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Sergeant George Swinton Aikenhead

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Sergeant George Swinton Aikenhead

Birth
Death
15 Jun 1941
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial
Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Plot
Grave 71.
Memorial ID
142306456 View Source

Sergeant Aikenhead was the rear gunner on 115 Squadron's Vickers Wellington Mk IC (#R1721) - KO-R aircraft, with an aircrew of six, which took off on 12 June from RAF Marham on a night air operation over Hamm, Germany. Due to engine trouble, the pilot of R1721 had to jettison the rest of the bomb load; on the return flight the remaining engine cut out as the Wellington approached the aerodrome and it struck a tree and crashed. Sergeant Aikenhead was the only member of the crew seriously injured; he died of his injuries two days later.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gunner
Service No: 632038
Age: 27
Service: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 Squadron

Son of George and Marion Aikenhead.

Sergeant Aikenhead was the rear gunner on 115 Squadron's Vickers Wellington Mk IC (#R1721) - KO-R aircraft, with an aircrew of six, which took off on 12 June from RAF Marham on a night air operation over Hamm, Germany. Due to engine trouble, the pilot of R1721 had to jettison the rest of the bomb load; on the return flight the remaining engine cut out as the Wellington approached the aerodrome and it struck a tree and crashed. Sergeant Aikenhead was the only member of the crew seriously injured; he died of his injuries two days later.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gunner
Service No: 632038
Age: 27
Service: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 Squadron

Son of George and Marion Aikenhead.


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