Sealy, Albert Edward

Personal Information

Rank F/S
Forename(s) Albert Edward
Surname Sealy
Gender M
Age 20
Date of Death 28-01-1944
Next of Kin Son of Leonard Henry John Sealy and Mabel Sealy (née Hogarth), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Short Stirling III
Serial Number EF505
Markings EX-R

Memorial Information

Burial/Memorial Country Denmark
Burial/Memorial Place Kirkeby Cemetery
Grave Reference Coll. grave 911-913.

IBCC Memorial Information

Phase 2
Panel Number 239

Enlistment Information

Service Number R/170739
Service Royal Canadian Air Force
Group 3
Squadron 199
Trade Air Bomber
Country of Origin Canada

Other Memorials

Location Adjacent to former Technical Site, North Creake, Norfolk
Country United Kingdom
Memorial Type Sculpture, Inscribed Metal Panels & Info Boards
Memorial Text A memorial to those who served at RAF North Creake
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Miscellaneous Information

Albert was born at Toronto, Ontario on 18 April 1923. Both parents were born in England and his father was a painter/decorator who was born in Bridgewater, Somerset and his mother in Barrow-in-Furness. He had two older brothers, Jack and Harold, both serving overseas. Jack was in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, Harold with 420 Squadron, Bomber Command. He attended Danforth Public school 1929-1936 and East York Collegiate, 1936-1941. Albert’s sport interests were hockey, baseball, swimming, cricket and basketball. He worked as a clerk, firstly for J. R. Timmins and Co 1941-1942 and then for Chartered Trust Co. between February and April 1942. He enlisted on 12 June 1942.
After training he was posted to the U.K. embarking from Halifax on 27 May 1943. He arrived at 3PRC on 5 June 1943 and then went to 4 AOS 15 June, 26 OTU 13 July 1943, 1657 CU 30 September 1943,and 199 Squadron 26 November 1943. Albert sadly lost his life on 28 January 1944, one year less one day after his brother R/93087 F/Sgt. Harold Hogarth Sealy -

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Last Operation Information

Start Date 28-01-1944
End Date 29-01-1944
Takeoff Station Lakenheath
Day/Night Raid Night (16% moon)
Operation Mining over Kiel Bay
Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed between Romo and the Danish mainland.

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IBCC is delighted to introduce a unique facility to link the Losses Database to the relevant RAF Casualty Pack on the National Archives website. This project is the result of on-going collaboration between IBCC, the MOD Records Office and National Archives, Kew. This document describes what Casualty Packs are, when they were created, the process of making them available to the public and then goes on to describe the process by which you can view the contents of the packs. Casualty Packs (CPs) were created by the RAF whenever there was serious injury or loss of life associated with operational activity within the RAF. This includes operational flying losses, enemy action due to air raids, road accidents either on station or even off-station if they involved RAF vehicles. Deaths due to natural causes in service or accidents that did not involve RAF vehicles did not generally give rise to a CP.

CPs were originally given a unique reference number by the RAF. Each begins with the letter ‘P’ and is followed by six digits, then an oblique (forward slash) and the finally the year in which the incident took place- for example P396154/42.

The CPs are in the process of being made available to the general public as they are passed from the MOD Records Office, Portsmouth to National Archives, Kew. This process requires some rework to the files which is very time consuming, so the process of making them all available to National Archives will take several years. They are being made available in increasing date order.

Once CPs arrive at National Archives they are assigned a unique AIR81 number, so each CP has both a P-number and an AIR81 number. Both are searchable on the National Archives website under ‘Search the catalogue’ and both are included on the IBCC website.

The AIR81 reference on the IBCC website is a link to the file on the National Archives website. When you click on it, the relevant page will open in a new tab on your browser.

There is currently no plan to digitise AIR81 files, partly because they are fragile and partly because the information they contain can at times be sensitive, even harrowing, since they may contain exhumation reports and even photographs of corpses. Family members wishing to read the AIR81 files relating to their ancestors are advised to exercise caution and be guided by National Archives warnings where appropriate.

There are two means for accessing AIR81 files- to attend in person or to order a copy by post.

To attend in person, the attendee should first create a Reader’s Ticket. This can be done online by following this link: Then click on the AIR81 reference on the IBCC website and click Order in Advance. Enter your Reader’s Ticket number and state the date on which you intend to visit. National Archives will have the file ready for you when you arrive, saving you time. When you visit Kew, you must quote the Reader’s Ticket number and take along two forms of ID- one bearing your signature and one bearing your address. When you view the files, you are permitted to take photographs of each page, should you wish.

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