1874036, Sergeant (Air Gunner), Peter Edward MILLINGTON
Aged 21

115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Killed in Action Thursday 8th June 1944

Born in Q2-1923 [Newmarket 3b:776], the son of Edward and Sybil Rosalind MILLINGTON (née THAIN
A pupil at Newmarket Secondary School and was one of their best swimmers.

In the 1939 register at 1 Victoria Villas, Exning Road, Newmarket were his father Edward [14-11-1896] solicitor's managing clerk/ARP warden and his mother, Sybil R [25-12-1899]. There are 2 closed records.

He was killed on his 23rd operational flight.
Peter was on Lancaster MkIII, ND760, c/sign A4-K which took off from RAF Witchford at 00:31 on 8th June 1944 on Operation Chevreuse to bomb railway targets. They were shot down by a nightfighter and exploded with the bomb load, over Puteaux in the NW suburbs of Paris, much of the debris falling on the Quai Lahonal. The crew, captained by P/O Charles Quinton, were Sgt Ronald Fielding ; Flt Sgt E F Richardson; Sgt RA Milligan; Flt Sgt WA Crawford; Sgt GM Edwards, and Peter. All were killed. Of the 122 Lancasters on this raid 6 failed to return, all from 115 Squadron.

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© photo courtesy Isabelle & Guillaume van der Wende

Peter is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery, France Ref- plot 16. row 9.Coll Grave 2-3
also commemorated on the Exning Road plaque, now kept in the Exning Road Working Mens Club

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