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 To them we owe After a week or so of being fortunate to get back onto our beloved golf courses Ramsey has enjoyed a dawn to dusk procession of mostly single golfers easing themselves back into the groove in just about perfect golf conditions. The system of playing in Ramsey has been adhered to with great success with the knowledge that patience will reward the golfer as playing conditions are reviewed. Friday brought us a time to celebrate and reflect upon Victory in Europe in 1945, a high cost for the democracy and freedom we take as ‘normal’. Of course VE was a time of great celebration but the war years had been unimaginably tough on everyone. Golf Clubs also suffered. Ramsey youth had gone to serve in the war, golf income dwindled and the course was all but closed to help with the agricultural effort. Members gave their time to try and maintain the course but paying the ground rent became nigh on impossible. The question of raising subs to maintain the course was never off the agenda, a familiar story to all I am sure. Following an appeal to the Town to support the club, fund were raised which just about secured the club through the war. In remembering the fallen I am indebted to Robbie Radcliffe, author of the definitive history of Ramsey Golf Club ’Course of Time’. He recounts an interesting story of the 1939 Ramsey Town Cup and its winner Robert Morison Cumming. Robert was the son of Howard and Eileen Cumming from Cookham, Berkshire and a member of the Club on his summer break from University. He was a 19 year old winner of one of the more controversial tournaments in the 119 years history of the Ramsey Town Cup. Nothing untoward about his victory, he won fair and square by three shots with a net 135 for the two rounds. However, during the latter part of the first round and the start of the second, there was a torrential downpour causing a large number of the players to take shelter, delaying the start of the final 18 holes. So bad had the rain been that cancellation was considered. A course inspection by the Professional deemed it playable even though two players had returned to the clubhouse to report the second green was completely underwater! Following close of play the committee, after lengthy deliberations, bravely disqualified two-thirds of the 62 starters for breaching the Rules of Golf over ‘undue delay’. Sadly, Robert did not get to defend his trophy, the competition would not be held again until 1947. Following the outbreak of war Robert Cumming joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Flying Officer Pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, north Lincolnshire on October 28, 1942. His Avro Lancaster Bomber W4339 and crew of six flew a successful sortie over Stuttgart on the 22nd November and over Turin six days later. On the 2nd December 1942 he was fatefully re-united with the Lancaster W4339 for a raid over Frankfurt but things didn’t work out. The 103 Squadron had detailed 14 aircraft for this attack, part of a 112 strong Bomber Command force consisting of 48 Halifax, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings and 15 Wellington aircraft. They left the airfield at 01.27 that night. As far as bombing Frankfurt was concerned the mission was a failure. The pathfinders were unable to sight due to a thick haze covering Frankfurt, consequently most of the bombing was from heights of between 5000ft and 14000ft and the payload fell in country areas south west of the city, probably misdirected by decoy fire sites operating in the area. Approaching their target the group was attacked by Luftwaffe Ju88s and hit by moderate to heavy searchlight directed anti-aircraft flak. The last contact with Robert Cumming was at 05.05 on the 3rd December south east of Astheim. The Lancaster had sustained flak damage and crashed between Trebur and Gross Gerau, Hessen five miles south of Russelheim killing all. Robert was just 21 and the youngest crewman, the Observer, was only 18. Loses that night were three Halifax, one Wellington, one Stirling and Cumming’s Lancaster. Robert of the 103rd Squadron Volunteer Reserve, along with his crew, are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany amongst 2,878 other fallen heroes. To them and others we owe.

