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Group Captain Eric Cecil EATON (37224) of the Royal Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III ND409
 IBCC

Death of Death 1944-04-28 Age : 32 years.

Served in 156 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 4. D. 1-7. at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: SON OF JOSEPH AND MAUDE CHARLOTTE EATON, OF CROYDON, SURREY; HUSBAND OF ELIZABETH PATEN EATON.

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Awards for Eric Cecil EATON 37224

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1942-11-06DFCWg CdrEric Cecil EATON (37224)101 Sqdn
Notification only London Gazette No. 35773, Dated 1942-11-06

London Gazette Entries

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NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
37224Wing Commander Eric Cecil EATONLondon Gazette supplement : 35773 , Dated 1942-11-03 , Download #35773
37224E C EATONLondon Gazette issue : 35503 , Dated 1942-03-27 , Download #35503
1372241338991 Herbert William Coombs WILSONLondon Gazette supplement : 35930 , Dated 1943-03-05 , Download #35930
137224H W C WILSONLondon Gazette supplement : 36140 , Dated 1943-08-17 , Download #36140
737224H W C WILSONLondon Gazette supplement : 36941 , Dated 1945-02-13 , Download #36941

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 28 Apr 44 Aircraft: Lancaster III ND409 Unit 156 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 2235 27 April 1944 from Upwood. shot down by a night-fighter crashing into a wooded area 1 km W of Neuhausen (Engen) 2 km S of Engen.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantJohn Reginald DODDS (403838) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Group CaptainEric Cecil EATON (37224) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth Gordon FRANKLIN (402991) Air Bomber Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderLeslie Henry GLASSPOOL (110789) Navigator ( Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantColin Alfred KIDD (42952) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRobert George SHARLAND (138832) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerPhilip WADSWORTH (53497) Flight Engi Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery

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440428 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 28-4-1944EATON, Eric Cecil - Gp/Cpt (Pilot) - he's in Chorley's BCL 1944, page 197, as pilot of Lancaster III ND409 GT-S. His Service Number is 37224. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 30th January 2014 11:14:40
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