Sgt John Gordon Alderson

Sgt John Gordon Alderson

Birth
Ontario, Canada
Death 1 May 1943 (aged 21–22)
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Kleve, Kreis Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Plot 17. B. 13.
Memorial ID 56032091 · View Source
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R/89283 Sergeant [Flight Engineer]
John Gordon Alderson.
The Royal Canadian Air Force.
seconded to
106 Squadron, The Royal Air Force.
aged 22.

son of William Thomas Anderson and Elspeth Mary Moore Anderson, of Alliston, Ontario, Canada.

John was the Flight Engineer of a Lancaster bomber which crashed whilst on a mission to attack the Krupps steelworks at Essen.

The story of the flight is noted at the following site, The Aircrew Remembrance Society, noted under the name of the pilot Sydney Abel


The crew of the Avro Lancaster Mark 1, ED 451, Code ZN-O, all of whom are buried in Reichswald Cemetery, were
Pilot: Sydney Abel
Flight Engineer: John Gordon Alderson
Pilot/Navigator: Vincent Anthony Nono
Pilot/Air Bomber: Stanley Plaskett
W'less Op/Air Gnr: Charles Malcolm Harrower
Air Gunner: Alfred Lionel Barber
Air Gunner: Douglas Brown


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  • Maintained by: John
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56032091
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John Gordon Alderson (1921–1 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56032091, citing Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Kreis Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .