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Anti Glamour Boys

Wedding 1942

 

 
Sergeant Ernest Edward Alexander AMBRIDGE
 

Serial Number: 64600
RAF Trade: Air Gunner
Date of Enlistment: Not Known
Rank Achieved: Sergeant
Operational Sorties: ? Ops with 35 Squadron
and 4 Ops with 156 Squadron.

Date of Birth: September 1920


Personal Details:
Ernest was born at 54 Grafton Terrace, St Pancras in London. His father was Augustus George Ambridge and mother Florence Elizabeth Ambridge (nee Hudson).
 

Sgt Ambridge married Vera Burns in Streatham, London, in October 1942.


According to the 156 Squadron Operations Record Book (ORB) Sgt Ambridge was posted in from 35 Squadron  on 17/06/1943, just over a month and four missions later he was lost.

His final mission, to Essen, on the 25/7/1943 took off from Warboys at 22:21. Badly shot about over the target by a night fighter, and then attacked for a second time by Maj. Werner Streib, I./NJG1crashing 01:40 roughly 1 km S of Nistelrode (Noord Brabant), 6 km SSE of Oss, Holland. Those who died are buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery. Their average age was 21. (details from Chorley's Bomber Command Losses)

There was only one survivor from the crash,  P/O K. Weaver who ended up in Stalag Luft L3, Sagan and Belaria.

A close examination of his headstone will reveal the correction of his age from 21 to 22. This was undertaken by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission after this error was proven to them by Diana Gluth.

 

The  details and photographs on this page were supplied by Diana Gluth,
 Moss Vale, NSW, Australia. Sgt Ambridge was her mothers first husband.