Quiberville Cemetery

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Quiberville is a small village south of Dieppe.

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CWGC sign.

Quiberville Cemetery

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Quiberville Cemetery

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In the village grave yard are burials of several airman dated 1940 to 1941.
On the entrance is a "Commonwealth War Graves Commission sign. If I see these signs I always look in. There are several burials of RAF pilots and crew.

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CWGC sign.

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CWGC.

Quiberville Cemetery

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Quiberville Cemetery

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Graves of two airmen shot down over this area.
CWGC details of the cemetery here at Quiberville. Sergeant Peddie & Farrell were flying in a Blenheim possibly from RAF Thorney Island.
747834 Sergeant Andrew Liggat Peddie, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner in 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 31st August 1940, aged 24. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Donald Peddie, of Largs, Ayrshire. His headstone bears the inscription "To The Dear Memory Of "Drew" He Shall Grow Not Old As We That Are Left Grow Old"
1256990 Sergeant Denis James Farrell, Observer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 11th September 1941, aged 29. Son of William and Emily Farrell, of Teddington, Middlesex; husband of Kathleen Ellen Mona Farrell. His headstone bears the inscription "Their Names And Deeds Will Never Die"

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Sergeant Farrell observer, 11 September 1941. Age 29

Quiberville Cemetery

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TADEUSZ NOWAK 315 Squadron, 21st September 1941, age 27.
315 Squadron  as a part of 1 Polish Wing was designated to form top cover for 12 Blenheims. Take off at 2:30 pm. Led by S/Ldr Pietraszkiewicz. F/O Falkowski damaged one Bf-109 while Sgt Blok being all alone with few e/a, destroyed two. S/Ldr Pietraszkiewicz crash-landed his Spitfire and became a POW. P/O Lukaszewicz led the formation home. Over the channel, F/O Nowak R/T "May Day" and soon after that went straight to the sea. Flying from RAF Northolt.

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315 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Dębliński"
(No. 315 City of Dęblin, Polish Fighter Squadron).

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BRANCH, F/O G. R. 90137. British. 145 Squadron. Killed August 11th 1940
In 1937, Guy R. Branch while still a student pilot, was involved in a crash on take-off. He escaped from the blazing wreckage but realizing his instructor was still trapped, went back into the flames to pull him out. For this act he received the George Cross ECM. On the 8th of August 1940 he destroyed two Ju 87's. F/O G.R. Branch of No 145 Squadron was K.I.A. on the 11th of August 1940 in his Hurricane I (P2951) when he crashed into the sea off Swanage, at 10:30hrs. He was buried at Quiberville, France, aged 26.

 

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145 Squadron.

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F/O G. R. BRANCH.

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Hawker Hurricane.