Flight Lieutenant Cecil Raymond MACE

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 39467 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: 1937
Unit: No. 105 Squadron (RAF), Villeneuve-les-Verrus, France
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 105 Squadron Battle I aircraft P2250), France, 31 March 1940, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wilmile, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry E. and Frances L. Mace, of Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. Pharmaceutical Chemist
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Flight Lieutenant Mace was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 5 January 1937.

During night flying on 31 March 1940, Battle P2250 spun into the ground, probably near Champigneul-Champagne (Marne) on the west bank of the River Somme-Soude, 16 km east south east of Epernay, France. Both crew members were killed.

The crew members of P2250 were:

Corporal Frank Coughtrey (533672) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Cecil Raymond Mace (39467) (RAF) (Pilot)


Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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