Monday 18th December 1939 - Shipping Reconnaissance Mission off Wilhelmshaven

 

Monday 18th December 1939
  Pilot Officer Eric Francis Lines
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Son of Maj. Ernest Walter Lines, M.B.E., and Blanche Lines, of Brighton, Sussex
P/O. Lines was posted to No. 9 Squadron on the 27th September 1939 having been granted a permanent commission as a Pilot Officer

RAF

Wellington Mk.1a

N2940   

WS-??

Missing. Body never found. Presumed Killed in Action

9 Sqn

RAF Honington

Bomber Command

take-off 08:55

Believed shot down by Me-110 of IV JG1 during return from reconnaissance / strike mission to Wilhelmshaven

Crashed off coast of Wilhelmshaven, Germany

commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 1.