RAF Sawbridgeworth Roll of Honour

When the memorial at former RAF Sawbridgeworth was built in 2006, it included a propeller blade from a crashed Mustang containing the names of air and ground crew who died while flying from or working at the airfield. Subsequent research has found that we omitted several names and may have included some that are incorrect.

It is our intention to repaint the blade at some time in the future with a revised Roll of Honour.

Research is ongoing; below is a revised list –

1941 

AC1 K Burrage 30-5-41 (2 Sqn) 

AC1 L K B Lax 22-10-41 (2 Sqn) 

1942

P/O G L Gosnell 9-5-42 (2 Sqn)

LAC J Dodds 30-6-42 (2 Sqn)

F/O G P D Young 30-6-42 (2 Sqn)

P/O B E Hawes 28-7-42 (2 Sqn)

P/O D B Williams 29-10-42 (2 Sqn)

P/O G M Cunningham RNZAF 29-11-42 (2 Sqn)

Sgt J J Smith 29-12-42 (2 Sqn)

1943

F/O N J Miller 26-5-43 (2 Sqn)

F/O D Hirst 26-5-43 (2 Sqn)

F/O J B McLeod  26-5-43 (2 Sqn)

F/O R W F Carter 3-6-43 (2 Sqn)

F/O W R Butt  5-7-43 (2 Sqn)

F/O H W Munro RCAF  24-11-43 (170 Sqn)

1944

Flt Lt W Wilson 7-3-44 (268 Sqn)

F/O E W W Feldon 7-3-44 (268 Sqn)

Flt Lt D A Bourne  17-3- 44 (268 Sqn)

Cpl H C Collier  29-11-44 (211 MU)

The following airmen were not based at RAF Sawbridgeworth but were killed on or near airfield:

2nd Lt F J Smolinsky USAAF 3-4-43 (335 FS 4 FG)

 

2nd Lt Frank J Smolinsky 

Sgt L Morsehead RAAF 3-6-43 (124 Sqn)