Request for Information – Raymond Stratton, Wilson crew.

I have been contacted by Simon, who is looking for information on the Wilson crew, who were lost with 2 other crews on the night of 4th November 1943 on a Gardening Op to the Kattegat area of the Baltic Sea. In particular, he is interested in finding out about Sgt Raymond Stratton, who was the Flight Engineer with the crew and the family would dearly love to find a photograph of the crew.

The Wilson crew on that night were;
F/O Norman Clarence Bruce Wilson RNZAF NZ417139 – Pilot.
F/O Tom Lodge RNZAF NZ417284 – Navigator.
F/O Alfred Thomas Dance RNZAF NZ42495 – Air Bomber.
F/Sgt Ronald Charlton RAFVR 644136 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Raymond Walter John Stratton RAFVR 1166593 – Flight Engineer
Sgt. Leonard Charles Gaskins RAFVR 1392668 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/Sgt Arnold Goodrick Fawcett RNZAF (NZ422698 – Rear Gunner

The family would like to mark the anniversary of their loss this year, so, relatively speaking, time is of the essence.

 

3 thoughts on “Request for Information – Raymond Stratton, Wilson crew.

  1. Valerie Morrison

    Just in this mornings local newspaper the this man had died. He was frim 75th Squadron Bomber Unit.RNZAF No 311177219. Just thought you may wish to know aboyt this? Val Morrison(Trevor James Nation’s daughter)

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    1. 75nzsquadron Post author

      Hi Val
      Many thanks for the alert on this airman – I did a search based on the service number you provided but couldn’t find anything in my records – do you recall his name ?

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