ND804

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

 

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 09/04/44 Attack against Villeneuve St. George AA-K S/L Climie 03:50
2 24/04/44 Karlsruhe AA-K P/O Wainwright 05:35
3 26/04/44 Essen AA-K P/O Wainwright 04:00
4 19/05/44 Le Mans AA-K P/O Willis 04:50
5 21/05/44 Duisberg AA-K P/O Willis Missing
Total Op hours 18:15

 

21/05/1944 – Attack Against Duisburg
Twenty five aircraft took off to attack Duisburg, of which twenty one attacked the primary target. Three returned early with various technical failures and one failed to return (Captain NZ421803 P/O. W. Willis). Another aircraft (Captain AUS413157 P/O. A. Humphreys) was attacked by an enemy fighter and the navigator 1438903 F/Sgt. Hill, A. was injured, the aircraft also being damaged.

Lancaster Mk.III ND804 AA-K

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/S Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:05 – Landed –
Flight Time – Missing

ND804 was lost without trace. All crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
Lost without trace age 33.
Son of Thomas Riddiford Willis and Mary Knox Willis, of Greatford, Rangitikei, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 263.

F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
Lost without trace age 24.
Son of Russell Eric and Winifred Elizabeth Brown, of Morningside, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 263.

F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Lost without trace age 35.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 264.

F/S Stanley Albert Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator.
Lost without trace age 23.
Son of Albert John Hancock, and of Ellen Florence Hancock, of Wimbledon, Surrey.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 218.

Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Lost without trace age 20.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 237.

F/S Allister Archibald Fergusson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Lost without trace age 22.
Son of Hugh Archibald and Olive Muriel Fergusson, of Titoki, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 264.

P/O William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF 89732 – Rear Gunner.
Lost without trace age 21.
Son of John and Edith Reid, of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 252.