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Current record for: Alfred Bennett
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Name Alfred Bennett
Born in Islington, London (tbc)
Resident of Not Known
Died 19/04/1944
Age Unknown

Cause of Death Aircraft shot down during bomber raid

Cemetery or memorial Islington Cemetery and Crematorium, United Kingdom
Grave or panel reference Sec. Z. Grave 17526. (Screen Wall. Panel 1).

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World War 2
Strategic bombing campaign - loss of aircraft at home 1944
Loss of Lancaster I (Reg. ME734 CF-)

Contents submitted by contributors:
Lancaster ME734 of 625

Coded CF-J, Airborne 2216 18th Apr from Kelstern to attack the railway yards at Rouen. Shot down by an Intruder near Kelstern on return. Two were buried in Cambridge City Cemetery, while P/O Cosgrove was taken to Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, where so many of his countrymen are buried.

The other were taken to their home towns. P/O J.P.Cosgrove RCAF KIA, Sgt A.Bennett KIA, F/S R.A.Mercer KIA, Sgt G.E.Jeeves KIA, Sgt C.Williams KIA, Sgt C.J.Page KIA, Sgt D.H.Beechey KIA, This was the first operation for this aircraft.

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Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • William Bennett, Father
  • Isabelle Bennett, Mother
  • Florence Bennett, Wife
Military Information Military Information

Rank Sergeant
Service Number 1149235
Unit 625 Squadron
Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service Air (RAF Bomber Command)
Enlisted in Not Known