Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
23/11/1944 (Died on Active Sevice)
William Church Mann was the son of John K and Nellie Mann of Hillhead, Castledawson. He was born about 1922. William attended the Rainey School. After training as a pilot in America, Flying Officer (Pilot) Mann served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Force in World War Two. On 23rd November 1944, it seems that Flying Officer (Pilot) Mann was on board Expeditor II (Serial No HB250), which flew into high ground near Naples during a ferry flight in low cloud. All on board were killed.
The War Cemetery lies in the locality of Miano at Via Vincenzo Ianfolla, off the Corso Secondigliano, in the Commune and Province of Naples. Take the autostrada A1, the Rome to Naples road. After the last toll booth, carry on following the signs for the airport. Pass the end of the airport approach road and turn right at the next T junction, following the main road for about 4 kilometres. Cemetery address: Via Vincenzo Janfolla - 80145 Milano (NA) Campania