IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit to Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
ALLEMONT (Le rivier) Communal Cemetery (Isere France)
|Front, L. to R.: Mrs Doris Jean Leigh-Mallory -
Sit T. L. Leigh-Mallory - J. C. Burnett - C. G. D. Lancaster - J. E. M.
Burgess - H. J. Chandler - K. A. Mooring
Back, L. toR.: P. Chinn - A. J. Enser - J. A. Casey
Here are the graves of Sir Trafford Leigh Mallory,
his wife, his closest staff and crew of Avro Lancaster 685 York that took
him to India where he would take his next command. The plane had to follow
a route from England and through Cherbourg, Toulouse, Corsica and Napoli.
He turned away 45 miles to the east with unknown explanation and was caught
in a storm of snow and ice and crashed into the tops of massive Belledonne
(Isère). The villagers of Allemont Rivier, cloistered at home by
the freak weather, heard the sound of aircraft engines, then a loud explosion
and thought that all aircraft had slammed into the mountain opposite where
the research was companies, in vain. Anyway, the wreckage and the bodies
were quickly covered with snow. The discovery was in June 1945, six months
|Photo Courtesy Alain Octavie (Fr)
|Sqn/Ldr Charles Lancaster DFC & Bar||Sgt Harold Chandler||F/Lt Keith Mooring|
|Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh Leigh-Mallory KCB CB DSO||F/Lt Peter Chinn|
BURGESS JOHN ELLIS MORTON
United Kingdom Corporal Royal Air Force Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 523400 A.5.
BURNETT JOHN CHALMERS
United Kingdom Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 967906 A.3.
CASEY JOHN AUSTRAL
Australian Flight Lieutenant Royal Australian Air Force Age: 29 Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 403555 B.3.
CHANDLER HAROLD JOHN
United Kingdom Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 42 Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 1618502 A.6.
United Kingdom Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 20 Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 107984 B.1.
ENSER ALFRED JOHN
United Kingdom Flying Officer (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 29 Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 169052 B.2.
LANCASTER CHARLES GORDON DRAKE
United Kingdom Squadron Leader (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 32 Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 75989 A.4.
LEIGH-MALLORY Sir TRAFFORD LEIGH
United Kingdom Air Chief Marshal Royal Air Force Allied Air Commander-in-Chief South East Asia Sec. formerly Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Fighter Command Age: 52 Date of Death: 14/11/1944 A.2.
MOORING KEITH ALAN
United Kingdom Flight Lieutenant (Nav.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 24 Date of Death: 14/11/1944 Service No: 126892 A.7.
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