RAF 166 Squadron

Crew Photographs - Missing or Lost

Wellington Mk X  AS-M  HE346

W/O. Charles Alfred Mattress & Crew

Lost 26th June 1943

Tasking - GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany

Charles Alfred Mattress

W/O Charles Alfred Mattress

RAAF  402531 - Pilot
Norman Ronald Perry

Sgt Norman Ronald Perry

RAF  1383146 - Wireless Operator
Thomas Ball

Sgt Thomas Ball

RAF  1620011 - Rear Gunner

all photographs courtesy the Ball Family
John Peter Priestley

Sgt John Peter Priestley

RAF  1517817 - Air Bomber
Other crew member

Sgt. Alfred Mortimer  RAF  1499905 - Navigator

no know photograph
Mattress Crew memorial

Memorial marking the final resting place

of the crew of Wellington HE346 which crashed near Holwerd, Netherlands
Missions »     Notes:
22 Jun 1943 HE544  AS-K Minelaying W/O Mattress 2nd Pilot with W/Cdr Barclay and crew
24 Jun 1943 HE346  AS-M Wuppertal  
26 Jun 1943 " Gelsenkirchen missing nothing heard after take-off