Fl. Lt. James Clement HORNBY RAF

Born1912 Carlisle, Cumberland
Died1944 Killed in Action over Germany (Bomber Command)
FatherRev William HORNBY MA (1878 – 1964)
MotherHelen LE NEVE FOSTER (1879 – 1963)
OccupationIn 1939, went to the USA as an Assistant Inspector for the Air Ministry. Served with 115 Squadron.

Biography and Notes

James Hornby served with 115 Squadron based in Cambridgeshire and it was from here that his Lancaster Bomber took off for a mission to bomb the Ball Bearing Factories in Germany. The raid involved 734 aircraft made up of 460 Lancaster Bombers, 169 Halifaxes and 11 Mosquitoes. One half took off and two hours later the other half took off. 362 people were killed on the ground.

Fl Lt James Clement Hornby's name appears on the Runnymeade War Memorial, Panel 202.

Life Events

1943Married Mary Elizabeth KARRAN in (4th Qtr) Marylebone, London

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