Lancaster ME679 DX-K – 57 Sqn.

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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby Airfield

East Kirkby

PE23 4DE

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Crab Apple – possibly and plaque Lancaster I, take off from East Kirkby at 2114 for Schweinfurt, collided in the air with a Lancaster from 44 Squadron, both machines crashing in the vicinity of Oberkirchen on the 27th. Those who lost their lives are now buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Coll. grave 8. H. 12-19. Bomber Command Losses, Vol. 5, page 193.
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BOYLE, Michael Innes : D F C. Squadron Leader. Pilot. 89389. R.A.F. Son of Dr. Nicholas Charles Boyle, M.D., and Annie Hollingworth Boyle, of Colchester, Essex, aged 31. SMITH, Gordon John Leslie. Pilot Officer. Pilot. 172976. RAFVR. Son of Fred Leslie and Hilda Smith, of Stafford, aged 21. COX, Alwyn Trevor. Pilot Officer. Flt. Engr. 175483. RAFVR. Son of James Henry and Ellen Cox, of New Earswick, Yorkshire, aged 20. DIXON, Harold. Pilot Officer. Navigator. 172882. RAFVR. Son of John and Annie Jane Dixon, of Blackpool, Lancashire. WEBB, Maurice. Sergeant. Wireless Operator (Air). 1393974. RAFVR. Son of Harry and Jessie Webb, of North Dulwich, London, aged 20. HIGDON, Joseph William. Sergeant. Air Gunner. 1522515. RAFVR. Son of Joseph George and Alice Maude Higdon, of Hillingdon, Middlesex, aged 19. BUTLER, Maurice Percival. Flight Sergeant. Air Gunner. 1811369. Son of Henry William Francis and Nellie Butler, aged 20.

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