05.06.1940 No. 1 Squadron Hurricane P/O. John A. Shepherd
Date: 05th June 1940 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 1 Squadron
Type: Hurricane I
Serial: No details available.
Code: No details available.
Base: RAF Chateaudun, France
Location: Near Rouen France
Pilot: P/O. John Adamson Shepherd 41621 RAF Age 25. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a patrol engaged enemy and shot down over Rouen, France.
P/O. John Adamson Shepherd and his original grave marker.
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P/O. John Adamson Shepherd. St. Sever Cemetery Ext, Rouen. Block S. Plot 4. Row O. Grave 4. Son of Reginald Andrew Shepherd and May Allen Havergal (née Adamson) His twin brother, Cpl. Reginald Alistair Shepherd MM. K/46340, also lost his life later in the war serving with the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment Royal Canadian Infantry Coprs on the 05th April 1945 in Holland.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to sources as quoted below.
Right: Grave of his twin brother, Cpl. Reginald Alistair Shepherd MM. K/46340 RCIC.