Memorial Plaque to F/Sgt D.J. Popple RAF, MIA 24/07/42

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Reference WMO264776

Address:

All Saints Church

Church Street

Hemswell

Gainsborough

DN21

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial plaque in village church remembers F/Sgt D.J. Popple RAF, MIA 24/07/42 He was Wireless Operator on 57 Sqn Wellington BJ673 DX-? that had departed Feltwell at 0050 for Ops Duisburg It was engaged by Kreigsmarine Flak, hit and shot down. The aircraft crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast at 0143 All five crew were killed, of which three - including Sgt Popple, have no known grave and are therefore commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
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