 

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 To them we owe After a week or so of being fortunate to get back onto our beloved golf courses Ramsey has enjoyed a dawn to dusk procession of mostly single golfers easing themselves back into the groove in just about perfect golf conditions. The system of playing in Ramsey has been adhered to with great success with the knowledge that patience will reward the golfer as playing conditions are reviewed. Friday brought us a time to celebrate and reflect upon Victory in Europe in 1945, a high cost for the democracy and freedom we take as ‘normal’. Of course VE was a time of great celebration but the war years had been unimaginably tough on everyone. Golf Clubs also suffered. Ramsey youth had gone to serve in the war, golf income dwindled and the course was all but closed to help with the agricultural effort. Members gave their time to try and maintain the course but paying the ground rent became nigh on impossible. The question of raising subs to maintain the course was never off the agenda, a familiar story to all I am sure. Following an appeal to the Town to support the club, fund were raised which just about secured the club through the war. In remembering the fallen I am indebted to Robbie Radcliffe, author of the definitive history of Ramsey Golf Club ’Course of Time’. He recounts an interesting story of the 1939 Ramsey Town Cup and its winner Robert Morison Cumming. Robert was the son of Howard and Eileen Cumming from Cookham, Berkshire and a member of the Club on his summer break from University. He was a 19 year old winner of one of the more controversial tournaments in the 119 years history of the Ramsey Town Cup. Nothing untoward about his victory, he won fair and square by three shots with a net 135 for the two rounds. However, during the latter part of the first round and the start of the second, there was a torrential downpour causing a large number of the players to take shelter, delaying the start of the final 18 holes. So bad had the rain been that cancellation was considered. A course inspection by the Professional deemed it playable even though two players had returned to the clubhouse to report the second green was completely underwater! Following close of play the committee, after lengthy deliberations, bravely disqualified two-thirds of the 62 starters for breaching the Rules of Golf over ‘undue delay’. Sadly, Robert did not get to defend his trophy, the competition would not be held again until 1947. Following the outbreak of war Robert Cumming joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Flying Officer Pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, north Lincolnshire on October 28, 1942. His Avro Lancaster Bomber W4339 and crew of six flew a successful sortie over Stuttgart on the 22nd November and over Turin six days later. On the 2nd December 1942 he was fatefully re-united with the Lancaster W4339 for a raid over Frankfurt but things didn’t work out. The 103 Squadron had detailed 14 aircraft for this attack, part of a 112 strong Bomber Command force consisting of 48 Halifax, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings and 15 Wellington aircraft. They left the airfield at 01.27 that night. As far as bombing Frankfurt was concerned the mission was a failure. The pathfinders were unable to sight due to a thick haze covering Frankfurt, consequently most of the bombing was from heights of between 5000ft and 14000ft and the payload fell in country areas south west of the city, probably misdirected by decoy fire sites operating in the area. Approaching their target the group was attacked by Luftwaffe Ju88s and hit by moderate to heavy searchlight directed anti-aircraft flak. The last contact with Robert Cumming was at 05.05 on the 3rd December south east of Astheim. The Lancaster had sustained flak damage and crashed between Trebur and Gross Gerau, Hessen five miles south of Russelheim killing all. Robert was just 21 and the youngest crewman, the Observer, was only 18. Loses that night were three Halifax, one Wellington, one Stirling and Cumming’s Lancaster. Robert of the 103rd Squadron Volunteer Reserve, along with his crew, are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany amongst 2,878 other fallen heroes. To them and others we owe.
