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DURHAM CITY

Ross, J., F/Off., 1945
In Reichswald Forest War Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 15154224 Flying Officer (Air Bomber) John Ross, serving with the 929 Balloon Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 03/02/1945.

Son of Thomas and L. Maria Ross; husband of Ella Maud Isabella Florence Ross, of Durham.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:
Flying Officer Ross was killed when Avro Lancaster II HK688 AP-W of 186 Squadron was lost on a mission to Dortmund. The Lancaster crashed near Castrop, with the loss of al seven crew members.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1945; W.R. Chorley; 1998; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 92 X, page 67

Also lost aboard HK688 were Sgt. H. Stainthorpe and Sgt. G.E. Lowndes

John Ross is remembered in Durham on D47.025, D47.045 page 30 and D47.054


The CWGC entry for Flying Officer Ross

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