Lancaster ND952 of RAF 626 Squadron was shot down on the 1st of July 1944 during an air raid on railway yards near Vierzon, France, just South of Orleans. Of the 118 participating Lancasters, eleven were lost.
Only three of the Lancasters crew managed to get out of the plane. The four men buried at Theillay Communal Cemetery presumably died in the crash.
- ARCHIBALD ORR, RAF (Pilot), Service No: 54772
- SIDNEY STONE, RAF Sergeant (Air Gunner), Service No: 1816613
- DAVID CORNFOOT BROWN, RCAF (Air Gunner), Service No: J/89961
- THOMAS WHITE, RAF Sergeant (Flight Engineer), Service No: 925205
Visit Theillay Communal Cemetery
You can find the Commonwealth war graves of the RAF service men on the far left corner when you enter the cemetery gate.