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David John Allaway

Servicenumber : 1812756
Rank : Flight Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
Regiment : Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit : 196 Squadron
Date of Death : 21-09-1944
Age : 21
Grave : Plot 4. Row A. Grave 6.
David John Allaway was a son of William Allaway and Amy Allaway-Franklin of Homerton, London. 
On 21 september 1944 Allaway was the flight engineer of Stirling LJ-843. The Stirling took off at Keevil airbase for a resupply mission at Arnhem. According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Stirling LJ-843 was shot down by Flak and crashed north of Oranje Nassau's Oord at Wageningen. The crew and air despatchers were buried at the 'Onder de Bomen' cemetery in Renkum. Allaway was later reburied at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.
The crew of LJ-843: David Allaway (flight engineer), Robert Cowan (wireless operator), Donald Grant (air gunner), Charles Green (pilot), Leonard Marsh (air bomber), Richard Phillips (navigator), Stanley Armand (despatcher) and John Harris (despatcher). .
Picture: 23-09-2012
 
Sources: Website CWGC and Roll of Honour

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