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Arthur Grant Longwell

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Arthur Grant Longwell

February 14, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/93461

Age:

29

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

426 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Donald and Nettie Longwell, of Foxboro, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 182 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 18. G. 4-7.

Location:

The town of Nijmegen is 16 km south of Arnhem. JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is 4 km south west of Nijmegen, 1 km south of the main Grave-Nijmegen road. Folowing the A73 exit at the junction Nijmegen Wijchen taking following directions to Nijmegen along the A32b entering Nijmegen on the Graafseweg. On reaching the Industrieterrein a Commission signpost directs visitors to turn left onto the Weg Door Jonkerbos. Shortly after appears a further signpost showing the left hand turning onto Oude Mollenhutseweg. The JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is located on 150 metres after entering the Oude Mollenhutseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Arthur Grant Longwell is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Arthur Grant Longwell 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 Arthur Grant Longwell– Grant, from his sister Jean
  • Grave marker– (Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands)
Wellington aircraft X-3420 was airborne 1806 14 Feb 43 from Dishforth on a mission to Cologne, Germany.  Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 2100 5 km WSW of Roermond. All were initially taken to Venlo for burial. They have been subsequently re-interred in Jonkerbos War Cemetery. The crew were:  426 Sqdn Commander W/C S. S. Blanchard; Sgt K. W. Tutton (P2); P/O  P. W. Jeanneret;  Sgt A. G. Longwell; F/S J. H. Eveline, and Sgt P. M. Corley, RAF.

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