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Wickenby Aerodrome

Watery Lane





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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: Tree & plaque 24 – 25 February – Take off 1810 from Wickenby for Schweinfurt for the final sortie of their first tour of operations and carrying a second pilot, Sgt Bowditch, for operational experience. Crashed at Marsal (Moselle), All are buried in the churchyard at Marsal. D.O.D. 25th February 1944. Bomber Command Losses – Volume 5 – page 101.
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HUTCHINSON, Jack Pierce: DFC. Flying Officer. 416501. Royal Australian Air Force. Son of George Pierce Hutchinson and Ruby May Hutchinson, of Glenelg, South Australia. Aged 23 HODGSON, Arthur. Sergeant (Flight Engineer). 1686419. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Aged 35 GOODKEY, Leonard Earl. Pilot Officer (Navigator). J/19575. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Charles and Elsie Goodkey, of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. Aged 23 YOUNG, Peter Henry Wilson. Flying Officer (Air Bomber). 135656. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Harry and Ethel Adeane Young, of Woodford Green, Essex. Aged 20. EDGEWORTH, Robert. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner). 1508681. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Harold and Dorothy Edgeworth, of Liverpool. Aged 18. BINDER, Hector Frederick. Warrant Officer Class II (Air Gunner). R/72273. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Binder; husband of Irene Rose Binder, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Aged 33 MACEY, Kenneth Joseph. Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner). 1320991. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of John and Mary Macey, of Southampton. Aged 22. BOWDITCH, Bryan Robert. Sergeant (Pilot). 1322645. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Robert Thomas Bowditch and Florence Mabel Bowditch, of Bognor Regis, Sussex. Aged 22.

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