Lancaster LM522 DX-G – 57 Sqn.

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Reference WMO/262058

Address:

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: Garden
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Garden and plaque Took off at 2218, East Kirkby, to attack a flying bomb storage site located at St-Leu-d´ Esserent. Crashed between Envermeu (Seine-Maritime) and St-Nicholas d´Aliermont, both villages being roughly 11 km South East of Dieppe. P/O Findley lies in the communal cemetery of the fromer, his crew rest in the French military plot at the latter. Bomber Command Losses, Volume 5, page 323.
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FINDLEY, Stanley. Pilot Officer, Pilot. 176090. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of John and Isobel Findley; husband of Connie Findley, of Grassington, Yorkshire, aged 29. Grave 41 SPENCER, Thomas. Sergeant. Flight Engineer. 2209623. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Robert and Mary Spencer, of Halsall, Lancashire, aged 19. French Mil. Plot, Row 1. Coll. grave 2. NIXON, Richard Kenneth. Sergeant. Navigator. 1671453, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of William and Charlotte Florence Nixon, of Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, aged 21. French Mil. Plot, Row 1. Coll. grave 2. HORTON, James. Sergeant, Air Bomber. 1471891. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Percy Rowland Horton and Edith Gertrude Horton, of Watford, Hertfordshire, aged 22. French Mil. Plot, Row 1. Coll. grave 2. CLARK, Wilfred. Sergeant. Wireless Operater / Air Gunner. 1233900. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Edward and Hannah Mary Clark; husband of Joyce Evelyn Clark., aged 21, French Mil. Plot, Row 1. Coll. grave 2. BAKER, Arthur Charles Henry. Sergeant. Air Gunner. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Arthur and Ethel Baker; husband of Irene E. A. Baker, of Strood, Kent, aged 32. French Mil. Plot, Row 1. Coll. grave 2. CARTER, Douglas. Sergeant. Air Gunner. 1819918. . Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Frederick and Alice May Carter; husband of Jennie Olive Carter, of Alum Rock, Birmingham, aged 26.

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