HAYMAN, Frederick William

Lancaster W4273 took off from RAF Breighton at 1815 hours on the night of 22/23rd November 1942 to bomb Stuttgart, Germany. The bomb load was 2 x 1000 lb (pound) (450 kg) and 90 x 4 lb (2 kg) incendiaries. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Nine aircraft from the squadron took part in the mission and one W4273 failed to return. This was the first Lancaster from 460 Squadron to be reported missing on operations. It was later established that there were no fatalities in the missing aircraft and three of the crew members had evaded capture and retuned safely to the UK and the other four had been taken Prisoners of War. The crew members of W4273 were: Warrant Officer Clifton Edward Austin (408617) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 December 1945 Pilot Officer Graham Royston Berry (407281) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 13 February 1946 Pilot Officer David Taylor Galt DFC (400976) (Pilot) Evaded capture, Killed on Air Operations: 13 August 1943 Pilot Officer Frederick Gordon Given (404624) (Navigator) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 27 September 1945 Sergeant T H Hanstock (640500) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer) Evaded capture Pilot Officer Frederick William Hayman (401036) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 16 November 1945 Sergeant J C Shuttleworth (R/78135) (RCAF) (Bomb Aimer) Evaded capture

Last Name
HAYMAN
Given Names
Frederick William
Service Number
401036
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Kill Date or Discharge Date
16/11/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

Lancaster W4273 took off from RAF Breighton at 1815 hours on the night of 22/23rd November 1942 to bomb Stuttgart, Germany. The bomb load was 2 x 1000 lb (pound) (450 kg) and 90 x 4 lb (2 kg) incendiaries. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Nine aircraft from the squadron took part in the mission and one W4273 failed to return. This was the first Lancaster from 460 Squadron to be reported missing on operations. It was later established that there were no fatalities in the missing aircraft and three of the crew members had evaded capture and retuned safely to the UK and the other four had been taken Prisoners of War. The crew members of W4273 were: Warrant Officer Clifton Edward Austin (408617) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 20 December 1945 Pilot Officer Graham Royston Berry (407281) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 13 February 1946 Pilot Officer David Taylor Galt DFC (400976) (Pilot) Evaded capture, Killed on Air Operations: 13 August 1943 Pilot Officer Frederick Gordon Given (404624) (Navigator) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 27 September 1945 Sergeant T H Hanstock (640500) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer) Evaded capture Pilot Officer Frederick William Hayman (401036) (Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 16 November 1945 Sergeant J C Shuttleworth (R/78135) (RCAF) (Bomb Aimer) Evaded capture

Acknowledgements

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