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1 Squadron Crest
05.06.1940 No. 1 Squadron Hurricane P/O. John A. Shepherd

Operation: Patrol

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


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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Burial details:

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.

KTY 10.06.2015

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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