SGW TO Sgt P.R. JEFFRIES RAFVR, KILLED 02/02/45

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Address:

St. Leonard's Church

Church Lane

Stagsden

Bedford

MK43 8SH

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: SGW dedicated to the memory of Sgt P.R. Jeffries KIA 02/02/45 He was Flight Engineer on 640 Sqn Halifax MZ492 C8-X that had departed Leconfield at 2036 for Ops Wanne-Eickel Almost immediately after take-off and whilst still only at 500ft, for unknown reasons, the Pilot reduced power and commenced a sharp bank to Port. The aircraft crashed into Lakes Wood near Lockington at 2048. Six crew were killed the Rear Gunner survived albeit badly injured
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