HILTZ, LAWRENCE DONALD

Birthdate
Birthplace
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of Lawrence Carlton Hiltz, and of Freda Jean Hiltz of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Clerk
Service number
R/88319
Engagement
1941-04-21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Overseas
1942-01-07, United Kingdom
Date of death
1942-08-29
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 12 | Row E | Grave 9

"OUR DEARLY LOVED AND ONLY SON"

Military grave
Additional info

Awarded the Air Gunner Badge on November 8, 1941.

 

 

Assigned to the 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Royal Air Force on August 18, 1942.

Wellington 3, DF 673AA (also reported as BJ 673) was brought down at 2315 hrs by a German fighter. After their bomber caught fire the crew bailed out at low altitude, killing all 5 members. The bomber crashed in the area of Pereboomsgat, Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium. They were on a large mission to bomb Nuremberg, Germany. Other reports say that they were shot down on the returning flight.

Crew:
Flight Sergeant Sydney Bernard Davis 1165309 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Charles Henry Vickers 1115126 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Horace David Baittle R/79439 (Observer) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Lawrence Donald Hiltz R/88319 ( Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Daniel Archibald McKay R/73282 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

75 New Zealand Sqdn. memorial Moerbeke.