Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leonard Earl Goodkey

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Leonard Earl Goodkey

February 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/19575

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

626 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Charles and Elsie Goodkey, of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MARSAL (MOSELLE) CHURCHYARD
Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 1-2.

Location:

Marsal is a village and commune 50 kilometres south-east of Metz.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Leonard Earl Goodkey is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Leonard Earl Goodkey is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Group Photo– Photo of crew courtesy of the Wickenby Register and the Wickenby Memorial Collection
Standing, Left to Right: Bob Edgeworth; H. BINDER RCAF; Peter Young
; Ken Macey.
Kneeling, Left to Right:  J. Hutchinson; Len GOODKEY RCAF; A. Hodgson.
P/O Leonard Goodkey was Navigator on Lancaster LL 797 of #626 (RAF) Sqdn. From www.lostbombers.co.uk:  "[LL797] Took part in the Key Operations against Berlin 15/16 Feb 44 and Leipzig 19/20 Feb 44. When lost against Schweinfurt 24/25 Feb had a total of 21 hours. Airborne 1810 24 Feb 44 from Wickenby for the final sortie of their first tour of operations and carrying a second pilot for operational experience. Crashed at Marsal (Moselle), 10 km SE of Chateau-Salins, France. All are buried in the churchyard at Marsal F/O J. P .Hutchinson DFC RAAF KIA Sgt B. R. Bowditch (P2) KIA Sgt A. Hodgson KIA P/O L. E. Goodkey RCAF KIA F/O P. H. W. Young KIA Sgt R. Edgeworth KIA F/S H. F. Binder RCAF KIA F/S K. J. Macey KIA "

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