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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Leslie William Barnard

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Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Leslie William Barnard

Birth
Ewell, Epsom and Ewell Borough, Surrey, England
Death
7 Aug 1942 (aged 20–21)
Kessel, Peel en Maas Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial
Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Plot
Coll. grave 12. E. 7-9.
Memorial ID
13804862 View Source

Leslie Barnard was 21 years old Son of George and Mary Elizabeth Barnard; husband of Barbara Ena Barnard, of Ewell, Surrey. ( volunteered) with No. 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron of the RAF. After several successful bombardment flights over the European mainland, the flight with the Stirling bomber to Düsseldorf on 7 August 1942 became his last. The aircraft was shot down by a German fighter pilot and crashed near Kessel (L). Four of the seven crew members were killed. After an emergency funeral in Venlo, they were jointly reburied at the Jonkerbos military cemetery in Nijmegen.

Leslie Barnard was 21 years old Son of George and Mary Elizabeth Barnard; husband of Barbara Ena Barnard, of Ewell, Surrey. ( volunteered) with No. 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron of the RAF. After several successful bombardment flights over the European mainland, the flight with the Stirling bomber to Düsseldorf on 7 August 1942 became his last. The aircraft was shot down by a German fighter pilot and crashed near Kessel (L). Four of the seven crew members were killed. After an emergency funeral in Venlo, they were jointly reburied at the Jonkerbos military cemetery in Nijmegen.


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