John E WILKES

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERT-223105 (10601398)
AGE37 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1907 MASSACHUSETTS
STATEBristol Country RHODE ISLAND
FAMILYMarried
RANKFlight/Officer
FONCTIONBomber
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSalespersonsRI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT2 september 1943
SQUADRON9th Squadron
GROUP12nd Repl Depot
ARMYRoyal Air Force
DATE OF DEATH11 april 1944wilkes john e tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSt-Pierre-des-Corps - Tours
DATA PLAN

Avro Lancaster - type B I/B III - s/n DV198 WS-U

avro lancaster

Mission: Tours (37): railway facilities - Tryoportation Plan (But the systematic destruction of marshalling yards, railway junctions, railway lines in France, Belgium and West Germany, which could allow the delivery of supplies and reinforcements to oppose the landing of Allied armies on the Normandy coast.)

Take-Off: le 10 april to 22h49 from station Bardney, Lincolnshire UK

Shot down by flak

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

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PlotRowGrave
B1034
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Air Medal + OLCPhoto FDLM
usaf  Royal Airforce Badge
 
 

Crew Avro Lancaster - type B I/B III - s/n DV198 WS-U

P/Officer Colin Albert PEAK Pilot Royal Australian Air Force Dead Cim Com Nantes Pont-du-Cens (44) 21 yo PEAK
Sergeant Eric Warnford KINDRED Mecanic Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Dead Cim Com Nantes Pont-du-Cens (44) 27 yo KINDRED
Sergeant Thomas William VAREY Navigator Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Dead Cim Com Nantes Pont-du-Cens (44) 33 yo VAREY
Flight/Officer John E WILKES Bomber USAAF Dead Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer (14)    
Sergeant Vernon William George TORBETT Radio Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Dead Cim Com Nantes Pont-du-Cens (44) 21 yo TORBETT
Sergeant John Weir NELSON Gunner Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Dead Cim Com Nantes Pont-du-Cens (44) 23 yo NELSON
Sergeant John HOGAN Gunner Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Dead Cim Com Nantes Pont-du-Cens (44) 22 yo HOGAN

INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Absa3945.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud