In Memory of

Frederick Alfred BUDDEN

Flight Sergeant
655615
Pilot
139 (Jamaica) Squadron
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Who died on
Thursday 18 February 1943. Age 25

Additional information

Son of Frederick Carles and Mabel Budden, of Saltford, Somerset.

 

 

Frank MORRIS

Sergeant
1245949
Navigator
139 (Jamaica) Squadron
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Who died on
Thursday 18 February 1943. Age 22

Additional information

Son of Francis William and Jane Morris, of Malvern Link, Malvern, Worcestershire. His brother Thomas Victor also died on service.


Cemetery

VENGEONS CHURCHYARD, Manche, France.

No. of Identified Casualties

2

Grave/Memorial Reference

Joint grave.

Locations information

Vengeons is a village and commune 10 kilometres south of Vire. The village is about 1 kilometre west of the main road from Vire to Fougères (N.177). There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, near the north-western corner.

Circumstances

Extract from Mosquito Thunder by Stuart R. Scott:

“Unfortunately, one aircraft from 139 (Jamaica) Squadron in Flight Lieutenant Blessing's section failed to return. Flight Sergeant Frederik Alfred BUDDEN with Sergeant Frank MORRIS in Mosquito IV DZ420, XD-F, crashed north-west of Tours at Vengeons, about 8 km south-south-west of Vire in France. Both airmen lie in Vengeons churchyard. Bill Humphrey conclued: For the price of that aircraft and its crew. Tours, for the time being at any rate, was put out of action as an important railway depot.”

Thanks to Dan.

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