Samuel Leslie Whillis (1912 - 1943)

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Birth Samuel was born in 1912 in England.
Death Samuel died on May 16, 1943 at 31 years old. The cause of death is listed as: Lost with Lancaster AJ-E, Operation Chastise

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Samuel Leslie Whillis (1912 - 1943) was born in 1912 in England. He was born into the Whillis family.

He died on May 16, 1943 at 31 years of age. His cause of death is listed as: lost with Lancaster AJ-E, Operation Chastise. Samuel was buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 5. C. 6.,.

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Pilot Officer Samuel Whillis joined the RAF in 1940 and trained as a flight engineer. His squadron service included 61 Squadron, Bomber Command, after which he was assigned to the newly-formed 617 Squadron. On May 16, 1943, Pilot Officer Whillis lost his life when the Lancaster he was assigned to flew into a high tension pylon near Haldern, Germany, with the loss of the crew. He left behind a wife, Gladys Winifred Whillis.

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Samuel
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British
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England
Death
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Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 5. C. 6.,
Cause of death
Lost with Lancaster AJ-E, Operation Chastise
Military Service
Service number: 144619
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 617 Sqdn.
Gender
Male
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The average lifespan in our database of 15 Whillises is 58.3 years old. Samuel Leslie Whillis lived -27.3 years shorter than this.

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