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Heron, K.R., Sgt., 1944
In Coulvain Churchyard, Calvados, France, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1143288 Sergeant Kenneth Royston Heron, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 30/06/1944.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

Sgt. Heron was the Wireless Operator on Avro Lancaster I LL620 JI-T of 514 Squadron, which was lost on a mission to bomb a key road junction in the Villers-Bocage area. The Lancaster was hit by flak, which shot off the tail section. It crashed at Coulvain with the loss of all seven crew members.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1944; W.R. Chorley; 1997; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 91 1, page 310
and Striking Through Clouds The War Diary of 514 Squadron, R.A.F.; Hepworth & Porrelli; 2014; ISBN 978-1495440489, page 216

Kenneth Royston Heron is remembered in Byker on B95.06


The CWGC entry for Sergeant Heron

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk