Lancaster ME720 AS-X – 166 Sqn.

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Reference WMO262034


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 “Kanzan” and plaque Take off was at 2135 for Friedrichahafen. Shot down by a nightfighter and crashed 0340 at Hitzkirch-Hamikon in Switzerland.Those who died at buried VEVEY (ST. MARTIN'S) CEMETERY. Switzerland.
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RIDLEY, Robert Burns. Pilot Officer. Pilot. J/85631. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Arthur Pierre Ridley and Annie Florence Ridley, of Port Credit, Ontario, Canada, aged 21. Grave 112. EATON, John James. Sergeant. Flight Engineer. 1608502. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Grave 114. COTTON Leslie. Sergeant. Wireless Operator (Air). 1575755. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Joseph and Mary Cotton; husband of Kathleen May Cotton, of Staple Hill, Gloucestershire, aged 22. Grave 115. CLARK, Ross Lewis, Sergeant. Air Gunner. 1603824. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of George Herbert and Florence Annie Clark, of Fareham, Hampshire, aged 21. Grave 116. WEIR, Allan Mackay. Sergeant. Air Gunner. 1567144. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of William and Anne Weir, of Thornliebank, Glasgow, aged 21. Grave 113

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