Flight Sergeant Jeffrey Gordon LANE

Service No: 25514
Born: Lismore NSW, 8 January 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 April 1941
Unit: No. 625 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Kelstern
Died: Air Operations: (No. 625 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED938), Netherlands, 13 June 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Spanbroek Churchyard, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Charles and Margaret Ellen Lane, of Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Lismore NSW
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2243 hours on the night of 12/13 June 1944, Lancaster ED938 took off from Kelstern detailed to bomb Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Spanbroek in Noord-Brabant about 9 kms north west of Hoorn. Five of the crew members were killed and two became Prisoners of War.

The crew members of ED938 were:

Flight Sergeant Jeffrey Gordon Lane (25514) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant John David Lindsay (419074) (Rear Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 8 February 1946
Flight Sergeant Raymond Francis Ridge (417891) (Wireless Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 6 February 1946
Pilot Officer Alexander Gregory Scott (54182) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Leonard Thomas Victor Suffield (1583836) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Charles Stirling Dundas Tainsh (418513) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Alfred Ronald Williams (637452) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 25514
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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