EAST DEREHAM ROLL OF HONOUR

1200694 Sergeant

BARBER, ALFRED LIONEL

BARBER, ALFRED LIONEL
Air Gunner
106 Squadron
106 Squadron
Age: 34
Date of Death: 1 May 1943
Son of Alfred Thomas Barber, and of Elizabeth Barber, of East Dereham.

Sgt Alfred Barber was a gunner on Lancaster ED451 of 106 Squadron. The other members of the crew were Sgt Sydney Abel (pilot), Sgt John Alderson (flight engineer), Plt Off Vincent Nono (navigator), Sgt Stanley Plaskett (bomb aimer), Sgt Charles Harrower (wireless operator), and Sgt Douglas Brown (gunner). On the night of 30 April 1943 they took off from RAF Syerston to bomb Essen but the aircraft crashed at Wulfen, a town on the E bank of the River Wient, 7 km NE of Dorsten. All the crew were killed and were buried at Wulfen, but they have been subsequently re-interred in the REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY. Source LOST BOMBERS




Crew of Lancaster ED451

Left to right: Douglas Brown, Rear Gunner..Stanley Plaskett, Bomb Aimer. Vincent Nono, Navigator. John Alderson, Flight Engineer. Sydney Abel, Pilot. Charles Harrower, Wireless Op. Alfred Lionel Barber, Mid-Upper Gunner.


Alfred Barber

Sydney Abel  John Alderson

Vincent Nono  Stanley Plaskett

Charles Harrower  Douglas Brown

Cemetery photographs courtesy of John Leaf.


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