Thomas Ryan

1920 - 13 April 1942



Sergeant Thomas Ryan was born in 1920, son of Mrs. Johana Ryan.

He was air gunner on a Wellington bomber with 115 Sqn, flying out of Marham, Norfolk.

On 12 April 1942 Sgt. Ryan and his crew took off in Wellington III X3596/B, at 22.57 for a raid on Essen. They were shot down by a night fighter over The Netherlands around 0100, 13 April, and crashed into the IJsselmeer, off the coast near Urk. The whole crew perished.

Sgt Ryan was 22.

115 Sqn RAF

Sergeant Ryan is buried at the Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats in Amsterdam Plot 85. Row D. Grave 14.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See Also:
P/O Ronald William Barlow

Sgt Albert Ernest Holder
Sgt Kenneth John Raiswell
Sgt Thomas John Phillips
Sgt Noel Hensley Blair

Errol W. Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Volplane Press, Christchurch, 1998
115 Sqn Roll of Honour, Don Bruce, 2003

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