Peter Edward DREW
Royal Air Force
Thursday 01 August 1940
Son of Bertie Clephane Hawley Drew and Edith Drew; husband of Denzil Elizabeth Drew.
BIVILLE CHURCHYARD, Manche, France.
Biville is a village and commune near the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsula, 18 kilometres west-south-west of Cherbourg. There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war here, in the north-western part of the churchyard, near the west wall.
No. of Identified Casualties
236 Squadron, Coastal Command, 01 August 1940.
Mission: Bomber Escort of an operation to Cherbourg. Take off at 15:05 from the base of Thorney Island.
Bleinheim IVF N3601 FA-'K'
Squadron Leader Peter Edward DREW (RAF, Pilot)
Flying Officer Benjamin NOKES-COOPER (RAF, Air Gunner)
Last seen diving to attack over the airfield of Querqueville, Normandy, France at 17h15 and was possibly shot down by either flak or Oberleutnant Adolph of III/JG27. Flying Officer NOKES-COOPER was the Squadron Signals Officer.
An other 236 Squadron aircraft was lost:
Bleinheim IVF R2774 FA-'N'
Pilot Officer Bryan Martin McDONOUGH (RAF, Pilot)
Sergeant Frederick Arthur Percy HEAD (RAFVr, Air Gunner)
Officer Benjamin NOKES-COOPER, age 32, is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery (XXIX.
Pilot Officer Bryan Martin McDONOUGH, age 23, & Sergeant Frederick Arthur Percy HEAD are commemorated on Runnymede Memorial (Panels 9 & 15)
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© Royal Air force Coastal Command Losses of Second World War by Ross McNEILL
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