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Peter Lancelot Andrewes

Servicenumber : 148330
Rank : Flying Officer (Air Bomber)
Regiment : Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit : 166 Squadron
Date of Death : 13-06-1944
Age : 22
Grave : Plot 4. Grave 306.
Peter Lancelot Andrewes was a son of Harry Lancelot Hale Andrewes and Winifred Andrewes, of Beckenham, Kent. He was married to Elizabeth Rose Andrewes (nee Presbury).
Andrewes was posted into 166 squadron on 21 February 1944. On 13 June 1944 he was aboard Lancaster MK III ND399. The plane's target was Gelsenkirchen in Germany. At about 02.30 hrs the Lancaster was shot down by a German night-fighter. It crashed at Ugchelen-Willemsbos, directly west of Apeldoorn. All 7 occupants died in the crash. Their names are:
John Stanley Kirton
James Patrick Coogan
James Lesney Lochhead
Peter Lancelot Andrewes
Alfred John Brazier
Cecil McClean
Frederick Ivan Spencer
 Picture: 12-09-2016
And life is all the sweeter
That he lived
R.I.P.
 
Photograph courtesy: Denise Brown
The crew of Lancaster MKIII ND399
 
Sources: Website CWGC, website https://aviation-safety.net and website http://raf166squadron.com

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