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Ronald David Payne
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 21, 1944

1391069, Flight Sergeant Ronald David Payne.
Air Bomber, 190 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died age 21
Dunmow Essex


Son of Daniel William and Florence Victoria Payne; husband of Kathleen Phyllis Payne, of Crookham, Hampshire.

Also Comrade to Flying Officer Ernest Douglas Woods.

They made the ultimate sacrifice together following air operations on November 21st 1944 Dunmow Essex. The pilot and crew were aboard the LK276 Stirling and released the glider P-F573 Horsa. The glider landed safely,the Stirling crashed after hitting some willow trees and collided with some power high tension power cables. The aircraft then skidded along a bank and exploded at Puildings Farm. The board of enquiry blamed the pilot for failing to monitor his altimeter. The complete crew were killed in the crash. Investigations indicated the Stirling was being pursued by a Luftwaffe night fighter which shot the Stirling down. People on the base at the time also confirmed this.


William Walter Brain D'arcy
James Ian Reid
James Ian Kidgell
Hugh Holt
Reginald Matthew Dauncey

 
 
Inscription:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
 
Note: Many thanks to the Air crew rememberance society and Kelvin Youngs for giving permission to use their Images. http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com
 
Burial:
Hither Green Cemetery
Lewisham
London Borough of Lewisham
Greater London, England
Plot: Sec. G.G. Grave 388.
 
Created by: Stephen Farnell
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99151925
Ronald David Payne
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- Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
 Added: Sep. 20, 2015
Angel Day blessings,
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Nov. 21, 2014
For Flight Sergeant Ronald David PAYNE, with gratitude.
- SJ Hearn
 Added: Nov. 23, 2014
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