He was commended for his services at Runnymede Memorial
The large planes will go over Runnymede Memorial
at between 1,000 and 1,200 feet - so pretty low.
All crew members were lost without trace and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
. Sergeant James Birtwhistle is recorded on panel 225.
The other three, including William, were recorded as having no known graves and were commemorated on the Runnymede memorial
. Now the headstone in Berlin has been changed to honour all seven crew members.
Another crew member was John Melville Taylor who played for Huddersfield Old Boys rugby union team in the mid-1930s - his name can be seen on the Runnymede memorial
All are listed on the Runnymede memorial
which commemorates the 20,389 Second World War airmen with no known graves.
After checking the names on the Runnymede Memorial
in Surrey for lost airmen, the mystery of the unidentified airmen was solved.
In fact, so revered is Magna Carta in the US, that it was actually the American Bar Association who erected the Runnymede memorial
He has a panel at the Runnymede Memorial
. Because of this I am guessing his body was never recovered.