A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Eric Ronald Kingman -


Eric Ronald Kingman, Son of Joseph James Kingman and Mabel Catherine Kingman, of Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Commemorated on the Ryde World War II Memorial

Service details

Sergeant 1334271 Eric Ronald Kingman, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reseve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :12 May 1944
Where buried or commemorated :Runnymede Memorial
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I LM454 QR-Z from 61 Sqn.
Crew :
Pilot :P/O J H EastwoodCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt G F CrumpCWGC record ...
Navigator :F/O R P N KayserCWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Sgt A E W AyreCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator /
Air Gunner :
Sgt E R KingmanCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt R O Willis
Air Gunner :Warrant officer E MiddletonCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off from RAF Skellingford at 22.39 hrs for Ops on Boug-Leopold, but was shot down by a German night fighter on the outward leg. The aircraft crashed 4 km SW of Meisele. Eastwood and Kayser were buried at Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium; the other crew members who died are named on the Runnymede memorial. Sgt Willis was taken Prisoner of War and transferred to Camp 357.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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