 To them we owe After a week or so of being fortunate to get back onto our beloved golf courses Ramsey has enjoyed a dawn to dusk procession of mostly single golfers easing themselves back into the groove in just about perfect golf conditions. The system of playing in Ramsey has been adhered to with great success with the knowledge that patience will reward the golfer as playing conditions are reviewed. Friday brought us a time to celebrate and reflect upon Victory in Europe in 1945, a high cost for the democracy and freedom we take as ‘normal’. Of course VE was a time of great celebration but the war years had been unimaginably tough on everyone. Golf Clubs also suffered. Ramsey youth had gone to serve in the war, golf income dwindled and the course was all but closed to help with the agricultural effort. Members gave their time to try and maintain the course but paying the ground rent became nigh on impossible. The question of raising subs to maintain the course was never off the agenda, a familiar story to all I am sure. Following an appeal to the Town to support the club, fund were raised which just about secured the club through the war. In remembering the fallen I am indebted to Robbie Radcliffe, author of the definitive history of Ramsey Golf Club ’Course of Time’. He recounts an interesting story of the 1939 Ramsey Town Cup and its winner Robert Morison Cumming. Robert was the son of Howard and Eileen Cumming from Cookham, Berkshire and a member of the Club on his summer break from University. He was a 19 year old winner of one of the more controversial tournaments in the 119 years history of the Ramsey Town Cup. Nothing untoward about his victory, he won fair and square by three shots with a net 135 for the two rounds. However, during the latter part of the first round and the start of the second, there was a torrential downpour causing a large number of the players to take shelter, delaying the start of the final 18 holes. So bad had the rain been that cancellation was considered. A course inspection by the Professional deemed it playable even though two players had returned to the clubhouse to report the second green was completely underwater! Following close of play the committee, after lengthy deliberations, bravely disqualified two-thirds of the 62 starters for breaching the Rules of Golf over ‘undue delay’. Sadly, Robert did not get to defend his trophy, the competition would not be held again until 1947. Following the outbreak of war Robert Cumming joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Flying Officer Pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, north Lincolnshire on October 28, 1942. His Avro Lancaster Bomber W4339 and crew of six flew a successful sortie over Stuttgart on the 22nd November and over Turin six days later. On the 2nd December 1942 he was fatefully re-united with the Lancaster W4339 for a raid over Frankfurt but things didn’t work out. The 103 Squadron had detailed 14 aircraft for this attack, part of a 112 strong Bomber Command force consisting of 48 Halifax, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings and 15 Wellington aircraft. They left the airfield at 01.27 that night. As far as bombing Frankfurt was concerned the mission was a failure. The pathfinders were unable to sight due to a thick haze covering Frankfurt, consequently most of the bombing was from heights of between 5000ft and 14000ft and the payload fell in country areas south west of the city, probably misdirected by decoy fire sites operating in the area. Approaching their target the group was attacked by Luftwaffe Ju88s and hit by moderate to heavy searchlight directed anti-aircraft flak. The last contact with Robert Cumming was at 05.05 on the 3rd December south east of Astheim. The Lancaster had sustained flak damage and crashed between Trebur and Gross Gerau, Hessen five miles south of Russelheim killing all. Robert was just 21 and the youngest crewman, the Observer, was only 18. Loses that night were three Halifax, one Wellington, one Stirling and Cumming’s Lancaster. Robert of the 103rd Squadron Volunteer Reserve, along with his crew, are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany amongst 2,878 other fallen heroes. To them and others we owe.
 To them we owe After a week or so of being fortunate to get back onto our beloved golf courses Ramsey has enjoyed a dawn to dusk procession of mostly single golfers easing themselves back into the groove in just about perfect golf conditions. The system of playing in Ramsey has been adhered to with great success with the knowledge that patience will reward the golfer as playing conditions are reviewed. Friday brought us a time to celebrate and reflect upon Victory in Europe in 1945, a high cost for the democracy and freedom we take as ‘normal’. Of course VE was a time of great celebration but the war years had been unimaginably tough on everyone. Golf Clubs also suffered. Ramsey youth had gone to serve in the war, golf income dwindled and the course was all but closed to help with the agricultural effort. Members gave their time to try and maintain the course but paying the ground rent became nigh on impossible. The question of raising subs to maintain the course was never off the agenda, a familiar story to all I am sure. Following an appeal to the Town to support the club, fund were raised which just about secured the club through the war. In remembering the fallen I am indebted to Robbie Radcliffe, author of the definitive history of Ramsey Golf Club ’Course of Time’. He recounts an interesting story of the 1939 Ramsey Town Cup and its winner Robert Morison Cumming. Robert was the son of Howard and Eileen Cumming from Cookham, Berkshire and a member of the Club on his summer break from University. He was a 19 year old winner of one of the more controversial tournaments in the 119 years history of the Ramsey Town Cup. Nothing untoward about his victory, he won fair and square by three shots with a net 135 for the two rounds. However, during the latter part of the first round and the start of the second, there was a torrential downpour causing a large number of the players to take shelter, delaying the start of the final 18 holes. So bad had the rain been that cancellation was considered. A course inspection by the Professional deemed it playable even though two players had returned to the clubhouse