Flt Sgt William Edward Boutcher

Given name: 
William Edward
Last name: 
Boutcher
Gender: 
M
Service number: 
424956
Rank: 
Flt Sgt
Unit: 
50 Squadron RAF
Service: 
RAAF
Conflicts: 
World War 2
Fate: 
KIA
Veteran Notes/Bio

Target - Leuna (Synthetic Oil Plant)

14-15th January 1945. Avro Lancaster LM234/VN-K.

Took off from RAF Skellingthorpe at 15:55. Hit by flak and crashed near Riechmannsdorf, in the heart of the Forst Riechmannsdorf, 14 km SW from Saalfeld. Those who died are buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. (Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1945 by W R Chorley)

Crew

Fg Off A H Nicol RAAF (Killed On Active Service)

Sgt D F Kirby RAF (Killed On Active Service)

Fg Off A M Young RAF (Killed On Active Service)

Flt Sgt W E Boutcher RAAF (Killed On Active Service)

Flt Sgt H L Wilson RAAF (Killed On Active Service)

Sgt L P Duffy RAF (PoW)

Sgt W S McClelland RAF (PoW)