Flying Officer Lloyd Frederick QUINTON

Service No: 409443
Born: Prahran VIC, 21 August 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 44 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Dunholme Lodge
Died: Air Operations (No. 44 Squadron Lancaster aircraft JA703), Germany, 6 September 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Frederick and Rubie Quinton, of East St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 189, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2002 hours on the night of 5 September 1943 Lancaster JA703 took off from Dunholme Lodge to attack Mannheim, Germany. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed at Mannheim-Sandhofen on the east bank of the Rhine, and that all the crew were killed instantly in the crash. The remains of
Three crew members are buried at the Durnbach War Cemetery and in 1950 it was recorded that the remaining four members of the crew members had no known grave.

The crew members of JA703 were:

Sergeant David Edward Davies (978626) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Clifford Beecroft Edwards (1456665) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Kenneth Walter Chaplin (1035098) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Alexander McNair (156914) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Ernest Mosey (531870) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flying Officer Lloyd Frederick Quinton (409443) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer Donald Ewart Stiver (J/18138) (RCAF) (Pilot)


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 A705, 166/34/6

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