A Poppy
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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- J A McClean -


John Allen McClean, Son of Frank Allen McClean and Ethel Louisa McClean
His name is commemorated at :
Totland War Memorial
Newport Grammar School Book of Remembrance

There is also an inscription on the family grave at Totland Christ Church Churchyard.

Service details

Flight Sergeant 1322963 J A McClean, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :31st March 1944 aged 21
Where buried or commemorated :Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Squadron :622 Sqn
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.III : ED619 : GI-T
Crew :
Pilot :Pilot Officer J SuttonCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt P NewmanCWGC record ...
Bomb Aimer :Flt Sgt J A McCleanCWGC record ...
Navigator :Warrant Officer D J Larberge, RCAFCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner :Sgt L E ReadCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Flt Sgt E F Jarvis, RCAFCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt J F RichardsonCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 22.20 hrs from RAF Mildenhall on Ops to Nuremburg. It was shot down by night fighters, and crashed 11 km East of Baumbach and 7 km North of Mountaubar.
The crew are buried in collective grave 10 C 21 at Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Flt Sgt McClean came from Totland Bay, Isle of Wight.
Pilot Officer Sutton lived at Lake, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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