A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Shanklin Cemetery : D E Shrimpton -

Location

In Shanklin Cemetery, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Grave location P 3763.
Headstone

Shanklin Cemetery : D E Shrimpton
 
Inscription


1183690 SERGEANT
D E SHRIMPTON
WIRELESS OPERATOR / AIR GUNNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
25th JUNE 1942 AGE 21
+
AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...

Squadron :214 Sqn
Aircraft :Short Stirling Mk.III : DJ973 : BU-A
Crew :
Pilot :F/Sgt W N Craig CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt G J Mugford CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner :Sgt P G Brothers CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt E H Brown, RCAF CWGC record ...
Rear Gunner :Sgt R G Appley CWGC record ... not found


The aircraft took off from RAF Stradishall on Ops to St Nazaire, but turned back before reaching the target with engine problems and crashed at 03.49 hrs while approaching the base, coming down at Bears Farm, Hundon, 5 miles NW of Haverhill, Suffolk. All the crew were killed.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth
    



 
 

 
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