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George Lewis Copeland

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Copeland George Lewis 622353 Sgt (Air Gunner) 100 Sqn, RAF

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

  23    

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

31/07/1944 NW of Haverskerque Killed in action

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Haverskerque British Cemetery Row B Grave 18  

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

George and Mabel Copeland   Chippenham

Notes

Son of George and Mabel Copeland, of Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Took off from Grimsby at 2156 31 July to attack a flying bomb storage depot in Lancaster LM585. Crashed at 2335 to the NW of Haverskerque, 12km S of Hazebrouck.

FS JR Tones RNZAF
Sgt FJ Smith
Sgt LA Miller
Sgt ACE Sinclair (served as Sgt RA Gale)
FS JD Syverston RNZAF
Sgt A Osborn
Sgt GL Copeland

All the crew are buried in Haverskerque cemetery cemetery, the only RAF graves among the graves of 40 soldiers Killed in action in the retreat to Dunkirk.

WR CHorley "Bomber Command Losses"

Last updated - 08/11/2010

 

 


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