Memorial Plaque to Sgt J. La B Tomkinson RAFVR, KIA 13/03/41

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Reference WMO/264731


Church of Our Lady

Off A32


Bishop's Waltham

SO32 3LB


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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial Tablet remembers Sgt J. La B Tomkinson KIA 13/03/41 He was Wireless Operator on 214 Sqn Wellington N2746 BU-? that had departed Stradishall at 2000 for Ops Hamburg The aircraft was intercepted in the area above Jipsinghuizen / Boertange in Raum Lowe (Box Lion) by a Night-Fighter captained by Ofw Paul Gildner (IV/NJG1) and shot down for his 8th Abschusse at 2310 The aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Groningen, Holland, Five of the six crew were killed, the sixth became a POW
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