Ivan Shingles


lancaster11mThere are three men on the war memorial who were killed in the second world war 1939/45, their names are Ivan Shingles, James Wright, and Kenneth Wyld.

Looking at The Commonwealth War Graves Commission register it contains just one Ivan Shingles, and he was Sergeant (Flight Engineer) No 1683367, of the 49 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, killed on the 19th July 1944. He lies in a collective grave in St. Ouen en Domprot Churchyard, France, with five of his crew members.

Serial number PB231, this aircraft was a mark 111 type Lancaster Bomber, and was one of four lost to 49 squadron on an operation to bomb the Railway junction at Revigny France. Intercepted by a nightfighter they were shot down crashing at St. Ouen en Domprot killing five crew and two being taken prisoner. Their aircraft took off from Fiskerton U.K. and this was the crews 16th mission.

ST. Ouen en Domprot ChurchyardThe above Graves are of Sergeant Ivan Shingles and his crew members who perished in the crash of 19/July 1944.

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