Vincent Anthony Nono

Vincent Anthony Nono

Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Death 1 May 1943 (aged 33)
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Kleve, Kreis Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Plot 17. B. 10.
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127018 Pilot Officer [Navigator]
Vincent Anthony Nono.
The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
106 Squadron.
Aged 33.

Son of Joseph Nono and Nora Connolly Nono, of O'Connell Street, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Husband of Jean Ramsay Henry Nono.

In the 1911 census of Ireland, the Nono family were living at 41, O'Connell Street, Ennis, Co. Clare.
present were,
Joseph Nono, aged 41, a Tobacconist.
Nora, his wife, aged 34.
They had been married 8 years, 3 children had been born all of whom were alive.
Sarah, daughter, aged 6.
Cecilia, daughter, aged 3.
Vincent, son, aged 11 months.

Vincent Anthony Nono appears to have joined the RAF as an aircraftsman in 1939/40, and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in August 1942.

Vincent Nono was the navigator of a Lancaster bomber, of 106 squadron, which was based at RAF Syerston, near Newark, Nottinghamshire, that took off at 23.55pm on 30 April 1943. The plane crashed near Wulfen, enroute to attack targets at Essen, the principal one being the Krupps steelworks. It is thought that the plane was hit by flak from anti-aircraft guns. No member of the seven man crew survived.
It is believed that Vincent was first buried near Wulfen, but that his remains were subsequently moved to Reichswald Cemetery, near Kleve.

Vincent's war service is recorded at a section of
Vincent Nono

The story of the flight is noted at the following site, The Aircrew Remembrance Society, noted under the name of the pilot Sydney Abel

The crew of the Avro Lancaster Mark 1, ED 451, Code ZN-O, all of whom are buried in Reichswald Cemetery, were
Pilot: Sydney Abel
Flight Engineer: John Gordon Alderson
Pilot/Navigator: Vincent Anthony Nono
Pilot/Air Bomber: Stanley Plaskett
W'less Op/Air Gnr: Charles Malcolm Harrower
Air Gunner: Alfred Lionel Barber
Air Gunner: Douglas Brown



  • Maintained by: John
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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vincent Anthony Nono (29 Apr 1910–1 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56037052, citing Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Kreis Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .