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Clare Arthur Hovemden Connor

In memory of:

Flying Officer Clare Arthur Hovemden Connor

November 4, 1940

Military Service


Service Number:

40892

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

83 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Son of Arthur and Grace Connor; husband of Betty Cave Connor (nee Collyer).

Commemorated on Page 602 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BRATTLEBY (ST. CUTHBERT) CHURCHYARD
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

N/A

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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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– Flying Officer Clare Arthur Hovemden Connor is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Clare Arthur Hovemden Connor is also commemorated 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– From the Toronto Star October 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1940. Submitted from the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Clare Arthur Hovemden– Clare Connor, walking in downtown Toronto.
  • Photo of Clare Arthur Hovemden (2)– Clare Connor at a formal dress ball.
  • Photo of Clare Arthur Hovemden (3)– A portrait of Flying Officer Clare Connor.
  • Photo of Clare Arthur Hovemden (4)– Flying Officer Clare Connor (r) shakes the hand of his radio operator John Hannah, in front of Buckingham Palace, where the two men received medals from King George in a private investiture.
  • Photo of Clare Arthur Hovemden (5)– Flying Officer Clare Connor (r) and his radio operator John Hannah stand in front of the Hampton Bomber Connor had been piloting during a bombing mission over Antwerp.

The plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire but Connor managed to fly it back to RAF Scampton, earning himself the Distinguished Flying Cross and Hannah the Victoria Cross.
  • Photo of Clare Arthur Hovemden (6)– Flying Officer Clare Connor.
  • Photo of Clare Arthur Hovemden (7)– Flying Officer Clare Connor.
  • Photo of Mr. and Mrs Clare Arthur Hovemden– Clare Connor and his wife Betty walk to
Buckingham Palace for Connor's investiture. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross while his radio operator, John Hannah, was presented with the Victoria Cross.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • St. Cuthbert's Church– St. Cuthbert's Church, in Brattleby, Lincolnshire, Clare Connor is buried in the church yard there.
  • Grave– Clare Connor's grave.

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