Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY (photo added)

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Rank Flight Lieutenant
Forenames ALAN FRANCIS
Surname PAVEY (photo added)
Initials A F
Place of Birth LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Sunday, 07 September 1919
Date of Death Thursday, 27 July 1944
Age 24
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From BARNET, HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 119252
Force Royal Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 122 (Royal Air Force) Squadron
Military Honours and Awards DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Place of Burial/Commemoration LES PREAUX CHURCHYARD
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location
Previous Place(s) of Burial SAINT MICHAEL CHURCHYARD (location unknown)
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL SAMUEL PAVEY, MILITARY CROSS (MC), AND EVA MARY PAVEY, OF HOVE SUSSEX; HUSBAND OF BEATRICE PAVEY, OF BARNET, HERTFORD (HERTFORDSHIRE).

Additional Information

 

 

ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY was born in Stamford Street South East London on Sunday 7th September 1919.1

 

Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY, DFC, was on an armed reconnaissance mision in a Noth American P-51 Mustang, Mark III, FZ167, on the morning of Thursday the 27th July 1944. He was killed during combat with Messerscmitt (ME) Bf109s and Focke-Wulf Fw190s near Pont L'Eveque. He was initially buried in St Michael Churchyard [location unknown], but his body was later exhumed and reburied in LES PREUX CHURCHYARD.2

 

He had flown out of Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) B12 at Ellon, Calvados, Normandy, situated to the north-east of where JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, CHOUAIN is now located.

 

 

Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY,
TAKEN ON HIS WEDDING DAY IN 1942.

 

 

Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY's
Original cross grave marker, 1945.

 

 

Eva, mother of Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY
visiting his grave in 1964.

 

 

Mayor of Les Préaux, Eure, Normandy (left) and
Colin Sinclair, cousin of Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY,
Laying flowers at his grave 8th MAY 2014.

 

 

References
1. Additional information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Colin Sinclair, cousin of Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY.
2. Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 3 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1944-1945 (incorporating Air Defence Great Britin and 2nd Tactical Air Force). p.73. Published by Midland Publishing. 2000. By Norman L R Franks.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Colin Sinclair, cousin of Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY.
Individual photograph: Colin Sinclair, cousin of Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY.
Additional photographs provided by: Colin Sinclair, cousin of Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY.
Additional information provided by: Colin Sinclair, cousin of Flight Lieutenant ALAN FRANCIS PAVEY, Carl Shilleto and  Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 3 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1944-1945 (incorporating Air Defence Great Britin and 2nd Tactical Air Force). p.73. Published by Midland Publishing. 2000. By Norman L R Franks.

 

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