Flt Lt James Atterby McCairns

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Reference WMO/273717




DN22 6PJ


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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A plaque to commemorate Flt lt James Atterby McCairns and his activities during the second world war.
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1919-1948 Flt lt James Atterby McCairns (RAFVR) DFC (+2Bars) MM Croix de Guerre Lived at 20 Chapelgate 1930 - 1939 Shot down over France in 616 Sqn Spitfire from RAF Tangmere 1941. Prisoner of War Bad Sulza. Escaped 1942. 25 successful covert SOE Lysander missions with 161 Sqn from TAF Tempsford 1942/43. Combat in Tempest with 3 and 56 Sqns 1944/1945. Post War joined 616 Sqn Royal Auxiliary Air Force RAF Finningley. Killed in Mosquito accident following Engine Failure. Buried in Retford Cemetery.

James Atterby McCairns

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