RAF Air Gunner Medal Group KIA
WW2, 466 Squadron (RAAF) medal group to Halifax Mid-Upper Air Gunner, Sgt. Jack Powell, RAF.
Halifax NP969 'Q' took off from RAF Driffield at 18.47 on the night of the 16th January 1945, on 'Operations' to the German city of Magdeburg.
The pilot was F/O, L.F.B. Barrett RAAF, and RAF Sgt Powell was flying in his usual position of Mid-Upper Gunner.
As they were flying over the target during their bombing run, the Halifax was mortally struck by accurate Flak and only the Navigator, F/Sgt White, managed to bail out safely - later to be taken POW, whilst the rest of the crew went down with the stricken bomber.
These are all buried in the Berlin 1939/45 War Cemetery.
With the medal group of three are his medal slip, medal box, B/W photo of him in uniform, some research, copies of the Squadron Operations Record Book, copy of the RAF death scroll.