Eric Alfred Richard Preston

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: EE grave 96

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 207 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1263575

Age / Leeftijd: 24
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 31/08/1943

Son of Richard and Emily Thomas Preston Preston from Llanfairfechan; Caernarvonshir
Husband of Vera Mary Preston.

On the way back from a major attack in Monchengladbach (660 bombers) was on August 31, 1943 at 03:40 an Avro Lancaster I of the 207 Squadron shot down by a night fighter. The aircraft came down at Pan. Only the bombardier Sgt Herbert K. Scott (RCAF) survived the crash. He was subsequently taken prisoner.

The other members of the crew: pilot P / O J. Hickling; navigator Sgt Maurice Atkinson (23); radio operator / gunner Sgt Thomas Barnett (20); Flight Engineer Sgt Eric Alfred Richard Preston (24); gunner Sgt Thomas George Moore (35) and gunner Sgt Harold Allen Queen lost their lives. Harold Queen is a Canadian post-war reburied at the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek, grave XV F 10.

Related / Gerelateerde
John Hickling - Pilot Officer
Maurice Atkinson - Sergeant
Thomas Barnett - Sergeant
Thomas George Moore - Sergeant

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