About Frank Kerr Orme
Frank, a sometime badminton champion, excelled in school and was awarded a Gold medal for achievements in his Accountant’s course.
During the Second World War, Frank volunteered for the RCAF (service # J/3739). He became attached to the RAF’s No 21 Squadron where he reached the rank of Pilot Officer
On August 28, 1941, P/O Frank Kerr Orme and his crew, which included Stanley Maude Gunnis, took off flying their Bristol Blenheim IV (serial No V6436 Code: YH-L) from Watton at 1447 hrs as part of an operation against Rotterdam. Frank’s aircraft was hit by flak and crashed at Maasskuis, Zuid, Holland, 14 km wet, south west of Rotterdam, V6436 was one of 8 Blenheims lost on this raid, 3 others from 21 Squadron, V5825 YH-R, (1 killed, 2 pows), Z7435 YH-S, (3 killed), and Z7447 YH-A, (3 killed), Other Squadrons participating were 88 Sqdn and 226 Sqdn, 88 lost L9379 RH-, (3 killed), and Z7445 RH-, (3 killed), While 226 lost Z7289 MQ-R over the target (3 pows), and Z7299 MQ-F which crashed on take-off, crew safe