745535, Sergeant (Pilot), Edgar James ANDREWS
50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Born in Newmarket on 4th January 1918 [Newmarket 3b:634] of Edward James and Annie Elizabeth ANDREWS (née Blake) of "The Bull", High Street, Newmarket.
In the 1939 register Edgar, a mapping assistant in the Civil Service Land Registry, was apparently home on leave at the Bull Hotel, High Street, Newmarket, with his father Edward [16-10-1892] hotel proprietor; mother Annie E [18-11-1895]; sister Audrey J [19-9-1920], a shorthand typist, later Mrs CRAIG, and grandmother Hannah BLAKE [16-11-1858].
He took off from RAF Lindholme in Handley Page Hampden X2993 c/s VN-T. Mission, to bomb Berlin, but was shot down by a nightfighter near Kalbe(between Hannover and Berlin).P/O Davies was also killed but Sgts Hurrell and Lee were taken prisoner and survived the war and eventually were repatriated. They were shot down by Hauptmann Werner Streib commanding 1/NJG 1 at 03.05 hrs
Initially buried in Wald Friedhof, Altmersleben, they were moved to Berlin on 27th June 1947.
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