Flying Officer Graydon Raymond HOWE

Service No: 423743
Born: Marrickville NSW, 26 November 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 42 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Station Hampstead Norris
Died: Air Operations: (No. 42 Operational Training Unit Albermarle aircraft V1745), France, 6 June 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: St Sylvan Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percy Edgar and Fanny Pearl Howe; husband of Judith Rothwyn Howe, of Burwood, New South Wales. Australia
Roll of Honour: Burwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Five Dock War Memorial, Five Dock NSW
Remembered: Honour Roll of Old Newingtonians, Stanmore NSW

At 0229 hours on the morning 6 June 1944. Albermarle V1745 took off at from Hampstead Norris detailed to carry out operation “Tonga”. The aircraft crashed in the village of St Sylvain, south west of St Valery-en-Caux, France and all on board the aircraft were killed.

The crew members of V1745 were:

Sergeant Ernest Leonard Belcher (1611070) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Bernard Percy Cane (1601469) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Alan Albert Clark (904519) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner / Despatcher)
Flying Officer Graydon Raymond Howe (423743) (Pilot)
Sergeant Stanley Neale (1581137) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner / Despatcher)
Sergeant Henry Edward Pearson (1868478) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Clifford Scargill (1681158) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 166/18/369
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line