Sergeant James Langton - 426 Squadron  
   

Sergeant James Langton - RAFVR

 

Sergeant James Langton was serving as Flight Engineer on board Halifax Mk.VII NP709 coded OW-A during an operation to Oberhausen on November 1/2, 1944. The aircraft left Linton-on-Ouse at 1744hrs and is believed to have been shot down by flak, the entire crew was killed.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/O William Anderson

RCAF

Pilot

Toronto, Ontario

21

Sgt James Langton

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Scotland

20

F/O Gordon Mullin

RCAF

Navigator

-

-

Sgt Cyril Goble

RCAF

Bomb Aimer

Calgary, Alberta

22

Sgt Thomas Edgell

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

-

22

F/Sgt Leslie Griffith

RCAF

Air Gunner

-

24

F/Sgt John McLea

RCAF

Air Gunner

Hamilton, Ontario

19

 

 Sergeant James Langton RAFVR was born on the 5th of April 1924 in Dundee Royal Infirmary,Scotland,to James and Mary Ann Langton of Linlathen, Angus, Scotland. He had two sisters, Catherine and Isabel. James worked as an engineer before enlisting and was very popular with the ladies, with ice skating and dancing as his main hobbies.

 Pilot William Anderson is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, James Langton and the rest of the crew are buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

 

 

 
 

Photo courtesy of Maureen Little, research by Linda Ibrom.