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Sergeant Francis Donovan Ayerst

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Sergeant Francis Donovan Ayerst

Birth
Death 28 Jun 1943
At Sea
Burial Castricum, Castricum Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Memorial ID 121524182 View Source
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Avro Lancaster III (#EE195) aircraft, Code GZ-B, with its aircrew of seven airmen of 12 Squadron, went down into the sea off the coast of the Netherlands during a night operation against Cologne, Germany.
The seven airmen who perished in the crash were-
RCAF Flying Officer Howard Cedric TREHERNE,
RAFVR Sergeant Mervyn Barnaby NOBLE,
RAFVR Sergeant Francis Donovan AYERST,
RAF Squadron Leader Frederick John KNIGHT,
RAF Flight Sergeant Frank BIRKIN,
RAFVR Sergeant Ernest Frederick LAWRENCE and
RAFVR Sergeant James Roy BOXALL.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Service Number: 1377776
Age: 31
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 12 RAF Squadron; RAF Wickenby in Lincolnshire
(MOTTO-‘Leads The Field’)

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ayerst; husband of Joan Clare Ayerst of Bognor Regis, Sussex, England.

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  • Maintained by: Kathryn Moore
  • Originally Created by: R & S
  • Added: 9 Dec 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 121524182
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121524182/francis-donovan-ayerst : accessed ), memorial page for Sergeant Francis Donovan Ayerst (unknown–28 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 121524182, citing Castricum Protestant Cemetery, Castricum, Castricum Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands ; Maintained by Kathryn Moore (contributor 48793983) .