Flight Lieutenant John Colclough BARLOW

Service No: 405992
Born: Melbourne VIC, 10 June 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1941 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 106 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Metheringham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 106 Squadron Lancaster aircraft PD214), off the German Coast, 6 October 1944, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Barlow; husband of Edna Ema Barlow, of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1745 hours on the night of 6 October 1944 Lancaster PD214 took off from Metheringham detailed to bomb Bremen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was believed that the aircraft crashed into the sea. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of PD214 were:

Flight Lieutenant John Colclough Barlow (405992) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Pascoe Barton (1894713) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant James Anthony Fell (1472950) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Gordon Stuart Grogan (1320894) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant George Bowering Kirby (1333680) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Ronald James Paul (1593431) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Pilot Officer Clyde James Service (J/88887) (RCAF) (Air Bomber)
Flight Lieutenant Douglas Stewart (50448) (RAF) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/731

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