Lincoln, Edward James (Pilot Officer, b.1920 - d.1944)

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Accession Number PR05054
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Documents
Maker Lincoln, Edward James
Place made Australia, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1942-1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 426358 Pilot Officer Edward James Lincoln, 149 Squadron (RAF) RAAF. Collection consists of a flying log book covering the period 1942-44, recording training and flights taken in Australia, England and France. Pilot Officer Lincoln was killed was a crewman of a Short Stirling MkIII bomber (serial EF188) which took off from Methwold airfield at 2315 hours on 23 June 1944 to plant mines in French coastal waters off Brest, the particular area being code named 'Jellyfish'. They were shot down early the next morning (24 June 1944) by German flak defences and their Stirling crashed in farmland the vicinity of Plougonvelin (Finistere) 18 kilometres West South West of the French city of Brest. Lincoln is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) cemetery. He was one of three Australians onboard the bomber, the other two being 424361 Flight Sergeant Francis Patrick Joseph Brady and 408338 Flight Sergeant Robert John McQuitty.