Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: EE coll. grave 86-88
Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Regiment: 156 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1047345
Age / Leeftijd: 21
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 26/07/1943
Son of Arthur and Emily Burroughs
Husband of Marion Burroughs from Meltham; Yorkshire.
At the time of his death his family home was Hobson St, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire. His father Arthur was born in 1891 and he married Emily Farnworth in 1917. His wife Marion’s maiden name was Whitwam.
On July 26 1943 crashed around 1:40 pm at Hamlet ‘t Kantje an Avro Lancaster III 156 Squadron down, flown by F / O J.M. Hudson. This night bombers were shot down over Lieshout, Elsendorp and Oisterwijk.
The aircraft was on a mission to Essen. It was first hit by a German night fighter and then attacked again by Maj Streib of 1 / NGJ. Almost the entire crew came to this crash to: pilot F / O John Melvill Hudson (21); navigator Sgt Albert James Ede (22); radio operator and gunner Sgt Harry Lewis (23); Flight Engineer Sgt Jeffrey Burroughs (21) and gunner Sgt William Edward Wakeman (21). One crew member was able to leave the plane timely K. Weaver. he was taken prisoner by the Germans.
Source Dorothy Ramser
Related / Gerelateerde
John Melvill Hudson - Flying Officer
Albert James Ede - Sergeant
Harry Lewis - Sergeant
William Edward Wakeman - Sergeant
Ernest Edward Alexander Ambridge - Sergeant
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