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Wooff, J. W., Sgt., 1942
In Sage War Cemetery, Germany, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1379151 Sergeant James William Wooff, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 07/06/1942.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:
Sgt. Wooff was killed when Vickers Wellington 1c HF918 of 156 Sqn was lost on a mission to Emden. The cause and site of the crash have not been identified, but the Wellington’s crew of five all lost their lives.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1942; W.R. Chorley; 1994; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 89 X, page 112

John Jones has contributed the following:
6/7 June 1942 Vickers Wellington HF918.
Claimed by Fw Hans Berschwinger 4./NJG2 - Moorburg 5km North of Westerstede: 5,300m at 01:05. (Reference Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 - Dr Theo D W Boiten).
All the crew now rest in Sage War Cemetery Germany.

Also among the crew was Sgt. Leslie James Hunter

James William Wooff is remembered in Durham on D47.052 and in Bishop Auckland on B140.01


The CWGC entry for Sergeant Wooff

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk