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Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead

Servicenumber : R/91917
Rank : Flight Sergeant (Air Observer)
Regiment : Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit : 407 Squadron
Date of Death : 21-06-1942
Age : 25
Grave : Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 290.
Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead was a son of Frank and Iva Jane Aikenhead (nee Curtis). He was married to Annie Muriel Aikenhead (nee Bell), of Greenway, Manitoba, Canada. He was born on 23 December 1916. Before he joined the Army he worked as a store clerk in his father's store.
Together with four other aircraft, the plane of Aikenhead (Hudson MK IIIa FH346), was detailed to attack an enemy convoy, believed to number 13 vessels off Den Helder, The Netherlands. They took off from RAF Station Bircham Newton, at 2335hrs on the night of 19/20th June 1942. The aircraft crashed in the sea and none of the four men crew survived. The bodies of Sergeant Bennett and Sergeant Aikenhead washed ashore. Sergeant Bennett is buried in the Sage War Cemetery, near Cloppenburg, Germany. The bodies of the other two crew members were never found. It was only on his 2nd operational mission when he lost his life.
Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead never saw his only son Larry. His widow Annie did not re-marry and she passed away in 2009 aged 93.
 Picture: 15-04-2018
Ever remembered
By his wife, son,
Mother, father and brothers
 
Sources: Website CWGC, website http://www.626-squadron.co.uk and website https://www.veterans.gc.ca

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