Commonwealth War Graves, RAF 90 Sqdn – General Cemetery Montfoort, Utrecht, the Netherlands


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Commonwealth War Graves Montfoort, the Netherlands

The general cemetery at Montfoort, Utrecht, the Netherlands

On the general cemetery at the village of Montfoort, Utrecht, the Netherlands are the Commonwealth War Graves of the 8 crew members of a Stirling Mk I – BF 415 bomber, belonging to RAF 90 (night bomber) Squadron.

The plane took off from Ridgewell Airfield, Essex, England at 18:22 on Februari 3rd 1943, on a mission to Hamburg Germany, when it was shot down by a German night fighter over Willeskop, 10 miles south-west of Utrecht.

All crew members died in the crash. It was the first operation loss for 90 Sqdn. since their reformation on 7 November 1942.
On this mission air gunner Frederick Arthur Parton replaced their usual rear gunner, who had fallen ill.

Commonwealth War Graves of bomber crew RAF 90 Squadron

Commonwealth War Graves of bomber crew of Stirling I – BF 415, RAF 90 Squadron

The names of the crew members buried at Montfoort:

  • ADAM, GEORGE CHIRREY
    United Kingdom, Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gnr), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • EGAN, PATRICK JOSEPH
    United Kingdom, Sergeant (Air Gnr), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • JENKINS, LESLIE HOWARD
    United Kingdom, Sergeant (Flt Engr), Royal Air Force
  • MACDOUGALL, GEORGE DOUGLAS
    Canada, Pilot Officer (Pilot), Royal Canadian Air Force
  • MACTAVISH, CLAUD GORDON HUMPHREY
    United Kingdom, Sergeant (Obs), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • PARTON, FREDERICK ARTHUR
    United Kingdom, Flying Officer (Air Gnr), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • STEPHENS, GERALD
    United Kingdom, Pilot Officer (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • WILLIAMS, RICHARD THOMPSON
    United Kingdom, Sergeant (Nav), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve




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