Pilot Officer C W Panton RAF

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Reference WMO/261981


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 The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is owned and operated by Fred and Harold Panton and was conceived as a memorial to their elder brother, Pilot Officer Christopher Panton and all other of the 55,500 aircrew of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WWII. See www.lincsaviation.co.uk for more details.
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Christopher was the Flight Engineer of Halifax III HX272 BM-N, of 413 Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron, which took off from Skipton-on-Swale at 2145, shot down by a night-fighter and crashing at Friesen on the 31st.. Christopher and Sgt. James Sturgeon THOMPSON are now buried in Joint grave 11. G. 4-5.Durnbach War Cemetery. P/O. Donald McLean AWREY RCAF Buried 11. G. 1. P/O. Leo Victor MILWARD RCAF buried 11. G. 2 W/O William Francis ROST RCAF Buried 11. G. 3. Three others, p/o C. M. NIELSON, WO1 H. COOPER and WO2 J. G. McLAUGHLAN, all RCAF, were made prisoners of war.

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