Graveyard / Begraafplaats:
Location / Locatie: EE grave 90
Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Regiment: 156 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 646000
Age / Leeftijd: 22
Birthplace / Geboorteplaats: St Pancras, London
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 26/07/1943
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Nistelrode
Son of Augustus George and Florence M. Ambridge; Husband of Vera Ambridge from Balham; London.
Ernest was born at 54 Grafton Terrace, St Pancras,London. His Mother’s maiden name was Hudson. He married Vera Burns in Streatham London in october 1942. Along with the crew he crashed with, he originally served in 35 Squadron. They were posted to 156 squadron on the 7 May 1943 from 9 OAFU (observers advanced flying school) in Llandwrog near Cardiff, Wales. He flew 4 missions with 156 Pathfinder Squadron. 24/6/1943 Elberfield 23H06 to 03H47 – Torino 12/7/1943 22H32 to 07H45 – Hamburg 24/7/1943 22h13 to 04H01 and Essen on the 25/26th July which was a Sunday.
Served first with 35 Squadron then 17/6/1943 was posted to 156 Squadron. He had 4 operations with the squadron before he was killed.
Ernest was born at 54 Grafton Terrace, St Pancras, London. His mother Florence Elizabeth born Hudson.
His final mission was to Essen on 25/7/1943. The aircraft took off from Warboys at 2221Hrs. Once over the target they were hit badly by a night fighter and then again by another piloted by Major Weiner Streib. They crashed at 0140Hrs just south of Nistelrode.
One crew member survived. P/O K. Weaver who became a POW and sent to Stalag Luft L3, Sagan and Belaria.
Source Dorothy Ramser
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