Fl Sgt L Lissette RNZAF

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Reference WMO261979


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: Prunus – Red tree with associated plaque Bomber Command Losses, Volume 5, page 207, states that the above aircraft took of from Spilsby at 2203, tasked with bombing the military camp at Mailly-de-Camp, attacked by a night-fighter shortly after its bombing run, which they were able to shake off, only to be attacked by a second night-fighter and crashing at Chaintreaux (Saine-et-Marne). Sgt. Ronald ELLIS, Rear Gunner was killed in the crash, the husband of Kathleen Ellis, of Duns Tew, Oxfordshire., aged 25. Warrant Officer (CWGC) Leslie Harry LISSETTE, Son of Harry and Nellie Georgina Lissette, of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, .was critically injured and died shortly after admission to hospital. He and the rear gunner are buried in a joint grave in Chaintreaux Communal Cemetery. Flight Sergeant J. PITTWOOD, and Sergeants N. J. STOCKFORD, P. N. KING and R. T. EMERY evaded capture. Sergeant , L. WESLEY was made a prisoner of war.
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