A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- L Harris -


Leslie Harris, Son of William and Dorothea Irene Grace Harris; husband of Mary Sarah Monica Harris, of Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent.
His name is recorded on the Lake War Memorial

Service details

Flight Sergeant 1335461 L Harris, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :29th June 1943 aged 27
Where buried or commemorated :Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium
Squadron :76 Sqn
Aircraft :Handley Page Halifax Mk.V : DK137 : NP-R
Crew :
Pilot :Sgt G C ParrittCWGC record ...
Navigator :Flt Sgt L HarrisCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt J L BurnsideCWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Sgt B L HowardCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner :Sgt R E ArcherCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt C G L VallanceCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt R J CogginsCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off from RAF Spalding-on-Moor for Ops over Germany. It was shot down by a night fighter, flown by Lt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer of II/NJG 1, and crashed at 01.55 hrs at Vottem, 4 km North of Liege.
The crewmen are buried in a collective grave at Heverlee War Cemetery.
Flt Sgt Harris lived at Lake, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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