Airmen of Market Rasen and Middle Rasen who died during WW II

Airmen of Market Rasen and Middle Rasen

who died during WW II

Flight Lieut James D Hancocok

Airmen killed in Britain
Thomas Herbert Holmes, died in 1940, while training with the RAF. Thomas is buried in his family plot, Market Rasen.

Sergeant Pilot Francis Cocking, killed in flying accident in 1941 and is buried in town cemetery.

The crew of the Lancaster which crashed at Wickenby airfield on 22nd December 1944, buried in Market Rasen town cemetery.

The crew of the Wellington which crashed in Middle Rasen on 26th June 1944, buried in Harrogate military cemetery.

Flight Lieutenant James Douglas Hancock, killed on July 20th 1944 in Scotland. He is buried in the Christ Church churchyard, Fulwood, Yorkshire.

Sgt Victor A East was killed in a flying accident on 4th June 1942 at Burnfoot Farm, Newtyle, Angus. He is buried in Middle Rasen.

Airmen killed in Europe
Sergeant (Air Gunner), Roy Smith, killed on 8th May 1942, buried in Berlin War cemetery (joint grave).


Flying Officer William Alexander Fowlie, killed in action on 5th March 1943 in Germany, age 23.

Sergeant JOHN Marwood, was killed with 2 others on 8th July 1944 in France.


Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Ronald Walter Sutton, killed on 20th January 1944 in Germany, aged 21.


Flight Sergeant Frederick Edward Burton Burgess was killed when his airplane exploded on 23rd November 1943, in Germany skies.

Flying Sergeant Pilot Robert Edward Taylor was killed in action on 31st July 1943, age 23. He is buried in the Netherlands.


Leading Aircraftman Horace W Dent died on 22nd October 1947 and is buried in Cologne. CWGC.

Aircraftman 1st class James Edward Chambers (Smith), died of his wounds on 29th April 1942 in Egypt.

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