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Edward Clayton Howey

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Edward Clayton Howey

February 26, 1944


Klelund Plantage, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

J/88603

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

431 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of James and Mary Howey, of Chatsworth, Ontario; husband of Jean Howey.

Commemorated on Page 339 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave A. 8. 24-25

Location:

Esbjerg is a port in south-western Jutland. ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY is about 3 kilometres to the north of the town, off the road to Hjerting, along the Gravlundvej.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Edward Clayton Howey is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Edward Clayton Howey 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
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Photos and excerpt of story used with permission courtesy Air War Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com

Halifax V LK705 from 431 (RCAF) Sqn took off at 20:27 from Croft on a Gardening (Mining) operation in the Baltic Sea.  It was attacked by a German night fighter while flying at 5000 metres altitude and crashed at 23.43 hours in the Klelund plantation killing the crew of seven.
They were laid to rest in two graves in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 3/3 1944.
They were:
F/S (P) Edward C. Howey RCAF
F/S (N) George E. Stevenson RCAF
F/S (AG) Alexander M. Munro RCAF
Sgt (AG) Leo T. Wardell RCAF 
Sgt.  (AB) Alexander D. MacGillivray RAF
Sgt (W/Op)  Raymond L. Bates RAF
Sgt. (FE). Edward R. Metcalf, RAF
  • Photo of Edward Howey– Photo courtesy of www.flensted.eu.com
  • Memorial– On 5/5 1946 a memorial stone was inaugurated at crash site.
Photo courtesy www.flensted.eu.com
  • Group Photo– Photo courtesy of www.flensted.eu.com

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