Commonwealth War Graves De Lutte
The Roman Catholic Cemetery of De Lutte contains five Commonwealth burials.
These are the graves of:
Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Sydney Hennan, 1028076, RAAF, age unknown
Flight Sergeant Conrad George Johnston, 412066, RAAF, age 27
Sergeant (Air Gnr.) John Fisher Morgan, 1417169, RAF, age 29
Flight Sergeant John Kevin Thompson, 422757, RAAF, age 20
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Leonard William Wykes, 1386942, RAF, age unknown
On 21 Januari 1944 departed from RAF Leconfield Halifax HX312 of the No. 466 Squadron RAF with the mission: a bombing raid over the city of Magdeburg. The aircraft was shot down at 0030 by the German night-fighter Oberleutnant Hans-Heinz Augenstein with his Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4. After that, the plane crashed in De Lutte. Of the seven crew members, five were killed, they are buried in this cemetery. The two survivors of the crash were taken prisoner of war by the Germans.
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- Text: Paul & Anneke Moerenhout
- Photos: Paul Moerenhout
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- W.R. CHORLEY, RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, 1944, Ian Allan Publishing, 1997.
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Point of interest
- Stumbling Stone C.F. Klaarstraat
- Stumbling Stones Veldstraat 34
- Stumbling Stone Oldenzaalsestraat 211
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Hennan, Sydney||January 22nd, 1944|
|Johnston, Conrad George||January 22nd, 1944|
|Morgan, John Fisher||January 22nd, 1944|
|Thompson, John Kevin||January 22nd, 1944|
|Wykes, Leonard William||January 22nd, 1944|