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Sayce Stanley WalterF/S. Sayce Stanley Walter RAFVR, Serv. Nr. 1318013 lost his life on 6 April 1944 on
Lancaster ME685 during a mission with 207 Squadron on the Montaudran factory, Toulouse area.

He was married with Jessie for about one year.

The crew is buried at Toulouse (La Fourguette) Communal Cemetery.
F/S. Bruce, F .T. R. – Mid Upper Gunner - R.A.A.F. - 423780. Age 32
F/S. Sayce, S. W. - Navigator - RAFVR. - 1318013. Age 25
F/S. Read, J. T. - Air Bomber - RAFVR - 1601667. Age 21
W/O. Senior, J. R. - Pilot - RAFVR. - 1057241. Age 23
W/O. Waycott, W. J. - Wireless, Air Gunner - R.A.A.F. - 415706. Age 21
Sgt. Wilson, H. - Air Gunner - RAFVR. - 1852344. Age
Sgt. Woolley, A. F. – Flight Engineer – RAFVR. – 1819373. Age 21.

He became part of 115 Squadron and flew following missions from Witchford,
03/11/'43 – mission Mine laying – area West Frisians
18/11/'43 – target Berlin. Unable to reach target, bombed Bad Freienwalde
22/11/'43 – target Berlin, aircraft was hit by heavy Flak
23/11/'43 – target Berlin
On 18 December 1943, he was promoted to rank of temp/F/Sgt.

17th January 1944, he write a letter from Newport; mentioning he is now based in Suffolk 20 miles from Cambridge.

With thanks to Claire J. R. cousin of F/S. Sayce currently researching the Crew.

Dear Sir,
Please see the announcement about Pilot P/O. Frank Norman PLUM, RAFVR,
a pilot who served with 115 Squadron; and later with 692 Squadron in No 8 Group.

Yours faithfully,
Norman Wells.

Plum Frank Norman, DFC and Bar - 12.03.1923 – 12.02.2009.

On 12th February peacefully at Blackbrook Care Home, Dedham, Norman of Frinton-on-Sea, aged 85 years.
Much loved husband of Audrey, a dear father of Melvin and Beverly and a loving grandad and great grandad.
A Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. Mary's Parish Church, Frinton-on-Sea on Wednesday, 25th February at 12 noon.
Family flowers only please but donations if so desired to RAFA Benevolent Fund c/o P.G. Oxley Ltd., 43/47 High Street,
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8BE, Tel. 01255 675549.

Source: gazette-news.co.uk.

His missions with 115 Squadron.

Following mail was sent by Klaas Visser, from the Netherlands,

Vorige woensdag is er een nabestaande overgekomen met haar man om een bezoek te brengen
aan het graf op de begraafplaats van Winkel. Zij is een achternicht van Donald Larkman, van het 115 Squadron,
k.i.a 17-11-40.
In een korte ceremonie werd door de burgemeester enz. stilgestaan bij deze gebeurtenis.

Met vrgr.
Klaas Visser.

Last Wednesday, a relative came over with her husband to visit the grave at the cemetery of Winkel.
She is a grandniece of Donald Larkman, of the 115 Squadron, k.i.a 17-11-40.
In a short ceremony, the mayor etc. reflected on this event.

Klaas Visser.

Sgt. Larkman Donald - Pilot, and his crew lost their lives 16/17 November 1940 during a mission on Hamburg.

115 Squadron lost 4 Wellington's that night.