A Virtual Cemetery created by Mike McQuaid

Avro Lancasters PB428 and LM648

Both aircraft were returning to their base at Spilsby, Lincolnshire from a mission to Harborg on the 11th November 1944 when they collided near the airfield. PB428, from 207 Squadron crashed at the village of Bratoft and LM648 from 44 squadron came down north of Scremby airfield. All on board both aircraft were killed. The crews were:- PB428F/O (Pilot) 130251 Peter William Angus Sparks RAFVR aged 25F/O (flight engineer) 51876 Augustine Frederick Anthony Cullington RAF aged 24P/O (Navigator) J/92726 Wilton Garnet Armour RCAF aged 22F/O (Air Bomber) AUS/420808John Albert Baker RAAF aged 27P/O (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) AUS/424880 Arthur Leslie Plowman RAAF aged 27Sgt (Air Gunner) 1895775 James Nugent RAFVR aged 20Flt Sgt (Air Gunner) K/251459 George Rye RCAF aged 19.LM648F/O (Pilot) 161398 Paul Arthur Charles Caryer RAFVR aged 23Sgt (Flight engineer) 1815438 Robert Douglas Driscoll RAFVR aged 20F/O (Navigator)J/39373 Chesley Reginald Grassie RCAF aged22F/O (Air Bomber) 154683 Dennis Sullivan Arnett RAFVR aged 23Flt/Sgt (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) AUS/422619 Donald Lamont MitchellRAAF aged 21Sgt (Air Gunner) 2206220 Derrick Keen RAFVR aged 19Sgt (Air Gunner) 1591457 John Routledge RAFVR aged 19With thanks to aircrewremembered.com and researcher Wendy Gruner (the daughter of P/O Plowman) for the information.

14 memorials
Pilot Officer Wilton Garnet Armour

Pilot Officer Wilton Garnet Armour

1922 – 11 Nov 1944

Harrogate, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England Sec. G. Row C. Grave 20,

Plot info: Sec. G. Row C. Grave 20

FO Dennis Sullivan Arnett

FO Dennis Sullivan Arnett

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Cheadle, Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England Sec. K. Grave 132.,

Plot info: Sec. K. Grave 132.

Flying Officer John Albert Baker

Flying Officer John Albert Baker

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Grave 15151.,

Plot info: Grave 15151.

 Paul Arthur Charles Caryer

Paul Arthur Charles Caryer

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Newmarket, Forest Heath District, Suffolk, England Plot H. Grave 1158A.,

Plot info: H. Grave 1158A.

Flying Officer ( Flt Engr. ) Augustine Frederick Anthony Cullington

Flying Officer ( Flt Engr. ) Augustine Frederick Anthony Cullington

30 Dec 1919 – 11 Nov 1944

Ford, Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England Sec. T.W. Grave 81.,

Plot info: Sec. T.W. Grave 81.

No grave photo

Sgt Robert Douglas Driscoll

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Shrewsbury, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England

 Chesney Reginald Grassie

Chesney Reginald Grassie

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Harrogate, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England Sec. G. Row C. Grave 18.,

Plot info: Sec. G. Row C. Grave 18.

SGT Derrick Keen

SGT Derrick Keen

1925 – 11 Nov 1944

Newhey, Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England North Plot. Row O. Grave 13.,

Plot info: North . Row O. Grave 13.

Flight Sergeant Donald Mitchell

Flight Sergeant Donald Mitchell

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Grave 15153.,

Plot info: Grave 15153.

No grave photo

Sgt James Nugent

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland Sec. S. Grave 334.,

Plot info: Sec. S. Grave 334.

Pilot Officer Arthur Leslie Plowman

Pilot Officer Arthur Leslie Plowman

unknown – 11 Nov 1944

Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Grave 15152.,

Plot info: Grave 15152.

Sgt. John Routledge

Sgt. John Routledge

1925 – 11 Nov 1944

Penrith, Eden District, Cumbria, England Sec Green. Row KKK. Grave 9,

Plot info: Sec Green. Row KKK. Grave 9

Flt Sgt George Rye
No grave photo

Flt Sgt George Rye

1925 – 11 Nov 1944

Harrogate, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England Sec. G. Row C. Grave 19.,

Plot info: Sec. G. Row C. Grave 19.

Fl Off William Angus "Peter" Sparks

Fl Off William Angus "Peter" Sparks

1919 – 11 Nov 1944

Barking, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Greater London, England Sec. H. Grave 1706.,

Plot info: Sec. H. Grave 1706.

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