Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: EE grave 53
Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Regiment: 44 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1581747
Age / Leeftijd: 20
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 29/06/1943
Son of William Henry and Florence Alterton Lewis from Shrewsbury; Shropshire.
On June 29, 1943 2:54 came a Lancaster bomber I of 44 Squadron of the RAF down in Nuenen, the Pastor Mast. The aircraft was flown by Sgt. C.V.L.R. Hulbert and was part of a large fleet of 608 aircraft with Cologne as a target. In this raid were lost 25 aircraft, including at Aalst, Boekel, Netersel, Waalre and Aarle-Rixtel came down.
The Lancaster Hulbert was shot down by German night fighter Major Günther Radusch (I / NJG1), which that night was also responsible for the crashes in Waalre and Aarle-Rixtel. All seven crew members, pilot Hulbert, Sgt. D.M. Lewis, Sgt. YES. Sykes, Sgt. A. Tooth, Sgt. T. Rees Jones, Sgt. G. A. Denney and F / S P / J. Galligan died in the crash.
Related / Gerelateerde
Charles Vernon Leslie Hulbert - Sergeant
Joshua Alan Sykes - Sergeant
Arthur Tooth - Sergeant
Thomas Rees Jones - Sergeant
George Albert Denney - Sergeant
Patrick James Galligan - Flight Sergeant
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