Pathfinders 635 squadron crash

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Aug 15, 2022
Hi probably a long shot
But I’m looking for information on my grandad
Who was a navigator and pathfinder
On a Lancaster with the 635 squadron
Who died when was on their way back to uk
After a successful mission
The plane got hit and they decided to avoid a village in France but they lost their lives
The pilot was baseljet a Canadian
My grandad name was Ivan a hibbert
He received the D F C medal
I know it was in the victor comic titled the master bomber
I don’t know where is grave is or anything
My mum is daughter Anne hibbert
Wants to know more
As he died 2 days before she was born
Mum has pic if needed
Thanks for any information
Kate
 

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Lancaster crashed in France.
Flight Lieutenant Ivan Alderwin HIBBERT (149827) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

 

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Crew and plane Lancaster III ND811 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

Squadron Leader Ian Willoughby BAZALGETTE (118131) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

[Flight Sergeant Vernon Victor Russell LEEDER (419272) of the Royal Australian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant Ivan Alderwin HIBBERT (149827) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
 

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Welcome to the site.

If your grandfather's full name was Ivan Alderwin Hibbert who died on the 4th August 1944 this can help

 

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Complete story about the raid hit and crash.


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Yes I have seen the image as well. It can be found with the third link I posted above. There is also a shot of the crash site.

Also here the excerption from the site ..."

" In the afternoon, the bodies of Flight Lieutenant Hibbert and Flight Sergeant Leeder were extracted from the wreckage of the aircraft. Taken to the church of Senantes, it was decided that they would be buried with dignity in the village cemetery on the following Sunday.
But in the morning of this Sunday 6th August, while the population was preparing to pay tribute to the two airmen, the Germans took their bodies and buried them in the Beauvais-Marissel military cemetery."

The name of the cementery fits the one ( the first link ) with the grave number ... Marissel, French National Cemetery - Grave 317
 
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Thanks found a lot of info
Means a lot to my mum
Makes her feel closer to him


Pictures of the graves of these brave men
Thankyou

If I find the actual photo I will post it
 

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Aug 15, 2022
Lancaster crashed in France.
Flight Lieutenant Ivan Alderwin HIBBERT (149827) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Wow it’s all there even my mum and grandma is mentioned
Thanks again
Kate
Bazalgette won a VC for this action and his aircraft is commemorated at the Bomber Command Muaeum of Canada

 

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In my castle....
What I have in my Lancaster book....

ND811
No. 635 Squadron
F2-T
Karlsruhe 24/25-04-44
Duisburg 21/22-05-44
Lens 15/16-06-44
Wizernes 05/06-07-44
Missing
Trossy, St. Maximin 04/08/44
Daylight....
 

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