158 Squadron Association

"Strength in Unity"

Personnel Detail

SurnameFURNISS
Forename(s)JOHN WILLIAM
Service Number1575389
Rank
ServiceRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
TradeAir Gunner
FateKilled in action
Awards with 158 Squadron
Awards with another Squadron
Posted In1942-09-17
From Squadron158 CF
Comments

Sgt Furniss was shot down and killed on the 11th of December 1942.



Extract from W R Chorley's Bomber Command Losses 





In 1945, before the end of the war, the grave came to the attention of RAF Officers who were in the area. A wreath was laid on the grave and the whole village attended the ceremony.
Note that, at the time of the initial burial in December 1942, the only names identified were Pilot Officers Collyer and Watson.



In 1945, before the end of the war, the grave came to the attention of RAF Officers who were in the area. A wreath was laid on the grave and the whole village attended the ceremony.
Note that, at the time of the initial burial in December 1942, the only names identified were Pilot Officers Collier and Watson.





The memorial at the crashsite.





A plaque unveiled on the wall of the village town hall on the occasion of the 50th anniversary.

Images courtesy of John Ramskill

Crew Colleagues

1575389 - FURNISS, JOHN WILLIAM