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Jack Lesney Lochhead

Servicenumber : 427215
Rank : Flying Officer (Navigator)
Regiment : Royal New Zealand Air Force
Unit : 166 Squadron Royal Air Force
Date of Death : 13-06-1944
Age : 21
Grave : Plot 4. Grave 307
Jack Lesney Lochhead
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
 
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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