Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: JJB grave 100
Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Regiment: 49 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1079596
Age / Leeftijd: 37
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 17/06/1943
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Boerdonk
Son of Frank and Florence Harriet Middlebrook from Liverpool; Husband of Nellie Middlebrook from Liverpool.
On June 17, 1943 1:41 pm came back in Boerdonk an Avro Lancaster III down from 49 Squadron, flown by F / Lt CW Dunnet. It was one of the 202 bombers that night carried out a raid on Cologne. It was a very cloudy night, so that only half of the bombers actually managed to drop their bombs on the target. Fourteen Lancasters did not return to their base, two of the 49 squadron. Also in Esch was that night gunned down a Lancaster.
Lancaster ED 497 F / Lt Charles Dunnet was shot by Hptm Manfred Meurer in his night hunter I./NJG 1. The crew consisted next to the pilot from Sgt R.F. Middlebrook, flight engineer; Sgt R. G. Smith, navigator; Sgt M. F. Haley, radio operator / gunner; P / O C.A. Edwards, gunner; Sgt W. A. Dutton, bombardier; Sgt R.M.W. Selby-Lowndes, gunner. The plane came down in Boerdonk near the farm of the family PENNINX.
None of the crew members survived the crash. It was their third operational flight. On June 14, 2008 there is Boerdonk unveiled a memorial plaque with the names of the crew members.
The Crew was on her 3rd operation. They flew in a Lancaster ED497.
Boerdonk, “Lancaster monument ‘
Bosscheweg 1, 5469PD, Boerdonk, North Brabant
GPS: 51.5534718, 5.6153122
Related / Gerelateerde
Robert Gordon Smith - Sergeant
Michael Frederick Haley - Sergeant
Charles Arthur Edwards - Pilot Officer
William Arthur Dutton - Sergeant
Richard Montacute William Selby-Lowndes - Sergeant
Charles William Dunnet - Flight Lieutenant
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