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182 Squadron Crest
19.04.1945 No. 182 Squadron Typhoon Ib SW412 F/O. Lawrence K. Jackson

Operation: Armed reconnaissance

Date: 19th April 1945 (Thursday)

Unit: No. 182 Squadron

Type: Typhoon Ib

Serial: SW412

Base: B164 ALG, Schleswig, Germany

Location: South east Wusterhausen, Germany

Pilot: F/O. Lawrence Kendall Jackson J/86071 RCAF Age 24. Killed


During attacks on German tanks near Bleckwedel his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. He called on his radio that he was about to bale out when shortly afterwards the aircraft exploded and crashed 1.5 miles south east of Wusterhausen. No parachute was seen to deploy.

Above left about to climb into his Typhoon with assistance from ‘perks’ (ground crew) and right F/O. Jackson laying on the wing for a publicity shot for the RCAF - both taken at Helmond, Holland a few weeks prior to his loss (courtesy Paradie Archives)

Lawrence Jackson during training at 55 Victoriaville, Quebec, June 1942 - front row, 3rd from right. He had also been based with 4 EFTS and 13 SFTS Canada during 1943 (courtesy John Colton)

Burial details:

F/O. Lawrence Kendall Jackson. Becklingen War Cemetery, Grave 12.B.1A. Son of Ira and Edith Jackson of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Husband of Dorothy Ada (nee Schuman)

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to John Colton (ex 137 Squadron Typhoon pilot, Dave Olsen, nephew of F/O. Jackson. Major Fred Paradie RCAF. Further sources as quoted below. James C. Fisk sponsored this page in April 2018.

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Remembering Lawrence Jackson, the uncle I never met, who died on this day in 1945, 3 weeks before the end of the war, in the skies over Germany. Lest we forget.

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