Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Sgt. Richard Henry Gresham

House and time at Malvern: 5, 1925 - 1929.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 28 September 1942 aged 30 in . Missing, presumed killed in action.
Battle: Bomber Command. Cemetery: Alamein Memorial Column 249.

Son of Henry Herbert Russell Gresham and of Gladys Elizabeth Gresham (nee Smethurst), c/o Falkland Islands Co., 61 Gracechurch St. Nephew of Irene Dunnett, of Boscombe, Bournemouth, Hampshire.
House Prefect. Swimming Team.

148 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Vickers Wellington bombers.

Missing as a result of air operations in Tobruk Harbour.

He was the 2nd Pilot in Wellington HD 947 with P/O S.C Pearson as the 1st Pilot, Sgt A.H. Threfall as the Navigator, F/Sgt D.D. Miller as the WO/AG, F/Sgt D.A. Miller as the F/Gnr and Sgt R.M.G. Banbury as the R/Gnr.
The aircraft set off at 22.35 for operations on Tobruk but failed to return.

Squadron operations, June 1942: AIR 27_994_37
Detailed operations: AIR 27_994_38