Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Francis Edward Good

In memory of:

Flying Officer Francis Edward Good

August 26, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/22356

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

90 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 318 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

6. A. 6.

Location:

Durnbach is a village 16 kilometres east of Bad Tolz, a town 48 kilometres south of Munich. Durnbach War Cemetery is 3 kilometres north of the village Gmund am Tegernsee. Using the A8 from Munich, turn off at the junction Holzkirchen, taking the 318 road in the direction of Gmund am Tegernsee. At the crossroads with the 472, turn left in the direction of Miesbach. The cemetery is situated approximately 500 metres on the left from the 318/472 crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial – Flying Officer Francis Edward Good is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Flying Officer Francis Edward Good is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery – Photo of Durnbach cemetery (CWGC)
F/O Francis Edward "Eddie" Good was Navigator on Lancaster ME 802, 90 (RAF) Sqdn.   His brother, F/O Harold Robert Good was Navigator on Lancaster PA 989 in 626 (RAF) Sqdn.  They were the sons of Mr. &  Mrs. Edward Good of Red Deer, AB.

On the 1916 census for Red Deer, Alberta, there is Edward and his wife Martha with children Walter age 5; Francis E. age 4; Harold R. age 2; and sister Kathleen 1 month.

On the night of August 25/26, 1944, both brothers were on the same raid to Russelsheim, Germany.  Tragically both were lost.  Crash and crew information was found on www.lostbombers.co.uk

F/O Eddie Good was airborne 4 minutes before his brother.  Lancaster ME 802, #90 (RAF) Sqdn, was airborne 2023 25 Aug 44 from RAF Tuddenham. Crew consisted of RCAF P/O W. J. Hope DFC, age 20, from Ottawa; and RAF crew members: S/L H. P. Lee-Warner DFC AFC, age 31; P/O H. Wilson; Sgt's J. S. Holdcroft and M. Kieff; and F/S J. R. Court of the RNZAF.

His brother’s aircraft, Lancaster PA 989 of #626 (RAF) Sqdn was airborne 2027 25 Aug 44 from RAF Wickenby. Cause of loss and crash-site not established. The crew consisted of  RCAF F/O Good and P/O (WAG) Jas. A. Perdue, age 21, from Edmonton; also RAF Sgt A. G. Kerr.  Four crew members survived the crash and were taken Prisoners of War. They were:  RCAF F/O's J. T. Farrell and R. L. Harris, and RAF Sgt's J. Keil and A. Loveridge.

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