to report the second green was completely underwater! Following close of play the committee, after lengthy deliberations, bravely disqualified two-thirds of the 62 starters for breaching the Rules of Golf over ‘undue delay’. Sadly, Robert did not get to defend his trophy, the competition would not be held again until 1947. Following the outbreak of war Robert Cumming joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Flying Officer Pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, north Lincolnshire on October 28, 1942. His Avro Lancaster Bomber W4339 and crew of six flew a successful sortie over Stuttgart on the 22nd November and over Turin six days later. On the 2nd December 1942 he was fatefully re-united with the Lancaster W4339 for a raid over Frankfurt but things didn’t work out. The 103 Squadron had detailed 14 aircraft for this attack, part of a 112 strong Bomber Command force consisting of 48 Halifax, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings and 15 Wellington aircraft. They left the airfield at 01.27 that night. As far as bombing Frankfurt was concerned the mission was a failure. The pathfinders were unable to sight due to a thick haze covering Frankfurt, consequently most of the bombing was from heights of between 5000ft and 14000ft and the payload fell in country areas south west of the city, probably misdirected by decoy fire sites operating in the area. Approaching their target the group was attacked by Luftwaffe Ju88s and hit by moderate to heavy searchlight directed anti-aircraft flak. The last contact with Robert Cumming was at 05.05 on the 3rd December south east of Astheim. The Lancaster had sustained flak damage and crashed between Trebur and Gross Gerau, Hessen five miles south of Russelheim killing all. Robert was just 21 and the youngest crewman, the Observer, was only 18. Loses that night were three Halifax, one Wellington, one Stirling and Cumming’s Lancaster. Robert of the 103rd Squadron Volunteer Reserve, along with his crew, are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany amongst 2,878 other fallen heroes. To them and others we owe.
 To them we owe After a week or so of being fortunate to get back onto our beloved golf courses Ramsey has enjoyed a dawn to dusk procession of mostly single golfers easing themselves back into the groove in just about perfect golf conditions. The system of playing in Ramsey has been adhered to with great success with the knowledge that patience will reward the golfer as playing conditions are reviewed. Friday brought us a time to celebrate and reflect upon Victory in Europe in 1945, a high cost for the democracy and freedom we take as ‘normal’. Of course VE was a time of great celebration but the war years had been unimaginably tough on everyone. Golf Clubs also suffered. Ramsey youth had gone to serve in the war, golf income dwindled and the course was all but closed to help with the agricultural effort. Members gave their time to try and maintain the course but paying the ground rent became nigh on impossible. The question of raising subs to maintain the course was never off the agenda, a familiar story to all I am sure. Following an appeal to the Town to support the club, fund were raised which just about secured the club through the war. In remembering the fallen I am indebted to Robbie Radcliffe, author of the definitive history of Ramsey Golf Club ’Course of Time’. He recounts an interesting story of the 1939 Ramsey Town Cup and its winner Robert Morison Cumming. Robert was the son of Howard and Eileen Cumming from Cookham, Berkshire and a member of the Club on his summer break from University. He was a 19 year old winner of one of the more controversial tournaments in the 119 years history of the Ramsey Town Cup. Nothing untoward about his victory, he won fair and square by three shots with a net 135 for the two rounds. However, during the latter part of the first round and the start of the second, there was a torrential downpour causing a large number of the players to take shelter, delaying the start of the final 18 holes. So bad had the rain been that cancellation was considered. A course inspection by the Professional deemed it playable even though two players had returned to the clubhouse to report the second green was completely underwater! Following close of play the committee, after lengthy deliberations, bravely disqualified two-thirds of the 62 starters for breaching the Rules of Golf over ‘undue delay’. Sadly, Robert did not get to defend his trophy, the competition would not be held again until 1947. Following the outbreak of war Robert Cumming joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Flying Officer Pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, north Lincolnshire on October 28, 1942. His Avro Lancaster Bomber W4339 and crew of six flew a successful sortie over Stuttgart on the 22nd November and over Turin six days later. On the 2nd December 1942 he was fatefully re-united with the Lancaster W4339 for a raid over Frankfurt but things didn’t work out. The 103 Squadron had detailed 14 aircraft for this attack, part of a 112 strong Bomber Command force consisting of 48 Halifax, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings and 15 Wellington aircraft. They left the airfield at 01.27 that night. As far as bombing Frankfurt was concerned the mission was a failure. The pathfinders were unable to sight due to a thick haze covering Frankfurt, consequently most of the bombing was from heights of between 5000ft and 14000ft and the payload fell in country areas south west of the city, probably misdirected by decoy fire sites operating in the area. Approaching their target the group was attacked by Luftwaffe Ju88s and hit by moderate to heavy searchlight directed anti-aircraft flak. The last contact with Robert Cumming was at 05.05 on the 3rd December south east of Astheim. The Lancaster had sustained flak damage and crashed between Trebur and Gross Gerau, Hessen five miles south of Russelheim killing all. Robert was just 21 and the youngest crewman, the Observer, was only 18. Loses that night were three Halifax, one Wellington, one Stirling and Cumming’s Lancaster. Robert of the 103rd Squadron Volunteer Reserve, along with his crew, are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany amongst 2,878 other fallen heroes. To them and others we owe.
