Lancaster PB384 DX-F 57 Sqn

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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: Weeping Prunus Tree and Plaque Take off 2117, abandoned, the port outer engine on fire. Two landed ashore but Sgt. Crapper fell into the sea though he was able to swim to the beach. Those who died are buried in the Old Garrison Cemetery at Poznan, Coll. grave 5. C. 1-10. Note SCUTT is shown as Flt/Lt.
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The three who survived and became P.O.W’s were: Sergeant M. Crapper, Flight Engineer. Flying Officer R. E. Trindall, Air Bomber Flight Sergeant, J. Shields, RAAF, Mid Upper Gunner SCUTT, Stanley Leslie, Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), 69487, R.A.F.V.R., Son of Frank Scutt and of Ethel Rose Scutt, of Chichester, Sussex, aged 30. STIENSTRA, Arthur, Flying Officer (Navigator), J?29773. RCAF. Son of Herman and Helen Stienstra, of Norwich, Ontario, Canada. FARNHILL, Jack, Flying Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.). 169016. R.A.F.V.R. Son of Fred Lawrence and Florence Hattie Farnhill; husband of Ada Isabel Farnhill, of Colne, aged 22. HARRIS, Clifford Alfred, Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 1615832. R.A.F.V.R. Son of Ernest Alfred and Rosabella Harris; husband of Doreen Ethel Harris, of Southend-on-Sea, Essex., aged 21

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