Sergeant Mario Noel Lagna was an English airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1917, in London, the son of Italian-born Fortunato and Ethel (née Ethell), of Gillingham.

Lagna, serving as an air gunner in 7 Squadron, died on 26 May 1943, when his Short Stirling (EF361) bomber was caught in the explosion of a Handley Page Halifax, of 77 Squadron, and subsequently crashed near to Julich with the loss of its seven-man crew. The aircraft had been engaged on an operation against Dusseldorf.[1]

He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.


  1. Chorley, W.R. (1992), Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses: 1943, p. 160.


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