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Flight Lieutenant Charlie Eddy

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Flight Lieutenant Charlie Eddy

Birth
Death
19 Apr 1944
Coveney, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot
Grave 13761.
Memorial ID
32378793 View Source

Flight Lieutenant Eddy was one of seven airmen of 115 RAF Squadron, based at RAF Witchford in Cambridgeshire, who perished in the crash of 115 Squadron's 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.

Military Service-
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: NZ39003
Age: 29
Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron [MOTTO: “Despite the elements”]

Awards/Honours: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Son of Matthew Ernest and Isabella Eddy of Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

Flight Lieutenant Eddy was one of seven airmen of 115 RAF Squadron, based at RAF Witchford in Cambridgeshire, who perished in the crash of 115 Squadron's 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.

Military Service-
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: NZ39003
Age: 29
Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron [MOTTO: “Despite the elements”]

Awards/Honours: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Son of Matthew Ernest and Isabella Eddy of Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

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