Spitfire P7823 crash at Derrymacash, Co. Armagh
7th January 2019
On 7th January 1942, Supermarine Spitfire P7823 in the capable hands of Pilot Officer Walter Bartholomew McManus crashed at Derrymacash, Co. Armagh.
Joseph Norman Polland
Sergeant Joseph Norman Polland died on 19th December 1943 while taking part in a container dropping training exercise over Henlow Airfield, Bedfordshire.
John Thomas Brown
The RAF suffered heavy losses on the night of 16th-17th December 1943, known as "Black Thursday". Belfast-born John Thomas Brown was one of many losses.
Stanley Nicholson Gray
Flight Lieutenant Stanley Nicholson Gray was one of many men in Bomber Command lost on what became known by the RAF as "Black Thursday", 17th December 1943.
Black Thursday for the Royal Air Force
17th December 2018
The night of 16th-17th December 1943 was known as "Black Thursday" among those of the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command including men from Northern Ireland.
Alfred Mandale Fisher
Born in Belfast, Co. Antrim, the thrillseeking Pilot Officer Alfred Mandale Fisher died on 6th December 1941 after a brief spell in the Royal Air Force.
Robert Trevor Gibson
Sergeant Robert Trevor Gibson of University Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 12th November 1943.
John Moore was a non-commissioned officer in Royal Air Force 115 Squadron. He died in England on a training exercise accident on 11th November 1947.