welshman and 4 Englishmen. All 8 crewmen are remembered at the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Crew member Jowett's mother, Mrs Lee, attended the unveiling in 1953 and took photos of the site.

The above photo of Runnymede and crew panel photos courtesy Mrs A Storm, March 2009

Requiem for an Airman

My brief sweet life is over,
My eyes no longer see
No summer walks,
No Christmas trees
No pretty girls for me.
I’ve got the chop; I’ve had it.
My nightly ops are done.
Yet in another hundred years
I’ll still be twenty one.
                                                - Ralph Wilson Gilbert, Mid-Upper Gunner

 

Carl Richard Kelaher 267504
Squadron Leader, Royal Australian Air Force
Aged 30 of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sidney Milton Forrester, 2nd Pilot   416558
Flying Officer, Royal Australian Air Force
Aged 22 of Highgate, South Australia, Australia

Ewin Garth Carthew, Navigator  407963
Warrant Officer, Royal Australian Air Force
Aged 21 of Rendelsham, South Australia, Australia

Cyril Augustine Walsh, Bomb Aimer  401605
Warrant Officer, Royal Australian Air Force
Aged 30 of South Purrumbete, Victoria, Australia

Herbert Freeman Jowett, Engineer  1685619
Sergeant, Royal Air Force
Aged 20 of Burnley, Lancashire, England

John Creswell Combes, Wireless Operator  1388894
Sergeant, Royal Air Force
Aged 23 of Bosham, Sussex, England

Ernest Albert Cecil Thirkettle, Mid Upper Gunner  1217817
Sergeant, Royal Air Force
Aged 22 of West Dulwich, London, England

Arthur Rolfe, Rear Gunner 1681963
Sergeant, Royal Air Force
Aged 39 of Yeadon Nr. Leeds, Yorkshire, England

   
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