LEESON Archibald 42065

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Archibald LEESON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 42065 (RAF)
Born: Perth WA, 1912
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 500 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 500 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z6041), Norfolk, 7 July 1941, Aged 29 Years
Buried: St Mary’s Churchyard, Great Bircham, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Agnes Leeson; husband of Ellen Leeson
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 7 July 1941 Blenheim aircraft Z6041 took off for practice flying and was shot down by an intruder aircraft at 0200 hours while landing at Docking, Norfolk.

The crew members of Z6041 were:

Flying Officer Archibald Leeson (42065) (RAF) (Pilot and Aircraft Captain)
Sergeant Cyril Victor Pearce (755745) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer Ronald William Vernon Smith (81035) (RAFVR)

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
McNeill R (Ross), Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1941, Midland Publishing UK, 2003
Newton, Dennis First Impact, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
WA Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages On Line