Sergeant William Patrick Clyde (1798065) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two. Born on 13th October 1924, he was the son of William Clyde and Frances Maud Clyde (née Boyle) of Bushmills, Co. Antrim.
He died on 6th November 1944 aged 20 years old. He was an Air Gunner with RAF 106 Squadron on Avro Lancaster LL953 ZN-O. The plane came down on a raid over Gravenhorst, Germany. It was likely shot down by Hauptmann Modrow of 1/NJG1 at 1924hrs.
Remembering the crew of Lancaster LL953
|Last Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Role||Information|
|Armstrong||Robert Lionel||Sergeant||Flight Engineer||RAFVR 1674487. Killed aged 22 years old.|
|Clyde||William Patrick||Sergeant||Air Gunner||RAFVR 1798065. Killed aged 20 years old.|
|Croll||James Macgregor||Sergeant||Air Gunner||RAFVR 1825824. Killed aged 21 years old.|
|Hardy||Walter||Flight Sergeant||Navigator||RAFVR 1323620. Killed aged 23 years old.|
|Hilder||Sydney Napier||Flight Sergeant||RAFVR 1520932. Killed aged 22 years old.|
|McIntyre||William Meikle||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||RAFVR 1785330. Killed.|
|Neale||Conrad Denis||Flying Officer||Pilot||RAFVR 182745. Killed aged 24 years old.|
William Patrick Clyde’s grave is in Section 23, Row F, Collective Grave 5-8 of Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.