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Sgt Lewis
04.07.1940 No.222 Squadron Spitfire IA N3294 Sgt. Lewis

Operation: Non-operational flight?

Date: 4th July 1940 (Thursday)

Unit: No. 222 Squadron RAF

Type: Supermarine Spitfire IA

Serial No: N3294

Location: Near Withernsea, Yorkshire.

Pilot: Sgt. Emrys Ivor Lewis 531760 RAF Age 24. Killed.

REASON FOR LOSS:

This aircraft dived into the ground out of cloud. 

(No further details in our records regarding the crash, if anyone can add further details we would very much like to hear from you).

Sgt. Emrys Ivor Lewis (via Pat Gariepy)


Burial details:

Sgt. Emrys Ivor Lewis. Llandinorwig Churchyard, Caernarvonshire.

Son of Thomas Hugh and Elinor Lewis, of Llannerchymedd, Angelsey.

With thanks to Pat Gariepy September 2011

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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