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Walton, William George Evans

Date of death:
September 9th, 1944
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves General Cemetery Den Burg
Plot: K. Row: 7. Grave: 161.
Service number:
516954 (NCO)/52211 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

William Walton was the Gunner on board Sterling IV LK200. Other crew members were Pilot, F/Lt. G.M. Rothwell, Fl/Engineer F/Sgt R.W. Willmott, Navigator F/O R.A. McKitpatrick, WT/Op F/O J. Hulme, Bomb Aimer F/O T.R. Court and Despatcher F/O C.D. Shaw.
Also on board were the Dutch agents Tobias Biallosterski and (WT/Op) Pieter de Vos.and 12 containers and 4 parcels.
After at first encountering bad weather, the agents and containers were dropped succesfully.
The crew of the Stirling was less fortunate. En route home, which lead them crossing the waters in between the islands of Texel and Vlieland, the aircraft probably caught the steel cable of a drifting barrage balloon and crashed.
Court, Hulme and Walton died. The others were imprisoned.

? Sergeant
? Flight Sergeant
10 March, 1943: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
? Flying Officer

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 138 (Special Duties) Squadron, RAF Special Duties Service, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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