Sgt. Albert Clarke joined the RAF in 1940 as a ground gunner and was stationed just outside London, later he was moved into the RAF regiment and became an instructor stationed at Filey Yorkshire. In 1943 he volunteered and re mustered to air gunner and was stationed at Mepal Cambridgeshire where he flew in a Stirling bomber with 75 New Zealand RAF Squadron. On Saturday the 27th. of August 1943 at 21.30 the Squadron took off too attack Nurnburg. Their aircraft EE955 code AA-D crashed East North East off Wurzburg at Schwarzenauand.All the crew where killed.
The other Crew Members were:
416116 Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Frank Douglas Higham RNZAF Son of Thomas Higham, and of O. E. Higham, of Weymouth, Auckland, New Zealand
R/119568 Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) Martin Bailey RCAF Son of Reuben and Elizabeth Bailey, of Stockton, Manitoba, Canada
984047 Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Robert Renfrew Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Allan Renfrew, of Maybole, Ayrshire
417192 Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Cyril Jack Bridger RNZAF Son of Cyril and Kathleen Blanche Bridger, of Nelson City, New Zealand; grandson of Clara Maud Hoult, of Nelson City.
1437100 Sergeant (Nav.) John Richard Culshaw Son of Reuben and Kate Culshaw, of Embsay, Yorkshire.
1818122 Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Harrold Jennings Son of Henry and Lily Louise Jennings, of Spring Hill, Birmingham.
Is there anyone out there who new him? Bill remembers that when Albert was a ground gunner there where lad's from Northern Ireland stationed with him they came and stayed at his mothers house for a few day's..Bill Clarke, Albert's brother would dearly like to contact anyone who knew. Albert. Bill can be contacted at the e.mail address below
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