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Pilot Officer Patrick CHALONER LINDSEY (41036) of the Royal Air Force
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|
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|Rank||Name, Number, Trade & Details||Date||Unit||Country||Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref|
|Pilot Officer||Patrick CHALONER LINDSEY (41036) Pilot Hurricane I P2753 AIR81/1213||1940-07-26||601 Sqdn AIR27||France||Wimereux Communal Cemetery|
|Source||Henk Welting's Database|
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