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Sgt John Edwin Hammond

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Sgt John Edwin Hammond

Birth
England
Death
25 Mar 1944 (aged 21–22)
Netherlands
Burial
Gorssel, Lochem Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Memorial ID
13884848 View Source

Son of William and Daisy L. Hammond of Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Military number 1576457.
Sergeant (W. Op./Air), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn.
Died at Age 22.
Aircraft: Lancaster II LL694. MSN: KO-N
Unit 115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Took off 1837 24 Mar 1944 from RAF Witchford for an operation to Berlin, Germany. Shot down by Oberleutnant Hptm Martin Drewes of the Stab 111/NJG 1 WHO HAD TAKEN OFF FROM Twente airfield at 22:50 Hours, in a Bf 110 G-4. Luftwaffe night-fighter ace, he survived the war and emigrated to Brazil where he married a Brazilian woman, he died in 2013.The aircraft crashed 00.20 on 25th March 1944 at Epse in Gelderland, 4 km SSE of Deventer.All of the crew of the LL694 were buried on March 27 in Gorssel General Cemetery.

CREW OF THE II LL694
Sgt Robert Leslie COULTER (R/157337) Air Gunner
COULTER

Flying Officer Edward John DEEMER (J/22055) Air Bomber
DEEMER

Sgt rthur DIGGLE (1536835) Flight Engi
DIGGLE

Flight Sergeant John Laurence DUFFY (413046) Navigator
DUFFY

Sgt John Edwin HAMMOND (1576457) Wireless Op
HAMMOND

Sgt Alexander John HULL (1890106) Air Gunner
HULL

Pilot Officer Thomas Elliott VIPOND (54224) Pilot
VIPOND

Son of William and Daisy L. Hammond of Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Military number 1576457.
Sergeant (W. Op./Air), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn.
Died at Age 22.
Aircraft: Lancaster II LL694. MSN: KO-N
Unit 115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Took off 1837 24 Mar 1944 from RAF Witchford for an operation to Berlin, Germany. Shot down by Oberleutnant Hptm Martin Drewes of the Stab 111/NJG 1 WHO HAD TAKEN OFF FROM Twente airfield at 22:50 Hours, in a Bf 110 G-4. Luftwaffe night-fighter ace, he survived the war and emigrated to Brazil where he married a Brazilian woman, he died in 2013.The aircraft crashed 00.20 on 25th March 1944 at Epse in Gelderland, 4 km SSE of Deventer.All of the crew of the LL694 were buried on March 27 in Gorssel General Cemetery.

CREW OF THE II LL694
Sgt Robert Leslie COULTER (R/157337) Air Gunner
COULTER

Flying Officer Edward John DEEMER (J/22055) Air Bomber
DEEMER

Sgt rthur DIGGLE (1536835) Flight Engi
DIGGLE

Flight Sergeant John Laurence DUFFY (413046) Navigator
DUFFY

Sgt John Edwin HAMMOND (1576457) Wireless Op
HAMMOND

Sgt Alexander John HULL (1890106) Air Gunner
HULL

Pilot Officer Thomas Elliott VIPOND (54224) Pilot
VIPOND


Inscription

THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD
AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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Row A, Coll. grave 16-18.

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