Ian Alistair Place

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: KK coll. grave 85-88

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 630 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1867724

Age / Leeftijd: 19
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 22/06/1944
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Boxtel

Son of Charles Edward Stewart Place and Grace Bennett Place.

On June 22, 1944 2:20 came a British Lancaster I of the 630 Squadron 4 kilometers of Cafe Chain down. The aviator was P / O J.H.G. Smith. The bomber was a member from a mission to Germany with the intention to bomb a complex of chemical plants in Gelsenkirchen, where synthetic fuel from coal was mined. Of the 123 Lancasters who had participated in the raid, eight were shot down over Brabant. Except in Boxtel, she crashed in Drunen, Helvoirt, Macharen, Nuenen, Riethoven, in Werkendam in the Biesbosch and Westerhoven.

All seven crew members of the flight arrived at the crash killed.

Doublegrave with McCoy LJP

Related / Gerelateerde
John Henry George Smith - Pilot Officer
Robert Edward Duck - Sergeant
Norman Bunker Wilcock - Flying Officer
John Kenneth Kimberley - Sergeant
Eric Stanley Worden - Sergeant
Henry George Kember - Sergeant

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