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Sergeant Harold Edward George “Teddy” Pugh

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Sergeant Harold Edward George “Teddy” Pugh

Birth
Catford, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Death
19 Apr 1944 (aged 23)
Coveney, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Hindringham, North Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
Plot
Grave 95.
Memorial ID
99298974 View Source

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

Military Service-
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Trade: Air Bomber
Service Number: 658462
Age: 24
Service: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron [MOTTO: “Despite the elements”]

Son of Harold Bridger Pugh and Elsie Pugh. He left a widow, Olive Edna Pugh of Hindringham.

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

Military Service-
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Trade: Air Bomber
Service Number: 658462
Age: 24
Service: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron [MOTTO: “Despite the elements”]

Son of Harold Bridger Pugh and Elsie Pugh. He left a widow, Olive Edna Pugh of Hindringham.

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