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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: Eucalyptus and plaque Took off from East Kirkby at 1837 on the 8th, to bomb an oil refinery at Lutzkendorf, homebound diverted due to poor weather conditions but crashed at 0310 at Foxton, the crew were all Australian except for the flight engineer Sgt. Gibbons, who was a qualified pilot.
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RICHARDSON, Colin Rpbert Moore. Flying Officer, 412695. Son of Robert Roy and Viola May Richardson, of Tottenham, New South Wales, Australia, aged 23. Buried Plot H/1. Grave 182, OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY GIBBONS, Bernard. Sergeant. Pilot. 1625259. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Foster son of Raymond Cyril Gray and Florence Beatrice Gray, of Letchworth, Hertfordshire, aged 21. Buried N.E. of Church, NORTON (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Herts. BURTON, Herbert Eric, Flight Sergeant. 439540, Son of Albert Eric and Helen Burton, of Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia, aged 25. Buried Plot H/1. Grave 191, OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY MARTIN, Robert. Flying Officer, 424640. Son of Robert and Catherine Cicilia Martin, of Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, aged 23. Buried Sec. 2. Grave 588. SUNDERLAND (SOUTHWICK) CEMETERY FORRESTER, William, Flying Officer. 430653. Son of Edgar Joseph Bell Forrester and Ivy May Forrester, of Chelsea, Victoria, Australia, aged 20. Buried Plot H/1. Grave 181, OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY BOWMAN, Anthony Ellis, Flight Sergeant. 435772. Son of Thomas Joseph and Emma Bowman, of Footscray, Victoria, Australia, aged 23. Buried Plot H/1. Grave 192, OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY HOWLETT, Fredrick James, Flight Sergeant. 435918. Son of James Frederick and Catherine Hughes Howlett, of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, aged 29. Grave 15570. CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY

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