207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY

207 Squadron RAF Association - Monday May 9th 2005
CWGC Cemetery Leopoldsburg - The Cooke Crew

207 Sqn 12 Sep 1944 Lancaster LM261 EM-C: op Darmstadt

Took off 2104 hrs RAF Spilsby.

All were reported to have been buried originally in the US Military Cemetery at Les Fosses, Belgium.

Pilot: F/O DC Cooke RAFVR
Flt Eng: Sgt AH Davies RAFVR
Navigator: F/O EJ Brian RCAF
Bomb Aimer: F/O RB Gowan RCAF
Wireless Op: W/O JM Bingham RAFVR
Mid Upper: P/O WL Moxley RCAF
Rear Gunner: P/O JJ Milne RCAF

 


Fred Pearce, Flight Mechanic for 3
years on the wartime 207,
lays the Cooke crew's wreath

 

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COOKE CREW EM-C LM261

COOKE, DAVID CLIFFORD Flying Officer (Pilot) RAFVR 207 Sqdn.

Age: 31 died 12/09/1944
Service No: 162972
Son of the Revd. David Cooke and Clara A. Cooke, of Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire; husband of Kathleen Cooke.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII.E.14.
Lancaster LM261 EM-C

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DAVIES, ARTHUR HENRY Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) RAFVR 207 Sqdn.

Age: 21 died 12/09/1944
Service No: 1435786
Son of Arthur W. and Emily E. Davies, of Shoreditch, London.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII.E.11.
Lancaster LM261 EM-C

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BRIAN, EDWARD JOSEPH Canadian Flying Officer (Nav.) RCAF 207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Age: 27 died 12/09/1944
Service No: J/29586
Son of Michael Edward and Blanche M. Brian, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII.E.12.
Lancaster LM261 EM-C

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BINGHAM, JOHN MICHAEL Warrant Officer (W. Op./Air Gnr.) RAFVR 207 Sqdn.

Age: 23 died 12/09/1944
Service No: 941122
Son of Sydney 0. and Annie K. G. Bingham, of Shirland, Derbyshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII.E.13.
Lancaster LM261 EM-C

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GOWAN, RONALD BURTIS Canadian Flying Officer (Air Bomber) RCAF 207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Age: 21 died 12/09/1944
Service No: J/29680
Son of Burtis Clark Gowan, and of Mabel M. Gowan, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII.E.15.
Lancaster LM261 EM-C

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MOXLEY, WILBUR LEE Canadian Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) RCAF 207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Age: 19 died 12/09/1944
Service No: J/90227
Son of Lee Nathaniel and Edna Catherine Moxley, of Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII.E.16.
Lancaster LM261 EM-C

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Age: 30 died 12/09/1944
Service No: J/89413
Son of James and Elizabeth Milne; husband of Edna Theresa Milne, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII.E.17.
Lancaster LM261 EM-C

last update 29 Jul 05
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