David Maltby's body was the only one recovered after the accident on 15 September 1943. He was buried in St Andrew's Church, Wickhambreaux, Kent, the same church in which he had been married sixteen months previously.
St Andrew's Church, Wickhambreaux
The bodies of the rest of the crew were never found, and their names are therefore commemorated at the Runnymede memorial among the 20,456 men and women serving in the British and Commonwealth air forces who have no known grave. All the crew members are listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:
I am trying to compile a list of places where the crew members are commemorated, and are recorded online. Harold Simmonds's life is written up in the publication, Men of Burgess Hill. (3 MB file).
I would be grateful for any further information about any of the other members.
Names of members of David Maltby's crew recorded at the 617 Squadron memorial, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
Members of the East Kent RAF Aircrew Association pay their respects at David Maltby's grave in St Andrew's Church, Wickhambreaux, 14 September 2007. This was an annual event until 2011, commemorating the lives of all of David's crew, and taking place on the anniversary of their last operational flight.