Augsburg Raid (44 Rhodesia Squadron) 17 April 1942

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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby Airfield

East Kirkby

PE23 4DE


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Red Acer Tree and plaque to commemorate the crews of those lost in the raid
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L7538.KM-H Sgt. K. T. Rhodes Sgt. L. H. Baxter RNZAF Sgt. B. I. J. Daly Sgt. C. L. Marricks Sgt. J. A. Wynton F/S/ G. A. Edwards F/S. H. V. Gill. All buried Evreux Communal Cemetery . L7548 KM-T Shot down and the crew all made Prisoners of War. L7565 KM-V. W/O. J. F. Beckett DFM Sgt. B. D. Moss F/S. A. E. Ross. RCAF Sgt. B. G. Seagoe Sgt. J. H. Hackett. Sgt. R. L. Trustram Sgt. A. J. Harrison All buried Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery. R5506. KM-P. F/L. R. R. Sandford DFC P/O. H. A. P. Peall F/O. A. Gerrie Sgt. G. W. J. Hadgraft Sgt. P. J. Venter F/Sgt L. Law. Sgt. R. E. Wing. All buried Beaumont-le-Roger Communal Cemetery. R5508 KM-B Was flown by W/C J D Nettleton who gained a VC for his leadership of the Augsburg raid and who returned to base. (Bill Chorley) R5510 KM-A F/S. R. J. Flux. D.F.M. F/S. D. H. McAlpine Sgt, I. Edwards. All now buried Durnbach War Cemetery. Remainder of crew were made Prisoners of War See pages 71/72 of Volume 3 of Bomber Command Losses by William Chorley for further details.

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