Prescott, A I

  • Name on memorial: Prescott, A I
  • Memorial panel: Centre
  • Full name: Prescott, Albert Ivor
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service details: 1350917, 514 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Age at death: 22
  • Date of death: 21/11/1944
  • Birth place: Reading
  • Parents: Albert Fred and Bertha Eva Prescott, of Banbury
  • Mother's maiden name: Hazelwood
  • Parents' marriage details: Warwick Jun-15
  • Wife: unknown
  • Wife's maiden name: unknown
  • Marriage details: unknown
  • Additional information:
    A I Prescott was killed when his Lancaster LM684 JI-C crashed during the Homberg Raid on 21st November 1944.
    LM684 was one of three 514 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See: NG121; PD265. Airborne 1245 from Waterbeach. Crashed 1 km NW of Moers. All were buried locally. They have been subsequently re-interred in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
    F/O R.F.Limbert DFC KIA, Sgt R.Scott KIA, F/O H.L.Hallam DFC KIA, F/O A.R.L.Lundie KIA, F/S D.Bolton KIA, Sgt A.I.Prescott KIA, Sgt C.Stepney KIA.
    Mr Simon Hepworth, whilst researching the death of his great-Uncle, F/S Gosnold, F/E of PD265 who was KIA on this operation, discovered an eye-witness from an adjacent aircraft who states that this aircraft was destroyed by its newly dropped 'cookie' being struck by another bomb and exploding underneath the aircraft.

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