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F/Sgt S.E. Eversfield - RCAF - R/54015

F/Sgt S.E. Eversfield - RCAF - R/54015
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
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16:00:03 Thursday, November 25, 2004
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F/Sgt Eversfield was killed 3/4-7-1943 on Lancaster W4958 of 12 Sqn and his name commemorated on Panel 181 of the Runnymede Memorial. In "They Shall Grow Not Old" (Allison) is mentioned: buried in the British Mil. Cem. South Cologne; his name is also inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial. (CWGC: Runnymede Panel 181). The a/c pres. crashed S of Cologne and one of the crew (Sgt C.W. Young) survived as a PoW. The navigator (Sgt L.S. Capp) lies buried Rheinberg War Cem. and might haven been initially buried South Cologne. Five other crew members like Eversfield missing. Which Canadian visitor of this board and living at Ottawa could check the Canadian archives what's on file for F/Sgt Eversfield.

Thanks in advance for your help - regards from Holland,

Henk.


RE: F/Sgt S.E. Eversfield - RCAF - R/54015
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
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16:31:33 Thursday, November 25, 2004
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Henk:

Check out these three websites on Google.(Floyd)

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=eversfield+and+No.12+Squadron&btnG=Google+Search&meta=


RE: F/Sgt S.E. Eversfield - RCAF - R/54015
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
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20:38:56 Saturday, November 27, 2004
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Henk:

Did you pick up this post?


RE: F/Sgt S.E. Eversfield - RCAF - R/54015
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
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11:39:44 Sunday, November 28, 2004
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Yes Floyd I did. Thanks for the links. However my entry on this board was to find out what gave rise to Les Allison to mention that Eversfield lies buried at the British Mil. Cem. South Cologne and his name also inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial (latter being correct according to the CWGC).

Regards,

Henk.


RE: F/Sgt S.E. Eversfield - RCAF - R/54015
Author: floyd williston (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:37:14 Sunday, November 28, 2004
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Is Eversfield listed in the register of the Cologne British Military) Cemetery? There are numerous examples of names on Runnymede prior to the bodies being discovered postwar. To my knowledge, none of these names have ever been removed from Runnymede nor from various monuments around the world. In most cases, once a name has been inscribed, it stays forever, unless....

On Canada's virtual memorial, only Runymede is indicated.

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=1269753

(Floyd)


RE: F/Sgt S.E. Eversfield - RCAF - R/54015
Author: HughAHalliday
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23:11:47 Monday, November 29, 2004
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Sydney Eric Eversfield, born 17 July 1908. Enlisted in RCAF, Ottawa, 17 June 1940 as Airframe Mechanic. To School of Technical Training, St. Thomas, Ontario, 31 July 1940. Promoted AC1, 7 December 1940. To No.13 Operational Training Squadron, 11 December 1940. To No. 120 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, 15 February 1941. Promoted LAC, 2 February 1942. To "Y" Depot, Halifax, 7 July 1942. Further details not immediately available to me without checking his service file (missing 4 July 1943).