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Sgt Alfred Frank Langridge

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Sgt Alfred Frank Langridge

Birth
London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
Death
19 Apr 1944 (aged 32–33)
Coveney, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Croydon, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England
Plot
Plot P.P. Grave 40031
Memorial ID
72936008 View Source

Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn. Age: 32. Service No: 1812710. Husband of Agnes May Langridge, of South Croydon.

Sergeant Langridge 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.
(info by SJ Hearn)

Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn. Age: 32. Service No: 1812710. Husband of Agnes May Langridge, of South Croydon.

Sergeant Langridge 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.
(info by SJ Hearn)


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IN LIFE A COMFORT
AND HAPPINESS TO MANY;
IN MEMORY AN INSPIRATION
FOR THE DAYS TO COME.

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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 6 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 72936008
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72936008/alfred-frank-langridge: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Alfred Frank Langridge (1911–19 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 72936008, citing Croydon Cemetery and Crematorium, Croydon, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479).