Sherwin, John Edward Loos
|John Edward Loos
|Date of Death
|Next of Kin
|Husband of Cecilia Andrae Sherwin, of Coundon, Warwickshire.
|Handley Page Halifax II
|Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery
|Plot 39. Sec. H. Row A. Grave 237.
IBCC Memorial Information
|Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
|Country of Origin
|Village Green, Morchard Bishop, Devon
|Memorial stone and inscribed stone tablet
|In memory of the crew of 1666 HCU Halifax JP201 which collided in mid-air with 1664 HCU Halifax LL137 on 15th November 1944
|St. Gregory Minster, Kirkdale, North Yorkshire
|A memorial to the Canadian Airmen who flew from RAF Wombleton during WW2, including 1666 HCU
|Icing of the windscreen on both of these aircraft was said to be a contributory factor
|A plaque in Coventry War Memorial Park was paid for by Mrs. L. B. Sherwin of Langholme Crackley Hill and reads ‘Sgt John Edward Loos Sherwin RAFVR Killed on active service 15th/16th November 1944'. News appeared locally on the 22nd November 1944; ‘Mrs. A. Sherwin, 44, Max Road has been notified that her husband Sergt. John Edward Sherwin has been killed in a flying acccident. Srgt. Sherwin who had recently returned from Canada after completing his training attended Radford School and was employed by Rootes Securities Ltd. Before joining the RAF he served in the Kenilworth Battalion of the Home Guard’.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Last Operation Information
|Training- night cross-country exercise
|Reason for Loss
|Collided with a 1664 HCU Halifax (LL137 ZU-L), both aircraft crashing near Bow, NE of Exeter