Advertisement

Advertisement

Flying Officer Albert Smith

Birth
Death
19 Apr 1944
Coveney, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Queensbury, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Plot
Sec. A. Grave 20.
Memorial ID
179282865 View Source

1944 June Quarter death registration-
Name: Smith, Albert---Age: 23
District: Ely (Volume & Page: 3b & 561)

Flying Officer Smith 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 Peter John Edward MADDOX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Leslie MURPHY,
RAF Sergeant Harold Edward George PUGH and
RAFVR Flying Officer Albert SMITH.

Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Navigator
Service No: 132712
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron [MOTTO: “Despite the elements”]

1944 June Quarter death registration-
Name: Smith, Albert---Age: 23
District: Ely (Volume & Page: 3b & 561)

Flying Officer Smith 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 Peter John Edward MADDOX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Leslie MURPHY,
RAF Sergeant Harold Edward George PUGH and
RAFVR Flying Officer Albert SMITH.

Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Navigator
Service No: 132712
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron [MOTTO: “Despite the elements”]

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Frontierkoala
  • Originally Created by: SJB Hearn
  • Added: 12 May 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 179282865
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179282865/albert-smith: accessed ), memorial page for Flying Officer Albert Smith (unknown–19 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 179282865, citing Queensbury Cemetery, Queensbury, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England; Maintained by Frontierkoala (contributor 50543487).