Lost in France
|Sgt. John Gregory Woods, R.A.F.V.R . (1921 - 1944)|
(Wireless Operator, 101 Squadron)
[Photograph courtesy of Patricia Doyle, kinswoman]
Sergeant John Gregory Woods, RAFVR, of 101 Squadron, whose photograph can be seen above, was one of nine airmen lost in the vicinity of Voué (Aube), France on 4 May 1944. Eight of the airmen belonged to 101 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, while the ninth airman belonged to 166 Squadron.
The village of Voué is located in the Champagne - Ardenne region of France and is far from the main First World War battlefields of the Western Front and the Second World War battlefields of Normandy and Provence.
May they rest in peace.
Motto of 101 Squadron:
"Mens agitat molem" ("Mind over matter").
Motto of 166 Squadron:
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