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Pilot Officer Patrick CHALONER LINDSEY (41036) of the Royal Air Force

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Hurricane I P2753
 AIR81/1213

Death of Death 1940-07-26 Age : 20 years.

Served in 601 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Plot 7. Row B. Grave 4. at Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France

More Details: SON OF THE REVD. CHARLES CHALONER LINDSEY, O.B.E., AND MAY LINDSEY, OF CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Hurricane I P2753 Date of Crash: 26 Jul 40 Unit 601 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , France
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerPatrick CHALONER LINDSEY (41036) Pilot Hurricane I P2753  AIR81/1213 1940-07-26601 Sqdn AIR27 FranceWimereux Communal Cemetery
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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