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Lloyd Woodrow Powell

In memory of:

Flying Officer Lloyd Woodrow Powell

June 17, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15339

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

412 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Son of Tennyson Arthur Powell and Gladys Angie Powell (nee Rand) of Edmonton Alberta. Brother of Donald Arthur, Laurence Rand, Evelyn Victoria, Genevieve Eileen, June Alberta and Lois Beryl Powell.

Husband of Christina Mary Powell of Darlington County Durham, United Kingdom.

Commemorated on Page 204 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 174.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:
IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of LLOYD WOODROW POWELL– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Lloyd and Christina in London 1942. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– 19 March 1943 412 Canadian Squadron, returning from a sweep over enemy territory, F/O L.W. "Pip" Powell, D.F.C., train-busting ace from Edmonton, Alta., describes to one of the ground crew, LAC W. Coutts, Melfort, Sask., how he and other members of the squadron raked a convoy with cannon fire.
  • Photo of LLOYD WOODROW POWELL– 19 March 1943 - 412 Canadian Squadron.   F/O L.W. "Pip" Powell, D.F.C., train-busting ace from Edmonton, Alta. standing proudly in front of his Spitfire fighter.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Edmonton Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Edmonton Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Entrance - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Stone of Remembrance - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Panels - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Inscription– Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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