 To them we owe After a week or so of being fortunate to get back onto our beloved golf courses Ramsey has enjoyed a dawn to dusk procession of mostly single golfers easing themselves back into the groove in just about perfect golf conditions. The system of playing in Ramsey has been adhered to with great success with the knowledge that patience will reward the golfer as playing conditions are reviewed. Friday brought us a time to celebrate and reflect upon Victory in Europe in 1945, a high cost for the democracy and freedom we take as ‘normal’. Of course VE was a time of great celebration but the war years had been unimaginably tough on everyone. Golf Clubs also suffered. Ramsey youth had gone to serve in the war, golf income dwindled and the course was all but closed to help with the agricultural effort. Members gave their time to try and maintain the course but paying the ground rent became nigh on impossible. The question of raising subs to maintain the course was never off the agenda, a familiar story to all I am sure. Following an appeal to the Town to support the club, fund were raised which just about secured the club through the war. In remembering the fallen I am indebted to Robbie Radcliffe, author of the definitive history of Ramsey Golf Club ’Course of Time’. He recounts an interesting story of the 1939 Ramsey Town Cup and its winner Robert Morison Cumming. Robert was the son of Howard and Eileen Cumming from Cookham, Berkshire and a member of the Club on his summer break from University. He was a 19 year old winner of one of the more controversial tournaments in the 119 years history of the Ramsey Town Cup. Nothing untoward about his victory, he won fair and square by three shots with a net 135 for the two rounds. However, during the latter part of the first round and the start of the second, there was a torrential downpour causing a large number of the players to take shelter, delaying the start of the final 18 holes. So bad had the rain been that cancellation was considered. A course inspection by the Professional deemed it playable even though two players had returned to the clubhouse to report the second green was completely underwater! Following close of play the committee, after lengthy deliberations, bravely disqualified two-thirds of the 62 starters for breaching the Rules of Golf over ‘undue delay’. Sadly, Robert did not get to defend his trophy, the competition would not be held again until 1947. Following the outbreak of war Robert Cumming joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Flying Officer Pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, north Lincolnshire on October 28, 1942. His Avro Lancaster Bomber W4339 and crew of six flew a successful sortie over Stuttgart on the 22nd November and over Turin six days later. On the 2nd December 1942 he was fatefully re-united with the Lancaster W4339 for a raid over Frankfurt but things didn’t work out. The 103 Squadron had detailed 14 aircraft for this attack, part of a 112 strong Bomber Command force consisting of 48 Halifax, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings and 15 Wellington aircraft. They left the airfield at 01.27 that night. As far as bombing Frankfurt was concerned the mission was a failure. The pathfinders were unable to sight due to a thick haze covering Frankfurt, consequently most of the bombing was from heights of between 5000ft and 14000ft and the payload fell in country areas south west of the city, probably misdirected by decoy fire sites operating in the area. Approaching their target the group was attacked by Luftwaffe Ju88s and hit by moderate to heavy searchlight directed anti-aircraft flak. The last contact with Robert Cumming was at 05.05 on the 3rd December south east of Astheim. The Lancaster had sustained flak damage and crashed between Trebur and Gross Gerau, Hessen five miles south of Russelheim killing all. Robert was just 21 and the youngest crewman, the Observer, was only 18. Loses that night were three Halifax, one Wellington, one Stirling and Cumming’s Lancaster. Robert of the 103rd Squadron Volunteer Reserve, along with his crew, are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany amongst 2,878 other fallen heroes. To them and others we owe.
