Remembering Today 7/7/41 Sergeant Air Obs. G.E.Buckingham R/59263 Royal Canadian Air Force

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    BUCKINGHAM, GEORGE ELLIS

    Rank:
    Sergeant
    Trade:
    Air Obs.
    Service No:
    R/59263
    Date of Death:
    07/07/1941
    Age:
    22
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    Grave Reference
    30. G. 10.
    Cemetery
    BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of James and Edith Buckingham, of Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    CWGC - Cemetery Details
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    BUCKINGHAM, GEORGE ELLIS

    Rank:
    Sergeant
    Trade:
    Air Obs.
    Service No:
    R/59263
    Date of Death:
    07/07/1941
    Age:
    22
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    Grave Reference
    30. G. 10.
    Cemetery
    BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of James and Edith Buckingham, of Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    CWGC - Cemetery Details


    Details of the above loss

    7 July 1941

    10 OTU
    Whitley V Z6476
    Op. Training.

    Took off from Abingdon for a night navigation exercise in moonlight conditions. Strayed from track and while flying at 2,000 feet at roughly 0115 hrs ran into a barrage balloon cable near Quinton, some 6 miles south south west from Stratford-on-Avon. On hitting the ground the aircraft burst into flames.

    Crew.

    F/L. D U. Lowson DFC +
    P/O. N. McCarthy +
    Sgt. G E. Buckingham RCAF +
    Sgt. G. Farbrother +
    Sgt. S F. Drummond +
    P/O. J. Graney +

    Source - RAF Bomber Command Losses Vol.7 - W R. Chorley
     

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