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Flight Sergeant Peter John Edward Maddox

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Flight Sergeant Peter John Edward Maddox

Birth
Death
19 Apr 1944
Coveney, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Cowes, Isle of Wight Unitary Authority, Isle of Wight, England
Plot
Plot 34 , Grave 9504
Memorial ID
147432619 View Source

Rank: Flight Sergeant
Trade: W.Op./Air Gnr.
Service No: 1334594
Date of Death: 19/04/1944
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn.

Son of Herbert William and Mary Maddox, of Cowes.

Find A Grave contributor SJ Hearn:
Flight Sergeant Maddox was one of seven airmen of 115 RAF Squadron, based at RAF Witchford in Cambridgeshire, who perished in the crash of their Avro Lancaster Mk.I (#LL867) A4-J aircraft at Coveney, near Ely in Cambridgeshire. The Lancaster had earlier taken flight from Witchford on a bombing operation, over the railway yards at Rouen in France, following which it was shot down, on its return flight, over its own Witchford aerodrome by an intruding German Messerschmitt 410 night fighter.
The seven casualties of this attack were-
RCAF Warrant Officer Class II Henry BENNIS,
RNZAF Flight Lieutenant Charlie EDDY,
RAFVR Sergeant Alfred Frank LANGRIDGE,
RAFVR Flight Sergeant PeterJohn Edward MADDOX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Leslie MURPHY,
RAF Sergeant Harold Edward George PUGH and
RAFVR Flying Officer Albert SMITH.

Rank: Flight Sergeant
Trade: W.Op./Air Gnr.
Service No: 1334594
Date of Death: 19/04/1944
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn.

Son of Herbert William and Mary Maddox, of Cowes.

Find A Grave contributor SJ Hearn:
Flight Sergeant Maddox was one of seven airmen of 115 RAF Squadron, based at RAF Witchford in Cambridgeshire, who perished in the crash of their Avro Lancaster Mk.I (#LL867) A4-J aircraft at Coveney, near Ely in Cambridgeshire. The Lancaster had earlier taken flight from Witchford on a bombing operation, over the railway yards at Rouen in France, following which it was shot down, on its return flight, over its own Witchford aerodrome by an intruding German Messerschmitt 410 night fighter.
The seven casualties of this attack were-
RCAF Warrant Officer Class II Henry BENNIS,
RNZAF Flight Lieutenant Charlie EDDY,
RAFVR Sergeant Alfred Frank LANGRIDGE,
RAFVR Flight Sergeant PeterJohn Edward MADDOX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Leslie MURPHY,
RAF Sergeant Harold Edward George PUGH and
RAFVR Flying Officer Albert SMITH.


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  • Created by: Arborist
  • Added: 4 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 147432619
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147432619/peter-john_edward-maddox: accessed ), memorial page for Flight Sergeant Peter John Edward Maddox (unknown–19 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 147432619, citing Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, Isle of Wight Unitary Authority, Isle of Wight, England; Maintained by Arborist (contributor 47209972).