Commonwealth War Graves Churchyard Perwez

In the Cemetery near the Church in Perwez are eight Commonwealth War Graves from World War II.

There lies the grave of Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), John Lewis Sullivan, 37643.
On May 14, 1940 Sullivan was shot down in Hurricane P2621 over Belgium by German fighter Oberleutnant Hans Hahn "Assi". The aircraft crashed near Perwez. John Lewis Sullivan is shown on photo 5.

The other seven victims all died on March 15, 1945.

Flying Officer (Air Bomber), George Henry Davis, J/35097, age 34
Flight Lieutenant (Nav.), Albert Gordon Edward, J/13417, age 31
Pilot Officer (Flt. Engr.),Alfred Charles Harris, 187961, age 35
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), Roy Robert Haw, J/85451, age 25
Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.), Robert Ernest Horne, J/195283, age 21
Flying Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.), Joseph Lucien Viateur Morin, J/37326, age 25
Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.), Peter Paul Repsys, J/93258, age 21

On March 15, 1945 departed at 1621 from Croft airfield, the Lancaster KB815 with a bombing mission over the city of Hagen in Germany. The aircraft crashed for unknown reasons in Perwez. In the crash, all crew members were killed, they are all buried in this cemetery.

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Source

  • Text: Paul Moerenhout
  • Photos: Family of J.L. Sullivan
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