 To them we owe After a week or so of being fortunate to get back onto our beloved golf courses Ramsey has enjoyed a dawn to dusk procession of mostly single golfers easing themselves back into the groove in just about perfect golf conditions. The system of playing in Ramsey has been adhered to with great success with the knowledge that patience will reward the golfer as playing conditions are reviewed. Friday brought us a time to celebrate and reflect upon Victory in Europe in 1945, a high cost for the democracy and freedom we take as ‘normal’. Of course VE was a time of great celebration but the war years had been unimaginably tough on everyone. Golf Clubs also suffered. Ramsey youth had gone to serve in the war, golf income dwindled and the course was all but closed to help with the agricultural effort. Members gave their time to try and maintain the course but paying the ground rent became nigh on impossible. The question of raising subs to maintain the course was never off the agenda, a familiar story to all I am sure. Following an appeal to the Town to support the club, fund were raised which just about secured the club through the war. In remembering the fallen I am indebted to Robbie Radcliffe, author of the definitive history of Ramsey Golf Club ’Course of Time’. He recounts an interesting story of the 1939 Ramsey Town Cup and its winner Robert Morison Cumming. Robert was the son of Howard and Eileen Cumming from Cookham, Berkshire and a member of the Club on his summer break from University. He was a 19 year old winner of one of the more controversial tournaments in the 119 years history of the Ramsey Town Cup. Nothing untoward about his victory, he won fair and square by three shots with a net 135 for the two rounds. However, during the latter part of the first round and the start of the second, there was a torrential downpour causing a large number of the players to take shelter, delaying the start of the final 18 holes. So bad had the rain been that cancellation was considered. A course inspection by the Professional deemed it playable even though two players had returned to the clubhouse to report the second green was completely underwater! Following close of play the committee, after lengthy deliberations, bravely disqualified two-thirds of the 62 starters for breaching the Rules of Golf over ‘undue delay’. Sadly, Robert did not get to defend his trophy, the competition would not be held again until 1947. Following the outbreak of war Robert Cumming joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Flying Officer Pilot. He was posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, north Lincolnshire on October 28, 1942. His Avro Lancaster Bomber W4339 and crew of six flew a successful sortie over Stuttgart on the 22nd November and over Turin six days later. On the 2nd December 1942 he was fatefully re-united with the Lancaster W4339 for a raid over Frankfurt but things didn’t work out. The 103 Squadron had detailed 14 aircraft for this attack, part of a 112 strong Bomber Command force consisting of 48 Halifax, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings and 15 Wellington aircraft. They left the airfield at 01.27 that night. As far as bombing Frankfurt was concerned the mission was a failure. The pathfinders were unable to sight due to a thick haze covering Frankfurt, consequently most of the bombing was from heights of between 5000ft and 14000ft and the payload fell in country areas south west of the city, probably misdirected by decoy fire sites operating in the area. Approaching their target the group was attacked by Luftwaffe Ju88s and hit by moderate to heavy searchlight directed anti-aircraft flak. The last contact with Robert Cumming was at 05.05 on the 3rd December south east of Astheim. The Lancaster had sustained flak damage and crashed between Trebur and Gross Gerau, Hessen five miles south of Russelheim killing all. Robert was just 21 and the youngest crewman, the Observer, was only 18. Loses that night were three Halifax, one Wellington, one Stirling and Cumming’s Lancaster. Robert of the 103rd Squadron Volunteer Reserve, along with his crew, are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany amongst 2,878 other fallen heroes. To them and others we owe.