Remembering Today 16/11/43 John Lovell, RAFVR

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by La-de-da-Gunner Graham, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Remembering today:
    John Edwin Lovell
    Flying Officer 136381
    RAFVR, 47 Squadron
    Died: 16/11/1943
    Commemorated: Alamein Memorial
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lovell; husband of Vera Rose Lovell, of New Bradwell, Buckinghamshire.

    :poppy: Remembered with honour.
     
  2. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Hi

    At the time of his death his squadron was stationed at Gambut, Egypt flying Beaufighter TF Mk. X aircraft assigned to ‘Armed Rover’ patrols over the Eastern Mediterranean. Shot down off Leros, north of Kos.

    Also killed with John was his pilot, Flying Officer 50176 William Walker Thwaites of Sunderland. (CWGC - Casualty Details)

    Three British aircraft were shot down in the engagement, these being serial numbers LX883, LZ125 and LX925. It has not been confirmed which was John’s aircraft.

    see also

    Beaufighter LX928 [Archive] - Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum

    Regards,

    Graeme
     

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