Sergeant JOHN HUNTER (photo added)

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Rank Sergeant
Forenames JOHN
Surname HUNTER (photo added)
Initials J
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Saturday, 01 May 1943
Age 22
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 652116
Force Royal Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Air Force
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit, Royal Air Force
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration SIOUVILLE-HAGUE CHURCHYARD
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location South-east side of churchyard
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph NOT ONE OF THEM DEATH DID FEAR. SO LET'S SING THEIR PRAISE BOTH FAR AND NEAR
Family Details SON OF MR. AND MRS. HUGH HUNTER, OF BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND.

Additional Information

18 year old Royal Air Force Sergeant JOHN HUNTER, was one of 8 crew flying in a Handley Page Halifax Mk V, DG408, of 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit, Royal Air Force, flying out of RAF Rufforth on a training mission on the 1st May 1943.

 

5 of the crew are buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY: Sergeant ALLAN JOHN DUNN, Sergeant HENRY HINETTSergeant WILFRED JOHN PELHAM, Sergeant DENNIS WILLIAM SUFFLING and Sergeant ERIC FORD WILLIAMSON; 1 of the crew, Sergeant CLIVE RICHARD LEONARD THORNTON, in BARNEVILLE-CARTERET (BARNEVILLE-SUR-MER) COMMUNAL CEMETERY and 1 of the crew Sergeant DENNIS CHARLES BUTLIN is buried in Saint-Hélier War Cemetery on the Channel Island of Jersey.1

 

 

Sergeant JOHN HUNTER.2

 

Sergeant JOHN HUNTER.

 

 

Memorial to Sergeant JOHN HUNTER
and his brother Edward Hunter who also served in the Royal Air Force
by JOHN HUNTERS nephew Jackie Campbell.

 

 

Siouville-Hague Churchyard, Manche, Normandy, France,
where Sergeant John Hunter now rests.3

 

 

References
1. Research Carl Shilleto, sources: Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Vol:9 Roll of Honour 1939-1947, p.208, by W R Chorley, Midland Publishing. Published 2007; Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 8, Heavy Conversion Units and Miscelleaneous Units, 1939-1947, P.47, by W R CHORLEY, Midland Publishing. Published 2003. Aircrew Remembered website research by Kate Tame, 2013. RAF WWII 38 Group Squadrons Reunited website 2013.
2. All photographs of Sergenat JOHN HUNTER kindly provided by Jackie Campbell, nephew of Sergeant JOHN HUNTER
3. Photographs of headstone and churchyard Carl Shilleto.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Jackie Campbell, nephew of Sergeant JOHN HUNTER
Additional photographs provided by: Jackie Campbell, nephew of Sergeant JOHN HUNTER and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: Jackie Campbell, nephew of Sergeant JOHN HUNTER, Carl Shilleto, Aircrew Remembered website, research by Kate Tame, 2013. RAF WWII 38 Group Squadrons Reunited website, 2013. 

 

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