Personnel Index - Detail
On the evening of Tuesday 7 September, a group of 49 Squadron armourers were returning from Lincoln on the train having had a 'session' in their local, possibly the "Adam and Eve" at the top of Lindum Hill (the licensee of this hostelry happened to be a 49 Squadron Armourer). Using the ferry to cross over to the Fiskerton side, the short journey became a boisterous one, and some members fell into the Witham and became trapped under the ferry. Tragically two airmen perished in the water before they could be rescued.
Both victims came from the London area; AC.1 George Archie Bown was 32 and is buried in the City of London Cemetery, Aldersbrook Road and 22 year-old LAC John Desmond Cousins is in Hampstead Cemetery.