EXTON, GEORGE EDWARD

Age
20
Parents
Son of George Kent and Susanna Emilie Exton of Gosport, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Service number
640689
Date of death
1940-07-18
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Royal Air Force
Plot 4 | Row AB | Grave 12

"MY BELOVED SON. 'FOR GOD, TRUTH AND RIGHT THEY CONQUERED THE TYRANT'S MIGHT'"

Military grave
Additional info

Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV R3661 (PZ-A) 53 Squadron, RAF failed to return from combat operations over the Netherlands. The aircraft crashed into the sea. A crew of 3 was killed.

They took off for an Armed Recce operation to Vlissingen, Netherlands. Shot down by fighter Feldwebel Georg Kiening of the 6./JG 54, who was flying a Bf 109E from Vlissingen airfield. Kiening was killed in action on June 30, 1941.

 
Flying Officer John Edward Mahony 39237 (Pilot) Royal Air Force. Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom Panel  6.


Sergeant Denys Arthur Keetley 74777 (Observer) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom Panel  16.


Sergeant George Edward Exton 640689 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Royal Air Force.