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Peter Stephenson

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: EE grave 30

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 428 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1684544

Age / Leeftijd: 20
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 25/06/1943
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Eindhoven, Acht

Son of Nellie Gillatt from Sheffield.

On June 25, 1943 was around 1:06 a Halifax II bomber of the 419 Squadron shot down by a German night fighter, flown by Hauptmann Hans-Dieter Frank. The plane crashed at night, in the triangle Lekstraat-Rijnstraat-Boschdijk. Rod Fire Bombs fell from the crashing plane, caused a fire in the Scheldestraat, about 400 meters away, where a boy of eighteen seriously injured his leg.

The seven-member crew, pilot Sgt R. Whitfield, F / O R.J.L. Fowler, F / O W.A. Donnelly, Sgt. C. Gorton, Sgt. P. Stephenson, Sgt. J.E. Dean and F / S M.P. Kimber did not survive the blow. Donnelly was the only one who was not killed, he died three days later, probably in a hospital. They were first buried all seven in Woensel. After the liberation, the two Canadians among them, Fowler and Kimber, transferred to the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek.

Related / Gerelateerde
Robert Whitfield - Sergeant
William Archibald Donnelly - Flying Officer
Clifford Gorton - Sergeant
John Ellis Dean - Sergeant

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