Personnel Index - Detail

Name
HESKETH
First Names
John
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1306239
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Posting Details
8/43
Posting Out
10/43
Cemetery

 

Flew 7 operations with 49Sqn.

Sgt Hesketh was killed on 10th March 1944 whilst flying with 207Sqn on a raid to Clermont-Ferrand.



He is buried in the Clermond-Ferrand Communal Cemetery, France together with the majority of his 49Sqn crew mates.

S/L D G H Pike (Pilot)
Sgt N C New (Flight Engineer)
F/O A A Boad (Navigator)
P/O E H Moulden (Bomb Aimer)
F/S R A Wheeler (Wireless Operator)
Sgt J Hesketh (Air Gunner)
Sgt A J Little (Air Gunner)
F/L J G Moore (Air Gunner - ex 50Sqn)

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Extract is from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses
 



From L to R:
Sgt New, P/O Moulden, Unknown, S/L Pike, F/O Boad, Unknown, Unknown.

The unknown airmen are likely to be F/S Wheeler, Sgt Hesketh and Sgt Little.