Remembering Sargent Sidney Harvey, RAF
2021 - 405 Squadron's 80th Anniversary
Sgt Sidney Harvey was on the first 405 Squadron aircraft that crashed killing all on-board in the Second World War.
"Cologne and Dusseldorf were the main targets on the night of 16/17 June 1941 and it was the former, that 405 Squadron contingent operated, in company with a hundred other aircraft of four types. The raid was disappointing, scattering a few bombs across the city and Sgt MacGregor and his crew were last heard transmitting on w/t at 0303, four hours after take-off. W5522 never arrived back, and presumably crashed into the sea on the way home, taking its crew to an unknown grave." from the 405 Squadron WW ll Profile by Chris Ward.
Special thanks to Diane Roberts, the niece of Sgt Harvey, for providing his photo.