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George Edward Stevenson

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II George Edward Stevenson

February 26, 1944

Klelund Plantage, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

R/124239

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

431 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Thomas and Margaret Stevenson, of Wawanesa, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 452 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a 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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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GEORGE EDWARD STEVENSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II George Edward Stevenson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II George Edward Stevenson 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
  • Photo of George Edward Stevenson– Photo courtesy of www.flensted.eu.com
  • Group Photo– Photo courtesy of www.flensted.eu.com
  • 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
  • Memorial– Shortly after the crash a cross was erected on the crash site by Forrester Madsen and on 5/5 1946 a memorial stone was inaugurated on the same spot.
courtesy www.flensted.eu.com

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