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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. W Waring


William Waring was born on 13th November 1914 in Salford, Lancashire, the son of Albert Waring (1875-1935) and Sarah Jane Waring (nee Hickson 1881-1944).

He was employed as a toolsetter when he joined the RAF on 14th July 1938 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for aircrew duties and was sent on a short radar course.

Waring joined 23 Squadron at Collyweston on 15th August 1940 as a radar operator and flew his first operational sortie on 19th August. He was still serving with 23 Squadron in November 1940.

He is next documented as a Sergeant, serving as a Bomb Aimer with 10 Squadron at Melbourne.

He was aboard Halifax BB324 ZA-X of 10 Squadron which was lost off the Dutch coast on 23rd June 1943 while returning from a raid on Mulheim.

Waring is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 168.

Also lost were:

Sgt R. M. Pinkerton
Sgt F. Holmes
Sgt F. T. Nuttall
Sgt J. Conway
Sgt J. F. K. Crowe RCAF
Sgt T. L. MacAskill RCAF



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