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Squadron Leader Anthony Douglas SAUNDERS DFC, MID
 

Serial Number: 111991
RAF Trade: Pilot
Date of Enlistment: Not Known
Operational Sorties: ? Ops with 75 Squadron, ? Ops with 7 Squadron
and 5 Ops with 156 Squadron. (Total Ops 49)

Date of Birth: Not Known

Awards: Mention in Despatches 2/6/1943, Distinguished Flying Cross 18/4/1944.


Personal Details:
Son of Douglas Ernest and Daisy Gabrielle Josephine Saunders; husband of Joan Elizabeth Saunders, of Forest Gate, Essex.
 

According to the 156 Squadron Operations Record Book (ORB), S/L Saunders was posted in from 7 Squadron  on 5/1/1944, he had previously served with 75 RNZAF Squadron

His final mission, to Leipzig, on the 19/2/1944 took off from Warboys at 23:51 and fell victim to a night fighter, coming down at 03:10 about 1km S of Zasenbeck which is roughly midway along the main road leading from Wittengen to Brome. This very experienced PFF crew, whose pilot had completed at least 48 operational sorties, are buried in Hannover War Cemetery. F/L Sterns RCAF was a BSc graduate from McGill University in Montreal. (details from Chorley's Bomber Command Losses)

 

The  photographs on this page were supplied by  David Saunders from New Zealand.