Conrad Alfred Stanley Barnett

Navigator, 49 Squadron
Service number 1319045
Died 15 June 1943
Buried Renkum (Oosterbeek) General Cemetery
Age 19

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Conrad was born in 1923 in Paddington, the only child of Alfred and Margery née Krohn of Willesden, London.

He was educated at Kilburn Grammar School and after leaving school he worked in munitions and was a volunteer messenger in the Willesden Civil Defence Service. He became a member of the Home Guard and ATC and joined the RAF aged 17.

His parents were heavily involved in the Willesden Civil Defence Service with Alfred being a post warden and Margery an ambulance driver. Alfred served in WW1 as a Lieutenant in the Suffolk Regiment.

Conrad was the navigator of Lancaster ED432 which took off from RAF Fiskerton on a night operation to Oberhausen. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed near Arnhem.