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Petit Courrière Cemetery

Détail

  • Nom
    Petit Courrière Cemetery
  • Lieu
    PETIT COURRIÈRE
  • Contribution
    BOUDOT Philippe
  • ID
    3112.3236

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War Cemeteries
Petit Courrière Cemetery
Petit Courrière Cemetery

The Petit Courrière cemetery houses the grave of flying officer Peter Norman Murton-Neale

Belgium has only been at war for 3 days and already one death on Assesse territory

May 13, 1940, in the early evening, a patrol made up of three Hurricanes from RAF 615 Squadron left the Vitry-en-Artols base and carried out a reconnaissance mission over the Namur sector The pilots were named Joseph R. Kayll (leader squadron) and Peter Norman Murton-Neale (flying officer) The identity of the third

is unknownA formation of Messerschmitt Bf 110sattacks the RAF patrolA brief battle ensues Peter Norman is the first casualty, fatally shot by Lieutenant Richard Marchfelderof the Stab /ZG1.
His plane crashes in a meadow at Petit-Courriere. Peter Norman was 23.

Curiously the Commonwealth War Graves Commission recorded his death as May 14, 1940. It is this date that is engraved on the aviator's grave

Contribution and photo credit Philippe Boudot
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Petit Courrière Cemetery
Petit Courrière Cemetery.
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Petit Courrière Cemetery
Petit Courrière Cemetery.
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Petit Courrière Cemetery
Petit Courrière Cemetery.
Cimetieres
Petit Courrière Cemetery
Petit Courrière Cemetery.
Cimetieres
Petit Courrière Cemetery
Petit Courrière Cemetery.
Cimetieres

Petit Courrière Cemetery

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