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Alexander James Simpson

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Alexander James Simpson

May 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/114570

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

428 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of John and Margaret A. Simpson, of Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 213 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DISHFORTH CEMETERY
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 74.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Alexander James Simpson is 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
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Alexander James Simpson is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Dishforth Cemetery, N. Yorkshire (CWGC)
[From http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/he177.html and used with permission of Rich Allenby]
Wellington HE 177 of 428 Sqdn had taken off at 22.07 hours on a mine laying trip.  The pilot tried to land at RCAF East Moor on its return but overshot the runway and crashed at 02.35 hrs. Four were killed in the crash. The aircraft ended up at right angles to the runway in the fields beyond the end of the runway.
With the Pilot, F/S Simpson, were the following crew: F/O (BA) Arlie B. Douglas, 31, from Edmonton; F/S (N) Stanley Frewen, age 23, Winnipeg; Sgt. (WAG) Alfred J. Grenon, age 25, Neepawa, Man.
The rear gunner, Sgt. A. J. Howes, survived the crash.
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