TracesOfWar needs your help! We miss photos of important sights in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Submit your photos to input@tracesofwar.com and it will be published!

Commonwealth War Graves Ancerville

On the General Cemetery in Ancerville are five Commonwealth war graves. These are the graves of F/O H.Coker, F/O F.Holbrook, F/L H.G.M.Robinson, F/O F.J.Lockwood, F/O D.D.Plantana.
On 14 July 1944 at 22:01 departed from RAF Upwood, the Lancaster PA984 with the mission to bomb the railways in Revigny, France to avoid the supply of German war materials to Normandy. After D-Day these types of operations were performed to support the advancing Allies. It was just before reaching the goal shot by a German night-fighter and crashed in Ancerville. In the crash, six crew members got killed, five of them are buried in this cemetery. A sixth victim F/O F.C.G. Debrock was a Belgian and was repatriated to Belgium. The other two crew members were taken prisoner of war by the Germans.

We like to add more information about the casualties buried in these graves. If you know more about these graves, please contact us.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!

Source

  • Text: TracesOfWar.nl
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com

Related books

Avro Aircraft since 1908
Avro Lancaster 1945-1965
The Avro Lancaster, Manchester and Lincoln
Avro Lancaster - Handley Page Halifax - Short S.29 Stirling