Ernest Emmanuel Baron

Navigator, 101 Squadron
Service number 658353
Died 27 January 1944
Buried Hanover War Cemetery, Germany
Age unknown

Headstone Inscription
‘HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE FREE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD’


Husband of Joyce née Hall of Coulsdon, Surrey. Joyce remarried in 1945 to Frank Manton. Further details of his family are unknown to date.

Ernest was the navigator on Lancaster DV231 which took off from RAF Ludford Magna on a night operation to Berlin to carry out ABC duties. The aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Heinz Misch of the 7./NJG 2 (based at Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands), who was flying a Ju 88 C-6; and by heavy Flak of the 1.-5. & 7./schwere Flak-Abteilung 280 (o). The aircraft crashed between the villages of Hollenstedt and Northeim.