Pilot Officer Lloyd Beer - 408 Squadron  
   

Pilot Officer Lloyd Stuart Beer - RCAF

 

 Pilot Officer Lloyd Beer was serving as Bomb Aimer on board Lancaster Mk.II DS791 coded EQ-F during an operation to Augsburg on February 25/26, 1944. The aircraft left Linton-on-Ouse at 2111hrs, but failed to return.

 Six of the seven men in the crew were killed, inlcluding P/O Lloyd Beer.

 The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
F/L William Smith RCAF Pilot Toronto, Ontario 22
P/O Fred Crofts RAFVR Flight Engineer Forfar, Angus 21
F/O Cyril Ridgers RCAF Navigator Hamilton, Ontario 27
P/O Lloyd Beer RCAF Bomb Aimer - -
F/Sgt Ronald Bowler RAFVR W/Op/AG Leicester 23
P/O Clarence Draper RCAF M/U Gunner Elgin, Manitoba 28
F/Sgt D. Mullock - POW RCAF Rear Gunner - -

 In a sad twist of fate Lloyd and his crew were nearly completed their tour of operations when they were shot down, they had previously completed 27 trips. Lloyd's brother Robert would also serve in Bomber Command and completed a tour of operations with 431 Squadron.

 Lloyd and the five other men in his crew that lost their lives are buried in Durnback War Cemetery.

 

 

 
 

Photo courtesy of Robert Beers, special thanks to Bill Heron.