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International Bomber Command Centre – Lincolnshire

 

From the website of the International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Hill, Lincoln .........

The Centre "serves as a point of recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command"

- views across Lincoln towards the City's Cathedral;
- Chadwick Centre - interactive displays to tell the story of Bomber Command; Centre named after the designer of the Lancaster Bomber;
- Memorial Spire - officially unveiled October 2015; 102 ft tall by 15 ft wide at base (= wingspan and width of wing of Lancaster Bomber); 73 tons; UK's tallest War Memorial;
- Wall of Names - surround the Memorial Spire, has 271 panels, each with engraved sheets of Corten Weathering Steel; almost 58,000 names of those who lost their lives whilst serving in Bomber Command, all of equal sacrifice so no rank or medals listed;
- Peace Gardens - two gardens - Lincolnshire Peace Garden with trees planted to represent 27 Bomber Command Stations in Lincolnshire during WW2, and the second International Peace Garden for the 62 nations who served in or supported Bomber Command;
- Ribbon of Remembrance - connects the Chadwick Centre to the Memorial Spire, framing the Memorial Avenue; each Yorkstone Scoutmoor stone (65 mm thickness) varies in dimensions and colour, so that no two stones are the same.

For detailed information - please refer to website... internationalbcc.co.uk ...and maybe subscribe to their email newsletter.

Links to views of the centre, and name for Pilot N C C LEITCH, 10 Squadron, Melbourne, Yorkshire. Leitch and crew crashed soon after take-off, 00:20 on 17 June 1944. The crew's Mid-Upper Gunner, C A R Dummer, was the older brother of the photographer, Harold Dummer. The sole survivor was Rear Gunner Mervyn John COLEMAN, who was then posted to 466 Squadron, Driffield. He eventually joined Peter Finley's Crew in the role of Mid-Upper Gunner. Finley and Crew, including Mervyn John COLEMAN, were later posted to 462 Squadron, Driffield. Gunner M J Coleman is no relation to Pilot Gerald Coleman, as listed below. The name Leitch is included because of his status as the first operational pilot for an Airman of 462 Squadron.

Link to Tile and Names for Pilot Gerald COLEMAN and Crew of Halifax MZ400, Z5-J, all KIA on 09 October 1944, night Op to Bochum.

The intention is to only add names to this page, if they are airmen or officers of 462 Squadron, OR with a close connection. If anyone has photos of any tiles or wall names for 462 Squadron, please make contact.

 

Vew of Lincoln from IBCC 4 September 2017
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 24 September 2017

View across Lincoln city, with the Centre's Spire behind the photographer. In the centre distance, the Lincoln Cathedral can be seen. On the horizon, to the left of the Cathedral, is the Castle.

 

Vew of Lincoln from IBCC 4 September 2017
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 24 September 2017

View across Lincoln city, with the IBCC's Spire behind the photographer. On the far left horizon is Lincoln Cathedral.

 

Spire and Name Panels, IBCC 24 July 2018
Photo used with the permission of Harold Dummer.

HD-01a: Harold Dummer at the International Bomber Command Centre, 24 July 2018, name Panels 217, 216, and 215, front right.

 

Spire and Name Panels, IBCC 24 July 2018
Photo used with the permission of Harold Dummer.

HD-12: Harold Dummer at the International Bomber Command Centre, 24 July 2018, standing beside Panels 041, 041, and 043 on the right, and Panel with surnames commencing with the letter "M" – Mordecai to Morton, front left.

 

Name Panel and view of LiIncoln from IBCC 24 July 2018
Photo used with the permission of Harold Dummer.

HD-07: Harold Dummer at the International Bomber Command Centre, 24 July 2018, beside the wall of surnames commencing with letter "A" – AARON to ALLAN. Lincoln Cathedral can be seen on the horizon. (Panel 00?, cut-off, possibly 001)

 

Name Panel at IBCC 24 July 2018
Photo used with the permission of Harold Dummer.

HD-10: Harold Dummer at the International Bomber Command Centre, 24 July 2018, beside the wall of surnames commencing with letter "H" – HADLOW to HANDFORD. (Panel 044)

 

Internal View of Spire, IBCC 24 July 2018
Photo used with the permission of Harold Dummer.

HD-08: International Bomber Command Centre, 24 July 2018, view inside the Spire, looking upwards.

 

Leitch NCC on Name Panel IBCC 24 July 2018
Photo used with the permission of Harold Dummer.

HD-01b: International Bomber Command Centre, 24 July 2018, Panel name for LEITCH NCC, of 10 Squadron, first Operational Pilot for Mervyn John COLEMAN, of 462 Squadron.

Pilot Officer Norman Colin Campbell LEITCH, 427001 RAAF
Pilot of Halifax LV825 ZA-G
KIA 17 June 1944

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Memorial Tile IBCC for Crew of Halifax MZ400, 462 Squadron (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

IN MEMORY OF
MZ400 CREW
462 SQUADRON

The Memorial Tiles are placed in a "Ribbon of Remembrance" on either side of the path from the Chadwick Centre, leading towards the Spire and the Name Walls.

 

Gerald COLEMAN, 178780 RAFVR, 462 Squadron, Name Panel at IBCC (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

COLEMAN G

Flying Officer Gerald COLEMAN, 178780 RAFVR
Pilot of Halifax MZ400 Z5-J
KIA 09 October 1944
462 Squadron

 

Philip Hedley Malcolm LEVEY, 429588 RAAF, 462 Squadron, Name Panel at IBCC (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

LEVEY PHM

Flight Sergeant Philip Hedley Malcolm LEVEY, 429588 RAAF
Navigator of Halifax MZ400 Z5-J
KIA 09 October 1944
462 Squadron

 

Alan James WARD, 1581798 RAFVR, 462 Squadron, Name Panel at IBCC (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

WARD AJ

Sergeant Alan James WARD, 1581798 RAFVR
Bomb Aimer of Halifax MZ400 Z5-J
KIA 09 October 1944
462 Squadron

 

John Newton TRESIDDER, 424477 RAAF, 462 Squadron, Name Panel at IBCC (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

TRESIDDER JN

Flight Sergeant John Newton TRESIDDER, 424477 RAAF
Wireless Operator of Halifax MZ400 Z5-J
KIA 09 October 1944
462 Squadron

 

Ronald Charles STOPP, 1892044 RAFVR, 462 Squadron, Name Panel at IBCC (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

STOPP RC

Sergeant Ronald Charles STOPP, 1892044 RAFVR
Flight Engineer of Halifax MZ400 Z5-J
KIA 09 October 1944
462 Squadron

 

Archibald James MOUAT, 1378208 RAFVR, 462 Squadron, Name Panel at IBCC (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

MOUAT AJ

Sergeant Archibald James MOUAT, 1378208 RAFVR
Mid-Upper Gunner of Halifax MZ400 Z5-J
KIA 09 October 1944
462 Squadron

 

Denis Roy MUXLOW, 1590607 RAFVR, 462 Squadron, Name Panel at IBCC (14 March 2018)
Photo used with the permission of Peter Muxlow.

International Bomber Command Centre, 14 March 2018

MUXLOW DR

Sergeant Denis Roy MUXLOW, 1590607 RAFVR
Rear Gunner of Halifax MZ400 Z5-J
KIA 09 October 1944
462 Squadron

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