AR banner
Search Tips Advanced Search
Back to Top

• Kracker Archive
• Allied Losses
• Archiwum Polish
• Paradie Canadian
• Searchable Lists

Info LogoAdd to or correct this story with a few clicks.
Archive Report: Allied Forces

Compiled from official National Archive and Service sources, contemporary press reports, personal logbooks, diaries and correspondence, reference books, other sources, and interviews.
Check our Research databases: Database List


We seek additional information and photographs. Please contact us via the Helpdesk.

615 Squadron Crest
22.06.1940 No. 615 Squadron Hurricane I P2764 P/O. John R. Lloyd

Operation: Patrol

Date: 22nd June 1940 (Saturday)

Unit: No. 615 Squadron

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: P2764

Base: RAF Kenley

Location: Rouen, France

Pilot: P/O. John Richard Lloyd 90569 RAF Age 30. Killed


During a patrol in the morning of the 22nd June, P/O. Lloyd was attacked and shot down by a Bf110 near Rouen. Thought to have been the Luftwaffe ace Lt. Kuno-Adalbert Konopka (1) of 7./ZG 26 with the attack taking place at 09.10 hrs.

He is buried at the La Malleraye-sur-Seine Communal Cemetery where two Canadians from the crew of 428 Squadron Lancaster KB756 NA-Q are also buried.

(1) Lt. Kuno-Adalbert Konopka killed on the 26th September, 1940 during aerial combat at Freshwater, Isle of Wight. His unnamed gunner also KIA. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A on 21 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 3rd, another Hurricane on 22 June, 1940, Rouen, France. A 4th, a Spitfire over England on 10 July, 1940. His 5th and 6th, two Spitfires over England on 18 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1940, no location. (See credits)

Burial details: 

P/O. John Richard Lloyd. La Malleraye-sur-Seine Communal Cemetery. Row 1. Grave 1. Son of Lt.-Col. Sir John Conway Lloyd M.C. Born on the 19th April 1878 - died October 4th 1954, and Lady Marion Clive Lloyd of Abercynrig, Brecknockshire. The ashes of his father were scattered on the grave of his son. His son is also commemorated on a gravestone in the churchyard. Lady Marion Clive Lloyd was born on the 17th October 1883 - died October 4th 1962, Lady Marion Lloyd is buried at Llanfrynach St. Brynach Churchyard. P/O. Lloyd was born on the 13th May 1911 in Brecon, Wales. Both graves are inscribed “A Happy Warrior’. Granted a commission as Acting Pilot Officer on 3rd December 1938. He was confirmed in his appointment and graded as Pilot Officer on 7th July 1939.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot, with thanks to Kate Tame for grave photograph and visiting the Cemetery in 2012. Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1-3, Tom Kracker - 'Kracker Luftwaffe Archives'. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Pages of Outstanding Interest
History Airborne Forces •  Soviet Night Witches •  Bomber Command Memories •  Abbreviations •  Gardening Codenames
CWGC: Your Relative's Grave Explained •  USA Flygirls •  Axis Awards Descriptions •  'Lack Of Moral Fibre'
Concept of Colonial Discrimination  •  Unauthorised First Long Range Mustang Attack
RAAF Bomb Aimer Evades with Maquis •  SOE Heroine Nancy Wake •  Fane: Motor Racing PRU Legend
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, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Stan D. Bishop, John A. Hey MBE, Gerrie Franken and Maco Cillessen - Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Vols 1-6, Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton - Nachtjagd Combat Archives, Vols 1-13. Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
Click any image to enlarge it

Click to add your info via ticket on Helpdesk •Click to let us know via ticket on Helpdesk• Click to buy research books from Amazon •Click to explore the entire site
If you would like to comment on this page, please do so via our Helpdesk. Use the Submit a Ticket option to send your comments. After review, our Editors will publish your comment below with your first name, but not your email address.

A word from the Editor: your contribution is important. We welcome your comments and information. Thanks in advance.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them. - Laurence Binyon
All site material (except as noted elsewhere) is owned or managed by Aircrew Remembered and should not be used without prior permission.
© Aircrew Remembered 2012 - 2024
Last Modified: 22 August 2018, 21:54

Monitor Additions/Changes?Click to be informed of changes to this page. Create account for first monitor only, thereafter very fast. Click to close without creating monitor