A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- E Dandy -


Gerald Edward Dandy, Son of Albert Gerald and Muriel Miller Dandy, of Walton, Liverpool.
Service details

Sergeant 2210620 Gerald Edward Dandy (Flight Engineer), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Sandown War Memorial

Date of Death :Died 2nd March 1945 aged 21
Where buried or commemorated :Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery Sec 8 CE Grave 142
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.III ND572 DX-F of 57 Sqn
Pilot :F/O R J Anscomb CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt G E Dandy CWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Sgt D Whitefoot CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Flt Sgt C J Waters CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt C W Watts CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt F D Leahy CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt E Davis CWGC record ...

All the crew were killed on a training exercise when in collison with a Lancaster [1] from 207 Sqn while on night fighter affiliation. The crash occurred at 01.18 hrs at Fen Farm, Ruskington, Lincolnshire.

Sgt Dandy had lived at Sandown, Isle of Wight.

All the crew's bodies were returned for burial to their families.


[1] The other Aircraft was : Avro Lancaster Mk.III ME473 EM-H of 207 sqn, captained by Flt Lt Edward Lawson RAAF

For more details see 207 Sqn website

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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