Lancaster ND954 DX-Q 57 Sdn & P. V. Hazeldene DFC.

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Reference WMO/261999


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: Tree - Prunus – red tinted and plaque Lancaster III ND954 DX-Q, took off at 1741. 31st July 1944, from East Kirkby to attack the railway yards at Joigay-la-Roche, crashing at 2145, the 5 crew members who died in the crash are now buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery. The Navigator and Wireless Operator being taken Prisoners of War, Hughes-Games died 28th September, and Sgt J. Grice [Hazeldene’s replacement] the W.Op is presumed to have survived the war.
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SPENCER, James Basil Percy, Flight Lieutenant,[Pilot] 171853. Son of Richard Percy and Kathleen Spencer, of Greenside, Co. Durham., aged 20. Grave X, D, 30. CLARKE, Richard Towers : D.F.M., Flight Lieutenant, Flt. Engr. 51703. Son of Victor Riches Clarke, and of Aida Elsie Clarke, of Teddington, Middlesex., aged 21. Grave X. D. 29. D.F.M. awarded: 573135 Sergeant Richard Towers CLARKE, No. 50 Squadron HUGHES-GAMES, Norman Edward. Pilot Officer. Nav. J/87265. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of William Bower Hughes-Games and Margaret Emily Hughes-Games, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, aged 21. Interred 2. AA. 3. Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery. [Hughes-James on plaque] GORDGE, Henry. Flt. Sgt. Air Bomber. 1321812. Son of Job T. and Elizabeth J. Gordge, of Itchen, Southampton, aged 21. Grave X. D. 28. WEST, William George Edwin. Sergeeant. Air Gunner. Son of Elias William and Ethel West, of Barking, Essex, aged 21. Grave X. D. 27. ANDERSON, Edmund Dawson. Sergeant. Air Gunner. 1591979. Son of George and Jeannie Anderson, of Kirkstall, Leeds, Yorkshire, aged 19. X. D. 26.

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